How we Support you
The decision to work flexibly has many benefits, but it will need to suit your particular needs, so we take the time to understand you; not just your skills, qualifications, and experience, but the career and work/life balance you want.
We place a great deal of importance in making our selection process rigorous and comprehensive. The extensive background checks we make, and the standards required to pass our induction, ensure professionals from MedicNow match (or exceed) that of staff in the best-run, urgent and emergency care services.
Although not everyone passes our screening, those that do provide the highest standards of patient care, thereby earning the trust and respect of their full-time colleagues.
Achieving Work/life Balance
We go to extraordinary lengths to provide you with the work pattern you want. Of course, we expect some give and take when shifts need filling. Your position and preferences will be carefully logged by our team (more about them later), who will then use them to create a perfect schedule for you.
Choice and Control
Working flexibly benefits you more if you have choices: who to work for, when and how often to work, and which roles you perform. We're able to give you all of the above because of the diverse range and volume of public and private healthcare organisations we supply.
Also, the smart technology we use will give you exposure to all the opportunities available, many of which are planned well in advance. The range of roles on offer means you can choose to work in A&E one week and then part of an ambulance crew the next, for example. Contractors have told us that this variety broadens their experience, enabling career development opportunities, and renews their passion.
The rates you’ll earn working flexibly through MedicNow are the best in the sector.
You can choose to be paid weekly or monthly. And, we never miss a payment—not once in two years. When it comes to your finances, you’ll be your own boss, and we’ll help you realise all the benefits and none of the pitfalls this entails.
Staffing agencies within the NHS have been accused of inflated fees and opaque commission structures, but MedicNow’s pricing for healthcare organisations is capped and transparent.
Service You Deserve
We truly value the work you do—literally saving lives—and know it can be stressful, so we make sure the service you receive from us is friendly and flawless.
Our team, most with healthcare backgrounds, combine their expertise of pre-hospital knowledge with an in-depth understanding of your needs to make flexible working as smooth and enjoyable as possible. The last thing you need is a consultant messing you around before working a 12-hour shift on Saturday night in A&E.
We’ll never treat you as a number to fill shift slots—well, maybe in an emergency.
Part of the Solution
Eldridge Cleaver famously said, "You either have to be part of the solution, or you're going to be part of the problem.’ There are many people striving to make our healthcare system work well in the face of mounting challenges. We, in our own small way, are also championing improvements.
We set up MedicNow because we saw a smarter and more cost-effective way to assist NHS Ambulance Trusts with meeting increasing demand. We have taken the time and effort to comprehensively understand the needs of the ambulance sector, and we have developed a model that delivers efficiencies in cost and quality in our service offering. We continue to promote the profession by:
- Lobbying for HALO staff in A&E to improve efficiency across teams
- Promoting the use of specialist Paramedics in Primary Care
- Providing training services to develop the next generation of Paramedics
- Shouting about the high quality of locums working for us
- We encourage primary care trusts and ambulance trusts to adopt progressive workplace methods