The best things in life are balanced – for example a cake’s ingredients need to equal out to make a delicious whole. Your dream doctor job should be a balance too, blending a stimulating GP placement with the opportunity to lead your dream lifestyle in Australia. Can’t find a role with both? Try a locum doctor job!
Locum physician positions allow you to blend work and play like no other job. With short term placements, GPs get the chance to travel and explore Down Under while working through several fulfilling medical postings. Explore the sights of the big city, tackle the surf on Australia’s beautiful beaches or bush trek in the immense Outback – the choice is yours!
So, how is a locum GP job different from a normal GP job?
The placement will usually be 10 weeks or longer, but it is not unheard of for locum spells to last a week or even a weekend! Many doctors take locum jobs to fill periods of high need, which means lengths can vary greatly. It also depends on the kind of placement you want.
With Your Doctor Jobs, we can find you the perfect Australian locum doctor job that balances career satisfaction with a satisfying social life.
What are the benefits of being a locum GP in Australia?
Australia offers doctors a paradise of different locations to work and travel in. With all the choice available to locum doctors, flexibility in commitments to a GP role is vital to ensure you get to experience everything you want to!
Another advantage of locum doctor jobs is the opportunity to gain experience in a number of different roles in a short period of time. If you have been stuck in the same GP position for years, the best thing to shake the cobwebs off is new experiences, and lots of them. With locum placements, you can learn more in a year than in decades in the same old role!
A third benefit of taking a locum doctor job and starting your great Australian adventure is the chance you get to make new friendships that will last a lifetime. By travelling through a number of locations Down Under, you can get to meet a variety of people, and you never know what opportunities may come from just meeting new people!
How do I become eligible for a locum doctor job in Australia?
International medical graduates who are looking to find locum roles in Australia will need to start the application process as early as possible in order to ensure you are eligible to work within the timeframes you have set.
If you hold fellowship in the UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Canada, the entire process will typically take 6 months if there are no delays. If you’re not from one of these countries then the process may take longer, up to 12 months. For more details on how to get your move to Australia underway, check out our International Medical Graduates page for a diagram laying out the process.
What recruiters hire for locum GP jobs in Australia?
Your Doctor Jobs are the only name you need to remember as you start searching for the perfect locum doctor job. Our team are dedicated to making your search as smooth as possible. Here are a few things that make us different:
- We will help you every step of the way with the confusing paperwork and admin you will need to get through before you get on a plane.
- We offer a friendly and personable service – we want to know what your dream locum placement looks like.
- We don’t do grand promises – we are always open and honest about your and our expectations.
- We are willing to go the extra mile for you – any worries or questions you may have, just pick up the phone and we will be happy to sort everything out.
Ready to try out an exciting locum doctor job in Australia? Contact our team today register your interest and let’s get started!