I’m Georgia and I manage ED, ICU and Anaesthetic locum and permanent recruitment at Prescript for junior and consultant doctors. I am known for delivering a first-class service as I always find work for the doctors I partner with.
More about me:
- I have worked in medical recruitment for over four years, having spent three years placing doctors within critical care services across Australia.
- I am experienced in placing locum, fixed term and permanent roles across rural, regional, private and metropolitan hospitals in every state and territory.
- I have placed across a bandwidth of seniorities from RMO’s to Heads of Departments.
Recruitment projects include:
Managing the FACEM roster for a major trauma centre.
Sourcing a senior Emergency Clinician to provide strategic planning for a regional hospital.
Worked alongside private hospitals to fill last minute critical Anaesthetic lists.
Filled exclusive locum vacancies in Intensive Care across Australia.
Coordinated locums for Critical care consultants based overseas to enable them to maintain their AHPRA specialist registration.
From my medical recruitment experience, I have seen the following common problems:
1. Not enough specific information provided about the department or hospital.
I have heard some horror stories about doctors accepting positions and not being provided the key details of the position upfront. Depending on your speciality and seniority you may need to know the following so that you are prepared:
- Is there RMO/REG/CMO support?
- Is there a FACEM available on-call?
- What type of Anaesthetic lists and experience required?
- Is paeds ED/ICU experience required?
- Is there an intensivist on-call?
- How many beds and type of support in the hospital?
- Is the hospital receiving retrievals or transferring out?
- Case mix of admissions / type of presentations?
- Is experience working in a rural setting compulsory?
2. Payment Issues
Not being paid on time? This can happen and it is frustrating for doctors. There can be a number of reasons why mistakes and delays happen:
- Lack of clarity about timeframes for payment.
- Confusion on payment method – ABN, PAYG, VMONEY?
- Is salary packaging offered?
- Is the rate inclusive or exclusive of super?
- What expenses can you claim?
Hospitals can waste a huge amount of time chasing payment due to incorrect information being shared.
3. Lack of customer service
A lack of great customer service means that the little details can be missed which can have a huge impact. Questions to think of include:
- Is indemnity covered?
- First day and arrival information?
- Is a police check and working with children check required?
- Has the provider number application been filled in correctly?
- Is all your credentialing paperwork correct and complete?
- Is relocation support provided?
If these questions aren’t addressed, then there is a chance that there may be a delay in starting.
So how do I help overcome this list of sticking points?
1. Providing specific information
I make sure that you have a hospital fact sheet upfront that covers all the information you would need to know about the position and the department. This means that you are clear on the expectations and you are being matched to a position that best suits your preferences.
2. Getting Paid on Time
I know how important it is to be paid on time. I work hard to make sure that all the doctors I work with have the information they need right from the start. This helps prevent any surprises and reduces delays.
3. Excellent Customer Service
I am very detailed orientated. I know it is the little things that count – I want to provide peace of mind to everyone I work with that they are in good hands. I am known for the service I provide to doctors and hospitals. If you partner with me you can expect a transparent, supportive and personalised service.
I want to be known as the recruitment partner of choice for Critical Care. I have met and spoken to hundreds of ICU, Anaesthetics and ED doctors and admire the work they do. I am really looking forward to helping more doctors achieve their career goals in 2017 and beyond.
I'd love to hear from you. Call, email or click the button below.
Georgia - firstname.lastname@example.org // 0416 544 788