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What Is Locum Tenens? [VIDEO]

Posted on: June 27, 2019

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In the medical world, “locum tenens” simply refers to healthcare providers who take on temporary short- or long-term jobs to fill gaps created by staffing shortages at hospitals, private practices and companies throughout the United States. These gaps can be as short as one day, or last over a year, and are caused by planned vacations, maternity and sabbatical leaves, or retirements, but they also happen due to unplanned absences, like sudden illness or family emergency.

Life happens. Locum tenens exists because, without an available provider, patients would go unseen and communities suffer. Thanks to the work of locums, patients receive care without missing a beat and healthcare organizations continue to run smoothly.

Since 2001, Barton Associates has partnered with healthcare organizations throughout the United States and its territories, placing qualified physicians, NPs, PAs, dentists and CRNAs into these openings to ensure continuity of patient care.

Your dedicated Barton staffing specialist handles all of the legwork in the hiring process, submitting applications and ensuring there are no gaps in pay - unless you want built in vacation time between contracts. All you need to do is choose your dream job, show up to your assigned location and provide great care!

Interested in learning more about locum tenens? Call a Barton Associates recruiter today to discuss your opportunities!

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Julie Shea
About Julie Shea

Julie Shea is the copywriter at Barton Associates' Peabody, MA, headquarters. Born and raised in Peabody, she joined Barton in November 2018. Julie graduated magna cum laude with a degree in media studies, journalism and digital arts from Saint Michael's College in 2016. 

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