Medical Recruitment News

New Zealand’s Christmas Holiday Destinations to Visit

  Join Hospital Staff Solutions on a festive journey through some of our top New Zealand holiday destinations for our doctors to visit.  Most of our medical specialists who have newly arrived in New Zealand this year will be looking forward to their first Kiwi summer.  Many of our doctors are excited to be trading…

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Questions for Medical Specialists to ask at a Job Interview

As a medical specialist considering a new position, it’s important to ask relevant questions at a job interview to check the position and work environment align with your professional goals and expectations. Together with the employer finding out about you, make sure you leave the interview feeling informed about the position. Here are some questions…

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Meeting the Health Requirement for an Australian Visa

Meeting health requirements is an essential part of the visa application process for Australia.  The health requirement is in place to protect public health and prevent undue strain on the Australian healthcare system.  The specific health assessments you need to undergo can vary depending on the type of visa you are applying for and your…

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New Zealand Continues to Seek Overseas Medical Specialists

New Zealand is still a popular choice for overseas doctors, and with an aging population and a shortage of skilled medical professionals, there is a growing demand for skilled and experienced overseas medical specialists. Many New Zealanders typically head overseas after finishing their training, to pursue post graduate fellowships, overseas opportunities or to travel the…

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RCPsych International Congress, Liverpool July 2023

Hospital Staff Solutions will be attending this year’s Royal College of Psychiatrists International Congress in Liverpool, 10-13 July 2023.   If you’re a Psychiatrist looking to move to New Zealand or Australia, visit our exhibition stand to meet Angela and Rachael – our team of specialist recruiters.   Hospital Staff Solutions have been around for…

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CV Guide for Medical Specialists

When applying for a medical specialist job in New Zealand or Australia, employers are looking for key information that indicates you have the qualifications, training and experience to transition to a position in their department. If you haven’t applied for a job for a long time, creating your CV/resume can be a daunting task, especially…

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Australia’s TSS 482 Visa

What you need to know… The Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) 482 visa is a temporary, employer sponsored visa for skilled foreign workers employed in specified occupations and allows employers to sponsor workers with suitable skills and qualifications where a suitable Australian worker cannot be sourced. Applicants must be working full time (at least 38 hours…

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Prevent burnout and prioritise wellbeing

How to prevent burnout and prioritise your wellness as a medical professional. A career in medicine is more than just a job, it’s a lifestyle, and while it’s an incredible privilege to help and support patients and their families through some of their toughest challenges, it can take a toll on you if you let…

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Green List Immigration Policy for Overseas Medical Specialists

To attract skilled healthcare professionals, New Zealand introduced a Green List Immigration policy that targets overseas medical specialists. This makes it easier for them and their families to immigrate and work in Aotearoa New Zealand. New Zealand has long been a preferred destination for overseas medical specialists seeking to further their careers and experience a…

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Auckland ranks 5th place for Worldwide Work-Life Balance

Forbe Advisor have ranked the world’s cities for best work-life balance.   Auckland, New Zealand is placed 5th and is the first city outside of Europe to rank in the top 10 in the Work-Life Balance Index for 2023. Many factors were analysed, including average working hours, minimum annual leave, sunlight hours and proportion of remote…

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Welcoming our new Minister of Health for New Zealand

Last week has been a big one for our government here in Aotearoa New Zealand. Following Jacinda Adern’s resignation as Prime Minister, we welcome our new Prime Minister Chris Hipkins, who hasn’t wasted any time in reshuffling some key ministerial portfolios. This is positive news for the health sector, with Dr Ayesha Verrall moving into…

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AHPRA reduces timeframes to support the surge in registration approvals

The number of internationally trained practitioners arriving to work in Australia is rising back to pre-pandemic levels, supporting a surge in graduates and bolstering the nation’s largest-ever health workforce. In the first three months of 2022-23, new applications for International Medical Graduate registration have risen by 56 percent. To support this surge, Ahpra (the registration…

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Season’s greetings!

As we look forward to 2023, we wish you all the best during this festive season and hope you get to spend time with those nearest and dearest to you. Have a safe and happy holiday from all of us at Hospital Staff Solutions 🙂

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From Texas to Wellington – a psychiatrist’s journey

Kevin is a USA-trained Consultant Psychiatrist originally from Texas and had been living in Washington State until moving to New Zealand. In November 2021 Kevin and his partner relocated to live and work in Wellington, New Zealand.  The young professional couple were keen to embark on an overseas adventure and specifically decided on New Zealand having visited previously and as Kevin states,…

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NZ Parent Visa Category Opens Up

Our specialist doctors will be pleased to know that Immigration NZ has increased the number of parent resident visas granted each year and reduced the income thresholds. Michael Wood, NZ’s Immigration Minister, says they “recognise the importance for migrants resettling here to have a pathway for their parents to join them” and that “re-starting the…

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Medical Specialists Fast Track to Residence in New Zealand

Hot of the press is the news that overseas medical specialists wanting to move to New Zealand can fast track their pathway to residence from 4th July 2022. Immigration NZ has announced that overseas doctors 55 years and younger can arrive on a work visa from July 4th then apply for residence from September 2022.…

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Australia Eases Visa Restrictions for International Doctors

In case you missed the memo,  international doctors who are working in Australia can now more easily stay permanently. The government has recognised the contribution that medical specialists have made during the COVID-19 pandemic and is encouraging them to apply for permanent residence. Doctors are highly valued, and retaining international medical graduates will greatly help…

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Introducing our Psychiatrist and Clinical Psychologist Recruiter!

Hospital Staff Solutions has been around for well over a decade, placing medical specialists in jobs across Australia and New Zealand, and helping doctors and their families relocate to this beautiful part of the world. Rachael Allan joined Angela and Rachel nearly two years ago and is our specialist Psychiatrist and Clinical Psychologist recruiter for…

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New Zealand Border Opens Up This Year

Medical specialists who have been hesitant to make the move to New Zealand because of border restrictions, the MIQ system and the unknown of when they can see their extended family, now have more certainty and can plan with confidence. The MIQ isolation system made it difficult and uncertain for people to visit family overseas…

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International Medical Specialists- Australia Opens Up!

For international medical specialists waiting to travel to Australia, the good news is that after 18 months their international borders are finally open. As Australia takes steps to gradually lift restrictions, doctors due to start in a medical specialist or AON position can enter the country and start their new jobs. In addition, fully vaccinated…

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NZ Residence for Specialist Doctors- the 2021 Resident Visa

If you’re a doctor already working in New Zealand or you’re a specialist doctor wanting to come to NZ before July 2022, we’ve made the application requirements a little easier for you to follow. Here we’ve extracted what you need to know about NZ residence for specialist doctors from Immigration New Zealand’s (INZ) recently published…

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Housing for doctors relocating to New Zealand

If you’re a doctor looking to come and live and work in New Zealand, you may be wondering about how to go about finding a rental property or what location to live in. We’ve compiled some helpful information and links to give you an overview about rental accommodation in New Zealand. Finding a rental There…

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American College of Radiology Virtual Career Fair

Radiologists, what a great opportunity to find out about working in Australia or New Zealand! This week Angela and Rachel are attending the American College of Radiology Virtual Career Fair. If you or any Radiologist colleagues are interested in a no obligation chat about jobs in New Zealand or Australia, please feel welcome to register…

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Coming to New Zealand on a Critical Purpose Visa

Although the New Zealand border remains closed to non-residents or citizens, you may still be able to enter the country if you have a critical purpose for coming such as a health or disability worker. https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/covid-19/border-closures-and-exceptions/entry-to-new-zealand/critical-purpose-reasons-you-can-travel-to-new-zealand#critical-health-workers If you are deemed a Critical Health Worker and been offered a job you can apply for a critical purpose visa. This is…

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Trans-tasman bubble to open

After months of uncertainty, New Zealand and Australia’s trans-tasman bubble will open meaning quarantine-free travel from Monday 19th April 2021. This is fantastic news for many people who have loved ones on both sides of the Tasman, as well as a much-needed boost for our economic recovery. Eligibility and criteria for quarantine free travel between…

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Mandatory booking for managed isolation in New Zealand

It’s hard to believe that we are now into October, with Christmas just around the corner. This has been the year of constant changes with the most recent centered around mandatory isolation. For anyone travelling to New Zealand and arriving from 3 November onwards, you will legally be required to have a voucher for managed…

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Update on New Zealand border closures

Immigration New Zealand have recently updated information about exceptions to border closures, including those deemed critical health workers from overseas who are not New Zealand citizens or residents. From the Immigration New Zealand (INZ) site: “Critical health and disability workers are current or new (start date March to 31 December 2020) employees who hold a…

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New Zealand border and international flights

New Zealand immigration recently extended the exemption for border closures to the 31st August 2020. This applies to critical health workers who may be current or new employees (start date March to 31 August 2020) delivering critical services within the NZ health and disability system. For more detail click the following link: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/covid-19/border-closures-and-exceptions As most…

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New Zealand is now virus free

We did it! After months of restrictions due to COVID-19, New Zealand has now moved to Alert Level 1. New Zealand has seen no new reported cases of the virus in the past few weeks, putting us in a rare category of countries who have managed to eradicate COVID-19. For the majority of the population…

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