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Prescript's Six Favourite Things For Your Next Locum

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Discover Hidden Gems Across Australia

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Organise Your Bits & Bobs

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Forgot Your Swimmers?

Joey Roo

AU$ 79.00 (skwosh.com.au)

 
 

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AESOP Jet Set Kit

AU$ 52.90 (aesop.com/au)

 
 
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Brisbane - Location Report

Quintessential Brisbane

Here’s our guide to a day in Brisbane – full of useful information if you are there to locum or stopping over on your way to the coast

Brisbane has 2 million residents, making it the third largest city within Australia and an exciting destination to explore.  Sydney has its harbour, Melbourne its port and Brisbane has its river.  On the north bank of the river is the CBD, with its sky-scraping offices; on the ‘South Bank’ is the artistic centre of Brisbane and famous as the home of the 1988 World Expo.  We’ll show you some of our picks on these two sides of the river, plus other areas nearby like Fortitude Valley and New Farm.

AM

Start your day on the South Bank and have breakfast/brunch at Gauge.  It opened this year and has a reputation for original, quirky dishes.  Gauge has no website, but can be found at 77 Grey Street.  From there head to GOMA (Gallery of Modern Art) and see if you can spot any elephants standing on their heads.  Stop for a coffee in their ground floor café, which has views of the river and city.   Make time to enjoy the parklands on the South Bank and walk along the riverside walkway to see ‘The Wheel of Brisbane’.

MIDDAY

Book a river cruise and see the city from the water – some will even take you to a koala sanctuary!

LATE LUNCH

Back on dry-land in the CBD, walk to Queen Street Mall which is full of shops and a fantastic farmers market (perfect for lunch, but it only operates on a Wednesday).  For those looking for the most stylish shops, a visit to Queen St Plaza is a must.

Brisbane Markets

EARLY EVENING

James Street is in Fortitude Valley.  The hipster heart of Brisbane, full of creative speciality shops including fashion, health & beauty, lifestyle & design.  Wander around and see what gifts you can find to take home.  Hungry?  Try and get into Longtime Restaurant & Bar.  Incredibly busy, but it serves fantastic thai food (the chefs have cooked for the British and Thai royal families!).

NIGHTCAP

Head back to the CBD and have a cocktail in the small and intimate Laneway Bar.  As the name suggests, it is tucked away and not that easy to find!

WHERE TO STAY?

Our top picks are:

Ovolo Inchcolm - “distinctly boutique hotel of impeccable style and clandestine character”.

Spicers Balfour Hotel - “Located in the fashionable suburb of New Farm, Spicers Balfour Hotel is an award-winning boutique hotel just minutes from the Brisbane city centre. Step inside this iconic Queenslander and you'll discover a chic and stylish interior.”



Prescript's Six Favourite Things For Your Next Locum

Top Things To Take.png

 

Discover Hidden Gems Across Australia

Whileaway Guides

AU$ 9.99 (whileawayguides.com.au)

 
 

Organise Your Bits & Bobs

Travel Set

AU$ 199.00 (bellroy.com/products/travel-set/)

 
 
SKWOSH_0021_JOEYROO_B_900x.jpg

Forgot Your Swimmers?

Joey Roo

AU$ 79.00 (skwosh.com.au)

 
 

Grooming Essentials

AESOP Jet Set Kit

AU$ 52.90 (aesop.com/au)

 
 
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Beach Ready

Stripe Rope Handle Tote

AU$ 24.95 (swimweargalore.com.au)

 
 
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When You Need More Room

FEB DUFFLE 43

AUD$ 89.95 (alifedesign.com.au)

 
 

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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

I Discovered How To Escape The Rat Race... Now I'm sharing My Secret

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


About Rebecca Doyle

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

Rebecca is very happy to answer your questions.

There are three ways to contact Rebecca:

  1. Call Rebecca on 0434 401 379 

  2. Email rebecca@prescript.com.au 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Prescript are medical recruitment specialists.

At Prescript we’re known for helping solve the regional doctor shortage in Australia.

Every day we’re focused on two clear outcomes - Helping hospitals find doctors that create departments and clinics that run better, have more capacity and less stress. And placing Doctors in jobs that leave them feeling highly valued, rewarded and, most importantly, enjoying what they do.

We believe that when we get these two crucial things right, it has a huge impact on the regional doctor shortage and the healthcare of communities across Australia.

There are three ways to contact us:

  1. Call 1300 755 498

  2. Email contact@prescript.com.au

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

We’d love to hear from you!

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

Mildura - Location Report

WHAT 

WHERE

MILDURA

QUINTESSENTIAL MILDURA

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

WINERIES

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

Varieties - Chardonnay, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. 

LOCAL PRODUCE MAP

Paddleboats

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

PARKS AND NATURE

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

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

TOURS

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

WHERE TO EAT

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

WHERE TO STAY

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

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

GETTING THERE

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

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

KEEN TO WORK IN MILDURA?

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

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


Prescript are medical recruitment specialists.

At Prescript we’re known for helping solve the regional doctor shortage in Australia.

Every day we’re focused on two clear outcomes - Helping hospitals find doctors that create departments and clinics that run better, have more capacity and less stress. And placing Doctors in jobs that leave them feeling highly valued, rewarded and, most importantly, enjoying what they do.

We believe that when we get these two crucial things right, it has a huge impact on the regional doctor shortage and the healthcare of communities across Australia.

There are three ways to contact us:

  1. Call 1300 755 498

  2. Email contact@prescript.com.au

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

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

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. 

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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 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.


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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