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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. 

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 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.

Exclusive GP, Rural Generalist & ED Locum Jobs across NSW and Tasmania

We are proud to partner with Western NSW LHD on exciting GP VMO and GP locums across iconic country towns in the North West Region of NSW. Working as a General Practitioner in rural practice provides a diverse and interesting array of medicine you just won’t find in regional centres or cities.

Tasmania has to be one of the most exciting examples of a thriving Australian regional centre where you can achieve an enviable balance of work and lifestyle. We are delighted to be working in collaboration with the THS to fill their hospital locum rosters.

Ochre Medical Centre’s and hospitals, small family-owned practices, larger corporate centres and correctional facilities all rely on us to support their workforce of permanent doctors. So rest assured you'll have plenty of variety when it comes to choosing a locum in Tassie.

Our partnership with Medical Directions, Australia’s premier providers of workforce solutions, gives Emergency Medicine Registrars & CMOs as well as GP ED VMOs exclusive access to hospitals including GP FastTrack Clinics across Hunter New England, Murrumbidgee, Western NSW and The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health Districts.

Through our arrangement with Medical Directions and relationships with local health services, our ability to offer doctors challenging and professionally rewarding opportunities across Australia and New Zealand is substantial.

Take a closer look at our exclusive locum opportunities and the financial, professional, and lifestyle benefits they offer.

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

We are a key source for Rural GP Jobs and are proud to partner with Rural Generalists who thrive on the broader scope of practice which includes Emergency, Anaesthetics, Obstetrics and Surgical skills.

We have a range of General Practice jobs for doctors interested in GP Clinic work. Should you wish to focus on an interest like Skin or Womens Health, our GP Team can help you find a practice that specializes in these areas. 

With over 60 Ochre Medical Centres across Australia and an extensive network of practices beyond the Ochre network, you'll enjoy a wide range of locum jobs to choose from.

We have also built up an extensive network of contacts within the AMS and ACCHS systems, and can offer you a wide range of doctor jobs in general practices seeking Indigenous Health specialists across the Australia.

View our Jobs

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

We have always aimed to attract and retain great doctors by providing a level of nurse, admin support and infrastructure that is better than other clinics, an enable them to work at the top of their licence.

Dr Hamish Meldrum

Founder and Co-Director of The Ochre Health Group and General Practitioner

I share Ochre's professional ethos and approach to healthcare. The teams are friendly, patient-centred, and welcoming. The example is set by Ochre's executive leadership and it resonates with me

Dr David Gaskell

Rural Generalist

Steph, you have been awesome from the start in terms of your engagement with me, your regular communication and going “the extra yard”. As you can imagine, I’m dealing with numerous recruitment companies and consultants currently, and you are an absolute standout – so thank you

Dr Steve Kennealy

General Practitioner

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