Our interim or locum Director of Medical Service positions really offer variety to medical and clinical leaders. The variety of locations from rural to coastal and into higher metropolitan communities, without a long-term commitment to move family, often suit people making the choice to choose a locum career.
As a locum EDMS or DMS there is the opportunity to put in place change and improvement. This includes to how the hospital works with their local VMO’s, improving medical governance frameworks, strategic medical input for CEO’s and COO’s to consider and overall medical leadership.
The opportunities for locum DMS roles are often strong, with a smaller group of professionals servicing health networks in this area of healthcare. When existing permanent DMS people choose to either use long service leave or they themselves look for change, are reasons these positions arise.
There will often be the opportunity to consider taking up a locum role as a permanent role. A role as a locum DMS does let you explore broader opportunities both for your career, your family and lifestyle.
Such contracts typically range in length anywhere from 1 month to 12 month periods with flexibility by agreement to shorten or lengthen and as often as not leading to permanent placements.