Doctor Jobs

At Globe Locums we have a large selection of doctor jobs on a locum and permanent basis. If you're a qualified doctor seeking a new job opportunity, please take a look at our vacancies.

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An Overview of Doctors

Globe Locums is proud to match qualified doctors with Locum and permanent doctor jobs across a wide range of countries and healthcare settings. As a clinician-led healthcare recruitment agency, our team consists of clinicians and professional recruiters. We therefore understand the importance of finding the right job for the right candidate. We have a pool of doctors who we can dispatch for contracts when needed. We can offer:

  • Access to hundreds of exclusive doctor jobs
  • NHS and private healthcare work
  • Jobs across the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand
  • A dedicated compliance officer
  • A market leading refer a friend scheme
  • Weekly payroll
  • Expert consultative service.

Our Locum and permanent roles for doctors are available worldwide. Jobs fall within a range of specialties including, but not limited to, cardiology, general surgery, paediatrics, infectious diseases and orthopaedics.

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What is a Doctor?

A doctor is a highly trained medical professional who consults patients. Doctors may see patients in the community, at GP practices or in hospital.  A doctor must listen as the patient describes their symptoms, then perform a thorough examination, request appropriate investigations and initiate a treatment and follow up plan. Candidates working in a doctor job role must work cohesively with other healthcare professionals including nurses, healthcare assistants, physiotherapists, dieticians and other non-clinical staff members including porters and domestic supervisors.

A patient may see a doctor in a wide variety of circumstances including:

  • Acute admissions to A&E
  • To perform routine or emergency clinical or surgical procedures
  • For difficult or complex births
  • For mental health illnesses
  • To discuss medications or their side effects
  • To raise concerns about a family member
  • Common infections such as a chest infection
  • Degenerative changes including arthritis.

Doctor Qualifications

Those looking for a doctor job role study at university for a MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery). This qualification involves theoretical learning as well as hands on experience in GP surgeries, on the wards, and in surgical theatres. To work within the UK, doctors must be registered with the General Medical Council (GMC).

Doctors work with patients in stressful and upsetting situations, when a patient might be scared or in pain. A doctor will often also need to talk to family members who may be anxious or angry. Clinicians therefore need to have exemplary communication skills, an excellent bedside manner and be dedicated to providing professional care to patients and relatives. Doctors are required to perform complex, and often high-risk, clinical procedures. They must therefore be clinically capable and confident in what is expected of them in each role. As clinical advances occur regularly, doctors must keep abreast of technological or health advances by following current guidelines and with regular self-directed learning.

Doctor Job Salary Range

The typical starting salary for a newly qualified doctor is £23,000 per annum which increases to £27,000 after one year’s experience. The basic salary for a doctor job candidate in specialist training is between £30,000 and £47,000, and consultants and GPs can earn more than £100,000. Salaries for doctors working in private practice can be much higher. Doctors often earn more than the basic salary by working in ‘banded’ roles, meaning that they receive additional pay for working unsocial hours.

Locum hourly rates for doctor job roles tend to be higher than for salaried doctors. A Locum may earn £48 to £120 per hour depending on the role and level of experience. Locum doctors can also expect to receive an uplifted hourly rate when working overnight, weekend or bank holiday shifts. Working as a Locum doctor can allow a professional to earn a good salary working fewer hours than a salaried doctor. This can give a doctor more flexibility for childcare, or for travel or other personal pursuits.

Learn more about a doctor job salary and what to expect from a career as a doctor.

What Does a Locum Doctor Do?

A Locum doctor will perform the same tasks as a permanently staffed doctor. Ward rounds, clinical investigations such as lumbar punctures, prescribing and assessment of acutely unwell patients can all be requested of a Locum doctor. Locum doctors work directly alongside permanent team members.

Whilst some Locum posts may be long-term, others might last for only a few shifts. Locums must therefore be good at quickly developing good working relationships with other members of the immediate team, and with the wider team including nursing staff and allied health professionals. Good teamworking ensures safe and effective patient care. Locums can work in a variety of specialties by selecting the posts that interest them. This can lead to a doctor becoming very experienced in a number of different areas, assisting a Locum with any chosen career pathway they may have in mind.

Doctor Jobs

Locum and permanent doctor jobs at Globe Locums might include:

  • Consultant Radiologist
  • A&E SHO
  • Middle Grade in Surgery
  • Anaesthetics SHO
  • SPR in General Medicine
  • Salaried GP

Key Benefits:

  • Expert advice
  • 100s of Jobs across the UK & Ireland
  • Dedicated Consultant and Compliance Officer
  • £1300 Market Leading Referral Scheme

There has never been a better time to work in as a Doctor. Due to a shortage in many countries, your skills are in high demand. By utilising Globe's free service you will not only benefit from hearing about all the UK & world wide opportunities as they become available but you will also benefit from the excellent rates we pay our candidates.

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