What is Locum Tenens Oncology?

What is Locum Tenens Oncology?

The American Society of Clinical Oncology predicts a shortage of more than 2,200 hematologist oncologists and medical oncologists by 2025. Locum tenens can play a vital role in addressing these anticipated shortages nationwide. "Locum tenens" is Latin, translating to "holding the place of". As an oncology locum tenens, you'll provide temporary support at hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities facing staffing shortages or gaps in coverage.

The projected shortage is attributed to an aging population and an anticipated 40% growth in the demand for cancer treatments. Today, there are approximately 19,587 people per active oncologist, with over 43% of oncologists aged 55 or older. By working as a locums oncologist, you help to ensure hospitals and other healthcare facilities are able to provide continuity of oncology care.

 

Why Work Locum Tenens Oncology?

Locum tenens oncology provides more work-life balance opportunities than permanent oncology or hematology-oncology roles. With the freedom to design your own schedule, set hours, and choose assignment lengths, you can align your professional commitments and personal life effectively. A career in locum tenens oncology can minimize burnout risks and promote overall well-being thanks to the control and flexibility within scheduling.

Working as a locums oncologist also often means less workload and reduced administrative duties. When filling in temporary staffing gaps, you are able to prioritize patient care over administrative tasks, meaning fewer hours are spent on paperwork. With fewer bureaucratic tasks, you can allocate more of your personal hours to pursuing your passions and hobbies, all while still being able to do what you are passionate about - taking care of patients.

If you love traveling while making a difference in communities facing oncologist shortages, then locum tenens oncology is a fantastic way to blend the two! Medicus oncology locum jobs are available across the United States. You can choose to work in vibrant cities or serene rural communities and select from a variety of clinical environments, including hospitals, private practices, academic institutions, and outpatient clinics. This diversity allows you to gain experience in different settings, all while being financially rewarded. As a bonus, Medicus handles all the logistics, allowing you to focus on caring for patients and exploring the new state you are working in.

If you would rather stay local and not travel, Medicus also has oncology locum jobs available close to home! These jobs can be much more financially rewarding than a permanent position. Locum tenens oncology offers you a diverse array of oncology jobs that align with your lifestyle and career aspirations. This allows you to maintain your impactful contribution to communities seeking vital cancer care solutions.

Working locum tenens oncology unlocks a lucrative opportunity while bridging healthcare staffing gaps nationwide. As an oncology locum tenens physician, you have the opportunity to make $1.2 million per year.

The rising demand for oncology services in certain areas has led to increased compensation levels for physicians. Beyond the financial rewards, working locum tenens oncology also presents an extraordinary opportunity to leave an indelible mark on the healthcare landscape. By stepping in to fill critical positions in hospitals and clinics, you assume a pivotal role in enhancing access to essential cancer treatment and care. This impact becomes particularly prominent in regions struggling with staffing shortfalls or insufficient resources. Locum oncologists actively contribute to the seamless operation of healthcare facilities by effectively addressing the growing demand for specialized cancer treatment and compassionate care.

Locum tenens oncology jobs provide a unique opportunity to collaborate with a diverse group of professionals nationwide. By working alongside clinical experts and building valuable relationships, you have the chance to gain insights from a multitude of perspectives. Collaborating with other oncologists not only helps to expand your clinical knowledge but also fosters a strong and supportive professional network.

As a locum tenens oncologist, you can enhance your clinical knowledge and skills beyond what permanent oncology jobs may offer. By working in diverse settings that may not be easily accessible near your home base, you're able to deepen and diversify your skillset while gaining exposure to a variety of patient populations. The locum tenens experience significantly contributes to your professional development and advances the quality of cancer care you provide, in turn generating substantial growth in your career.

Why Work Locum Tenens Oncology with Medicus?

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

Whether you work as a locums oncologist full-time or alongside your permanent oncology job, Medicus gives you the freedom to shape your career according to your preferences. You can 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 Locum Tenens Oncology With Medicus:

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  • Dedicated oncologist recruiter invested in your success.
  • Competitive oncology rates.
  • Comprehensive medical malpractice coverage.
  • Travel Planner to book all locum tenens oncology arrangements.
  • Licensing Coordinator to renew and obtain new licenses.
  • Credentialing Contact to streamline the locum tenens oncology process and ensure you are ready to begin work.
  • A personalized portal to track oncology 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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The ASCO Annual Meeting is the largest global oncology conference of the year! Join and connect with fellow oncologists, industry leaders, and partners while exploring the latest advancements in oncology!

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View our current Oncology job openings

Locum Hematology Oncology Coverage in Northern New York

  • Posted 2 days ago
  • New York
  • Physician
  • Hematology Oncology
  • Locum
Medicus is collaborating with a medical center in northern New York that has an opportunity for an Hematologist Oncologist to provide locum coverage. About the Opportunity: Schedule: 8:30a-5:00p, Monday-Friday Rotating call, 1:4 Daily Census: 12-16 patients EMR: Epic 2 MDs & 2 mid-levels Board...

Hematology Oncology Opportunity in Eastern Ohio

  • Posted 3 days ago
  • Ohio
  • Physician
  • Hematology Oncology
  • Locum
Medicus is working with a hospital in eastern Ohio that has an opportunity for a Hematologist Oncologist to provide locum coverage. Opportunity Details: Outpatient setting Schedule: 8:00a-4:30p, Monday-Friday No call required 70% hematology/30% oncology Duties: Order tests, order images, and...

Hematology Oncology Locum in Central NY

  • Posted 3 days ago
  • New York
  • Physician
  • Hematology Oncology
  • Locum
Medicus is collaborating with a facility in central New York that has an opening for a Hematologist Oncologist to provide locum coverage. Opening Details: Schedule: 8a-5p, Monday-Friday No call Daily Census: 15 patients APP support EMR: Epic Must be board-certified or board-eligible Paid travel &...

Hematology Oncology Locum in Western Virginia - 4-Day Workweek

  • Posted 24 days ago
  • Virginia
  • Physician
  • Hematology Oncology
  • Locum
A facility in western Virginia has an opening for a Hematologist Oncologist to provide locum coverage. Opening Details: Schedule: 10-hour day shifts, Mon-Thurs No call or weekends General HemOnc cases Daily Volume: 17-20 patients 6-7 MDs, 3 NPs EMR: Epic Must be board-certified or board-eligible ...

Radiation Oncology Opening in San Juan, PR - Any State License Accepted

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • Pennsylvania
  • Physician
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Locum
Medicus is collaborating with a federal facility in San Juan, Puerto Rico, with a contract assignment for a Radiation Oncologist to provide locum coverage. Assignment Details: Schedule: Monday-Friday from 7:00a-3:30p + call Completed residency required Any state license accepted If you are...

Radiation Oncology Locum in Southern NY - No Call or Weekends

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • New York
  • Physician
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Locum
A client in southern New York has an opening for a Radiation Oncologist to provide locum vacation coverage. About the Opening: Schedule: 8:00a-4:30p, Monday-Friday No call or weekends Required Duties: Order tests, prescribes, and orders images Required Procedures: Conventional Radiotherapy, 3D...

Radiation Oncology Coverage in Northern Colorado

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • Colorado
  • Physician
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Locum
A medical center in northern Colorado has an opportunity for a Radiation Oncologist to provide locum coverage. Opportunity Details: Schedule: 8a-5p No call Will see approximately 2-6 patients per day Must be board-certified Paid travel & expenses If you are interested and would like additional...

Radiation Oncology Contract Assignment in Louisville, KY - Any State License Accepted

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • Kentucky
  • Physician
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Locum
Medicus has a contract assignment for a Radiation Oncologist to assist a federal facility in Louisville, Kentucky. About the Assignment: Schedule: 8-hour day shifts Completed residency is required Any state license accepted If you are interested, please apply to learn more. GOV - 69339

Radiation Oncology Opening in Central Pennsylvania

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • Pennsylvania
  • Physician
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Locum
Medicus is partnering with a reputable client in central Pennsylvania with an opportunity for a Radiation Oncologist to assist their team. Opportunity Highlights: 8-hour shifts, Monday-Friday Offsite call 40+ patients on treatment, average 3 simulations daily Support Staff: 2 Radiation...

Medical Oncology Locum in Northeast Illinois

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • Illinois
  • Physician
  • Medical Oncology
  • Locum
Medicus is partnering with a hospital in northeast Illinois with an opening for a Medical Oncologist to provide locum coverage. Opportunity Overview: Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8a-4:30p, call available after hours Daily Census: 12-15 Focus on breast cancer EMR: Epic Support Staff: MA, NP, AP Must...

Neuro-Oncology Locum Opportunity in Western New Hampshire

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • New Hampshire
  • Physician
  • Medical Oncology
  • Locum
Medicus is collaborating with a medical center in western New Hampshire with an opportunity for a Neuro-Oncologist to provide locum coverage. Opportunity Details: Schedule: 8a-5p, Monday-Friday No call Mostly outpatient, with some episodic visits to inpatient side EMR: Epic Must be board-certified