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Pros and Cons of Working Over the Holidays for Locum GPs

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 21, 2017 12:33:51 PM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Freelancing

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This article is written by April Han. She is a multi-passionate entrepreneur. With a formal education in Business Administration and years of working with healthcare startups under her belt, she is able to provide valuable advice to aspiring locums in terms of creativity, innovation, and discovery of solutions to the challenges amid our society’s growing demand for health services. A life-long learner with a growth mindset, she is currently expanding her knowledge of the healthcare marketplace through online courses and hands-on training from world-class mentors.

The holiday season is always festive in Singapore. And just like everyone, doctors and healthcare workers would prefer joining in the festivities with their families rather than working until the wee hours of the morning. For this reason, the demand for locum GPs skyrockets during the holidays.

The question now is this: Is it a good idea for a locum GP to work over the holidays? To answer this question, you need to know the pros and cons of working over the holidays. Comparing the boon from the bane may help you decide between accepting and declining a contract this holiday season. So here are the pros and cons of working over the holidays for locum GPs.

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8 Best Ways to Find Work as a Locum GP

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 14, 2017 3:19:05 PM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Freelancing

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This article is written by April Han. She is a multi-passionate entrepreneur. With a formal education in Business Administration and years of working with healthcare startups under her belt, she is able to provide valuable advice to aspiring locums in terms of creativity, innovation, and discovery of solutions to the challenges amid our society’s growing demand for health services. A life-long learner with a growth mindset, she is currently expanding her knowledge of the healthcare marketplace through online courses and hands-on training from world-class mentors.

Are you ready to find work as a locum GP? There are various ways to find clients that pay well. But since you’re not looking for a permanent doctor role, you must learn to sell your skills.

There are substantial work opportunities for locum GPs in Singapore because the country’s hospitals are highly regarded worldwide. Even Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe flies to Singapore for a medical checkup.

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快来CaregiverAsia延长您的BCLS证书期限并获得工作机会

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 7, 2017 6:30:48 PM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Freelancing

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如果您想要延长BCLS、AED或CPR的证书期限,那么就来CaregiverAsia吧!我们将返还50%的现金并提供护理工作机会!

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How to Survive as a New Locum GP

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 24, 2017 10:42:05 AM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Freelancing

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This article is written by April Han. She is a multi-passionate entrepreneur. With a formal education in Business Administration and years of working with healthcare startups under her belt, she is able to provide valuable advice to aspiring locums in terms of creativity, innovation, and discovery of solutions to the challenges amid our society’s growing demand for health services. A life-long learner with a growth mindset, she is currently expanding her knowledge of the healthcare marketplace through online courses and hands-on training from world-class mentors.

The feeling of isolation and being overwhelmed by the heaviness of responsibilities are just a couple of reasons it’s hard to survive as a new locum GP. So, what should you do to keep yourself from sweating bullets as you start your independent practice?

In this article, we’re going to help you make your life as a new locum GP pleasant and rewarding. This guide contains the information you need to become more confident in your daily work and the steps to take to build your portfolio. Here's how to survive as a new locum GP!

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5 Things to Consider When Outsourcing Your Freelancing Projects

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 17, 2017 5:19:00 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.

There will undoubtedly be times in your freelancing career where you will find that you have bitten off more than you can chew when it comes to your work commitments. More especially in the earlier days, when you are finding your feet with your working schedule, in your excitement you may contract to more work than you could ever physically hope to handle. If you are planning to get extra help, here are things to consider when outsourcing your freelancing projects.

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Top Recommended Online Courses for GPs

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 10, 2017 7:56:07 PM / by Ann Lopez Aziz posted in Freelancing

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General practitioner continuing medical education is important to both Singapore doctors and the public. Doctors graduate from medical school into a challenging world of general practice armed with immense knowledge. They, however, still need more of the skills that will help them adapt to their new role. They need to learn how to connect with their colleagues and their patients, how to properly manage problems rather than just provide a cure, and how to encourage patients to share in decision-making.

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Get a Job When You Renew Your BCLS with CaregiverAsia

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 3, 2017 10:14:23 AM / by Nadiah Rafhanah posted in Freelancing

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If you are looking to renew your BCLS, AED or CPR, come renew them with CaregiverAsia to enjoy 50% cashback, as well as nursing job opportunities!

“I got 50% back when I renewed my BCLS cert with CaregiverAsia.”

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A Locum Doctor’s Tax and Financial Concerns

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 26, 2017 11:43:47 AM / by Ann Lopez Aziz posted in Freelancing

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The financial concerns of a locum doctor differs from that of a salaried GP. Locum doctors can earn more by working longer hours or choosing hospitals that pay more. This is, in fact, one of the advantages of working as a locum doctor.

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6 Signs You Are Ready To Be a Locum GP

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 19, 2017 7:56:44 PM / by Ann Lopez Aziz posted in Freelancing

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Some patients dislike seeing locum doctors even though many locums are as qualified as regular GPs. Many negative things are heard about locum GPs even though many are able to save livesThere are many benefits to locum practice, but how can you handle the negatives that come with it? You need to have the qualities that can tell you’re ready to become a locum doctor in Singapore.

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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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