Medical Search is a premier search firm for the health care industry that specializes in temporary or “Locum Tenens” staffing and permanent placement of physicians and other healthcare professionals. We offer clients and candidates services that promote excellence in healthcare by redefining the recruitment process.
At Medical Search we are dedicated to using multiple resources and methods to promote our candidates and locate the ideal opportunity that each healthcare provider may be looking for. Our criteria based matching system is designed to create a perfect fit and allow us to retain both clients and physicians while building up a long term relationship to ensure future business.
Locum, short for the Latin phrase locum tenens ( “place holder,”) is a person who temporarily fulfils the duties of another. For example, a Locum Tenens physician will cover or fill in for another physician who is either absent or otherwise unable to fulfill his/her shift(s). Locum Tenens is also another way that a hospital can bring a physician on for a working interview. Before the hospital blindly signs a contract with a physician, we offer them a way they can try the candidate out on a temporary basis to see if it is a good fit. If the temporary or Locum Tenens assignment goes well, the hospital can feel more confident about offering the physician a permanent contract. This allows both the physician and the hospital an opportunity to ensure that it is a good match for both parties. This proves wise for allied health positions as well.