As all medical professionals know, the medical field is a fiercely competitive industry. To stand out above the crowd, it’s important that you equip yourself with all the tools and materials necessary to make you shine. Among these materials, of course, is your CV. For employers, your CV serves as a kind of career roadmap, guiding them through your medical experience and skills. Tapping into the Power of Keywords for Your CV Unfortunately, in this …

Dr Grania Murphy is a general practitioner who works with Beat Health in offshore medical positions. Having a background in emergency in regional and remote areas has definitely helped her in this role, but working offshore was something she’d never really envisaged as part of her career plan. If you’re considering FIFO or offshore work as a doctor, Grania has some great insights and tips to offer. I started by asking her about her …

You’re sitting across from an interview panel for a new position in a new town. Before the interview starts, you’re making small talk with the interviewers, and casually, one of them asks: “So, do you have any kids?”. Although this may seem like a harmless question, it is loaded with a number of potential issues that you need to consider before responding. In Australia, there are a number of pieces of legislation that apply to …

Preparing for a job interview is sometimes like stepping into the great unknown. Whether you’re applying for a position in a medical training program, a locum job or as a new consultant, there is often a sense of uncertainty about going into an interview. Accordingly, there are some persistent misconceptions about interviews that you may identify with, or may surprise you.   1. The interviewers are prepared Guess what? In many cases they are …

This year, we’re running more of our popular CV and Interview webinars, and have also introduced a new webinar on working as a FIFO doctor. As always, the webinars are completely free, and can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection, on almost any type of computer, tablet, or mobile device. You can register for as many as you like.If you’ve attended webinars in previous years, it’s a good opportunity to refresh some of …

To help pay for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) the government will scrap the carbon tax compensation to new recipients of government welfare benefits. This will save the government A$1.4 billion over five years. The government is putting $2.1 billion towards the NDIS in this year’s budget. This money will also this come from savings by cutting the NDIS advertising campaign, ceasing to back-date Carer Allowance claims and the …

Fly-in-fly-out (FIFO) and drive-in-drive-out (DIDO) has become a staple working pattern for the Australian healthcare workforce. Although it is especially prominent in the oil, gas, mining, and energy industries, there are also FIFO medical jobs in public and private hospitals, GP practice, in occupational health, government services, Defence, and even overseas. Before you take the leap into FIFO work as a doctor, there are some things you should do …

Fly-In-Fly-Out (FIFO) medical positions exist either because of a skills shortage of a given location, or simply because the position is in such a remote place (or offshore) that it requires someone from somewhere else to do the job. Recently, a reduction in investment in the energy, mining and infrastructure (EMI) sector, largely because of diminishing oil, coal, and mineral prices has seen numbers of FIFO workers, as well as remuneration diminish. …

Reema Harrison, University of Sydney and Rebecca Lawton, University of Leeds In Australia, estimates suggest undesired harmful effects from medication or other intervention such as surgery, known as “adverse events”, occur in around 17% of hospital admissions. This results in up to 18,000 unnecessary deaths and 50,000 temporarily or permanently disabled patients each year. Over 50% of adverse events are the result of medical error. Harms are …

It’s almost inevitable that you’re going to quit a job at some point. Whether it’s onwards and upwards to a promotion, taking time off for family or travel, or you simply hate the place, there are some simple rules you need to follow. 1. Show Gratitude And Respect First things first, tell the boss first. Make an appointment, or see them when you know they are available. This should be in a private place (like their office). Know …