Candidate Frequently Asked Questions

Permanent

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions when considering PERMANENT work opportunities
Who will pay for my travel and accommodation?

All reimbursement/payment of travel and accommodation expenses are negotiated on a case by case basis by Global Medics directly with the prospective employer.

How will you contact me about suitable positions?

All candidates are contacted immediately upon receipt of their registration by either email and/or telephone. Following our initial contact, you are then emailed regularly regarding all suitable positions.

Will I be charged for using your recruitment services?

No, using Global Medics services is free of charge to all candidates.

How long can I work in Australia or New Zealand?

Most medical practitioners travel to Australia or New Zealand on a temporary visa which enables them to live and work for up to four years through on-going sponsorship. We are also able to assist candidates interested in longer contracts or permanent residency.

How long is a typical employment contract?

Overseas trained doctors are usually offered contracts of a minimum of six months, though most contracts are for 12 months. As visa and medical registration processes are extensive for both the candidate and employer, contracts less than six months are unusual. It is also not uncommon for candidates to extend their initial contracted period.

What’s involved in applying?

For Global Medics to be of assistance, we would ask that you send us your details and CV by registering with us online. This is the best way to give us the information we need to evaluate the level of assistance we are likely to be able to provide. Registration is quick and easy.

Do I need to do an English test?

If you are from a country whose native or first language (as opposed to official) is not English, then you will be required to provide evidence of English language proficiency. Policies are available for Australia and New Zealand.

Will accommodation be supplied?

This very much depends on your chosen location and the level at which you are appointed. In general, you can expect the following:

The level of accommodation and assistance provided depends on the facility and the category of practitioner you are. Some facilities pay doctors an accommodation allowance regardless of category but this mostly applies just to consultant specialists. Almost all our clients will provide some form of temporary accommodation when you first arrive. This can include staff quarters at a hospital, furnished apartments or hotels/motels. Of course, the client will be happy to assist you and your family in settling in Australia and New Zealand and is generally very helpful in this respect.

Who pays for the medical registration and visa application fees?

As these are related to your ability to perform your job, they are usually considered your responsibility. Some employers are happy to reimburse these expenses should you complete your contract in full.

It is important to note that these fees can also be considered as eligible tax deductions.

Can I extend my visa?

Yes many of the doctors we place are offered extensions to their employment contracts or are offered positions at other hospitals/facilities in their chosen destination. No matter where you next move may be we are here to ensure that the process is as painless as possible.

However, you will need to re-apply for a temporary residency visa as potentially registration for every assignment is unique. To find out the exact details, please contact us so that we can discuss this with you.

To view frequently asked questions for LOCUM 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.

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. 

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.

Chidi, Medical Registrar

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

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.

Stephanie, Medical Registrar

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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