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Specialist Anaesthetist

Employer MidCentral DHB
Workplace MidCentral DHB
Specialty Anaesthesia
Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 40
Commencement date Open
Application closing date 31 Oct 2021
Employer MidCentral DHB Workplace MidCentral DHB
Specialty Anaesthesia Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week 40 Application closing date 31 Oct 2021

Job description

MidCentral DHB is seeking a Specialist Anaesthetist. If successful you would participate in the full spectrum of anaesthesia services provided by this Department. The Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care provides a wide range of anaesthetic and intensive care services. The theatre complex consists of seven operating theatres. The department is staffed by 20 specialist anaesthetists, eight registrars in training posts and six senior house officers.

Palmerston North Hospital is a busy secondary hospital providing some tertiary services.

We offer:

Almost all sub-specialties (except neurosurgery and cardiac surgery)
Specialist medical staff with registrar and house officer support
Active Postgraduate Medical Society
Well-subscribed medical library with Medline computer facilities
Committed multi-disciplinary teams for our services, including quality nursing and paramedical staff.

There is a healthy private practice of anaesthesia in Palmerston North, and a half day off per week would be available for the appointees to the above position to pursue opportunities in this area.

For further information contact Anita Roberts (

Qualifications required

Applicants for this position must be Fellows of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) or equivalent and hold, or be eligible for, vocational registration with the New Zealand Medical Council.
Applicants must also have demonstrated clinical skills and the ability to work effectively within the multi-disciplinary team.
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Vacancy contact details
Name Anita Roberts
Position SMO Recruitment Coordinator
Phone 06 350 8849
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