We speak with Dr Benjamin Jarvis and ask him how it has been to work locum with Medic Oncall.
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Why did you decide to become a locum doctor?
Flexible work arrangements, I was looking to supplement my usual 9-5 with locum work while I was still working in General Practice.
What attracted you to locum with Medic Oncall?
Medic Oncall by HCA had the locum work I was searching for. They took the time to get to know me and provided me with the amount of work I required, they are very professional, prompt and friendly.
Think back to when you first registered with Medic Oncall, how was the overall process from registering to getting your first locum shift?
When I first saw the perfect locum opportunity for myself the role commenced in 2 days time from memory. I called to enquire and within 2 days I was credentialed, and working in the role, the process was seamless.
What do you think makes a great locum doctor?
Being open to opportunities, prepared, adaptable and quick on your feet.
What have you learned about yourself through the locum work that you do?
I really enjoy taking on new opportunities, working in new environments and meeting new colleagues.
What are the three main benefits of working as a locum?
1- Flexible agreements to suit your needs.
2 – Opportunities to work in multiple locations of interest, only achievable as a locum.
3 – Refreshing to supplement my 9-5 work in different locum environments.
What should doctors be looking out for when searching for a locum work provider?
A provider who can offer a personalised and professional service. I have developed a close relationship with Medic Oncall. They care about me and my locum work role.
Can you tell us about your most memorable location you have worked at as a locum? Why was it so memorable?
I never thought I would be working inside Perth’s Hotels in Hotel Quarantine, COVID-19 has certainly changed my work environment.
What advice do you have for new doctors?
Take opportunities with both hands, just do it.
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