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About Us

eNZed Paramedical is a recruitment service used by employers to access Occupational therapists for positions throughout New Zealand.

Therapists we find jobs for are employed directly by the New Zealand employer.

eNZed Paramedical is based in New Zealand and wholly owned by John and Christine Higgins, and was established in 1992.

Services We Offer

  • Access to vacancies throughout NZ, many of which are not advertised overseas or currently listed on employer web sites
  • Access to vacancies in all clinical areas, for both permanent positions and short-term locum work
  • Actively seek work on your behalf and only submit you for 'real' jobs for which the employer has confirmed that they wish to consider applicants such as yourself, never for vacancies where there is little or no real prospect of success
  • Advice on the process of applying for New Zealand Registration
  • Targetted recruitment by submitting you for only those jobs which match your stated needs in terms of clinical, location and other preferences, rather than for every single vacancy listed. This results in a high level of employer interest
  • Preparation of candidates for telephone interviews
  • Arrange telephone interviews with employers so that you always have first hand contact prior to making the decision to accept/decline the job offer. We give therapists pre-interview telephone orientation for NZ interviews
  • 95% of eNZed Paramedical therapists being offered the first post they are interviewed for
  • Advice on work visa's/immigration to both therapists and employers
  • Arrange transfers from Auckland International Airport (at your cost) to our home and up to 3 nights free accommodation on arrival (subject to availability), or ensure that employers have made suitable arrival arrangements, if required
  • FREE service to potential staff, saving you considerable amounts of time and money in gaining a job in NZ
  • Ongoing support .Once you have started work, you are always welcome to contact us (reverse charges), should you have any issues that you wish to discuss with someone outside your immediate employment environment
  • Partial reimbursement of professional registration fees (conditions apply), more details under Starting Work

Who are eNZed Paramedical?

Christine is a New Zealand Registered Occupational Therapist with a current Annual Practising Certificate. She has a long work history, both as a Manager of Occupational Therapy for one of NZ's largest hospitals, and as a clinician in both NZ and the UK. She has been an active member of the New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists (Inc.) at national level for many years. She was a member of the Occupational Therapy Registration Board for 3 years. She continues to do some casual clinical work to stay in touch with the working reality of the profession. Christine's primary role in the service is the clinical short-listing of applicants for jobs, and any liaison with either therapists or employers that require an in-depth professional knowledge.


John has a BSc and papers in post-graduate business administration. He has worked as database administrator for a health related charity and in distance enrolment recruitment for a University. He was invited to be a founding member of the Royal Society of New Zealand and the Australasian Institute of Fund-Raising. His role in the business is as Office Manager.

"eNZed Paramedical were not only very professional but very kind and genuine—we stayed with the owners whilst we recovered from our colds and organised jobs. It only took a few days to sort out jobs and the positions we accepted were just what we were looking for—eNZed really listened to our thoughts on where we wanted to work and what type of job we were looking for. We thoroughly recommend eNZed Paramedical—they were brilliant."

— John & Liz, Physiotherapists from England, UK

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Last Modified: 20 November 2014