Relocation & support
When making the move to Auckland, it’s comforting to have the support of people who’ve done it before. With so many medical professionals coming to us from all over the world, you’ll have advice on how to make Auckland work for you.
If there’s something you’re not sure about, make sure you have a good look at the answers to the questions we’re most commonly asked. From who we are, what we do, and who we serve, right through to getting tips about making the big move that little bit easier, you’ll no doubt find the information you need right here.
How do I apply for an advertised position?
Find the position you are interested in and then click the apply online button. You will be asked a series of pre-screening questions and will need to supply a copy of your resume. Once you have completed your application it will be sent to the Recruitment Centre who will be in touch.
How can I change my notification preferences or stop receiving emails all together?
If you want to adjust your settings log into the system via the link at the bottom of the email. Once logged in you have full control over how and when you are emailed and will also have the option to be removed from the database.
May I apply for multiple positions at the same time?
Yes, we encourage you to apply for any position you feel you are qualified for. Once you have created a profile/application, your information is saved in our employment database. Your information is recalled upon login for any future applications and can be updated. We encourage you to update your profile whenever your information/work experience changes.
Should I email, fax or mail you a copy of my resume and cover letter, even if I have applied online?
No. Once you have submitted an online application, you don't need to contact us to provide additional information unless you are specifically requested to do so. All the information required to consider your application is contained in your profile and the online application itself.
Will you contact me about the progress of my application?
When your application is received, you will be sent an acknowledgement via email. If a hiring manager decides that your skills match the needs of the position, you'll be contacted for further screening and consideration. We recommend you use the same email address each time you visit our career page.
Why don't you show pay ranges for your positions?
Salaries are based on the depth and length of work experience, education, accomplishments, internal equity, and other evaluated skill sets for the position. The compensation package is only quoted after confirmation of the above components.
How do I update my information?
You can update your application/profile by accessing the Career site and logging into the application as a returning candidate. Once you have entered your email address and the password, which you selected when you initially created your profile, then click the 'Sign In' button to enter the site.
If personal information changes after I submit my applications, how do I update those applications?
When changes occur after the submission, update your profile and then re-apply for the position.
When does a Recruitment Consultant receive my application?
Your application is saved each time you click Continue and proceed to the next page/section. If your connection is disrupted while you are in the process of applying, the data you have already entered will be saved. When you have completed the application, you will receive a congratulatory message telling you that your application has been completed. At this point, your application is forwarded to the Recruitment Consultant.
Can I send a job to a friend?
Yes, as you view the job posting, you'll see a button that will permit you to email that specific open position to a friend. All you need is their email address and the job posting number. Our online application will be sent to them within minutes.
Why are you implementing an online application?
As a service to our communities, it's important to make our open positions available to anyone who is seeking employment. We value customer service, speed in processing the application, and the selection of the most qualified candidate. Our online technology permits us to communicate directly with candidates and respond to their questions/needs quickly. We can also automatically match candidates to the requirements of the position and forward the candidate application to hiring managers in minutes.
What happens to my application once a position I've applied for is filled?
Candidate information is stored in our employment database, so we can meet future employment needs across our network of healthcare organisations. Once a position is filled, the candidates who are not chosen for the position are automatically released into our database. A recruiter can run searches, looking for specific skill sets. If your skills match those that the recruiter is searching for, they will have the opportunity to view your application.
What about the confidentiality of my application information?
Before applying for position's you will be presented with our privacy agreement, you must read and agree to this before your application will be processed.
As an internal employee, who will see the information I put onto your recruitment system?
The Recruitment Team will have access to the information you provide on our system. It will be provided to the Hiring Manager if you are considered a suitable candidate. If you have not applied for a particular position that you are considered suitable for we will contact you prior to allowing the Hiring Manager access to your information.
Do you have a volunteer programme and how can I be part of it?
Our District Health Boards do have volunteer programmes. If you wish to be part of it you should register your interest on this site. If a suitable opportunity becomes available we will contact you.
I would like to request a copy of the information you hold about me, how can I do this?
To request a copy of your personal information send an email to email@example.com with the words "RECORD REQUEST" in the subject line, include your full name, email address and phone number with this request.
I can't find an advertised position on your website, how can I search for this?
You can search all our position based on either the job title, requisition number or any text contained in the advertisement, click here to be taken to the search page to initiate a search.
What is the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 and how does it affect me?
The Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 applies to all health practitioners. This act established separate Regulatory Authorities to enact the legislation for each group of health practitioners. For most groups this is their corresponding registration council. Each regulatory authority works within the same regulatory framework to protect the health and safety of members of the public by providing mechanisms to ensure that health practicians are competent and fit to practise in their profession. This will affect all health care professionals trained outside New Zealand as their qualifications have to meet the standards as set my their corresponding registration board. If you are unable to meet the registration board’s standards then you will not be able to practice in your profession in New Zealand.
What professional groups DO NOT require registration?
There are only two professional groups which do not require registration to work in New Zealand. The Social Workers Registration Board has voluntary membership. However both Waitemata and Counties Manuaku District Health Boards we represent prefer potential candidates to volunteer and gain membership with the Social Workers Board. There is no Speech Language Therapist Board in New Zealand however there is an association to which membership is required by all potential candidates by our represented health boards. Aside from these two professional groups, all other groups must have professional registration to practice, either applied for under the TTMRA or HPCA act.
What is the Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1997 and how does it affect me?
The Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1997 applies only to health practitioners who are registered and or professional trained in Australia. Each registration board is able to register Australian health care professional only for certain states. Each registration board recognises different states so variation applies. To confirm that the state that you trained is accepted by your profession please refer to their website or to our unofficial flow diagram of your professional board registration process. The benefit of applying for your registration under the TTMRA is it is quicker to register under this agreement than under the HPCA.
How soon before my arrival should I apply for registration?
The registration process can take anywhere between 3 and 6 months or more. Registration is also required for a work permit along with your job offer so we have found that it is best to just get it out of the way early on in your relocation process. We recommend that if you are considering coming to New Zealand you apply for registration to your board at least six months before taking up your post in New Zealand. Registration is a timely investment with chances for delay caused by a number of reasons so it is best you start early. Waitemata and Counties Manuaku District Health Boards can be prepared to hire health professions condition to registration on the grounds that they believe your background and skills is likely to get registration by the relevant professional board.
I would like to make a suggestion around the way this website has been designed or operates.
We are always interested in hearing candidates’ suggestions on how we can improve our website and online application experience, if you would like to make any comments or suggestions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org