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Here is some great information and link advice from Medacs

Registration

For healthcare professionals wanting to work in New Zealand you need to gain NZ registration in your field of practice prior to seeking work.

Nurses

In order to work in NZ your highest priority should be to obtain New Zealand Nursing Registration. To do this you need a registration pack. Contact Medacs Healthcare for details of how to obtain a pack or visit nursingcouncil.org.nz

Doctors

All overseas doctors who wish to work in NZ must obtain registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. Medacs Healthcare cannot find you a position until you have established eligibility for registration.

Visit mcnz.org.nz

Midwives

Must be registered with the Midwifery Council of New Zealand.

Visit midwiferycouncil.org.nz

Occupational Therapists

Must be registered with the NZ Occupational Therapy Board.

Visit otboard.org.nz

Pharmacists

Must be registered with the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand. Visit pharmacycouncil.org.nz

Physiotherapists

Reciprocal registration agreements exist between New Zealand and Australia and all other applicants will be individually assessed by the board. Visit physioboard.org.nz

Psychologists

Must be registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board. Visit psychologistsboard.org.nz

Radiographers

Must be registered with the New Zealand Medical Radiation Technologists Board. Visit mrtboard.org.nz

Speech-Language Therapists

Must be registered with the NZ Speech-Language Therapists Association. Visit speechtherapy.org.nz

Dentists

Must be registered with the Dental Council of New Zealand. Visit dentalcouncil.org.nz

Audiologist

Must be registered with the NZ Audiological Society. Visit audiology.org.nz


Immigration

Permanent Residency

If you’re wanting to apply for permanent residency in NZ you need to contact the New Zealand Immigration Department. To check out your eligibility visit New Zealand Immigration on: www.immigration.govt.nz

Work Permits

These are issued for a specific length of stay (usually 1-2 years) following a written offer of employment from a NZ Health Provider. For enquiries into work permits contact New Zealand Immigration on: www.immigration.govt.nz

UK candidates can also contact:

New Zealand High Commission

80 Haymarket, London SW1
Ph: +44 134 471 6199 (If phoning from outside the UK)
Ph: 09 69 100 100 (If calling from within the UK. Calls are charged at £1 per minute and you can be put on hold. We recommend using their website www.nzembassy.com

Thanks to Medacs, leading New Zealand Health recruiters for this information.

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