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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.
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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

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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

Teleradiology Global Opportunities | FRANZCR Radiologists | Let your career follow the sun

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Why Teleradiology?

Let your career follow the sun with teleradiology. You will be joining a global and trusted provider in teleradiology to become part of their team working across the world. You can choose from locations such as Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA, Canada, South Africa and mainland Europe.

Wherever you decide to work, you will be helping public hospitals and private radiology groups in Australia and New Zealand with their emergency and after-hours reporting.  Having global coverage with FRANZCR Radiologists means there is 24/7 access and support for regional communities when they need it most. Plus, the best thing about your career following the sun is that you only report during your awake hours.

There are not many opportunities where you can travel, explore and work as a Radiologist at the same time. Whether you choose to work from a dedicated reporting office or a home office, you will still be part of an excellent reporting environment with the support of a well-trained and efficient QA team and the backing of state of the art IT.

Benefits You Can Expect

  • Lucrative salary package

  • Generous relocation allowance offered

  • Choice of payment via PAYG or ACN invoice

  • Annual AHPRA and college costs covered

  • Supported CPD programme

  • Paid trauma reporting course

  • STATdx access

  • Medical malpractice cover

  • Visa sponsorship for UK/USA (ask about other locations)

What we're looking for

Are you interested in something a bit different? Does the idea of working seven days on / seven days off in an overseas location sound appealing?  Maybe you want to stay in Australia and New Zealand and have more flexibility around your family life?

There are only nine positions available in total – seven overseas and two based in Australia and New Zealand.

FOR THE POSITIONS ABROAD:

  • You would work 7 days on / 7 days off

  • Locations are available in the UK, USA, Canada, South Africa and mainland Europe.

  • Work from either a dedicated reporting office or a home station.

  • Looking to explore different parts of the world? You can stay in the same place for the duration of your contract or move around.

FOR THE AUSTRALIAN/NZ POSITIONS:

  • Work 10-day fortnight.

  • Work from either a dedicated reporting office or a home station.

FOR ALL POSITIONS:

  • You will have FRANZCR and AHPRA specialist registration

  • Current emergency and trauma reporting experience

  • Commitment for 1 to 2-year period

The impact you'll have

You will be working during your awake/daylight hours for public hospitals and private radiology providers in Australia and NZ helping to manage their after-hours and urgent reporting. This role makes a massive difference to regional communities.

The caseload will be exciting and varied, and you will enjoy the support of highly trained clinical operations and technical support staff.

Sound like you? 

You can gain more information and download the job package by clicking the button below, or you can contact James Hill or Nicola Speer at Prescript Recruitment.

  1. We follow a transparent, friendly process to assist you with your new role. It begins with an informal conversation with Prescript – we will talk about the position, the company and the locations available in more detail and gain a clear understanding of your career, family and lifestyle wishes.

  2. From there, if you’re keen to proceed to the next step, we will arrange informal and more formal interviews and potentially a visit to make sure that teleradiology is going to be the right for you and your family.

  3. The final stage is progressing to your formal offer of employment which then secures you the role. We continue to look after you and ensure your move and start to your new position is smooth and stress-free.


About James Hill and Nicola Speer

James and Nicola recruit for locum and permanent positions across Australia, New Zealand (and globally) with a focus on Radiology.

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

nicola@prescript.com.au // 0405 429 799

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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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Global Opportunities for FRANZCR Radiologists | Teleradiology

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Why Teleradiology?

Let your career follow the sun with teleradiology. You will be joining a global and trusted provider in teleradiology to become part of their team working across the world. You can choose from locations such as Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA, Canada, South Africa and mainland Europe.

Wherever you decide to work, you will be helping public hospitals and private radiology groups in Australia and New Zealand with their emergency and after-hours reporting.  Having global coverage with FRANZCR Radiologists means there is 24/7 access and support for regional communities when they need it most. Plus, the best thing about your career following the sun is that you only report during your awake hours.

There are not many opportunities where you can travel, explore and work as a Radiologist at the same time. Whether you choose to work from a dedicated reporting office or a home office, you will still be part of an excellent reporting environment with the support of a well-trained and efficient QA team and the backing of state of the art IT.

Benefits You Can Expect

  • Lucrative salary package
  • Generous relocation allowance offered
  • Choice of payment via PAYG or ACN invoice
  • Annual AHPRA and college costs covered
  • Supported CPD programme
  • Paid trauma reporting course
  • STATdx access
  • Medical malpractice cover
  • Visa sponsorship for UK/USA (ask about other locations)

What we're looking for

Are you interested in something a bit different? Does the idea of working seven days on / seven days off in an overseas location sound appealing?  Maybe you want to stay in Australia and New Zealand and have more flexibility around your family life?

There are only nine positions available in total – seven overseas and two based in Australia and New Zealand.

FOR THE POSITIONS ABROAD:

  • You would work 7 days on / 7 days off
  • Locations are available in the UK, USA, Canada, South Africa and mainland Europe.
  • Work from either a dedicated reporting office or a home station.
  • Looking to explore different parts of the world? You can stay in the same place for the duration of your contract or move around.

FOR THE AUSTRALIAN/NZ POSITIONS:

  • Work 10-day fortnight.
  • Work from either a dedicated reporting office or a home station.

FOR ALL POSITIONS:

  • You will have FRANZCR and AHPRA specialist registration
  • Current emergency and trauma reporting experience
  • Commitment for 1 to 2-year period
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The impact you'll have

You will be working during your awake/daylight hours for public hospitals and private radiology providers in Australia and NZ helping to manage their after-hours and urgent reporting. This role makes a massive difference to regional communities.

The caseload will be exciting and varied, and you will enjoy the support of highly trained clinical operations and technical support staff.

Sound like you? Apply now

  1. We follow a transparent, friendly process to assist you with your new role. It begins with an informal conversation with Prescript – we will talk about the position, the company and the locations available in more detail and gain a clear understanding of your career, family and lifestyle wishes.
  2. From there, if you’re keen to proceed to the next step, we will arrange informal and more formal interviews and potentially a visit to make sure that teleradiology is going to be the right for you and your family.
  3. The final stage is progressing to your formal offer of employment which then secures you the role. We continue to look after you and ensure your move and start to your new position is smooth and stress-free.

Contact information

For a confidential discussion about these roles, please send your CV or contact James Hill or Nicola Speer at Prescript Recruitment. We are pleased to answer any questions.

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

nicola@prescript.com.au // 0405 429 799


About James Hill and Nicola Speer

James and Nicola recruit for locum and permanent positions across Australia, New Zealand (and globally) with a focus on Radiology.

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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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Adelaide - Location Report

QUINTESSENTIAL ADELAIDE

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The vastness of Australia offers a unique opportunity to become a tourist within the country when venturing to other states, cities and towns.  Incredible diversity of landscape, climate, culture and food can be found. Scale means we perhaps don’t know where to start when we’re looking at a few days somewhere and want to make the most of it.

Locals or those of you who have also explored Adelaide and South Australia, we would love to hear your recommendations. These can then be added in to help others next time they travel here.

BEST BREAKFASTS

We sampled a few – in the interests of sound research – and drew the conclusion that another few weekends at least, would be needed to thoroughly explore the wonderful, cafes, artisan coffee making, local food proponents and the general great vibe of the many places we whizzed by and added to the ‘next time’ list.

Peel Street Kitchen

Seriously good coffee from a local roaster – Great start. Peel Street has a short, well-balanced breakfast menu written up on a small blackboard each day. Friendly, relaxed staff and a lovely, sunny situation with an industrial yet warm feel.

We sampled the ‘The Fry Up’ – which in fact, was delicately presented with the fried items – eggs, bacon, mushrooms and tomatoes; expertly balanced by a generous salad of herbs and leaves in a zesty, preserved lemon dressing.

Of course, it’s always all about the ingredients and The Leg Ham Toastie was pretty perfect. The slabs of good sourdough, thickly sliced ham and quality mustard - then compressed and toasted to just the right crispness was savoury and satisfying.

Perfect spot for a morning coffee meeting - Peel Street Kitchen

Breakfast at Peel Street - Industrial feel with some Middle Eastern touches

Art Gallery Food + Wine

A very civilised place to go for breakfast, or lunch for that matter, is Art Gallery Food + Wine. Sitting in the lovely Adelaide University campus, as well as attached to the Art Gallery, it offers a tranquil place to sit and dine. Popular dishes for breakfast include the Persian Style Eggs and their list of "Morning Bevvies" are ideal when you need a good quality Bloody Mary with local Kangaroo Island vodka; or a Marmalade Martini which showcases locally made Settlers Gin from McLaren Vale in South Australia.

BEST LUNCHES

Peel St Kitchen

Back to Peel Street we go – This place really is sensational. Consistent quality, generous, tasty, clean flavours and perfect service – relaxed yet efficient.

The menu is chalked up on the blackboard. The wine selection is carefully thought out and compliments the food. Staff are knowledgeable and friendly. Peel Street itself is a laneway that shares its namesake restaurant with a number of small bars, cafes and restaurants.

The flavours at the lovely Peel Street kitchen lean towards Asian and Middle Eastern and are perfectly balanced and put together with an artistic eye and a keen palate.

Browsing the menu at Peel Street Kitchen

Good vibe at Peel St.

Good vibe at Peel St.

Fresh flavours and local wine at Peel Street Kitchen

Fresh flavours and local wine at Peel Street Kitchen

Pike & Joyce Winery

In under an hour from the CBD, after a really scenic drive that winds up into the Adelaide Hills, we arrived at Pike & Joyce, one of the well established and beautifully situated wineries in the region.

The vista, out over the vines and the beautifully set tables set us up for what was certainly a wonderful lunch, accompanied of course with Pike & Joyce wine that we first selected in a tasting that is hosted within the restaurant by the friendly staff.  The emphasis is on good quality, local, seasonal produce, simply prepared and beautifully presented.

Scallops from Pike & Joyce - Perfect winery lunch

Scallops from Pike & Joyce - Perfect winery lunch

BEST SUNSET DRINK

Float up in the lift and emerge onto the rooftop of 2KW for an incredible view out over Adelaide and surrounds and a sunset drink and snack.

BEST DINNERS

Gin Long Canteen

Fun vibe, great Asian food delivered with flair by the efficient, friendly staff. Gin Long Canteen is packed but seems to just keep on delivering at high speed and top quality. We chose a selection of small and large plates to share and they were all delicious, generous and well presented.

Cocktails with a very fresh Asian twist; well-planned wine list, many of which are local.

Gin Long Canteen

Sean’s Kitchen

Sean O’Connell has opened a restaurant/gourmet bistro, Sean's Kitchen, linked to the casino and right by the Conference Centre, river, CBD. The style is cool, stylish, yet casual enough to feel comfortable and relaxed. Something from the freshly shucked oyster bar is a great way to start an evening- paired with a fresh local white wine perhaps?

Sitting under the beautiful vaulted ceiling and taking in the general style is worth a visit in itself.

BEST LOCAL FOOD SHOPPING

Central Market

Bustling, full of produce and local products, this market is a must-visit during an Adelaide trip. It’s a practical, functional market that is large, utilized by locals for their daily shopping and very popular with tourists who can get a great taste and look at a whole lot of local food in one, under-cover venue.

The Market Shed on Holland Street

Sunday morning?  The Market Shed on Holland Street is the place to go if you like local food and produce. Small scale producers, artisan products; food to eat there and supplies to gather up and take home. Bliss for a food lover. Most of the food is organic and there are lots of healthy options as well as a few indulgences.

We tried a breakfast pizza, made fresh in the wood fired pizza oven. The coffee was great and a green juice seemed fitting to balance it all out.

Market Shed on Holland Street - Sunday morning essential visit

Market Shed on Holland Street - Sunday morning essential visit

Breakfast Pizza at Market Shed on Holland Street

Breakfast Pizza at Market Shed on Holland Street

BEST PLACE TO STAY

We loved staying at The Mayfair Hotel, Adelaide’s newest 5 star, boutique hotel, perfectly situated in the CDB and appointed beautifully.  We felt very well looked after by the friendly, genuine staff.

We'd love to hear from you with any locations on your 'wishlist' for either working in as a locum or moving there permanently; or for a location guide that we can send out to give you a good feel for the local experiences on offer.


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