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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

Director, Cardiovascular Service, Auckland District Health Board, New Zealand

Anaesthesia Fellowships

Locums requested to cover PSA 2018, Fiji

Director, Cardiovascular Service, Auckland District Health Board, New Zealand


  • Lead a highly regarded service encompassing cardiology, cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, cardiothoracic anaesthesia and cardiothoracic and vascular intensive care unit services
  • Develop and implement strategy and deliver high quality care
  • Clinical component of the role designed around your interests
  • Competitive remuneration including 6 weeks annual leave, professional development allowance and relocation package
  • Great location, within walking distance of all the main cultural, entertainment and commercial hubs, and Auckland domain park on the doorstep

A rare opportunity exists for a clinical leader with a passion for patient-focused care to provide strategic development and medical leadership to the Cardiovascular Directorate at Auckland District Health Board.

The Director, Cardiovascular Services will provide overall management to a highly-skilled and diverse multi-disciplinary team of health professionals. The Directorate provides national, regional, and local cardiology, cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, cardiothoracic anaesthesia and cardiothoracic and vascular intensive care unit services. The Directorate also delivers the national heart and lung transplant service.

The Director will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of the Directorate's strategic and business plans. You will take ownership of the annual operating budget and drive performance against internal and external financial targets and obligations.

Clinical risk and governance, developing sustainable models of care, implementing contemporary practices and quality improvement initiatives will be key responsibilities of this role, alongside providing operational direction aligned with the Auckland District Health Board strategic priorities.

The structure of the position is negotiable with a minimum 0.7 FTE dedicated to Directorate leadership. The clinical component of the role can be created as desired, and is flexible, up to 0.3 FTE.

Keys to success

You will have an outstanding clinical record in a discipline relevant to the Directorate and will be highly respected as an opinion leader amongst your professional peers, demonstrating your experience in delivering effective, sustainable healthcare services in a large, multifaceted healthcare environment including staff management, financial management and change management.

To be successful in this role your strong communication skills will encourage collaborative and collegiate relationships across multi-disciplinary teams to ensure the best possible service is delivered.

Register your interest today via or contact Hayley Nault in confidence to learn more on:

Hayley Nault

Wavelength International

+61 2 8353 9085


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Anaesthesia Fellowships

Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine

Waitemata District Health Board (WDHB) provides healthcare to the northern and western regions of Auckland, and is the largest DHB in New Zealand by population. Our primary site is North Shore Hospital, Takapuna, Auckland. We provide anaesthesia services for a broad range of surgical specialties including colorectal, breast, liver resections, complex endocrine, bariatric, adult and paediatric ENT, urology, obstetrics & gynaecology, and orthopaedic procedures.

We are seeking suitable candidates for our Anaesthesia Fellow posts for 12 months from 10 December 2018 to 8 December 2019. We offer the following fellowships:

  • Regional Anaesthesia (6-12 months)
  • Upper GI Anaesthesia (6-12 months)
  • Pain Medicine (6-12 months)
  • Obstetric Anaesthesia (6-12 months)
  • Perioperative Medicine (12 months)
  • Medical Education in Anaesthesia (12 months)
  • General with possible subspecialty interest (6-12 months)

Eligibility for registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand is essential. The aims & objectives of each fellowship are included in the detailed position description available by clicking on the link below.

A research project / audit or department project is expected to form part of each role.

When applying, please include an updated CV with a cover letter, which should include a preference ranking for the fellowships on offer along with reasons for your preferences.

To view the position description for the Fellowship please click here

Please apply online at and email your CV and cover letter to Dr Nav Sidhu at

For more information about the role please contact us via the email above. Further information can also be viewed at

Closing Date: 1st May 2018

Job Code: NOR03264


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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 Alan Goodey

For further information visit the PSA website or Facebook page

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