A team of opticians who are in the field themselves; who have first-hand experience & insight to the difficulties faced by locums in the trade
A team of accountants who are specialised in accounting for sole traders and limited companies with a keen interest in the optical trade.
LOCUMKIT was born as a result of problems we as opticians have encountered. We wanted to make a change that would free us the burden of admin work, that would allow us to feel better about the profession, that would help bring the optical trade up to date with the digital age. We saw the following as crucial in order to achieve our objective:
The optical profession in the UK is changing rapidly and whilst we cannot have a direct influence in that, we want to provide all the tools of the ‘Digital age’ to the locums to help them embrace the changes.
We live in a time where processes are being automated, however the optical industry is still functioning within the stone age, with agencies acting as middlemen, with locums going home and writing down their income and expenses for the day.
Why can’t we have a technical advanced recruitment platform? Why can’t we have a bespoke book keeping software?
We can and we strongly believe LOCUMKIT is the solution, offering all the above at reasonable prices; all whilst promoting the professions image.
Automation has the potential to free a locum’s time
Our system will learn and analyse
I booked work through ‘the locumkit’. I was sent an email of the practice and the days which were available. The place I worked was no more than a 15 minute drive from my home. Booking was straightforward and my locum days were confirmed within a matter on minutes
Jaimini Patel (Locum Optometrist)
|A bespoke matching algorithm||• On registration, locums and employers would input their specific requirements & skills.
• When employers post a job, our algorithms would then work to find matching locums, notifying only those where there is successful matching.
|Full transparency between locums and employers||• With agencies acting as middle man, most opticians feel that there is a lack of total transparency. With LOCUMKIT there is total transparency as the communication is between the locum and employer direct.
− Issue: In the current system there is either no collation of feedback or it is based on conversion rates.
− Solution: LOCUMKIT offers a feedback platform where locums are judged on their clinical skills and professionalism
− Benefit: We at LOCUMKIT aim to increase clinical competition by this and also hope to give some power to locums as they will also leave feedback for employers on their professionalism.
− Issue: opticians and employers have both reported dissatisfaction with late cancellations
− Solution: LOCUMKIT records cancellation data and adds it to the respective members (locum or employers) profile. This is then notified to future stakeholders, enabling them to make an informed decision on whether they want to accept the locum/employer.
− Benefit: we at LOCUMKIT hope that this can act as a deterrent for last minute cancellation from locums and employers.
|Accounting||• Integrated financial software that is tailored to the optical trade instead of an off-the-shelf package with the sole aim of increasing locums’ efficiency and productivity.|
|Experience and highly qualified team||• LOCUMKIT is not built by a team of recruiters or accountants. It is built by locum opticians for locum opticians. We have used our years of experience in the trade to provide a revolutionising product for our fellow professionals.
• LOCUMKIT’s integrated finance module is built using the knowledge of a dual qualified optician and chartered accountant, who has used his knowledge of both the professions to produce a bespoke accounting module. He and his team will be in hand to assist all members with their accounting and financial needs.
I was referred to Locumkit via a friend. Since registering with them i have been getting jobs regularly. I was also intrigued by their various locum management tools. Now I use Locumkit for managing almost all my locum bookings, my income and expenses and have switched to Locumkit as my accountants also. Getting to do everything through the app saves me a lot of time.
Asif Ali (Locum)
LOCUMKIT – How it can benefit me as a locum?
With our integrated dashboard locums can:
With our integrated finance module locums can:
With our Locum Logbook locums can:
LOCUMKIT – How it can benefit me as an employer?
I run an Independent chain and own multiple practices. Consequently, i need locum cover regularly and more often than not, at very short notice. Locumkit have been very helpful finding locums for me. Their large network of locums makes it much easier to source a locum last minute and the best thing is these guys don’t charge any fees!
Haris (Owner of Multiple Independent Opticians)
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Phone 07452 998 238