Urgent Covid Ward Locums – Medical Officers – Sydney, NSW

September 11, 2021

Location: Sydney Parramatta & Western Suburbs
Company: Prescript Recruitment
Full Time

During the pandemic, Sydney based medical officers have provided ongoing local locum assistance in respiratory clinics, vaccine centres and dedicated Covid wards across the metropolitan area. There is now an urgent requirement at one of the largest hospitals at the forefront of the Covid response in NSW.

Prescript has multiple positions available in the Covid ward in Central Sydney, commencing as soon as possible for at least the next three months.

Your contribution to this hospital is crucial and will be greatly appreciated. You’ll be making a significant impact on the wider community – supporting patients during a very critical time.

★ You’ll be working in a dedicated Covid building, either on the 60-bed ward or the 10-bed ICU.

★ Shifts are 12 hours in length, 0800-2000 & 2000-0800, days or nights

★ Suitable for PGY2+ with General AHPRA Registration, previous Covid-ward experience is not necessary

★ Full made-to-measure personal PPE is provided

★ Respiratory/ICU Physicians on during the day, local CMOs are in charge overnight with Consultants on-call after-hours

★ ICU/Medicine CMOs are encouraged to apply. CMOs able to work for 2-3 months may have the opportunity to do some in-charge shifts overnight

★ There are shower areas in the ward and a donning station, so you’ll be able to leave and remove PPE and refresh on your breaks/before and after shifts

★ Both wards are staffed by Consultants, CMOs, Registrars and Junior Medical Officers in a well supported and collegiate environment

Prescript is keeping up to date with all border and travel restrictions and will help make your locum as smooth and stress-free as possible. Contact us to discuss, and we’ll advise what rules apply to you, tailored to your situation and location.

To learn more, click ‘Connect with Prescript’, or contact Max Drakeley (Prescript’s Recruitment Partner):

[email protected] // 0451 828 615


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Dates Available

➞ Commencing ASAP for the next 2-3 months (with the possibility of extension).

➞ Preference is for locums who can commit to longer blocks, but any availability at this stage will be considered.

➞ Long contracted doctors are guaranteed at least 40 hours per week – or more if desired.

➞ We are also helping hospitals in other Sydney areas fill shifts in their Covid Wards. If you can assist with any vacancies please get in touch.

The Benefits

★ Hourly rate of $150-$160 per hour for days and $180 per hour for nights

★ Rate dependent on PGY level and experience

★ Local doctors are preferred; however, accommodation may be provided for regional or interstate doctors who are able to commit for 1+ months

★ The health service will provide N95 masks with a personalised fit

★ Easy and efficient credentialing and travel logistics by our credentialing managers – Stef, Marcia and Lee

Who We’re Looking For

PGY2 or above

Recent experience in ICU, ED or Medicine sub-specialities preferred

General AHPRA Registration

Locums must be double vaccinated

Do you know someone else who may be interested too? For every referral of a colleague you make to Prescript, a year’s worth of life-saving clean water will be donated to Ethiopian families in the Tigray region. Families here are not only caught in a humanitarian crisis at the moment, but they also don’t have access to this basic life necessity even in peaceful times. See our Impact Page for more information.

Sound Like You?

Contact Max Drakeley (Prescript’s Recruitment Partner) – Max is very happy to answer any questions.

Would you like to hear about other location options for locums too? Talk to Prescript for a professional overview of clinical details, practice/hospital, rates and benefits.

There are three ways to find out more:

Call Max on 0451 828 615

Email [email protected]

Click to ‘Connect with Prescript’


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Next Steps with Prescript

At Prescript Recruitment, we follow a transparent, friendly process:

◼️ The first stage is an informal conversation with Prescript for you to decide if you want to proceed – you will need to share your CV and we will talk about the position, the healthcare organisation, and the location. You can let us know if you want to bring your family and if you have any special requirements.

◼️ The second stage is an informal application – we will arrange a phone call or a review of your skills to establish if this is going to be a good fit.

◼️ The third stage – if you’re happy then Prescript will send you a locum confirmation to say ‘congratulations – all booked!’

◼️ The fourth stage – Prescript will help manage all the paperwork and logistics. All you have to do is look forward to starting. 

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