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Specialist Anaesthetist

Specialist Anaesthetist

  • 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 the Step 1 ($170,369) and Step 15 ($250,560 p.a prorata)


Rā mōnehu | Closing Date:  Sunday, 18 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:

  • Occupational Health Assessment
  • Police Vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)
  • 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.

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