Doctors - Welcome to Locumlink
Locumlink are by far the largest locum provider of short to medium term locum jobs in Ireland. We fill thousands of locum jobs each year. We pay doctors excellent hourly rates and have contractual arrangements with almost every public and private hospital in Ireland. Doctors considering working as a locum should look no further than Locumlink.
We provide locum Jobs in Ireland, Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales.
The easiest and fastest way to register with Locumlink is to register online. Alternatively you can view our Registration Info page and submit your application by post. Registration is free. Once registered with Locumlink doctors will receive regular information about locum jobs. Our online members area allows you to fully control the locum jobs we offer you.
The fastest way to register with Locumlink is through our online services. Click here to register online.
Our online registration area allows you to upload all relevant documentation required to work as a locum through Locumlink.
For doctors that do not wish to register online, please post the following information to Locumlink, 32 Ranelagh Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6 and our registration team will be in contact with you for further information.
Up to date CV. including any gaps in employment
Most recent Occupational Health Certificate
Name and address of three referees
Current Medical Registration Certificate (IMC/GMC)
Passport Size Photograph
Copy of your Passport
PPS / NI Number
Work Permit / Visa / GNIB (only for non EEA Nationals)
Garda Vetting will take place after initial registration
Your CV. must show a minimum of 5 years experience or all if less than 5 years. If there are any gaps in your CV such as study leave or extended holidays then you should include details of what you did during that time. Hospitals assume your CV. is complete unless you inform them otherwise.
Consultants will often retain references on file for you once requested and it requires minimum work for their secretary to copy it to us. We will request new references every 6-12 months to ensure we hold a copy from your most recent substantive post on file. It is essential that you provide us with the correct contact details to obtain a reference. Hospitals now require three written references before allowing a doctor cover a locum post.
Garda Vetting (Police Clearance)
The Health Service Executive (H.S.E) required all locum doctors to go through the Garda Vetting procedure. Our Recruitment Team will assist you in this and process the application form. We must emphasise that this is a necessity.
Doctor wishing to work in Northern Ireland will be requiered to fill in an Access NI Application Form. This is a similar process to the Garda Vetting for the Republic of Ireland. All documentation will be provided by our registration department.
Your details will entered onto our system. We will continually search for jobs that match your requirements and contact you regularly, keeping you updated on your prospects. It is always worth seeing what we have to offer before accepting work from any other source. We give priority to those doctors who are easily contactable and keep in touch.
Timesheets are available from out Download Section. You should ensure you carefully fill in the exact hours that you work. All forms need to be completed and returned to us as soon as the locum job has been completed. Many hospitals will not pay an invoice without a completed timesheet. This will dramatically speed up your payment. Timesheets can be faxed to 01 4936102 or email to email@example.com
Cancellation Of Locum Posts By Clients
Clients hold the right to cancel appointments, vary rotas or terminate positions when you have already begun work, and without notice and without compensating Locumlink for your loss of earnings. While this rarely happens we always offer the doctor preference on future jobs to attempt to recover your loss.
Cancellation Of Locums By Doctors
It causes tremendous frustration if you cancel after accepting a job and you should never accept a booking if you do not have every intention of working it. Cancelling bookings without good reason may result in future bookings being withdrawn. If unexpected circumstances arise you should ensure that Locumlink is informed at the earliest possible opportunity by telephone. It may be appropriate for you to also inform the hospital but you must always notify us in the first instance.
Occupational Health and Locum Work
The H.S.E wish to protect doctors and patients from acquiring or spreading Hepatitis B and it is impossible to place doctors in work if they have not provided information regarding their Hepatitis B status. All hospitals require a copy of a pathology report, which includes details of titre level together with your full name and date of birth.
Acceptable levels vary from hospital to hospital but documentation containing your date of birth and showing a Hepatitis B antibody titre level of over 100 miu/ml from a test carried out within the last two years will almost always be accepted.
Getting an Occupational Health Certificate
If you have recently had an Occupational Health medical, your Hepatitis B status may have been evaluated and the result sent to your GP. Your GP should be able to give you a letter confirming your status and you should request that the titre level and your date of birth is indicated not just the word "immune".
If you have been recently or currently employed by the H.S.E then you should be able to obtain a copy from the Occupational Health Department. Medical Administration should be able to assist you.
We hope this information was useful and look forward to working with you in the future.