If you hold one of qualifications listed below you are eligible to work in New Zealand as a locum tenens specialist in surgery 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.
Specialist qualifications from the following countries are approved for surgical scopes:
*Not including Orthopaedics or Otolaryngology.
Doctors who hold a specialist qualification in a surgical scope but not one of those listed above may be eligible to apply for vocational registration in New Zealand, allowing you to work at consultant level.
Doctors without vocational qualifications who have worked in a specific surgical scope 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 registrar level.
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.
Locum Ophthalmologist Dates: 4 June- 13 December 2019 Rates: $1500+GST per day plus accommodation, travel & car provided The Position Our client requires a Locum Ophthalmologist to provide coverage from 4 June- 13 December 2019. Working first 2 weeks of every month 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: The successful applicant must hold vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. Take your medical career to the next level with Ochre Recruitment, one of Australasia's most established and trusted agencies. You'll benefit from the per... Read More
Locum Orthopaedic Surgeon Dates: * 25th - 29th April - URGENT * 17-19th May - URGENT * 2-4 August * 6-8 September * 25-28 October * 20-22 December * 3- 31 January 2020 Rates: $1800+GST per day plus accommodation, car and domestic flights The Position Our client is currently inviting applications for Locum Orthopaedic Surgeon to provide coverage for the above mentioned dates. Accommodation, car and domestic flights included. The Location The town and region this is an easy place to live, family friendly, very low crime with instant access to an astounding array of outdoor activities - one of New Zealand's top ten beaches. There are also great skiing options with both learner and advanced slopes, lakes and mountains. The climate is great; hot summers, crisp winters, there is no such thing as a commute to work, good property, including lifestyle blocks, are extremely affordable and primary and secondary educational facilities are superb with two ... Read More
Permanent Ophthalmologist Start Date: 1 July 2019 Rates: $1500+GST per day plus accommodation, travel & car negotiable The Position Seeking a Permanent Ophthalmologist to provide coverage starting 1 July 2019. The successful candidate will be one of five Ophthalmologists in our cohesive, friendly team and it is anticipated that they will be able to enhance the Ophthalmology department according to his or her expertise and training. The Ophthalmologists are supported by an orthoptist and a registrar as well as ophthalmic nurses in outpatients and theatre. The department is well equipped with OCT, diode and YAG lasers, B-Scan USS, a nurse led glaucoma clinic and two nurse injectors. 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... Read More
Permanent Surgical Registrar Start Date: June 2019 Rates: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications The Position An opportunity exists for a Surgical Registrar to join a multi-disciplinary team for permanent role starting June 2019. The Location Located in the Lower North Island, the range of harbour, river, plains and mountain landscapes gives this location its unique appeal. This region caters to all lifestyles and is an excellent location for both families and single people. With a huge range of cultural and entertainment options, plus a fantastic outdoors and sporting lifestyle, this is a sought after location. Essential Criteria: The successful applicant must hold or be able to gain registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. Take your medical career to the next level with Ochre Recruitment, one of Australasia's most established and trusted agencies. You'll benefit from the personalised service that matches you to po... Read More
Permanent Specialist Ophthalmologist Start Date: 4 June 2019 Rates: Negotiable depending on skills and qualifications The Position Our client is a state-of-the-art facility that provides healthcare to a population of 105,000. They are seeking a Specialist Ophthalmologist for a permanent role, 1 FTE (40 hours per week). An outstanding team player and capable leader, you'll have the energy to make a positive difference with both patients and colleagues alike. In addition to enjoying a challenging workload and an exceptional quality of life, you can look forward to a highly competitive pay rate and a culture where staff are included, valued and respected for their expertise. The position offers an attractive remuneration package, relocation assistance and CME allowance. 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 larger city. A wonderful ... Read More
Permanent Consultant General Surgeon Summary: * Busy role with a broad variety of general surgery * 1:7 on call roster * Fully staffed Registrar roster including Advanced trainees Start Date: 04 June 2019 Rates: Negotiable based on experience and qualifications The Position Our client is seeking an enthusiastic Consultant General Surgeon to join to join our multinational multidisciplinary Department of Surgery. The position involves inpatient, outpatient and surgical work at Rotorua and Taupo Hospitals, both of which have recently had significant upgrades and the addition of new facilities. You must be proficient in both upper and lower GI Endoscopy and a broad range of general surgical skills. Interest in Upper GI Surgery is a benefit but not essential 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... Read More
Permanent General Surgeon Start Date: 30 September 2019 Rates: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications The Position Our client is seeking applications for a General Surgeon to be based at North Island. They are looking for a suitably qualified, enthusiastic vocationally registered General Surgeon, to take up a permanent full time position. This role will allow you to thrive professionally in providing your expertise to an urban population of 43,000 people complimented by a rural population of 30,000 people covering the Rangitikei, Whanganui and South Taranaki areas. Vocational registration with the Medical Council of NZ is essential. You must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and demonstrate a strong commitment to a multi-disciplinary team working environment, interfacing with colleagues in other medical specialties. The Location It's easy getting to the mountain to ski or tramp, to the lake or sea to fish or ... Read More
Permanent Consultant General Surgeon Date: 1 July 2019 Rates: Negotiable on qualifications and experience The Position This is an exciting opportunity for a Consultant General Surgeon to join a team of five with interests in colorectal, upper GI and breast and endocrine surgery. The successful candidate will take part in a 1:6 on call roster with registrar and house surgeon support. Particular consideration will be given to applicants experienced in Endoscopy. The position is available on a full-time basis, however applications will be considered from candidates wishing to work on a part time basis with private practice. The successful applicant should have comprehensive experience and training in General Surgery and must have the FRACS with vocational registration or equivalent qualifications. The department has a strong track record with audit and you will be expected to participate and contribute to the department's activities including adv... Read More
Consultant Ophthalmologist Start Date: 4 June 2019 Rates: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications The Position An opportunity exists for a Consultant Ophthalmologist to live and work in a part of the world renowned for its lifestyle and work/life balance. This is an exciting time for Ophthalmology service delivery, with the models of care being reviewed to meet demand and innovative models of care being explored. In this role you will participate in routine ophthalmology clinics, theatre and some outreach clinics and the on call roster. Ideally, they would like an Ophthalmologist with experience and an interest in Paediatric Ophthalmology to join their team. 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 shopping, and the abundance of restaurants and bars in the charming historic city centre guarantee y... Read More
Permanent Consultant Ophthalmologist Start Date: 6 May 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, with strong links with the University of Auckland. This is a permanent part time position working 20 hours per week. The Location 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 to the Islands near by. Essential Criteria: The successful applicant must hold or be elig... Read More
Consultant Urologist Start Date: 6 May 2019 Rates: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications The Position Our client is currently inviting applications for a suitably experienced Urologist and welcome interest from Consultants with general urology experience to take on a broad range of urological practice. The role is full time and will suit someone who is keen to work and gain fantastic clinical experience. They seek candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Suitable applicants must have completed advanced surgical training in one of the required fields and meet the essential requirements. Our client provides outpatient based consultation and procedural clinics, day surgery and a limited range of inpatient based surgery. You will be required to work across the Auckland region and as part of the regional service to participate... Read More
Locum General Surgeon Dates: Friday 17 8am- Monday 21 May 8am Rates: $2000+GST per day (inclusive of call) plus travel, car & accommodation The Position Our client is seeking a Locum General Surgeon to provide coverage for the above mentioned dates. Locum weekend on-call. 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 larger city. A wonderful place for families with great education facilities (primary through tertiary) and many exciting activities for all ages on the doorstep! Some of New Zealand's most beautiful national parks and coastlines are just round the corner, providing great fishing, surfing and hiking. Ski fields, one of the country's wine growing regions, and adventure sports hubs are all an easy drive away. The city itself has a blossoming arts and culture scene and great restaurants and bars. What more could you want? Essent... Read More
Permanent Orthopaedic Consultant Start Date: June 2019 Rates: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications The Position Our client is looking for a colleague and team-player who is keen to enhance their orthopaedic service, and who will take the initiative to help them develop new areas as the population continues to expand. You'll share responsibility for the specialist orthopaedic assessment and care of patients. You will be required to apply your expert knowledge of modern techniques. They are looking for a colleague who has the energy to make a positive difference to both patients and staff alike. In addition to enjoying a challenging case load and an exceptional quality of life, you can look forward to a competitive pay rate and a culture where staff are valued and respected for their expertise. The Location Situated in a region well known for its great climate, relaxed lifestyle and beautiful beaches, this is a sophisticated and... Read More
Permanent Orthopaedic Registrar Start Date: May 2019 Rates: Negotiable depending on qualifications and experience The Position Our client is looking for a Permanent Orthopaedic Registrar starting May 2019. You'll be part of a dedicated team providing comprehensive elective general orthopaedic services, as well as 24-hour Orthopaedic Trauma and Orthopaedic Emergency care. You will also have the opportunity to undertake regular outpatient clinics in Queenstown. The scope of your work will be varied and will include exposure to a range of subspecialties including: Trauma surgery Joint replacement Spinal surgery Paediatric Orthopaedics Foot and Ankle Surgery Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgery Occupational Medicine Upper Limb Surgery 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, edu... Read More
Permanent General Surgery Registrar Start Date: May 2019 Rates: Negotiable depending on qualifications and experience The Position Our client is looking for a Permanent General Surgery Registrar starting May 2019. You'll be part of a team working across a range of surgical specialties and subspecialties, which includes tertiary level caseloads. During your time with them you will be exposed to a number of runs which include: * General Surgery * Vascular Surgery * Neurosurgery * Breast Surgery * Colorectal * Hepatobiliary * Upper gastrointestinal * Plastics * Urology * Reliever There is also the possibility of rotations to: * Cardiothoracic Surgery (one Registrar every six months) * ICU (one Registrar every six months) They have a new MECA compliant after hours roster in place with 21 registrars on the rotation. The runs available will depend on the start date of the successful candidate. The Location Located in the southernmost city in New Zea... Read More
Permanent Ophthalmology Registrar Start Date: May 2019 Rates: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications The Position Our client is seeking an Ophthalmology Registrar to join their team of Eye Consultants, specialist nurses and Technicians. There are four Consultant Ophthalmologists providing a wide range of elective and acute services to Northland. They offer a general ophthalmology experience which is only available in a district hospital setting. As the sole ophthalmic registrar, you will gain much experience, and there is the opportunity for extensive on the job teaching from the consultant staff with whom you will work in a one on one situation. On call with a consultant cover you will get experience of acute ophthalmology with the opportunity to experience of Ophthalmic Trauma being invaluable in rural setting. Northland is a popular place to work. If you want to grow as a clinician, reinforce skills, or broaden your experienc... Read More
Permanent Consultant Otolaryngologist Date: April 2019 Rates: Negotiable on qualifications and experience The Position Our client is seeking an Otolaryngologist to join their expanding department providing ORL care on a part or full time basis, as well as participation on the on call roster. The successful person will be expected to participate and contribute to the department's CME activities, including basic & advanced trainee registrar teaching, audit and medical student teaching. The Location Located in the North Island, this sought after region combines the best of coastal lifestyle with mighty ski mountains nearby - meaning you have the very best of what New Zealand has to offer. Ideal for outdoor enthusiasts, there is many parks, gardens and national parks to walk, bike and discover. A hip city - with a blossoming arts and cultural scene, and a diverse mix of world class restaurants. Essential Criteria The successful applicant must hold... Read More
Consultant Vascular Surgeon Date: April 2019 Rates: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications The Position Opportunity exists for Consultant Vascular Surgeon for permanent role starting April 2019. The Vascular Department provides tertiary services for the Midland regional population of 900,000. This is an expanding service with excellent regional networks. The department currently has 4 surgeons performing the full range of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, and works with the Cardiothoracic department for complex aortic arch repair. There is a well staffed Vascular Ultrasound lab, and a fully equipped Endovascular Theatre. The Interventional Radiology Department work well with the Vascular Surgeons. The person they are seeking will: * Have completed FRACS (Vascular) or equivalent qualification * Have appropriate skills in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery * Have expertise and experience in Vascular Ultrasound * Have demonstrated ... Read More
Locum Cardiothoracic Surgeon Date: April 2019 Rates: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications The Position Applications are invited for this fixed term position of Cardiothoracic Surgeon to cover parental leave. The Cardiothoracic department provides tertiary services for the Midland Regional population of 900,000. This is an expanding service with excellent regional networks. The department currently has six surgeons and will carry out at least 600 cardiac cases per year and 150 thoracic cases per year. The person they are seeking will: * Be enthusiastic, driven and an active member of a collegial team within the department * Have highly developed motivational skills and a strong commitment to staff involvement and empowerment * Be innovative and deliver clinical excellence and quality service to increase patient numbers * Participate in on-call and theatre roster. The Location Located in New Zealand's largest inland city with a ... Read More
Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon Start Date: April 2019 Rates: Negotiable The Position Our client is seeking a Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon to start on April 2019. This is a new 0.75 FTE / 30 hours per week appointment, a permanent position, however, they are happy to consider fixed term options. The successful applicant must be registrable as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with the Medical and Dental Councils of New Zealand and practice a broad range of oral and maxillofacial procedures,including head, neck and skin cancers, cranio maxillofacial surgery and ideally with subspecialty training. The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Service provides head and neck oncology (including skin cancer), trauma, congenital facial deformity correction and dentoalveolar surgical services. There are excellent relationships with all medical and surgical services in the hospital and General Medical and Dental Practitioners in the region. ... Read More