The average locum assignment is three months; however, others can range from 4 weeks up to 12 months. It should be noted however, that in many cases this can be extended for a further term based on ongoing requirements. Our team will work with both you and the hospital/facility to ensure mutually agreeable contract lengths are in place. Alternatively, we can also assist with permanent placements.
We are here to support you every step of the way. Below you will find a range of questions regarding working with us.
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We do not charge candidates a fee for the service we provide in finding your next position.
Healthcare Assistant (Level 3 or Level 4 - Health & Wellbeing or equivalent) qualification with a minimum of 6 months recent experience
- 2nd or 3rd Year Nursing Student
- Overseas Registered Nurse with a minimum of two years of recent experience in a Nursing role
- Recent work experience in hospitals and or aged care facilities
- Valid Manual Handling and CPR certificate
You will be assigned a dedicated recruitment professional from day one to help you throughout the process. Each consultant focuses on their own speciality area, making them experts in recruiting for each individual profession and skill set. In addition, we have a friendly and experienced team of para-consultants and compliance staff to help you feel supported.
Our teams are well versed to assist with a streamlined approach to compliance, ensuring it is a seamless experience for you. We have dedicated teams who will work with you to collect and collate compliance required for each health service/facility and smoothly transition you between roles.
When you are paid by Medacs Healthcare we deposit your wages weekly, so you have access to regular cashflow. If you are paid directly by our client this may differ however many of our clients pay weekly.
The accommodation varies as some are managed by the facility such as nursing quarters, or arranged close to the facility such as self-contained units. In each instance you will always have a private room. We will always discuss accommodation options with you prior to your assignment.
For nursing, we have partnered with The Nursing CPD Institute so you can have access to online courses for CPD points free of charge.
We are not immigration specialists, but our team will guide you with assistance and certainly direct you towards information regarding schools, home rental, what to expect and personal support.
Some of our Clients will consider sponsorship on a skilled visa and assist with relocation support to eligible candidates from eligible countries. Once you have professional registration in Australia, we can assist you with these specific roles.
To work as a Nurse in Australia you will firstly need to be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). The best way to commence this process is to contact AHPRA through their website where you will find all the information that you need including application forms, standards, and fee details. The registration process takes about 3-4 months from the time that you submit your completed application and paperwork.
It may be necessary for you to sit an English language test prior to submitting your application and as part of this application process. You can find out more about the English language standards at the below link. If you would like more information on how to sit the English language tests, please visit the IELTS website.
Once you have gained your registration in Australia as a Nurse or Midwife, we can begin to search for positions for you. You will need to consider what type of visa that you will require to come to Australia to live and work so we suggest you visit the Australian Immigration website to gain a better understanding of what’s available to you.
Amalia Surgical RN
My experience of Medacs has been a positive one since first applying online. The response and the service genuine and enjoyable. I’ve been a contracting mental health nurse for several years and worked with various agencies. Medacs in both New Zealand and Australia have supported me throughout numerous roles and always ensure I am well supported throughout the recruitment process as well as throughout the working role.
Carol and Phil ICU Nurses
Our Medacs consultant took on board previous discussions we’ve had had about trying new things and produced a whole new location for us. We've felt supported. We have relationships with other agencies who touch base with us during our contract, but it they don’t have the same personal touch and I think it’s was more of a "ticking the box exercise" rather than a genuine interest into how we were are going.
Jennifer Psychiatric Nurse
Searching for work overseas can seem overwhelming and there are many things to stress about going through the process alone. As soon as I started working with my recruiter Hayley Newell at Medacs Healthcare, the experience went from overwhelming to one of the smoothest easiest employment search experiences in my life! I cannot thank Hayley Newell and Medacs Healthcare enough for guiding me through this opportunity.
Kassandra Senior Registered Nurse
I found the staff at Medacs very helpful, and they were truly accommodating to my needs and preferences. I found belonging to Medacs was a great way to see other areas of Nursing available and it helped me find the next path I wanted to take, having a trial run before I truly committed.
Mathew Clinical Psychologist
As a senior UK Psychologist looking for work in NZ during a pandemic, I knew there would likely be a plethora of challenges, so I turned to agencies as I thought their knowledge and both their explicit and implicit investment in finding people work would be helpful. Whilst other agencies were not following up on my emails after an initial response, Hayley from Medacs Healthcare was responsive, attentive and individualised in her approach, finding me interviews to answering and confirming details, which was very reassuring, given the distance and current climate.
Nurse Manager MHECS Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol Services, Health NSW
Medacs have been supplying Mental Health Nurses with the Wagga Wagga Mental Health team since April 2018. The service we receive has been outstanding and our requests are always dealt with timely and professionally. The nurses put forward for our roles met the criteria of the role as well as the cultural fit we require for our services.
Raj Mental Health Nurse
My experience with Medacs Healthcare has been excellent and rewarding. The Medacs Healthcare team are helpful and attentive in all aspects from professionally liaising on the phone, emailing, and offering multiple opportunities with the different DHBs. They help arrange interviews, negotiating relocation and the salary with the DHB managers. They were flexible and professional, always willing to clear any doubts and providing ideas as well as explanations for applying for a visa.
Seipepa Healthcare Assistant
I am so glad to be a part of the Medacs Healthcare team, being able to serve our community by being the hands and feet to our community.
Tim HR Manager, Ngaanyatjarra Health Service, NT
I’m a client of Medacs working with our consultant on placing Remote Area Nurses into our WA Clinics. On a number of occasions, I’ve asked for delivery on 'near impossible' requests – like providing our request on Thursday afternoon for a Monday mobilisation. We’ve never been let down, receiving quality candidates to help us continue our service to some of the most isolated and vulnerable people on the planet. I work with a lot of agencies that promise the world and deliver very little. Medacs is one of our most valuable partners here at NHS.