Physicians' Panel: The Changing Reputation of Locum Tenens

The Changing Reputation of Locum Tenens

Among the topics discussed during Staff Care's 2012 physicians' panel was the how the reputation of locum tenens healthcare workers has shifted over the past decades.

Ten or even 20 years ago, the work of locum tenens and their place within the medical community were both significantly different than they are today. Our panel of experts describes some of those changes, such as the fact that more and more physicians are embracing locum tenens as a lifestyle choice for its flexibility and opportunity.

In addition facilities are increasingly embracing locum tenens workers as well, out of a stronger understanding of their importance in the industry. The net result? In general, there’s more respect for locum tenens workers: “It has a huge place in today’s medicine, which it hasn’t always had.”

Check out the video below to get the full story, and be sure to check out other healthcare staffing videos at the Staff Care YouTube channel.


Do you agree that the reputation of locum tenens workers is changing in today’s evolving healthcare market? Is it improving, in your experience? Join the conversation! Sound off in the comments below and share your thoughts.

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