Now that you have finished your study, you will be thinking of becoming a GP locum. This can be quite daunting at first as it essentially new ground to you. To help, BeeFound has provided a check-list to help you become a GP locum with ease.
Most GPs start off as a locum to gain much more experience in different practices and specialist areas. Additionally, this helps with gaining skills and experience while generating a nice income.
Before looking for work you will need to prep. You will need:
- An up-to-date CV focused on locuming
- Business cards
- Mobile phone and laptop
- To Register as self-employed
- To find an accountant for paying taxes
- Finance documents – income and expenditure spreadsheet/tax forms
- A diary for booking work
- To establish your locum rates (day/hourly, etc.)
- Invoice template (include payment details and name and address)
Writing A Locum CV That Gets You Noticed
Standing out from the crowd to get GP locum work can be difficult. You have worked hard to get your qualifications and build up your experience now you need to show what you can do. When you want to showcase your experience and skills in the best possible light to a potential employer. Ensuring your CV is up to date and correct is crucial for helping you to get locum work. Read our other blog post on how to write a GP locum CV that will get you employed.
Getting GP Locum Work
Finding GP locum work can be timely and frustrating. In the past it has sometimes been a tricky process to find the right locum work, BeeFound is the new way of getting locum work that will help to smooth your path. We match up GP practices requirements to locum availabilities in real time, and we help locums manage their time and work/life balance more effectively.
In essence, it is an availability search engine for GP and medical practices. It makes it easier to be a GP Locum. Instead of searching for work, let practices find you based on your actual availability – plus with instant booking notification and automated reminders is makes being a locum so much easier.
Other ways to find locum include:
- Find a list of email addresses of GP practice managers and email them your CV
- Check local job message boards usually run by locum groups in your area
- Sign up with GP locum agencies
Once A GP Practice Has Booked You
Once you have found a medical practice that requires your skills you will need to work out when you are working for them and stick it in your diary. Find out:
- What dates/times you are working?
- Do they need you for the full day or just AM/PM?
- What computer system are they using?
If using BeeFound, all this information is provided for you so you dont have to worry about missing a booking or being double booked.
Good luck on your quest to finding GP locum work. If you have not already, register with BeeFound to make the process quick and simple.