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Information for general practices and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services

Securing the right GP locum for your general practice

The GP Locum Placement Service is a FREE service offered by Rural Health West to facilitate GP locum engagements between general practices/Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) and GP locums.

Rural Health West supports Western Australian rural general practices and ACCHS to secure vocationally registered GP locums for periods of leave or gaps in the workforce.  We are committed to ensuring rural communities have ongoing access to primary medical care services close to home.

Our locum team understands the specialised skills and requirements needed to work in rural and remote Western Australia and provide a personalised approach in matching GP locums with rural general practices and ACCHS.

Need a GP locum for your general practice or ACCHS?

Rural Health West maintains a pool of appropriately registered GP locums interested in undertaking GP locum placements.

If you are looking to engage a GP locum for your general practice or ACCHS, we can:

  • advertise your GP locum vacancy on the Rural Health West website and through fortnightly e-bulletins;
  • provide visiting GP locums with details of the town and general practice they will be working in;
  • assist with negotiating fees and placement terms;
  • arrange travel for the GP locum and assisting with a travel subsidy, where applicable; and
  • provide handover guidelines for general practices and ACCHS.

What happens next?

Once you have registered a vacancy with us, you can expect your GP locum position to be advertised under our GP locum vacancies page within 2-3 business days after receiving your finalised Register a Locum Vacancy Application form.  The vacancy will also be included in our fortnightly e-bulletin which is sent to our existing registered GP locums.

Our GP Locum Placement Service team will then contact you to discuss suitable applicants who express an interest in your vacancy.  We will work with you to negotiate fees and GP locum placement terms and conditions, as well as any travel arrangements and payments for the visiting GP locum.

For further enquiries, contact our GP Locum Placement Service team on 08 6389 4500 or via email at [email protected]