locum

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Noun1.locum - 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"
Translations
نائِب طَبيب
-kynězástupce
vikar
staîgengill
laikinas pavaduotojas
doctor vekili

locum

[ˈləʊkəm] N (also locum tenens) (Brit) (frm) → interino/a m/f

locum

[ˈləʊkəm] n (= doctor) → médecin mf suppléant

locum (tenens)

n (Brit) → Vertreter(in) m(f)

locum

[ˈləʊkəm] n (doctor) → medico sostituto; (priest) → vicario

locum

(ˈləukəm) noun
a person who takes the place of another (especially a doctor, dentist etc) for a time.
References in classic literature ?
She explained that her husband was a curate, a good deal older than herself, who had difficulty in getting permanent work since vicars wanted young men to assist them; he earned a little now and then by doing locums when someone took a holiday or fell ill, and a charitable institution gave them a small pension; but her life was lonely, it would be something to do to look after a child, and the few shillings a week paid for it would help her to keep things going.
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 farce has arisen because they wish to treat all locums as employees - even though the local boy has been self-employed for more than 40 years, and HMRC agree that he still is.
My Locum Choice is an online platform that helps pharmacy owners find temporary pharmacists (Locums).
The cases will explore matters relating to appropriate record keeping, and delegation of follow-ups to colleagues, ensuring that locums fulfil their clinical responsibilities.
The health board have seen payments to locums more than double in the last five years as they struggle to attract GPs and consultants to the region.
Reporting and exchange should take place with locums internal environmental controller continuously throughout the project.
On occasion up to 60% of medical staff were locums, leading at times to all three tiers of on-call medical cover being provided by temporary staff".
Carolina Health Staffing grew mostly by word of mouth, and acquired additional locums CRNAs at roughly the same rate as their customer base grew.
Ex-doctor Jean Turner, former director of Scotland Patients Association, said: "It seems a ridiculously high amount but locums don't come cheap.
If money is there to pay locums these exorbitant fees, why aren't they recruiting and training?