What is a Locum Tenens CRNA?

What is a Locum Tenens CRNA?

Locum tenens is a Latin term translating to "to hold the place of." Locum tenens play an indispensable role in mitigating healthcare staffing shortages on a national scale. As a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) specializing in locum tenens, you assume a pivotal responsibility in bridging staffing gaps at hospitals, clinics, private practices, and diverse healthcare establishments.

It is estimated that we will need around 30,200 new APRNs annually through 2031 that are prepared in master's and doctoral programs. In addition, employment for CRNAs is expected to rise by 11.8%, creating about 5,300 new job opportunities in the field between 2021 and 2031. This demand will be propelled by a convergence of factors, notably an escalated focus on preventive care and heightened demand for surgical procedures from an aging population. Locum tenens play a critical role in effectively alleviating these growing staffing shortages.

By utilizing locum tenens CRNAs, healthcare facilities can ensure that there is adequate staffing to meet the surgical needs of the aging population and prevent any disruptions in the delivery of care. This not only improves patient outcomes but also helps to alleviate the strain on the existing workforce of CRNAs. As a locum tenens CRNA, you help bridge the gap and help maintain a smooth workflow within the healthcare system! 

Why Work as a Locum Tenens CRNA?

As a locum CRNA, you experience the advantage of work-life balance through the flexibility to choose your schedule, hours, and the duration of your assignments. A career as a locum tenens CRNA offers the opportunity to balance your professional responsibilities with your personal life, mitigating the likelihood of burnout while allowing you enhanced control over your career trajectory.

The locum tenens CRNA lifestyle releases you from administrative burdens and allows for increased control over your workload, leaving time for other hobbies or interests. Whether you're passionate about research, travel, or simply spending time enjoying the activities you love, locum CRNA opportunities provide the flexibility and autonomy to pursue those passions outside of work.

As a CRNA locum tenens, you have the option to travel 10 or 3,000 miles, exploring diverse healthcare settings in vibrant cities or quaint rural areas. If you love traveling and making a difference in communities experiencing anesthesia staffing shortages, working CRNA locum tenens is a fantastic way to blend the two. As a bonus, Medicus handles all the logistics, allowing you to focus on caring for patients and enjoying your new location.

If you prefer to strike a balance between your career and personal commitments, locum CRNA jobs are also available close to home, allowing you to maintain a work-life balance and serve your local community while staying close to family and friends.

Whether you are drawn to the allure of far-off places or the familiarity of your own neighborhood, CRNA locum tenens offers a range of opportunities tailored to suit your lifestyle and professional goals while continuing to make a difference in communities in need of anesthesia services.

If you're a CRNA who prefers to practice independently, CRNA locums positions offer you the flexibility to customize your assignments to align with your career aspirations.

As an independent practicing locum CRNA, you will have the opportunity to work in areas where your specific skills and expertise are in the highest demand. Independent locum CRNA jobs offer the opportunity to sharpen your critical thinking abilities and clinical proficiencies, as you'll be responsible for the entire spectrum of anesthesia care, ranging from evaluating patients to overseeing their recovery after surgery. Practicing independently can provide a deep sense of both professional and personal fulfillment, all while allowing you to retain full control over your own career path.

Locum CRNA jobs provide the opportunity for CRNAs to enhance their income while making a difference in communities with an increased need for anesthesia services. CRNA locum jobs tend to have the ability to secure higher hourly wages compared to working permanent CRNA jobs. The increase in pay is primarily driven by the heightened demand for anesthesia services in certain areas, driving up compensation levels.

By working as a locum tenens CRNA, you not only tap into lucrative earning potential but also play a crucial role in bridging gaps in the demand for anesthesia services. By stepping in to provide much-needed support, you contribute to improving the continuity of patient care in communities in need. Locum tenens CRNA is a fulfilling way to make a positive impact while enjoying the financial benefits of CRNA locum jobs.

As a CRNA locum, you can enhance your clinical knowledge and skills beyond what permanent CRNA jobs offer. By working in diverse settings that may not be easily accessible near your home base, you're able to deepen and broaden your skillset while gaining exposure to a variety of patient populations.

Working CRNA locums provides an opportunity for you to collaborate with a diverse group of professionals nationwide. By working alongside clinical experts and building valuable networking connections, you can broaden your horizons and gain insights from different perspectives. Collaborating with other CRNA professionals not only helps expand your clinical knowledge but also fosters a strong and supportive professional network, contributing to your professional growth.

Why Work as a Locum Tenens CRNA with Medicus?

By selecting Medicus as your partner in CRNA locums, you gain the advantage of a dedicated team of industry experts committed to assisting you in navigating the dynamic CRNA job market. Our services go beyond the traditional scope of a locum tenens agency, offering a broader range of opportunities.

In addition to traditional locum tenens assignments, we provide consulting services, interim leadership roles, and program launches. These unique opportunities allow you to leverage your anesthesia skills and experiences to positively impact the organizations you are assigned to.

Whether you work as a locum CRNA full-time or alongside your permanent CRNA job, Medicus gives you the freedom to shape your career according to your preferences. You have the flexibility to decide when, where, and how you want to practice. Together, we help you make a difference in the lives of others while achieving optimal work-life balance and financial comfort.

Here are a Few Reasons Why You Should Work CRNA Locums with Medicus:

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  • Dedicated locum CRNA recruiter invested in your success.
  • Competitive CRNA rates.
  • Comprehensive medical malpractice coverage.
  • Travel Planner to book all locum CRNA arrangements.
  • Licensing Coordinator to renew and obtain new licenses.
  • Credentialing Contact to streamline the locum tenens CRNA process and ensure you are ready to begin work.
  • A personalized portal to track CRNA assignment details from start to finish.
  • Get paid by submitting timesheets through the Medicus portal.
  • You are eligible to enroll in the My Medicus Loyalty Program after your first shift.
  • Personalized health benefits in addition to financial and legal support services.
  • Travel rewards and perks.
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What it's Like to Work as a Locum CRNA with Medicus,
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Mark your Calendars

American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology 2024 Annual Congress

AANA 2024

The AANA Annual Congress is the biggest Nurse Anesthesiology education and networking event! Connect and discuss with peers and colleagues on the latest advancements in CRNA education, practice, and research through informative sessions that refresh and expand your clinical skills and knowledge!

  • Date: August 2-6, 2024
  • Location: San Diego Convention Center 111 Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Registration for the conference is now open! To register, click here.

We invite you to learn more about the 2024 AANA Annual Congress here.

While attending the conference, be sure to visit the Medicus Team at booth #721

View our current CRNA job openings

Locum CRNA Opportunity in Daytona, Florida

  • Posted 9 days ago
  • Florida
  • CRNA
  • Anesthesiology
  • Locum
Medicus is collaborating with a medical center in Daytona, Florida, with an opening for a CRNA to provide locum coverage. Opening Details: Level II trauma facility Schedule: 10-hour days, 4-day workweek Offsite call Healthy mix of cases, mostly bread ad butter Supervision Model: 1:4 Paid travel &...

CRNA Opening Outside of Tampa, FL

  • Posted 14 days ago
  • Florida
  • CRNA
  • Anesthesiology
  • Locum
Medicus has partnered with a surgery center 45 minutes outside of Tampa, Florida, with an opening for a CRNA to assist their team. About the Opportunity: Schedule: Monday-Friday, 6a-3p No call shifts Team of 2 CRNAs GI cases only 2 ORs Must be board-certified Paid travel & expenses If you are...

CRNA Locum Opening in New York City

  • Posted 16 days ago
  • New York
  • CRNA
  • Anesthesiology
  • Locum
An established medical facility in New York City has an opening for a CRNA to provide locum coverage. Opportunity Details: Schedule: Tuesday-Friday, 8:30a - 5:00p Fast-paced work environment Paid travel and expenses BC required Medical malpractice insurance covered by Medicus If you are...

Locum CRNA Opportunity in Eastern Pennsylvania

  • Posted 18 days ago
  • Pennsylvania
  • CRNA
  • Anesthesiology
  • Locum
Medicus is partnering with a group in eastern Pennsylvania that has an opportunity for a CRNA to provide locum coverage. Opportunity Highlights: Schedule: 7:00a-5:30p No call Procedures Required: MAC, general anesthesia Cases: General, vascular, ENT, orthopedics, urology, GYN, robotics, plastics,...

CRNA Opening in Western NJ | 8, 10, 12, and 14-Hr Shifts Available

  • Posted 21 days ago
  • New Jersey
  • CRNA
  • Anesthesiology
  • Locum
Medicus is collaborating with a hospital in western New Jersey with an opening for a CRNA to provide locum coverage. About the Opportunity: Schedule: 14 hour shifts (8,10,12, and 13s are available if desired) No call shifts High variety of case mixes, adults & peds No blocks, spinal, or epidurals

CRNA Opening in Southern OR | 4x Day Workweek

  • Posted 23 days ago
  • Oregon
  • CRNA
  • Anesthesiology
  • Locum
Medicus has partnered with a hospital in southwestern Oregon with an opening for a CRNA to assist their team. About the Opportunity: Schedule: 8-12 hour shifts, 4 days per week Call shifts Friday 7a-Monday 7a Cases: General surgery, gynecology, retina, urology, plastic/breast reconstruction,...

CRNA Opening in Philadelphia, PA

  • Posted 24 days ago
  • Pennsylvania
  • CRNA
  • Anesthesiology
  • Locum
A surgery center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has an opening for a CRNA to assist their team. Opportunity Details: Covering 2 sites Schedule: 5:30a or 7a/7:30a start time until 3:30p Cases: Bread & butter, ortho, OB/GYN, neuro, gastro Paid travel & expenses If you are interested, please apply...

CRNA Opportunity in Santa Fe, NM

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • New Mexico
  • CRNA
  • Anesthesiology
  • Locum
Medicus has an exclusive opportunity for a CRNA to provide locum coverage for a reputable client in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Opportunity Details: Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8 or 10-hour shifts No call required 9 ORs + GI Cases: OB/GYN, endo, some vascular, cranis/spine, ortho, ENT, PEDS, uro, trauma...

CRNA Opening in Northeastern FL | Pediatric Cases

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • Florida
  • CRNA
  • Anesthesiology
  • Locum
Medicus has partnered with a hospital in northeastern Florida with an opening for a CRNA to assist their team. About the Opportunity: Schedule: Monday-Friday, 10-hour shifts Beeper and/or inhouse call shifts 19 total points of service, level 1 pediatric trauma facility, level 1 NICU Pediatric...

CRNA Locum Opening 20-Mins Outside of Ocean City, MD

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • Maryland
  • CRNA
  • Anesthesiology
  • Locum
Medicus has partnered with a hospital 20-minutes from Ocean City, Maryland, with an opening for a CRNA to assist their team. About the Opportunity: Schedule: 4 or 5x day workweek, 7a-3p Cases: 100% endo 2 endoscopy rooms EMR: Altera Paid travel & expenses If you are interested, please apply to...

CRNA Opportunities in Orlando, FL | Competitive Rates

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • Florida
  • CRNA
  • Anesthesiology
  • Locum
Medicus has partnered with a facility in Orlando, Florida, offering above market rates for CRNAs to assist their teams. About the Opportunity: Ideal Schedule: 2x 12-hour + 2x 8-hour shifts No call Medically directed - 1:3 supervision 9 ORs & 2 endo rooms Case mix: All major pediatric...

CRNA Locum Opening Outside of Chicago, IL

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • Illinois
  • CRNA
  • Anesthesiology
  • Transitions
Medicus has partnered with a hospital in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, with an opening for a CRNA to assist their team. About the Opportunity: Schedule: 8, 10, and 12-hour shifts available No call shifts - MD's take call Care Team Model 28 Anesthetizing Sites Supervision - 1:3 EMR: Epic Paid...

CRNA Locum in South Central Maine

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • Maine
  • CRNA
  • Anesthesiology
  • Locum
A hospital in south-central Maine has an opening for a CRNA to assist its team. About the Opportunity: Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7a-5p Offsite night call shifts 6 ORs, 5 endo suites MD supervision Cases: General bread & butter, neuro spines, GI, uro, ortho, and plastics (no OB & blocks) EMR: Epic ...

CRNA Opportunity in Northwestern NY | No Call

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • New York
  • CRNA
  • Anesthesiology
  • Transitions
Medicus is working with a medical center in northwestern New York seeking a CRNA to provide locum coverage. Opportunity Details: Schedule: Monday-Friday or 4x days/week (9, 10, or 12-hour shifts available) Day shifts between 7a-7:30p & night shifts are 5p-3:30a No call Supervision ratio - 3:1 No...

Ongoing CRNA Coverage in Central Illinois

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • Illinois
  • CRNA
  • Anesthesiology
  • Locum
A medical center in central Illinois has an opportunity for a CRNA to provide ongoing coverage. About the Opportunity: Schedule: 8-hour days 23 ORs Will be covering ASC and GI unit Must be comfortable handling healthy peds and all GI cases Care team model Medical direction 1:4 EMR: Epic Paid...

CRNA Opportunity in Eastern Rhode Island - Flexible Schedule

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • Rhode Island
  • CRNA
  • Anesthesiology
  • Locum
A medical center in eastern Rhode Island has an opportunity for a CRNA to provide locum coverage. About the Opportunity: Schedule: 8 or 10-hour shifts No call required Covering multiple sites Types of Cases: General, ortho, podiatry, plastics, etc. Paid travel If you are interested, please apply...

Anesthesia Contract Assignment in Western NM - Any State License Accepted

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • New Mexico
  • Physician, CRNA
  • Anesthesiology
  • Locum
Medicus is looking for a contract Anesthesiologist to work a contract assignment at an Indian Medical Center in northwestern New Mexico. This is a full-time equivalent contracting position in a lower-volume setting with great staff! Opportunity Details: Any state license is accepted Long-term...

CRNA Opening in Atlanta, GA | 10-Hour Shifts

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • Georgia
  • CRNA
  • Anesthesiology
  • Transitions
Medicus has partnered with a leading hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, with an opening for a CRNA to assist their team. About the Opportunity: Schedule: 10-hour shifts Multiple call options, inhouse or beeper Level I trauma Cases: High burn volume, neuro (spine/head), bread & butter - no cardiac,...

CRNA Opening in East-Central New Hampshire

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • New Hampshire
  • CRNA
  • Anesthesiology
  • Locum
Medicus is collaborating with a reputable hospital in east-central New Hampshire that has an opportunity for a CRNA to assist their team. About the Opportunity: Schedule: Monday-Friday from 7a-3p Off-site call required, 1:4 Cases: Bread & butter, peds, neuro, GI, Uro, Ortho, OB/GYN, blocks, etc. ...

CRNA Opening in Central NH | Flexible Schedule

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • New Hampshire
  • CRNA
  • Anesthesiology
  • Locum
A hospital in central New Hampshire has an opening for a CRNA to assist their team. Opportunity Details: Schedule: Monday-Friday 8, 10, and 12-hour shifts Potential call shifts CRNAs are supervised Cases: Bread & butter, cardiac, and healthy peds Paid travel & expenses If you are interested,...

CRNA Opening in Southern WA | Flexible Schedule

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • Washington
  • CRNA
  • Anesthesiology
  • Transitions
Medicus is collaborating with a leading hospital in southern Washington with an opening for a CRNA to assist their team. About the Opportunity: Shifts: Monday-Sunday, 7:30a-5p, 7a-3p or 3p-9p Weekend 24-hour beeper call 2 ORs CRNA only model Daily Volume: 12 GI procedures + 10 bread & butter...

CRNA Locum Opportunity in Northern NH | Daytime Coverage and Call

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • New Hampshire
  • CRNA
  • Anesthesiology
  • Locum
A hospital in northern New Hampshire has an opening for a CRNA to provide locum coverage. Opportunity Highlights: Schedule: Sporadic days & call shifts, 7a-3p 25-bed critical access hospital Cases: General Surgery, Ortho, ENT, peds, OB, Uro, GI (primarily regional anesthesia/blocks) Must be able...

Locum CRNA Coverage on the Coast of North Carolina

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • North Carolina
  • CRNA
  • Anesthesiology
  • Locum
A group in eastern North Carolina has an opening for a CRNA to provide locum coverage. About the Opening: Schedule: 7a-3:30p Call required 4 ORs Daily Census: 15 cases Spinal & epidural anesthesia required EMR: Epic Paid travel & expenses If you are interested, please apply to learn more. CRNA...

CRNA Opening in Southern MI - No Call Shifts

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • Michigan
  • CRNA
  • Anesthesiology
  • Locum
Medicus has partnered with a leading hospital in southern Michigan with an opening for a CRNA to assist their team. About the Opportunity: Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7a-3:30p No call shifts 11 rooms 1:4 supervision, CRNAs have autonomy Cases: General ANX, neuro, cardiac, and blocks - no peds or...

CRNA Opportunity in Southern Oklahoma

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • Oklahoma
  • CRNA
  • Anesthesiology
  • MedicusOne
Medicus has an exclusive opportunity for a CRNA to provide full-time locum coverage at a leading hospital in southern Oklahoma. Opportunity Details: Schedule: Day shifts 6 ORs Case Mix: General surgery, ortho, OB/GYN, ENT, urology, GI CRNAs place epidural EMR: Meditech Must be board-certified ...

CRNA Opening in Central GA | Flexible Schedule

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • Georgia
  • CRNA
  • Anesthesiology
  • Locum
A hospital in central Georgia has an opening in for a CRNA to assist their team. About the Opportunity: Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7a-7p Flexible with shifts and hours No call shifts 3-5 cases during the night shift Normal OR hours shut down between 9p-10p Cases: Bread & butter, OB, endo, general ...

CRNA Locum Opening in Northern IA | 8 or 10-Hr Shifts

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • Iowa
  • CRNA
  • Anesthesiology
  • Locum
Medicus is collaborating with a hospital in north central Iowa with an opening for a CRNA to assist their team. About the Opportunity: Schedule: 8 or 10-hour shifts, 6:30a start Weekend call shifts 8 ORs - CT procedures, OB/epidurals, blocks, ortho, general surgery, & spines Supervision model,...

CRNA Opening in Richmond, VA

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • Virginia
  • CRNA
  • Anesthesiology
  • Locum
Medicus is partnering with a medical center in Richmond, Virginia, that has an opportunity for a CRNA to assist their team. About the Opportunity: Flexible Schedule: 8, 10, or 12-hour day shifts No call Care team model BC, ACLS, and BLS required Paid travel & lodging If you are interested in...

CRNA Locum in Central Missouri - Flexible Scheduling

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • Missouri
  • CRNA
  • Anesthesiology
  • Locum
Medicus is collaborating with a medical center in central Missouri that has an opening for a CRNA to provide locum coverage. Opening Highlights: Schedule: 3-12's, 4-10's, or 4-8's No call Cases: General surgery, spine work, ortho, vascular, adult, ENT (does not include hearts, lungs, or heads) ...

CRNA Opening at Ortho Surgery Center | 15-Mins From Minneapolis, MN

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • Minnesota
  • CRNA
  • Anesthesiology
  • Locum
Medicus has partnered with a surgery center 15-minutes outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota, with an opening for a CRNA to provide locum coverage. About the Opportunity: Schedule: Monday-Friday, 5x 10-hour shifts, 6:30a-5p No weekends or call shifts 100% ortho cases No blocks EMR: Epic Paid travel &...

CRNA Opening Outside of Minneapolis, MN

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • Minnesota
  • CRNA
  • Anesthesiology
  • Locum
Medicus has partnered with a surgery center 15-minutes outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota, with an opening for a CRNA to provide locum coverage. About the Opportunity: Schedule: Monday-Friday, 5x 10-hour shifts, 6:30a-5p No weekends or call shifts EMR: Epic Paid travel & expenses Long-term coverage

CRNA Locum in Southern OR | No Call

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • Oregon
  • CRNA
  • Anesthesiology
  • Locum
A surgery center in southern Oregon has an opening for a CRNA to provide locum coverage. About the Opportunity: Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:30 am or 8 am starts Cases: Eyes, cataracts, podiatry, plastics, hands, hernias, and pain Covering 2 facilities CRNA works solo, all MAC sedation, the surgeon...

CRNA Opening | 10-Hour Shifts | Northern Florida

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • Florida
  • CRNA
  • Anesthesiology
  • Locum
Medicus is collaborating with a hospital in northern Florida seeking a CRNA to assist their team. Opportunity Details: Schedule: 4 10-hour shifts per week Call shifts not required, but available EMR: Epic Variety of cases; bread and butter skillset Vascular & trauma experience is a plus No...