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Manager, Locums Optimization (Remote Position) in Knoxville, TN at TeamHealth

Date Posted: 1/4/2019

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Job Description

This position may be 100% remote.


Responsible for overall communication and locum tenen recruitment action plans, interfacing with both internal clients and external locum vendors, logistical coordination of provider engagements and partnering with internal and external locum vendors to ensure appropriate resource allocation to a specified set of TH facilities.


  • Performs as the initial point of contact for locum requirements to achieve consistent, managed expectations and delivery of service.
  • Proactively tailors recruitment strategies and executes communication plans with stakeholders to achieve expected results.
  • Manages the Locum Sourcing Specialists role to effectively optimize internal and external locum resources to meet clients staffing needs.
  • Participates in all start-up strategy calls as the locum optimization subject matter expert providing guidance as to best practices and strategies for initial locum staffing.
  • Facilitates conflict resolution and relationship management regarding service and quality issues pertaining to internal and external locums
  • Facilitates discussions of external locum buy-out with stakeholders
  • Coordinates with TH, D&Y and external credentialing resources to ensure locum clinicians receive hospital privileges by specified assignment start dates.
  • Partners with D&Y recruitment leaders and external vendor account managers to identify mutual strategies to better service and support locum needs (i.e. Licensing out-of-state physicians, credentialing secondary candidates for more complete coverage, etc.).
  • Identifies opportunities to provide potential operating/process efficiencies
  • Ensure maximization of candidate availability/utilization on facility schedules
  • Manages all locum tenen open and closed positions
  • Generates and distributes reports to all stakeholders (internal and external)
  • Performs special projects and other duties as needed that may be assigned by management.


Job Requirements


  • Four year college degree is required. Graduate credential preferred.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of experience in project management-related role, preferably healthcare
  • Three (3) or more years of direct healthcare staffing experience in the locum tenens
    • Excellent computer skills with intermediate level of experience with Microsoft Word and Excel and an ability to learn new computer applications.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking
  • Excellent judgment/decision making
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to adapt to and to facilitate change.
  • Ability to handle stress and to resolve conflict.
  • Ability to consistently achieve defined business goals and deadlines.


  • Job is performed in a well-lighted, climate controlled modern office setting.
  • Occasional lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs.
  • Moderate bending and standing.
  • Prolonged sitting.
  • Extensive telephone usage.
  • Extensive work with computer/PC.
  • Moderate to high level of stress.
  • Occasional travel to client locations.
  • This position may require manual dexterity and/or frequent use of the computer, telephone, 10-key, calculator,   office machines (copier, scanner, fax, etc.) and/or the ability to perform repetitive motions and/or meet production standards to comply with the essential functions. Also, may require physical and/or mental stamina to work overtime, additional hours beyond a regular schedule and/or more than five days per week.


Cooperative, positive, courteous and professional behavior and conduct is an essential function of every position.

All employees must be able to work with others beyond giving and receiving instructions. This includes getting along with co-workers, peers and management without exhibiting behavior extremes. Job functions may require personal leadership

skills such as conflict resolution, negotiating, instructing, persuading, speaking with others as well as responding appropriately to job performance feedback from the supervisor. Additionally, the information contained in this job description has been designated to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.