Frequently Asked Questions

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About Us

Locumdocs works with local health districts and charges them a standard agency fee. We then pass most of the fee (up to 10% on top of your hourly renumeration) to you; the person who actually does the work. 

Absolutely! We do not discriminate in any sense or form. Australia needs the best specialists available, and we’re happy to sponsor them.  Please call our office to be connected with our team, or email us at: support@locumdocs.com.au

 

Locum work

Our agency was founded on a fairer model of renumeration – one designed around doctors’ needs that provides a higher level of quality and service. We do this through innovative design, simplified customer service, and the efficient use of technology.

 

 

 

Our entire team believes in building trust-based partnerships with our doctors. Rather than charging exorbitant amounts for filling out some paperwork and sending you on your way, Locumdocs will collaborate with you as your long-term advocate, help you simplify your administrative application- related workload and navigate complex bureaucracy decisions, and empower you with the knowledge and guidance you need to make positive changes. 

 

 

 

 

Simplicity. No superfluous emails and constant bureaucracy. 

 

 

Also…. 10% more pay.

 

 

We take your time seriously. Once you’re signed up and vetted, you just select your shifts and press a button and our system compiles and sends out everything to your chosen hospital. Unless the Hospital has any unique requirements, we just send you a confirmation and flight options.

 

We at Locumdocs believe that the doctor who does the work should also get paid for it. This is why we pass on most of the agency commission back to you. 

 

This payment is separate from the hospital renumeration, and getting paid out by us, hence the need for an ABN. 

 

Registration, Insurance & Billing

All Locum Medical Officers put forward by registered Medical Locum Agencies for employment in Public Health Organisations are subject to pre-placement checks and credentialing in compliance with this policy and the standards and conditions set out in the Medical Locum Agency Requirements. The standards and conditions are reflected in the terms of the standard Agreement for the Employment of Locum Medical Officers in NSW Public Health Organisations.

The quality of your care is our highest priority, and we’re dedicated to giving you the best experience possible. If we ever fail to meet your expectations, we’ll do our best to fix it.

Salary packaging can usually be set up through Hospitals, and they are the ones that will be able to answer that question. 

Locumdocs does not offer any type of salary sacrificing or packaging relating to the 10% extra payment, as it is not considered a salary, but a payment for services rendered by a business.

Documentation

The WWCC is a state-based check. Doctors who wish to undertake child-related work in NSW must apply online at www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/check to receive a WWCC application number, which must then be activated and paid for, in person, at a Service NSW Centre. If cleared, applicants receive a WWCC clearance number, which is valid for five years. Overseas workers engaged in child-related work in NSW Health are required to obtain a WWCC, unless they will be working for fewer than five days in any three month period. Some interstate or overseas doctors may be unable to attend a Service NSW Centre to activate a WWCC number before commencing a locum placement in a NSW Public Health Organisation. Sections 5.4 – 5.7 of NSW Health Policy Directive PD 2016_047 Employment Checks – Criminal Record Checks and Working with Children Checks describe the requirements for doctors from interstate or overseas who have been unable to obtain a valid WWCC application or clearance number before being placed in a role as a Medical Locum Officer under urgent circumstances. If an urgent placement is required to ensure service delivery, a delegated staff member in a Public Health Organisation must determine whether the criteria for an emergency conditional appointment have been met, for mitigating any risks associated with the placement and ensuring all other pre-employment screening checks are completed. Such an appointment is made conditionally on a WWCC clearance number being provided. If a doctor has been unable to obtain a valid WWCC number from a Service NSW Centre before commencing a placement, they must provide one within five days of commencing work. If after five days they have not provided a WWCC application or clearance number, the doctor must be immediately removed from their role and the appointment suspended until one is provided.

Your health care provider will order the specific tests you need based on your age, your medications, your overall health status and the amount of time since your last set of blood tests. Young, healthy individuals may only need blood tests every five years, while patients with active medical issues may need tests annually or even more frequently. If you are interested in having specific tests performed, you can discuss them with your provider in the office or via email before coming in to have your blood drawn.

NSW Health Policy Directive PD2016_047 Employment Checks – Criminal Record Checks and Working with Children Checks provides current requirements for NSW Health in relation to criminal history checks for overseas doctors. In addition to the National Police Certificate and WWCC clearance, applicants recruited directly to NSW Health from overseas (including New Zealand) must provide a Police Clearance from their home country and any country they have been citizens or permanent residents since turning 16 years of age (incorporating any charges the preferred applicant may have against their name). If unable to provide a Police Clearance from any country they have lived in, applicants must complete a Statutory Declaration stating they have no pending criminal charges or convictions from any country they have been citizens or permanent residents since turning 16. If they do have such records, they must list date of offence, type of offence and court outcome. Any criminal record check in a language other than English must be accompanied by a certified copy of an English translation of the criminal record.

Medical Workforce/Locum Managers must check and verify the information provided by Medical Locum Agencies before a candidate can be accepted for a placement and a Confirmed Order issued.

Doctors who have not previously been employed by a NSW Public Health Organisation must complete the mandatory online training and orientation for Locum Medical Officers before being placed for locum work in a NSW Public Health Organisation. Medical Workforce/Locum Managers must ensure that the information and documentation provided by a Medical Locum Agency with the Locum Medical Officer Pre-Placement Checklist includes a certificate of completion of the NSW Health Locum Medical Officer mandatory online training.

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All new recruits, other clinical personnel, volunteers, agency staff and students must be assessed as compliant (or temporary compliant) before they commence employment or attend clinical placements in NSW Health facilities.

The NSW Health policy:“Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases”

lists all required immunisations and screenings.

Privacy & Security

We take the security and confidentiality of your personal information seriously. We follow industry best practices in software development and testing, including periodic vetting by internal and external security researchers. Your data is encrypted in transit and at rest, and our infrastructure runs on an industry-leading highly secure, HIPAA-compliant data center.

If you are a security researcher and you believe you have identified a security issue, please contact ус. We are committed to working with the community to verify, reproduce and respond to all legitimate reports.