Frequently Asked Questions

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

Nothing! It’s a free platform.

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!

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.

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.

DirectShifts provides job opportunities for healthcare professionals in a variety of jobs such as locum, permanent, travel, and per diem jobs.Every day we post new job opportunities for all healthcare occupations across the U.S. such as

  • Physicians (MDs),

  • Nurses

  • APPs

  • Therapists

  • Medical assistants

  • Physician assistants

  • Nurse practitioners

  • Registered nurses

  • Technicians



  • CRNAs

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

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.

Yes! Between our amazing credentialing team and our secure, online platform we store all your documents in one central location so that you can apply for jobs with a click. If you're not licensed to practice in an interested employer's state, we'll help you take care of that too.

The best way to reach us is through the DirectShifts platform. You can also call (917) 310-2460 or email us at for support.

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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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