Every day GP Locums come to the rescue of many practice managers and patients across the country. Whether it’s a rural care clinic struggling to find a replacement doctor or an urban medical practice seeking extra help to cover maternity leave. However, in order to uphold the culture of any facility and care for a variety of patients, there are certain qualities a locum GP must possess.
5 Key Qualities a GP Locum Must Have
GP Locums must be happy to work on their own and being in charge of their own future. Because of your unique traveling status, you tend to choose your assignments that suit your needs, control your schedule and visit different practices frequently.
It is important for a GP locum to get along with staff members, handle different situations and experience new practice systems and processes. These are just a few ways a GP locum needs to adapt.
As soon as you find locum work or a practice manager offers you an opportunity, you must be ready to start straight away. GP locum work may vary from sickness cover at 4 days long or maternity cover for 6 months or more.
‘It is a given’ that the practice manager expects a GP locum to be on time and provide help when needed. While being hired as a GP locum you will be expected to help out with other duties and perform different procedures within your abilities.
As you are self-employed you will need to take care of the paperwork, invoicing and travel arrangements. You can use the calendar in BeeFound to help you stay organised and help you plan as well as let the practices know your availability.
If you can abide by these five qualities as a GP locum, you will be well on your way to providing quality care for practices and patients who need it the most.
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