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How often are DirectShifts clinicians paid?

Locum or per diem hires through DirectShifts are paid every two weeks. Direct hires are paid by their new employer.

What types of clinicians can sign up for DirectShifts?

We've helped physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses, and allied health workers join all types of employers across the country.

How much does it cost to use DirectShifts?

DirectShifts is free for clinicians to use. You can reach out to an unlimited number of interested employers at no cost.

Who employs clinicians on DirectShifts?

Clinicians on DirectShifts are generally hired by healthcare employers. DirectShifts may be the employer of record for some locums contracts.

Does DirectShifts provide malpractice insurance?

We provide best-in-class malpractice insurance with full tail coverage, if not provided by your new employer. When it comes to malpractice insurance, we take it very seriously to give you peace of mind!

Did you say DirectShifts helps me file my taxes?

If you're a 1099 employee, taxes can get complicated. Our founding physicians have done it before and understand the pitfalls. That's why we provide an accountant and accurate documents for locum tenens or per diem shift workers.

Does DirectShifts reimburse travel expenses?

We reimburse all travel expenses (including flight and hotel) for travel roles. A personal concierge will be available to manage your travel arrangements during your assignment.

What other benefits does DirectShifts provide?

We hold regular happy hours and private events with experts in career planning, financial advisors, attorneys for contract review, and companies that specialize in disability and life insurance.

Does DirectShifts help with credentialing?

Yes! Your entire credentialing process is handled online. We store all your documents in one central location so that you can apply for jobs in a click. Faxing documents is a thing of the past - simply pull up credentials on your phone. If you're not licensed to practice in an interested employer's state, we'll help you take care of that too.

How can I get in touch with DirectShifts?

The best way to reach us is through our platform. You can also call our phone line or email us for support.

Who's on the DirectShifts team?

DirectShifts was founded by experienced freelance physicians and healthcare entrepreneurs. We're advised by stellar investors, including the former CFO of Epic EMR, the founder of Caremark, and YCombinator. All of us are passionate about building a better recruiting platform for healthcare employers and clinicians alike. We've grown each year since our start in 2018 with a steady managing team.

How many jobs can I post on DirectShifts?

There's no limit to the number of jobs your organization can source on DirectShifts.

Employers get full access to our job board and candidate lists.

Can I turn my temp or locums hires to permanent roles?

We don't like lockout periods. In fact, we strive to match you with clinicians you'll want to work with permanently. If you like a DirectShifts temporary clinician and want to bring them on staff, we'll help you make that happen for a low buyout fee.

Do I need to download any software to use DirectShits?

No software needed! DirectShifts is an online platform that you can use on your browser or mobile phone, like Google Docs.

Users who prefer apps can download our Android/iOS apps, but the experience is the same on mobile web or app.

What kind of jobs can I post on DirectShifts?

We've facilitated direct hire (full-time and part-time), per diem, travel, surge staffing, and locum tenens placements.

We've handled the full spectrum of job titles, from emergency medicine doctors to specialty nurses to medical assistants.

Employers of all sizes have used DirectShifts to source their next hire.

Do you do more than locum tenens?

DirectShifts is a comprehensive recruiting platform for clinicians and employers alike. Our team easily facilitates all types of hires, not just locums.

We do have the full suite of skills needed for locum tenens placement. DirectShifts can handle interstate licensing, timesheets, credentialing, legal work, and malpractice insurance for you.

Does DirectShifts provide malpractice insurance?

We provide best-in-class malpractice insurance with full tail coverage for our locum tenens placements.

Am I allowed to interact directly with clinicians?

Yes - we believe it's important to search, source and interact with clinicians without interference. You can text, email, or call clinicians directly from our platform without waiting for the DirectShifts team.

Simply filter our database for jobseekers based on preferred contract type, licenses, and more. Our AI matching tool can also find the top matches for you automatically.

We believe in pay transparency and will not interfere with employment negotiations unless you request our assistance.