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Frequently asked questions regarding work as a consultant doctor

You will find the most frequently asked questions and answers below. Don't hesitate to contact us if you cannot find an answer to your question.

What is the salary for a consultant doctor?

The salary for a locum physician varies just as salaries vary between different jobs for traditionally employed doctors. The level of education is mainly what determines the level of salary but the scope of the job, its duration and location also factor. Contact us for specific examples of what is applicable for your level of training/education. By clicking on the link you can read more about salaries for physicians who work for Agila.

How often do you pay salaries?

We pay our employees twice a month.

What do you offer in terms of specialist development for consultant doctors?

The temporary doctors who work for us on a regular basis are offered an individual training program in which the doctor's wishes and needs form the basis of the program.

How long has Agila been in business?

Agila launched its business in 2008 under the name Vårdassistans. We changed the name to Agila in 2016. However, the business has not changed; since its inception it has involved healthcare staffing.

Within which specialist areas do you have jobs for consultant doctors?

We offer jobs for staffing doctorswithin all areas of specialisation and particularly in general medicine, psychiatry, radiology, ophthalmology, cardiology and internal medicine. Sign up here!

Can you provide references?

Absolutely! Speaking with a colleague who can explain what it is like to work as a locum or temporary doctor, but also about Agila as employer, is an ideal way to understand the industry and how we work.

How can I find out what jobs are available?

When you have an account on our homepage you can easily log in and search through our database. You will find the jobs that we can offer our consultant doctors at any given time. When we receive a request from one of our clients, these jobs are usually filled immediately before they are posted on our homepage. That is why it is always a good idea to keep in constant touch with your personal contact person so that he or she is up to date on your requests regarding upcoming jobs.

What documentation do you need to get jobs from you?

For jobs as a consultant doctor in Sweden, we need the following information from you. For more information on what is needed to work as a locum doctor in Norway, follow the link.
  • Name and contact information for three references
  • Copy of valid identification
  • Copy of physician's certificate
  • Copy of certificate of specialisation (if applicable)
  • In certain cases, information from criminal record

What is required to work as a consultant doctor in Norway?

Agila will help you with everything related to your job in Norway. This covers both the administrative and the practical aspects so that you can concentrate on your work as a physician. If you possess physician certification/specialist certification from Sweden, you have the credentials required to work as a physician in Norway. We assist our consultanmt doctors with everything they need to ensure that their approved documentation is in order. You can read more about accepting a job as a locum physician in Norwayhere.

Why should you work as a locum physician?

When we have done surveys among our employed locum physicians we have asked that very same question. It turns out that the most attractive aspect of this type of employment is flexibility and the freedom to be able to decide your own work hours and at the same time lower the administrative loads and work more clinically. The higher pay, appreciation from the employer and varying work duties were also high on the list.

Why should you work as a locum physician through Agila?

We are the physician staffing agencythat works a little harder than all the others. We always give our clients and employees "that little extra". We are not satisfied simply if you as an employed temporary doctor are satisfied; we want to do better than that. We want to be your obvious choice and our efforts to achieve this is what makes the big difference!

How do you check the physicians who work for you?

Before every job, we always check the relevant locum physician's record with the Swedish Board of Social Welfare and the HSAN register, and we gather copies of his or her doctor's certification, any specialist certification and approved personal ID documentation. We also always contact the three references given.

Do you work with medical students?

Currently we do not offer temporary positions to medical students.

Do you work with AT doctors?

Currently we do not offer temporary positions to AT doctors.

Do you offer jobs to junior physicians?

Yes! We have a large number of jobs for junior physicians. By creating an account with us, you can easily search through available jobs for junior physicians.

How long are the jobs you offer?

The length of a locum physician job varies. We can offer everything from single shifts to jobs that last several years.

Do I arrange my travel and accomodation myself when accepting a job in another location?

We always help you to find the best possible travel arrangements and accomodation whenever you as a staffing doctor will be working in another location.

Why did you change your name from Vårdassistans to Agila?

One of the reasons why we changed the name is that we could expand geographically under the same company name. Besides, the name Agila is easier to pronounce and is associated with words like flexible, adaptable and responsive, which are in line with our values.

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