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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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When I worked as a GP, I paid the locum more than myself.
The RCS warned that some locums, who are supposed to be employed in the short-term, have been working in NHS trusts for up to five years, and not always with appropriate qualifications.
Staff Care estimates that 30,000-40,000 physicians worked on a locum tenens basis in 2010.
His only UK experience had been as a locum at another hospital - where he was banned from doing anything but basic work.
Rates for locums generally vary from $90 to $180 an hour depending on experience and the type of shift, but can reach $250 for a senior doctor required at the last minute in a regional area or on a public holiday, or when the hospitals bidding against each other push up the price,' it reported.
The locum wanted to repay the community for the kindness he had received during his time on the island.
Doctors fees in general practice have soared in the past two years and chairman David Molony said that, while most of the 84 active members were keen to continue with their racecourse work, they had to engage locums to carry out their ordinary duties on the days they took off to go racing.
He said: "Our information from around Wales is that many departments rely heavily on locum consultants to keep the service running.
The Locum Tenens Experience: A Comparison with a University Faculty Practice.
She said: "Back in December, the Health Minister said that she would consider my request with her officials to establish a Welsh doctor locum bank.
Locum pharmacists and technicians who sign up add their availability to the diary which is then searched for available locums when a pharmacy posts a vacancy.
Meanwhile, the Royal Liverpool hospital needed just PS10,000 worth of locum cover for its A&E department over the same period.