Work for Perth's leading after hours provider
Take home up to $257 per home visit or up to $152 per telehealth consultation.
That’s double what you would earn at a bulk billing service.
Why work in after hours home care and telehealth?
We’re the after hours home care and telehealth industry leader, offering the best working arrangements and remuneration – and the highest standard of care to our patients.
Flexible Work Packages to Suit You
Whether you’re looking for extra work to top up your income or a whole new lifestyle, we’ve got long and short daytime, evening and overnight shifts available. You can do either home visits, telehealth or both in the same shift, it’s totally up to you.
Perth's preferred After Hours Provider
Over 120 GP Practices in Perth trust us to care for their patients when they are not available. Regular patients of our affiliated GP Practices get medicare rebates for telehealth at Night Doctor, which means we can charge a gap and still have busy shifts.
General Practice experience
Are you considering a career in General Practice but don’t know what to expect? After hours locuming allows you to get a feel for General Practice within a clinically supported environment so that you can be certain it is the right career for you.
Work in Area MM1
Because after hours urgent care is an area of workforce shortage, even if you would normally be restricted from working in an MM1 region (like those under a 10-year moratorium), with Night Doctor you can work in a metro area.
Return to General Practice
Are you a General Practitioner, returning after an extended period of leave or time in another role? With flexible work arrangements and no concerns around managing a patient base, Night Doctor is the perfect stepping stone back into General Practice.
Travel and work
Travelling Australia and want to work and earn along the way? Considering a locum stint in Perth while exploring everything this beautiful region has to offer? Whatever your travel plans are, Night Doctor is the perfect work + travel opportunity.
How much can I earn?
Night Doctor is a private billing service, allowing us to provide better care and higher pay. By asking patients to pay a gap we’re able to provide a higher quality of service to them. From shorter wait times to simply better care—and better remuneration for our doctors. Set your own hours and arrange your own support with packages tailored to you. If you plan on doing home visits, you can provide your own driver, car and equipment or have us organise it all.
Your exact take home pay per consultation is determined by your level of training, the time / day / type of consult and whether the patient’s condition is urgent and needs to be assessed before the end of the after hours period. Like all things Medicare, its complicated! But to compare how much you could earn per patient at Night Doctor compared with a bulk biling competitor, we’ve put together a super short quiz.
How Does It Work?
Clinical support, always available
Working at Night Doctor means you’re never alone, and you’ll always have support available.
Whenever you’re working a shift, you’ll have a highly experienced GP Fellow only a phone call away, whenever you need them.
Not only will you receive the clinical support you need to provide optimal care to your patients, you’ll be supported to up-skill and get the most from your time at Night Doctor.
Our supervisors can even help support you preparing for your the Fellowship exams.
If you’re in training, returning to General Practice, or looking to make a career change, we’ll support you through every shift.
What Makes Night Doctor Different
Frequently Asked Questions
When you undertake a home visit (and some telehealth), you are eligible to claim a rebate from Medicare. If working in a 100% bulk billing service, this is the only money you are paid. For a private billing service like Night Doctor, an additional (out-of-pocket) gap fee is paid by the patient which substantially increases your earnings for each patient that you see.
You can. We charge all patients a gap as standard (unless they are a veteran with DVA Gold cover) and this substantially boosts your income. However, you can choose to bulk bill any patient – this is entirely your discretion.
No. Some bulk billing services might tell you this, but it’s not true! In fact, unfortunately, we are regularly having to turn patients away. There are a few things you should know:
- We have by far the best reputation out of the home visiting services in Perth (see our Google reviews to see what patients think about us); there are many patients that are happy to pay for a high quality service.
- Over the last couple of years there has been a substantial reduction in the availability of after hours home visit services in Perth, following the closure of multiple services, the last closure being DoctorDoctor in December 2021. Reduced availability of other services has significantly increased demand for our service.
- If patients are unable or unwilling to pay, rather than simply turn these patients away, we offer these cases out to our doctors, who can choose to bulk bill them for a home visit. Whilst most patients are willing to pay a gap you do have the option of bulk billing if you choose, giving you the best of both worlds.
No, it’s entirely your choice. All patients undergo a COVID screen before being booked. If you do choose to visit a potential or confirmed COVID case, you have access to full PPE. You also have the option to offer a telehealth appointment as an alternative means of consulting the patient.
Yes you can. We offer mixed home visit and telehealth shifts as well as telehealth-only shifts that you can work from home. Telehealth allows our doctors to manage many conditions, including patients who are COVID contacts are in quarantine or have COVID symptoms, and as a private billing service, you will earn great telehealth rates.
You will be managing acute presentations that are commonly seen in General Practice or the lower acuity area of the Emergency Department
Night Doctor is an urgent care service rather than a General Practice service. You will not be managing patient’s chronic health conditions, and in fact, regulations require that you stay away from managing chronic conditions and instead refer patients back to their regular GP if this is required.
For conditions that require ongoing management, you will either refer to the regular GP, or to the Emergency Department if more urgent investigations and management are required.
A GP is available at all times for clinical support. You are never alone and you will up-skill significantly during your time at Night Doctor. Support is provided over the phone, over video, or using pictures (e.g. a rash query), depending on the clinical situation.
After hours has a history of some services and doctors undertaking non-compliant billing practises, which has tarnished the industry. This is extremely unfortunate, as most GPs do not work after hours and are reliant on an industry that has imploded as the result of rorting billing practises. This has been bad for doctors and bad for patients.
Unfortunately, some inappropriate billing practises continue to be promoted to this day by some services and so you should understand your obligations under Medicare and choose to work for a service that actively promotes Medicare compliance processes.
There are several things to be aware of. Firstly, you should always be in charge of your billing decisions; avoid working for services that make billing decisions for you.
Beware of services that bill urgent items for all patients that are reviewed after hours. Medicare certainly do not believe all after hours presentations are urgent and after many years of experience providing after hours care, we don’t either.
Documentation is key for Medicare compliance; most doctors fall foul of Medicare because they have not documented appropriately. Therefore you need to work for a service that has adequate triaging procedures and allow you to document your billing decisions.
All of our processes are designed with compliance in mind.
First and foremost we are a private billing service. This removes any incentive to bill inappropriately as there is no reliance on claiming high dollar rebates from Medicare to earn a great income.
It is important that you understand your obligations before undertaking work and claiming from Medicare, so we provide comprehensive and transparent information to our doctors during the onboarding process.
Our app puts your in control of your own billings and makes compliance simple and efficient, by allowing you to triage your own patients (which is required by Medicare to determine correct billing decisions), select the correct billings items that apply to your patients and ensure you are providing adequate documentation, as required by Medicare.
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