Who at Prescript was on 'The Young Doctors'?

And the answer is…

Hugo Scales - Prescript’s Finance and Payments Manager!

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I’m Hugo, Finance and Payments Manager at Prescript Recruitment. I make sure doctors are paid correctly and promptly. I’m always happy to answer your questions and talk you though all the different payment methods available. Read my blog to find out how I ended up in medical recruitment, and my ‘interesting’ connection to the medical world..

My Story

I joined the wonderful Prescript Recruitment in September of 2017. Working several days a week, I was immediately made to feel part of the team, and an important part of it at that! Such a warm welcome!

It is a surprise to some that I have landed in medical recruitment, although on the finance-management side. For someone who left school and studied theatre arts for four years, then pursued a career as an actor for over a decade, there is little synergy or vertical integration in this, or any, career path.

Despite this, my colleagues believe, with some considerable mirth but genuine excitement, that my latter connection to the medical world was heavily influenced by my first professional gig as an actor in the 1970s and early 80s Oz soap opera “The Young Doctors”. My clarification that I was only in the show for six months and played a misbehaving hospital orderly, although the brother of a Dr in the cast, has done little to dampen this amusing theory.

If early influences were to dictate my future the more likely scenario would have seen me end up as a hotelier or restauranteur, as I worked many more bars and eateries than appeared on stage or screen, though not exclusively so.

The reality is that I did free myself of the catering world, living and working in the United States of Hollyweird for 10-years. I had initially moved there to take part in a Shakespeare Festival in Northern California but transitioned to behind the scenes work in the film industry in Los Angeles and as a freelance Production Coordinator.

The transition into administration, and away from the uncertainty of marketing one's persona as a hireable commodity, should start to make more sense.

I returned to Sydney and continued with some TV coordinating, but the landscape in Australia remains a very different proposition to an ‘industry’ town like LA. Still, I focused on working within some proximity of creativity and spent some years in finance and administration for an award-winning sourdough bakery, then a busy concert hall, and did casual bookkeeping for some small businesses.

So here I am, always keen to be part of a team of enthusiastic, collaborative professionals which is where I have once again happily found myself.


More About Hugo Scales

Hugo is Prescript’s Finance and Payments Manager. He makes sure doctors are paid correctly and promptly.

hugo@prescript.com.au // 1300 755 498

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Prescript are medical recruitment specialists.

At Prescript we’re known for helping solve the regional doctor shortage in Australia.

Every day we’re focused on two clear outcomes - Helping hospitals find doctors that create departments and clinics that run better, have more capacity and less stress. And placing Doctors in jobs that leave them feeling highly valued, rewarded and, most importantly, enjoying what they do.

We believe that when we get these two crucial things right, it has a huge impact on the regional doctor shortage and the healthcare of communities across Australia.

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— James Hill - Founder - Prescript Recruitment