NZLocums welcomes new staff

Date published
5 Sep 2016

Tamzyn Luafalealo and Sarah Fearon recently joined the NZLocums team.

The lure of rural medical recruitment draws Tamzyn back to the Network: 

Tamzyn Luafalealo has re-joined the NZLocums team as a Relationship Manager after working for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians for the previous two and a half years. Tamzyn’s health sector experience spans about 15 years and she had previously worked with NZLocums from 2009-13. Prior to that she worked with the Medical Council of New Zealand, the Ministry of Health and Wellington Free Ambulance.

Tamzyn has a wealth of health sector experience and an in-depth knowledge of GP recruitment across both rural and urban environments. She also has extensive experience liaising with people and health professionals from a variety of different countries and cultures.

Tamzyn says she is happy to again be involved in the recruitment of rural medical professionals.
“I have an affinity with medical recruitment and find it both challenging and rewarding going through the various processes such as interviewing and medical council applications to finally placing doctors in rural communities. You can own the process from beginning to end and it’s incredibly satisfying for both parties involved. You get the satisfaction of filling and closing the vacancy.”

In her spare time Tamzyn enjoys travelling and has a passion for health and fitness. When not at NZLocums she can be found working-out at the gym, or teaching spin and circuit classes.

Getting to know people a big plus for Sarah in new role:

Sarah Fearon joined NZLocums in 2016 as a Relationship Manager and comes from a background with a variety of roles in the healthcare sector, in particular regulatory bodies and case management.

Sarah grew up on a farm in the lower North Island and has a real affinity for rural life. She studied at Victoria University in Wellington and completed a Bachelor of Arts in Education. Quality customer service is something she is passionate about and she strives to provide this every day in her work. She has travelled throughout the USA, UK and Europe and of course beautiful New Zealand.

Sarah says one of the most satisfying parts of working in recruitment is being able to match up people with their ideal working experience. “This role is allowing me to apply part of my skill set I had not previously used – essentially I am talking to the doctors and getting to know them a lot more and not just processing people. This is what attracted me to the role and I’m finding it very rewarding.

“When you’re interviewing candidates you get a feel for what sort of person they are and where they would be best suited, for example the single GP – man or woman – might be strongly motivated by access to the great outdoors whereas the family-based GP will potentially want a different sort of location based more around the needs of their partner and children.”