Choosing a Locum Doctor
When you select a locum doctor to become part of your hospital team or private practice you are selecting a team member and not merely a temporary replacement. Careful consideration should go into the selection of an NHS locum or GP locum to fill the GP jobs vacancies. Consider the following attributes:
The locum doctor must show flexibility regarding the location of the facility.
The doctor must also show flexibility regarding work hours.
Whether as NHS locum or GP locum the medical professional must at least have six months experience in the specific field.
Must be able to handle larger than expected workloads.
Even though doctors are normally financially strong, be sure to employ a locum doctor that will be able to support their family or themselves for at least one month without having to rely on the income derived from locum work.
Other considerations for choosing a doctor for locum work include:
Select a person that will not merely see it as a temporary doctor job, but will want to make a positive contribution to your team or practice.
Select a doctor that will be able to understand, read, write, and effectively communicate with patients in English.
The person must be registered to practice medicine with the GMC in the specific field whether as NHS locum or GP locum.
More senior doctors are required in many of the specialty fields and if you need to find a locum tenens for the position be sure to get a doctor with equal or more experience ensuring that patient care is never compromised.
Select a locum doctor with a clean criminal record.
The person must have proof of their qualifications and must either have qualifications recognized in the UK or must have passed the PLAB assessment well.
Always select a locum doctor that has at least two references which can be followed up.
The locum tenens must have all the vaccination certificates and where applicable personal insurance.
As a leading medical locum recruitment company in the UK, we assess each candidate ensuring that when you make use of our services to locate a suitable locum doctor that the GP locum or NHS locum we recommend will already have passed all the assessments and requirements to make a perfect match for the doctor vacancy. Contact us today to discuss your particular medical recruitment requirements and ensure that you get the best possible candidates to fill the doctors jobs vacancies.