Locum work pays – and for many, the variety of experiences is central to the attraction. How can you make sure your diary is full? Here are our helpful tips:

Be available anytime

Many Trusts prefer a locum who can arrive within two hours of being called. Could you manage that? Wherever you work, let everybody know that you can be ready at very short notice in future. If they need a doctor in a hurry, they can count on you.

Cover a wide area

As well as being available quickly, you should be willing to cover a wide area – so ensure you have transport covered. If you make it known that you are happy to be called out anywhere within a sixty-mile radius, then a lot of hospitals will keep you in mind.

Be nice

This may sound obvious, but it is crucial. How many times have you recommended somebody – an electrician, a plumber – and mentioned how friendly they were as a selling point? Friendly faces are remembered. If you can be the doctor who manages a stressful shift in an unfamiliar environment, and comes out smiling, you will be remembered.

Keep up the CPD

Nothing keeps your edge sharp like continuous learning. The more skills you develop, the more desirable you will be to employers everywhere. What’s more, you’ll sail through your 50 annual CPD points.

Talk to Athona

If you want regular locum shifts in your area, talk to us. With our close links to NHS trusts everywhere (including Tier 1 status and Master Vendor Agreements in many areas,) we will offer you locum shifts before anyone else can.

Are you interested in hearing more about our locum opportunities? Get in touch with our dedicated medical team today and find out how you can meet the demand in hospitals and surgeries.

Tel: 01277 217777

Email: doctors@athona.com

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