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Consultant Anaesthetist - Whanganui - New Zealand

Consultant - Anaesthetics
Ref: 4236 Date Posted: Friday 07 Jul 2017
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New Year, New Job, New Lifestyle 2018

Interested in an overseas adventure and better work/life balance? 

We are seeking a Consultant Anaesthetist for a regional hospital in Whanganui in the North Island of New Zealand.

Bring the kids and experience the famous kiwi lifestyle.


  • Full-time, permanent position - commence late 2017 / early 2018
  • District general hospital with a 62,000 catchment population
  • Remuneration package (NZD$180k to NZD$300k pa), dep on exp
  • Plus relocation assistance
  • Enjoy dedicated non-clinical time
  • Buoyant real estate market with affordable housing to suit your style – apartment, townhouse, or lifestyle block
  • Located next to the ocean, on a river, and within easy driving distance of National Parks and Wellington City

The Role and Department

The hospital has a wide range of services including general medicine, general surgery, orthopaedics, O&G, ENT, ophthalmology, dentistry and psychiatry.  They provide anaesthesia services to both adult and paediatric patients, with a six bed Critical Care Unit and tertiary support from Wellington Hospital. The department provides an anaesthetic preadmission service, a daily acute pain service, as well as chronic pain clinics. Also the service provides a hemodynamic and ventilatory support to patients in the Critical Care unit, and prior experience in the management of these patients is essential. 

The successful candidate will work in a small team, committed to continual quality improvement and service development and will be required to be on an after-hours roster.

The Location

Whanganui (population: urban 42,000, regional 62,000) has all the facilities that you would expect of a small city, it is also compact and easy to navigate. If you prefer to live a semi-rural relaxed lifestyle, it’s a great place for families with a real sense of community and hospitality with Farmers Markets, little cafes and restaurants, as well as plenty of sporting activities if you want to get involved.

You’re also within easy driving distance of premier ski resorts at Turoa and Whakapapa to the north west, the lush Hawke’s Bay wine region to the east, clean and quiet unspoilt beaches (Surf Highway 45, Castlecliff, Kai Iwi) up and down the West Coast, and of course, to the South is NZ’s capital city of Wellington (2.5 hour drive).

Living here is very affordable, with quality housing and a reputation for its excellent primary and secondary education facilities, there is a lot to offer families of all ages. And the commute to work is circa 5-10 minutes from anywhere in the city – it’s a nice way of life if you prefer not to be in a city and to be close to the ocean. 

There are daily flights from Whanganui to Auckland, making international flight connections easy.

Find out more about Whanganui region here


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