Collect these documents once. You’ll need them for locum tenens and everything else.

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Nov 6, 2013 12:07:00 PM

Whether you are just completing your training, considering locum tenens work, or ready to interview for permanent jobs, it makes sense to gather and keep copies of the following documents in a secure, accessible place. You will need them to receive privileges in just about any new position and to apply for new state licenses. And should you venture into the fast-paced world of locum tenens, you will want to have them on hand (with copies in our files) when the assignment of your dreams comes along.

  • Birth certificate (if born in the U.S.), naturalization papers, or proof of U.S. employment eligibility
  • Marriage license/name change documents (if applicable)
  • Six (6) legal passport photos for licensing and staff privilege applications
  • Copy of undergraduate diploma
  • Copy of medical school diploma
  • Copy of National Boards certificate or other initial licensing exam scores
  • Copy of all post-graduate training certificates:
    • Internship
    • Residency
    • Fellowship (if applicable)
  • Copy of specialty board certification(s) and recertification(s) (if applicable)
  • Copy of current DEA registration
  • Copy of all state licenses, both active and inactive (your wall certificates and wallet cards)
  • Copy of state controlled substance registrations (if applicable)
  • Copy of ECFMG certificate (if applicable)
  • Copy of ACLS/ATLS/BLS/NALS/PALS/NRP/MSQA certificates (as applicable)
  • Copy of military separation papers (i.e. DD214) (if applicable)
  • Each state has unique requirements for licensure. Some require notarized copies, others have specific wording that must be added before documents are notarized. Still others accept simple copies. VISTA’s licensing team can help you streamline the process according to the requirements of the specific state you wish to be licensed in. Don’t hesitate to call us or complete this briefcontact form!

    VISTA Licensing & Credentialing

Topics: Licensing & Credentialing

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Founded in 1990, VISTA Staffing Solutions helps hospitals, medical practices, and government agencies in the US optimize their physician staffing, ensure quality and continuity of care for patients, and maintain financial stability. A leading provider of US Locum Tenens and Permanent Physician Search Services, VISTA is the only agency that offers both domestic and international work opportunities for locum tenens physicians.

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