New Zealand | Health roles added to Green List Straight to Residence pathway

New Zealand Government is adding 32 new health sector roles to the Green List and will move all Green List health roles to the Straight to Residence pathway.

The roles being added to the Green List are across the health system and are considered critical and nationally important. The new roles also cover specialisations within those fields.

The list includes roles in social services, education, and the justice sector that support the delivery of health services.

New Health Roles Added to Greenlist

  • Addiction practitioner/alcohol & drug clinician
  • Audiometrist
  • Chiropractor
  • Clinical dental technician
  • Clinical physiologists (sleep, renal, exercise, respiratory, neurology, and cardiac)
  • Counsellor
  • Dental specialists
  • Dental technician
  • Dental therapist
  • Dentist
  • Dietician
  • Dispensing optician
  • Drug and alcohol counsellor
  • Enrolled nurse
  • Genetic counsellor
  • Medical laboratory pre-analytical technician
  • Medical resonance imaging technologist
  • Nuclear medicine technologist
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Optometrist
  • Oral health therapist
  • Orthotic and prosthetic technician
  • Orthotist/prosthetist
  • Osteopath
  • Paramedic/emergency medical technician
  • Perfusionist (cardiac)
  • Pharmacist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Play therapist (hospital)
  • Social worker
  • Speech language therapist
  • Sterile processing technician

Existing roles on Green List Work to Residence pathway moving to Straight to Residence pathway

  • Anaesthetic Technician
  • Audiologist
  • Medical imaging technologist
  • Medical laboratory technician
  • Medical radiation therapist
  • Occupational therapist.
  • Podiatrist
  • Sonographer

Existing roles on Green List Straight to Residence pathway

  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Medical laboratory scientist
  • Medical practitioners
  • Midwife
  • Orthoptist
  • Physicist (Medical)
  • Psychologists
  • Registered Nurse

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