Meet the team

Your Doctor Jobs is a small but highly dedicated team with over 40 years of combined Medical recruitment experience and is focused on you.

Justin Smith

Justin Smith

Director - Australia

Justin co-founded Your Doctor Jobs in 2015 and leads the Australian division responsible for locum and permanent recruitment.

Justin’s applies a simple methodology to recruitment – make positive change. If you can make positive changes in the lives of Doctors as well as the businesses of clients and the health outcomes of communities, then that is success. This ethos runs throughout the company.

Justin’s focus and discipline comes from 15 years in the Navy in communications and Defence Force recruiting. After waving goodbye to his Navy days in 2007 he found himself in a small doctor recruitment agency which had a fantastic narrative and huge potential. His drive, energy and passion quickly led him into the roles of Team Leader, then General Manager, finishing as CEO all inside 5 years. What had been a small recruitment agency grew to be one of the top 5 agencies in Australasia. Justin still works closely with this agency and is a synergy partner, providing locum and permanent recruitment solutions.

Justin lives in one of the best regions of the world (he is a little biased) - Hobart Tasmania. He is kept in line by his long suffering wife Carolyn and kept awake by their two sons Lucius and Eli. A keen golfer, Justin loves an excuse to take Doctor’s for a round or two (his real passion according to the team!) as well.
Trish Taylor

Trish Taylor

Director - Canada

Trish Co - founded YDJ in 2015 and leads the Canadian division responsible for locum and permanent recruitment.

When it comes to managing change – Trish is the go-to guru! Trish’s spirit of adventure infuses everything she does! Following her double degree in psychology and business, Trish went in search of adventure in Taiwan. In her four years there she learnt Mandarin and opened a small school teaching French and English to adults and children as well as volunteering at several orphanages.

Never one to sit still, on her return Trish entered the Financial District, becoming a financial planner. Many of the portfolios Trish managed were for medical professionals. Three years on, Trish decided to build her own multidisciplinary medical centre in British Columbia and by 2011 successfully opened her first clinic. From here she really found her passion – finding doctors for areas of need – and from this MediDoc was born.

Trish lives with her family in Vancouver where she raises her 1 year old son and 2 old dogs. Trish loves to be active in her spare time enjoying nature and all it has to offer, hiking, surfing, going to the beach and travelling the world. Having participated in several marathons and sport teams she likes to live a balanced healthy lifestyle.
Stuart Cooper

Stuart Cooper

Recruitment Manager - Australia and Canada

Stuart joined YDJ in April 2018 as the Recruitment Manager for both Australia and Canada.

With over 9 years’ experience in Medical Recruitment, Stuart believes that building long term relationships with doctors and clients alike is pivotal in a successful, personal recruitment style. Having previously worked with YDJ founder/director Justin for more than 6 years, Stuart thrives on bringing his expertise and enthusiasm to the YDJ team. His passion for success in his previous role saw him rise from Para-Consultant, through the ranks to Senior Consultant, before becoming Team Leader of the locum division.

Also from Hobart, and with two young sons of his own, Stuart sees nowhere better to live and raise a family, so long as you can ‘get out’ of Tasmania every once in a while. Outside of work and family, Stuart enjoys keeping active with running heading to the gym, and socialising with a wide friendship group. He is also finally ’tying the knot’ with his long-time partner, Hannah, later in 2018!
Leisa Gould

Leisa Gould

Recruitment Consultant - Australia

Leisa joined YDJ in 2015 as an Australian Recruitment Consultant bringing with her the skills, experience and knowledge she has gained during her 8 ½ years working in the industry. She has a passion for recruitment, and particularly enjoys meeting and connecting with many different people and their unique personalities.

In a past life we think that Leisa was quite possibly a circus juggler as she is amazingly adept at managing multiple processes at once. Leisa has an industry reputation for having a mind like a steel trap and is recognised for her great amount of experience and knowledge regarding the Australian Health care system.

Based in sunny Queensland (we might be a little jealous down here in Tasmania) Leisa lives with her two young children, daughter Samara and son Brayden. When not memorising Health Service policy and changing nappies Leisa enjoys keeping active, taking the dogs to the beach and spending time with her family and friends.
Carolyn Smith

Carolyn Smith

Para Consultant/Administration

Carolyn has been introduced to YDJ in 2015 via her husband "The Big Cheese". Not only does Carolyn have to keep Justin on the straight and narrow at home, but at work also!

Carolyn has a strong customer service background from 15 years in the aviation industry with Qantas, she also works with the team at Saffire who recently won the World's Best Boutique Hotel 2014. With an attention to detail that is almost scary, Carolyn leaves no stone unturned and will work tirelessly to ensure you have all the information required to transition into a role as seamlessly as possible.
‘Team work makes the dream work’