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Happy National Locum Tenens Week 2020! [VIDEO]

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    Locum Tenens Tax Webinar 2020: Featuring Andrew D. Schwartz, CPA

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    How to Come Back From a Bad Day

    We’ve all had them. Phone calls interrupt you every time you try to place an order. You don’t have time to review a patient’s chart without being called away for an emergency. You spill coffee on your clothes. Something. Anything. Everything. Your least favorite nurse and ER doctor are on duty with ...

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