Para Consultant - Jennie Mathews
Jennie has a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) and has over 6 years of experience working overseas in the Human Resources sector. Jennie joined Wavelength in August 2018 as a Float Para Consultant and a year later was appointed as Para Consultant for the Specialists O&G/Paeds desk
How would you describe your work day?
Adventurous. Every day is different and that is the best part of the job. New challenges present new opportunities to find new solutions. I am here to support recruiters, doctors, and clients to the best of my ability with any required logistics/administration.
What are your main activities in a typical work day?
I start my day by touching base with doctors who are currently on an assignment offered by Wavelength and updating the Recruitment Consultants of their responses. Then I conduct background checks on alerted new leads and advise recruiters to contact the candidates for interview and possible locum opportunities across Australia and New Zealand.
A major portion of my day involves advertising job vacancies received from hospitals. On an average day we receive about 5-10 vacancies to post and these need to be advertised immediately with specific details, so that our doctors know what to expect from the job.
Credentialing is another priority task I handle for each placement. Once the job has been secured the next step involves liaising with both the doctors and the clients to finalize the paperwork requirements. I also work closely with our Travel Agent (Concierge) for any required travel arrangements, secure logistics and settlement of payments. I also step in when required to cover any other Para Consultant desk that needs admin support.
How important is team work to you?
It is the heart of the game. To ensure that work flows smoothly within the business, teamwork is essential. I have personally seen how Wavelength employees (Wavies) come together to work as a team to deliver the best experience for our clients. Discussions with doctors, clients and businesses helps us understand where we can add more value. Any information received by the team is shared with other units within the business.
What do you enjoy most about working at Wavelength?
Definitely the people and the culture. Everyone is willing to give a helping hand. Whether you are a new employee or have been with the company for a while, it all adds up to one big happy Wavie family. Being a warm person myself, I prefer to be in an environment with genuine people and I can see that quality in every single Wavie. Also when our clients and candidates are satisfied with our service that makes me happy.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Being a spontaneous person, I rarely make plans. On the spur of the moment I might decide to go for a coastal walk, visit a random new place, visit friends and family, play a new sport and the list goes on.