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Today 12:05 AM
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count again la
firstly where got 110-140/hr during 8-5?
your higher rates is during evening or weekends or must be those super busy clinic that see 50 in one morning.
I think 100 /hr more normal. Also no CPF.

secondly there are additional cost like practicing cert, insurance and the ever bother some CME. in polyclinic CME is open zoom during lunch time , then zone out can liao.

What about MC/ annual leave / FCL / PH and those extra half days for certain PH? You locum no annual leave one hor.

if you count properly , even if u use ur 15K per month, m.med pay with CPF more than locum at 100 per hour.
of course, if u can magically find the locum that pays 150 per hour during 8-5 and dun see like 10 patient an hour, pls go for it. Jio me along pls.

Who say locum no admin. You have to sms people to secure job and keep track. Sometimes that is actually very very tiring one.

I honestly think the best deal for mmeders is to just do ops, and get the relevant benefits (AL/bonus/come etc) and then locum on prn basis (e.g some evening shifts, weekend shifts) for additional income. (Don't have to do every day or weekend, just treat is as like a additional call few days a mth and the additional locum pay is now your call pay &#128514

Just not sure what happens if you get caught ..
Yesterday 08:27 PM
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No, mmeder is earn less that locum. Also mmeder has admin to clear, teachings to prepare for and not all of this is blocked time. Alot of people eat into lunch time or after hours, so all this is still unaccounter for. also extra time to write medical reports etc

locum pay now 110-140/hr
assume 3 saturdays per month : 175 hours
if the mmeder earns 15k per month assuming uve been around a while- it is still only 85/hour

some locums even do telemed at night for extra buck
count again la
firstly where got 110-140/hr during 8-5?
your higher rates is during evening or weekends or must be those super busy clinic that see 50 in one morning.
I think 100 /hr more normal. Also no CPF.

secondly there are additional cost like practicing cert, insurance and the ever bother some CME. in polyclinic CME is open zoom during lunch time , then zone out can liao.

What about MC/ annual leave / FCL / PH and those extra half days for certain PH? You locum no annual leave one hor.

if you count properly , even if u use ur 15K per month, m.med pay with CPF more than locum at 100 per hour.
of course, if u can magically find the locum that pays 150 per hour during 8-5 and dun see like 10 patient an hour, pls go for it. Jio me along pls.

Who say locum no admin. You have to sms people to secure job and keep track. Sometimes that is actually very very tiring one.
Yesterday 05:25 PM
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hourly rate on a 8 to 5 basis la.
are u really so dumb?
and yes, some clinic head annual about 300k. can be more if u exceed kpi
that's 25k a month.
director level at HQ even more.
No, mmeder is earn less that locum. Also mmeder has admin to clear, teachings to prepare for and not all of this is blocked time. Alot of people eat into lunch time or after hours, so all this is still unaccounter for. also extra time to write medical reports etc

locum pay now 110-140/hr
assume 3 saturdays per month : 175 hours
if the mmeder earns 15k per month assuming uve been around a while- it is still only 85/hour

some locums even do telemed at night for extra buck
Yesterday 04:47 PM
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MMeder can earn more than locum pay of $20-30k / month?
hourly rate on a 8 to 5 basis la.
are u really so dumb?
and yes, some clinic head annual about 300k. can be more if u exceed kpi
that's 25k a month.
director level at HQ even more.
Yesterday 03:45 PM
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ur boss don't crowd control one ah.
mine will pull manpower into red if crowd unexpected.
if it's really bad following morning becomes admin morning let us chill a bit.
so boss really important.
if u have a sucky clinic head who lives in his own word replying emails..then just leave ba.
locum don't pay u more la. if u laojiao m.meder hourly rate surely higher than locum. but then the flexibility really v good.
MMeder can earn more than locum pay of $20-30k / month?
Yesterday 03:43 PM
Unregistered When u file additional locum as tax , anyway to claim tax ( insurance part - isit a deducatable for mdi )
Yesterday 01:23 PM
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Once people complain me in URTI area that i am "uncaring doctor ". Hello, i wear mask + full PPE, aunty how to smile at you. I saw, gave you meds and mc not enough? My q still waiting outside to be cleared.

At least private can turn away patients once full or clinic close. My regular Gp even tells me " im tired in the morning , i need a rest , you come bac in the afternoon for minor procedure. and to be honest , I am perfectly fine with it. I would rather my doctor be alert and not tired. Whereas, polyclinic just squeeze you dry
ur boss don't crowd control one ah.
mine will pull manpower into red if crowd unexpected.
if it's really bad following morning becomes admin morning let us chill a bit.
so boss really important.
if u have a sucky clinic head who lives in his own word replying emails..then just leave ba.
locum don't pay u more la. if u laojiao m.meder hourly rate surely higher than locum. but then the flexibility really v good.
Yesterday 01:13 PM
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Once people complain me in URTI area that i am "uncaring doctor ". Hello, i wear mask + full PPE, aunty how to smile at you. I saw, gave you meds and mc not enough? My q still waiting outside to be cleared.

At least private can turn away patients once full or clinic close. My regular Gp even tells me " im tired in the morning , i need a rest , you come bac in the afternoon for minor procedure. and to be honest , I am perfectly fine with it. I would rather my doctor be alert and not tired. Whereas, polyclinic just squeeze you dry
Be dr long enough you will deal with enough people to realize that majoriry of humans are just selfish self centred me me me

That's the problem with medicine. Have to see patients one by one. Each patient want you to treat them like they are most important person in the world. Answer all their questions. Address all their concerns. Fix their med problems. All for....$30 or abouts.

Sure spend 1 hour talk and answer and address. $30 an hour.
Yesterday 09:38 AM
Unregistered Once people complain me in URTI area that i am "uncaring doctor ". Hello, i wear mask + full PPE, aunty how to smile at you. I saw, gave you meds and mc not enough? My q still waiting outside to be cleared.

At least private can turn away patients once full or clinic close. My regular Gp even tells me " im tired in the morning , i need a rest , you come bac in the afternoon for minor procedure. and to be honest , I am perfectly fine with it. I would rather my doctor be alert and not tired. Whereas, polyclinic just squeeze you dry
14-08-2022 06:40 PM
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because the story goes that singhealth polyclinic once rejected a patient and he died of a heart attack subsequently.
Family complain and the people in singhealth ivory tower decreed henceforth that their polyclinic will not reject patients.
Doctor can die from stress but patient cannot reject. Sad hor?

my side can reject. We put up a huge board that says clinic is full so that people can see from FAR FAR away and auto dun come. Still turn up one nurse help triaged and turn away patient if they can. Of cse chest pain one we see and occasionally the bugger will tell you actually he no chest pain, but really need a MC to cover him because he got a headache and didn't turn up for work. I guess at least he is being honest instead of me wasting time doing ECG and what not.

I guess u probably doing too good a job , hence u can't clear your load. The foreigner RP from Philippines or malaysia anyhow copy and paste notes and 'cont meds, TCU 3 months' one surviving quite well if u notice. One fine example of act blur live longer. Their incompetency and possibly langauge barrier is helping them survive.

Sometimes have to do polyclinic style more la. You got m.med which means u probably know your stuff and have a fair bit of experience, internally have to triage one. Those auntie will always bring up ' chest tightness ' , ' hand numbness' , ' night time leg cramp' , ' vaginal very dry' sort of problem in addition to their 10 thousand issues.
You sit down there and go through all of them you will die.
Some of them no choice , sound like real one u have to settle but reality is a lot of them are bo liao one. Because to them asking is free mah. Wah, this doctor very friendly and seem to know his/her stuff, i better ask this time because if next time see that useless pinoy doctor everything also don't know.
You have to pretend didn't hear, anyhow explain them away or say wah, sound serious, i have to refer you to specialist at hospital but very expensive , you want? then referral letter just write ' patient request referral to neuro for numbness of fingers '.
Other times i act like a blur fumbling uncaring doctor not wanting to look at them but just stare my screen most of the time and talk while typing to get them out of the room.
Which SI i this? west side? i want to join. pay same as singhealth?
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