Rural Locum Assistance Program (Rural LAP), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aspen Medical focused on placing healthcare professionals into a regional and remote area to support the local workforce, are looking for physiotherapists, occupational therapists, optometrists and pharmacists to join our team of health professionals that are dedicated to alleviating the pressures of taking leave in rural and remote locations around Australia.
The Rural Locum Assistance Program (Rural LAP) is a component of the Australian Government’s rural workforce capacity agenda managed by healthcare solutions provider, Aspen Medical. The program aims to provide targeted rural and remote support services to general practitioners (obstetricians and anaesthetists), specialists (obstetricians and anaesthetists), nurses, midwives and allied health professionals in rural and remote Australia. All Aboriginal medical services throughout Australia are eligible to receive locum support.
We offer up to 14 working days of leave for placements in MMM categories 2-4 and up to 28 working days of leave for placements in MMM categories 5-7 (noting that priority will be given to placements with a CPD component or located in MMM categories 6 and 7).
Rural LAP is not a recruitment agency. It is an Australian Government-funded service that focusses on supporting health professionals by administering an uncomplicated start-to-finish locum placement service.
Becoming a Rural LAP locum
We place highly experienced locums into rural and remote health services around Australia with the expectation that you will hit the ground running as soon as you arrive.
To be eligible for our locum register, you must meet our minimum credentialing criteria through Aspen Medical’s robust credentialing process. Once you become a Rural LAP locum, you will receive email notifications from our program officers whenever a position becomes available.