If you hold one of qualifications listed below you are eligible to work in New Zealand as a locum tenens specialist in general medicine for up to twelve months. You are also eligible to apply for vocational registration, which has no restriction on the time you can work in New Zealand. However, qualification criteria can change at the discretion of the New Zealand Medical Council at any time. Please feel free to contact your Ochre Recruitment consultant to check whether your qualifications are still current.
The approved specialist qualifications in Medicine are:
For sub-specialties you will need to hold also the relevant specialist qualification for your sub-specialty.
Doctors who hold a specialist qualification in internal medicine, but not one of those listed above may still be eligible to apply for vocational registration in New Zealand at consultant level.
Doctors without vocational qualifications, but who have worked in internal medicine for a minimum of 30 hours per week for at least 33 out of the last 48 months in one of the following comparable health countries, are eligible to work in New Zealand at Medical Officer of Specialist Scale (MOSS) or registrar level, depending on your level of training and experience.
Comparable Health System countries are:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Norway, Republic of Ireland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States of America.
Each case is different, and there are several pathways to registration in New Zealand. Register with us to have an in-depth assessment of your eligibility and registration options with one of our consultants.
Medical Registrars Start Date: March 2020 for up to 12 months Rates: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications The Position As a Medical Registrar, you will belong to a close knit, diverse team. Their Medical Registrar, RACP accredited runs include: Internal Medicine, Rehabilitation, Radiation Oncology, Respiratory, Rheumatology, Respiratory, Renal, Endocrinology, Haematology, Neurology, Cardiology, Older People's Health, ICU and Gastroenterology. In addition to this, Medical Registrars are encouraged to get involved with simulation training of House Officers. Medical Registrars work closely with the RMO Unit, and are actively involved in the maintenance of their own rosters.hcare to a large geographical area, ensuring your exposure to a wide range of work. The Location Located in a vibrant and friendly city in a beautiful natural setting. A strong local arts and music scene, frequent sporting events and cultural festivals, great s... Read More
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General Medical Physician Start Date: March 2020 Rates: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications The Position Interested in an exciting opportunity for a General Medical Physician? Picture yourself in sunny Northland with some of the most spectacular scenery NZ has to offer and an unparalleled work life balance. An excellent relocation package is available to bring you and your family. You could be a General Physician or combine the role with any sub-specialty. You would be joining a team of 16 physicians who work across both Acute Medicine and subspecialty ambulatory services. You will also possess FRACP or an equivalent qualification. Trainees within a few months of completing FRACP training are welcome to express an interest. The Location A relaxed, gorgeous region. With a sub-tropical climate there is a vast array of delicious fresh produce available locally, including top quality fruit and local wines. The region has stunning... Read More
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General Medicine Physician Start Date: April 2020 Rates: Negotiable depending on skills and qualifications The Position Our client is looking for a general medicine physician, with or without subspecialty interest or qualification, who wishes to work in a young and dynamic department of predominantly New Zealand trained physicians. You would join a team of seven physicians sharing equally in the acute roster, providing both inpatient and outpatient services. There is ample opportunity to participate in their departmental teaching programme which amounts to four hours each week, and they have close links with the University of Otago as witnessed by the number of students that train here. For physicians who are dual trained there is opportunity to accommodate ongoing sub-speciality practice. The Location Located in a famously friendly city – with the community feeling of a smaller place and all the culture and entertainment opportunities of a la... Read More
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