Frequently asked questions
I need a doctor; can you help me find the right fit?
Yes, Medic Oncall by Healthcare Australia can help you with your requirements. We can provide fully screened and credentialled doctors, ready when you are. We value long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships, and we work hard to ensure our health service providers, corporate and government organisations and event organisers receive the highest level of service.
What type of information do you require before we can access your services?
To be able to provide you with the right fit, there are a few things we need to know:
- Are you looking for a one-time, temporary or permanent doctor?
- Any specific requirements including year level, knowledge experience?
- Do you require a medical expert/s for medico-legal work?
- Do you need a locum for your hospital or health services?
What types of doctors are available?
We have doctors across all levels of seniority from junior doctors through to specialists. With expertise in clinical and non-clinical work, our doctors are flexible and very keen to work with our clients and experience a range of clinical and non-clinical environments.
How does the service work?
We will gather as much information about your requirements, including any prerequisites, onboarding and other information to ensure we find the best doctor for you.
You can call us, use our App or portal to upload your requirements and we will do the rest including paying the doctors.
How much does your services cost?
It varies depending on the work the doctor will be doing, call us and we can discuss it.
How long does it take to find a doctor?
We can find the right doctor in just a few hours if its urgent!
Do you have secure platform for the sharing of medical information?
Yes, we have platform that accepts and tracks medical information from initial assessment through to final report.
Can your doctors do medico-legal reports and independent medical examinations?
Yes, our doctors are located across Australia and are very experienced in medico-legal work whether it be a review of an insurance claim, peer review or second opinion.
When can I work with Medic Oncall by Healthcare Australia?
Once you have completed your internship and been granted General Medical Registration status.
How do I apply?
It’s easy and quick, just click on the register now button and you will be taken through the process, any problems call our team in Australia on 1300 66 22 66 or in New Zealand 0800 88 67 88.
It’s a good idea to have a current resume, photo ID (passport and drivers’ licence), names of two Consultant level referees, WWCC, Police Check (we can do this for you) ready to upload. We will send you login details to our App when you are fully registered.
What type of work is available?
We have great relationships with public and private hospitals, as well as opportunities to work at events, in GP clinics, on Covid response projects. We also have medical report writing, assessment opportunities and independent medical examinations opportunities. You can do anything from a short shift or a placement for up to 6 months.
What level of doctors do Medic Oncall by Healthcare Australia place?
We place all levels and specialties of doctors from PGY2 to Specialists. We have interesting and varied work in clinical and non-clinical settings.
How do you get work?
We have a great Member App that gives you access to diverse opportunities and shifts online. Tailored specifically to what you are looking for, our Member App can be accessed via mobile or online portal and offers a timesaving and more flexible way of managing information and shifts.
How do I get paid and how much?
Depending on the work you accept you may join our payroll or be paid directly by the client. We offer a weekly payroll where we look after everything. Pay rates vary and will usually be an hourly rate of between $100 per hour and $300 per hour again this depends on your experience and the type of work.
Can I work interstate or overseas?
Absolutely. We have a wide range of positions available throughout Australia and New Zealand. However, individual employers may require specific documentation prior to commencement of work. We will advise you if this is the case.
Do I have to accept any work that is offered to me?
No. There are no minimum shift requirements and you are not obligated to acept work. Our doctors have the flexibility to decide when and where they want to work.
Are my travel and accommodation costs covered?
Our clients outside the metropolitan area are happy to cover the costs of travel and accommodation for their temporary doctors. You may also be eligible for a living away from home allowance.
I’m a medical student. What can I do to be ready for future work with Medic Oncall by Healthcare Australia?
Start preparing a detailed resume and your cover letter. Ensure you add all your clinical rotations, including contact details for your supervising consultant or doctor. Talk to other doctors who have worked or are currently working in locum or temporary positions. Get involved in hospital committees or RMO societies. Attend Medic Oncall by Healthcare Australia educational courses to ensure your skills are up to date. Look out for lunches and Coffee Angels events sponsored by Medic Oncall by Healthcare Australia advertised in the doctors’ rooms at your hospital.
Do I need medical indemnity insurance to work with Medic Oncall by Healthcare Australia?
Yes, it is a requirement of our clients that you hold your own medical indemnity insurance, it’s a good idea to talk to your medical indemnity provider to get all the information. You will need to provide us with a copy of your certificate of insurance as part of your registration.
What if I have conditions on my registration?
As a Medic Oncall by Healthcare Australia doctor, you have an obligation to notify us of any conditions on your registration.