Senior Medical Officer - Anaesthetics

Ehara taku I toa takitahi engari, he toa takitini

My strength, is not the strength  of one, it is the strength of many


What you’ll do with your time

The West Coast District Health Board Anaesthetic Department has a vacancy for one permanent part time Anaesthetist working 0.7 FTE 

As a anaesthetist with us your duties include:

  • Provision of elective and acute anaesthesia and pain management to adults and children as part of a 24 hour service
  • Preadmission clinic assessment
  • Obstetric anaesthesia and analgesia management for our secondary birthing unit
  • High dependency care to patients with surgical and medical problems in collaboration with the surgeons and physicians
  • Attendance to hospital emergencies as required
  • Preparation of patients for transfer to tertiary centres for ongoing medical care
  • Teaching and training components
In this role you will become a member of a dynamic outcome focussed perioperative team of health professionals providing a timely safe operating theatre experience and high quality post procedure care. You will be someone who loves the work they do, is committed to health equity, and who is excited by the idea of working in a remote vibrant community.


To be considered for this role you will need to be eligible for registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

The successful candidate will be offered an attractive relocation and settlement package, a generous remuneration package, the chance to live in one of the most spectacular parts of Aotearoa and work out of a brand new hospital and Integrated Family Health Centre (due for completion at the beginning of 2020).

What we are about

The West Coast District Health Board prides itself in being at the forefront of Rural Healthcare in Aotearoa.  Being a Rural Health System is not simply a result of the setting in which we work (though we work in places that are some of the most remote in the country), it means every staff member working to their full potential and striving for full integration of every single element of our business to create a world class healthcare experience.

We are unique and like no other in New Zealand with a close-knit community where your work will make a real difference.

We will help you grow as a leader in rural health with a continued focus on your career development

We continue to break new ground and shape our health system to wrap care around patients in their communities.

Why us

This isn’t a job for just anyone, joining us means sharing our goals and values and being dedicated to this community and our team as we seek to become a centre of excellence in rural health care. We offer competitive benefits, flexible working arrangements and a relocation scheme to candidates who will join us in this.

Our health system covers an area which is over 500 km long bordered to the east by the  peaks of the Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o te Moana, and on the west by the rugged and remote beaches of the West Coast/Te Tai Poutini. It is an area of magnificent primeval vistas, snow-capped mountains, glaciers, rain forests, tussock grasslands, lakes, rivers, wetlands and beaches.

What’s Next

If this role does not match your skills please visit our careers website for more opportunities within our organisation.


Apply online, or to find out more information about the role, please contact Tracey Sutherland


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Permanent/Full Time

Job no: PC1298706

Location: Greymouth

Closing Date: Saturday, 24 April 2021