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Specsavers launches new national locum app

Specsavers Recruitment Services (SRS) has announced the launch of a new app that acts as a notification, engagement and organisational tool to improve the way the company connects with locum optometrists across Australia.

The SRS Locum App has been developed to simplify the way locums share their availability and accept vacancies in real time.

Using a personalised calendar in the app, locums can add their available times which syncs to vacancies in their preferred areas, making it an efficient way for locums to manage their schedule and book jobs.

Through the app, locums can register to work in any Specsavers store, view and accept locum vacancies in real time, share their availability via a personal calendar and sync to vacancies in their preferred area. They will also be able to view details of previous and upcoming bookings, liaise with their dedicated consultant via the messaging service and enquire about permanent vacancies available at Specsavers.

Ms Carly Parkinson, Specsavers’ head of partner recruitment and SRS said the new tool was designed to make it easier for locums to engage with Specsavers.

“We know 2020 was a difficult year, and it’s been challenging for many locums to find the work that they want. For the first few months of 2021, we have been experiencing unprecedented demand, and the app is making it easier for locums to find, book and manage jobs, and share their availability for easy alignment to upcoming jobs,” she said.

“We anticipate the app will become a desirable tool for many locum optometrists across Australia and allow us to reach a wider locum audience, while also making it easier for our locums to book jobs and manage their workloads.”

The app is available to optometrists nationwide, with locum vacancies now available in each state and territory.

Optometrists who are already registered with SRS have been invited to join the app via email once it’s live in their region.

Optometrists who are not registered with SRS will be able to download the app from the App Store or Google Play Store and register their profile. Once the SRS team have approved the profile, locums will have full access to the app and its booking features.

For any queries regarding the SRS Locum App, locum optometrists can contact the SRS team on anz.srsdepartment@specsavers.com.

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