Alpharetta, Georgia (PRWEB) January 16, 2012 Locum Leaders, a national recruitment firm specializing in physician and CRNA temporary staffing, also known as locum tenens, has been awarded a five-year contract to provide locum tenens services to the Navy Medical Logistics Command (NMLC).
The award is a 5-year IDIQ, task order contract with a ceiling value of $49,999,900. Under the contract, Locum Leaders can provide comprehensive locum tenens services at any Navy Military Treatment Facility (MTF) or associated branch clinic anywhere in the United States.
Also included in the scope of the contract is any Department of Defense (DoD) or Coast Guard Military Treatment Facility that has been granted authority under §10 USC 1091 and whose personnel are located within the United States.
Healthcare providers that may work as locum tenens under the contract include any specialty recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA); and psychologists, optometrists, physical therapists, podiatrists, or other professional-level medical positions. Locum tenens assignments will be up to 12 months.
“The contract is a testament to our firm’s experience, quality and service,” said Will Drescher, CEO, Locum Leaders.”We are pleased to work with the Navy to help meet its short-term and long-term healthcare needs.”
“Locum tenens physicians play a vital role delivering high-quality care to our nation’s military,” added Robert Harrington, MD, SFHM, a practicing hospitalist and Chief Medical Officer for Locum Leaders. “The NMLC contract will open up new placement opportunities for our locum tenens providers.”
Temporary assignments at U.S. government healthcare facilities are attractive to physicians for a variety of reasons, said Dr. Harrington. Government facilities recognize any state medical license, offering greater choice for locum tenens providers. Also, many physicians value the opportunity to give back to their country through temporary work at military facilities.
By Tim Spagnola
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