Title: General Practitioner/Senior Medical Officer
Area: Eating Disorders, Mental Health Services
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Type: Permanent or Locum
Relocation: Yes, some
Purpose: Provide medical assessment and ongoing monitoring of eating disorders for the Auckland Regional Service
Education and Qualifications
• Post-graduate study
• Eligible for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand in the field of General Practice
• At least five years or more experience working in a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural environment
• Five years or more experience in diagnostic medicine
• Able to commit the locum time requirement and for a permanent job offer at least 12 months
• Able to receive a work visa if from overseas
• Excellent English communications skills
I can provide the position description, that has a lot more information, to you after we have spoken.
• 6 weeks annual leave per annum;
• 11 paid public holidays per annum;
• 10 paid CME days per annum for a total of 51 paid days off from work;
• $16,000 for CME per year;
• $15,000 relocation if you commit to at least two years;
• Reimbursement of indemnity insurance, registration fees and college membership;
• May be eligible for up to 6% matching employer contribution to government actuary approved superannuation scheme; and
• Up to 30 paid sick days a year.
Why New Zealand
1. People are lovely;
2. You don’t have to see a new patient every 15 or 30 minutes;
3. Sane politics;
4. Work here is much less stressful than in the US, UK and many other countries;
5. Great place to live and work if you are towards the end of your career and looking for an adventure for 2-3 years;
6. Excellent place to raise children with a good public, school system; and
7. Our highly coveted, sought after, world class Kiwi Lifestyle.
Generally speaking, my Physicians from the US find working here to be far less stressful than in the States. Here are some comments from expat US Psychiatrists now working in New Zealand:
1) “You work with a team that often includes a Clinical Psychologist, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist and Mental Health Nurse”;
2) “There is always someone who knows the patient better than you”;
3) “The biggest factor is that you never see more than about five or six patients a day”;
4) “Generally speaking, working here in an outpatient role has far lower stress”; and
5) “People are still nice here.”
Larry or the employer will handle your entire registration application. All you have to do is to provide the information requested and pay the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) invoices.
Would you like to have a no-pressure, informational chat with me about the entire process from medical registration, to interviewing for a job, work visa and any other questions that you may have?
New Zealand, our beautiful country, friendly people and sane politics are closer than you think!
*Benefits and relocation packages here are for Doctors who can commit at least two years or more. While compensation and benefits are pretty much standardised with all of our employers, relocation packages do vary from one employer to the next.