Specialist Anaesthetist

Location: Nelson Hospital, New Zealand

  • Join a team of talented individuals who work together to make a positive difference
  • Relocation package and negotiable commencement date
  • Permanent position 

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

Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) is looking for an experienced Anaesthetist. This is a permanent position at 0.625 FTE working 25 hours a fortnight plus afterhours 1:15 on call.  The position joins a team of 14 experienced and supportive colleagues and one training registrar.  

 You will be working within a secondary setting participating on the anaesthetic roster, including covering:planned care elective/acute theatre sessions, medical after-hours on call support, pre-anaesthetic check clinics, duty and Acute Anaesthetist responsibilities. 

When rostered as the duty Anaesthetist, or when covering the after-hours on call, you’ll support other departments including: the intensive care unit, emergency department, medical, obstetrics and paediatric patients requiring anaesthetic support. 

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. 

Eligibility for registration can be checked via this link https://www.mcnz.org.nz/registration/getting-registered/tool/ 

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

The salary for these positions will be as per the current senior medical and dental officer collective agreement dependent on skills, experience and gaining full vocational registration in NZ. You will also have access to up to 10 days CME Leave and an allowance to put towards your continued medical education. 

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 minutes 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 https://www.nelsontasman.nz/ and https://marlboroughnz.com/

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More Information)


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

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on vacancies@nmdhb.govt.nz or +64 3 546 1274. 

For role specific information please contact Gillian Champion – Manager Surgical Services on Gillian.Champion@nmdhb.govt.nz 

Keen to apply now, it’s easy. Please fill in our online application form.



Applications close: Sunday 6th December 2020 

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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Permanent/Part Time

Job no: N20-489

Location: Nelson Hospital

Closing Date: Sunday, 6 December 2020