NSW Health is committed to providing quality health care to the people of NSW through the provision of highly skilled Health Professionals.
In order to achieve this NSW Health has made changes to the process of recruiting medical officers. Outlined below is information on recruiting from overseas and engaging locum agencies to fill positions within NSW Health.
The Panel of Overseas Recruitment Agencies (PORA)
As of the 11 August 2008, NSW Health has implemented a Panel of Overseas Recruitment Agencies (PORA) for the provision of recruitment services for overseas health professionals including doctors. Local Health Networks, as well as the NSW Ambulance Service, Justice Health and the Children's Hospital at Westmead, when engaging the services of an agency for the recruitment of overseas health professionals, must now use a member of the PORA.
The PORA is the result of a state-wide tender that was advertised and closed in late 2007. Agencies were invited to submit a proposal to provide services for the recruitment of overseas health professionals for NSW Health.
From over 40 agencies that tendered for the PORA contract, only a small handful of agencies were successful, one of those being Challis Recruitment.
As of August 2008 all NSW Local Health Networks must only use the services of an agency that is a member of the PORA for the recruitment of overseas health professionals.
Challis Recruitment is the only specialist agency that is a member of PORA that focuses solely on the recruitment of overseas trained doctors into fixed term and permanent positions within NSW – ensuring our client’s and candidate’s needs and requirements are our number one priority.