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locum

/lo·cum/ (lo´kum) [L.] place.
locum te´nens , locum te´nent a practitioner who temporarily takes the place of another.

locum

adjective Referring to a professional post which is temporarily filled by an appropriately qualified and registered/licensed professional.

noun A health professional who is under temporary contract of employment, filling a post currently vacant due to maternity leave, post-holder’s leave of absence, pending arrival of permanent post-holder, etc.
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As independent contractors, locum doctors are engaged within various hospitals on a temporary, daily or weekly, and sometimes on a recurring basis (Alonzo & Simon, 2008).
Primary care remained top locum tenens specialty in 2016 2016 2014 2012 Primary 1 1 1 care (FP, IM, Ped) Hospitalist 2 3 3 Behavioral 3 2 2 health Emergency 4 6 6 medicine Nurse 5 4 9 practitioner Note: Based on a survey of 206 heath care facility administrators.
Max and Steve were co-workers at a regional hospital and complained to each other about the randomness of whether or not they would get a locum placement when they had their times off.
When I worked as a GP, I paid the locum more than myself.
Trusts say they are now looking at ways they can reduce spending on locum and agency workers.
If money is there to pay locums these exorbitant fees, why aren't they recruiting and training?
NYSE: AHS) said it has completed the acquisition of Onward Healthcare, Locum Leaders and Medefis from OGH, LLC for a total purchase price of USD82.
OGH, LLC includes nurse and allied healthcare staffing firm Onward Healthcare, national locum tenens provider Locum Leaders and SaaS-based vendor management system provider Medefis.
The 45-year-old allegedly worked as locum doctor while suspended and on sickness.
Temporary doctors / Locum tenens is a formal market for doctors employed on a temporary basis.
Worthy Locums Ltd matches locum pharmacists, pharmacy dispensers and delivery drivers, to vacancies across the North-east and North-west.
17m on locum - or relief - and agency health workers in 2013, compared to PS380,000 spent on the same unit four years earlier.