- Douglas, Queensland AU
- $4,500 per day
- NOW ~ 31 Jul 2024
Life as a doctor demands you give everything. Dr Sam Hazledine learned this first as an intern. Years later Medrecruit was his response. Sam successfully lobbied the World Medical Association to amend the Declaration of Geneva (the modern-day Hippocratic Oath) to include:
I will attend to my own health, wellbeing, and abilities in order to provide care of the highest standard.
Medrecruit continue to advocate for, educate and work towards better health and wellbeing for all doctors. With a multitude of locum opportunities across Australia, there are countless ways to pursue a lifestyle and career that suits your needs.
The team at Medrecruit made me feel like they genuinely cared about my satisfaction and wellbeing. I was contacted regularly to ensure I was happy with my placements!
Get time back for the things you love outside of medicine, enhance your lifestyle, and reclaim work-life balance. But don't take our word for it, 91% of our locum doctors said their lifestyle was improved.
Locum doctors can earn fantastic rates with flexible hours and locations across Australia and New Zealand. No matter your future financial goals - locuming is a great way to boost your earnings.
For most placements, your travel and accommodation costs are covered. This means you get to explore new places with no cost to you.
Not sure working as a locum doctor is the right fit for your medical career at present? We have a wide variety of permanent doctor jobs available across New Zealand and Australia. From vibrant city centers to idyllic rural communities, we offer the perfect opportunity for you to carve out your career and make a lasting impact.
Enjoy the stability of long-term employment while still indulging your passion for practicing medicine. Our extensive network of healthcare facilities and hospitals ensures that we can match your skills and interests to the ideal permanent role, providing a fulfilling and rewarding experience. Think permanent work might be the right fit for you?
Yes! Most locum placements offer travel and accommodation arrangements. We can help negotiate this for you. This is usually hospital accommodation or a nice bed and breakfast, and flight or petrol reimbursement.
Locum placements can be as short as a couple of days, though most doctors prefer slightly longer placements (a few weeks or months) so there’s time to get to know the area and the team.
Medrecruit also works with doctors to find permanent roles.
Your registration number, a current CV and three references are the essentials of any job application. Other paperwork that's commonly required is:
What you'll need can vary slightly between Australian states and in New Zealand. Some states/locations also ask you complete an online training course (eMedical Courses). We're here to help guide you through the requirements and we'll give you a checklist detailing everything you need.
Nope! Our service is 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.
This depends on where you work – the hospital or clinic chooses how a doctor is paid. This will work one of three ways:
Your recruitment specialist can let you know which method you’ll be paid by for each job you undertake.
Locum doctor salaries in Australia are influenced by specialisation, experience, location, and the placement's duration.
Specialisation: Specialists often earn between $2,000 to $3,500 AUD per day.
Experience: Juniors might earn $150 to $200 AUD per hour, with Registrars doctors earning up to $2800 per day.
Location: In remote or rural regions, locum doctors often earn up to 50% more than in urban areas due to medical professional shortages.
Thanks to the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act, New Zealand general practitioners are acknowledged in Australia. However, they're required to register with the Medical Board of Australia and will need to meet specific criteria. If you are a NZ GP looking to locum in Australia, simply register for our free service and our team will support you through every step of the process.
In Australia doctors can locum after PGY+2. To become a locum doctor in Australia, firstly ensure you have a valid medical degree and are registered with the Medical Board of Australia. Next, choose a reputable locum agency, like Medrecruit, to represent you. They'll help match you with suitable roles, that align with your career goals and allow for flexbility in your lifestyle.
Yes, after you reach PGY+2 you can locum in Australia. Ensure you have a recognised medical degree and are registered with the Medical Board of Australia. You can utilise a locum agency, like Medrecruit, to find suitable placements. Rural areas often have higher demand.
Yes, locum work is often considered freelance. Locum doctors temporarily fill positions on an as-needed basis, allowing flexibility in choosing contracts. They aren't typically tied to one permanent employer, akin to freelance professionals in other fields. How you are paid will depend on where you work.
In Australia, GP locum rates can vary based on location, demand, and experience. On average, GP locums may earn $1,200 to $2,800 AUD per day. Rates can be higher in remote areas due to scarcity.