What is Locum Tenens?

A “Locum” is a person who temporarily fulfills the duties of another. “Locum tenens” means “place holder.”  A locum tenens provider fills healthcare needs, whether it be a for a healthcare provider on vacation or filling in for a permanent vacancy.

Many choose to work locum tenens due to the flexibility of scheduling, learning about and understanding different healthcare environments, and the opportunity to travel.