Covelo Direct

Flexible locum tenens opportunities

Find a temporary position to practice medicine where and when you choose.

Looking for new experiences and opportunities to travel? Covelo Direct has locum tenens roles across the U.S. that can give you the chance to practice in a new clinical settings across the country.

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Why Locum Tenens?

Travel Opportunities

Temporary positions offer the opportunity to travel to different parts of the country and get a feel for a wide variety of regional and community settings.

Flexible Schedules

Locum tenens positions often have more flexible schedules than permanent placements and offer unique opportunities for work/life balance.

Short or Long Placements

Locum tenens positions can range in duration from a few weeks to a few months so you can choose the timing that works best for your life right now.

Extra Income

Many healthcare providers use locum tenens placements to supplement income from other sources by taking positions during slow periods or gaps between permanent positions.

Clinical Variety

With locum tenens placements you can be exposed to a variety of clinical settings and gain experience across a wide swath of healthcare systems.

Fill a Critical Need

Physician and nursing shortages are at an all-time high with healthcare facilities needing immediate help to fill gaps due to retirement, paid leave, sabbatical, and other sudden departures.

Professional healthcare placements across the U.S.

Covelo Direct builds meaningful partnerships with healthcare facilities and private practices across the country to offer you the best high-acuity positions available. 

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We have locum tenens placements available across all specialties and sub-specialties to help you find the opportunity that aligns with your clinical skills and expertise.

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Physician Assistants

Looking to fill a critical need for a team in need? Covelo Group has placements in a wide variety of settings critical to addressing gaps in patient care.

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Advanced Practitioners

Find a role that matches your clinical experience and interests, gives you new opportunities to grow, and gives you new opportunities to grow your career.

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Is Locum Tenens right for you?

There are many reasons healthcare providers choose Locum Tenens placements and our team of experts will work with you to find the right fit. Here are some of the most common reasons medical professionals come to us looking for Locum Tenens Placements:

  • I want to practice medicine in a new environment.
  • I want to achieve a higher income level than my previous positions.
  • I want to expand my skill set.
  • I want to work in a variety of settings and healthcare systems.

How it works

We’re with you every step of the way, from your initial search to your first day on the job.

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Tell us what you’re looking for and where, your skills and experience, relevant certifications, your preferences and concerns.

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We’ll schedule a time to dig deeper into your story to understand your current situation, what you want in your next position, and your personal and career needs.

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We’ll introduce you to the appropriate credentialing contacts and maintain open lines of communication to obtain necessary documentation to ensure the fastest turnaround time possible.

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After verifying your information, experience, skills, credentials, and preferences we’ll get to work finding the right match and setting up phone screenings with employers.

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Once we’ve found the right match for you, we’ll confirm all the details, confirm and book travel and lodging, and get you ready for your first day on the job while also following up each week for payroll and administrative needs and to help search for your next assignment or extend your assignment.

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Why choose Covelo Direct?

We’ve been placing medical professionals in permanent placements for mor e than 15 years and our staff has more than 40 years of combined experience.

Nationwide Placements

Whether you’re looking for a big city or a rural community, on the east coast, west coast or somewhere in between, we can place you where you want to be.

Custom Matching

We take the time to get to know you and your individual needs so we can find the right position and environment to help you move forward in your career and life.

High-Quality Roles

Because we focus on placing high-acuity positions, you can rest assured we are spending our energy finding the very best professional healthcare positions available.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is a Locum Tenens placement?

Locum Tenens is a Latin term that refers to “one filling an office for a time or temporarily taking the place of another.” It refers in the medical field to a temporary job for a physician or advanced provider (NP, PA) within a healthcare organization to fill a wide variety of staffing gaps. These assignments can range from daily coverage up to 12 months (and sometimes longer) depending on the needs of the organization.

How does Locum Tenens work?

Healthcare organizations use professional services such as Covelo Direct to provide staffing solutions. Covelo Direct maintains relationships with a wide variety of healthcare organizations nationwide. Our team of experts will work with you to understand your preferences and goals to find a Locum Tenens position that fits.

Who Can Be a Locum?

The vast majority of locum assignments are for fully licensed Physicians, Physician’s Assistants (PA), and Nurse Practitioners (NP) but can also include Dentists and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA).

Will I be an employee of Covelo Direct?

As a locum tenens employee you are part of the Covelo Direct team, and we make sure you feel that way. Though you’re on the books as an independent contractor, we make sure all of our locum tenens employees are provided 24/7 support and know they can count on us to take care of their every need. Providers submit their weekly timesheets to Covelo Direct and are paid on a bi-weekly basis through our payroll process.

Does Covelo Direct provide malpractice insurance for Locum Tenens providers?

Yes, Covelo Direct provides everything you need including malpractice insurance.

Why do I need Covelo Direct for Locum - can’t I just do it on my own?

Covelo Direct manages everything from start to finish, including all administrative work, credentialing, travel arrangements, and onboarding. Our 40+ years of combined experience working with medical professional helps you navigate these waters. Let us go to work for you so you can focus on providing the best possible care for your patients.

What if I’m not a Physician, Physician Assistant or Advanced Practitioner?

Covelo Direct only places high-acuity positions. If you’re looking for temporary healthcare positions, please visit our sister company, Covelo Group.

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