We speak with Dr Leanna Perret to hear about her locum experiences and how locum placements has impacted her life.
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Why did you decide to become a locum doctor?
Greater freedom to choose my own hours, good remuneration, a chance to try something different and new.
What attracted you to locum with Medic Oncall?
I was attracted by the nature of the work being offered and the assurance of working for a well-established locum agency with a good reputation.
Think back to when you first registered with Medic Oncall, how was the overall process from registering to getting your first locum shift?
It was very easy to do with plenty of support along the way.
What do you think makes a great locum doctor?
Someone who is curious and open to new experiences.
What have you learned about yourself through the locum work that you do?
It has really made me think about what I want long term in my career and as a result has given me the confidence to make a career change from the locum work I tried out.
What are the three main benefits of working as a locum?
1. Good work-life balance
2. Great pay
3. New opportunities
How has locum work affected your personal life and work-life balance?
It has been amazing! I have more energy and time for life outside of work.
What should doctors be looking out for when searching for a locum work provider?
Talk to other doctors and find out what it’s like working for that agency. Medic Oncall have been great!
Can you tell us about the most memorable location you have worked at as a locum? Why was it so memorable?
Working at Perth quarantine hotels. This was a once in a lifetime experience.
What advice do you have for doctors considering working locum?
Be curious, work hard and enjoy!
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