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Staff are very efficient in making sure paperwork was done properly and in a timely manner. I am very happy with the service and would recommend IMR/LocumBank to my colleagues - Dr Wu
All help and support from IMR was amazing and made the difficult process of moving from overseas almost simple - Dr McDonald, GP
Impressive, consistent, knowledgeable, and unflinching in their moral support. I've never known a recruitment agency to take so much care and detail, and show such commitment to prospective clients - Dr Suriya, Psychiatrist
They went out of their way in helping me fill the mountain of forms and liaise with people, and are still helping me now. I am indebted - Dr Suriya, Psychiatrist
Your services have been excellent and I have had minimal difficulties in getting to where I have wanted. Your staff are extremely friendly and reliable - Dr Rai, House Officer
IMR have great knowledge and experience in medical recruitment with a high standard of services, along with excellent communication skills and professionalism - Dr Murali, GP
We have successfully recruited a number of high quality medical staff through IMR and have always found their service to be highly professional, efficient, and effective, with timely responses to our enquiries - C Byrne, Mental Health Services
We have found IMR to be very helpful, prompt and easy to contact - K Balcombe, Medical Staffing Unit
IMR have shown a high level of professionalism in dealing with a multi-staged process, and guided me with great efficiency and a deep sense of timing - Dr Bangash, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
I would not have been here (in New Zealand) without IMR's constant help and guidance - Dr Sadani, Transfusion Medicine Specialist
I was particularly impressed by the high level of service given to me. I received regular emails and phone calls providing me with updates and information on the next steps throughout the process - Dr O'Luanaigh, Psychiatrist
From the outset, IMR gave me a timeline for how long the process would take, and they were 100% accurate on that. This made planning for the move that much easier - Dr O'Luanaigh, Psychiatrist
IMR's communication is of a high standard and they are able to respond to candidates' concerns in a clear, professional manner - K Kempthorne, Radiology Dept
I would recommend IMR to other Recruitment Advisors as a good source of doctors, and a trustworthy company to work with - N Copson, Recruitment Advisor
We find IMR to be very professional and always exceptionally quick in responding to emails and phone calls - J O'Neill, Health Service CEO
I found IMR very knowledgeable in all aspects concerned with recruiting physicians, particularly the issues that are specific to practice in a foreign country - Dr Fennell, Anaesthetist
IMR's efficiency and professional manner of conduct is truly commendable - Dr Kumar, Radiologist
Thank you again for all your help and support, and for making our Australian experience possible - Dr Gubbay, House Officer
I have already referred three other doctors to IMR, who are now also in the process of moving down under, and I will continue to refer more - Dr Gubbay, House Officer

Emergency Medicine Jobs

Emergency Medicine Jobs in Australia and New Zealand

Emergency Medicine is a fascinating specialty offering the full breadth of clinical possibilities with the challenge of a time critical element. The variety and unpredictability, along with guaranteed adrenaline rush, combine to make Emergency Medicine undoubtedly the fastest growing specialty in Australia and New Zealand.

In Australia and New Zealand, the Emergency Department (ED) plays an important role where the doctors in the ED not only resuscitates arrests and treats trauma and injuries, but is also responsible for stabilising all critically ill medical admissions.

The vast size and low population density throughout Australia and New Zealand means that EDs in the cities tend to service a large catchment area encompassing outlying rural and/or regional areas. This means that major trauma occurring in areas outside the city limits often requires a medical escort to 'retrieve' the patient from the scene of the accident.

Protecting the compromised airway and maintaining the haemodynamic status of a trauma patient retrieved from the scene of an accident involves a challenging skill set, and an action filled role for the more adventurous in the Emergency Medicine physician!

In addition to the above, Retrieval services can function as means to transfer a critically injured patient from a small community hospital to a tertiary centre for advanced management.

Emergency Retrieval roles play an unmistakably important function around Australia and New Zealand, with services such as the Royal Flying Doctors supplying a lifeline to communities without easy access to extensive Emergency Department facilities.

Being a high demand specialty, numerous positions are available for Consultant Specialists (Emergency Physicians) as well as Emergency Medicine Registrars and SHOs (Residents).

With preferred supplier status amongst the majority of hospitals in both Australia and New Zealand, you can be assured that IMR will offer you the widest choice of opportunities possible. At IMR, we have a dedicated Emergency Medicine division, meaning that our Medical Recruitment Specialists can offer unmatched knowledge and advice on all aspects of your specialty including:

  • Trauma Services
  • Mixed Adult and Paediatric Departments
  • Emergency Retrieval Services
  • Australasian College of Emergency Medicine accredited training programs

With Australasian EDs playing a critical role in the medical system, Emergency Departments are great places for junior doctors to acquire knowledge and skills required in the management of airway emergencies, cardiac arrests, shock, trauma and medical emergencies.

More senior doctors who have already decided on a career in Emergency Medicine have the ability work in a role where they function as team leaders for resuscitation room emergencies, as well as providing a point of referral and second opinion for many of the junior doctors.

To work as an Emergency Medicine Registrar in Australia or New Zealand you will generally be required to have at least 3 years of relevant experience, whilst the more junior (SHO/ Resident) roles can offer you an opportunity to train and develop in a first class emergency medicine system.

The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) is very accessible to overseas doctors and international medical graduates at all levels. The availability of training positions for Registrar and SHO/ Resident level doctors are quite common, with the option of utilising your training here or taking it back to your home country.

ACEM encourages Specialist assessment of Emergency Medicine Physicians who have completed international training programs and qualifications for their appropriateness to work in Australia or New Zealand at Consultant level. The international qualifications that are often viewed as favourably comparable by ACEM are as follows:

UK FCEM (UK) – Fellowship of the College of Emergency Medicine
Ireland FCEM (Ireland) - Fellowship of the College of Emergency Medicine
USA ABEM – Diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine
Canada FRCPC – Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada
South Africa FCEM (SA) – Fellowship of the College of Emergency Medicine of South Africa

A representative from our dedicated Emergency Medicine division would be delighted to discuss your individual qualifications with you further.

For those doctors unable to work in Australasia at Consultant level, there are many opportunities at a junior (Registrar or SHO/ Resident) level to allow you to continue your training. For further details or to discuss your individual requirements please contact us.