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Locum Leaders Links Physicians to New Jobs and Clinical Education Through Social Media
Date:4/28/2009

National healthcare recruiting firm reports survey showing increased use of Facebook and social networks by doctors and nurses.

ALPHARETTA, Ga., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Locum Leaders (http://www.locumleaders.com), a leading recruiting firm specializing in physician and CRNA temporary staffing known as locum tenens, today announced the launch of a Locum Link, an innovative social media initiative for healthcare professionals.

Locum Link features career and lifestyle blogs, links to Facebook and other popular social networks, and medical education offered in partnership with a leading online community for physicians.

The Locum Link portal offers a new twist on traditional medical recruiting and reflects a growing interest among healthcare providers in social media. In a recent Locum Leaders survey of physicians and CRNAs, 56% said they participated in or were interested in social networks; 37% of respondents said they belonged to Facebook.

Locum Link is found on the Locum Leaders' website. Highlights of the site include:

  • Expert blogs on Travel, Finance, and Technology
  • Job placement advice from Locum Leaders' recruiters
  • Access to real-time job updates through Twitter
  • Links to the Locum Leaders' community on Facebook
  • World-class medical education and clinical updates from QuantiaMD, an interactive clinician community offering online and mobile multimedia content

"We're committed to building relationships with our physician and nurse job seekers. We view social media and online communities, like Facebook, as important tools that strengthen and add value to these relationships," said Will Drescher, CEO, Locum Leaders.

"The Locum Link area of our website also enables peer-to-peer communication so our locum tenens providers can share their common experiences with one another," Drescher added.

For more information: http://www.locumleaders.com/locum_link or contact agramling@locumleaders.com.

About Locum Leaders

Locum Leaders is a leading medical recruiting firm specializing in locum tenens, which is the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. medical staffing industry. The Alpharetta, GA-based company recruits and places physicians, including hospitalists, anesthesiologists, and CRNAs in temporary jobs at healthcare facilities nationwide. Locum Leaders is a member of the National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations (NALTO). For more information and to find locum tenens jobs, visit the company's website at www.locumleaders.com, email info@locumleaders.com or call 877-562-8656 (877-LocumJobs).

    Media Contact Information

    Contact name:           Alex Gramling
    Phone:                  877-562-8656
    Fax:                    678-775-6417
    Email:                  agramling@locumleaders.com

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