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Locum Tenens - S.W.A.T-like Workforce to Overcome the Absenteeism’s Menace

By Locumpartners Subscribe to RSS | April 20th 2012 | Views:

Over the last few years, absenteeism in many economic sectors has become a very serious issue in the healthcare industry, it has affected their capacity to generate revenue. These affected organizations are consistently striving for a quick solution to this problem. Who can forget the horror of Kenya’s Regime decision which was the top story of many newspapers published on March 8, 2012 across the globe, when the Kenyan Government fired 25,000 nurses who defied the order to return to work from their protest? However, this kind of action is not and should not be the solution for any country to take under uncontrollable circumstances. A better solution to overcome these non-attendance issues is locum tenens jobs.

In this article, we will be exploring this unique Latin term and its advantages -

Definition to the term:

According to, the term “Locum Tenens” is a Latin phrase and the full English translation is “a person who temporarily fulfils the duties of another.” This term is abbreviated to locum in many countries including Australia, New Zealand and UK. The statistics revealed by Locum Tenens USA states that, for the general and administrative jobs, companies heavily relied (92%) on these temporary jobs.

Advantages of being a locum tenens or adopting this work culture:

One of the primary advantages of adapting to a Locum Tenens culture where one will be a temporary worker is to have more time for you. Working as a temporary physician for 2-3 days only can help you to do a job better and with additional care, since already the healthcare professionals work under immense pressure.

You may choose to do part time work, until you get the anticipated break and gain hand-on experience on the medical terminologies. Along with this, you can have great exposure to a world full of challenges before you actually become a part of this specialty world. These part time options are always in demand because the regular employees many times have to take long leaves from their jobs for different reasons like for maternity or ill health.

Advantages of these temporary workers for the healthcare management:

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