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Specialist Anaesthesia FT 2024 - 2025

Specialist Anaesthetist – January 2024 Start

  • Southland Hospital
  • One Year Fixed Term Full-Time (up to 1.3 FTE)  
  • Salary: ASMS MECA 2022 (NZD 170,369 - 250,560)


Southland Hospital’s Anaesthesia Department welcomes applications for the position of Specialist Anaesthetist for a 2024 start!  Southland Hospital is the base hospital for a wide geographical area, creating enormous scope for variety in the work of a talented professional like you.  Based in Invercargill, you will have the freedom to enjoy an excellent work/life balance and overall lifestyle. Our hospital, rebuilt in late 2004, is a new state-of-the-art facility that provides healthcare to a population of 105,000 is located in the lower South Island.  Together with the latest in PACS digital radiology, MRI, CT and iSOFT patient management system.


An outstanding team player, you will have the energy to make a positive difference with both patients and colleagues alike. You will share responsibility for the specialist anaesthetic assessment and care of patients at Southland Hospital, applying your expert knowledge of modern techniques - from pre-operative assessment and operating theatre services to obstetric analgesia, Intensive Care and Emergency Department Resuscitation. You will also be involved in teaching Anaesthetic Registrars in the ANZCA accredited department.


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

  • An excellent general anaesthesia skill set.
  • 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


To be eligible to apply for this role, you must be able to start in 2024 and already hold/be able to obtain a valid registration with the NZ Medical Council recognising you as a Specialist and allowing you to perform this role when you start with us. You will need to be able to fulfil the full length of the contract from January 2024 - December 2024.


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


Tono ināianei | Apply now - Applications close Friday, 27 October 2023
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:

  • 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 is expected for all Workers at higher risk of workplace exposure to COVID-19 through face-to-face patient interaction, working in clinical areas and contact with potentially infectious materials and surfaces.


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