ProLocums, a healthcare staffing platform, has officially launched its revolutionary healthcare staffing solution in Nigeria.
With a strong focus on a pressing challenge in the healthcare sector, ProLocums aims to transform how healthcare professionals connect with locum opportunities that match their expertise and availability.
Its mission is to bridge the gap in the healthcare industry by offering 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.
The Nigerian healthcare sector has grappled with numerous difficulties, including a shortage of skilled professionals, inadequate coordination, and issues related to salaries and welfare.
These challenges have resulted in a significant portion of healthcare practitioners seeking employment opportunities abroad, leaving gaps in the local healthcare workforce.
According to the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), approximately 3,000 to 3,500 doctors graduate from medical colleges annually.
However, despite the importance of these professionals, a significant portion of them remain unemployed.
In recent years, the underemployment rate among doctors has reached approximately 65%, with similar challenges faced by nurses, midwives, and other healthcare practitioners.
ProLocums enters the Nigerian 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, ProLocums aims to reduce unemployment and underemployment rates among healthcare practitioners.
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, ensuring that healthcare professionals can focus on what they do best—providing exceptional care to patients.
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.
“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.”
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: It empowers healthcare professionals with a robust calendar management system, offering control and flexibility over their schedules.
Reliability: The healthtech startup offers better value to its clients and provides a completely free and unmatched service to healthcare professionals.
“We’re dedicated to full regulatory compliance, continuous improvement, innovation, and a steadfast commitment to quality, safety, and learning”, the CEO said.
Transparent Communication: Fostering transparent communication between healthcare professionals and facilities, ProLocums promotes collaboration and trust throughout the staffing journey.
ProLocums is now open for registration to healthcare professionals and facilities across Nigeria.
More about ProLocums:
ProLocums is a new locum service for Nigeria. The startup specialises in helping Nigerian and expat Healthcare professionals find additional shifts based on their profession and availability.
They work with medical doctors, medical officers, dentists, pharmacists, midwives, optometrists, nurses, medical lab scientists, physiotherapists, veterinary doctors, auxiliary nurses, pharmacy technicians, and dental assistants.