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A day in the life of a HCA locum doctor

Dr. Tony Bushati – Specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Recently, LML Medical Recruitment followed a typical day at work for Dr Tony Bushati – Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Specialist. During our time with Dr Bushati, we discovered that the flexibility of locum means that whilst he is at work doing the job that he loves ‚ bringing beautiful babies into the world – he has the opportunity to maintain a balanced lifestyle and travel with his family, visiting parts of Australia he otherwise wouldn’t have been able to.

Here’s what he had to say:

When did you decide to become a Doctor and where did you first start your journey?

Throughout my childhood, I dreamt to become a Doctor and help people. I worked towards that dream and got into a Medical School. After six years of training at University, I was enjoying both parts of medicine ‚ surgical and medical ‚ and decided to specialise in O&G, which offers both skills.

What do you like the most about being an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Specialist?

The biggest drive and satisfaction for me is to assist mothers who are in labour and help them deliver the babies. I love that job and there is nothing more rewarding than seeing the joy in the parents’ face when the baby comes.

It’s a beautiful feeling and regardless of how many times you do it, you still love that moment just the same.

What does a typical day at work look like?

The days are always different and the beauty of being a specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist is the medical and surgical rotation. Some days I am in theatres operating and others, I am consulting with patients ‚ it always changes!

Why did you decide to Locum and what benefits does it bring to you?

I made the decision to locum because it offers me extra benefits such as a good lifestyle and the opportunity to travel with my family and also earn an extra income.

What are the advantages of working with LML Medical Recruitment?

I have been working with LML for a number of years and love the personalised service. My consultant updates me on upcoming opportunities almost every day via SMS or direct calls. From big metropolitan hospitals with ‘state of the art’ equipment to smaller regional and rural hospitals, they offer a wide variety of experiences.

What I like the most about working with LML is that my consultant goes beyond the duty of care to help accommodate my needs. She will filter all the work opportunities that come through and hand pick the jobs that fit my criteria and circumstance. Everything is taken care of by LML and they negotiate accommodation, travel, car hire and also remuneration directly with the hospital. They will also arrange everything accordingly if I decide to travel with my family.

I’m an advocate of LML and the service they offer and have already recommended their services to some of my colleagues!

You mentioned you had a chance to work amongst an Aboriginal community in Alice Springs?

Working in a large rural area such as Alice Springs gave me the opportunity to improve the aboriginal health by giving my modest contribution. I also understood a bit more about the Australian Culture and how the government is trying to further improve aboriginal health which is very important.

What would you say generally about your lifestyle? How do you compare yourself now as a mature Doctor to when you first started your career?

I’m very happy with the balance I have at this stage in my life. I do a lot of work with my private patient and I work in several public hospitals in New South Wales. Quite a few weekends, I go and do locums which offers me the opportunity to travel, see Australia and have a small holiday with my family.

Now, at this stage in my career, I understand a lot better how important the balance between work and family life is. It allows you to better serve yourself, your family and your patients.

Click here to find out more about a typical day as an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Specialist and the benefits of working with LML Medical Recruitment as a Locum Doctor.

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