What is Locum Tenens OB/GYN?

What is a Locum Tenens OB/GYN?

Addressing the OB/GYN shortage is vital, especially considering that today, 36% of US counties have little to no obstetric care facilities or providers. In Latin, "locum tenens" translates to "holding the place of," and in the medical field, it refers to physicians and advanced practitioners who temporarily fill shifts in healthcare facilities. As a locum tenens OB/GYN, laborist, or OB hospitalist, you step in at hospitals, clinics, private practices, and other facilities facing staffing gaps to ensure uninterrupted obstetrician-gynecologist care for patients and communities.

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists predicts a potential shortfall of up to 22,000 OBGYNs by 2050. Fueling the already mounting shortage, there was a 5% drop in OB/GYN match rates in 2023. This decline, coupled with an aging workforce, intensifies the challenge of maintaining adequate OB/GYN care. As the demand for OB/GYNs, laborists, and OB hospitalists remains steady, facilities can supplement these gaps in coverage with locum tenens.

The growing shortage of obstetricians and gynecologists continues to weigh heavily on the existing permanent workforce, leading to heightened workloads and an increase in burnout rates. This year, burnout among obstetricians and gynecologists remained high, with 56% citing burnout due to too many bureaucratic tasks and 47% attributing theirs to too many hours spent at work.  Opting for a career in OB/GYN locums can effectively counter burnout by granting obstetricians and gynecologists greater control over their schedules while simultaneously lightening their workload, all while ensuring patients have access to the OB/GYN care they need.

Why Work as a Locum Tenens OB/GYN?

If you're passionate about making a meaningful impact on communities facing OB/GYN shortages and enjoy the adventure of new locations, embracing locum tenens OB/GYN opportunities is an ideal blend of both! Whether you're inclined towards vibrant cities or serene rural areas, you can provide essential women's health services in diverse healthcare settings, all while choosing where you want to work. Moreover, Medicus takes care of all the logistical details, leaving you free to focus on patient care and immerse yourself in the new environments you'll be serving.

Alternatively, if you're seeking a balance between your career and personal commitments without sacrificing the benefits of a locum tenens career, there are also options for assignments closer to your home. Whether you're enticed by the allure of distant places or the comfort of your local neighborhood, locum tenens OB/GYN roles cater to your preferences, offering flexible opportunities aligned with your lifestyle and professional aspirations. In either scenario, you'll continue to make a positive impact on communities in need of comprehensive obstetric and gynecological care.

Starting a career as a locum tenens OB/GYN offers a distinct advantage when it comes to achieving a fulfilling work-life balance. Unlike permanent OB/GYN, OB hospitalist, and laborist jobs, locum tenens OB/GYN empowers you to take control of your schedule, working hours, and assignment durations. This level of career autonomy and adaptability enables you to coordinate your professional commitments with your personal life, effectively mitigating burnout risks and fostering a healthier work-life balance.

In addition to career autonomy, locum tenens OB/GYN physicians and advanced practitioners often enjoy lighter workloads and reduced administrative pressures due to the temporary nature of their assignments. By stepping in to bridge staffing gaps, your primary focus remains on patient care, sparing you from excessive administrative duties. As a result, locum tenens OB/GYN roles provide you with heightened flexibility and the freedom to explore other passions and interests outside of your medical practice. This approach to work-life balance can contribute significantly to your overall well-being while allowing you to continue providing essential obstetric and gynecological care to communities in need.

If you're an OB/GYN seeking an enriching career that offers both elevated earnings and the chance to address critical staffing needs, locum tenens assignments present an ideal solution. As an OB/GYN locums, you have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on communities while enjoying higher financial benefits than those in permanent OB/GYN jobs. This increase in pay is because of the temporary nature of the job and heightened demand for OB/GYN care.

In addition to higher rates in pay, locum tenens OB/GYNs directly address healthcare staffing shortages where specialized care is in high demand and limited supply. Whether you're drawn to bustling urban centers or tranquil rural towns, locum tenens OB/GYN opportunities can elevate your wages while ensuring communities have access to the obstetrician gynecology care they need.

Locum tenens OB/GYN opportunities offer a distinctive avenue to collaborate with a diverse array of OB/GYN physicians and advanced practitioners nationwide. Through close collaboration with fellow obstetrics and gynecological experts, you can create valuable networking connections. Working with a diverse group of OB/GYN professionals not only enriches your clinical perspectives but also establishes a robust and supportive professional network that can prove invaluable to your professional growth.

Embracing a locum tenens OB/GYN career can expand your clinical knowledge and skills beyond the scope of permanent OBGYN positions. By immersing yourself in various healthcare settings that may be different from your home base, you can help expand your expertise while gaining exposure to a wide range of patient populations. Working as an OB/GYN locum not only helps contribute to your professional growth but also empowers you to make a meaningful impact on different communities' obstetric and gynecological needs.

Why Work as a Locum Tenens OB/GYN with Medicus?

By partnering with Medicus for your OB/GYN locums needs, you tap into the expertise of a dedicated team committed to guiding you through the dynamic OB/GYN, laborist, and OB hospitalist job market. Our comprehensive services extend beyond the conventional offerings of a locum tenens agency, providing a broader spectrum of opportunities.

Beyond conventional locum tenens assignments, we present exclusive transition projects, openings for interim leadership roles, and valuable insights into OB/GYN market trends. These distinctive opportunities empower you to utilize your skills and experiences to make a positive impact in communities requiring your expertise.

Whether you opt for a full-time commitment to OB/GYN locum work or balance it alongside your permanent OB/GYN position, Medicus empowers you to tailor your career to your preferences. Enjoy the flexibility to choose when, where, and how you want to practice. Through our collaboration, we assist you in making a meaningful impact on others' lives while granting work-life balance and financial comfort.

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Save the Date for the 2024 ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting!

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Join fellow obstetricians, gynecologists, industry leaders, and partners in San Francisco, CA, at the ACOG Clinical and Scientific Annual Meeting. Engage and learn about the latest in OB/GYN care, and gain updates on the latest clinical practices, scientific research, and advancements in women's health!

  • Date: May 17-19, 2024
  • Location: Moscone Center 747 Howard St, San Francisco, CA
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View our current OB/GYN job openings

OB/GYN Call Coverage on the Coast of North Carolina

  • Posted 3 days ago
  • North Carolina
  • Physician
  • Ob/Gyn
  • Locum
Medicus is partnering with a group on the coast of North Carolina with an opportunity for an OB/GYN to provide call coverage. Opportunity Overview: Schedule: 24-hour call shifts, specific dates OB/GYN procedures if called to ER, C-sections and vaginal deliveries Daily Volume: 15-18 patients 24/7...

OB Laborist Locum Opening in Northern Illinois

  • Posted 3 days ago
  • Illinois
  • Physician
  • Ob/Gyn
  • Locum
Medicus is partnering with a hospital in northwest Illinois with an opportunity for an OB Laborist to assist their team. Opportunity Highlights: Schedule: 24-hour call, Monday-Sunday Cases: ED, triage, and unassigned deliveries EMR: Epic BC/BE Paid travel & lodging If you are interested in...

OB/GYN Locum in New York - 45-Minutes From NYC

  • Posted 5 days ago
  • New York
  • Physician
  • Ob/Gyn
  • Locum
Medicus is collaborating with a medical center in southern New York with an opportunity for an OB/GYN to assist their team. About the Opening: Scheduled: 16-hour night shifts Call: 24-hour weekend shifts available 646 beds Must be board-certified Paid travel & lodging 45-minutes from New York City

OB/GYN Hospital Call Coverage 1-Hr From Salt Lake City, UT

  • Posted 6 days ago
  • Utah
  • Physician
  • Ob/Gyn
  • Locum
Medicus is collaborating with a hospital in northern Utah with an opening for an OB/GYN to assist their team. Opportunity Highlights: Schedule: 24-hour call shifts EMR: Meditech Support Staff: ER and Labor delivery unit, nurses, techs, and radiology services Must be board-certified Paid travel &...

OB Hospitalist Opportunity in Coastal Massachusetts

  • Posted 10 days ago
  • Massachusetts
  • Physician
  • Ob/Gyn
  • Locum
Medicus has a locum opportunity for an OB Hospitalist to provide locum coverage at a hospital in the south shore of Massachusetts. About the Opening: Schedule: 7a-7a Will see anti-partum, post-partum, and OB emergencies Support Staff: 1 MD, 2 Midwives Board certification required Paid travel &...

OB/GYN Locum Clinic and Call Coverage 1.5-Hrs From NYC

  • Posted 11 days ago
  • New York
  • Physician
  • Ob/Gyn
  • Locum
Medicus is partnering with a hospital in southern New York, 1.5 hours from New York City, with an opening for an OB/GYN to provide locum clinic and call coverage. Opportunity Details: Schedule: 8-hour shifts, 2-3 days per week Deliveries Per Year: 1300-1400 EMR: ECW Support Staff: Clinical...
Medicus is collaborating with hospitals in Houston, Texas, with an opportunity for an OB Hospitalist to provide locum coverage. Opening Highlights: Schedule: 12 or 24-hour shifts Multiple locations throughout Houston Maternal and NICU Levels II-IV Work the OBED and take unassigned patients OB...

OB/GYN Opportunity in North-Central IL

  • Posted 13 days ago
  • Illinois
  • Physician
  • Ob/Gyn
  • Locum
Medicus is actively recruiting an OB/GYN to provide locum coverage for a hospital in north-central Illinois. Opportunity Highlights: Schedule: 24-hour call shifts, 7 days/week Required Procedures: C-sections, D & Cs, vaginal deliveries, ectopic pregnancy management, ovarian cyst removal, vaginal...

OB/GYN Opportunity in Southern WI - Flexible Scheduling

  • Posted 16 days ago
  • Wisconsin
  • Physician
  • Ob/Gyn
  • Locum
Medicus is working with a hospital in southern Wisconsin with an opening for an OB/GYN to assist their team. About the Opportunity: Schedule: 8-hour day shifts, flexible scheduling 1:3 call Level I Nursery 25-bed critical access hospital Deliveries Per Month: 10-12 Must be board-certified Paid...

OB/GYN Clinic and Call Coverage in Vermont

  • Posted 20 days ago
  • Vermont
  • Physician
  • Ob/Gyn
  • Locum
Medicus is partnering with a hospital in central Vermont with an opportunity for an OB/GYN to assist their team. Opening Highlights: Schedule: 9-hour shifts, specific dates, clinic and call coverage OB and acute GYN care Deliveries Per Month: 24 Procedures: C-Section, emergency D&C, 3rd & 4th...

Locum OB Hospitalist Opening 35 Minutes From Seattle, WA

  • Posted 23 days ago
  • Washington
  • Physician
  • Ob/Gyn
  • Locum
Medicus is partnering with a hospital in northwest Washington, about 35 minutes from Seattle, Washington, with an opening for an OB Hospitalist to assist their team. About the Opportunity: Schedule: 24-hour shifts Level III NICU Total Hospital Deliveries (monthly): 360 Will provide GYN coverage ...

Locum OB Hospitalist Coverage in Oregon

  • Posted 25 days ago
  • Oregon
  • Physician
  • Ob/Gyn
  • Locum
Medicus is collaborating with a hospital in northwest Oregon with an opening for an OH Hospitalist to assist their team. About the Opportunity: Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8a-5p Call shifts available Level I Nursery Total Hospital Deliveries (Annual): 400 Total GYN/Surgery Volume: 130 Fetal...

OB/GYN Locum Opening in Central NC - 24 Hour Call

  • Posted 27 days ago
  • North Carolina
  • Physician
  • Ob/Gyn
  • Locum
Medicus is collaborating with a hospital in central North Carolina with an opportunity for an OB/GYN to provide locum coverage. Opening Details: Schedule: 24-hour call shifts, specific dates Callback: 2-3 hours on average Level I Nursey 324 deliveries per year First call for OB/GYN patients Must...

OB/GYN Coverage in Southern Wisconsin

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • Wisconsin
  • Physician
  • Ob/Gyn
  • Locum
Medicus has partnered with a reputable hospital in southern Wisconsin with an opportunity for an OB/GYN to assist their team. About the Opening: Schedule: 24-hour call shifts Inpatient setting NICU Level I Deliveries Per Year: 500 EMR: Epic Accepting new graduates BE/BC Paid travel & lodging If...

OB/GYN Opening in Fort Worth, TX - Clinic and Call

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • Texas
  • Physician
  • Ob/Gyn
  • Locum
Medicus has partnered with a hospital clinic in Fort Worth, Texas, with an opportunity for an OB/GYN to assist their team. Opening Details: Clinic Schedule: Monday-Friday, specific dates Call: 24-hour call shifts, 1:4 Total Deliveries Per Year: 685 EMR: Epic Must be board-certified Paid travel &...

OB Hospitalist Coverage 30-Minutes From Dallas, TX

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • Texas
  • Physician
  • Ob/Gyn
  • Locum
Medicus is partnering with a hospital 30 minutes outside of Dallas, Texas, with an opening for an OB Hospitalist to assist their team. Opportunity Highlights: Schedule: 24-hour shifts Level II NICU Total Hospital Deliveries Per Month: 167 In-house anesthesia EMR: Epic Support staff available Must...

OB/GYN Opening in Northern MA - Flexible Schedule 24-Hr Shifts

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • Massachusetts
  • Physician
  • Ob/Gyn
  • Locum
Medicus has partnered with a hospital in north central Massachusetts with an opening for an OB/GYN to assist their team. About the Opportunity: Clinic and hospital coverage Specific dates needed, weekend & weekday 24-hour shifts Can do individual days up to 5-days in a row 300+ annual births ...

Locum OB/GYN Opening in Northern Virginia

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • Virginia
  • Physician
  • Ob/Gyn
  • Locum
Medicus has partnered with a clinic in northern Virginia with an opening for an OB/GYN to provide locum coverage. Opportunity Details: Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30a-5p Daily Census: 20 patients Procedures: Vaginal delivery, C-Sections, Circumcisions, Hysteroscopy, Hysterectomy, Ovarian...

OB Hospitalist Opening in San Antonio, TX

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • Texas
  • Physician
  • Ob/Gyn
  • Locum
Medicus is collaborating with a hospital in San Antonio, Texas, with an opening for an OB Hospitalist to provide locum coverage. About the Opportunity: Schedule: 24-hour shifts Level III NICU Total Hospital Deliveries (Yearly): 325 Will provide GYN coverage Midwife support available Must be...

OB Hospitalist Opening in Eastern PA

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • Pennsylvania
  • Physician
  • Ob/Gyn
  • Locum
Medicus is collaborating with a hospital in eastern Pennsylvania with an opportunity for an OB Hospitalist to assist their team. Opening Highlights: Schedule: 24-hour shifts Level III NICU Total Hospital Deliveries (Yearly): 2,000 Support Staff: OB/GYN ED Call, Hospitalist, CNM Must be...