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Senior Medical Officer - Anaesthetics - West Coast District Health Board


Ehara taku I toa takitahi engari, he toa takitini

My strength, is not the strength of one, it is the strength of many

What you'll do with your time

The West Coast District Health Board Anaesthetic Department has a vacancy for one permanent part-time Anaesthetist working 0.7 FTE.

As an anaesthetist with us your duties include the following:

  • Provision of elective and acute anaesthesia and pain management to adults and children as part of a 24 hour service
  • Preadmission clinic assessment
  • Obstetric anaesthesia and analgesia management for our secondary birthing unit
  • High dependency care to patients with surgical and medical problems in collaboration with the surgeons and physicians
  • Attendance to hospital emergencies as required
  • Preparation of patients for transfer to tertiary centres for ongoing medical care
  • Teaching and training components

In this role you will become a member of a dynamic outcome focussed perioperative team of health professionals providing a timely safe operating theatre experience and high quality post procedure care. You will be someone who loves the work they do, is committed to health equity, and who is excited by the idea of working in a remote vibrant community.

To be considered for this role you will need to be eligible for registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

The successful candidate will be offered an attractive relocation and settlement package, a generous remuneration package, the chance to live in one of the most spectacular parts of Aotearoa and work out of a brand new hospital and Integrated Family Health Centre (due for completion at the beginning of 2020).

What we are about

The West Coast District Health Board prides itself in being at the forefront of Rural Healthcare in Aotearoa. Being a Rural Health System is not simply a result of the setting in which we work (though we work in places that are some of the most remote in the country), it means every staff member working to their full potential and striving for full integration of every single element of our business to create a world class healthcare experience.

We are unique and like no other in New Zealand with a close-knit community where your work will make a real difference.

We will help you grow as a leader in rural health with a continued focus on your career development.

We continue to break new ground and shape our health system to wrap care around patients in their communities.

Why us

This isn't a job for just anyone, joining us means sharing our goals and values and being dedicated to this community and our team as we seek to become a centre of excellence in rural health care. We offer competitive benefits, flexible working arrangements and a relocation scheme to candidates who will join us in this.

Our health system covers an area which is over 500 km long bordered to the east by the peaks of the Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o te Moana, and on the west by the rugged and remote beaches of the West Coast/Te Tai Poutini. It is an area of magnificent primeval vistas, snow-capped mountains, glaciers, rain forests, tussock grasslands, lakes, rivers, wetlands and beaches.

What's next

If this role does not match your skills please visit our careers website for more opportunities within our organisation.

To apply online, please click here, or to find out more information about the role, please contact Tracey Sutherland



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.

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Our employment vacancy standard rate is $200 (plus GST) per month/partial month.  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.