Understanding your compliance with the Locum Passport
Understanding Compliance with the Locum Passport.
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Uploading compliance documents takes too long. It’s true. You know it, I know it agencies know it. For every time you’ve uploaded a document to your Locum Passport, think about doing that 5 times for the 5 different agencies you’ve decided to join.
In this post, we’ll try and get you prepared for Mission: Compliance. Unfortunately, we cant change the type or the number of documents that you need to submit to register with framework approved agencies but we can equip you with some advice and a very handy tool that makes it as simple and fruitful as possible.
1) Before you begin uploading, have your documents ready.
Captain Obvious, you’re probably thinking. It is a very simple step but getting it right can be tricky if you don’t know what documents you’re meant to have. Having a list to check off the documents you need makes it a simple process when it comes to uploading your documents onto your passport, simply log in, take a picture and add an expiry date.
If you’re unsure of the documents you need, you can use the Locum Passport matrix. Download the app by following the links at the bottom of the page and scroll through the sections to see what documents you’ll need. Once you have them ready, take a picture using the Locum Passport or use a scanner to get them on to your computer. If you use a computer, don't forget to properly name each document (if you use the Locum Passport, this will be done automatically).
2) Don’t worry if you don’t have all of your documents.
Rome wasn’t built in a day and don't fret if is your Locum Passport doesn't get completed in one sitting. If you’re a new locum, joining agencies can be frustrating so don’t be afraid to step away from registering for a little while. As long as you’ve been organising your documents on your computer, your progress is saved and you can pick up where you left off. In most cases, you’ll probably need a few days to complete your registration due to getting your DBS and mandatory training fulfilled. So don’t rush, just remember, the quicker you get it complete, the quicker you’ll be ready to work.
If you’re an experienced locum, you’ll likely be used to the frustration, probably for 2 reasons; either you’ve completed the process so many times you’ve already created a good self-filing system for your documents or, more likely - you’re just signed up to the same agencies. If you’re part of the first group, well done. If you’re part of the second group, we are here to help. Don’t miss out on opportunities from any agency that needs you.
3) Check the Locum Passport out.
If you don't have the Locum Passport, you need it. Sure, we are slightly biased but there's also some strong logic behind the claim. If you’re anything like the locums that helped develop the Locum Passport, you probably don’t have the most organised set of documents ready to agencies. You probably also don’t have access to your mandatory training and your DBS will need to be updated too.
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Whether you use the Locum Passport, your own filing system or an agency web portal, you will at one point have to upload and store your documents. Why do this each time you join an agency using a web portal or place files intimately into document folders on the cloud or hard drive?
Use your documents repeatedly without having to complete the same mundane tasks and capture them knowing that the Locum Passport will remind you when anything will expire.
If you don't believe us, Get in touch and we’ll give you a month free on the locum passport to see how lucrative joining more agencies and having more opportunities can be. To get hold of your free, drop your email list on our website and we’ll be in touch with your code for the Locum Passport.
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