Ιατρικός Σύλλογος Θεσσαλονίκης
Θέσεις εργασίας Ιατρών στην Αυστραλία 5/1/2012
Θέσεις απασχόλησης ιατρών στην Αυστραλία
27th December 2011
Re: Greek doctors (General Practitioners) for Australia
I refer to our meeting with you on 6 December 2011 and thank you for the opportunity to discuss this matter with you.
As discussed in the above meeting, I hereby more fully set out what our client is proposing to do in Greece, if the opportunity presents itself.
The Australian medical group with whom our client is partnering with has been successfully recruiting doctors from a number of overseas countries including from the UK, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. They are now looking to other parts of Europe (for e.g. Greece if the opportunities and synergies exist) and Singapore.
Within its own organizational structure, this medical group has between 18-20 medical clinics throughout Australia and is rapidly expanding. Their recruitment arm also places a number of medical personnel in other independent private and public positions throughout Australia. This medical group is also a government approved sponsor for the purposes (and requirement) of sponsoring foreign doctors to work in Australia.
As advised, a general practitioner who is successfully placed with this Australian medical group can expect to earn approximately AUD $250,000 per annum or approximately Euro 190, 000 per annum before tax (or approximately AUD $164,000 or approximately Euro 124,000 per annum after tax) with a contract term of 4 years.
If a Greek doctor is employed by an Australian employer there will be an opportunity for this doctor to later apply for permanent residency in accordance with the requirements of the Department of Immigration if he or she so chooses to do so.
There are 2 pathways for Greek doctors to work in Australia.
A. Area of need doctors (AON).
AON is a location in which there is a recognised lack of specific medical practitioners or where there are medical positions that remain unfilled even after recruitment efforts have taken place over a period of time. At present it is estimated there are about 10-15 general practitioner vacancies per year with this particular medical group.
The essential requirements for the AON doctors are as follows:
1. General Practitioners; Minimum 5 years of GP full time experience;
2. Specialists: Minimum of 10 Years of Specialists full time experience (and currently employed at Consultant level);
3. Passed AMC (Australian Medical Council) examinations for General Practitioners which the our Australian Medical Group will assist in the preparation of the approved doctors;
4. Current CV with no gaps;
5. Copy of the Degree (notarised copy);
6. English Language Proficiency ( IELTS, International English Language Testing system, www.ielts.org);
7. EICS verification (http://www.ecfmg.org/eics/index.html);
8. 3 Current referees;
9. 100 points of ID (notarised copy of Passport and/or driver’s licence and birth certificates)
10. Age of doctors between 29-45 years old.
The desirable requirements are as follows:
1. Additional courses; and
2. Any other post graduate qualifications;
B. The second pathway is the category 3 where the doctors are either a Member of the Royal College of Physicians MRCGP (Int) or MRCGP (UK).
This second pathway allows for the doctors to practice outside the area of need (AON). There is greater flexibility and opportunities re employment placement with this category, however there are more requirements for the doctor applicant.
The essential requirements for category 3 doctors include the requirements of AON doctors noted above but there are also additional requirements (which I have highlighted in italics in para 4-6 below)
1 General Practitioners; Minimum 5 years of GP full time experience;
2 Specialists: Minimum of 10 Years of Specialists full time experience (and currently employed at Consultant level);
3 Passed AMC (Australian Medical Council) examinations for General Practitioners which the our Australian medical group will assist in the preparation of the approved doctors;
4 Successfully complete an Applied Knowledge Test (AKT) exam (which our Australian medical group will assist).
5 Apply to either RACGP (RoyalAustralianCollege of General Practitioners) or ACRRM (Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine) for a Fitness for Intended Clinical Practice Interview (FICPI) and successfully pass (which our Australian medical group will assist);
6 Gain registration through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulating Authority (AHPRA) (which our Australian medical group will assist);
7 Current CV with no gaps;
8 Copy of the Degree (notarised copy);
9 English Language Proficiency ( IELTS, International English Language Testing system, www.ielts.org);
10 EICS verification (http://www.ecfmg.org/eics/index.html);
11 3 Current referees;
12 100 points of ID (notarised copy of Passport and/or driver’s licence and birth certificates);
13 Age of doctors between 29-45 years old.
The desirable requirements are as follows:
1 Additional courses; and
2 Any other post graduate qualifications;
It should be noted that the requirements of the Australian Immigration Department will need to be adhered to (like the prescribed requirements of certain health checks etc).
If there is a sufficient level of committed interest and the operational business plan is feasible, our client will organize to bring a team (up to 5 individuals) from the Australia medical group to Greece for 5 days of interviews with the pre approved number of doctors. I would expect the number of doctors who are committed to attend the interviews will be limited to approximately 40 (perhaps 50) due to the days allocated for the interviewing time.
Based on present estimation, the proposed time for these interviews will be March 2012. It should be noted that during the interviews, the approved and short listed candidates will be briefed by the medical group as to the final requirements after the evaluation of the individuals.
This group (consisting of senior medical practitioners) will also “coach and guide” the approved candidates in respect of the requirements of the final examinations and tests in Australia. I am advised the historical success rate of approved candidates passing the requisite exams and tests (after being coached and guided and provided the candidates are prepared to follow through with the process) is around 95%. The timeline process from interview and placement (after passing the required tests and other checks) could take up to 12 weeks or more (depending on the location of the placements in Australia and the timing of the relevant tests).
In the interest of time to canvass the level of interests, I propose, that the interested doctors (who meet the requirements mentioned listed above) to email me their CV’s and any other relevant documents on or before the 15th January 2012. This will allow us time to ascertain the level of interest in the first place. I will thereafter set out our other requirements (for those who meet the above criteria) for these doctors to follow if they wish to commit to the interviews and the processes noted above.
I advise I have no objections if this letter is forwarded to interested parties.
Please do not hesitate to contact the writer should you wish to discuss the foregoing.
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