The Ultimate Checklist: Ten Top Qualities to Look for in a Locum Agency

Are you tired of being let down by subpar locum agencies that fail to meet your staffing needs? Look no further than Pharmacy SOS, the ultimate solution to all your locum staffing problems! As an owner or manager of a pharmacy, you have either invested or have been entrusted with millions of dollars of assets and goodwill, making it crucial to work with the best locum recruitment agency that provides the highest quality services. Don’t take any unwarranted risks – choose Pharmacy SOS and experience the peace of mind that comes with knowing your pharmacy is in good hands. Let’s dive into the top ten qualities you should look for in a locum agency and why Pharmacy SOS ticks all the boxes and more!

Quick Overview

To make it easy for you, we’ve summarized the checklist in a table below (hover over the image), with ticks beside the qualities we offer at Pharmacy SOS here. For a more detailed explanation of each quality, please refer to the explanations below.

Ultimate Checklist

Quality Pharmacy SOS
1. Licensed Labour Hire Provider
2. Fast and Efficient Service
3. Specialization in Pharmacy and Extensive Network of Locums
4. Owned by a Pharmacist
5. Emergency Availability & Responsiveness 24/7
6. Best Feedback Service and Quality Assurance
7. Payroll Services and Obligation Handling
8. Excellent Customer Support and Competitive Rates
9. Accepts Credit Card Payments and Direct Credits
10. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on Locums

1. Licensed Labour Hire Provider:

Make sure the locum agency you choose is licensed by relevant regulatory authorities. At Pharmacy SOS, we are a licensed labour hire provider, giving you peace of mind knowing that we operate legally and to the highest industry standards.

2. Fast and Efficient Service:

When you need a locum, you need them fast. Our streamlined booking process ensures that you can find and book a locum quickly and easily, without any unnecessary delays.

3. Specialization in Pharmacy and Extensive Network of Locums:

Pharmacy SOS is a specialist agency that focuses exclusively on providing locum pharmacists. Our extensive network of locums across Australia ensures that we can provide you with the best fit for your needs.

4. Owned by a Pharmacist:

Being owned by a pharmacist means that we have an in-depth understanding of the industry and the specific needs of pharmacies. This ensures that we can provide you with the best service and support.

5. Emergency Availability and Responsiveness – 24/7:

We understand that emergencies can happen at any time, which is why we offer 24/7 availability and responsiveness. You can always count on us to provide you with the support you need, when you need it.

6. Best Feedback Service and Quality Assurance:

At Pharmacy SOS, we conduct rigorous screening and credentialing processes to ensure that all of our locums meet the highest standards of quality and professionalism. We also provide the best feedback service in the industry, allowing you to give us feedback on your experience with our locums and ensuring that we can continuously improve our service.

7. Payroll Services and Obligation Handling:

We take care of all obligations, such as paying super and state payroll taxes, and offer payroll services, making it easy for you to manage your staffing needs.

8. Excellent Customer Support and Competitive Rates:

Our friendly and knowledgeable team is available 24/7 to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have. We also offer competitive rates and transparent pricing, with no hidden fees or charges.

9. Accepts Credit Card Payments and Direct Credits:

We understand the need for flexibility when it comes to payments, which is why we accept credit card payments as well as direct credits.

10. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on Locums:

At Pharmacy SOS, we are confident in the quality of our locums and the service we provide. That’s why we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all our locums. If you’re not happy with the locum we provide, we’ll waive the placement fee for the locum in question and find a replacement at no extra cost to your business where there are future shifts pending.

By considering these ten factors when choosing a locum agency, you can ensure that you find the best possible partner for your pharmacy business. And remember, at Pharmacy SOS, we tick all of these boxes and more, so you can rest assured that your staffing needs are in good hands.  After all, your backup plan is our top priority!