5 Surprising Perks of Locum Tenens Work

Posted by Doximity TF Team

This article was originally published by Dr. Peter Alperin in physicianleaders.org

More and more doctors are interested in locum tenens, and the benefits are positive for patients and doctors alike.

“Locum Tenens” is a direct translation of the Latin phrase meaning, “temporary work.” A locum tenens physician works in the place of a full-time physician when he or she is absent, or when a hospital or practice is short-staffed. For example, locum tenens may fill in for a physician on family or maternity leave or may be temporarily employed by a hospital or practice that is under-staffed. 

 Locum tenens is becoming more common. In fact, Doximity’s recent data report found a steep increase in interest among U.S. physicians in locum tenens job opportunities. 

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Filed under Doximity Reports, locum tenens, recruiting physicians

How to Keep the Conversation Going

Posted by Doximity TF Team

We’ve all experienced a time when a candidate you were excited about either went unresponsive or flat out told you they were no longer interested in your job. It happens, and it’s part of physician recruitment - especially when clinicians are in as high of demand as they are today. The good news is that there are some tactics recruiters can practice to help keep the conversation going -days, months and even years after an initial rejection. 

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Filed under physician recruiting tips, how to keep the conversation going, candidate outreach, recruiting physicians

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