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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

Intensive Care Medicine Jobs

Intensive Care Medicine (ICU) Jobs in Australia and New Zealand

In the general scope of things, Intensive Care Medicine (ICU) is a relatively new specialty worldwide, and there is no doubt that the last 20 years has seen a rapid expansion in the ICU services within Australia and New Zealand.

Intensive Care Units around Australasia now possess state-of-the-art ventilators and monitors, and in addition are supported by teams of well trained critical care nurses. These units operate in unison with the Anaesthetics teams, Emergency Departments and Retrieval teams to ensure that Australia and New Zealand maintain their status amongst the world leaders in critical care standards.

Recently the Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (JFICM) has moved from being a faculty of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) to the inception of the College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand (CICM). Training in ICU has traditionally had strong affiliations with both the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) and ANZCA, however in Australia and New Zealand, there is now the opportunity to also train specifically in ICU under CICM training program. This has given birth to a myriad of new opportunities for those doctors wishing to dedicate their careers to this exciting and important specialty.

ICU is also a very popular specialty for trainee Physicians, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Surgeons and Anaesthetists alike as the practical skills acquired are transferable to all disciplines. Many training opportunities exist where one specialty can be utilised as an entry point into another training program.

Given the competitive nature of some other specialties and the high demand for doctors interested in ICU, taking an initial term in this specialty is a popular and solid career move for doctors coming into Australia or New Zealand from overseas. Whilst this can be a useful "foot in the door" at the outset, many doctors find that they are drawn to a career in ICU and subsequently join the CICM program.

ICU in Australia and New Zealand is certainly one of the most exciting specialties and offers an amazing amount of growth for junior doctors, with many urban and regional opportunities for Registrars and SHOs (Residents) generally available.

Given that ICU specialty colleges are not common internationally and often Intensivists train under the supervision of a Physician or Anaesthetic college, the CICM training program is relatively unique and subsequently at the forefront of ICU training worldwide. The process of assessment for Overseas Trained Specialists is usually based on an individual assessment. The following qualifications are often viewed favourably by CICM and may allow you to work at a Consultant level in Australia or New Zealand:

UK Fellowship/Membership and CCT in primary specialty (Anaesthesia, Medicine, Emergency Medicine or Acute Surgical Specialties) and joint CCT in ICM (supervised by IBTICM)
USA Certificate of the American Board of Critical Care Medicine, generally obtained after completing the Certificate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and often combined with a Fellowship in Respiratory Medicine
Canada Certificate in Critical Care Medicine, generally obtained after completing a Fellowship in either Anaesthetics, Emergency Medicine or Internal Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Registrar and Senior Registrar roles are readily available for those doctors that are unable to work at a Consultant level straight away, and would often provide a "stepping stone" to recognition by CICM.

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 Intensive Care Medicine division, meaning that our Medical Recruitment Specialists can offer unmatched knowledge and advice on your career.

Contact us today to start your ICU career in Australia or New Zealand.