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.
It's so much more flexible because it's private. I can say to the clinic, 'These are the days I work,' and they try and make that work. You also see patients at your own pace. We're told to expect to see about three an hour - that's 20 minutes a patient.
Take control of where and when you work for a better work/life balance. Placements last anything from a few hours to a year. Make good money while considering your next move. We can show you ways of working that you may not have considered.
Travel with your work. Thousands of placements are now available in hospitals, clinics and medical centres across Australia and New Zealand. Experience life in a different town, city or country. Spend more time doing the things you love, or with the people you love.
Explore diverse and interesting areas of medicine. Discover a new career path and try different working environments. Feel appreciated and share your time and skills with a community that needs your expertise.
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.