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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

Hugo Reveals All - Getting Paid Promptly and Smoothly

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Hi, I’m Hugo Scales, Finance and Payments Manager at Prescript. I thought I’d share with you a bit about my role and the impact it has on helping the regional doctor shortage in Australia.

Prescript will celebrate four years in April, so we are a relatively new company, but one that has seen significant growth in that time. This growth includes members of the Prescript team of course, and I am a beneficiary of that, I joined the team in September 2017 to assist with finance and payments. 

What is a Finance and Payments Manager in the big picture at Prescript Recruitment?

At Prescript, we provide a bespoke time-sheet, invoicing, finance and payroll service to our Doctors. This is just a part of what we offer. What sets us apart from many of the larger recruitment agencies is our personal touch to keep those we look after happy. This high level of service is reflected in all of our financial processes, as well as throughout everything we do at Prescript.

I provide our clients and Doctors with administrative support for billing and invoicing. I also sometimes assist the Doctor if they require support in establishing themselves as Pty Ltd companies in order to invoice the hospitals for their services - which I facilitate for them.

Other hospitals and clinics might pay Doctors directly but may require that their reimbursements are invoiced separately, or that at Prescript, we arrange payments via our payroll service. So, there are various processes that keep me on my toes and give the position variety.

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Getting Paid

Promptly & Smoothly

But honestly the best variety for me comes from relationships, varied but always interesting relationships that I establish with hospital personnel and our many and varied Doctors, Junior Doctors and Consultants that I communicate with daily. All in the expectation of making their workload more manageable and therefore enjoyable.

It's a great feeling knowing that the part I play can make a big difference to doctors, hospitals and practices across the country. I look forward to watching Prescript grow in the medical recruitment industry and expanding to further cities and countries.


About Hugo Scales

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

There are three ways to contact Hugo:

  1. Call Hugo on 1300 755 498

  2. Email hugo@prescript.com.au 

  3. Click 'Connect with Prescript’

I make sure you are paid correctly and promptly. Happy to answer your questions and talk you though all the different payment methods available.
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Meet the Prescript Recruitment Team

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

Recruitment James Hill, Rebecca Doyle, Nicola Speer, Marcia Beere - Dedicated recruitment partners. Helping you throughout the entire recruitment process.

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

Fruit-Picking, Cell Blocks and Passion(fruits) in Bundaberg | Grace's Story

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Prescript is passionate about helping solve the regional doctor shortage in Australia. We thought we would share our stories of living, working or holidaying in different parts of the country.  You'll get to know us a bit better and find out why we love working with doctors and encouraging a sea/tree change!

I'm Grace Clueit - I have been working in Prescript since early 2018 as our 'Marketing Partner'. Here is my story of working in Bundaberg and finding passion(fruit)...

Originally from the United Kingdom, I set sail for Australia in 2014 after a few years of travelling and living in various places prior. After seeing Australia for all of its beauty, and having only explored a mere fragment of it, I decided I needed to stay longer. Being a British backpacker meant I was required to complete 88 days of regional work in order to gain a second-year working holiday visa. 

My two friends and I were travelling up the east coast, in a camper-van that broke down every 30 minutes (a story for another day), when we put a coin in charge of our destiny. If the coin landed on heads, we decided that we would head to Bundaberg, if it fell on tails it meant we were heading to Sydney. The coin landed on heads, so we packed up our portable frying pan and made our merry way to Bundaberg. 

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A day in the life of a fruit-picker

Working within the fruit picking industry, I experienced the good, the bad and the ugly aspects of farm life. I must admit, I had the most unrealistic image in my head of what farm work would be like; skipping through cornfields in the sunshine while sipping on fresh lemonade made by the farmer’s wife... That dream, unfortunately, came crashing down rather quickly. Anyone who’s ever worked on a farm will know what back-breaking work it is, and the locals knew that better than anyone. I worked in a variety of picking and packing jobs, from Zucchinis to Oranges.

Hostel life proved to be very interesting too. I was living in a hostel called 'Cell Block' which had been converted from an old prison. I was sharing a 10-bed dorm with people from all around the world and from various walks of life. Being with each other day and night and living in each other's pockets means you gain the best (and most bizarre) life and people skills

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I was lucky enough to meet my partner, Scott, in Bundaberg, he wooed me with a passionfruit he had picked on the farm. Scott began playing rugby league for a local team, the South Kolan Sharks, meaning our Sundays consisted of touring around various rugby clubs across the northern district. We were welcomed into the club as ‘the pommy children’ by the locals.

The community welcomed all backpackers with open arms and hearts; some of the ladies I worked with even invited me to visit their homes. They asked their families around and cooked the most delicious homemade food. We sat around the fire and shared stories and marshmallows while looking at the stars. A truly magical experience and one I will not forget in a hurry.

Bundaberg holds a very special place in my heart and has left me with some wonderful memories. I hope you can one day visit too.


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More about Bundaberg

Bundaberg is the largest town in the Fraser Coast region and is known for its eponymous dark rum and fruit-farming backpackers. The town is an agricultural centre with some friendly pubs and a decent regional art gallery.

Located 300 kilometres north of Brisbane, the Bundaberg region is the first point of entry to the Southern Great Barrier Reef. This area encompasses a diversity of coastal, island and hinterland areas.

Bundaberg is located just 35 minutes from the beautiful coastal town of Bargara, and only 1 hour and 20 minutes from the stunning coastal city, Hervey Bay. 30 minutes north of the centre is Moore Park with wide, flat beaches, and to the south is the very popular Elliott Heads with a nice beach, rocky foreshore and good fishing. Bundaberg's convenient location means you can easily visit some lovely coastal areas during your time off work.


About Grace Clueit

Grace is Prescript's Marketing Partner and looks after Vacancies, Marketing and Communications. 

"I hope you enjoyed this blog about my time in Bundaberg. If you had any questions or would like to learn more about permanent and locum opportunities, we’d love to chat with you!"

Contact Grace: 1300 755 498 // grace@prescript.com.au

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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

Fruit-Picking, Cell Blocks and Passion(fruits) in Bundaberg | Grace's Story

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Prescript is passionate about helping solve the regional doctor shortage in Australia. We thought we would share our stories of living, working or holidaying in different parts of the country.  You'll get to know us a bit better and find out why we love working with doctors and encouraging a sea/tree change!

I'm Grace Clueit - I have been working in Prescript since early 2018 as our 'Marketing Partner'. Here is my story of working in Bundaberg and finding passion(fruit)...

Originally from the United Kingdom, I set sail for Australia in 2014 after a few years of travelling and working in various places prior. After seeing Australia for all of its beauty, and having only explored a mere fragment of it, I decided I needed to stay longer. Being a British backpacker meant I was required to complete 88 days of regional work in order to gain a second-year working holiday visa. 

My two friends and I were travelling up the east coast, in a camper-van that broke down every 30 minutes (a story for another day), when we put a coin in charge of our destiny. If the coin landed on heads, we decided that we would head to Bundaberg, if it fell on tails it meant we were heading to Sydney. The coin landed on heads, so we packed up our portable frying pan and made our merry way to Bundaberg. 

1004877_10203546977056352_6095896101472895030_n.jpg

A day in the life of a fruit-picker

Working within the fruit picking industry, I experienced the good, the bad and the ugly aspects of farm life. I must admit, I had the most unrealistic image in my head of what farm work would be like; skipping through cornfields in the sunshine whilst sipping on fresh lemonade made by the farmer’s wife... That dream, unfortunately, came crashing down rather quickly. Anyone who’s ever worked on a farm will know what back-breaking work it is, and the locals knew that better than anyone. I worked in a variety of picking and packing jobs, from Zucchinis to Oranges.

Hostel life proved to be very interesting too. I was living in a hostel called 'Cell Block' which had been converted from an old prison. I was sharing a 10-bed dorm with people from all around the world and from various walks of life. Being with each other day and night and living in each other's pockets means you gain the best (and most bizarre) life and people skills

10422466_10203891226622376_1222703431321905514_n.jpg

I was lucky enough to meet my partner, Scott, in Bundaberg, he wooed me with a passionfruit he had picked on the farm. Scott began playing rugby league for a local team, the South Kolan Sharks, meaning our Sundays consisted of touring around various rugby clubs across the northern district. We were welcomed into the club as ‘the pommy children’ by the locals.

The community welcomed all backpackers with open arms and hearts; some of the ladies I worked with even invited me to visit their homes. They asked their families around and cooked the most delicious homemade food. We sat around the fire and shared stories and marshmallows while looking at the stars. A truly magical experience and one I will not forget in a hurry.

Bundaberg holds a very special place in my heart and has left me with some wonderful memories. I hope you can one day visit too.


baby-turtles-spend-20-30-years-riding-the-ocean-currents-before-returning-to-their-birthplace-to-nest.-where-they-go-is-still-a-mystery.png

More about Bundaberg

Bundaberg is the largest town in the Fraser Coast region and is known for its eponymous dark rum and fruit-farming backpackers. The town is an agricultural centre with some friendly pubs and a decent regional art gallery.

Located 300 kilometres north of Brisbane, the Bundaberg region is the first point of entry to the Southern Great Barrier Reef. This area encompasses a diversity of coastal, island and hinterland areas.

Bundaberg is located just 35 minutes from the beautiful coastal town of Bargara, and only 1 hour and 20 minutes from the stunning coastal city, Hervey Bay. 30 minutes north of the centre is Moore Park with wide, flat beaches, and to the south is the very popular Elliott Heads with a nice beach, rocky foreshore and good fishing. Bundaberg's convenient location means you can easily visit some lovely coastal areas during your time off work.


About Grace Clueit

Grace is Prescript's Marketing Partner and looks after Vacancies, Marketing and Communications. 

"I hope you enjoyed this blog about my time in Bundaberg. If you had any questions or would like to learn more about permanent and locum opportunities, we’d love to chat with you!"

Contact Grace: 1300 755 498 // grace@prescript.com.au

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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

Sunshine Soup - A Hearty Bowl of Goodness

When winter settles in, we're naturally drawn to foods that are warming, nourishing and bring a cosy feel to our meals - Comfort food. Soup offers infinite possibilities - from the most rustic and hearty, to the ultimate in refined sophistication. They all have their place.

This is a healthy, hearty and nourishing soup that uses orange vegetables for a dose of sunshine coloured goodness. It's delicious, simple to make, easy to reheat, can be frozen and reheated (valuable for an easy meal when time is short).

The proportions can be adjusted to suit - Both for quantity, and for the mix of vegetables selected.

Shades of orange - Simple, healthy ingredients

Shades of orange - Simple, healthy ingredients

INGREDIENTS

1 leek

3 cloves of garlic

1 teaspoon of ras al hanout (Moroccan spice mix)

50 grams of butter

1/2 teaspoon of sea salt

500 grams of pumpkin, peeled and diced

500 grams of orange sweet potato, peeled and diced

250 grams of carrots, roughly chopped

1 bay leaf

1/2 an orange

1 1/2 - 2 litres of water, chicken, meat or vegetable stock

ACCOMPANIMENTS

4 tablespoons of caramelised onion

Coriander leaves to sprinkle

Extra virgin olive oil to drizzle

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

METHOD

Wash the leek thoroughly and slice finely. Peel and chop the garlic. Melt the butter gently in a large, heavy pan, add 1/2 a teaspoon of salt. Put the leeks and garlic into the pan, cook until soft but not browned. Add the ras al-hanout and stir through. Add the vegetables and bay leaf, stir. Pour over the stock or water, squeeze in the juice of the orange.

Simmer until the vegetables have cooked down to a nice, soft consistency. Turn off the heat and allow to cool slightly, remove bay leaf before blending to a velvet-smooth puree - Season to taste. Bring back up to heat before serving.

TO SERVE

Ladle hot soup into warmed bowls. Spoon over some warm, caramelised onion, scatter some fresh coriander leaves, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. Season with sea salt and pepper.

This is just one serving suggestion - the options are endless. You could try:

- Crumbled blue cheese and fresh thyme

- Toasted nuts and seeds, scattered with some chopped parsley

- Crisp fried bacon and sage leaves

- Spoonful of yoghurt and sprinkle of dukkah

It's a good time of year to enjoy a bit of hibernation and some soul food - And to get out and embrace the chilly weather, knowing you have a warm soup to come home to - or to enjoy at work for an easy, healthy lunch.


Nicola is passionate about good, clean cooking and sharing great food ideas for doctors. Click below to read more from Nicola's series of seasonal food articles:

Always on the go?

The perfect travel kit for you.  

Prescript knows that long hours travelling and being away from home can take their toll.  If you locum in 2016 through Prescript you'll receive either a (MALIN+GOETZ) Essentials Bag or an Aesop Jet Set Kit. Perfect for the weary traveller.  


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