NZ registrar doctor

Registrars are in demand in New Zealand

Registrar permanent & locum opportunities

We have permanent and locum opportunities available for registrars in New Zealand. Test the waters, experience varied roles and ensure you’re working in a specialty you enjoy. Use locuming to maximise your income, save for the holiday home, or the travel bucket list. Spend more time playing rather than working - whatever your career or lifestyle goals we'll help you find the right registrar role.

Locum & permanent registrar roles to suit your lifestyle
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Flexibility.

Take control of where and when you work for a better work/life balance. Placements last anything from a few hours to a year. Make good money while considering your next move. We can show you ways of working that you may not have considered.

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Lifestyle.

Travel with your work. Thousands of placements are now available in hospitals, clinics and medical centres across Australia and New Zealand. Experience life in a different town, city or country. Spend more time doing the things you love, or with the people you love.

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Opportunity.

Explore diverse and interesting areas of medicine. Discover a new career path and try different working environments. Feel appreciated and share your time and skills with a community that needs your expertise.

Great service and very helpful, I felt very supported.

Thomas Smardon , Registrar, General Medicine/Physician

Efficient friendly staff. Enormous number of placements made available.

Peter Clements , Registrar, Emergency Medicine
Registrar NZ FAQ's
What is a registrar doctor NZ?

A registrar doctor in AU or NZ is a medical practitioner who is undertaking an accredited course of study leading to a higher medical qualification. Medical students move to registers in PGY-5.

Is a registrar the same as a resident?

No, the resident or RMO is based on the ward and is usually the doctor you will see most often. These doctors are at PGY-2 level of training. The registrar is the ward's senior doctor and is typically contactable on-site, these doctors are in PGY-5 level of training.

How much do junior doctors make?

A junior doctor, or resident medical officer's, salary often varies depending on where they are located and whether they are doing permanent or locum work. Find out how much you can earn as a junior doctor in Australia or New Zealand here.

Am I eligible to apply for a Registrar position?

To apply for a registrar position you must hold valid registration or be eligible for registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) or the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APHRA).

If you want to find out if you are eligible please contact us and one of our team will help you check your eligibility ahead of making an application.

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What is the difference between a registrar and a doctor?

A registrar refers to the level of post a doctor holds when undertaking their vocational training programme. Depending on experience, a doctor may be eligible to work as a registrar in PGY-5

How much does a registrar make in NZ?

A doctor’s salary depends on several factors: grade, experience, the number of hours worked, location, and the type of work.

A junior doctor, or resident medical officer's, salary often varies depending on where they are located and whether they are doing permanent or locum work, however, registrars working for a district health board (DHB) typically earn around $72,000 to $182,000 a year. Registrars

Is it easy to get a job in New Zealand as a foreign doctor?

To practice in Australia or New Zealand, you must be registered with either AHPRA (Australia) or MCNZ (New Zealand). For IMGs, this is achievable via a number of pathways (or routes), your eligibility for which is determined by your clinical background. It can take 6 months to 1 year for IMG's to make the move, but we are here to guide you all the way.

Can I easily get a job in New Zealand?

To practice in Australia or New Zealand, you must be registered with either AHPRA (Australia) or MCNZ (New Zealand). For IMGs, this is achievable via a number of pathways (or routes), your eligibility for which is determined by your clinical background. It can take 6 months to 1 year for IMGs to make the move, but we are here to guide you all the way. It is easier for doctors to get a job in New Zealand than Australia as New Zealand has less restrictions.