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Permanent Division

clock icon Published Monday, July 3, 2023 / By 1M 1Medical

After years of being a market leader in locum medical recruitment, the team behind 1Medical are now pleased to be able to expand our service offerings to include permanent doctor recruitment to assist both doctors and hospitals alike.

While it might be something new for 1Medical, it is not something new for the 1Medical team as several have a long-standing history in permanent doctor recruitment.

It is a little-known fact that one of the 1Medical directors, Benjamin Lepke, started out his Australian medical recruitment career 15 years ago, back in 2008, focusing on bringing doctors from countries like the UK to Australia.

The recent hire of Bronagh Kilcommins, with her 4 years permanent medical recruitment experience in the UK market, is now allowing 1Medical to finally truly focus on permanent doctor recruitment. Bronagh is working underneath the close support of Ben and we are expecting to be able to grow a strong offering over the coming months for both domestic and international doctors seeking permanent posts in Australia.

The process of permanent doctor recruitment is quite different to the process of locum doctor recruitment. Locum recruitment is well known to be fast paced, but what is often unseen is the long timeframes it takes to source, connect with and then onboard locum doctors, which can often take months before the first shift ever occurs.

While permanent recruitment can sometimes be fast paced, it is often more common for it to take place over several months or longer. This is mainly driven by more consideration needed for the doctor to ensure that they are making the right choice when it comes to their next job. Likewise, hospitals have their own process to go through which can often involve waiting for all internal options to be exhausted before the hiring of an external doctor.

Longer timeframes are particularly true for international medical recruitment where it usually takes at least 6 months for a non-specialist doctor to enter Australia and often at least 9-18 months for a Specialist doctor that requires the involvement of a medical college.

If you are a doctor seeking your next permanent role, be that a domestic move from Victoria to Queensland, or an international move from Glasgow to Western Australia then do not hesitate to get in touch with Bronagh directly on +61 424 294 522 or simply email with some details.

Once you are in contact with our team we will work through all the steps of the process and the options available for you, end to end.

We have positions across every part of Australia and at all levels of seniorities. Work visas are easy to obtain and for doctors who want to stay we can assist you with training schemes and residency options.  

Put your trust in an agency that truly understands the market and the system – the move can be easier than you think. Give it 12 months and if you fall in love with Australia great, and if not then you can move back home.