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Position Title: Senior Staff Specialist or Staff Specialist (Anaesthetist)

Location: Department of Anaesthetics, Bundaberg Hospital (other positions
at Hervey Bay and Maryborough may also be filled through this
recruitment process)

Remuneration value up to $430,003 p.a., comprising salary between $189,406 –
$239,377 p.a. (L18–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, 80 hours p.f.).

Job Description:

  • The Senior Staff Specialist/ Staff Specialist (Anaesthetist) provides specialist
    anaesthetic care and related medical services in the Division of Critical Care.
  • Assist the Clinical Director and General Manager (Division of Critical Care) to
    ensure clinical services provided are of the highest standard and delivered in an
    efficient and effective manner.
  • Assist with the education and supervision of trainees and other medical staff,
    medical students, allied health and nursing staff.

Enquiries: Dr Victor Birioukov (07) 4150 2478

Job Ad Reference: H2305WB487891

Application Details:

Closing Date: Monday, 26th June 2023

Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand (Nelson Marlborough) formerly NMDHB.

  • Part-time position (0.5 FTE), 40 hours per fortnight
  • 12 months fixed-term
  • Nelson location

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

Te Whatu Ora (Nelson Marlborough) Theatre Suite consists of six Operating Theatres with a Recovery Room, a Sterile Services department and Endoscopy suite. We are a friendly and supportive team focusing on providing a caring and professional environment, delivering quality care and extended nursing practice.

Surgical specialties covered include: General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Gynaecology, Urology, ENT, Ophthalmology, Dental, Acute/Trauma, Paediatrics, Plastics and Vascular.

We are looking for a NZ Registered Anaesthetic Technician to join our theatre team. This is a fixed-term, part-time role covering parental leave for 12 months, working 40 hours per fortnight (0.5 FTE). Shifts are flexible – rostered and rotating Monday to Sunday, including evenings, weekends and on-call.

The salary for this role is $59,035 to $83,030 (steps 1 – 7) per annum pro rata, of the current PSA Allied Public Health and Technical MECA, dependent on skills, experience and registration in NZ.

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

To be considered for this position you must be a Registered Anaesthetic Technician, with a current APC issued by The Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand (MSCNZ), or be eligible for the same.

You will be a team player who:

  • enjoys keeping up to date with clinical practice
  • has the ability to cope with a high and varied workload, including emergency situations
  • has excellent organisational and time management skills
  • has recent clinical experience with strong observational and crisis management skills
  • has excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

The successful candidate must be eligible to work in New Zealand or hold a valid NZ work visa at the time of applying.

Te Whatu Ora staff must have completed their primary course of two NZ approved Covid-19 vaccinations.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Te Whatu Ora (Nelson Marlborough) is the main health provider for Te Tau Ihu, the top of the south. With nearly 3000 employees, we are Nelson and Marlborough’s largest employer, which means the opportunities here are endless. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals, and the Richmond and Marlborough Health Hubs, but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard to make a difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork.

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More information)

Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position)

At Te Whatu Ora (Nelson Marlborough) we encourage a workforce that is innovative, eager to learn and enhance their skills, and passionate about caring for our community. We do great work and we need a great team to help us deliver.

Nelson is one of New Zealand’s top lifestyle destinations and offers an amazing variety of leisure pursuits, beaches, rivers and national parks with great opportunities for outdoor activities such as mountain biking, kayaking, tramping, skiing, golf, sailing, as well as abundant sunshine and outstanding scenery. World renowned wineries and craft breweries are nearby and the area is rich in art and culture with many cafes and excellent schools and facilities for families. For more information on the Nelson/Tasman region visit

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 539 5748.

For role specific information please contact Kate Ellson on

Apply now, it’s easy. Please fill in our online application form and include a cover letter explaining your interest in this position.


Applications close: Open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so we encourage you to apply early.

Te Whatu Ora strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Māori and we recruit for cultural competence.

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.


Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor of Anaesthesia and Consultant Anaesthetist





The University of Otago, Christchurch, in association with Te Whatu Ora/Health New Zealand – Waitaha Canterbury, seeks to appoint a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor of Anaesthesia. This position provides an excellent opportunity for a clinical academic to establish themselves in one of the leading medical schools in Australasia.

The appointee will provide leadership in teaching and research in the field of Anaesthesia while supporting an effective and efficient care for anaesthesia patients in the Canterbury region. There are opportunities for wide collaboration with researchers in the University’s well regarded medical and biomedical science departments.

In addition to holding the position of Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor of Anaesthesia at the University of Otago, the appointee will concurrently hold a position as Consultant Anaesthetist with Te Whatu Ora/Health New Zealand – Waitaha Canterbury. This is a joint University/Hospital position and will be held as a single contract with the University. The two separate roles equal the equivalent of one full-time position.

Academic Component – 0.5 FTE

The successful applicant will be based in the Department of Surgery and Critical Care, University of Otago, Christchurch and appointed to the position of Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor, based on academic achievement, skills and experience. The appointee will have academic qualifications and prior experience in teaching and research, and will be responsible for teaching at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. There will be significant opportunity for clinically-based research along with generous support for research.

Clinical Component – 0.5 FTE

The Christchurch Hospital is a major acute teaching hospital with 650 beds delivering secondary and tertiary level services, the hospital provides approximately 190,000 total patient days per annum. The hospital also undertakes approximately 9,000 inpatient surgical procedures including cardiac surgery, and 2,000-day surgery physical rehabilitation and surgical services.The successful applicant will participate in a shared roster and an after-hours on-call roster; clinical duties and patient care will form 50% of weekly duties. Alongside an enthusiastic group of colleagues, the appointee will provide support for the anasthesia patients. Additional payment is made for clinical duties outside of regular hours, in negotiation with the Te Whatu Ora Waitaha Canterbury.

The successful candidate will have the Australian New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FANZCA) or equivalent qualification and be eligible for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. A postgraduate academic qualification and experience in research and teaching are essential.

Further details

Collaboration and collegiality are important values in the Department and we seek a colleague who will both enjoy and enhance our cooperative work environment. We are committed to equity and we value the benefits that diversity brings to our work and our community.

If you are looking for an exciting new opportunity and would like to learn more about joining our team, then please contact Farai Madambi, Senior Recruitment Consultant for a confidential discussion via the contact details below.


To submit your application please click on the apply button. Applications quoting reference number 2300639 will close on Wednesday, 28 June 2023.


To view the vacancy details and to apply online go to:

Equal opportunity in employment is University policy. E tautoko ana Te Whare Wananga o Otago i te kaupapa whakaorite whiwhinga mahi.


  • Dunedin Hospital
  • Permanent, full-time 1.0 FTE
  • Salary: ASMS MECA 2022 (NZD 170,369 – 250,560)

Dunedin Hospital’s Anaesthesia Department welcomes applications for the position of Specialist Anaesthetist. We are currently delighted to be expanding our department and as such are looking for motivated and enthusiastic people to join our team.

Mō te tūranga – About the role

We are now looking to complete our team with another anaesthetist to come and join us. Dunedin Hospital has 300 beds and servicing the Southern region which covers a population of around 340,000. The Anaesthesia Service has state of the art equipment and is supported by our well-trained technicians and PACU staff. This is also an exciting time to join as our service prepares for the New Dunedin Hospital. As a Specialist Anaesthetist, you’ll be expected to provide anaesthesia for a mix of general lists covering a broad range of specialist services. You will also be expected to provide afterhours cover during the week and will participate on a 1:8 weekend call roster.

We are a tertiary level hospital with a full range of elective and acute surgical specialities and can offer you a varied and challenging array of anaesthesia work.

Ideally, we are looking for someone with the following skills and experience to complement our team:

  • An excellent general skill set
  • It would be desirable to have a specialist interest in perioperative medicine
  • A team player with exceptional interpersonal skills who builds effective relationships both within and external to their team
  • Is solution focussed and can demonstrate excellent decision making and priority setting in a clinical environment
  • Enthusiasm for teaching and passing on their knowledge to junior members of staff

Mōu ake – About you

Appointed specialists will possess FANZCA or an equivalent qualification allowing a vocational registration with the NZ Medical Council. The Te Whatu Ora – Southern recruitment team are able to provide support in applying or renewing previous vocational registration. Applications from overseas physicians who had previous vocational registration are welcomed and a start date will be negotiated with registration and immigration requirements taken into consideration.

Mō mātou – About us

Te Whatu Ora – Southern has the largest geographical coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.

Painga – Benefits:

  • Hands on support for Work Visa, NZ Medical Council Registration and relocation to NZ
  • Supportive team

Utu whānui – Salary range

This role belongs to the ASMS Collective Agreement and falls between Step 1 ($170,369) and Step 15 ($250,560 p.a prorata)

Rā mōnehu – Closing date: Friday, 9 June 2023.

Due to the fast-paced nature of what we do, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don’t delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.

Tono ināianei – Apply now

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website:

For a job description or further information, please contact, Agatha Chen, Recruitment Advisor – Senior Medical Officers with your CV. Phone: +64 3 470 9604 or email:

If you currently work for Te Whatu Ora- Health New Zealand – Southern , please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here: Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors

Pre-employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to the following:

  • Occupational health assessment
  • Police vetting/Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)

Covid-19 vaccination requirements

New employees of Te Whatu Ora Southern will need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, which includes two doses and a booster dose of an approved vaccine. If you are unable to receive a Covid-19 vaccine or booster for any reason, please indicate this in your cover letter so we can discuss this with you further and establish if you meet any criteria for an exemption.

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website:



Your day to day responsibilities include pre-op anaesthesia clinic, provision of anaesthesia for elective and emergency surgery, participating in the peri-operative management of post-op patients on the ICU/ HDU and on the wards, preparation of critically ill patients requiring transfer to tertiary centres, advising on pain management and providing out-of-hours anaesthesia services to maternity, critical care, theatres and the emergency department. You will be encouraged to contribute to teaching for junior doctors and other disciplines. Additionally, you will be expected to participate in the on-call roster.

Moū – About you
We are looking to receive applications from Anaesthetists who are keen to work in a partnership with our Head of Department and other team members to create an effective and efficient service for the people of Tairāwhiti.

Candidates applying for this position will need to hold Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) vocational registration in the Scope of Practice of Anaesthesia or be an overseas trained Anaesthetist eligible for MCNZ Provisional Vocational registration in the Scope of Practice of Anaesthesia

Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FANZCA) would be favourable for New Zealand or Australian anaesthetists but non-essential for overseas applicants.

Favourable for the applicant to have expertise in paediatric anaesthesia due to a growing number of children and young people accessing our anaesthetic services and/or favourable for the applicant to have expertise in Critical Care (or recent resuscitation and critical care expertise) due to the increasing acuity and complexity of patients accessing our emergency and surgical services.

Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation
Situated on the eastern coast of New Zealand’s North Island, Gisborne “Tairāwhiti” – “The light shines on the water” is the first city in the world to see the rising sun of the new day. Our region offers vast golden sand beaches, bush clad mountains, lush farmlands, with significant historical landmarks, natural wonders and a deep connection to Māori culture. We enjoy a pleasant climate, short commutes and a relaxed approach that creates a work-life offering that is enviable to most that are not yet here. Our lifestyle is about time. 

Te Whatu Ora Tairāwhiti works to increase collaboration, strengthen leadership and accountability, and improve equity of access and outcomes across the health service. We’re shifting the emphasis towards primary and community care allowing more people to be cared for close to home, and take a greater role in their own health and wellbeing.

Our values form the acronym WAKA. They reflect our voyaging heritage, guiding us on our journey to create a healthier Tairāwhiti by working together.

Whakarangatira/enrich – Enriching the health of our community by doing our very best.

Awhi/support – Supporting our tūroro/patients their whānau/families, our community partners and each other.

Kotahitanga/togetherness – Together we can achieve more.

Aroha/compassion – Empathy, we care for people and people want to be cared for by us.

Me pēhea te tuku tono – How to Apply

To complete and application please use the “apply now” link provided which will redirect you through our online career’s portal. For successful applicants our mandatory process includes police vetting and health screening.

Te Whatu Ora Tairāwhiti are committed to improving Māori health outcomes and achieving health equity for Māori through Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations. We aspire to having a workforce reflective of the communities we serve and achieving equitable outcomes for all.

It is desirable that new employees of Te Whatu Ora are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Immigration/Visa Support
Immigration NZ has introduced an Accredited Employer Work Visa scheme. For some positions this includes a clear pathway to residency. Successful candidates offered a position with us who require a work visa, will provide support with their Visa application. This booklet provides information on settling in Tūranganui-a-Kiwa.


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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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