About the Job


Our client seeks three experienced Specialist Anaesthetists - permanent roles, to join the Anaesthesia team in Blenheim.

  • Join a team of 8 Anaesthetists (FANZCA or equivalent)
  • 1:8 after hours on-call roster
  • Be part of a supportive multidisciplinary team
  • Enjoy the lifestyle the Marlborough region has to offer
  • Blenheim, New Zealand

About this position

The successful candidates will:

  • Deliver quality services to improve health of the population in Marlborough region.
  • Participate in the 1:8 Anaesthetics on-call after hour’s roster to support other departments including:  emergency department, medical, obstetrics (including epidurals), and paediatric patients requiring anaesthetic support. 
  • Undertake daytime acute and elective theatres, pre-anaesthetic check clinics, duty and acute anaesthetist responsibilities.  When rostered to elective theatres you will work with multidisciplinary team including General Surgery, Orthopaedic, Gynaecology, Obstetrics, Ophthalmology, ENT, Dental, and Urology specialities. 
  • Supervise and participate in teaching junior medical workforce on ED or medical rotations.
  • Enjoy working and living in one of New Zealand’s most sought after regions. 

Who is an appropriate applicant?

The ideal applicants will:

  • Bring your Anaesthesia expertise to an acute secondary care hospital and contribute to critical care to the patients in the Marlborough region.
  • Hold Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FANZCA), or equivalent.
  • Be eligible for an Annual Practising Certificate and vocational registration of Anaesthesia with the Medical Council of New Zealand. 
  • Fit into a cohesive team of collaborative practice, bringing your personality, humour, and respect across all specialties.

If this sounds like the sort of environment that you will thrive in, then we want to hear from you!

The benefits of this position

The salary for this position is based on the current Senior Medical Officer collective agreement dependent on skills, experience, and vocational registration in NZ. Link

In addition to your salary you will:

  • Receive a generous annual allowance to cover your continued medical education expenses (including associated travel and accommodation costs) as well as paid time off to attend events including international conferences.
  • Receive an after-hours on call allowance
  • Have access to an employer matched Superannuation contribution of up to 6% of annual earnings.
  • Be reimbursed competitive relocation, accommodation and car rental expenses (conditions apply). 

This is an incredible region of Aotearoa - New Zealand with a lovely climate boasting some of the highest annual sunshine hours year after year and is a wonderful place to work and enjoy life. Blenheim offers all the attraction and convenience one would expect with close proximity to the Marlborough Sounds and National Parks. For overseas applicants the Marlborough region is similar to the North of France / Italy.

Marlborough offers an amazing friendly and safe community to raise a family and enjoy ‘kiwilife’ at its best. Marlborough has 20% of New Zealand’s coastline and boasts 2400 sunshine hours per year. It is unrivalled in the array of easily accessible leisure pursuits and outdoor activities it provides, sailing and mountain biking, hiking being very popular. 

The region offers endless opportunities for walking/tramping in the Nelson Lakes National Park and picturesque Abel Tasman, water sports in the Marlborough Sounds, and skiing nearby St Arnaud. The region is also well known for its award-winning wineries, art, local theatre and convention centre hosting visiting shows, and relaxed lifestyle. To explore all these ingredients for a better work/life balance, please visit https://marlboroughnz.com/live-work/

About our team

The employer is the main health provider for the region  serving a population of approximately 150,000.  Nearly 3,000 strong, we are the largest employer in the region. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard to make a difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork.

If you are interested in this position, please apply online and attach an up to date copy of your CV so we can view your experience in detail and assess the level of assistance we can provide. 

For a discussion about this role or
other opportunities contact Alasdair today.

alasdairl@headmedical.com / 0131 357 1848

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