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Locum Diaries | A GP Obstetrician’s Adventures In WA & NT

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I’m Marcia Beere - Recruitment Partner at Prescript Recruitment. I work with hospitals and practices across regional Australia to help them find the doctors they need.

At Prescript, we’re known for helping solve the regional doctor shortage in Australia. We love hearing about what our doctors have been up to while locuming in regional communities across the country.

We recently received some fantastic feedback and photographs from one of our GP Obstetricians about their locum adventures in WA and NT.

“I tell all my colleagues how happy I am with the service you provide, and this morning I realised I had probably not told you!”
— Prescript Doctor Feedback
The work here has been challenging, interesting and sometimes fun, here are some pics of flying out remote this week!
— Prescript Doctor Feedback
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The team with Hugo and Stef really makes it easy so thank you. And especially to you (Marcia) for your support! I am very grateful.
— Prescript Doctor Feedback

The Australian regional doctor shortage is a widespread issue which has a significant impact on the healthcare of communities everywhere. Locuming in these locations will make a real difference.

Many Prescript doctors choose to complete several locums in multiple locations, often taking their families with them. We have had doctors in the past travel around the country with their partners and children while they locum in various hospitals and practices. It’s a fantastic opportunity to explore some of Australia’s beautiful locations and spend quality time with your family while being able to maintain your clinical career.

So ask yourself, doctors, are you up for an adventure? Are you looking to earn a higher daily rate while exploring the country with your family? Would you like to assist regional communities in Australia? If so, we’d absolutely love to hear from you to explore locum options for you - tailored to suit your individual needs and preferences.


About Marcia Beere

Marcia Beere is Prescript’s Recruitment Partner with a focus on locum, permanent and fixed-term positions across regional Australia.

There are three ways to contact Marcia:

  1. Call Marcia on 0416 544 788 

  2. Email marcia@prescript.com.au 

  3. Click 'Connect with Prescript’

My extensive experience of medical administration in several hospitals means I have seen first hand how the doctor shortage impacts regional communities. I am committed to helping solve this issue.
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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.

Happy Birthday, Prescript!

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Prescript is four years old!

It’s good to have the opportunity to pause and reflect sometimes. Birthdays and anniversaries are often traditional times to take stock and look back. Late March marked four years since Prescript opened its doors as medical recruitment specialists.

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

A lot has changed over the last four years, here are four of the lessons I’ve learned along the way.

1) Team is everything.

Every day the team at Prescript is focused on what we do best - helping regional areas find doctors, filling rosters and providing peace of mind.

We’ve now grown to eight (plus Bonnie of course!).

We all care about the work that we do and the impact it has on the regional doctor shortage. These regions are also our communities - our HQ might be in Sydney, but we are spread far and wide along the coast from Bega Valley up to the border of coastal NSW/QLD.

To stay connected as a team, we get together three times a year to celebrate and acknowledge hard work. We also reflect on how we can provide a better level of service to the doctors, hospitals and practices we partner with.

Below are some recent Prescript photos - our planning retreat to Watson’s Bay; attending the 2019 Australian Small Business Champions Awards; a celebratory boat trip on the harbour and lastly, our HQ office in Darlinghurst.

2) Always think of the impact on patient care

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.

On occasion, it can be easy to disconnect the recruitment services we provide from patient care. We try and overcome this be visiting as many of the hospitals and clinics as we can - it is only by walking around emergency departments, touring practices, seeing radiology clinics and meeting with medical administration that we realise how crucial recruitment is to their smooth running.

Since 2015 we have visited every State and Territory - been on the tilting train from Bundaberg to Rockhampton; taken a shuttle bus to Noosa; driven to Bunbury and Busselton; bumped around in a 4x4 in the Northern Territory - just some of the adventures to meet Prescript doctors and Prescript clients.

Sometimes a vacancy can make front page news for the right reasons - Prescript worked on a global recruitment project to find a Neurologist for a regional city. We used our 7-Step Recruitment Framework for a successful outcome and not only did the local paper splash the good news on its front page we also received an acknowledgement from the State Health Minister. It gives the whole Prescript team a feeling of accomplishment to know that a community now has access to the healthcare it deserves.

Below are some photos from recent trips - Bundaberg, Fremantle, Hervey Bay, Launceston and Canberra.

3) Recruitment doesn’t have to be boring

We are always trying innovative ways to attract doctors to regional areas. Traditional advertising still works, but if you want to persuade doctors to make a sea or tree change then something different is needed to cut through.

Grace Clueit leads our marketing at Prescript and along with some fantastic external suppliers has created some memorable campaigns on behalf of our clients.

Here is one example of a recruitment video for the Fraser Coast. Doesn’t it make you want to live there?

4) Importance of being a business for good

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At Prescript, we want to make sure our values flow through everything we do. That’s the reason why we decided to set an annual giving goal through our partnership with the Global Giving Business initiative, B1G1.

In 2018, our target was to pay for the salary for a doctor in rural Kenyan village (and we did it - read more here on our blog). Our target for 2019 is to provide 10,000 check-ups for Indian children living in slums (you can follow our progress here).

We love linking our everyday business activities to our giving goal. We share this with Prescript doctors and Prescript clients, so everyone knows that together we are making a great difference in the world by doing what we do every day.

Shikshan Gram in the video below is a shelter for homeless children and is one of the charities delivering the medical check-ups towards our 10,000 goal.


Happy Birthday, Prescript! Looking forward to the year ahead.

James Hill - Founder and Recruitment Partner

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Find our more about Prescript on our About Us page.

Business For Good | Giving Goal Update I April 2019

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Hello!

I have some exciting news to share! It has been a busy start to the year here at Prescript Recruitment…

As some of you know, part of my role is to manage our partnership with the Global Giving Business initiative, Buy1Give1.

Last year, in 2018, we reached our amazing goal of paying for a doctor’s salary in Western Kenya for an entire year. For 2019, we wanted to think bigger!

Our Impact 2019. What’s Next?

Through 2019 and beyond, our BIG goal is to provide 10,000 days of Medical Care to children in the slums of India.

To date, we have provided: 1,162 days!

This could not have been made possible without all of your support. By working and engaging with Prescript over the past few months, you have directly impacted Prescript’s Giving Goal and provided medical care to children living in desperate poverty – Thank You.

On a personal level, this is incredibly important to me, and I look forward to seeing our contributions grow over the coming months.

To follow our progress, click below to take a look at our Impact page.

It’s More Than Just Business

At Prescript, our focus is to ensure that Australian rural and regional communities have access to the healthcare that they deserve. This motivates me on a day to day basis, and through our involvement with B1G1, we do this on a global level too. Here is some more information on the projects we are supporting with your help.

The provision of medical check-ups and appointments to children living in slums helps to reduce the mortality rate. Millions of children live in terrible conditions and are dying of diseases such as diarrhoea, malaria and rabies which are caused by poor sanitation and overcrowding.

Shikshan Gram Shelter for Homeless Children provides basic living needs and education for over 100 orphaned and homeless Indian children. Through the donations and service paid by volunteers they give hope to the kids, sending them to school and improving their living standards.

The following organisations will be delivering the medical check-ups:

  • Shikshan Gram (shelter for homeless village children)

  • Helping Hands in Service (for slum children of Geeta Nagar Slums)

  • Arts of Living (for slum children of Dharavi)

  • HSNC Board (for educating slum children in their school for under-resourced children)

  • Dreamz Home (for educating and nurturing homeless street children)

  • Cancer Patients Aid Association (for educating and nurturing homeless street children).

 
Your ongoing support is truly appreciated, and I look forward to giving you our next update!

To be a part of this ongoing commitment, contact Prescript to see how you can contribute through one of our many day-to-day business activities.


About Stef McLaughlin

Stef is Prescript’s Credentialing, Quality and Giving Manager. Stef adheres to the highest JAS-ANZ-accredited standards of quality and credentialing, as well as managing our partnership with the Global Giving Business initiative, Buy1Give1.

There are three ways to contact Stef:

  1. Call Stef on 0416 544 577

  2. Email stef@prescript.com.au

  3. Click 'Connect with Prescript’

Paperwork, credentialing and travel logistics can sometimes be such a headache! My role is to ease the pain and guide all our doctors through the process. Hopefully the hospitals, clinics and doctors I work with feel they are well supported by me and the Prescript team.
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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

Prescript's 2019 Giving Goal

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As a B1G1 Business For Good, we incorporate purpose and meaning to our business through giving. Together, we are making great difference in the world by doing what we do every day.
— James Hill - Founder - Prescript Recruitment

At Prescript, we want to make sure our values flow through everything we do. That’s one reason why every year we set a giving goal through our partnership with the Global Giving Business initiative, B1G1.

Through 2019, our goal is to provide 10,000 days of Medical Care to children in the slums of India. Diseases such as diarrhoea, malaria and rabies are rife. The provision of medical services helps to reduce the mortality rate and allow children to thrive under extreme conditions.

Each quarter in 2019 we link our services to providing 2,500 days of medical support for these children.

You’re part of making it happen by using Prescript.

You can track our progress here - Our Impact Page

 
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More About The Project

Prescript’s Giving Goal is support 10,000 days of appropriate medical care and treatment for ill and vulnerable child from slums in India.

Millions of children live in slums and are dying of diseases such as diarrhoea, malaria and rabies which are caused by poor sanitation and overcrowding. The provision of medical services will help to reduce the mortality rate and allow children to thrive.

The following organisations will be delivering the medical check-ups:

  • Shikshan Gram (shelter for homeless village children)

  • Helping Hands in Service (for slum children of Geeta Nagar Slums)

  • Arts of Living (for slum children of Dharavi)

  • HSNC Board (for educating slum children in their school for under resourced children)

  • Dreamz Home (for educating and nurturing homeless street children)

  • Cancer Patients Aid Association (for educating and nurturing homeless street children).


More About B1G1

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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.

Find out more: https://www.b1g1.com/businessforgood/

 
 
 

Prescript’s Giving Manager

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Stef McLaughlin is Prescript’s Credentialing, Quality & Giving Manager, working with regional hospitals and practices across Australia to ensure that doctors start on time. Stef is responsible for our giving relationship with B1G1.

Overall, B1G1 is something I am extremely proud of. I am proud of what we have achieved and genuinely love that our work directly impacts lives, not just here within my home, Australia, but also overseas.

Our Past Goals and Impacts

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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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 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