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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

Senior Medical Officer Anaesthesia - Suva, Fiji

Update in Anaesthesia (UIA) Editor in Chief

Senior Medical Officer Anaesthesia - Suva, Fiji

The Position
The Senior Medical Officer position supports and assists the Principal Medical Officer and Consultant Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Services.

This includes the provision of high quality anaesthesia services, including intensive care and hyperbaric services, under the responsibility of the HOD, consistent with the values of the Ministry of Civil Service and the Ministry of Health and Medical Services.

The Person
In addition to Diploma in Anaesthesia and undertaking training for Masters in Medicine in Anaesthesia, the following knowledge, experience, skills and abilities are required to successfully undertake this role:
Knowledge and Experience
1. Knowledge of evidence-based standards of safe practices in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care medicine.
2. Awareness with some knowledge of medical and government legislation, anaesthesia and intensive care policies and medico-legal compliance.
3. Understand the concepts/tools used in clinical leadership, management, audits, research, monitoring and evaluation and clinical governance.
4. Experience working in an Anaesthetic Unit with limited resources.
5. Experience in resuscitating patients with life-threatening emergencies, participating in an emergency response, and supporting team members and relatives of very sick patients.

Please click on the link to view the full job description :PD - Senior Medical Officer Anaesthesia 

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Update in Anaesthesia (UIA) Editor in Chief

Person Specification for role of Editor-in-chief of Update in Anaesthesia

 Update in Anaesthesia (UIA) is the official journal of the WFSA. First published in 1992, the aim of this journal is to provide clear, concise, and clinically-relevant overview articles for anaesthetists working with limited resources around the world. A particular emphasis has been to provide ongoing learning and support for anaesthetists practising in countries where facilities for clinical practice and educational development are scarce. UIA has very high readership figures, with tens of thousands of anaesthesiologists from around the globe reading each new issue within the first week of publication.

 Over the coming 4-5 years the EIC will lead on ensuring the development, quality and regular publication of UIA such that it might become an indexed journal. The EIC will also work closely with the Chair of the WFSA's Publication's Committee to promote a mutually beneficial relationship with WFSA's other publications, specifically "Anaesthesia Tutorial of the Week (ATOTW)" and the WFSA / IARS Global Health Section in Anaesthesia & Analgesia. The position holder will make valuable connections with senior anaesthesiologists across sub-specialties, and gain valuable skills for future leadership roles.

 The EIC reports to the Chair of the WFSA Publications Committee and can be based anywhere in the world. The WFSA depends on dedicated volunteers to achieve it’s mission. This is a prestigious but unpaid part-time role that will usually require a commitment of 3-5 hours per week. All expenses will be covered by the WFSA.

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