Why Us?

Your Source for Physician and Advanced Practice Professionals

SUMO Medical Staffing provides locum tenens staffing and permanent placement services to hospitals, medical centers, private practitioners and government facilities nationwide. The definition of locum tenens is a person who substitutes for another person on a temporary basis. With SUMO Medical Staffing, clients will find that we are not your average healthcare recruiting agency and that we take great pride in what we do and how we do it. We help place medical professionals in specialties such as psychiatry , internal medicine , hospitalist , family practice (FP) , ER/urgent care, pediatrics and more. Clients and medical professionals will experience the highest level of customer service with SUMO Medical Staffing and will see that we truly listen to what the needs of their clinics are and then work endlessly to meet their expectations.

The Right Job in the Right Location

Our goal is to match the right candidate with the right position based on our clients’ needs and the candidate’s skills, goals, strengths and interests. Whether it is a family practice job, psychiatry job, advanced practice position or other temporary healthcare job, we will do our best to find the right fit for you. We are not interested in just sending over a physician or advanced practice professional that is simply put, “available” for the requested dates. We thoroughly screen and interview every candidate we work with.

“Our goal is to match the right candidate with the right position…”

Within the last 20 years, the need for physician and advanced practice professional services has grown dramatically. Until healthcare practitioner supply meets demand, the medical industry is going to suffer a loss in revenue because of the shortage of qualified staff. The process of bringing on a new physician or advanced practice professional can take one to two years or more in certain specialties and locations.

“Within the last 20 years, the need for physician and advanced practice professional services has grown dramatically.”

To avoid this loss of coverage and revenue and possibly reducing your daily census, we can offer several comprehensive solutions. For example, many of our healthcare providers are searching for that ideal position but are hesitant to sign on to just anything without giving the position a test run first. With SUMO Medical Staffing we specialize in the “try before you buy” scenario. This way both the facility and healthcare practitioner can verify that it is a good fit and decide if they would like to make the transition from a locums tenens physician or advanced practice professional to a full time permanent staff member.

To find out more and to have us start sending you well qualified candidates, please call a SUMO Medical Staffing  consultant at 1-877-706-4949 for physicians and 1-888-444-3590 for advanced practice professionals.  SUMO Medical Staffing is a proud member of the National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations (NALTO) and adheres to the strict ethical guidelines and industry standards.

Management Team

Jeff Parker

Chief Executive Officer

Jeff Parker has been in the healthcare staffing industry for 20 years now. Jeff started out working the books in the accounting department with a larger organization and held many different positions with that company before leaving and launching SUMO Medical Staffing in 2007. “I felt that clients and providers want to have a single point of contact and that is what our goal has been with this company”. Jeff is constantly looking at how many lives the SUMO providers touch each year and he finds great joy in knowing that we are making a difference with these patients, families and communities. Jeff is very passionate about this industry and is constantly looking at ways to improve the way we do business. When Jeff is not working he enjoys spending time with his family in the Wasatch Mountains. Whether it is hiking, biking or skiing being in the outdoors is where he feels most at home.

Boyd Waters

Chief Operations Officer

Boyd has been in the Healthcare Staffing Industry for over 13 years. He helped launch SUMO Medical Staffing in 2007 along with Jeff Parker. Boyd manages the Operations of SUMO along with leading the Government team. He also continues to maintain and manage a few select clients and physicians that he has worked with for several years to stay close to the everyday aspects of the business. Boyd is married and has 3 children who he loves to spend time with when he's not at work. He also loves both watching and playing sports, traveling to new locations, and being outdoors.

Kelly Nackos

Chief Strategy Officer

Kelly has been in the healthcare staffing and recruiting sector for over 30 years and is a tenured industry leader. He launched Allied Health Search in 2009 to help meet the burgeoning demand for healthcare staffing services by Advanced Practice Professionals. Additionally, Kelly remains on the front lines mentoring team members to ensure that our Service offering includes a laser-like approach in meeting client expectations. Kelly truly has a passion for the staffing industry and being involved in all aspects of the company. Outside the office, Kelly enjoys being in the outdoors, whether he’s on the golf course, camping, traveling or spending time with his five grandchildren.

Kevin Anderson

Chief Finance Officer

Kevin has 10 years of experience in the healthcare staffing industry. He received his undergraduate degree in Accounting from the University of Utah and his MBA with an emphasis in Accounting from Westminster College. In addition to his CFO role, he handles several accounts for key clients and enjoys the relationships that are built while fulfilling client’s needs. Outside of work, he enjoys golfing, sports, and spending time with his wife and young son. He loves to go camping, hiking and most other outdoor activities with his family.