Locum Tenens CRNA Professional Profile

Locum tenens is a Latin term that means “to hold a place”. Healthcare facilities have traditionally used locum tenens providers to fill in for other professionals who are on vacation or a leave of absence. Over time, locum assignments have evolved to include startups of new service lines and long-term staffing needs. There is growing demand for advanced practitioners who want to work locum tenens assignments. With the advantages and perks associated with locums work, CRNAs can find a wealth of professional adventure and growth in this career.

Working as a locum tenens CRNA is the perfect way to:

  • Discover new areas of the country
  • Gain specialized experience
  • Find your ideal work setting
  • Enjoy a sense of freedom and flexibility
  • Pick up part-time work and earn extra income
  • Serve patients in underserved communities
  • Build your network of healthcare professionals

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median salary for a CRNA was $169,450 as of May 2017. Locum tenens CRNA hourly reimbursements vary according to location, specialty, urgency, qualifications and experience.

Locum tenens CRNAs are needed in various healthcare settings including:

  • Hospitals
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
  • Government Health Care Facilities

Yes! The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has noted that job growth for CRNAs is expected to grow by 31% by 2024, much faster than average.

To find the best locum tenens company, look for one that features diverse positions in a variety of locations. The company should offer competitive compensation, paid travel, housing and medical liability insurance. Its recruiters must be enthusiastic, informed, connected and eager to match you with your ideal locum tenens assignment. Partner with a company that has rave reviews, multiple healthcare staffing awards and an established and respected presence within the industry.

At Cross Country Locums, we are proud to offer:

  • A++ rated comprehensive professional liability insurance
  • Fast, convenient, electronic direct deposit
  • Access to many nationwide locum positions through our extensive network
  • A wide range of assignments of varying length
  • Experience in staffing since 1987
  • A stellar reputation
  • Staffing awards that include the Diamond Award, Clearly Rated Best of Staffing
  • NCQA-certified CVO to assist with onboarding and risk management
  • Great testimonials and excellent reviews

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