Medical Recruitment News

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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