Anaesthetist for Bariatric & General Surgery

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    Physician, Anaesthetist

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    170,000 - 290,000

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    about 1 year ago

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A new and unique opportunity has arisen in New Zealand for a Specialist anaesthetist with skills in anaesthesia for bariatric surgery. The job is based in a 350-bed regional secondary care hospital just 2 hours’ drive from Auckland but may involve some work in the three small regional satellite hospitals.. It is a full time, permanent role encompassing clinical and educational duties working within a diverse population, including Maori population. A relocation package is on offer for international physicians. The region has a subtropical climate, is warm all year round and is blessed with stunning landscape, allowing a pleasant work and life balance.

The hospital has 350 beds and offers a full range of medical and surgical services to adults and children of all ages and demographics including a 24 hour emergency department and radiological and pathology support. The catchment area covers over 12600 kilometres spreading over the north west tip of the North Island of New Zealand and is populated by almost 200,000 people with a high Maori demographic, which has specific health problems, including obseity, hence bariatric surgery. The hospital acts as a referral centre for three small provincial hospitals offering basic medical services and in turn, is supported by tertiary hospitals in Auckland.

The hospital is accredited for postgraduate medical training by the Royal Colleges of Australia and New Zealand and participates in medical student teaching for the two medical schools in New Zealand, Auckland and Otago.

The role is based in a department of anaesthesia which provides regional, general and pain management services for the operating theatres, obstetric department, radiology department and hospital wards and clinics.

Duties include

  • Provide effective and high quality anaesthetic services to the community in accordance with the standards of Australia and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.
  • To instruct, teach and advise resident medical staff in relation to anaesthesia, pre-op assessment, and post-op.
  • To participate in the standards, function and appointments of nursing and technical staff in so far as their function concerning anaesthetic, pre and post-op management.

You will need:

  • Primary medical qualification eligible for fvocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand (conditional or temporary registration may be acceptable under certain circumstances)
  • Specialist post-graduate qualification eligible for registration on the Vocational register with the Medical Council of New Zealand. FRANZCA or equivalent
  • Excellent teamworking and communication skills are essential to the successful delivery and improvement of the clinical services.

As well as a warm climate, the "winterless north" offers excellent schools, affordable housing and scenic coastal areas offering a range of recreational activities. It is just two hours' drive or 25 minute flight from the international hub of Auckland and is well serviced with flights.

Applications and Further Information:

If you are interested in this role please apply with a detailed CV not longer than 5 pages.