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.
Respiratory SMO Start Date: October 2019 Rates: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications The Position Our client provides secondary level care for patients with respiratory and sleep disorders on an inpatient, outpatient and domiciliary basis throughout the Canterbury Region. Working 24 hours per week initially, you would be one of 12 Respiratory Physicians on the team. There may be the possibility of increasing the number of hours in the role in the future. They are seeking a permanent, part-time Respiratory Physician with an interest in Sleep Medicine to join their team. To be considered for this position your qualifications will be eligible for specialist physician registration with the New Zealand Medical Council. Appropriate qualifications/experience in Respiratory Medicine is a must, and a similar level of training in Sleep Medicine is highly desirable. You will also be a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physician... Read More
Permanent Cardiologist Start Date: October 2019 Rates: Negotiable based on experience and qualifications The Position A vacancy has become available for a consultant Cardiologist/ General Physician. The successful applicant will join an exciting team of highly experienced physicians with subspecialty qualifications in Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology and Respiratory and Obstetric medicine. Cardiac services are provided within general medicine and it includes delivery of inpatient Cardiology support on CCU, dedicated specialist cardiology clinics and a range of non invasive diagnostic modalities (ambulatory cardiac monitoring, 2D/3D transthoracic ECHO, trans-oesophageal ECHO, contrast echocardiography, CT coronary angiography). In addition to supporting and further developing non invasive diagnostics, it is hoped that the successful applicant will participate in the acute general medicine on call roster for part of the year. This rol... Read More
Haematology SMO and Clinical Director Start Date: October 2019 Rates: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications The Position Our client has an exciting opportunity for a Consultant Haematologist with a clinical focus to join their well established team. Whilst this vacancy relates to a Senior Medical Officer (SMO) role there is also an opportunity for a suitably experienced SMO to take on the role of Clinical Director. Their Haematology Service provides comprehensive clinical haematology and laboratory haematology services to a large and culturally diverse population of nearly 600,000 people in the west and north of Auckland. Clinical areas include malignant haematology, a large thrombosis service as well as general haematology. In addition to the clinical and laboratory service they also have a large and active research team, which is well recognised nationally and internationally. This strong research focus allows them to provide... Read More
Rheumatologist and General Medicine SMO Summary: * Excellent opportunities for diverse career development * Exciting time of growth following redesign * Beautiful and accessible location Start Date: October 2019 Rates: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications The Position As part of the ongoing commitment to our community and staff of "Best Care for Everyone", General Medicine and Rheumatology is entering an exciting future and they are seeking the best General Medicine/Rheumatologists to help them to achieve their aim of becoming the national leader of healthcare services in New Zealand. Our client provides a comprehensive range of medical subspecialties and general medicine positions can be linked to a variety of subspecialty interests. The Location Located north of Auckland. Close to all the beaches and a naval base. Easy drive to the CBD, relaxed commute to the harbor. Lots of opportunities to explore, catch a ferry to travel ... Read More
Permanent Dermatologist Start Date: October 2019 Rates: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications The Position Our client is currently seeking interest for Permanent Dermatologist starting October 2019. You would be joining a small, supportive and friendly team, including three other SMOs. The Dermatology Service is predominantly an outpatient clinic service, both adult and paediatric, but also includes dermatology in-patient care and referrals from other specialties. It is a medically based practice with some minor surgery involved. There is comprehensive plastic surgical support as required for the management of complex skin cancers. The dermatology department is actively involved in the teaching of dermatology to medical students and has a dermatology registrar trainee. As a teaching hospital, research and related activities are encouraged. The Location Based in a vibrant, cosmopolitan city, with a multi-cultural feel and excell... Read More
Locum Physician-Internal Medicine Dates: Jan to June 2020 Rates: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications The Position Our client is seeking a Locum Anaesthetist to join their team from Jan to June 2020. You will be performing Clinics and Theatre Sessions with on-call. The Location Located in a beautiful provincial centre on the East Coast of the North Island, NZ with approximately 162,000 population. It enjoys stunning scenery and a temperate climate with sunny dry summers. The district with approximately 162,000 population enjoys exceptional schools, restaurants and wineries and hosts frequent cultural events. They're unlimited opportunities for outdoor and sporting pursuits. Essential Criteria: To apply for this position you must hold or be eligible for vocational scope of practice in Internal Medicine with the Medical Council of New Zealand. Take your medical career to the next level with Ochre Recruitment, one of Australasia'... Read More
Geriatrician Consultant Start Date: September 2019 Rates: Negotiable based on experience and qualifications The Position Our client is looking for a dynamic Specialist Geriatrician with great skills to join the Older Persons and Rehabilitation team. Their excellent team is based in a purpose built 16-bedded ward that provides care for older patients and those requiring rehabilitation or who have suffered a stroke. The team consists of one other geriatrician, a geriatric nurse specialist, a registrar and house officer as well an excellent interdisciplinary team of allied health professionals and nurses. They are committed to providing the best outcomes for their patients. You may be expected to participate in the weekend acute medical call roster. The Location The district is well known for its other outdoor recreation options including tramping, cycling, mountain biking as well as lake and river water sports such as boating and kayaking. Rotor... Read More
Specialist Geriatrician Start Date: September 2019 Rates: Negotiable based on experience and qualifications The Position Our client is seeking a full-time (1.0 FTE) specialist geriatrician to provide coverage starting September 2019. The specialist geriatrician will join their experienced team of geriatricians, nurses and allied health professionals. They are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic and forward thinking colleague who is committed to helping them achieve their goal for the district of older people living well with frailty. The Location Located a couple hours from the ski fields of the North Island, wonderful wine country and the coolest little capital in the world, Palmerston North boasts fine dining, a world class university and a wonderful semi-rural lifestyle of its own. Essential Criteria: To apply for this position you must hold or be eligible for vocational scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand. Take your ... Read More
Consultant Ophthalmologist - Paediatric Summary: * Further your interest in specialist Paediatric and general ophthalmic services! * Gain exposure and experience in a hospital setting! * Part time hours to suit your lifestyle! Start Date: September 2019 Rates: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications The Position An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Consultant Ophthalmologist to provide specialist Paediatric and general ophthalmic service for the elective and emergency ophthalmology service. Working alongside a large team of part-time and full-time Consultants providing tertiary sub-specialist provision in all areas of Ophthalmology you will enjoy working in a collaborative and cohesive team. You will also have the opportunity to engage in teaching in a major teaching and research centre, with strong links with the University of Auckland. This is a permanent part time position working 20 - 30 hours per week. The Location Close... Read More
Permanent General Physician Start Date: September 2019 Rates: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications The Position An exciting opportunity for energetic, enthusiastic General Physician, with sub-speciality interest in infectious diseases, is currently available at Northland hospital. The service has a coronary care unit with five beds, three medical wards with 56 beds and a spacious outpatient facility. The hospital prides itself on having a comfortable collegial atmosphere with great rapport across specialities. Work in this fast paced environment is offset by slow paced relaxation with breath-taking scenic coastal areas and exciting recreational activities awaiting you. 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 beaches, native bush and plenty of opportunity to get in... Read More
Rural Hospital Medical Specialists Start Date: September 2019 Rates: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications The Position Our client is looking for enthusiastic Rural Hospital Medical Specialists/Medical Officers to join our vibrant and friendly team. It is a perfect time to join their team with a redevelopment currently underway that will include facilitites for an Accident & Medical Department, Radiology, After-Hours GP and Medical Ward. The new facilities will be opened in December 2019. This position would suit a Specialist / Medical Officer with Rural Health experience or GP All-Rounder with some Emergency Medicine experience. A generous salary package will be offered that includes substantial support for Continuing Medical Education. The Location Located in one of the premier places to live in New Zealand and is ideally situated for those who like to work, rest and play - beautiful beaches and stunning scenery with great co... Read More
Consultant Haematologist Start Date: September 2019 Rates: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications The Position A key component of this role will be your ability to contribute to the team of clinicians overseeing the inpatient and outpatient management of the patients undergoing treatment for acute leukemia, high grade lymphoma etc. in addition to all other malignant and non-malignant haematological disorders. Acting as a mentor and positive role model, you will contribute to teaching/training at an undergraduate and postgraduate level. Here you will become one of the team of 6 Haematologists working within the Southern Blood and Cancer Service in the lower South Island. You will contribute to the provision of safe, best practice, cost effective clinical and laboratory services to patients referred to their Clinical and Laboratory Haematology Department. The Location Located in the southernmost city in New Zealand's South Island ... Read More
Physician - General Medicine Start Date: September 2019 Rates: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications The Position Our client now wants to expand their service which currently comprises of 4 teams of 5 Consultant Physicians or part-timers to make up 20 0.75 FTE posts. Each ward-based team of 5 Consultants has in addition 3 Registrars and 3 House Officers. They have taken over another ward so need to expand their workforce. They are also looking to adopt an acute physician role. There is the flexibility for consultants to work for the service for the entire year or for part of the year (minimum 3 months). As a Consultant Physician, you will work a rotation with three clinical weeks followed by two weeks on a non-clinical week devoted to additional duties such as teaching, relieving absent SMOs plus continuing medical education prior to the weekend on call. The Location Close to all the beaches and a naval base. Easy drive to the ... Read More
General Physician Start Date: September/October 2019 Rates: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications The Position Our client is seeking applications for an additional Consultant Physician in General Medicine to join an existing team of 6 Physicians with sub-specialty interest and 2 Consultant Cardiologists. You can have a career with diverse cases and a lifestyle of your choice right on your back door! Set apart by the most temperate climate and beautiful natural surroundings of the North Island East Coast of New Zealand. The Location Situated in a region well known for its great climate, relaxed lifestyle and beautiful beaches, this is a sophisticated and friendly small city. There is plenty of adventure to be had - diving, fishing, river rafting, surfing, and hiking for starters. The thriving culture of the region makes for some fascinating and unique cultural experiences. The region's flourishing internationally-regarded wine i... Read More
Specialist Medical Officer ARHOP Start Date: August/September 2019 Rates: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications The Position Our client requires Specialist Medical Officer ARHOP starting August/September 2019. You will be working in a vibrant and dynamic department made up of committed health professionals who are completely engaged in the process of delivering quality care to elderly from a multicultural diverse population group. Their department has a unique Orthogeriatric team with bone density services as part of the service, providing the opportunity for learning osteoporosis management and bone density measurement related skills. They also have very comprehensive community geriatrics team and memory team. The Location Based in a vibrant, cosmopolitan city, with a multi-cultural feel and excellent entertainment opportunities. The arts and culture scene is superb and restaurants and bars offer all the world's cuisine has to... Read More
Permanent General Physician Summary: * Full time, permanent role. 1 in 5 on call roster. * Six weeks annual leave * Access to up-to ten days and a $16,000 allowance towards your CME Start Date: August/ September 2019 Rates: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications The Position Our client is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic General Physician to join the Department of Medicine providing medical services to the population of approximately 40,000 in the Marlborough region. The successful applicant will support and complement the existing Medical Team providing Acute General Inpatient Medicine, on a rostered basis, and outpatient services. The Location Situated at the top of the South Island, it is well known for its temperate climate, award winning wineries, stunning scenery and outdoor pursuits - all available within minutes of the town centre. The Marlborough region offers exceptional lifestyle opportunities which support work/l... Read More
Physician - Internal Medicine Start Date: September 2019 Rates: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications The Position Our client is looking for an individual with skills in general medicine and care of the elderly to join one of their ward-based teams in the general medical service. The applicant will have a broad range of skills and be comfortable dealing with the care of undifferentiated presentations to acute medicine. They will be able to provide clinical leadership to the multidisciplinary team, with a commitment to continuous quality improvement. The general medicine department looks after more than 8000 admissions per year, across 3 medical wards and a 20 bed acute assessment unit. The group has a strong collegial relationship and comprises 25 physicians across a number of specialties. The role is set at 1.0 FTE, but applications for a part time role will be considered. The focus will be ward based care of acute presentatio... Read More
Permanent Chief Medical Officer Start Date: 1 September 2019 Rates: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications The Position Our client is seeking applications for a chief medical officer based on the lower west coast of New Zealand's North Island. This is an exciting opportunity to really impact on medical services within a progressive, provincial secondary level hospital. Supported by a committed and highly professional group of medical directors and heads of departments, you will have the rare opportunity to lead and manage the continual improvement of clinical quality with, and for, medical staff, services and the organisation. As chief medical officer you will be a critical member of the executive management team, reporting directly to the chief executive. Working collaboratively with the chief executive, director of nursing, director of allied health, scientific and technical services, director of Māori health and equity, gener... Read More
Specialist Dermatologist Start Date: September 2019 Rates: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications The Position Our client requires a suitably qualified Specialist Dermatologist (preferably with dermatological surgery experience) to join their team. You must be either registered or eligible for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. The position requires supervision of advanced trainees, dermatology nurses and medical students. This is a challenging role which demands outstanding professional skills, commitment to the specialty and a vision of providing a team-based service founded on excellence in all aspects of the business. The Dermatology service provides predominantly medical dermatology care to a population of 350,000 patients and tertiary services to 850,000. The service is based in North Island, with both physical outreach clinics and teledermatology services. The Location Located on the North Is... Read More
Permanent SMO Rural Start Date: September 2019 Rates: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications The Position Our client is looking for a Permanent SMO Rural starting September 2019. Rural hospital medicine is determined by its social context, the rural environment, the demands of which include professional and geographic isolation, limited resources and special cultural and sociological factors. It is invariable practised at a distance from comprehensive specialist medical and surgical services and investigations. The Location Located in the southernmost city in New Zealand's South Island and is renowned for its friendly and unhurried pace of life and strong sense of community. There are abundant sports and other amenities, educational (primary through tertiary) facilities, as well as a vibrant arts and cultural scene. Close by are national parks and summer and winter playgrounds that are part of Queenstown and Central Otago. Essen... Read More
Permanent Geriatrician Start Date: September 2019 Rates: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications The Position Our client is looking for full-time and part-time, both short term, and long term Geriatricians to join their team of committed and dedicated clinicians. Experience and interest in community medicine would be desirable along with an interest in providing support to regional areas, including the West Coast. They work within well-resourced interdisciplinary teams and alongside supportive clinical leaders and managers. The service prides itself on their focus on patient-centred care and they provide an excellent training experience to medical students and junior doctors. They support and encourage involvement in clinical research, quality improvement and development of innovative ways of working. The Location Located in a beautiful coastal city with easy access to the mountains. Known as a garden city it has beautiful parks ... Read More
Rural Hospital Specialist/Clinical Lead Start Date: August/September 2019 Rates: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications The Position Seeking a Rural Hospital Specialist/Clinical Lead to provide coverage starting August/September 2019. The role of the Rural Hospital Specialist / Clinical Lead is to provide medical care to acutely ill patients in the Accident & Medical department as well as the management of inpatients on the General Ward. The range of medical care managed at Kaitaia Hospital is complex and interesting. The hospital provides care for some 25,000 people as well as the huge influx of tourists in the summer period. Our ideal candidate has experience as a Clinical Lead of a rural hospital with excellent knowledge of medical staff, rostering and day to day running's of a busy hospital. A generous salary package includes substantial support for Continuing Medical Education. The Location A small town in the Far North Dis... Read More
Permanent Gastroenterologist Start Date: September 2019 Rates: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications The Position Our client is open to applications from newly qualified through to experienced physicians. Their Gastroenterology Department provides comprehensive secondary and tertiary level inpatient, and outpatient services to Canterbury and locations throughout the South Island. Competence in general gastroenterology and endoscopy is required, and sub specialist experience is welcomed. ERCP is desired but not essential. The position also entails provision of clinical training and supervision of medical staff, students and other staff as required, participation in the gastroenterology on-call roster, and participation in Departmental research and audit activities. The Location Located in a beautiful coastal city with easy access to the mountains. Known as a garden city it has beautiful parks to relax in and a gorgeous historic ... Read More
Rural Generalist Medical Officer - General Practice with an Advanced Scope in Obstetrics (Advanced DRANZCOG) Start Date: October 2019 Rates: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications The Position Our client requires a Rural Generalist Medical Officer - General Practice with an Advanced Scope in Obstetrics to provide high quality and effective, planned and emergency care with a specialty in obstetrics for the community of the West Coast. Additional Generalist support for other services, within their scope, may also be required. Provide clinical support to primary care colleagues including RNS, NP's, Midwives and Allied Health colleagues throughout the West Coast. Plan, develop, and facilitate service provision for patients with a focus on service integration, quality care and clinical improvement, emphasising patient safety, equity of access, consumer participation, effectiveness, appropriateness and efficiency. The Location Located... Read More
Rural Generalist with Advance Scope in General Medicine Start Date: October 2019 Rates: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications The Position Our client requires a Rural Generalist with Advance Scope in General Medicine to provide high quality and effective, planned and emergency care with a specialty scope in Rural Hospital Medicine for the community of the West Coast. Provide rostered duties and on call cover with a primary focus on General Practice, Emergency Department and inpatient general medicine work within their capabilities. Provide clinical support to primary care colleagues, including RNS, NP's, Midwives and Allied Health colleagues throughout the West Coast. Actively participate in the on call roster, which is indicatively a 1:4 on call roster, but may vary from time to time. The Location Located on the West Coast of the South Island, it is a remote area known for its friendliness, kiwi can-do and remarkable scenery. ... Read More