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Specialists in Public Hospitals

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What is a normal length of contract?

Contracts have traditionally been of no less than 3 years duration in other than in identifiable circumstances. Pre-existing Certified Agreements often place minimum terms on contracts. The usual minimum is 3 years.

A number of health services employ specialists on ongoing contracts, rather than for limited terms.

Contracts of 5 years duration are common.

It is common for specialists in their first year as a consultant to be employed on a one year contract (on probation) before moving to longer contracts.

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