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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

Surgery Jobs

Surgery Jobs in Australia and New Zealand

The practice of Surgery in Australia and New Zealand is very similar to that in any other first class medical system country such as the UK or Ireland. Over the past years substantial investments by both governments have ensured that facilities and technology remain cutting edge.

This, combined with an increased interest from doctors both locally and overseas, has led to a rise in the amount of funded surgical research being undertaken and has firmly stamped Australasia as an area at the forefront of the surgical world.

Departments in both Australia and New Zealand have been the subject of worldwide praise for revolutionary findings and groundbreaking procedures developed and performed successfully, leading to well deserved recognition for some of Australasia's top surgeons.

As a rule, most hospital based surgical teams in Australia consist of a Consultant (Specialist) with Registrar and SHO (Resident) support. The SHO would generally perform the majority of the ward work, whilst the Consultant and Registrar usually cover the operating theatre, outpatient clinics and see emergency surgical admissions.

Elective surgery in Australia is shared between the public and private systems, with approximately 55% of all operations being performed in the private sector. In New Zealand, however, elective surgery is mostly performed in the public sector with only around 12% of operations being performed privately.

Consultant level positions in most subspecialties are readily available in both Australia and New Zealand. Trainee positions at Registrar or SHO level can often be more competitive and more commonly New Zealand offers middle grade and junior doctors more training opportunities. It is recommended that international medical graduates should initially take up an unaccredited Registrar role in an accredited department to gain experience when first relocating to Australia or New Zealand.

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 Surgery division, meaning that our Medical Recruitment Specialists can offer unmatched knowledge and advice on:

  • General Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Urology
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Paediatric Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) often view the following international qualifications as favourable and may allow you to work at a Consultant level in Australia or New Zealand:

UK/ Ireland FRCS (England, Ireland, Edinburgh or Glasgow) plus Certificate of Accreditation from the joint Committee of Higher Surgical Training in the UK or UK Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training
USA Certificate of the American Board of Surgery
  Certificate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery
  Certificate of the American Board of Paediatric Surgery
  Certificate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery
  Certificate of the American Board of Urology
  Certificate of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Canada Fellowship in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, General Surgery, Neurology, Plastic Surgery or Urology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Sth Africa Fellowship of the College of Surgeons of South Africa Fellowship of the Faculty of Radiology of the College of Medicine of South AfricaFellowship of the College of Radiologists of South Africa

Other qualifications can be assessed on a case-by-case basis. For further details or to discuss your individual requirements please contact us.