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overseas medical recruitment

Doctors from Overseas

Ochre Recruitment specialises in the placement of overseas doctors into both locum and permanent GP and hospital specialist roles New Zealand.

New Zealand is a land of astounding natural beauty, with long stretches of coastline, national parks filled with native flora and majestic mountains to explore. Living here comes with an all season’s pass to the great outdoors so you can feel free to explore world-class vineyards, beaches or more adventurous pursuits almost any time it suits. We are a multi-cultural country with cities that support diverse offerings of art, sporting, and cultural events. Kiwis enjoy an enviable lifestyle and good work/life balance, along with decent education options, transport networks, support for technology and innovation and cafes that make extraordinarily good coffee.  New Zealand connects with the rest of the world; along with our national carrier Air New Zealand, approximately twenty-seven other international airlines have regular flights here, placing visits from loved ones back home within easy reach. 

If you are interested in opportunities to work in, travel and explore New Zealand then we would love to talk with you.

Ochre Recruitment has been successful in placing overseas doctors into permanent and long-term positions for more than ten years. When you register with Ochre Recruitment, you will be assigned a dedicated consultant who will listen to your wishes and work with you to achieve your goals. Your consultant will help you with immigration information, pathways to gaining Medical Council of New Zealand registration (a prerequisite to work here) and other requirements to living and working in New Zealand. They can also advise on locations that may suit you (and your family) best, what roles are most suitable, the logistics of moving to New Zealand, and they will happily provide ongoing support and assistance.

Who can work in New Zealand?

If you are an overseas graduate who wishes to work in New Zealand in either a locum or permanent capacity, then Ochre Recruitment can help you find the right pathway.

International Medical Graduates will need to commit to working in New Zealand for a minimum of three months for GPs, and hospital doctors a minimum of twelve months. This allows time to discover how our healthcare system works. There are various pathways to registration which may be relevant – this is best discussed on an individual basis. Medical registration via the Comparable Health or Competent Authority pathways are often used for GPs or registrars, while the Locum Tenens pathway allows a doctor with approved specialist qualifications to work as a locum GP or specialist in New Zealand for up to twelve months. Locum Tenens registration can be processed quite quickly, so we can have you living and working in New Zealand within a matter of months. Our primary specialties for locum and permanent jobs include:

•             General Practice/Family Medicine

•             Rural GP /Hospital GP

•             Emergency Medicine

•             Psychiatry

Demand for other specialities can come and go very quickly in New Zealand, so we are always keen to hear from interested doctors, regardless of whether a suitable position is currently advertised on our website. With our finger firmly on the pulse of the New Zealand job market, we know we can move swiftly to give you the very latest job opportunities.