GP Recruitment New Zealand – How are you supported into practice?

GP Recruitment New Zealand – How are you supported into practice?

Working as a GP in New Zealand is something you’ve probably been thinking about for some time and wondering when is the right time to make the move.

Living and working down under has many benefits – a wonderful work / life balance, amazing scenery and outdoor activities and of course much more time with the family.

UK trained GPs are still very much in demand in New Zealand, and we have lots of fabulous GP jobs to choose from across both the north and south island.

Relocating to New Zealand as a GP can be a daunting process so you want to make sure you have the right team behind you to support you all the way.

Why Choose Transition Medical

Our team will support you through the entire process from initial arranging of interviews and advice on contracts through to managing your medical registration and visa application.

It’s a reasonably complex and time consuming process where the advice and support of our team is invaluable. Once we have secured you your dream job, the next step is to apply to the Medical Council of New Zealand. The MCNZ have strict English language requirements, comparability and referencing requirements. We will advise on the Registration pathway which is most appropriate for your experience, qualifications and long-term (or short term) goals for working in New Zealand.

In general, the MCNZ recognise GP training from the UK and Ireland. Unlike Australia, it doesn’t matter if you don’t have the MRCGP qualification making it easier to find a post if you don’t have it. If you haven’t completed your GP training in the UK or Ireland then you are eligible if you have a minimum of 33 months recent GP experience from one of the following countries – Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Ireland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, UK and USA.

As part of our expert GP Recruitment team, we have a Licenced Immigration Advisor who will advise on the most appropriate visa for you and your family and ensure this application is processed seamlessly.

Once your visa has been approved, we will support you in arranging Professional Indemnity Insurance, setting up new bank accounts, arranging your final Medical Council interview and much more.

Once in New Zealand, you will be allocated a Supervisor within the practice who will be on hand to ensure your smooth transition into practice. All new doctors entering New Zealand have this requirement and find it extremely useful whilst getting to grips with the new Healthcare system.

We have many years experience finding GPs jobs in New Zealand and managing all the paperwork associated. If you have any questions or wish to discuss your next steps don’t hesitate to get in touch today.

Further Reading:

What is life like for GPs in New Zealand

8 Reasons to GPs to move to New Zealand

How does the Cost of Living compare in New Zealand to the UK