What is a locum tenens surgeon?
Locum Tenens is a latin phrase that means “place-holder”. Locum tenens surgeon is a term used to describe a surgeon who works temporary positions in hospitals and surgical practices. Surgeons who practice on a locum tenens basis are often called a locums surgeon. A locum tenens surgery job may entail weekend coverage or may last for a few weeks, a few months, or up to a year or longer.