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Locum Tenens Industry Feedback (Virtual Event)

Locum Tenens Virtual Event
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST

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Virtual Session Recording -

In coordination with Veterans Health Administration (VHA), the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, Direct Access Program, is hosting a virtual event intended to get feedback from industry, addressing the following question

What barriers prevent you from being a contractor possessing the 3Cs - Capacity, Capability and Credentialing to support the VA’s Locum Tenens Program?

Representatives from VHA Procurement Operations will facilitate the event and collect industry feedback from SDVOSBs and VOSBs possessing NAICS 561320 (Temporary Help-Services).

We hope to gain feedback to reduce or eliminate barriers in the following areas:

•Facilities that experience clinical staffing shortages or increases in workload

•Improve Veterans’ access to care

To register, visit:

Space is limited. If you want to help the VA by providing feedback to the question above, please register immediately.

Locum Tenens Program Background Information:

The VHA Interim Staffing Program’s Locum Tenens entails an internal pool of highly-trained Physicians, Nurse-practitioners, Physician Assistants, Psychologists, and other healthcare professionals who provide temporary staffing assistance to VA healthcare facilities.

If you have questions about the virtual event, please contact the Direct Access Program by e-mail at or by phone at 202-461-4694.


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