Recruitment drive to build a flexible workforce

A desire to provide more flexible employment options for medical staff is the intent behind Central Adelaide Local Health Network’s latest medical recruitment drive.

Registered Clinical Professionals are invited to become part of CALHN’s world-class flexible workforce. This casual talent pool will provide support to the current workforce, enabling better work-life balance, greater flexibility, more family-friendly hours, and part-time shifts when required.

Executive Director Medical Service, Gerry O’Callaghan said, ‘Feedback from our trainee medical officers in surveys and exit interviews has been very clear that we, as an organisation, should offer flexible and part time employment options, with particular attention to the needs of our female trainees.’

An online rostering service, MediFlex, enables CALHN to seek casual medical staff to fill short and long term vacancies across a broad scope of medical specialties within CALHN.

‘MediFlex recognises that working hours for Medical staff can no longer be a one size fits all. This online rostering service gives casual staff the option to select shifts to fit in with their lifestyle and availability,’ said Natalie Hickman, Project Delivery, Medical Workforce Optimisation Project, CALHN.

CALHN’s casual talent pool will appeal to medical staff undertaking research, those on maternity/parental leave, or GP’s who want to keep their hand in a hospital environment. The casual pool enables candidates to choose when and where to work without the pressure of a fixed roster.

‘The casual pool would be advantageous for generalists (such as GPs) to work across different units, as it provides specialist experience and allows ongoing maintenance of skills and knowledge base, or for a Resident Medical Officer wanting to gain more experience in certain medical fields,’ said Dr Qi-Zheng Ong, Resident Medical Officer, CALHN Emergency Departments.

This flexible workforce opportunity is open to applicants of all skill levels holding General/Specialist Medical Registration with AHPRA.

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