(PRWEB) August 5, 2004
With LocumRx, locums register their occupation, location, and the dates they are available with the central database, using a secure online system. When an employer has a vacancy, they contact LocumRx, and the job details are immediately cross-referenced against all available professionals, who then automatically receive the information by SMS to their mobile phones.
LocumRX is highly accurate: it alerts locums to the latest job opportunities in their chosen specialism and profession Â within minutes of a vacancy being announced. The process is free for locums, while employers are charged a mere 12p per text, making it the fastest and cheapest recruitment option available.
LocumRx is based on a year of intensive research and development by the Greigs, who run four Vision Express stores. The Greigs had frequently struggled to find available locums to cover holiday and sickness absence. As Susan worked as a successful career locum in the past, she understood the recruitment situation from both the employerÂs and locumÂs perspective. Despite her services being in high demand, she sometimes heard about the best jobs after theyÂd gone, and became increasingly dissatisfied with agency procedures: a scenario familiar to most working locums.
Gordon Greig explained: ÂStaffing was one of the biggest challenges at Vision Express. It proved almost impossible to book someone suitable at short notice, without spending hours ringing medical professionals ourselves or employing expensive agencies, who didnÂt always get results. After years of trying to devise a viable alternative, we finally had a ÂEureka momentÂ about sending text messages.Â
He continues: ÂLocumRx benefits everyone who uses it, and puts the locum in control of the texts they receive. They can keep up with the latest jobs, practically to the second, without being pestered by intrusive calls when theyÂre consulting patients.
The System has taken a year to develop and the complex programming was completed by Freelancer David McCart ([email protected] )