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Prescript’s Giving Goal - Together We Did It!

I’m Stef McLaughlin, Giving Manager at Prescript Recruitment.


As a Business For Good, Prescript Recruitment embeds giving in our everyday activities, each time we place a doctor in regional Australia we also contribute to medical support to communities in Western Kenya.

Prescript believes that regional Australian hospitals and practices should be fully staffed with doctors, but we also think that communities everywhere should have the healthcare they deserve.

We’ve linked the work we do here in Australia as medical recruitment specialists with giving to the village of Odede in Western Kenya.

Now for the very exciting news!

Our BIG goal was to provide a doctor’s salary for an entire year at the Odede Community Health Centre.

And we have done it! We have provided a doctor for over ONE YEAR which will mean families in need have access to medical support.

I’m also excited to share some of the other fantastic impacts we have had over last 12 months (none of this could have been done without all the incredible doctors, hospitals and practices we work with throughout Australia - thank you so much!).

  • Provided over six months of nourishing meals to HIV-affected children

  • Contributed five months of hospital maintenance at the health centre

  • Given one month of life-saving clean water for patients

  • A doctor’s salary for an entire year at the Odede Health Centre

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Odede Community Health Centre

 More about Odede

Situated on the banks of Lake Victoria, the tiny village of Odede is located in the Rarieda district of Nyanza Province. Much of the local population are rural, subsistence farmers living in extreme poverty.

The district is home to some of the highest HIV/AIDS rates in the country, with an estimated one in four people living with HIV (four times the national rate). Maternal and infant mortality rates are also unacceptably high; an estimated 55 out of every 1000 babies die before their first birthday each year (WHO 2010). Many of these children are dying from malaria and other preventable illnesses like diarrhoea.

In Odede, people have very little access to basic health services, where the nearest facility is 30km away, and most people cannot afford the cost to travel there. 

The Odede Health Centre is a community-driven initiative that brings crucial healthcare services to thousands of people living in extreme poverty every year in western Kenya. It provides maternal and infant health care, HIV testing and support, and many other services. Hundreds of women give birth safely at the Health Centre each year, and community outreach programs provide education and basic medical services for schools and villages around Odede.

A collection of photos and videos which were taken by the incredible volunteers from World Youth International when working at one of their sustainability projects in western Kenya - the Mama Ann's Odede Community Health Centre. This facility is only 2 years young and the health centre has had a remarkable and positive impact on the local community of Odede.

 Being a Business for Good

All this has been made possible by our membership of the global business giving initiative Buy1Give1 (B1G1). It means your choice to work with Prescript ensures something great happens in the world and saves lives as well.

B1G1 is a social enterprise and non-profit organization with a mission to create a world full of giving. Unlike conventional giving models, B1G1 helps small and medium-sized businesses achieve more social impact by embedding giving activities into everyday business operations and creating unique giving stories. Every business transaction (and as a result, the business’ day-to-day activity) can impact lives.

What’s Next?

We are looking ahead to the future and planning some life-changing global goals for 2019. I can’t wait to share the next journey with you! Together we really can make a huge impact.

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More About Stef McLaughlin

Stef is Prescript’s Credentialing, Quality and Giving Manager. Stef adheres to the highest JAS-ANZ-accredited standards of quality and credentialingShe manages paperwork and travel logistics - and makes sure doctors start on time across regional Australia.

stef@prescript.com.au // 0416 544 577

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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

Prescript I Our Giving Update I November 2018

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Welcome to November’s Giving Update!

It’s that time again – welcome to November’s giving update!

Here at Prescript Recruitment, we embed giving in what we do to create a habit of giving. Every time we help a doctor with the next step in their career in regional Australia we also contribute towards medical coverage in rural Kenya.

We believe that regional Australian hospitals and practices should be fully staffed with doctors so that communities everywhere have the healthcare they deserve. Everything we do is with that in mind. This motivates me daily, and through our involvement with B1G1, we do this on a global level too.

Did you know that through working with our hospitals, clinics and doctors in Australia, the following impacts were created for the Odede community last month alone?

  • 12 days of hospital maintenance for better healthcare

  • 22 nourishing meals to HIV affected children

  • 35 days of a doctor's salary so they can provide medical support to families in need

All of this has been made possible by our membership of the Global Business Giving initiative B1G1. It means your choice to work with Prescript ensures something great happens in the world and saves lives as well.

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Odede is located in a rural Western Kenya, where most people live in extreme poverty. Doctors help provide life-saving medical care every day for the village and the surrounding community.

 
Our BIG goal is to pay a doctor’s salary for an entire year, plus assist with food, clean water and power at a health centre in Odede - Western Kenya.

Where are we up to?

Prescript has been able to contribute significantly to the Odede Community, your ongoing commitment and support is truly appreciated. Our next update is coming soon…. Keep your eyes peeled, it’s going to be one to remember!

Thank you so much for being part of the Prescript community. We’re privileged to work with you.

Stef McLaughlin - Prescript's Credentialing, Quality & Giving Manager

stef@prescript.com.au // 0416 544 577

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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

Can you guess who at Prescript was on the TV show '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.

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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.

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

Medicare Provider Number Applications - Changes to the Process

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Did You Know…?

There’s a new form for provider number applications. Medicare has recently updated their manual application form and will no longer be accepting the older versions.

What’s Different?

The layout has changed, and there are several more questions about the location than there was before. This means that more information is needed up front, and the risk of the application being rejected is higher. The good news is that the document is fillable online; however, printing is still required as a handwritten signature is mandatory.

The Answer? PRODA!

In view of the changes, and with all the headaches caused by ensuring provider numbers are ready in time, you should register with PRODA now, more than ever before.

The online system is linked with the Health Professional Online Services (HPOS) and allows you to apply and retrieve provider numbers instantly! And what a relief it is when the number is issued in plenty of time before a locum or permanent placement.

What Is PRODA?

Provider Digital Access (PRODA) is an online authentication system providers use to securely access government online services. Using a two-step verification process, you only need a username and password and access to a personal mobile phone or email account.

To access services using PRODA, you need to register as an individual to get your own account.

What Do You Need To Do?

Follow this step by step guide to obtain additional location provider numbers instantly:

1. First, you will need to register with PRODA

  • To register, click on this link here.

  • A web page will open with a detailed process of your next steps:

  • Create your login details and personal details

  • Verify your identity. You will need three pieces of identification (Passport, Driver’s Licence and Medicare card are easiest to verify, but other ID is accepted)

  • Match your existing services to your profile

2. Secondly, apply instantly for additional location provider numbers

  • Once you have registered, you will then be able to apply online for instant provider numbers.

  • You will be given the required location address and banking details in advance.

Need help applying? I am happy to talk through the process over the phone. Give me a call, or you can call the HPOS team directly on 132 150.


Stef McLaughlin - Prescript's Credentialing, Quality & Giving Manager

Stef adheres to the highest JAS-ANZ-accredited standards of quality and credentialingShe manages paperwork and travel logistics - and makes sure doctors start on time.

stef@prescript.com.au // 0416 544 577

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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

Prescript I Our Giving Update I October 2018

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Welcome to October’s Giving Update!

Here at Prescript Recruitment, we embed giving in what we do to create a habit of giving. Every time we help a doctor with the next step in their career in regional Australia we also contribute towards medical coverage in rural Kenya.

Our BIG goal is to pay a doctor's salary for an entire year, plus assist with food, clean water and power at a health centre in Odede - Western Kenya.

I am excited to tell you that we have reached 333 days of a doctor’s salary paid for. We are just 32 days away from 12 months of a doctor’s salary paid for.

And for that, I say, ‘thank you’!

Did you also know that through working with our hospitals, clinics and doctors in Australia, the following impacts have been created for the Odede community?

  • Given 141 nourishing meals to children with HIV

  • Provided 136 days of hospital maintenance

  • Given 25 days of access to life-saving clean water for patients

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Odede is located in a rural Western Kenya, where most people live in extreme poverty. Doctors help provide life-saving medical care every day for the village and the surrounding community.

 

All this has been made possible by our membership of the Global Business Giving initiative B1G1. It means your choice to work with Prescript ensures something great happens in the world and saves lives as well.

Thank you so much for being part of the Prescript community. We’re privileged to work with you. Your ongoing commitment and support are truly appreciated, and I look forward to giving you our next update!

Stef McLaughlin - Prescript's Credentialing, Quality & Giving Manager

stef@prescript.com.au // 0416 544 577

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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

Prescript Recruitment - Creating A Position Brief Permanent, Ongoing and Fixed-Term

Prescript Recruitment - Creating A Position Brief

Permanent, Ongoing and Fixed-Term

Full-Time and Part-Time

To fill your vacancy, we use the Prescript 7-Step Recruitment Framework, putting the candidate search to the top of our to-do list and off yours.

Part of this framework is to make sure we know as much about the position as possible. We want to get to know you, the hospital, practice or department and the impact this doctor will have in your community.

Below are a series of sections for us to work through together that will help Prescript understand who you are looking for.

There are three ways to start the conversation about your vacancy:

  1. Prescript can call you. Please allow 15-30 minutes for this. Click here to book a time.

  2. Fill in our online questionnaire – Click here

  3. Email us via contact@prescript.com.au and one or our recruitment partners will call you.

We are committed to filling each vacancy. We know it has a huge impact on your organisation, the regional doctor shortage and the healthcare of communities across regional Australia.

Creating A Position Brief

Permanent, Ongoing and Fixed-Term

Full-Time and Part-Time

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THE JOB TITLE

Clear, concise and honest

Free of age or gender implications.

Descriptive of the seniority/speciality of the role such as “Physician Trainee” or “Physician Consultant”

Easily identifiable with similar jobs within the industry, such as “Staff specialist” or “Consultant”


THE POSITION

What is the reason behind the vacancy?

Prompt: Is this a new position? Is it replacing someone who has left? Is it because of growth?

Describe the role and responsibilities

Prompt: What key duties does this doctor need to be capable of performing?

Describe the team environment the doctor would work in

Prompt: What is the structure or hierarchy? Who do they report to? Who reports to them?

Ongoing or Fixed-term?

Full-time or Part-time?

Ideal start date

Prompt: When do you need the position to be filled? Is there flexibility around start date?

Is travel required (and how much)?


WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR

Skills and experience that are essential

Prompt: What skill-set does this candidate require? How much experience is needed in order to carry out their duties?

Traits the doctor you're looking for should have

Prompt: What traits are highly important/advantageous for this role? E.g. leadership skills; strong work ethic; passion.


WHY JOIN YOU

Your mission, vision and values

Prompt: Where is your organisation heading? What principles guide you?

Your culture

Prompt: Tell us, what is working at your organisation is like? How would you describe the culture?

Your past successes plus impact on the community

Prompt: Think of 'good news' stories that you can share or the effect that the service, department or practice has in the local area (or on a national or global level).

Growth opportunities

Prompt: What support is there for doctors to:

  • reach their career goals/take the next step?

  • develop and extend their skill-set?

  • advance and move into different areas within your organisation?

 

The organisation - technology, facilities and support staff

Prompt: How big is your organisation? How many beds? How many staff? 


BENEFITS THE DOCTOR CAN EXPECT

Benefits the doctor can expect

Prompt: 

  • Salary (base +/- super)

  • Bonus

  • Total package range

  • Annual leave

  • Paid study leave

  • Indemnity

  • Other allowances


LIFESTYLE FEATURES

Location information

Lifestyle/culture of area

Prompt: How would you describe the community the doctor would be living in? What do you think is important that the doctor should know?

Benefits of living in the area

Prompt: Good schools/universities? Conveniently located? How far from the airport? Public transport information?

Things to do and see

Prompt: What tourist attractions/sights/activities/beaches are located close?


THE IMPACT THE DOCTOR WILL HAVE

What difference will this doctor make to your organisation and the surrounding community?

Prompt: Everyone likes to feel valued and that they are contributing to the team, department or a community. What good will result from filling this vacancy?


APPLICATION PROCESS

We like to let candidates know the next steps once they’ve applied for your role via Prescript. What information would you like us to share with them regarding your recruitment process?

Prompt: Who will be assessing applications? Who will be interviewing the doctor?  Will it be face-to-face or via a video/phone-call? How many interviews? Will a visit be proposed?

You've reached the end. Once complete, Prescript will be in contact with the next steps.


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.

We carefully choose which positions we work on. Our recruitment projects are normally for a 3-month period, and we are committed to filling each vacancy.

There are two ways to work with Prescript:

  1. Our Contingent Solution or

  2. Prescript Premium Recruitment Solution (Blended retained/contingent).

To fill your vacancy, we use the Prescript 7-Step Recruitment Framework, putting the candidate search to the top of our to-do list and off yours.

Part of this framework is to make sure we know as much about the position as possible. We want to get to know you, the hospital, practice or department and the impact this doctor will have in your community.

There are three ways to contact us:

  1. Call 1300 755 498

  2. Email contact@prescript.com.au

  3. Fill in our online questionnaire – Click here

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

O&G doctor? Ever thought of locum work? 

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Locum Obstetrics & Gynaecology Roles Across Australia

Are you an O&G doctor looking to expand your horizons and professional experience? Ever thought of locum work? 

Prescript is partnering with hospitals across Australia who are urgently seeking experienced Obstetrics and Gynaecology specialists and registrars to help provide critical cover.

Let Us Find the Right Role for You

With O&G doctors being in consistently high demand across the country, you're in the fortunate position of having a lot of flexibility over where and when you work. 

Whether you are only available for occasional shifts or if you’re looking to take some time out of full time work to locum over a few months, Prescript can help you find the job that suits you best.

Why Choose Prescript?

We pride ourselves on providing you with a tailored concierge service to make arranging your locum placement as simple and hassle-free as possible. This service is absolutely free of charge to you and has no impact on the great rates of pay and benefits that you are able to access as a locum doctor.

Information on Locum Work in Australia

  • To be eligible to locum, you need to hold current general or specialist registration with AHPRA

  • Pay rates for registrars range from $100-$140 per hour and for specialists $2000-$2500 per day

  • Accommodation provided and travel expenses reimbursed for most positions

  • Flexibility and variety guaranteed!

  • Contact Prescript for details on available locations

If you're looking for an opportunity to grow your Obstetrics & Gynaecology experience and knowledge in a new environment, not to mention supplement your income, then a locum job could be ideal for you.

Want to find out more? Contact Marcia Beere (Prescript’s Recruitment Partner for O&G) – very happy to answer any questions.

There are three ways to contact Marcia:

  1. Call Marcia on 0416 544 788

  2. Email marcia@prescript.com.au

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


About Marcia Beere

Marcia recruits for locum and permanent positions across regional Australia with a focus on Medicine and O&G.

0416 544 788 // marcia@prescript.com.au

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Meet the O&G and Medicine Prescript Recruitment Team

We work with O&G and Medicine doctors for locum, ongoing and fixed-term positions across regional Australia. Connect with Prescript here ⬇️  

Recruitment Marcia Beere - Dedicated recruitment partner focused solely on O&G and Medicine doctors.

Marketing & Vacancies - Grace Clueit - Rapid promotion of locum, ongoing and fixed-term vacancies - helping doctors 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 doctors 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.
— James Hill - Founder - Prescript Recruitment