Healthcare staffing platform, ProLocums has officially launched to revolutionise Nigeria’s healthcare staffing system.
With its mission to bridge the gap in the healthcare industry, ProLocums aims to transform how healthcare professionals connect with locum opportunities that match their expertise and availability.
ProLocums is set to offer a wide range of opportunities for medical doctors, medical officers, dentists, pharmacists, midwives, optometrists, nurses, medical lab scientists, physiotherapists, veterinary doctors, auxiliary nurses, pharmacy technicians, and dental assistants.
Over the years, Nigeria’s healthcare sector has been confronted with many challenges ranging from a dearth of qualified professionals, and lack of coordination to issues connected with welfare and salaries.
These challenges have led to a significant number of the country’s healthcare practitioners seeking greener pastures beyond the shore of the continent, resulting in gaps within the local healthcare workforce.
In 2019, Nigerian Medical Associations (NMA) expressed concern over the deplorable state of healthcare services in the country. Data from NMA reveals that approximately 3,000 to 3,500 doctors graduate from medical colleges yearly, nevertheless, there is still a significant portion of them within the unemployed bracket.
In recent years, the rate of underemployment among doctors has reached approximately 65%, with similar challenges faced by nurses, midwives, and other healthcare practitioners.
In light of this, ProLocums is launching into Nigeria’s healthcare landscape as a guiding light and a source of hope for healthcare professionals by offering a comprehensive platform that connects professionals with locum opportunities across the country.
With its offering, ProLocums is on a mission to reduce unemployment and underemployment rates among Nigeria’s healthcare practitioners as it offers a solid source of sustainability
The platform’s connectivity extends beyond immediate communities, providing practitioners with the means to work in areas with the greatest need.
The platform’s user-friendly interface simplifies the process of finding locum opportunities, as it ensures that healthcare professionals can focus on what they do best—providing exceptional care to patients.
According to the founder, the idea behind ProLocums is to bridge the gap in healthcare staffing through offering better value to clients and a completely free, and unmatched service for healthcare professionals.
“We are excited to introduce ProLocums to the Nigerian healthcare community,”said Feyi Adeyemi, a healthcare practitioner, and the Chief Executive Officer of ProLocums.
“Our platform is designed to empower healthcare professionals by providing them with convenient and efficient access to locum opportunities that align with their expertise and schedules.”, the CEO added.
Key features of ProLocums platform include:
Intelligent Matchmaking: Powered by advanced algorithms, ProLocum’s platform swiftly matches healthcare professionals with positions that align with their qualifications and preferences, reducing the time and effort required for recruitment.
Seamless Platform: The platform offers a seamless and hassle-free process from start to finish. ProLocums’ user-friendly platform simplifies applying for locum shifts, going on-call, submitting timesheets, and uploading documents 24/7.
Flexibility: The platform empowers healthcare professionals with a robust calendar management system, offering control and flexibility over their schedules.
Reliability: The platform also offers better value to our clients and provides a completely free and unmatched service to healthcare professionals. With a dedication to full regulatory compliance, continuous improvement, innovation, and a steadfast commitment to quality, safety, and learning.
Transparent Communication: Fostering transparent communication between healthcare professionals and facilities, ProLocums promotes collaboration and trust throughout the staffing journey.
Benefits of ProLocums to Business Owners
Quality patient care
Reduced administrative burden
Flexibility in operations
Access to a wide talent pool
Feyi added that the following updates will soon be available on the platform:
Enhanced user experience
Expanded specialties and services
Increased security measures
Integration with healthcare systems
Booking via App for hospitals other healthcare centres and lots more
ProLocums is now open for registration to healthcare professionals and facilities across Nigeria. To learn more about ProLocums please visit here.
Healthcare professionals can also join the ProLocums service for free by registering here or via the native app available on both iOS and Android.
ProLocums takes pride in offering a comprehensive and accessible platform that caters to the diverse needs of the healthcare workforce, promoting flexibility and career advancement.