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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT WORKING IN NZ

These are the questions that we are frequently asked, click on them to find the answers:

What are the working conditions like? abel-tasman-beach

 Is registration difficult to obtain?

What do I have to do to obtain immigration or a work visa?

 Who pays me?

 What salary can I expect?

How do I obtain an employment contract?

Do I get relocation expenses?

Do I get holiday & sick pay?

What other allowances might I get?

Can I participate as a teacher?

What are the working conditions like?

Working conditions in New Zealand are similar in structure to those in the United Kingdom. Employment contracts are negotiated individually, but are underpinned with the collective contracts negotiated with the doctors' representative body.

Is registration difficult to obtain?

Registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) is obtainable subject to eligibility and assessment, by the council and / or the appropriate Specialist College. Dependent on the style of registration either temporary or probationary vocational the process can take from a few days for temporary to several weeks for vocational. Candidates must generally have achieved recognised specialist qualifications from the UK, Eire, Canada, USA, or South Africa. Persons who have qualified in Australia or New Zealand and who are members of the appropriate RANZ Specialist College are generally exempt from the process. With some specialities, there may be conditions attached to eligibility, such as accreditation. It may be possible for specialists who have been educated in other countries to obtain temporary registration, subject to conditions. (Full details may be obtained from the MCNZ on their website : www. mcnz.org.nz.)

What do I have to do to obtain immigration or a work visa?

In the case of temporary assignments a signed contract must be produced to the nearest New Zealand Department of Immigration in the country of origin. You are also required to produce a passport valid for the term of the assignment, plus any other documents as requested by the department.

Who pays me?                                                            wellington

The employing hospital pays you.

What salary can I expect?

You can expect a salary (pro-rata for periods of less than one year) as prescribed by the collective contracts negotiated, however higher salaries can be negotiated which may reflect higher qualifications and / or experience.

How do I obtain an employment contract?

A contract is usually negotiated with a potential employer after the introduction from Medlink. Negotiations and interviews in most cases are negotiated by telephone conference, initiated by Medlink or the employing hospital. Contracts are offered to successful applicants and forwarded for signature.

 

Do I get relocation expenses?

In most cases relocation expenses are offered in the form of a lump sum allowance or reimbursement for senior posts.

Do I get holiday & sick pay?

As a direct employee, you are entitled to holiday pay and sick pay pro-rated to the term of employment.

What other allowances might I get?

Other allowances may be negotiated as part of the employment contract. These may be for registration and Annual Practicing fees and other items as negotiated. Other allowances may be negotiated as part of the employment contract. These may be for registration and Annual Practicing fees and other items as negotiated. CME (Continuing Medical Education - includes Conference Leave).

Dependent on the length of contract CME may be available.

Can I participate as a teacher?

Teaching opportunities at hospitals and local medical schools may be available to qualified persons.

 

 

 

 
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