Locum tenens professionals bring healthcare behind bars

Associate editor of LocumLife, Karen Tull, wrote an interesting article about a unique working environment that is gaining popularity among locum tenens–working in correctional institutions.

In her article, Correctional Medicine: Locum tenens professionals bring healthcare behind bars, Tull tells the story of two doctors who have been working in the field of correctional medicine, highlighting the career’s requirements and lifestyles. Among the perks of correctional medicine contracts are the potential for faster credentialing, the ability to use any state license to practice in a federal facility, competitive pay rates and quick turnaround on receivables.

With competition starting to heat up in the locum tenens marketplace, contracting with jails and prisons seems to be a niche worth pursuing, especially because these facilities tend to be great payers.