What is a locum recruitment agency?

Locum medical recruitment

A locum agency is a medical recruitment agency that places doctors in either temporary (locum) or permanent roles. Medrecruit is a leading locum recruitment agency. We offer our recruitment services to employers such as hospitals, private practices, and clinics when they have permanent or locum roles which need to be filled.

There are so many benefits to locuming whether it is as a junior doctor or a consultant.

Here's everything you need to know about working with a locum agency and where it can take you.

What are the benefits of locuming?

There are many great reasons to locum. The flexibility that the shorter shifts provide allows doctors to fit the work around their lifestyle and pursue their passions. The travel is another great perk, and some doctors even make a lifestyle out of it. Locuming can be a great way to learn new skills, and work across a variety of hospitals, or get your rural hours up.

How do locum agencies earn money?

Our service is completely free for doctors. We're paid by hospitals and clinics for our services and are preferred suppliers in several states and areas. Because we have a huge network of doctors, we save clinics and hospitals time (and money) by taking the stress out of the hiring and credentialing process.

Are locum doctors paid more?

Yes, in many cases locum doctors have the ability to earn more money. Locum rates vary for a number of reasons, including the urgency of the shift, the amount of notice provided, public holidays, and the specialty. Rates can also range between different states and territories.

On the high-end junior doctors could make up to $2,000 a day, and Consultants are earning up to $3,000 a day with Medrecruit.

Can you do locum work and permanent work at the same time?

Yes, one of the great think about locum work is it offers the flexibility to work at the different hospitals on your days off or take on extra shifts when you need the money or to gain new experiences.

However, the wellbeing of our doctors is extremely important to us, and to avoid burning out, we suggest doctors do take some days off to rejuvenate.

How do I find locum jobs?

A locum recruitment agency, like Medrecruit, can help place you in locum roles that suit your career or lifestyle goals. When perusing the locum lifestyle most doctors choose to work with a medical agency because the agency takes care of all the logistics. When you register with Medrecruit you get access to over 2,000 doctor jobs all over Australasia, and in most cases, we cover your travel and accommodation.

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05 June 2022Article by Julia Medrecruit Editor