JOBS BOARD FAQS
Frequently Asked Questions
The Jobs Board is run by Medco Online which is an introduction service. By using the Jobs Board you will contract directly with Medco Online Ltd for all aspects of service delivery and billing. Permanent charges are set at a very competitive rate and a charge is made once the first applicant’s contact information is disclosed to you. Locum charges may only arise if the locum confirms your offer of a post (can even be £Free – see below)
All charges are quoted exclusive of VAT.
Q: What does the service cost?
There is no charge for posting permanent or locum vacancies to the jobs board.
Permanent recruitment: If a suitably qualified clinician applies for the post, the practice will be charged £300 plus VAT for the first applicant. FDA members receive a 50% discount against this charge.
Please note: Medco Online introduction charges for permanent posts are always made for the first application. Subsequent applications by other clinicians for the same post are free of charge. You will be charged the same if you have 1 or 100 applications.
Locum recruitment: If a suitably qualified locum applies for the post, the practice will only be charged if the selected locum confirms that they are available for the day(s) requested. Our charge is £5 plus VAT for each day confirmed (you pay the locum their fee direct). If you use our ‘favourite’ locum system, there is no charge for booking of your 1st favourite locum. More ‘favourites’ can be added for an annual fee of £100 plus VAT each – subsequent bookings of these additional favourites are also free of any further charge.
Q: What checks on clinicians are carried out by Medco Online?
Medco Online does not validate any information provided by clinicians. However, clinicians are asked to provide evidence of professional status as part of their registration. They are also requested to provide a CV and references. The practice should use this information to carry out its own checks. In the event that a practice discovers that an applicant’s registration details are inaccurate, please inform Medco Online immediately. We will investigate and, if necessary ban the clinician from use of the site.
Q: What happens if I decide not to select any of the applicants?
Permanent recruitment: Medco Online is an introduction service. Our permanent charges are set at a very competitive rate and a charge is made once the first applicant’s contact information is disclosed to you.
Locum recruitment: If you don’t select a locum from the list of applicants, there is no charge for the service.
Q: What is the Family Doctor Association’s involvement in this?
The Family Doctor Association asked Medco Online to provide a low cost, comprehensive jobs board system as part of its service to members. The Family Doctor Association will receive a commission for every introduction payment made by a FDA member and this will be used to help support the Association.
The Family Doctor Association accepts no liability for member’s use of the system and members will contract directly with Medco Online Ltd for all aspects of service delivery and billing.