The Joy of Locum Work with Rural LAP

After 60 hours of night shift, locum nurse Greta Webb spent time telling us how much she has loved being a part of Rural LAP. A veteran of the program, Greta joined Rural LAP 13 years ago and confidently tells us that she has “been everywhere”. 

Reflecting on her time with Rural LAP, Greta said, “When I look at my placement record, it’s exhausting to read. But what a wonderful career I have had, I am forever grateful for this opportunity”. 

Having worked alongside thousands of nurses around Australia, Greta has provided locum relief and support for rural and remote communities who need it the most. “I am a much better nurse for all the education and knowledge I have received along the way, thanks to the different facilities and staff who have different ways of doing things”, Greta said. 

Talking about some of her highlights Greta shared with us the time that she found a scorpion catching a lift in the cuff of her jeans after attending to a vehicle rollover in Kakadu or the time she had to stop the car to let a crocodile cross the road. There was also the time her pilot vomited on her after braving a storm and running out of fuel just before coming to land in Broome. The experiences truly are once in a lifetime with Rural LAP. 

Greta also made special mention of the amazing Royal Flying Doctor Service doctors who have stepped in to help when she was on call in remote locations. And fondly remembers the Indigenous Elders and their families that she has had the opportunity to learn from, care for and assist throughout her time in the Northern Territory.

When asked what Greta likes most about being a Rural LAP locum she said, “Are you kidding me it has been the best ride of my life”. 

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