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Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

We’re looking for Consultant Anaesthetists with interest in Intensive Care Medicine to join our team at Hutt Hospital.

We provide critical care services to around 700+ patients 60% of which are acute medical admissions. We also provide tertiary level care for burns, plastics and maxillofacial surgery as well as general surgery, orthopaedics, obstetrics, gynaecology, ENT and ophthalmic surgery. We are in the process of expanding our critical care services with a fully staffed 8 bedded intensive care unit and a 24/7 patient at risk service complemented by a full roster of junior doctors. Early 2023, we will be able to offer acute haemofiltration (dialysis) service for our critically ill patients and we aim to be recognised by the College of Intensive care medicine as a Level 2 intensive care unit.

To achieve this transformational change, Hutt Hospital is looking for Senior Medical Officers/Consultants with experience and interest in Intensive Care. You will join a team of enthusiastic colleges and will participate in the provision of critical care service within the hospital.

Clinical sessions will include day sessions in both intensive care unit and anaesthesia. You will also provide afterhours cover (on call) to patients needing critical care services. Please note that on calls will be in ICU only.

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

Hutt Hospital is a busy 270-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. We are in close proximity to the Capital Wellington city with a 15 mins drive. 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.

Moū – About you

  • Must be vocationally registered in anaesthesia with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ)
  • FANZCA or equivalent qualification and be able to register for vocational registration with the MCNZ
  • For overseas candidates, you must meet the New Zealand Immigration Service requirements
  • Able to provide consistently high standards of medical care
  • Relevant experience and training

E pā ana ki a tatou – About us

Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley district is located centrally in Wellington and has over 6,000 full-time equivalent staff, making us one of the major employers in the Wellington region. We operate three hospitals – Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown, Hutt Valley Hospital and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua – as well as the Kāpiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu.

Here at Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District we embrace diversity and welcome applications from all people, including all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District are pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

Me pēhea te tuku tono – How to apply

Click the apply now button to send your application directly to us. For further information on this role please email and indicate the job title and vacancy number in the subject line.

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Your safety and that of our patients is important to us. It is our expectation that you will be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, having received two doses of an approved Covid-19 vaccination.

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai.

By joining together we will succeed.





Kaweka Hospital – Anaesthetist vacancy at Hawke’s Bay’s newest private surgical hospital.  Link for information below:

Kaweka Hospital Anaesthetist Vacancy








Position Title

Anaesthetist – Staff Specialist or Senior Staff Specialist

Work Unit/Facility Location

Department of Anaesthetics

Perioperative, Women’s Health & Ambulatory Care Services, Mackay Hospital and Health Service

Remuneration/Salary Rates (may include superannuation and annual leave loading) (Grade) (Additional Information)

Remuneration value up to $466,767 p.a. comprising salary between $8,654.00 p.f. – $9,175.30 p.f. (L25-L27) or remuneration value up to $427,094 p.a. comprising salary between $7,236.70 p.f. – $8,405.80 p.f. (L18-L24); employer superannuation contribution (up to 12.75%), annual leave loading (17.5%), attraction and retention incentive allowance, professional development allowance, professional development leave 3.6 weeks p.a., professional indemnity cover, plus overtime and on-call allowances. Applications will remain current for 12 months. Job Ad Reference: MK463760

Mackay Hospital and Health Service has six hospitals, two multi-purpose health services and four community health centres that employ more than 3,300 staff. The district covers an area of approximately 90,000km2 and provides services to patients and their families in Bowen, Cannonvale, Clermont, Collinsville, Dysart, Glenden, Mackay, Middlemount, Moranbah, Proserpine and Sarina.

Mackay is a vibrant regional centre in tropical North Queensland, servicing a population of over 180,000. The Mackay Isaac Whitsunday Region has a thriving economy that includes a diverse range of tourism, agriculture, industry, mining, education and health industries.

Mackay provides relaxed and comfortable rural and coastal living opportunities, only an hour flight from Brisbane and a short distance to the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef. The tropical climate is ideal for outdoor living with beautiful beaches and a spectacular natural environment nearby. Families are well serviced by a choice of high quality schools and a wide range of sporting clubs with excellent facilities.

 Your opportunity

A Staff Specialist is responsible for assisting the Director in:

  • Provision of high-quality clinical services as part of the Unit/Department.
  • Education of medical staff and students, Allied Health, interested community groups and nursing staff.
  • Active participation in patient safety, audit, research and service planning activities.

The department currently provides anaesthesia for orthopaedic, trauma, general, gynaecological, obstetric, paediatric, ENT, dental, ECT and endoscopic procedures. We also provide a pre-assessment clinic, an acute pain service and obstetric epidural service. We support the trauma and cardiac arrest teams.

The department is an accredited training facility and thus you will be required to supervise Principal House Officers, Junior House Officers and Interns, Registrars and Provisional Fellows.

  Enquiries Dr Danny Bartlett, (07) 4885 7937

Job Ad Reference MK463760

Application Details

Closing Date 05-02-2023

Kia hiwa ra! Kia hiwa!

Mō mātou – About us

‘Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi – Putting people at the heart of all we do’

Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand, leads the day-to-day running of our health system across New Zealand, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels. It weaves the functions of the 20 former District Health Boards into its regional divisions and district offices, ensuring continuity of services in the health system.

Here in Te Tai o Poutini, West Coast we deliver health services to the almost 32,000 people that live in the region. We are committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its principles by ensuring our partnership with Māori are at the forefront of all our conversations.

Te Tai o Poutini is 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 the West Coast? View the ‘Cut Out for the Coast’ link here to find out more!

Mō te tūnga – About the role

We are seeking a full-time Anaesthetist who has experience delivering of health care in a rural setting and is committed to developing and supporting wellbeing across the healthcare spectrum.

The Department of Anaesthesia at Te Tai o Poutini West Coast are proud of the services we deliver to the people of Te Tai o Poutini West Coast and surrounding areas.

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 addition, Te Tai o Poutini West Coast offers great lifestyle opportunities.

Our health system services 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.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako – Skills and Experience

You will need to be eligible to gain registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand, to find out more please follow this link

Te Tai o Poutini West Coast Anaesthesia works closely together in a collaborative and supportive environment which encompasses a regional approach.

To tatou tikanga – Our Culture:

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi – Putting people at the heart of all we do

Health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

Belonging Here

Being part of the Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand, our people enjoy access to, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. As an organisation we are inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.

Tono ināianei – Apply now

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact Amy Walker – Recruitment Specialist.


Please note that applications made via an agency will not be considered.

The Future of the Health Industry

The role that you are applying for is one that may only be performed by a person who has been vaccinated against Covid-19. It is therefore a condition of this application that you are vaccinated against Covid-19. This vaccination requirement includes gaining Booster Doses required to perform you role under the Health Order. As a person working in the health and disability sector you will come into contact with a large number of people, some of whom may be vulnerable. Without a vaccine, there is the risk that you may contract Covid-19. The requirement to be vaccinated is to keep you safe and also to endeavour to protect others against the potential transmission of Covid-19 as a result of you contracting it in the course of your employment.

Nau mai, haere mai, tauti mai!



Position Title:   Senior Staff Specialist or Staff Specialist or Senior Medical Officer (Anaesthetist) (Hervey Bay)

Location:   Department of Anaesthetics, Hervey Bay and Maryborough Hospitals

Remuneration:  Remuneration value up to $430,003 p.a., comprising salary between $163,473 – $239,377 p.a. (L13–L27), motor vehicle allowance, professional development allowance, professional development leave 3.6 weeks p.a., professional indemnity cover and private practice arrangements.  Overtime and on-call allowances will be negotiated with the successful applicant upon appointment. Superannuation (up to 12.75%) and annual leave loading (17.5%) will be applied additionally to the total remuneration value. (Permanent Full Time Position, 80 hours p.f.) (Applications will remain current for 12 months). Job Ad Reference: H2211WB454048


  • Provide high-quality specialist care anaesthetic and related care to patients in Hervey Bay and Maryborough Hospitals
  • Provide supervision, training and training of registrars, junior medical staff and other health care team members

 Enquiries:   Dr Peter Harvey, (07) 4325 6585

Job Ad Reference:     H2211WB454048

Application Details:

Closing Date:   Wednesday, 4th January 2023







Short term anaesthetic locum opportunity – Micronesia

This is a message on behalf of our Pacific Island Colleagues

Our only anaesthesiologist – Dr OJ – will be going off-island in December (1st – 23rd) for a medical consultation.  We are looking for someone who is able to take up a locum position for the duration.  The position is based in Pohnpei.  The package will include travel arrangements, professional fees and perdiem allowance.

If you are interested in further details, please direct your enquiries to:

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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.

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

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 an NZSA member.

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