What is Locum Tenens Surgery?

What is Locum Tenens Surgery?

The term "Locum Tenens," derived from Latin, means "to hold the place of." As a locum tenens surgeon, you provide invaluable temporary support to hospitals, trauma centers, and surgical facilities grappling with staffing shortages. This dynamic role encompasses a wide array of specialties, including general surgery, trauma surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery, ensuring that communities maintain uninterrupted access to essential surgical care.

The demand for skilled surgeons is on an upward trajectory due to the aging population and an aging workforce. According to the American Association of Medical Colleges, a shortage of 15,800-30,200 surgeons across all specialties is anticipated by 2034. Locum tenens surgeons can play a vital role in bridging this growing gap, offering their expertise and flexibility to meet the increasing demand for surgical services.

Why Work Locum Tenens Surgery?

Starting a career as a locum tenens surgeon offers a distinct advantage in achieving a fulfilling work-life balance. Unlike permanent surgeons, locum tenens surgery 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 surgeons 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, a career as a surgery locum tenens can 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 procedures to communities in need.

If you enjoy traveling while also making a meaningful mark on communities, locum tenens surgery may be for you. As a locum tenens surgeon, you have the freedom to work in vibrant cities or serene rural areas, providing essential surgical services in hospitals and other healthcare facilities facing shortages. As a bonus, Medicus handles all the logistics, leaving you the free time to focus on patient care and immersing yourself in your new community.

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 enjoy working in distant places or the comfort of your local neighborhood, locum tenens surgeon 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 surgeons and surgical services.

Whether you specialize in general surgery, trauma surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, or any surgical field, and you're looking for a career that offers both increased earnings and the chance to address critical staffing shortages, consider locum tenens assignments. As a locum tenens surgeon, you not only have the opportunity to make a significant impact on communities but also enjoy higher financial rewards compared to permanent surgery positions. This increase in pay is a result of the temporary nature of the job and the heightened demand for surgical expertise and procedures.

Beyond the financial benefits, locum tenens surgeons play a crucial role in addressing healthcare staffing shortages, particularly in areas where specialized care is in high demand and short supply. Whether your preference leans towards bustling urban centers or serene rural towns, locum tenens surgery opportunities can boost your income while ensuring that communities have access to timely surgical care.

Locum tenens surgery opportunities offer the ability to collaborate with a diverse array of surgeons nationwide. Through close collaboration with fellow surgeons, you can create valuable networking connections. Working with a diverse group of surgeons enriches your clinical perspectives and establishes a robust and supportive professional network that can prove invaluable to your professional growth.

Embracing a locum tenens surgeon's career can expand your clinical knowledge and skills beyond the scope of permanent general surgery jobs. 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 in surgery locums not only helps contribute to your professional growth but also empowers you to make a meaningful impact on different communities' surgery needs.

Why Work as a Locum Tenens Surgery with Medicus?

Choose Medicus as your ally in surgical locums, and you'll access a dedicated team of industry specialists committed to guiding you through the dynamic landscape of surgical opportunities. Our services extend beyond the conventional offerings of a locum tenens agency, providing a more extensive array of prospects.

In addition to conventional locum tenens assignments, we present exclusive transition projects and openings for interim leadership roles. As an added advantage, gain insights into prevailing market trends for surgeons across all specialties. These distinctive opportunities empower you to utilize your skills and experiences to positively impact communities in need of your surgical expertise.

Whether you opt for a full-time commitment to surgical locum work or integrate it with your permanent position, Medicus grants you the flexibility to tailor your career to suit your preferences. Determine when, where, and how you want to practice, allowing us to collaborate in making a meaningful difference in the lives of others.

Here Are a Few Reasons Why You Should Work Locum Tenens Surgery with Medicus:

Working Locum Tenens Surgery with Medicus
Working Locum Tenens Surgery with Medicus

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Hepatobiliary Surgery Opportunity 40-Mins from Charlotte, NC

  • Posted 2 days ago
  • North Carolina
  • Physician
  • General Surgery
  • Locum
Medicus is collaborating with an established client 40 minutes from Charlotte, North Carolina, that has an opportunity for a Hepatobiliary Surgeon to provide locum coverage. Opportunity Highlights: Schedule: 24-hour call shifts Patient Population: Adults and geriatrics Daily Volume: 10-12 patients

Vascular Surgery in Southern Virginia

  • Posted 2 days ago
  • Virginia
  • Physician
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Locum
Medicus is collaborating with a client in southern Virginia that has an opening for a Vascular Surgeon to provide locum coverage. Opening Highlights: Schedule: 8-hour day shifts Required Procedures: Aneurysm repairs, thoracic, abdominal, arterial bypass, peripheral, vascular access devices, AV...

General Surgery Opportunity for Northern Arizona

  • Posted 2 days ago
  • Arizona
  • Physician
  • General Surgery
  • Locum
Medicus has a locum opportunity for a General Surgeon to assist a hospital in northern Arizona. Opportunity Details: Schedule: 24-hour call, specific dates EMR: Cerner Board certification required Paid travel & expenses If you are interested, please apply to learn more. SUR - 69714

General Surgery Opportunity in Southern Colorado

  • Posted 6 days ago
  • Colorado
  • Physician
  • General Surgery
  • Locum
A medical center in southern Colorado has an opportunity for a General Surgeon to assist their team. About the Opportunity: Level III trauma center Schedule: 24-hour call shifts, specific dates Basic call and trauma cases Support Staff: Nurses, OR staff as needed EMR: Epic Board certification...

Vascular Surgery Opening 40-Mins Los Angeles, CA

  • Posted 10 days ago
  • California
  • Physician
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Locum
Medicus has a locum opportunity for a Vascular Surgeon to assist a medical center 40 minutes from Los Angeles, California. About the Opportunity: Level II trauma center Schedule: 24-hour call shifts Required Procedures: Fluoroscopy, amputation, lower extremity, etc. Types of Cases: ED Vascular...

CT Surgery Locum Less than 1-Hr from Portland, OR - Flexible Schedule

  • Posted 10 days ago
  • Oregon
  • Physician
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Locum
A facility less than an hour from Portland, Oregon, has an opening for a Cardiothoracic Surgeon to provide locum coverage. Opening Highlights: Flexible schedule Required Procedures: CABG, AVR, MVR, and pericardial window Average Daily Volume: 6 patients Support Staff: 2 MDs and 4 APPs Must be...

General Surgery Coverage in Northern Colorado

  • Posted 10 days ago
  • Colorado
  • Physician
  • General Surgery
  • Locum
A medical center in northern Colorado has an opening for a General Surgeon to provide locum coverage. About the Opening: Level III trauma center Schedule: 24-hour call, specific dates Required Procedures: General surgery and trauma EMR: Epic Board certification required Paid travel & expenses If...

Orthopedic Surgery Locum in North Carolina - 24-Hr Call Shifts

  • Posted 18 days ago
  • North Carolina
  • Physician
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Locum
Medicus is partnering with a medical center in east-central North Carolina that has an opening for an Orthopedic Surgeon to provide locum coverage. Opening Details: Schedule: 24-hour call shifts, specific dates General orthopedic surgery EMR: Meditech Board certification required Complimentary...

CT Surgery APP Opening in North-Central Virginia

  • Posted 19 days ago
  • Virginia
  • Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Locum
A medical center in north-central Virginia has an opening for a Cardiothoracic Surgery Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to provide locum coverage. Opening Highlights: Schedule: 8:00a-4:30p, Monday-Friday Offsite call 2 ORs Typically, 4-8 cases per week Required Skills: Vein harvesting,...

Hand Surgery Opportunity in Central South Carolina - No Call

  • Posted 27 days ago
  • South Carolina
  • Physician
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Locum
Medicus is partnering with a medical center in central South Carolina with an opening for a Hand Surgeon to provide locum coverage. About the Opening: Schedule: 7:30a-5:00p (Mon-Thurs) & 7:30a-12:00p (Fri) No call Clinic Volume: 45 patients on full days Surgical Volume: 5-14 cases per week ...

CT Surgery APP Opportunity in St. Louis, MO

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • Missouri
  • Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Locum
An established client in Saint Louis, Missouri, has an opening for a Cardiothoracic Surgery Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to provide locum coverage. Opening Highlights: Schedule: Day shifts Offsite call Prefers a candidate who can cover all spaces Duties: OR to include endoscopic vein...

Cardiothoracic Surgery Locum in Colorado - 24-Hr Call

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • Colorado
  • Physician
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Locum
Medicus is partnering with a hospital in northern Colorado, 1 hour from Denver, with an opening for a Cardiothoracic Surgeon to provide locum coverage. Opportunity Details: Schedule: 24-hour call Will cover multiple locations EMR: Cerner Must be board-certified Paid travel & lodging If you are...

Pain Management NP Opportunity in Southern New Hampshire

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • New Hampshire
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Locum
Medicus is collaborating with a hospital in southern New Hampshire with an opportunity for a Pain Management Nurse Practitioner to provide ongoing coverage. About the Opportunity: Outpatient setting Schedule: 8a-5p, Monday-Friday No call requirements EMR: eCW Must be board-certified Paid travel &...

Trauma Surgery Opportunity in Central South Carolina

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • South Carolina
  • Physician
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Locum
Medicus has an opportunity for a Trauma Surgeon to provide locum coverage at a medical center in central South Carolina. Opportunity Details: Level II trauma center Schedule: 10-hour day shifts No call Procedures Required: Mainly blunt trauma, penetrating trauma, emergent procedures with general...

Cardiothoracic Surgery APP Opportunities in NYC

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • New York
  • Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Locum
A hospital in New York City has openings for Cardiothoracic Surgery Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistants to provide locum coverage. Opening Highlights: Schedule: 3 days per week in ICU (12-hour shifts) or 4 days per week in OR (10-hour shifts scheduled) Rotating call Prefers a fully...

Surgery Opportunity in Minnesota

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • Minnesota
  • Physician
  • General Surgery
  • Locum
Medicus Healthcare Solutions has an opportunity for a qualified Surgeon to provide coverage for a leading client in central Minnesota. About the Opportunity: Flexible schedule Cases: Bread and butter Endoscopy and Laparoscopy required EMR: Epic Must be board certified Paid travel & expenses If...

Cardiovascular Surgery Locum | Central Massachusetts

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • Massachusetts
  • Physician
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Locum
Medicus is partnering with a hospital in central Massachusetts that has an opening for a Cardiovascular Surgeon to provide locum coverage. Opportunity Details: Flexible schedule Call coverage preferred Busy program and cath lab 3 MD team EMR: Epic Must be board-certified Paid travel & expenses ...

Trauma Surgery Opening in South Carolina - Weekend Coverage

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • South Carolina
  • Physician
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Locum
Medicus has partnered with a hospital in northern South Carolina with an opening for a Trauma Surgeon to assist their team. Opportunity Highlights: Schedule: Monday-Thursday, 5p-7a Call: 24-hour weekend coverage Level I Trauma Center Patient Population: Adult and Pediatric Procedures: Blunt...

Locum Orthopedic Surgery Opportunity in North Carolina

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • North Carolina
  • Physician
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Transitions
Medicus is partnering with a facility in northern North Carolina that has an opportunity for an Orthopedic Surgeon to provide locum coverage. Opportunity Details: Schedule: 8-hour day shifts Offsite call Cases: Bread & butter ortho (hips, knee, some sports) Must be able to do joint replacement ...

General Surgery Contract in Northeastern Arizona

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • Arizona
  • Physician
  • General Surgery
  • Locum
A facility in northeastern Arizona has a contract assignment for a General Surgeon to provide locum coverage. Opportunity Details: Schedule: 7a-3:30p, Monday-Friday Call Duties: Examine, diagnose, and treat by surgical means diseases and injuries Completed residency required Medical malpractice...