We’re here to help
Beginning your first year as a house officer is always daunting. As well as coming to grips with being a doctor you also need to understand what it means to be an employee. The RDA is here to help you deal with “all that contract stuff” and more. We are the only representative body that has your best interests at heart. We can help with a wide variety of problems – all you need to do is ask! Membership for TIs is free! Just visit the Membership page or click on the button above, fill in the form, and it’s done. You will receive:
- A copy of the quarterly Resident Doctor Journal
- Member updates
- Reminder to update your membership when starting as a HO
Don’t hesitate to ask for help
Obviously the person you talk to depends on the circumstances. You should be able to discuss clinical matters or problems with your seniors (registrar or consultant). If they are unavailable another colleague or duty manager may be the next best thing.
NZRDA has reps throughout New Zealand hospitals and we can pretty much help you with most things including clinical issues, personal issues and employment issues. Give us a call; we can usually point you in the right direction.
Connect with the NZRDA
After you join the NZRDA, you will be met by an NZRDA representative who will be able to give more information if you need. The reps will be around as the year progresses to help with anything that arises. You will also receive your own copy of the MECA and a guide to MECA, which will help explain your rights in easy-to-understand language.