Locum O&G Registrars: Everything You Need To Know
O&G Registrar ready to locum across Australia? Read on for some valuable information.
Blugibbon has been finding O&G Registrars locum jobs since 2013, but only recently have we noted the surge in demand. Here are the insights that may help you before you embark on your first adventure.
Locations You Can Work
Locum O&G Registrars or “O&G Reg Locums” are the third most in demand locum doctor in Australia (behind Emergency Medicine Registrars and Medical Registrars).
Blugibbon’s data from 2020 and early 2021 has shown these locations are regularly in need of locums (this is not an exhaustive list):
- New South Wales: Western Sydney, Mid North Coast NSW (Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour), North Coast NSW (Lismore), Hunter Valley (Taree, Maitland, Tamworth), Western NSW (Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange).
- Queensland: Rockhampton, Gladstone, Mackay, Hervey Bay.
- Victoria: Shepparton, Mildura, Wodonga.
- Western Australia: Perth (Various).
- Tasmania: Burnie, Launceston, Hobart.
- Australian Capital Territory: Canberra.
Rates You Can Earn
These can vary from $120 per hour worked right up to crisis rates such as $250 per hour worked, but generally they will sit around $150 per hour.
Types Of Pay
As a Locum O&G Registrar you will likely be paid via PAYG on receipt of a weekly timesheet (payment times can vary depending on whether you are paid by the hospital or Blugibbon which is weekly).
We recommend you read our Blugibbon blog covering this in detail here Locum Doctor: How do I get paid?
Your Work Duties
As the RANZOG website explains, an O&G Registrar will “…refer to a more senior doctor for advice and assistance in the more complicated areas of O&G. They provide hands-on care to women in labour, see women with urgent gynaecology problems, and work in clinics or O&G operating theatres alongside senior specialists”.
But do not take our word for it, read this excellent candid piece by Dr Becky Taylor about what it truly is like working as an O&G Registrar
Paperwork You Need
The necessary evil of all locum work is paperwork and credentialing (okay it’s not evil per se, but it can sometimes feel like that!). Fear not however, Blugibbon have a dedicated healthcare compliance team to make sure it is as painless as it can be.
Check out our checklist below to make sure you are read to locum:
- Collect the following documents together
- Current CV (no gaps or at least explain them eg. travel, maternity leave etc)
- 3 Referee Contacts (name, email, mobile number)
- Medical Degree
- Medical Indemnity
- CPD documents (any certificates from the last few years)
- Police Check (within the last 3 years ideally)
- Working with Children Check (click here if you do not already have one to apply)
- Drivers Licence
- Vaccinations (any if you have had in the past few years)
- Make copies of all the above documents & have them certified by a Justice of the Peace (FYI I am a JP for NSW!)
- Save all of the copies onto a USB or computer hard drive or cloud drive (eg. Google Drive, Dropbox) & keep the hard copies safe in a physical file
- Make contact with Blugibbon for an initial chat & then send them all of the above documentation