Candidate Frequently Asked Questions


Here are some Frequently Asked Questions when considering LOCUM work opportunities
Am I eligible to locum?

You are free to locum if you hold general registration with MCNZ and do not have any conditions on your registration that prohibit you from doing locum work.

You will need a valid residents visa which is not attached to your current position. 

Can I locum before I finish my training?

Absolutely you can. Depending on the amount of training you are doing, you are free to take on ad-hoc shifts between your training schedules. At this stage you would need to be PG2+

We have numerous opportunities at RMO and registrar level, with many junior doctors taking breaks in training to locum.

How can I locum if I am already working full time?

Most of the doctors we work with already work full time. The advantageous thing about locum work is that you can take work on where you feel it is convenient.

It’s a fantastic way to work in a variety of different locations across New Zealand more experience, whilst being financially beneficial.

We have shifts available in most hospitals across both the North and South Island.

Is there any flexibility with rosters if I have other commitments?

Yes absolutely. Flexibility is one of the biggest draw cards to locum work. Feel free to discuss this with your Global Medics consultant as it’s the easiest way to find out all your options.

What is included in the locum?

The DHBs will provide return flights within New Zealand and accommodation for the locum duration.

A fleet vehicle or hire car may also be provided depending on the location, proximity of accommodation to the hospital and on-call requirements of the role

Can I bring my family?

Locums provide a great opportunity to have a working break with your family. Many hospital locations offer accommodation options suitable for families and sometimes pets. All you will need to do is to cover the costs of travel for your significant others. Talk to your Global Medics consultant today about all your options.

What are the costs for me?

Your costs will come in the form of credentialing requirements where a Serology / other medical evidence may be requested. Your dedicated compliance consultant can guide you through all of this, but it is an essential requirement to be able to undertake locum work. If you are bringing your family, you will need to cover the costs of their flights. Global Medics will cover the cost of your national police check.

How easy is it to locum?

To undertake any locum work you will need to provide documentation of compliance in line with the DHB you wish to work. 

Luckily you have a compliance expert who will walk you through this. Initially it may seem like a lot of information. Regardless if you work for the hospital direct or through Global Medics, you would still be required to provide all this information.

The benefit of working through Global Medics is that we do all the work for you. Once we have all your paperwork, we safely store it under your file so that we can provide it to any hospital you choose to locum at.

What paperwork do I need to complete?

Each hospital service has specific paperwork. We have a team of experienced Compliance Consultants who can guide you on what is required per locum booking and assist with collation of all the paperwork. We also assist with all third-party applications on your behalf such as Provider Numbers.

  • To start: Current CV, 3 reference checks, Global Medics Registration pack which contains our privacy statement

  • Paperwork outlined in Global Medics Registration pack includes but not limited to ID, Police Vetting, Immunisation, Qualifications, Indemnity, references and more

  • Standard paperwork required by hospital

Tell me about your Concierge Service

Our dedicated Compliance Consultant also offer a concierge serve where we assist with end-to-end mobilisation of each locum booking. We are the liaison between you and the
hospital for:

• Flights

• Car hire

• Train/buses

• Accommodation (including pet friendly where reasonable and approved by hospital)

• After Hours Service available in the evenings and weekends

What support will I have when I’m on the locum?

Knowledgeable consultants work closely with our hospitals and will advise you on the support structure, the complexity of your workload and everything you will need to perform in your locum assignment.

Your consultant or our afterhours service will be able to support you and answer any questions you may have prior to commencing, during and after your locum assignment.

To view frequently asked questions for PERMANENT work opportunities CLICK HERE

I recently moved to New Zealand from South Africa and I commend Lucy Bellette from Global Medics on her excellent and professional service. Despite moving in the time of a pandemic my experience has been nothing short of amazing. I was greeted and welcomed by Lucy on arrival and guided through all we needed to embark on to start our journey in Auckland. I would strongly recommend Global Medics to help doctors that are looking to move to New Zealand.

Dr Keshika, Consultant Psychiatrist

Global Medics has been managing my locum work over the past year and my consultant has been excellent at getting me regular and varied work throughout NZ. He responds to any issues promptly and has my best interests at heart. His understanding of the ENT locum landscape is second to none. I highly recommend him and hope he continues to maintain his high standards.

Dr Sahr Kortequee, Consultant ENT Surgeon

My experience with Global Medics has been nothing short of spectacular. I've been working closely with Bianca Lam throughout various locum positions I have filled over the past 6 months and have felt extremely supported every step of the way. I have recommended Global Medics to many of my colleagues and will continue to do so. Simply the friendliest team with utmost professionalism.

Dr Omar, Gastroenterologist

Global Medics has been a very supportive locum agency, providing Canberra Hospital with experienced doctors.  Canberra Health Service have stricter policies for locums than other health services, Global Medics always provide what is required and promptly. 

Dr Carylann, Canberra Health Service

I would like to thank you for all you have done to help me, and my family enjoy the challenges of the locum work. Your commitment to work and looking after your clients is impressive.

Dr Ali, Medical Registrar

Thanks, Chris, for all your hard work. I was chatting to some of the other Locums last week in Wagga and we were all very impressed by your efforts in helping us arrange work.

Dr Davies, Consultant Anaesthetist

The Global Medics team have been superb to work with. They try very hard to ensure I not only have to work but that the work is right for me. They make all the processes for finding work and travelling to and from jobs very straightforward. They always keep my interests at the forefront of what they do. Couldn’t recommend them highly enough.

Dr Chidi, Medical Registrar

Well done Teams at the Global Medics! Greatly appreciate the dedication and the services provided to us.

Dr Benedict, General Physician

Global Medics is now a benchmark with which I will compare against all other agencies

Dr Andrew Hindle, Consultant Anaesthetist

Global Medics is an amazing team, the agents I have dealt with are personable, efficient, and always working to serve you best! They do a terrific job and making sure you feel respected and heard.

Dr Stephanie, Medical Registrar

Global Medics get good jobs! They have made travelling and working around Australia easy, fun, and rewarding.

Dr Rebekah Van Leest, Gastroenterologist

I would highly recommend working with Global Medics to find a locum or permanent GP position. Lewis was friendly, efficient, and found exactly what I was looking for. He understood my specific needs and worked with me to find the best position.

Mr Miranda McEwan, GP

I'm now settled into a job that I find to be well supported, interesting, and gratifying in a location where I can do all my favourite outdoor activities. It's a bit of a dream. I'm grateful to Max at Global Medics for his help, for being open, affable, and highly attentive to detail. Can't fault the service of the team in any way.

Dr Michael Billingsley, Psych Registrar

Judy has gone above and beyond when helping me, at short notice late at night, sort out options when I was caught out with interstate travel because of a local Covid outbreak. I would recommend Global Medics to any doctor considering working as either a specialist or generalist locum.

Dr Mark, GP

I would strongly recommend Global Medics to any doctor looking for locum work, and I intend to continue working with Global Medics for the duration of my training

Dr Richard, RMO

I have been doing consultant locum work in gastroenterology for 5 years and throughout that time the staff at Global Medics have been my source of work and have supported every aspect involved. I have found them to be reliable and professional and to have exceptional communication skills. I have no hesitation in recommending them.

Dr Ralph, Gastroenterologist

Jess makes my life so much easier - only having to deal with one person from one agency takes a lot of the hassle out of Locuming. She has never let me down and I have no hesitation in recommending Jess to my colleagues.

Dr Gordan, GP Anaesthetist

The team at Global Medics have been thorough professionals during my tenure as a locum provider. They deserve all the accolades for being so supportive and helpful and making my transition with this company flawless. Highly recommend considering them as your locum consultants.

Dr Kavita, Medical Registrar

Working with Global Medics this past year has been a real pleasure! All the medical consultants at Global Medics have been outstanding.

Dr Simon, Medical Registrar

I am very happy with the services provided by Global Medics. You guys are a very passionate, easy-going, and fast responding team.

Dr Kaushik, Medical Registrar

The mental health recruitment team at Global Medics helped to make my transition to locum work as smooth as possible. They supported me through completing the initial administrative requirements, were always prompt with updating me on newly available roles, responded to my queries efficiently, and found a role for me that aligned well with what I was looking for. I highly recommend Global Medics for negotiating the world of locum work.

Dr Lauren, Psychiatry Registrar, St George Hospital, NSW SESLHD

Babs and team have always delivered promptly and professionally. Always responsive, supportive and flexible with changes or events during locum placement. I have been with the Global Medics Mental Health team for some years now - much recommended.

Dr Julia J, CMO Psychiatry, NSW Health