FAQ — Job4Locum

Frequently Asked Questions


+ What is a locum?

A locum is a person who temporarily fulfills the duties of another. For example, a locum physician is a physician who works in the place of the regular physician when that physician is absent, or when a hospital/practice is short-staffed. These professionals are still governed by their respective regulatory bodies, despite the transient nature of their positions.

+ Who can use the Job4Locum platform?

Job4Locum is built to service the locum needs of both doctors and clinics/hospitals.

+ What are the criteria in becoming a Job4Locum user?

  • Doctors need to have a Medical Qualification and Annual Practicing Certificate (APC) from the Malaysia Medical Council.
  • Clinics/Hospitals may require a Clinic’s License.

+ Is there a membership fee?

  • There is no fee for doctors.
  • There is a very reasonable fee charged to clinics/hospitals.

+ Can you guarantee a locum’s attendance?

We are unable to give you 100% assurance on the attendance of a locum. (Some things are beyond our control.) However, we take careful precautions to ensure the locums are in a comfortable position to fulfil his/her session.

+ What happens if a locum is late?

Job4Locum has embedded geolocation features into the platform which enable our admin staff to keep track of locums' arrival times, and will update the clinics/hospitals on the estimated time of arrival.

+ How do I know the locum is not a bogus doctor?

We impose very strict screening processes on all applications before accepting doctors or clinics/hospitals as users. This is how we maintain a very high-quality database of doctors and clinics/hospitals.

+ How do I post locum jobs on the system?

It involves three simple steps:

  1. Register as a Locum or a Clinic/Hospital.
  2. Once approved, you may search/list locum jobs on the calendar, and continue to make bookings.
  3. You will be notified whether your booking for locum jobs have been accepted or rejected.

+ Can other healthcare professionals such as dentists, pharmacists or nurses use Job4Locum?

  • Currently, our system is catered for doctors and clinics/hospitals only.
  • We plan to open up the platform to other professionals in the future, and will inform you once we are ready to expand it. Please register your interest here.