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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 the 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 is 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.

Sometimes. 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 it front page we also received 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.

Radiologists - Your Prescript Recruitment Team

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Meet the Prescript Radiology Recruitment Team

We work with FRANZCR Radiologists for locum, ongoing and teleradiology positions across Australia and globally. 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 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


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

O&G and Medicine - Your Prescript Recruitment Team

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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


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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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

Meet Stef McLaughlin - Credentialing, Quality and Giving Manager

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Hello!

I’m Stef McLaughlin, Credentialing, Quality and Giving Manager at Prescript Recruitment. I work with regional hospitals and practices across Australia to ensure that doctors start on time. 

My role involves:

📌 the management of all credentialing for doctors that work with Prescript; this includes both locum and permanent positions.

📌 responsible for ensuring that Prescript’s quality management processes are adhered to as well as those of the healthcare organisations we work with. 

📌credentialing for every state and territory, every area health service and the majority of private hospitals. 

📌ensuring that the highest standards with credentialing, customer service and recruitment processes are adhered to. It is also the little things that count – I want to provide peace of mind to everyone I work with that they are in safe hands.

I want to provide peace of mind to everyone I work with that they are in safe hands.
— Stef McLaughlin

Another part of my role that I love is managing Prescript's giving - we believe that every business has the power to change lives by giving back through its everyday activities. 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 the health centre in the village of Odede in Western Kenya. 

Through working with our hospitals, clinics and doctors in Australia, the following impacts have also been created for the Odede community:

☑️ Provision of nourishing meals to children with HIV

☑️ Contribution to hospital maintenance and electricity

☑️ Access to life-saving clean water for patients

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.

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There are two ways to contact me: 

  1. Call 0416 544 577
  2. Email stef@prescript.com.au

I'd love to hear from you! 

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

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Prescript are medical recruitment specialists.
— James Hill - Founder - Prescript Recruitment

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 Turns Three!

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Hello!

I wanted to make sure the milestone of Prescript turning three was celebrated. I am incredibly lucky to work with a wonderful team.  Thank you to Nicola Speer, Stef McLaughlin, Hugo Scales, Marcia Beere and Grace Clueit for helping make Prescript such a great place. 

I also want to acknowledge the contribution and hard work of past Prescript team-members - Ian Ormesher, Elissa Slingsby and Georgia Stratford.

We want to be 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 also believes that every business has the power to change lives by giving back through its everyday activities. Every time we help a doctor with the next step in their career we also contribute towards medical coverage in Odede, Western Kenya. Our BIG goal is to pay a doctor's salary for an entire year, plus assist with food, clean water and power at the Community Health Centre. All this is made possible through our lifetime partnership with B1G1.


More About James Hill

James recruits for locum and permanent positions across regional Australia with a focus on Radiology.

0410 792 310 // james@prescript.com.au

James is the author of the soon to be published book 'Full Roster - The Essential 7 Step Guide To Recruiting Doctors In Regional Australia'. He is also a writer of blogs for LinkedIn and the Prescript Recruitment website where he draws on his experience to share opinions on current health staffing issues.

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About Prescript Recruitment

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.

For more information, a great place to start is www.prescript.com.au

You'll find information about our locum and permanent recruitment services for doctors, hospitals and practices.  You'll also find links to our blogs, location reports and other resources.

1300 755 498 // contact@prescript.com.au

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Being a 'Business for Good'

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B1G1 & My Role

Everyone is motivated by something, whether that be financial gain, achievement or power, for me it is more of a social factor. I have a genuine passion for positively contributing to the lives of others.

One of my key roles at Prescript, which I don’t talk about enough, is my responsibility to our Buy1Give1 partnership. At Prescript, our focus is to ensure that 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.

Every month I collect our data and analyse our business activities. I then update the Prescript team and let everyone know how their work has directly affected a rural community further afield – the Odede community in western Kenya.

Each time someone does business with us, something great happens in the world. We actively contribute to many life-changing impacts, but for today I wanted to talk about our main goal.

For every locum or permanent position that a doctor accepts through Prescript, we pay towards a doctor’s salary so they can continue to provide crucial healthcare to families living in extreme poverty in Odede.

Our big goal is to pay for a doctor’s salary for an entire year! So far, we have provided over four months, or 128 days to be precise.

The Odede Community Health Centre is located in a rural community where most people live on less than $1 a day. Doctors provide life-saving medical care every day for children and families in Odede.

To see more about how this all works, watch the video below to learn about the recent B1G1 study tour to Kenya. The video provides an insight into the incredible impacts which are being made every single day and at around the 3 minutes mark, there is a clip of the community we are helping; Odede.

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. 

There are two ways to become a part of the B1G1 giving community. The first option is to work with Prescript through one of our many day-to-day business activities (such as confirming a locum assignment, referring another doctor to us or even completing a reference for a colleague). Or, you can visit the B1G1 website by clicking here and make a direct contribution.

To find out more, contact me via email stef@prescript.com.au or call 0416 544 577.


About Stef McLaughlin

Stef is Prescript Recruitment's Credentialing Manager, working with regional hospitals and practices across Australia to ensure that doctors start on time. Stef is responsible for Prescript’s quality management processes and our giving relationship with the Buy1Give1 programme.

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About Prescript Recruitment

For more information, a great place to start is www.prescript.com.au

You'll find information about our locum and permanent recruitment services for doctors, hospitals and practices.  You'll also find links to our blogs, location reports and other resources.

1300 755 498 // contact@prescript.com.au

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