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Specialist Anaesthetist

Employer Northland DHB
Workplace Whangarei Hospital
Specialty Anaesthesia
Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 40
Commencement date Open
Application closing date Open
Employer Northland DHB Workplace Whangarei Hospital
Specialty Anaesthesia Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week 40 Application closing date Open

Job description

We are seeking an experienced Specialist Anaesthetist to join our team based at Whangarei Hospital. It is essential the successful applicant participates in the consultant on call roster (usually 1:12).

Whangarei Hospital is the largest hospital in Northland providing secondary care services and a Level 2 Intensive Care Unit; supported by three regional hospitals in Kaitaia, Kawakawa, and Dargaville. Most surgery is based at Whangarei Base Hospital, although you may be required to work at Kaitaia Hospital (just over 2 hours north of Whangarei) from time to time. We provide anaesthesia for a wide range of cases across most surgical specialities; the size of the hospital makes for a collegial working environment.

Northland covers an area of 12,600 square kilometres with a population of approximately 175,000. It boasts some of the most scenic and exciting coastal areas of New Zealand in a subtropical climate. Popular water recreation areas include the Bay of Islands and Poor Knight Islands Reserves. Whangarei is a 2-hour drive or 25-minute flight from Auckland.

Northland District Health Board is an Approved Accredited Employer by the New Zealand Immigration Service.

Vacancy No. MD19-015

All Applications should be directed to: Tania Vaile, Recruitment Officer - Senior Medical Officers,
Northland District Health Board, Private Bag 9742, Whangarei 0148, Northland, New Zealand.
Phone: +64 9 4304101ext 60484, Email: or visit our website at

Qualifications required

You must have a qualification that allows Vocational Registration as an Anaesthetist with the Medical Council of New Zealand. Suitable applicants will hold FANZCA, or equivalent, and have extensive experience in adult and paediatric anaesthesia in a hospital setting. Sub-specialty interests and expertise are encouraged and supported. Our Specialist Anaesthetists undertake supervision and training of medical staff so you must have commitment to clinical teaching, as well as your own ongoing medical education.
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Vacancy contact details
Name Tania Vaile
Position Recruitment Officer
Phone (09) 430-4101 Ext. 60484
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