Permanent role. And we can manage the registration and visa process for you.
New Year. New Job. New Lifestyle.... New Zealand 2021.
If you’re thinking about your next career move, you won’t find a more unique location. We’re seeking a Consultant Anaesthetist (generalist) to be based in Gisborne in the beautiful Tairawhiti region on the East Cape of the North Island.
Gisborne is a small city (regional population 47,000 with 30,000 in the city itself), but for those who love the outdoors, good clean air, and a beautiful natural environment, you won’t get a better location to enjoy the relaxed NZ lifestyle and make a real difference in the local community.
- Relaxed coastal lifestyle – pack up the paddleboard and bring the kids!
- Permanent role, commence 2021
- FANZCA or equivalent specialist qualifications, e.g. FRCA with CCT
- Applicants MUST be eligible for Locum Tenens registration with MCNZ in the first instance
- Participate in the on-call roster
- Modern department, varied casework, interesting range of pathology
- Beautiful natural surroundings and marine life – white sandy beaches, native forest & birds, dolphins and orca.
Your day to day responsibilities include pre-op anaesthesia clinic, provision of anaesthesia for elective and emergency surgery, participating in the peri-operative management of post-op patients on the ICU/HDU and on the wards, preparation of critically ill patients requiring transfer to tertiary centres, advising on pain management and providing out-of-hours anaesthesia services to maternity, critical care, theatres and the emergency department.
For this role, you will have recent broad specialist experience in Anaesthetics and a sound understanding of contemporary models of care, ranging from pre-operative assessment and operating theatre services, to obstetric analgesia, Critical Care and Emergency Department resuscitation.
Ideally, you will have experience in paediatric anaesthesia too as there is an increasing number of children and young people requiring anaesthetic services. It is also ideal that you have expertise in Critical Care (or recent resuscitation and critical care expertise) due to the increasing acuity and complexity of patients accessing emergency and surgical services in the region.
You will also have the ability to make informed decisions in a high risk and rural environment; and assess acute clinical situations and act decisively.
In addition, you will also have proven leadership skills and experience working effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment; an interest in medical education and teaching; and of course, a commitment in contributing to ongoing quality improvement programmes.
What’s on offer?
- Total package ranges NZ$190,000 - $300,000 per annum, depending on experience
- This includes: Base salary from NZ$164,369 to $244,560 pa, depending on level of experience; On call calculated on top of your base; Continuing Medical Education Allowance NZ$16,000 + 10 days CME leave pa.
- Plus relocation assistance
This is a comprehensive, well-equipped secondary hospital with modern facilities, which also includes a small CCU/ ICU. They have established systems for tertiary support and clinical backup with Waikato Hospital, Auckland Hospital and Starship Hospital. This includes clinical advice and urgent transfer, if required.
Hauora Tairāwhiti (Gisborne Hospital) is committed to the needs of Māori who make up 65% of admissions to the hospital and form 46.2% of the region’s total population. There is also an active focus on Māori Health issues and respecting Māori culture and customs with regards to patient care. This makes Hauora Tairāwhiti a unique environment where you will encounter a diverse range of conditions, treatment procedures and cultural practices. For those not from New Zealand, this provides valuable exposure and experiences both professionally and socially.
Gisborne features a prevalent café culture and restaurants which serve locally sourced fresh produce and award-winning wines from local boutique vineyards. Local schools are excellent and real estate is affordably priced – there is something ideal to suit your needs from apartments, townhouses, something more rural (lifestyle block) or close to Wainui Beach. Gisborne enjoys warm summers (up to low-30s, degree celsius) and mild winters and is considered one of the sunniest places in New Zealand. It is also the first place to see the sunrise every morning.
Locals enjoy easy access to a fantastic untouched natural environment, which lends itself to such outdoor pastimes as surfing, paddle boarding, fishing, sailing, ocean swimming, mountain biking and hill walking etc. It’s also a popular holiday destination for other visiting Kiwis in the summertime, drawn to the hot summer weather, annual music festivals, vineyard tours and surfing competitions.
The local airport has regular daily flights to Auckland and Wellington airports (1 hr flights), making international connections easy, as well as making other domestic destinations such as Queenstown and the Bay of Islands easily accessible.
Additionally, you’re only a few hours drive from stunning Tauranga city and surrounding beaches in the Bay of Plenty, and the beautiful Hawke’s Bay wine region.
Find out more about Gisborne and the Tairawhiti region here.
Requirements for this role
Ideally, you will hold FANZCA and full Vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ).
Alternatively, if not NZ-trained, you must hold equivalent specialist qualifications from either: Australia (FANZCA), UK (via CCT), Ireland (via CCT), Canada (FRCPSC), or USA (American Board Certified), that will enable Provisional Vocational (long term via supervision pathway) registration or Locum Tenens (short term up to 12 months) registration.
These are the specialist pathways for medical registration in NZ for Anaesthetists and we can assist with medical registration and visa, if successfully appointed.
** Primary Source Verification using EPIC **
A Doctor’s relevant qualifications must be verified by ECFMG using the EPIC system on behalf of the Medical Council of New Zealand.
If you are committed to working in New Zealand, we encourage doctors to start this process off as soon as possible if you hold qualifications from outside NZ. Candidates are invited to log on to EPIC and complete this step online. EPIC verifies your identity and your qualifications directly with you.
Log on to EPIC here and read the FAQs section about how to get started.
Photo credit: tairawhitigisborne.co.nz - Wainui Sunrise, Damon Meade