What is locum tenens? In Latin, the phrase means “one holding a place.” In healthcare, it means holding a temporary position as a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant.
Who hires locum tenens professionals? Some hospitals and facilities around the country use locums to cover for permanent staff who take time off. Others request help when they’re understaffed or need extra support for seasonal outbreaks. Assignments can be as short as a day shift or weekend, as long as several months, and anything in between.
That’s the beauty of locum tenens: every assignment is individual. And CompHealth can match you with the one that meets your individual needs.
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