As part of working with our organisation, a comprehensive induction training programme that covers all aspects of working within New Zealand general practice as well as specific information relating to working in rural Northland.
Currently this induction training is carried out by one of our partners NZ Locums, and is subject to availability of their courses, and space. More details of their induction training can be found here.
NZLocums is the only organisation in New Zealand providing a comprehensive orientation course tailor-made for internationally trained doctors who are coming to work in New Zealand.
This is a three day course which runs monthly and is held in the NZLocums’ office in Wellington. All doctors who are coming from overseas are encouraged to attend before starting work. This course is CME accredited by the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.
The orientation course includes presentations on a wide range of the New Zealand health system.
The selection of topics covered includes:
- Introduction to general practice in New Zealand
- ACC (New Zealand’s no-fault accident cover for NZ residents and visitors to New Zealand)
- Overview of contract, payment and invoicing process for locums
- Resuscitation workshop
- PHARMAC session (Pharmaceutical Management Agency of NZ)
- Tax session
- Work and Income – What is Work and Income and how does this system affect GPs?
- Medical Protection Society background
- Medical Council of New Zealand interview
- Open bank account, if required
- Medtech32 training (New Zealand’s main patient information system)
- Maori cultural museum tour
Accommodation for your stay in Wellington can be arranged.
Once you are placed in a practice in rural Northland, we will ensure you receive a suitable ‘Practice Induction‘ that covers all aspects of that particular practice’s work methods, team members and their responsibilities, computer system, referral system and contacts, etc and this will be provided by the practice.
We are always available to talk through any issues and encourage our locums to call us between the hours of 0830 – 1600 Monday to Friday.