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Why Ochre Recruitment is your
Medical Recruitment agency of choice

Ochre Recruitment is part of the iconic Ochre Health Group. 

Working with doctors from all walks of life, our key strength is helping general practitioners and rural generalists find the roles most meaningful and beneficial to them. We also work with specialist and hospital doctors in all grades from around the globe.

Founded by Dr Hamish Meldrum and Dr Ross Lamplugh in 2002 to find GP jobs for rural doctors like themselves, Ochre Recruitment has since evolved into one of Australia’s and New Zealand’s premier medical recruitment specialists.

We’re owned and run by Doctors

The Ochre Group, comprising Ochre Recruitment and Ochre Health, is one of a kind. We hold a unique position in the medical recruitment industry as a company who understands the challenges of managing a medical centre while keeping doctors happy, valued and well rewarded. 

This gives us a sense of balance and fairness. We work to keep all parties happy and to find the right match for all involved.

We have an extensive network of clients

We supply to almost all of the District Health Boards in New Zealand, state health boards and public hospitals across Australia, and we find jobs for doctors in rural and regional settings as well as in city-based locations.

Working with hundreds of clients per year we ensure that only the best opportunities are presented to our doctors thanks to a rigorous triage, screening and candidate matching processes. 

Our tenure in the market place

We have close to 20 years' experience working with doctors from all walks of life and from around the globe. Our tenure in the market place and service offerings have afforded us the reputation of being one of the leading agencies of choice for medical professionals. 

Our approach

Our consultative, people-centred recruitment services include confidential advice regarding your next career move, market insights and access to our extensive and growing network of practices and hospitals. We negotiate on your behalf to ensure you get the employment conditions and benefits you are seeking.

Our service is free for Doctors

We work with you to find the perfect role, and provide valuable assistance, explaining the process and guiding you through all the paperwork, as well as managing all negotiations with the practice or hospital.

Whatever your aspirations, our expert recruitment consultants will get to know you personally and go the extra mile to find you the best medical jobs - jobs that tick all your boxes.

Our experience and expertise

The Ochre Recruitment team has extensive experience in providing recruitment services to doctors and clients across Australia and New Zealand - we have an in-depth and genuine knowledge of both medical systems. 

General Practice

Our main specialty area is General Practice. We have hundreds of general practice locum and permanent jobs in the following specialty areas:

  • Primary Care
  • Rural Generalism
  • Indigenous Health (GP AMS)
  • Telehealth
  • GP ED / GP Anaes / GP Obstetrics
  • GP Skin
  • GP Urgent Care

Medical Specialties

We enjoy working with specialists, registrars, and junior doctors in all medical specialties and have a range of jobs in the following specialty areas:

  • Emergency Medicine
  • General Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Paediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology

Locum and Permanent roles to suit your life goals

We seek to understand your personal and professional goals, always going above and beyond to find the best locum job or ideal permanent medical role for you.

Locum Jobs

If you’re looking to increase your income, explore new places, expand your skill set or just need a break from the same routine, you could be highly suited to locum work. 

It’s the ideal way to earn high rates and further your experience in new work environments, while seeing all that Australia and New Zealand has to offer. We have a huge variety of short and long-term locums as well as ongoing locum jobs offering excellent rates.

Permanent Jobs

If you are thinking about a more permanent move, we can help you source your next long-term general practice or medical role. 

You may choose to work at one of our iconic Ochre Medical Centres, or you may prefer opportunities in hospitals and practices which extend well beyond the Ochre network, throughout Australia and New Zealand.

The consultants at Ochre Recruitment provide a fantastic service. They are easy to deal with, very friendly, respectful and most importantly, understand my unique needs.

Dr Anthony Ejorh

General Practitioner

Ochre Recruitment confidently provides the very best kind of service in placing doctors where they want to be.

Dr Bernard Leuthart

Clinical Director, Tui Ora Ltd.

I would heartily recommend Ochre Recruitment as an agency which can be trusted, is ethical and provides a wide variety of locum opportunities throughout Australia and New Zealand. Doing business with them is always a pleasure. Long may it so remain!

Dr Howard Baker

General Practitioner

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