New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists (NZSA) – Level 1, Central House, 26 Brandon Street, Wellington 6011
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Employment Vacancies

The NZSA works to respond to, and enhance, trends in medical workforce mobility.  We recognise the need for medical staff to experience working in different hospitals, both overseas and within New Zealand is important to retain and replenish specialist services in much needed areas.

Through our website and regular updates in our e-zine newsletter we inform our members of job vacancies.  We can also advertise vacancies in our magazine New Zealand Anaesthesia, which we publish three times a year.  We can also advertise anaesthesia-related vacancies such as anaesthetic technicians, support staff and locums.

Advertising rate:  our employment vacancy rate is $175 (GST exclusive) per month or part month.  We will also include links to the vacancies in our members’ e-newsletter which is sent out regularly.  If you wish to place an advertisement, please email  with your vacancy and billing details and the period you wish to advertise for.

Current Vacancies

Consultant Anaesthetist Capital Coast DHB, Wellington

Scholarships to attend AACA 2018 for members and trainees, Beijing

Locums requested to cover PSA 2018, Fiji

Consultant Anaesthetist Capital Coast DHB, Wellington

About the company

Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has the equivalent of around 4,300 full time staff, making us a major employer in the Wellington region. We are also the leading provider of a number of specialist services, including neurosurgery, oncology, neonatal intensive care, specialised mental health services and support a population of about 900,000 people. Our DHB has an annual budget of more than $1 billion, which we use to deliver health services directly and contract external providers to provide care, such as general practices, rest homes and pharmacists.

Wellington is New Zealand's capital. It is a foodies paradise, cultural art-loving harbour city, and a place you quickly begin to call home. Wellington has been named the best place to live in the world by Deutsche Banks 2017 study of 47 cities globally ranked. According to Deutsche Bank, it is also officially the city with the world's highest quality of life and has the least pollution of any city ranked.

About the role

The Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management, Capital and Coast District Health Board is seeking applications from Specialist Anaesthetists for a permanant vacancy we currently have available. Clinical work will encompass anaesthesia for a wide range of surgical specialties, preoperative assessment of patients, involvement in acute post-operative pain management, and participation in an on-call roster. A challenging, tertiary level, case-mix is offered but can be tailored to the individuals past experience and areas of interest.

Capital and Coast District Health Board's hospitals include Wellington Regional Hospital (servicing a tertiary population of 900,000) and Kenepuru Hospital (a secondary level community hospital). There are a total of 19 operating theatres. We provide anaesthesia for all surgical specialties with the exception of plastic surgery, paediatric cardiac surgery and Heart and Lung Transplant Surgery.

The department has an active education programme that includes Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists fellowship training for 20 trainees, continuing education for specialists and participation in an on-site, high-fidelity simulation training suite (The Wellington Regional Centre for Simulation and Skills Education). The research and education centre provides opportunity to pursue research interests. An attractive employment package, including competitive allowances for on-call work and full-time commitment, is available.

Applicants should be Fellows of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists or have an equivalent specialist qualification and be eligible for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.


Capability development is a high priority for CCDHB. Professional development opportunities are a given, as well as the ability to upskill and to take on other roles. People and their skills are highly valued at CCDHB.

Staff benefits include discounts from many companies throughout the region, access to a cost-effective gym including exercise classes and use of two low-cost holiday homes at Taupo.

How to apply

Applications will not be accepted via email. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online CCDHB application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button.

Applications close on Wednesday, 28 February 2018. CCDHB Vacancy link

Please ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format. For further information on this role, please email and please indicate the vacancy number (SMO08-18) and job title in the subject line.

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Scholarships to attend AACA 2018 for members and trainees, Beijing

The 15th Asian and Australasian Congress of Anaesthesiologists (AACA) and 2018- Annual Meeting of the Chinese Society of Anesthesiology(CSA) will take place in the National Conference Center, Beijing, China, from 1st -5th November, 2018.

AARS is happy to announce that it will be awarding 15 scholarships for junior anaesthesiologists from the member societies to attend this meeting.

The AARS is also awarding 15 fellowships for junior anaesthesiologists from the member societies to attend "AARS-WFSA-Xijing" fellowship training program in September- October. There may be a possibility that most deserving might get selected to attend both programs. Fellowship deadline is 26 February 2018.

The Asian and Australasian Regional Section of the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists have decided to offer a number of scholarships to deserving anaeshtesiologists from the region to participate at the Congress.

Selection criteria:

Anaesthesiologists working full time in the Asian Australasian Region-Preference will be given to those who are:
- Less than 40 years of age by 31 March 2018
- Engaged in teaching and training
- Submitting a paper/poster for the 15th AACA (

Please e-mail the completed 2018 AACA scholarship application form with supporting documents to Dr.Kumudini Ranatunga

Application Form- fellowships

The deadline for applications is 28th February 2018.

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Locums requested to cover PSA 2018, Fiji

The Pacific Society of Anaesthetists will hold their annual meeting 10-14 September 2018.

They require cover for their members to attend the meeting, and need five locums who want to work for a week in Pacific Island countries, and an additional five to cover Fiji.

If you are interested, please contact Wayne Morriss

For further information visit the PSA website or Facebook page

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