Ready, Set, Locum! Some of our ongoing Locum Doctors share their reasons for why you should give Locum work a go.
Brazil plastic surgeon on run after patient dies https://t.co/Z7g4HGAQAM
New Zealand hospital staff abused daily: 'It's time to talk', via @nzherald https://t.co/qNEad2yGQV
Indigenous medical graduates’ ripple effect - Improving health outcomes for Indigenous Australians https://t.co/Qd8Lyhp6Xb
Outback town's battle to keep permanent doctors https://t.co/0y16oKoyRV via @ABCNews
RT @Wavelength_Int: Doctors is it time you took a break from your regular routine? A new location and challenge can be refreshing and ene…
Tribunal cancelled registration of doctor after criminal conviction https://t.co/1Z4VmTZJO1 via @canberratimes
Nigerian doctors head for England in renewed exodus of professionals - https://t.co/Epavi1gqwJ
RT @Wavelength_Int: WAVE BLOG - Dr John Bethell, Wavelength co-founder, discusses gender discrepancies in Doctors pay and looks at the poss…
Correctional services doctor sneaks contraband into Indian jail https://t.co/s7wbDBAJTN via @TOICitiesNews
Rural Victoria psychiatrist suspended for sex with former patient https://t.co/Y3jFLV6m88 via @BgoAddy
Wavelength Recruitment consultant and Psychiatry Locum Specialist Camilla Mutton provides her answers to our top 7 most frequently asked locum questions.
We recently caught up with Dr Eleanor Moulden, our ‘Summertime Locum’ Apple iPhone competition winner, to talk about locum work and her insights into just how rewarding a locum experience can be.
It is unfortunate the word ‘locum’ is often synonymous with the pursuit of fast money. The hourly or per diem rate can look attractive at face value, but in truth, ask a locum why they locum and you’ll often hear a range of reasons before money is even mentioned.
Wavelength sends doctors all over Australia, but perhaps the most unique experience we offer is the chance to practice indigenous health in some of our most remote communities. Some become quite enamoured with this kind of work, such as Hobart-based Dr Amin Sadruddin...
The recent debate in Ireland over doctors' hours has brought back some not so fond memories of my own internship in Scotland. My record shift was 57 hours straight with about 1.5 hours sleep. I actually fell asleep whilst walking down the corridor to write up a paracetamol order.
Nature teaches us a lot about the need for a rich and balanced ecosystem. Knock out one species and top predators starve, weeds and algae bloom and co-dependent species go extinct. So it is with the medical workforce which is large, essential and 24/7.
Everyone loves the Oscars, the Emmys and the Arias. We love the human drama and, because they are for celebrities, we all take a keen interest. However, most industries like to celebrate their best and brightest in some fashion. And for good reason - awards not only allow an industry ...
In my last blog “A bunch of great reasons to locum...” I proposed that locum work is not always about the money. Whilst the article received much positive feedback, it seems that many still doubt the motives of locums, expressing, in particular, incredulity at the dollar amount that locums are paid.
Why do locum work? OK - so you might be seduced by the attractive rates of pay, but if that is all that drives you then I foretell that you will quickly run out of enthusiasm. There are in fact many reasons, other than financial, why locum work can be a rewarding experience. Here is a brief, but not exhaustive list:
Subscribe to our Blog
About the Author
About the author
Dr John Bethell graduated from Aberdeen Medical School in 1990 and worked as a doctor in both the UK and Australia, launching Wavelength with co-founder Claire Ponsford in 1999. As a pioneer and market leader of medical recruitment in Australia Dr Bethell has seen the industry grow and mature. After two decades of helping doctors find work and healthcare employers find doctors, he sees the medical workforce world from a unique perspective.