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RWAV Specialist GP Locum Program

RWAV Specialist GP Locum Program

The RWAV Specialist GP Locum Program supports the retention of doctors by providing locum relief for holiday, sickness and education leave. We work with solo and group practices, Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations and community health services (providing primary health services) within rural and regional Victoria.

As a locum GP with RWAV you will provide care and support to rural communities in some of Victoria’s most treasured destinations, giving you a chance to explore stunning beaches, ski fields, inland and coastal areas.

If you are interested in knowing more about the RWAV Specialist GP Locum Program, you can speak to our dedicated Recruitment Team on 03 9349 7800 or email locum@rwav.com.au.

There are two available options to work as a locum GP with RWAV:

RWAV Locum GP (independent)

This option is ideal for a GP seeking to work on an independent basis. The GP can opt to work as much or as little as they want, depending on availability.

Additionally:

  • As an independent locum, you are able to negotiate your sessional rates of pay or percentage of billings with the practice.
  • VMO and on-call rates are paid in addition and vary between health services. 
  • You will be provided with accommodation where required and reimbursed for travel expenses.
  • All fees and invoice terms must be agreed between the host practice and locum GP.

 

RWAV Contracted Locum GP

This option is ideal for a GP looking for variety within general practice, while still having a sense of longer term stability. As an RWAV Contracted GP Locum, your contract will be with RWAV, which will see you undertaking multiple placements across country Victoria. 

Additionally:

  • Benefits of this option include a generous fortnightly salary plus superannuation, access to salary packaging and travel allowance per placement.
  • You will be remunerated as per the RWAV locum contract and RWAV will invoice the practice for your services.
  • Contracts are one month minimum.
  • You will be provided with accommodation where required and reimbursed for travel expenses.

RWAV Contracted Locum GP

This option is ideal for a GP looking for variety within general practice, while still having a sense of longer term stability. As an RWAV Contracted GP Locum, your contract will be with RWAV, which will see you undertaking multiple placements across country Victoria. 

Additionally:

  • Benefits of this option include a generous fortnightly salary plus superannuation, access to salary packaging and travel allowance per placement.
  • You will be remunerated as per the RWAV locum contract and RWAV will invoice the practice for your services.
  • Contracts are one month minimum.
  • You will be provided with accommodation where required and reimbursed for travel expenses.

Register for locum work to earn yourself up to $1,000* 

Until 30 June 2021, RWAV are offering an incentive program to eligible (FRACGP or FACRRM) GPs who sign up and complete a locum placement through RWAV. As a way of saying thank you for supporting Victoria’s country communities, you will receive a $1,000 gift voucher. To sign up for this offer, simply submit your details in the below form or email locum@rwav.com.au and we will be in touch with more information.

*Terms & Conditions apply

Register for locum work to earn yourself up to $1,000* 

Until 30 June 2021, RWAV are offering an incentive program to eligible (FRACGP or FACRRM) GPs who sign up and complete a locum placement through RWAV. As a way of saying thank you for supporting Victoria’s country communities, you will receive a $1,000 gift voucher. To sign up for this offer, simply submit your details in the below form or email locum@rwav.com.au and we will be in touch with more information.

*Terms & Conditions apply

FAQ

What are the benefits of joining the RWAV Specialist GP Locum Program?

  • RWAV is a not-for-profit government funded organisation and does not charge fees to GP locums, unlike commercial agencies.
  • We will assist you with placement negotiations, paperwork, credentialing provider numbers and induction guidelines for each placement.
  • We will provide you with a detailed summary before each placement, including town and orientation information.
  • You may also be eligible to receive locum grants.

Who is eligible to join the program?

We place RACGP and ACRRM fellowed GPs (or equivalent) across rural and regional Victoria. While experience providing short-term rural GP placements is desirable, it is not essential.

In Victoria, GPs who have not achieved fellowship are ineligible to locum due to supervision and mentoring requirements.

We also welcome referrals if you have a friend, family member or colleague who is a fellowed GP.

How long are locum placements?

A locum placement can range from one to six weeks or more; be full-time, part-time or weekend cover. Placements may include requirements for any of the following:

  • GP sessional work
  • Visiting Medical Officer (VMO) rights
  • Hospital and nursing home visits
  • After-hours and/or on-call

How can I find out about upcoming GP locum opportunities?

The RWAV website has a complete list of available GP locum vacancies across rural and regional Victoria. Click here to see the full list.

We also encourage you to subscribe to the GP Locum Vacancies Newsletter so that you can receive updated positions straight to your inbox every week. Subscribe to the newsletter here.

How can I apply to be a locum GP?

Fellowed GPs can apply to be part of the RWAV Specialist GP Locum Program by filling out their details on the ‘Apply Now’ web page, emailing locum@rwav.com.au or calling 03 9349 7800 to speak to our dedicated Recruitment Team. 

What are the next steps after I submit my application?

After you application has been submitted, we will arrange a phone discussion with you, complete reference checks and request relevant documentation from you. This documentation must be provided prior to confirmation of placement.

What documents do I need to provide RWAV as part of my registration?

There are standard documents and background checks required by practices and health services in Victoria before you can start your first locum placement. You will only need to provide these documents once or until validity expires.

The checklist of documents are:

  • Current resume
  • Photo ID (passport and drivers licence only for 100 point check)
  • Current Working with Children Check (Victoria)
  • Current Police Check
  • Current Indemnity Insurance Certificate
  • FRACGP/ACRRM Certificate
  • GPs that fellowed in the last five years must provide a copy of their medical degree
  • Current CPD statement
  • RWAV application form
  • Unconditional Medical Board registration
  • Overview of prior experience in general practice and up to date emergency skills

What is required before I can do work outside general practice – i.e. on-call, VMO, aged care work?

For each locum placement, you may have the opportunity to do on-call, VMO or aged care work to support the community. You will need to be credentialed with the relevant health service in order to do this for each new location.

Credentialing requirements are managed independently by the health service, not RWAV. You can set up an account online via e-credentialing or complete a paper application for the health service.

What else is required before I commence a locum placement?

You are required to obtain a provider number for each location worked. To do this, register with the PRODA Health Professional Online Service to receive your provider numbers. Click here for more information.