Applying for locum shifts with Locate a Locum is easy. All you have to do is complete the registration process and upload all your relevant documents, and then you are free to apply for shifts wherever and whenever you like.

Oncee registered you might be asking. How can you better your chances of someone choosing you, over another pharmacist to work that particular shift you want? How can you stand out?

While there is no exact science to securing more shifts, there is certainly good advice, and we have put together 7 pieces of it just for you. According to the team here at Locate a Locum, here is how you can secure more shifts:

1. Complete your profile

Employers can read through your profile to make sure that you are the right person for the job. The more accreditations you add, the better, so don’t skip over your profile too quickly.

2. Update your availability regularly

The Locate a Locum app has an availability calendar which you should attempt to keep as up to date as possible. This is so that our staff are able to work on your behalf to secure you more shifts.

3. Make a good impression

If you perform poorly at a shift, the person who booked you will receive this feedback, and consequently, may not be overly keen to book you again. If however the feedback is positive, you have the benefit of positive feedback.

4. Download the app

Locate a Locum works just as well on a computer, but nothing can beat the instant communication you can get with a phone. Stay notified when jobs are posted by downloading the app, and make sure to be the first to apply.

5. Apply for more than 1 shift on the same day

Play the numbers game and increase your odds of being selected for a shift on the day that you want by increasing your number of applications.

6. Be registered with relevant systems

If applying for larger chainstore pharmacies, such as Lloyds, Superdrug, Well Pharmacy or Boots, be sure to be registered within the relevant system.

7. Apply for shifts far in advance

With Locate a Locum, it’s easy to plan out the next few weeks or months, so don’t leave it until the last minute to apply for a shift.

If you have any problems or queries about applying for and securing shifts, try our help desk.

Thanks for reading, have a great day!
Locate a Locum Team