Anaesthetist - Fixed term

Specialist Anaesthetists - Nelson Hospital

  • Make a lifestyle choice - live and work in one of New Zealand’s most beautiful regions
  • Join a team of talented individuals who work together to make a positive difference
  • Fixed-term position 0.9FTE (72 hours a fortnight) to 1.0FTE (80 hours a fortnight)

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

Nelson Marlborough is looking for a fixed term Specialist Anaesthetist for 6 months to cover sabbatical leave from early September 2024. This position has 0.9FTE in the first 3 months then moving to 1.0FTE for the last 3 months. You will join a team of 13 experienced and supportive SMO colleagues and one ANZCA trainee.  You will be working within a secondary care setting participating in the anaesthetic roster, covering: planned care and acute theatre sessions, anaesthesia after-hours on call support, anaesthetic pre-assesment clinics and working as the duty anaesthetist . In this role you will provide support to other departments including:  obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, general surgery, orthopaedics, urology, ENT, ophthalmology, dental, mental health and the emergency department. Our department also provides anaesthesia for visiting subspecialty surgeons in paediatric surgery, paediatric orthopaedic surgery, plastics and maxillofacial surgery.

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

We are looking for a specialist who is ready to bring their skills and experience to a smaller provincial hospital and enjoy the lifestyle that this affords. You will be vocationally registered with the NZ Medical Council and hold Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FANZCA), or equivalent, or be eligible for the same. Postgraduate fellowship training is desirable. 

Our success is as a whole.  Collegiality and collaboration across all disciplines are key to our delivery of a successful service to our patients and our community.  A strong sense of community and belonging is reflected in everything we do.  If this sounds like the sort of environment that you will thrive in, then we want to hear from you!

Eligibility for registration can be checked via this link 

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

The salary for this position will be as per the current senior medical and dental officer collective agreement dependent on skills, experience and gaining full vocational registration in NZ.

The Nelson / Marlborough region, at the top of the South Island, has a reputation as the Sunshine Capital of New Zealand.  There are three large national parks all within 90 minute's drive.  All outdoor pursuits are catered for providing opportunity for mountain biking, tramping, beach and water sports, and skiing and the region is well known for its wineries, art, crafts and relaxed lifestyle. For more information visit and

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More Information)

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

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or +64 3 539 5777.

For role specific information please contact

-Gillian Champion – Manager Peri-Operative Services on or

-Dr Matt Scott, HOD Anaesthetics on

Keen to apply now, it’s easy. Please fill in our online application form Application via email is not considered. 

Whilst it is no longer mandatory, for the health and safety of staff and patients, employees in this role are expected to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (primary course plus booster).


Applications close: Friday 15 March 2024.

Nelson Marlborough Health 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.

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Fixed Term

Job no: N24-023

Location: Nelson Hospital

Closing Date: Friday 15 March 2024