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

ESA Committee and Examiner Vacancies

Joint Clinical - Senior Lecturer and Consultant Anaesthetist, University of Otago and Southern District Health Board

Consultant Anaesthesia, Lautoka Hospital, Fiji

Locums requested to cover PSA 2018, Fiji

ESA Committee and Examiner Vacancies

Expand your influence and contribute to the development of ESA programmes through committee participation, improving educational resources, and more.

  • Trainee Committee Chairperson (Deadline: 15 November)
  • CEEA Committee Members (Deadline: 15 November)
  • OLA Subcommittee Member (Deadline: 15 December)
  • Examinations Subcommittee Part I Member (Deadline: 15 December)
  • EDAIC Part II Examiners (On-going)

Go to the website for more information.

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Joint Clinical - Senior Lecturer and Consultant Anaesthetist, University of Otago and Southern District Health Board


An opportunity has arisen for a Specialist Anaesthetist (General and Paediatrics) to take up a full-time joint Academic and Clinical position within the University of Otago and Dunedin Hospital.

The Role

For your academic duties you will be based in the Department of Surgical Sciences, Dunedin School of Medicine, and will be appointed to the position of Senior Clinical Lecturer. This means you will have academic qualifications and prior experience in teaching and research. You would be responsible for teaching at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and would have possibilities for laboratory and clinical based research.

On the clinical side, the Dunedin Hospital has 350 beds and provides care for a population of approximately 180,000 spread over the lower South Island of New Zealand. You will participate in a 1:6 - 1:8 on-call roster and provide a full range of Anaesthesia services alongside an enthusiastic group of colleagues. Currently underway is an interim re-build to our Intensive Care Department and planning is underway for a total rebuild to the hospital in the next 6-8 years, so there will be opportunities to contribute to these developments.

Your Skills and Experience

  • Have the Australian New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FANZCA) or equivalent qualification;
  • A fellowship in Paediatrics is desirable but not essential;
  • Must hold, or be eligible for, vocational registration with the New Zealand Medical Council.

Further Details

Outside of work, you'll find life in Dunedin to be very easy with its affordable living, great schools, laid back lifestyle and world-famous wildlife on the Otago Peninsula. The town centre is compact but has plenty of energy, which is to be expected with it being a student-town. This sustains some great activities such as theatre, live-music and a great selection of restaurants and cafes. Central Otago, with all of its great holiday spots and outdoor recreation opportunities is also easily accessible from Dunedin.

If you're looking for an exciting new opportunity and would like to know more about working with us, then please contact us for a confidential discussion:

Associate Professor Mark Thompson-Fawcett, Head of Department, Department of Surgical Sciences, (academic component), Tel 64 3 474 0999 ext 58830, Email,

Dr L J Horrell, Clinical Leader, Anaesthesia, (clinical component), Tel 64 3 474 0999 ext 58042, Email


Applications quoting reference number 1701825 will close on Friday, 17 November 2017.


To view all current vacancies and to apply online go to:

Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.

E tautoko ana Te Whare Wananga o Otago i te kaupapa whakaorite whiwhinga mahi.

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Consultant Anaesthesia, Lautoka Hospital, Fiji

Overview of the Lautoka Hospital
The Lautoka Hospital provides a comprehensive range of curative, primary and preventative
health service to the residents of the Western Division and is the main tertiary referral
centre for the Division. In addition, the Hospital provides clinical teaching facilities and
support for national, regional and international students for undergraduate and
postgraduate training of the Fiji National University [FNU] and the University of Fiji [UoF].

The Position
The position supports and assists the Medical Superintendent in the provision of high quality
Anaesthetic services, including Intensive Care, consistent with the values of the Ministry of
Civil Service and the Ministry of Health and Medical Services.

Knowledge and Experience
1. Strong knowledge of evidence-based standards of safe Anaesthetic including
Intensive Care practices and Medicine.
2. Understanding of medical and government legislation, policies and medico-legal
3. Broad understanding of concepts/tools used in clinical leadership, management,
audits, research, monitoring and evaluation and clinical governance.
4. Specialised training with broad clinical experience in Anaesthesia.
5. Experience working and managing a clinical Unit with limited resources and
confident and competent in teaching and training staff.
6. Experience in resuscitating patients with life-threatening emergencies and
subsequent management of critically ill or injured patients, initiating and
participating in an emergency response, and supporting team members and relatives
of very sick patients.

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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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