The NZSA provides a vacancy platform for employers to advertise their specialist and trainee anaesthetist roles.

Current Vacancies

Sabbatical or extended leave in Rarotonga

Are you interested in doing a sabbatical or taking extended leave to work in Rarotonga and support our Pacific neighbours? The dates that need to be filled are between 19 March 2022 to December 2022. Whangarei Anaesthetist Dr Michael Kalkoff is coordinating this request and would like to hear from you if you are interested in providing some cover during this time. It is possible for cover to be split between 3-4 people doing a minimum of four weeks each. Travel and accommodation costs (including for family members) will be covered. They are happy to consider candidates at Fellowship level who have just completed their FANZCA but have not yet taken up a substantive post. To discuss this opportunity, please contact Michael and he can provide more information and make the necessary introductions.

Consultant Anaesthetist / Kairehu Mātanga - Hutt Valley DHB

Nau mai, haere mai ki whanau ora ki Te Awakairangi

Location: Hutt Hospital

Contract: Permanent and fixed-term (12 months to 31/7/22) opportunities available

  • Make the most of city or country living
  • Opportunities to develop areas of speciality interest

About our role

We're seeking someone with expertise in anaesthetic and intensive care services to join our team at Hutt Valley District Health Board in Lower Hutt City.

You'll be responsible for the provision of anaesthetic and intensive care services including day case anaesthetics, theatre sessions, outpatient anaesthetic assessment clinics, critical care and sedation services and acute pain management. Experience in Paediatrics, Intensive Care or Obstetrics anaesthesia is preferred.

You must be highly motivated and enthusiastic, competent to provide level 1 ICU care, vocationally registered (or eligible) in New Zealand with FANZCA (or equivalent) and willing to take a lead in quality development and teaching.

Our organisation

We are a busy 260-bed facility providing secondary services for Lower and Upper Hutt cities. and we are the tertiary centre for regional plastics, oral maxillofacial, burns and rheumatology services. We have a suite of 8 operating rooms and 8-bed ICU/HDU. There are 8000+ operative procedures per year in General Surgery, Orthopaedics, ENT, Gynaecology, Dental, Plastics, reconstruction and OMF, and we have 1,800 deliveries annually in the Obstetric Unit and 600 admissions to the ICU each year.

Hutt Hospital is located in Lower Hutt City, 20 minutes by road from Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. There is opportunity for most recreational pursuits, sporting and cultural activities.

We can offer you the following:

  • A supportive workplace culture with a commitment to your on-going professional development
  • Comprehensive orientation programme
  • Training and study opportunities
  • Outstanding peer support

If you are looking for an opportunity that provides satisfaction and personal growth, we encourage you to apply.

How to apply

Please complete an online HVDHB application form by clicking the 'here'. You can also apply and see a copy of the job description through our careers website:

Please note: For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

For further information on this role, please email us at and indicate the vacancy number 1114559B-21 and job title in the subject line.

HVDHB is a pro-equity Health Organisation, with a particular focus on Māori and Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

We promptly review all applications. If you are highly qualified, you will hear from one of our recruiters. Come unlock the possibilities and apply today!

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed


Staff Specialist or Senior Staff Specialist Anaesthetics - Queensland

Metro North Hospital and Health Service is the biggest and most diverse Hospital and Health Service in Queensland, delivering the best care by the brightest healthcare professionals.

Two of our five hospitals – Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (RBWH) and The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH) – are tertiary/quaternary referral hospitals, providing state-wide super specialty services, such as heart and lung transplantation and burns treatment. Redcliffe and Caboolture are major secondary hospitals, and Kilcoy is a regional community hospital.

This is your opportunity to join the dedicated team of professionals at Metro North Health and be part of a world-class, dynamic and growing health service that embraces technology, excellence in health care, teaching, research and empowering our people to be the best in serving our community.

About the Role

  • Provide specialist anaesthetic, perioperative, pain management and related services for patients undergoing elective surgery (STARS and Redcliffe Hospital) and including obstetric and emergency procedures (Redcliffe Hospital)
  • Undertake anaesthetic outpatient consultations, pre-operative assessments and consultations and other specialist anaesthesia services as required.
  • Participate in the provision of an afterhours on call roster. The requirement for on-call cover differs between STARS and Redcliffe Hospital.
  • Supervise, train, advise and mentor junior staff.
  • Provide expert leadership in clinical governance and service improvement activities and initiate, encourage and participate in the evaluation and implementation of innovative treatment and care aimed at achieving demonstrable improvements in service outcomes for both hospitals and the Metro North Hospital Health Service Clinical Streams.

Find out about the role in more detail and how to apply in the Role Description on SmartJobs.

Why work for us?

We offer rewarding career opportunities across a wide range of clinical and non-clinical areas across our health service and pride ourselves on providing a work environment that is safe, satisfying, flexible, and promotes a healthy work-life balance.

As a Metro North employee you will benefit from a higher than standard employer contribution to Superannuation of up to 12.75%, access to salary packaging, flexible working arrangements and competitive salary rates with annual incremental increases.

We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace for our people and our community. We encourage people of all genders, races, ages and abilities to apply for roles within our Health Service.

You can find out more about why it's so great to work at Metro North here:


Further Information

Applicants are to apply online. If the information requested in the ‘how to apply’ section is not provided you may not meet the requirements for further consideration of your application.

Job Ad Reference  STR389684

Closing Date  Tuesday, 2nd November 2021


Requirements for applying for jobs in New Zealand

In New Zealand, all applications to assess international specialist qualifications must be submitted to the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ). 

If an application is accepted, the MCNZ will work with the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists who will evaluate the ability of a specialist to practice as an unsupervised specialised anaesthetist at a standard comparable to that required of a Fellow of the College.  Therefore your first step is to contact MCNZ. 

Please refer to this link on their website:   

The College also provides information on their website. Learn more.

The New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists (NZSA) represents medically registered Anaesthetists in New Zealand and promotes patient safety.

Our mission is to serve our membership through advocacy, education and strengthening the anaesthesia community, and in turn the wellbeing of patients. 

We are proud to represent anaesthetists in New Zealand and hope that if you do proceed with New Zealand registration you consider becoming a member.

NZSA Advertising rate

Our employment vacancy standard rate is NZ$300 (plus GST) per month/partial month.   Please note:  Any overseas advertisers will also be responsible for any international bank fees. 

We will also include links to the vacancies in our members’ e-newsletter which is sent out regularly.  If you wish to place an advertisement, please email with your vacancy and billing details and the period you wish to advertise for.