Te Awakairangi Health Network and Tū Ora Compass Health are pleased to introduce BeeFound to their practice networks as a new online Locum recruitment service across the greater Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa region.
“We know that finding GP and nurse locums can be difficult and often ends up being a costly recruitment process for General Practices,” says Justine Thorpe GM Practice Services at Tū Ora Compass Health PHO. “BeeFound provides a user-friendly solution which enables General Practice teams to search for and book GP and Nurse locums without the hassle of finder’s fees and expensive recruitment costs,” she says.
BeeFound has been working successfully in Canterbury since June 2017, where it was first established in New Zealand. BeeFound is delivered and managed by Pegasus Health PHO.
This regional approach aims to open up the Locum pool and make the Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa regions a more attractive option for locum relocation, while increasing access options for practices.
“The more Practices and locums that utilise the service, the wider the pool of available resources, making the BeeFound service a useful tool for ensuring ongoing patient care is maintained in Practices,” says Bridget Allan, Chief Executive for Te Awakairangi Health Network.
The programme’s simple search function and absence of agency fees led to Christchurch based Registered Nurse Alison Cane, becoming a regular user.
“I’ve used BeeFound multiple times since April this year and had almost full time work in practices from Lyttelton to Casebrook. I found the calendar and text service especially useful. This keeps all my bookings and info in the same place and reminds me of bookings,” she says.
Practice Manager Johanna Geertsema of Harewood Medical Centre, has been using BeeFound since January 2018 and says it is a great way to see who is available when looking for a locum. “It’s very easy to load information into the system. We use BeeFound quite regularly . . . it’s a great tool,” she says.
How BeeFound works:
- Practice teams can make unlimited Locum bookings.
- GP and Nurse Locums can update their availability in the BeeFound online database. Practices can search the database based on specific need – from just one session on a particular day or multiple sessions across days, weeks or even months.
- Once requirements are submitted, BeeFound searches the database to find locums who best-match the request
- You book the locum online, there and then.
BeeFound was a finalist in this year’s NZHIT Innovation Awards in the NZ Health IT Solution category.
More about BeeFound visit www.beefound.co.nz