Are you a specialist that has finally completed their education (And training period), and is looking to finally put their skills to use? In that case, the general answer might be to find a spot at a hospital, or if you are specialist of specific fields such as obstetrics and gynaecology, you might be able to secure an independent practice as well. If a post at a hospital does not sound like the ideal answer for you – and if an independent practice seems also impossible to you – what are you to do? Fear not – there are other options as well. One that has become popular in recent years is becoming part of a multidisciplinary centre, and you might be interested in finding one as well.A multidisciplinary centre, simply put, is a managed specialist practice Brisbane where several specialists come together to form a clinic that provides specialist services. The difference between this and a hospital is often in terms of the more regulated shifts and salary you receive, but beyond these, there are quite a few upsides to working at a specialist centre:
- Speed – the processes at a specialist centre are often far speedier than those of a hospital. The use of good private practice management software and the lack of bureaucracy and unnecessary levels of administration makes specialist centres capable of testing and treating patients far more quickly. This is also favourable to the residing doctors, as they can quickly assess the condition of a patient and direct the appropriate treatment measures.
- Transparency – specialist centres can be more transparent with their processes, policies and procedures because the administrative personnel is limited, and the data about patients is seamlessly integrated into the system the centre is making use of. Patients can easily request information about the treatment course they are receiving, and can also have a say in it.
- Teamwork – as was previously mentioned, a specialist centre has several specialists working within separate compartments. This does not mean that each specialist works alone, but rather, it ensures that a proper teamwork is present between the specialists. As opposed to references and non-direct communication, working at a specialist centre ensures that each specialist can collaborate to treat patients and exchange information.
- Satisfaction – patients and doctors alike at a specialist centre tend to be far more satisfied than their counterparts at hospitals. This is because most hospitals tend to be slow and difficult to navigate. Patients are directed from one location to another without much say in their situation, and specialists do not much time to talk and look into the issues of their patients.