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Staff are very efficient in making sure paperwork was done properly and in a timely manner. I am very happy with the service and would recommend IMR/LocumBank to my colleagues - Dr Wu
All help and support from IMR was amazing and made the difficult process of moving from overseas almost simple - Dr McDonald, GP
Impressive, consistent, knowledgeable, and unflinching in their moral support. I've never known a recruitment agency to take so much care and detail, and show such commitment to prospective clients - Dr Suriya, Psychiatrist
They went out of their way in helping me fill the mountain of forms and liaise with people, and are still helping me now. I am indebted - Dr Suriya, Psychiatrist
Your services have been excellent and I have had minimal difficulties in getting to where I have wanted. Your staff are extremely friendly and reliable - Dr Rai, House Officer
IMR have great knowledge and experience in medical recruitment with a high standard of services, along with excellent communication skills and professionalism - Dr Murali, GP
We have successfully recruited a number of high quality medical staff through IMR and have always found their service to be highly professional, efficient, and effective, with timely responses to our enquiries - C Byrne, Mental Health Services
We have found IMR to be very helpful, prompt and easy to contact - K Balcombe, Medical Staffing Unit
IMR have shown a high level of professionalism in dealing with a multi-staged process, and guided me with great efficiency and a deep sense of timing - Dr Bangash, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
I would not have been here (in New Zealand) without IMR's constant help and guidance - Dr Sadani, Transfusion Medicine Specialist
I was particularly impressed by the high level of service given to me. I received regular emails and phone calls providing me with updates and information on the next steps throughout the process - Dr O'Luanaigh, Psychiatrist
From the outset, IMR gave me a timeline for how long the process would take, and they were 100% accurate on that. This made planning for the move that much easier - Dr O'Luanaigh, Psychiatrist
IMR's communication is of a high standard and they are able to respond to candidates' concerns in a clear, professional manner - K Kempthorne, Radiology Dept
I would recommend IMR to other Recruitment Advisors as a good source of doctors, and a trustworthy company to work with - N Copson, Recruitment Advisor
We find IMR to be very professional and always exceptionally quick in responding to emails and phone calls - J O'Neill, Health Service CEO
I found IMR very knowledgeable in all aspects concerned with recruiting physicians, particularly the issues that are specific to practice in a foreign country - Dr Fennell, Anaesthetist
IMR's efficiency and professional manner of conduct is truly commendable - Dr Kumar, Radiologist
Thank you again for all your help and support, and for making our Australian experience possible - Dr Gubbay, House Officer
I have already referred three other doctors to IMR, who are now also in the process of moving down under, and I will continue to refer more - Dr Gubbay, House Officer

Australia Healthcare System

Most doctors that have experienced working in Australia will often compare it very favourably to working in other countries. As a rule, Australians (both patients and staff) are very laid back and so this creates a more informal and friendly working environment. This allows junior doctors and trainees to enjoy a system where they to work a lot closer to their Consultants that most other places in the world.

Depending on the department setup, there is usually a fair bit of flexibility with regards to overtime and on call hours, meaning most doctors in Australia are able to enjoy a very healthy work-life balance. Even if you do choose to work overtime and on call hours, in most cases you are paid much high rates to do this, so you are financially rewarded for your extra time.

The dress code varies from hospital to hospital but is usually much more casual than would be found in many other parts of the world. Doctors as a rule do not wear white coats and most do not wear ties either. It is not uncommon for doctors in rural hospitals to wear very casual clothing such as jeans and a short-sleeved shirt, but as a general rule smart casual clothing is normally required.

Australia has one of the most developed healthcare systems in the world. Blessed with the highest per capita health expenditure outside of the USA, Australia provides a free, comprehensive and up-to-date health service to its population under the Medicare system.

The medical practice tends to be somewhat of a mixture between the UK evidence-based healthcare model and the more innovative US style of medicine. In addition, Australia is a growing centre for medical research with rapidly increasing resources aiming their crosshairs at becoming the world leader in this area.

The major provider of healthcare services in Australia is the Public Health System (Medicare). This is a comprehensive free-of-charge healthcare service for all Australians covering both hospital-based and community-based medical services.

The actual hospitals in Australia as a rule tend to be very well equipped with all the latest technology and facilities, and these are constantly being revamped to remain cutting edge.

Radiology and Pathology services have been corporatised in Australia in recent years and so digital Radiology, image distribution systems, extremely rapid Pathology investigations and same-day reporting are all normal practice in Australia.

Almost all hospitals in Australia will usually have an in-hospital intranet for dispersing medical information and test results within the hospital and many hospitals have even moved to utilising wireless technology for the dispersion of results and medical data.

Healthcare workers such as doctors and nurses hold far greater power and authority in Australia within the hospital system than is usually found in other countries. Professional groups representing nurses and doctors are very strong, with most of the hospital directors and senior managerial staff being doctors themselves who are naturally keen to protect the interests of other doctors.

As a doctor in Australia you will be an important part of a growing system, receive world class training and experience, and have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of a role that offers you great rates, better hours and an unbeatable lifestyle.