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Working as a Doctor in New Zealand

Find your next rewarding doctor job in New Zealand

Our team assists overseas doctors across all medical specialties and seniorities to secure the best locum and permanent medical jobs in New Zealand. As one of the only medical recruitment agencies with in-house regulatory and migration agents, we offer all our doctors guidance and support with AHPRA and medical college registration, immigration visas and Medicare provider numbers. Our team is there to help you throughout the whole recruitment and relocation process. 

You can learn more about the GP Qualifications needed to work in Australia and New Zealand here.

To learn more about working as a doctor in New Zealand, register your details and one of our recruitment consultants will contact you to discuss how we can help.

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What are the benefits of working as a Doctor in New Zealand?

With its breathtaking scenery, vibrant cities and enviable quality of life, New Zealand is a top destination choice for doctors looking for a career and lifestyle change. Medical jobs in New Zealand are highly sought after and it is estimated that NZ will require 380 extra Specialist Doctors every year to meet the OECD average by 2021.

There are a range of benefits to living and working in New Zealand, including:

  • A modern and efficient healthcare system, both public and private

  • Well-regulated hours facilitating a good work-life balance

  • Good education, housing and transport networks

  • Relatively favourable tax system for your earnings and assets

Read about UK doctor Nigel Giles, an Orthopaedic Surgeon who made the move to New Zealand, and how the positive culture of the hospital he works at makes his Surgery job really rewarding.

 

Start your medical journey in New Zealand

Wavelength has longstanding relationships with hospitals across the North and South Islands in New Zealand and can assist doctors across all medical specialties to find permanent and fixed-term contracts as well as locum jobs.

The Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) provides registration pathways for overseas Specialist Doctors looking to work in New Zealand, depending on education, background, qualifications and experience. Applications for registration take between one to six months and our experienced Regulatory and Migration team will ensure the entire process is as seamless as possible.

To begin your medical career in New Zealand, register your details below and we will contact you to discuss your career aspirations and the opportunities we have on offer. By registering, you will also receive our comprehensive guide about ‘Living and Working in New Zealand’ with useful tips about the entire medical job search and relocation process.

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Register for your guide to Living & Working in New Zealand.

Provide a few details here and we will be in touch to discuss how we can help you find your next doctor job in New Zealand.

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Wavelength really extended themselves to give me excellent support in my move to a new country for work. In fact, support from the entire Wavelength team was outstanding especially considering I was on the other side of the world.

Dr Marcus Abel
General Practitioner

Wavelength were so helpful in assisting me with all the intricacies involved in finding work in another country. Nothing was too much trouble and I was kept informed at all stages. So, if like me you are thinking of expanding your horizons. I cannot recommend Wavelength highly enough to help achieve your ambitions. Are there better agencies? I doubt it.

Robert Hatts
Consultant Anaesthetist

I find the people at Wavelength to be friendly, helpful and to always have a positive outlook on the project at hand. They definitely listen to my needs and act in my interest. The information they provide on each job is excellent and informative, and everyone has made me feel very welcome. I would definitely recommend Wavelength to a friend.

Dr Jeff Neale
Consultant Surgeon
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