Understanding Your Locum Tenens Agreement

If you are new to working locum tenens positions or a seasoned professional, signing a locum tenens agreement can be taxing. Considering that it is a contract, it is crucial that you understand the terms and requirements. So, what should you look for when reviewing over your locum tenens agreement? Keep reading to find out more.

  1.  Length of contract: It’s important to understand the terms of your contract. Thus, you should see how long your contract will last to ensure it’s something that you are comfortable with.
  2. Payment: You have to know when and how you will be paid for your services and, as a locum tenens provider, you are considered an independent contractor. Thus, you are responsible for paying your income taxes. So not only should you speak with an accountant to determine how to properly file your taxes, but you also make sure you know the company’s payment cycle.
  3. Non-compete: Some staffing agencies include non-compete clauses in their locum tenens agreements, excluding TinkBird. However, it is imperative that you read and understand all aspects of your non-compete to ensure that you do not violate it.

Nevertheless, if you are unsure about any aspects of the contract, make sure to ask your staffing agency.

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