We are a 100% not for profit rural primary health organisation with our GPs, practices and patients at the forefront of our decisions.
As such we ensure that our locums are placed and settled into the right environment to suit their need and skill level. We don’t stop there, throughout the placement process we maintain close liaison to ensure that everything is going smoothly and where necessary we iron out the wrinkles.
Whether it’s scouting out accommodation and schools for incoming locum families, arranging a rental vehicle where applicable, helping with the medical registration process, linking locums or their family members to local networks, working through the New Zealand medical system and the practice induction process; we walk alongside our locums.
A happy locum, makes for a happy and safe practice work life balance.
Placement in practices
Rural Locums Northland staff will meet and greet locums on arrival as arranged, prior to beginning placement at a practice. This arrangement will be worked on between Rural Locums Northland staff and the locum.
It may include meeting at the Bay of Islands (Kerikeri airport), or accommodation after arrival, meeting the hosts of the accommodation (where appropriate), and a visit to the practice prior to commencement of the placement.
Placement into practices is co-ordinated between Rural Locums Northland locum service, the practice and the prospective locum.
Short term placements are for a duration of up to 3 months.
Long term/permanent placements are for any duration after 3 months.