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Here at Prescript, we are often talking to Radiologists who want to have a bit of a break from their current employment but are not in a position where they want to resign altogether. It’s a tricky situation because they know they are feeling a little flat, want to do something different or just need a break from it all, however, the role they currently have really suits their lifestyle and/or career path. 

I was in this position myself back in 2016. I didn’t want to give up the great role I had, but I had been working exceptionally hard, and I strongly desired a decent European trip, longer than the usual four weeks annual leave that was available to me. When my partner and I got the invite to our friends 40th birthday in Northern Italy, that was the catalyst to make it happen. We decided to take a sabbatical from work to spend time travelling through Europe.

From the point of having the leave confirmed, suddenly everything felt exciting as we had so much to look forward to. We decided that rather than hop from city to city, we would visit fewer countries and spend more time in each of them. We put down our personal wish lists and started planning an itinerary that ended up including UK, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Greek Islands and Croatia. 

We were carefree and invigorated which was just what the doctor ordered.

While overseas we were able to spend quality time with some dear friends who live in some of the places we visited. We also had some friends from Australia join in for parts of our adventure. We hiked in the Swiss Alps, the Pyrenees in Spain and on the steep hills of Cinque Terra in Italy. We had a sommelier take us around the Piedmont wine region. We had a personal tour and tasting at a beautiful prosecco winery an hour from Venice. We ate and ate and ate all the delicious cuisines on offer. We visited art galleries and museums. We caught trains, planes, ferries, buses, and even took on driving a car in peak hour Barcelona (now that was an adventure). We were carefree and invigorated which was just what the doctor ordered.

On returning to Australia, we were constantly asked if we were depressed now we had returned to ‘normal’ life, but we didn’t feel this way at all. Instead, we felt gratitude for the fact that we were able to take time away to have that amazing experience and felt genuinely refreshed, happy and full of life again. It truly was an exceptional experience where we lived life large, saw beautiful places, spent quality time with great friends and had a lot of laughter along the way.

If you’ve been feeling like a sabbatical is in order and perhaps would like to travel yourself but would prefer the financial security of generating income at the same time, please make contact with me as we have numerous options available both here in Australia and abroad. 

For example, Teleradiology is a fantastic option if you’d like to travel while continuing your career as a FRANZCR Radiologist, working 7 days on / 7 days off from anywhere in the world.

Click the button below to read more about Teleradiology with Prescript.


About Rebecca Doyle

Rebecca Doyle is Prescript’s Senior Recruitment Partner for Radiology with a focus on locum and permanent positions across Australia, New Zealand and globally.

Rebecca is very happy to answer your questions.

There are three ways to contact Rebecca:

  1. Call Rebecca on 0434 401 379 

  2. Email rebecca@prescript.com.au 

  3. Click 'Candidate Contact' to ask a question online (with the option to upload your CV)

I have been very privileged to spend my career working in highly regarded organisations such as Prescript Recruitment, Johnson & Johnson Medical and St Vincent’s Hospital. Within these organisations you will find cultures of honesty, respect and well-earned reputations for their high standards of service and customer care.
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Meet the Prescript Radiology Recruitment Team

We work with FRANZCR Radiologists for locum, ongoing and teleradiology positions across regional Australia. Connect with Prescript here ⬇️  

Recruitment James Hill, Nicola Speer and Rebecca Doyle - Dedicated recruitment partners focused solely on Consultant Radiologists.

Marketing & Vacancies - Grace Clueit - Rapid promotion of locum, ongoing and teleradiology vacancies - helping Radiologists discover jobs with ease.

Credentialing & Logistics - Stef McLaughlin and Lee Kabigting - Adhere to the highest JAS-ANZ-accredited standards of quality and credentialingManagement of paperwork and travel logistics - making sure doctors start on time.

Finance & Payments Hugo Scales - Prescript's Finance & Payments Manager ensures Radiologists get paid promptly and smoothly.

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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.

There are three ways to contact us:

  1. Call 1300 755 498

  2. Email contact@prescript.com.au

  3. Click 'Connect with Prescript' to ask a question online (with option to upload your CV)

We’d love to hear from you!

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We’re known for helping solve the regional doctor shortage, leaving doctors loving what they do and regional communities feeling like they have the best doctors in town

Where Will Teleradiology Take You?

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We’re proud to announce the opening of four global Teleradiology job opportunities for FRANZCR radiologists.

Click here to see how you can travel the world, earning great money, working 7 on 7 off.

Sign up for free to receive our Teleradiology information pack, exclusive video interviews and more information on all things Teleradiology.

Not sold? Check out our Teleradiology video showcasing all the amazing perks and benefits of Teleradiology.

It’s time to design your ultimate Teleradiology lifestyle.


Click here for all the information.


About Rebecca Doyle

Rebecca Doyle is Prescript’s Senior Recruitment Partner for Radiology with a focus on locum and permanent positions across Australia, New Zealand and globally.

Rebecca is very happy to answer your questions.

There are three ways to contact Rebecca:

  1. Call Rebecca on 0434 401 379 

  2. Email rebecca@prescript.com.au 

  3. Click 'Candidate Contact' to ask a question online (with the option to upload your CV)

I have been very privileged to spend my career working in highly regarded organisations such as Prescript Recruitment, Johnson & Johnson Medical and St Vincent’s Hospital. Within these organisations you will find cultures of honesty, respect and well-earned reputations for their high standards of service and customer care.
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Meet the Prescript Radiology Recruitment Team

We work with FRANZCR Radiologists for locum, ongoing and teleradiology positions across regional Australia. Connect with Prescript here ⬇️  

Recruitment James Hill, Nicola Speer and Rebecca Doyle - Dedicated recruitment partners focused solely on Consultant Radiologists.

Marketing & Vacancies - Grace Clueit - Rapid promotion of locum, ongoing and teleradiology vacancies - helping Radiologists discover jobs with ease.

Credentialing & Logistics - Stef McLaughlin and Lee Kabigting - Adhere to the highest JAS-ANZ-accredited standards of quality and credentialingManagement of paperwork and travel logistics - making sure doctors start on time.

Finance & Payments Hugo Scales - Prescript's Finance & Payments Manager ensures Radiologists get paid promptly and smoothly.

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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.

There are three ways to contact us:

  1. Call 1300 755 498

  2. Email contact@prescript.com.au

  3. Click 'Connect with Prescript' to ask a question online (with option to upload your CV)

We’d love to hear from you!

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Launceston, TAS - Location Report

QUINTESSENTIAL LAUNCESTON

What other city has a spectacular gorge of monumental proportions and breathtaking wonder, just a few minutes walk from the city centre? Well, nowhere but Launceston, as far as we know. And not only Cataract Gorge itself, but an impressive suspension bridge, cafes and special activities connected to this remarkable natural site.

Tasmania’s second biggest city, Launceston is ideally nestled at the head of the beautiful Tamar Valley. The pretty port, around which the city has grown,  has a fascinating history and a vibrant modern day culture. Within Launceston, we recommend a wander of the streets in the compact centre to give a real feel for the colonial settlement it once was.


HISTORY IN A SNAPSHOT

Before Launceston was settled in 1806 by colonial new arrivals, the area was the living place of the Palawa people, (Tasmanian Aboriginal people) for the past 40,000 years. The Palawa people lived in harmony with the land throughout Tasmania. An essential place to explore when in Launceston is the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery. Here you will see a full spectrum of art, history and culture - with fun activities for that bring the history alive.


EAT, DRINK, BE MERRY

Launceston, like the rest of Tasmania, has developed a well-deserved reputation for great wine, excellent food from the local surrounds, and a buzzing vibe in which to enjoy all these good things. 

Cool climate vineyards in the Tamar Valley, the Northern Tasmania wine region surrounding Launceston, are known for their Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The Tamar Valley Wine Route has wonderfully captured the best offerings of the region and made it easy to access and enjoy.

Stop for tastings, enjoy a vineyard lunch, take home bottles based on your careful sampling or have them shipped back home for when you arrive.

If beer is your tipple, why not try the famous James Boags Brewery tour? Sample beer, hear about the brewing process and get amongst it all to really understand where the glorious, amber liquid comes from and how it arrives in its splendid form in your glass. They started way back in 1881 and still insist on using crystal clear Tasmanian water in the brewing process, as well as the best quality hops and barley.

You’ll need to eat, of course. To feast on the locally produced fare that is so well represented in Launceston restaurants is a real treat. As well as dining in,  the market is a must for food lovers to explore.  Launceston’s Community Farmers’ Market is every Saturday morning from 8.30am-12.30pm in the Cimitiere Street car park. It’s great to note that the market sells only food and beverages grown and produced in Tasmania and is run within Australian Farmers’ Market Association Guidelines (AFMA) guidelines. Take a basket to fill with artisanal products, meats, cheeses, bread, local wine, cider and beer. Don’t miss the fresh fruit and vegetables of this cool climate region with its beautifully defined seasons.

It’s well worth a browse on the Internet to find the restaurants, bars and cafes that most catch your eye but here are a few to get you started:

Stillwater – Check their site for information about the now famous, Tasmanian truffles over the winter too!

How about a vineyard lunch at Josef Chromy? The award winning cellar door and restaurant in beautiful surrounds is a pretty good place to spend an afternoon.

Chasing the magic beans? The marvelous Bean Hunter site has the low down on best the best places to get a coffee in Launceston. Wander the pretty streets, with your cafe-radar on to find your favourite places for morning treats and lunches during your stay.



SO MUCH MORE TO SEE AND DO, AND TASTE

One of the best websites to browse for specifics on Launceston events, places to visit, history and natural landmarks is the Festivale site which incidentally, also contains all you need to know about the annual festival in February that draws the crowds and brings the city and region into full swing.

The region’s natural beauty is truly staggering and it’s well worth setting aside some quality time to really explore whether it’s national park day walks, or longer hikes into the mountains; a road trip along the rugged, beautiful coastlines in either direction from Launceston itself; a trip out in a boat on the sea, or up the Tamar River, its all there to savour.

Launceston, like the rest of Tasmania, is a good example of good things coming in small packages. Not to be underestimated – definitely dedicate enough time to really slow down, wander, explore, indulge and relax.

Here are some more links about places we've mentioned above, that you might enjoy browsing:

 

About Nicola Speer

Nicola Speer is Prescript’s Senior Recruitment Partner for Radiology with a focus on locum and permanent positions across Australia, New Zealand and globally.

Nicola is very happy to answer your questions.

There are three ways to contact Nicola:

  1. Call Nicola on +61 405 429 799

  2. Email nicola@prescript.com.au

  3. Click 'Candidate Contact' to ask a question online (with the option to upload your CV)

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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.

There are three ways to contact us:

  1. Call 1300 755 498

  2. Email contact@prescript.com.au

  3. Click 'Connect with Prescript' to ask a question online (with option to upload your CV)

We’d love to hear from you!

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We’re known for helping solve the regional doctor shortage, leaving doctors loving what they do and regional communities feeling like they have the best doctors in town
— James Hill - Founder - Prescript Recruitment

Riverland South Australia Location Report

QUINTESSENTIAL Riverland

Riverland South Australia, have you considered visiting here? The relaxed lifestyle, tranquil Murray River and excellent food and wine scene makes it a fantastic place to visit and work.

Captain a five-star houseboat or let someone else do the hard work on a paddle steamer cruise. Fish from the banks of the Murray River or paddle a kayak on the water. The Riverland is South Australia’s largest fruit-producing region so you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to fresh fruit and other produce. Enjoy the sunshine, water sports and a laid-back lifestyle.
— SouthAustralia.com

There is so much to do and see in the Riverland and Berri areas. A great place to start is here: 

Discover the Murray River National Park, see the 'Big Orange', enjoy the Riverland Wine & Food Festival or plan a houseboat adventure!

The name Berri derives from the Aboriginal term berri berri, meaning ‘big bend in the river’, and it was once a busy refuelling stop for wood-burning paddle steamers. These days Berri is an affluent regional hub for both state government and agricultural casual-labour agencies. The ‘Big Orange’ – one of Australia’s iconic ‘big’ roadside tourist lures – awaits resuscitation on the edge of town.
— Lonely Planet

HOW TO GET THERE

  • Fly to Adelaide or Mildura and drive to Berri.

  • Daily bus service from Adelaide (about 3.5 hours).

 

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.

There are three ways to contact us:

  1. Call 1300 755 498

  2. Email contact@prescript.com.au

  3. Click 'Connect with Prescript' to ask a question online (with option to upload your CV)

We’d love to hear from you!

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We’re known for helping solve the regional doctor shortage, leaving doctors loving what they do and regional communities feeling like they have the best doctors in town.
— James Hill - Founder - Prescript Recruitment

Mildura - Location Report

WHAT 

WHERE

MILDURA

QUINTESSENTIAL MILDURA

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Sunny, sultry Mildura is something of an oasis amid some really dry country, a modern town with its roots firmly in the grand old pastoralist era. Its other calling cards include art deco buildings and some of the best dining in provincial Victoria. The hinterland, too, is worth exploring, from the nearby wilderness national parks to Murray River activities that include fishing, swimming, canoeing, waterskiing, houseboating, taking a paddle-steamer cruise or playing on riverside golf courses. The weather up here is very much blue sky – you can expect warm, sunny days even in midwinter.
— lonelyplanet.com

THINGS TO DO

WINERIES

Discover local wines at welcoming cellar doors around the Mildura region. Meet the winemakers and hear about how they make their wines using state of the art techniques and equipment or traditional practices. As well as serving up great wines for you to sample and enjoy, some cellar doors and wineries run restaurants in beautiful surroundings and host musical and gourmet events.

Varieties - Chardonnay, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. 

LOCAL PRODUCE MAP

Paddleboats

Board a historic paddleboat for a river cruise. Once an important trading route, the Murray River was busy with boats carrying wool from the region's stations and homesteads. 

PARKS AND NATURE

Did you know there are over one million hectares of national parks around the Mildura region? Pink Lakes - spectacular colours – click to read why it is has been given its name! Visit the World Heritage Mungo National Park, home of the famous Mungo Lady and Mungo Man, and explore a place rich in Aboriginal history. 

See more - click here for the Visit Mildura list of other parks to visit.

TOURS

Discover Mildura are organisers of day trips in and around Mildura.  Run by locals who can help you explore the Mungo National Park, explain the local history with heritage trails and show off the best of the food and wine available.

WHERE TO EAT

Stefano's Café Bakery – Great coffee & pastries
Pizza Café at the Grand – Modern Italian
Jim McDougall in Stefano's Cellar - fresh, contemporary menu

WHERE TO STAY

Wide variety of choice available – from camping to luxury options and everything in-between (you can also sleep on a houseboat as you glide down the river!). Click here for Visit Mildura's list of options.

Mildura is sunny, pretty and relaxed. I loved the palm trees, wide streets with great cafes where you can sit outside and watch the world go by.
— Ian Ormesher // Prescript Recruitment

GETTING THERE

Mildura is on the border of New South Wales and Victoria as well as being less than a 90 minute drive from South Australia.  Well connected with flights from Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne.

 
Mildura’s big blue skies, sun soaked days and welcoming locals will cast a long and lasting impression, leaving treasured memories of holidays here.
— visitmildura.com.au

KEEN TO WORK IN MILDURA?

Prescript can help great doctors find great places to work in both locum and permanent positions. Call us on 1300 755 498 or email contact@prescript.com.au - we'd love to hear from you.

Alternatively, click on the button below to 'register as a candidate', 'subscribe for updates' or 'request a call'. 


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.

There are three ways to contact us:

  1. Call 1300 755 498

  2. Email contact@prescript.com.au

  3. Click 'Connect with Prescript' to ask a question online (with option to upload your CV)

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We’re known for helping solve the regional doctor shortage, leaving doctors loving what they do and regional communities feeling like they have the best doctors in town
— James Hill - Founder - Prescript Recruitment

Western Australia Prescript Visit

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Next week the Prescript team (James Hill, Nicola Speer and Ian Ormesher) will be in Western Australia visiting regional hospitals and practices. We love getting to know different places from small towns to larger cities and exploring the challenges their health services face.

I have never been to WA before and I'm looking forward to seeing for myself all the great things I've heard from the doctors we work with.  I will be relying on my Whileaway Guide to make sure I don't miss a thing!

If you would like to meet us, please email contact@prescript.com.au or call 1300 755 498.

Sydney - Location Report For Doctors

Sydney

QUINTESSENTIAL SYDNEY

Such a stunning city with all the iconic sights such as the Opera House and Harbour Bridge that have become symbols of this incredible place – but there’s more to Sydney than the obvious big names.

Take a step into some suburbs outside the CBD, find some secluded beaches and harbour havens, meander pretty streets and dine in some of the hidden treasures that local foodies revel in and tourists make their mission to find.

HUNGRY?

How about some of the little restaurants and bars around Surry Hills, Darlinghurst and Paddington? These suburbs are close to the city but another world in culture and style.

There is a rich cultural diversity in the culinary world in Sydney too with the best in Vietnamese, Thai, Korean, Japanese, French, Spanish, Italian, Lebanese being just a few on the long list.

WALK AND EXPLORE

The beaches and harbours of Sydney are a must see. So vast you could take a lifetime to explore them all. On a shorter trip, why not walk the famous Bondi to Bronte coastline? The pathway meanders along right on the edge of the cliffs and provides incredible views and photo opportunities. Especially beautiful are the early mornings and late evenings where the colours glow.

Watch the ever-present surfers carving it up on the waves and if it’s during the warmer months, enjoy a dip, between the flags on Bondi, Tamarama or Bronte Beach.

If an ocean swim is not for you, try the iconic Icebergs Swimming Pool or Bronte Pool. In the harbours, you might enjoy a swim at Camp Cove, Neilson Park or Watson’s Bay.

FANCY A SPIN ON THE HARBOUR?

Boats are a symbol of Sydney’s water culture and there are no shortage of enviable yachts, sleek launches and stylish cruising vessels to see. An accessible, quick, cheap and lovely way to get on the water is to take one of the Sydney ferries. A trip to the suburb of Manly, another famous beach spot, takes only half an hour by ferry from Circular Quay, right in the heart of the CBD. Great views are on offer from the ferries of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge too.

CULTURE

Walking and viewing some of the contemporary and traditional art collections and galleries around Sydney is a pretty good way to spend a few hours. The Art Gallery of New South Wales, beautifully situated in the parklands overlooking the harbour, is free to visit and has an extensive collection of Australian, European, Asian and contemporary art. The Museum of Contemporary Art, right down by the water in Circular Quay is another of the big hitters – check their site for the latest exhibitions.

As well as the ever-popular big galleries, a walk around the streets of arty suburbs such as Paddington is a sure way to take in some cutting edge exhibitions by practicing artists. The Martin Browne Contemporary gallery, and in nearby Woollahra, The Oleson Irwin Gallery, are a good starting points.

KEEPING HEALTHY

Sydney’s health food and fitness scene is thriving. Testament to this are the fit bodies on all the beaches at dawn every day, exercising and enjoying the natural surroundings. For visitors too, there are plenty of yoga or Pilates classes that can be attended on a casual basis. There are gyms and outdoor fitness programmes, swimming schools, dance classes and more.

To keep up the energy and the healthy approach to life, why not try some clean, organic juices, smoothies and food from some of the well-stocked organic shops that can be found in most suburbs?

MARKETS

Wandering a city’s markets is a perfect way to really get a feel for a place. Sydney has a host to choose from. Most are on weekends with a few standouts for food being Everleigh Markets in Redfern – Every Saturday morning. Everleigh is a farmers’ market packed with fresh, quality produce, cheeses, meats, baked goods and more. You can also dine there on freshly made food, coffee and juices for a hearty market breakfast. Other great food markets include Bondi Beach – Every Saturday morning and Marrickville – Every Sunday morning.

For clothes, arts and crafts, try Bondi, Glebe, The Rocks and Paddington. Check online for details of times and addresses.

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Of course there is SO much more to Sydney – We hope you enjoy exploring and recommend you take also some suburbs further afield that are culturally rich and diverse.

Find your way and discover. Let us know any favourite spots, recommendations or discoveries.

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Icebergs Swimming Pool - Bondi Beach - Sydney - Australia

If you are a doctor inspired to work & experience life in Sydney, Prescript would love to hear from you.  Click on 'Connect with Prescript' and you'll have the choice of 'Request a Call'; 'Subscribe for Updates' or 'Register as a Candidate'.