Okay, it’s time to address the elephant in the room, yes we’re talking about unsuccessful shift applications! This is something we often get asked about so we thought it was about time we put together a handy blog answering some of the most common questions we get asked.

Why was I unsuccessful in my shift application?

The short answer to this question is, you haven't been unsuccessful, You're a Pharmacist, so you're already a success.

There may be a few reasons why you haven’t been successful on this occasion. Firstly, you may not have won the shift because it has been filled internally or it was filled by someone who worked in that particular pharmacy on a previous occasion.

From our data we can see that Pharmacists on average get booked on to 45% of the shifts they apply for, with this in mind, the best way to increase your chances is to apply for more shifts. We’d advise you to apply for 4 shifts! Plus, our app ensures that you will never be double booked, so no need to worry about that.

Another way of increasing your chances of getting booked is completing as much CPD as possible and gaining accreditations such as MUR & Flu Jab training. These are the things Pharmacy managers and coordinators often look for when booking locums into vacant shifts.

Will I be notified if I am unsuccessful?

We will not notify you directly by email, in app notification or text message but will have recently updated our mobile app to enable you to view unsuccessful shift applications and keep track of your own availability, so you can apply for more shifts!

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If you’ve recently signed up and applied for shifts but have not heard anything this may be because your profile has not yet been approved. We can only approve profiles once all professional details have been completed. These include; DBS check, Professional Indemnity Insurance and a scanned copy of your passport. Once you have uploaded these essential documents our compliance officer will get you approved and you can start to get booked on to shifts.

Download the newly updated Locate a Locum app today!

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