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Consultant Anaesthetist - Prestigious University Teaching Hospital - New Zealand

Consultant - Anaesthetics
Ref: 4473 Date Posted: Thursday 07 Sep 2017

We are seeking a Consultant Anaesthetist for a 350 bed Tertiary Referral Centre in Dunedin, the second largest city in the South Island.

The department has state of the art equipment and provides Anaestheisa services to 9 operating theatres, 1 Obstetric theatre and delivery suite and 2 day surgery theatres.  The role also incorporates an element of teaching and you will be involved in the development and reseach within the deparment.   There is an expectation that you will provide after hours cover during the week and there is a 1:8 weekend roster. 

Find out more about the region here

  • Experience a comparable health system where your qualifications are recognised
  • Competitive remuneration packages (circa NZD$180k to NZD$280k, depending on your experience)
  • Generous relocation assistance
  • Continuing Medical Education (CME) allowance plus 10 days CME leave (pro rata)
  • Multidisciplinary team working and opportunities to be involved in teaching

Why Dunedin?

Dunedin Hospital is a 350-bed teaching and training institution. It is closely associated with the Dunedin School of Medicine, the University of Otago and is a Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Surgeons Integrated Training Program site. The Otago Medical School offers undergraduate training and all sub-specialities are represented in the Otago District Health Board.

Dunedin is a region of unique landscapes and fascinating cultural history. Enjoy getting close to rare wildlife and soaking up the quirky city vibe. Known as the ‘Edinburgh of New Zealand’, Dunedin is the country's city of the south. Surrounded by dramatic hills and at the foot of a beautifully picturesque harbour, Dunedin is one of the best-preserved Victorian and Edwardian cities in the Southern Hemisphere. The entertainment available is good and plentiful: the nightlife buzzes with funky bars and delicious restaurants and the local natural attractions are unique and diverse. 

Don't miss a drive up the Otago Peninsula - the views are endless and the beaches are beautifully rugged. Located at the foot of Taiaroa Head is the Royal Albatross Centre, the only place in the world on the mainland where you can view Northern Royal Albatross in their natural habitat. On Dunedin’s doorstep you will also find incredible wildlife including the world’s rarest penguin colonies. Head further south, and you join the Southern Scenic Route, a must-do of the South Island that follows the wild coast down to Invercargill and then north-west to Manapouri and Te Anau.

Next Steps

We have assisted many Doctors in making the move to New Zealand and we’d be delighted to discuss the options with you in strictest confidence. You can read what people have said about working with us on our testimonials page

Find out more about our Referral Reward Scheme Click here for details

Read our Guide to Living and Working in New Zealand to learn more about the lifestyle

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If this sounds like the perfect job you can apply using the blue button below. Or if you’d like to find out more about this job or have an informal chat, please get in touch with us:

Laura Sanders

Recruitment Consultant

Tel: 0131 240 5265 LinkedIn