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A locum is a doctor working in a position to cover a medical vacancy that is not considered to be a permanent position. This can range from a shift of a few hours to a block of shifts.
Medic Oncall places doctors from PGY2 through to Consultant Specialists in locum work throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Generally no, you are not able to locum in your home or parent hospital network. There are some exceptions to this and you will need to verify with Medic Oncall.
Once your registration process with Medic Oncall is complete, a Customer Service Representative will contact you to discuss your availability and job preferences. We will then contact you when suitable jobs become available. You will also be able to access our shift list online to view all available jobs and work with your Customer Service Representative to source work in your location of choice.
As a Medic Oncall doctor, you have an obligation to notify us of any conditions on your registration. Medic Oncall has a non-discrimination policy and will endeavour to source suitable positions within the scope of your conditions.
Medic Oncall recommends all locums hold medical indemnity insurance, independent of their current health service provider or employer.
Rates of pay are determined by our clients and reflective of overtime rates plus percentage loadings if the work is on a casual basis. We work with our medical practitioners and health service providers to ensure optimal financial security from our placements. Locum agencies DO NOT set the rate of pay for doctors.
Many healthcare providers outside of metropolitan areas are happy to cover the costs of travel and accommodation. Our Customer Service Representative will be able to inform you of these details.
Yes. Rates of pay differ depending on where the work is based, the type of shift you work or when the shift may be. Pay rates are set by the health care service.
Medic Oncall wants candidates to have access to as many vacancies as possible. By having these documents on file we are increasing your immediate chances of being accepted for available positions throughout Australia.
Medic Oncall requires the names of three consultant level referees who have supervised your work over the past 12 months.
For Registrar level positions, we require the names of three consultant level referees who have supervised your work in the specific field of medicine you wish to work in.
Medic Oncall staff will endeavour to complete your registration as quickly as possible. To do this, we need to receive the required documents from you and your referees promptly.
National Medical Registration has replaced individual state based registration in Australia. This makes it much easier for you to locum in all states and territories. However, each hospital or healthcare provider might require different documentation to be completed prior to commencement of work. Our Customer Service Representative will be able to answer your questions about this.
Medic Oncall requires all relevant documents to be certified by a member of a certain profession, which includes but is not limited to - police officer, teacher, solicitor, lawyer, pharmacist, medical practitioner. For our full list please call 1300 66 22 66. Alternatively we can arrange for one of our friendly staff members to cite your documentation.