locum tenens


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lo·cum te·nens

 (lō′kəm′ tē′nĕnz′, tĕn′ənz)
n. pl. locum te·nen·tes (tə-nĕn′tēz)
A person, especially a physician or cleric, who substitutes temporarily for another.

[Medieval Latin locum tenēns : Latin locum, accusative of locus, place + Latin tenēns, present participle of tenēre, to hold.]

locum tenens

(ˈləʊkəm ˈtiːnɛnz)
n, pl locum tenentes (təˈnɛntiːz)
chiefly Brit a person who stands in temporarily for another member of the same profession, esp for a physician, chemist, or clergyman. Often shortened to: locum
[C17: Medieval Latin: (someone) holding the place (of another)]

lo•cum te•nens

(ˈloʊ kəm ˈti nɛnz, ˈtɛn ɪnz)

n., pl. locum te•nen•tes (təˈnɛn tiz)
a temporary substitute, esp. for a doctor or member of the clergy.
Also called, esp. Brit., locum.
[1635–45; < Medieval Latin locum tenēns literally, (one) holding the place]
lo′cum-te′nen•cy, n.

locum tenens

A Latin phrase meaning place-holding, used to mean a person who acts as a temporary substitute for someone else, especially a physician.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.locum tenens - someone (physician or clergyman) who substitutes temporarily for another member of the same profession
backup man, fill-in, reliever, stand-in, backup, substitute, relief - someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult); "the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes"; "we need extra employees for summer fill-ins"
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“He was reared in the family of my grandfather; served him for many years during their campaigns at the West, where he became attached to the woods; and he was left here as a kind of locum tenens on the lands that old Mohegan (whose life my grandfather once saved) induced the Delawares to grant to him when they admitted him as an honorary member of their tribe.
"You must remember," said Summerlee, sourly, "that I have a large class in London who are at present at the mercy of an extremely inefficient locum tenens. This makes my situation different from yours, Professor Challenger, since, so far as I know, you have never been entrusted with any responsible educational work."
To achieve this, doctors combined strategies, including managing finances, consolidating debt, and working locum tenens or taking extra shifts.
28 June 2019 - New Jersey, US-based healthcare staffing and solutions provider Aequor Healthcare Services has acquired Georgia, US-based Locum Connections, LLC, to expand growth in the Physician and NP/APP locum tenens space, the company said.
The President of the Court of Appeal, Zainab Bulkachuwa, is leading the charge with the self-appointed locum tenens of the Council, Justice Umaru Abdullahi, coordinating the latest effort to rid the system of Walter Onnoghen and get Tanko a reprieve.
We excluded postings for locum tenens, residency, fellowship, and nonpathologist positions.
Jaime Clarke will speak on the panel "There's an App for That: What Human Cloud Means for Healthcare Staffing." Justin Visser will speak on the panel "Strategies in Locum Tenens and Advanced Practice Staffing." Both panels take place on Wednesday, November 7, 2018.
The emergency department locum tenens staff recruiter was persuasive.
Following an eventful race Chrysostomos was initially elected as locum tenens, and later became the new archbishop.
Locum tenens physicians work for external staffing agencies that contract with Mayo to pick up available shifts.
Flexible schedules, short-term assignments, travel opportunities, and clinical experience at various locations are some of the reasons owing to which healthcare staff prefers to work as locum tenens or travel nurses.