Industry Updates

Industry Updates

Demand for telehealth & virtual consultations skyrocket in the wake of COVID-19

POSTED ON 18-12-2020

With the advent of Covid-19, Australia became one of the many countries to embrace telemedicine like never before. Here are a few interesting facts and insights on how the rise of this new industrial trend could lead to a permanent shift in the nation’s healthcare landscape.

Working as a doctor in Australia

POSTED ON 15-12-2020

With its promise of generous doses of sun, a laidback lifestyle and a fantastic work-life balance, Australia has always been considered a popular destination for UK trained doctors looking for a temporary or permanent move overseas. There are numerous opportunities available, and with more junior hospital positions being filled within Australia, senior and specialised staff are in particular demand.

Recognized Workforce Training Programs to Satisfy 19AA | 3GA Programs

POSTED ON 30-12-2020

After the introduction of Section 19AA, to get a Medicare Provider Number doctors must be recognized as a General Practitioner—which means doctors who are not Vocationally Registered, should gain registration on an approved 3GA program. If you are not Vocationally Registered, you will not be able to access Medicare benefits. This legislation relates to both Australian Citizens as well as immigrated overseas doctors who obtained citizenship.

How do 19AA and 19AB work? Are there exemptions?

POSTED ON 07-01-2021

19AA section involves Non-Vocationally Registered (VR) Australian Permanent resident or citizen to be registered on a recognized 3GA program to gain access to Medicare benefits prior to commencing work as a General Practitioner. This applies to both Australians by birth and for those who have become Australians. If you are a Permanent resident or an Australian Citizen, you will be restricted by 19AA and will be required to participate in a fellowship program. Under certain circumstances, you will also be restricted by 19AB, meaning you will have to live and work in a Distribution Priority Area (DPA) location.

Quick Summary of Pathways to Registration in Australia

POSTED ON 11-01-2021

Explore the different pathways available for International Medical Graduates to get registered in Australia. As an overseas Doctor seeking registration to practice medicine in Australia, you need to provide evidence of eligibility to undertake..

Do IMGs have to Work in Rural Australia?

POSTED ON 21-01-2021

Work location is one of the less difficult aspects when it comes to IMGs working in Australia. But do IMGs have to work in rural Australia?... However, rumours that international doctors can only work in rural parts of Australia is not true...viable option to control and distribute healthcare accessibility across the country.

How to become a Locum Doctor in Australia?

Often Locum positions request the candidate to have a provider number—a unique number you can get if you are an eligible health professional recognized for Medicare services. Locums in private practice including General Practice must have a Provider Number since you will not be able to charge patients Medicare fees for the services provided—therefore the locum role wouldn’t be viable.

5 Reasons to work as a Locum Doctor

While having the advantage of meeting many new people, grow their professional network, and work with a diverse range of patients, Locum Doctors can earn a much better income since locum work generally pays well. As a Doctor struggling to build up their bank account and lead a financially stable life or trying to pay off student medical debts, working part-time ass a locum doctor can be very helpful to earn an extra income.

How Much Can a Locum Doctor Earn in Australia?

Moreover, doctors working in the private sector are usually salaried considerably higher than those in the public sector. However, in Australia the salaries of locum doctors within the public sector are governed by several frameworks and policies in place. Take a look at these example policies —the NSW Junior Doctor Rates Policy and the QLD Health Locum arrangements and conditions.

General Practice Fellowships in Australia

There are various pathways to being recognized as a General Practitioner in Australia. Each GP Training program have their specific eligibility criteria. As an applicant, you need to self-review your individual eligibility for each GP Training Program.

Quick Summary of Pathways to Registration in Australia

Explore the different pathways available for International Medical Graduates to get registered in Australia. As an overseas Doctor seeking registration to practice medicine in Australia, you need to provide evidence of eligibility to undertake..

Employment Contracts and Conditions for Australian Doctors

..employment contract is what identifies the working relationship, rights and responsibilities, and expectations between the employee/independent contractor and the employer. The contract/agreement is important for both parties as it helps understand what involves in their business relationship. It similarly prevents any misunderstandings or risks associated with signing a contract.

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