Locum tenens, which loosely translates as “to hold a place”, is an arrangement that gives obstetrician-gynecologists exceptional freedom and flexibility. Healthcare facilities hire locum tenens OB/GYNs to fill in for doctors on leave, establish new lines of service and fulfill seasonal shortages or longer-term needs. With an assignment as a locum tenens OB/GYN, you can enjoy the various benefits of this type of arrangement such as:
The reported salary of an OB/GYN varies based on specialization, geographic location, healthcare setting and credentials. OB/GYNs can sub-specialize in maternal-fetal medicine, reproductive endocrinology, gynecologic oncology and urogynecology – and having a sub-specialty can increase your earning potential.
As for the salary range of an OB/GYN for 2018, Medscape reports an average of $300,000 and Payscale reports an average of $217,000. Hourly compensation for locum tenens OB/GYN jobs reflects the OB/GYN salary range but does not feature perks such as travel and housing reimbursement and medical liability insurance.
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has previously reported that while the U.S. population is steadily increasing, the number of graduating OB/GYN residents is growing only minimally. ACOG also reports that projected demand for OB/GYNs varies geographically, from a 27% rise in demand in Nevada to an 11% drop in demand in West Virginia. Certain states like Florida, North Carolina, Texas and Nevada are expected to experience a rising population of adult women and therefore, will have a greater need for OB/GYN providers – including locum tenens OB/GYNs.
There are locum tenens obstetrics & gynecology jobs in a range of settings which include:
Moreover, there are opportunities with many areas of focus including:
If you’re ready to find the ideal locum tenens OB/GYN job, look for a locum tenens company that features a variety of assignments in a range of locations. The company should offer paid travel and housing, competitive pay and medical liability coverage. Look for helpful and knowledgeable recruiters that are excited to help you locate your perfect assignment. Finally, find a company with the awards and accolades to back up their claims.
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