What is Locum Tenens?
Locum tenens is Latin for “holding/possessing/maintaining the position." In the healthcare industry this term refers to a physician who is filling a temporary assignment. There are many reasons why some doctors choose to pursue locum tenens work. These include: Physicians who have recently completed their residencies, have not established a practice, are interested in trying different assignments, enjoy traveling, tired of managing their own practice, or who are interested in extending the period before retirement.
Medestar is a locum tenens physician recruitment firm, matching top physicians in all specialties, CRNAs, nurse practitioners and physician assistants with the nation’s leading facilities.
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