Join our Doctor Team
If the above phrase sounds familiar, that’s because it’s from the modern version of the Hippocratic Oath. As is this: ‘If I do not violate this oath, may I enjoy life and art, respected while I live and remembered with affection thereafter.’
We at DoctorDoctor know humanity, empathy and communication matter to the way you practice medicine. We provide the opportunity for both Australian and overseas doctors to experience a challenging and rewarding workplace while allowing you to focus on quality patient care.
We offer competitive income and collaborative management support. If you are interested in joining our team, you may apply here online or call 03 8341 1200 and our national recruitment coordinator, Marianne Thomas, will contact you.
Why our Doctors work with us
“It’s a very supportive working environment. This is the most comfortable setting I’ve ever practised medicine in. Being a daytime GP didn’t give me the flexibility I needed to give for my family. I feel happy when I see kids and reassure their parents and make them comfortable in appropriate situations. The satisfaction you get when you treat the patient and they get better is great. I honestly enjoy it.”
Dr. Luxman Anantheeswaran
“Making patients better, especially young mothers, feels so good! Patient appreciation is the reason I became a doctor in the first place. I’m studying for my GP Fellowshop, and working at DoctorDoctor gives me the flexibility I need to do that. I work in the evenings, which leaves me plenty of time to attend courses and study during the day when I need to. The urgent cases enhance my knowledge for the RACGP exam. The workplace is so friendly and the team’s really helpful.”
Dr. Jianmin Wang
“The main reason I love working as an after hours doctor is that patients let you into their homes and their lives. That’s why I decided to become a doctor in the first place. I chose after hours practice because working in daytime general practice didn’t give me the full picture. As for the mental health of doctors, it’s a better job than daytime general practice.
It’s safe, it’s flexible, and the DoctorDoctor team is so friendly and accommodating. Even when the receptionist picks up the phone it feels like my mum is answering!
I also tell female doctors that it’s a great way to balance work and family. I wouldn’t have done it for ten years if it didn’t suit me and my family commitments.”
Dr. Helen Tatsis
“One of the best things about this job is I get to see patients at their time of need. Patients are so thankful and I feel so good! I’m treated really well. Providing acute care and assessment in partnership with GPs gives me a real sense of satisfaction.
DoctorDoctor makes our safety a priority, which is extremely reassuring. I can call on the medical team if I need a second opinion, and the call centre knows where you are at all times. They really look after their doctors.
I also love the efficiency! I start work at home, and I finish at home, so there’s effectively no commute. And there’s minimal paperwork because the system is so well thought out. One contact and good handovers means an excellent personal connection with the call centre. It really feels you are part of a family.
I’d definitely encourage doctors to consider working here. I’d say to those working in other services that even though switching over might seem like a hassle, it’s definitely worth it because of the more supportive, close-knit environment. I switched to work here at DoctorDoctor, and it’s the longest and happiest stint I’ve had in my career so far.”
Dr. Khayyam Altaf
“There’s nothing more precious than the life and health of a person. That’s why I became a doctor. DoctorDoctor is a very professional and friendly workplace. The technology and the administration work so smoothly, and our safety as doctors is priority number one. Because of this we can focus on treating patients and making them happy in the safety of their own homes. This makes their regular GPs happy. In some other after hours services, they don’t care as much about quality and service; in some they even order you around like you’re in the army. Here we are in control. We are respected.
The medical directors deserve special attention. The level of support they give me and all the doctors, especially those on a pathway to RACGP fellowship, is fantastic. They always respond swiftly and helpfully and it makes a huge difference.
The feeling of being appreciated and in demand is what makes my job at DoctorDoctor satisfying. I feel like I’m paid in millions.”
Dr. Ayman Armanious
Doctors who are not vocationally recognised are eligible to attract VR Medicare rebates for patient consultations whilst working with DoctorDoctor.
We were a foundation member of the GP Deputising Association (GPDA) and also a foundation member of the National Association of Medical Deputising Services and maintained membership of that organisation up to 2016. We are a participant in the Approved Medical Deputising Service Program (AMDSP).
Doctors subject to the 10 year moratorium may access a Medicare Provider number to work with our service.
Our orientation and mentor system for doctors has been quality assured by the Department of Health and Ageing and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners through accreditation.
Our medical leadership team maintains strong links with the medical community, participates in comprehensive continued professional development and is available 24/7 to mentor our doctors and to discuss with our GP partners any element of the care we provide.
The Work - Medical Deputising
Contracts for work with DoctorDoctor are available for a minimum of 13 weeks up to 24 months, with extensions possible. Rosters are usually made up 4 weeks in advance. Shifts are flexible, with full-time doctors usually rostering 8 or 12 hour shifts. Flexible roster arrangements are available, with shifts available nights, weekends and public holidays in line with the demand for deputising services.
We use the latest mobile and systems technology to equip our doctors and team members with comprehensive information and security. We may on request also source a comprehensively equipped medical bag and other associated equipment. Doctors will need to ensure they have access to relevant medications for the patients they will treat through our service, with no-cost monthly allowances of some emergency drugs provided via the Medicare Australia, Emergency Doctor’s Bag supply.
Patients are either referred by their GP for after hours care or contact us directly. The GP’s instructions regarding the general management of their patients are available. Details of your diagnosis and treatment are forwarded by us to the patient’s GP.
Earnings are based on a fee-for-service structure. The Medicare rebate for patient services will vary with the time spent, time of day and the complexity of the service you provide. Full details of your earnings may be discussed when you contact our service.
Earnings will relate to the contract structure adopted. Doctors working with DoctorDoctor pay us a variable service fee of any fees billed.
Benefits may include an airfare subsidy, short term accommodation and a short term motor vehicle subsidy, dependent on circumstance.
Immigration and Medical Registration
We may provide the necessary sponsorship for a temporary resident visa that is required to work in Australia and will support applicants with all Medical Registration formalities.