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4 Advantages of Working as a Locum Doctor

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 12, 2017 6:31:58 PM / by Ann Lopez Aziz posted in Freelancing

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The advantages of working as a locum doctor can’t be denied. Quite a number of General Practitioners (GP) are now choosing to work as locum rather than remaining a partner or staying in a salaried role.

Locum practice is an excellent alternative to a permanent position. It can also serve as a source of additional income if you take on part time locum shifts. As a locum GP, you will cover manpower shortage when demands for doctors are high. There are also opportunities for long-term work such as a maternity leave cover.

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What Makes a Good Locum Doctor? 6 Must-Have Qualities

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 8, 2017 5:35:47 PM / by Ann Lopez Aziz posted in Freelancing

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There’s no question as to the attractiveness of a locum practice. But what qualities must a good locum general practitioner (GP) possess to succeed in the field? What makes a good locum doctor? According to Prof. David Haslam, chairman of The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, GPs need to be able to “shut up, listen, care, and know something”. Those may be desirable traits, but defining a good locum doctor is a formidable task.

A study done by Mayo Clinic where they surveyed patients from 14 medical specialists reveals seven desirable traits of a good doctor. Soliant Health – a healthcare staffing giant in the USA – collated and aggregated rankings of the top 10 quality of highly effective doctors. The most common characteristic of a good locum doctor seems to be the ability to confront all causes of pain and suffering while inspiring total confidence in patients. Yes, that’s some heavy burden. Fortunately, skills can be cultivated.

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Understanding Tort of Negligence as a Medical Professional Freelancer

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 29, 2017 4:34:18 PM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Freelancing

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This article is written by Quin Hoskins. Having studied law and several science-related subjects at degree level, this has provided him with the perfect foundation to cover an eclectic range of topics in his freelance writing career. From the Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs to countless travel sites, he is proud to be associated with companies and organizations that are definitely at the top of their game. The flexibility of his freelance writing business allows him to devote a significant proportion of his time to study and is finishing his last course – out of 6 – towards his LLB (Hons) this year. He is also an avid traveler and has proudly visited 40 other countries to date, with much more planned for the future.

Any medical professional in the world will always be acutely aware of the possibility of a law suit being pursued against them if they are ever accused of being negligent to a patient, client or another colleague in some way. When you work as an employee, the chances are that you will receive refresher training on this exact subject on a relatively regular basis. However, when you work as a freelance medical professional, the onus will be upon you to ensure you are fully up-to-speed on the laws concerning the tort of negligence; this is precisely where this article aims to be of assistance.

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5 Things I Love Most About Being a Freelance Nurse

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 22, 2017 10:34:15 AM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Freelancing

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My name is Siti, and I am both a full time nurse and a freelance nurse. I started my nursing journey in ITE studying and furthered my studies overseas at Coventry University in the UK. I have been practicing as a nurse for over six years. I worked in Coventry & Warwickshire Hospital in their mental health institute and am currently working in an Aesthetic clinic. I work as a freelance nurse during my off days and here are the five reasons why I love being a freelance nurse and why you should give it a try!

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5 Reasons Why I Chose to be a Freelance Nurse

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 14, 2017 5:35:43 PM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Freelancing

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My name is Wageeza, and I had been a full time nurse for over three years and a freelance nurse for two years. I have a child who is four years old, and I am also currently studying. Here are the reasons why being a freelance nurse works better for me.

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Freelancing and Illness: What Can You Do?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 25, 2017 4:17:47 PM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Freelancing

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This article is written by Quin Hoskins. Having studied law and several science-related subjects at degree level, this has provided him with the perfect foundation to cover an eclectic range of topics in his freelance writing career. From the Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs to countless travel sites, he is proud to be associated with companies and organizations that are definitely at the top of their game. The flexibility of his freelance writing business allows him to devote a significant proportion of his time to study and is finishing his last course – out of 6 – towards his LLB (Hons) this year. He is also an avid traveler and has proudly visited 40 other countries to date, with much more planned for the future.

Gone are the days where I would wake up one dreary morning with a sniffling cold and think to myself that I would take a well-earned day off from work and revel in the fact that my employer would be picking up the bill. Oh no! By working as a freelancer, those days were well and truly behind me.

Before we progress any further, let’s all agree, here and now, that you do get sick from time to time. It is worth noting that healthcare professional freelancers are often exposed to far more potential to fall ill. Therefore, the advice in this blog may prove to be particularly useful for you. Here's what freelancers can do when they get sick.

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5 Complaint Resolution Best Practices for Medical Freelancers

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 18, 2017 4:55:30 PM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Freelancing

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This article is written by Quin Hoskins. Having studied law and several science-related subjects at degree level, this has provided him with the perfect foundation to cover an eclectic range of topics in his freelance writing career. From the Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs to countless travel sites, he is proud to be associated with companies and organizations that are definitely at the top of their game. The flexibility of his freelance writing business allows him to devote a significant proportion of his time to study and is finishing his last course – out of 6 – towards his LLB (Hons) this year. He is also an avid traveler and has proudly visited 40 other countries to date, with much more planned for the future.

As a freelancer in the medical industry, no matter which country you reside in, there are minimum standards that you must adhere to if and when you ever have to address a complaint made against you. Many states will have official government bodies put in place to watch over the actions and activities of all medical providers, and they will also apply sanctions where necessary. With this in mind, you'll need to know what you’re doing at all times and be ready to implement the best complaint resolution policy when needed. Here are 5 complaint resolution best practices for medical freelancers!

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Your Do's and Don'ts Checklist to Get Started as a Freelancer

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 11, 2017 3:30:31 PM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Freelancing

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This article is written by Quin Hoskins. Having studied law and several science-related subjects at degree level, this has provided him with the perfect foundation to cover an eclectic range of topics in his freelance writing career. From the Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs to countless travel sites, he is proud to be associated with companies and organizations that are definitely at the top of their game. The flexibility of his freelance writing business allows him to devote a significant proportion of his time to study and is finishing his last course – out of 6 – towards his LLB (Hons) this year. He is also an avid traveler and has proudly visited 40 other countries to date, with much more planned for the future.

If you have managed to gain some impressive qualifications and experience in the healthcare industry and are accustomed to working for health care organizations in the past, it will prove to be a rather daunting prospect to take the plunge and do it alone as a freelancer. I hope to help you with this checklist of the do's and don’ts you need to consider before you first branch out in your freelancing career. Here's a guide to get started as a freelancer!

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5 Ways to Make a Living as a Freelancer

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 20, 2017 5:12:56 PM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Freelancing

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This article is written by Quin Hoskins. Having studied law and several science-related subjects at degree level, this has provided him with the perfect foundation to cover an eclectic range of topics in his freelance writing career. From the Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs to countless travel sites, he is proud to be associated with companies and organizations that are definitely at the top of their game. The flexibility of his freelance writing business allows him to devote a significant proportion of his time to study and is finishing his last course – out of 6 – towards his LLB (Hons) this year. He is also an avid traveler and has proudly visited 40 other countries to date, with much more planned for the future.

If you’re reading this blog, no doubt you’re all geared up and ready to make a start in your new career choice as a freelancer? While that is great and congratulations on your eager approach, I would politely advise you just to consider how you will earn enough money to keep yourself afloat in this game.

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6 Best Ways to Record Your Freelancing Orders

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 13, 2017 12:40:07 PM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Freelancing

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This article is written by Quin Hoskins. Having studied law and several science-related subjects at degree level, this has provided him with the perfect foundation to cover an eclectic range of topics in his freelance writing career. From the Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs to countless travel sites, he is proud to be associated with companies and organizations that are definitely at the top of their game. The flexibility of his freelance writing business allows him to devote a significant proportion of his time to study and is finishing his last course – out of 6 – towards his LLB (Hons) this year. He is also an avid traveler and has proudly visited 40 other countries to date, with much more planned for the future.

Can you believe you have come this far? You are now preparing to start up your very own freelancing business and are looking at how best to keep yourself organized when it comes to dealing with any orders that you might be able to secure. It is imperative you ensure your order tracking system works flawlessly and after nearly nine years in the game, I feel I will be able to offer you some valuable help in this regard. Here are the 6 best ways to record your freelancing orders!

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