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Consultant Anaesthetist/Kairehu Mātanga (Fixed-term)

The department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management, is seeking applications from Specialist Anaesthetists for a fixed-term vacancy we currently have available. Clinical work will encompass anaesthesia for a wide range of surgical specialties, preoperative assessment of patients, involvement in acute post operative pain management, and participation in an on-call roster. A challenging, tertiary level, case-mix is offered but can be tailored to the individuals past experience and areas of interest.

Capital and Coast District Health Board’s hospitals include Wellington Regional Hospital (servicing a tertiary population of 900,000) and Kenepuru Hospital (a secondary level community hospital). There are a total of 19 operating theatres. We provide anaesthesia for all surgical specialties with the exception of plastic surgery, paediatric cardiac surgery and Heart and Lung Transplant Surgery.


  • Conduct pre-anaesthesia outpatient consultations and preoperative review and assessment of patients referred for anaesthesia
  • On call roster
  • Professional care of, and assume clinical responsibility for, patients admitted or transferred under his/her care
  • Carry out appropriate anaesthetic procedures and provide resuscitation and general medical care as required throughout surgery
  • Supervise trainees

Skills and experience:

  • Vocationally registered in Anaesthesia with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ)
  • FANZCA or equivalent qualification (e.g FRCA) and be able to register for vocational registration with the MCNZ
  • Relevant experience

How to apply

Applications will not be accepted via email. All candidates must complete an online CCDHB application form. Apply now.

Applications close on Sunday, 16 August 2020.

Please ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format. For further information on this role, please email sandra.tam@ccdhb.org.nz and please indicate the vacancy number (SMO49-20) and job title in the subject line.


Cook Islands Paid Locum position

Dates: 6 months duration 24 February – 31 August 2020. Can be taken as whole 6 months or two of 3 months duration and possibility of monthly cover

Hours: On call 24/7 for anaesthesia and HDU services. On call not required for after hours or weekends. When there is a HDU patient, you are required to be on site 24/7.

Case type: Elective cases are mostly general surgery and orthopaedic with a few paediatric cases for orthopaedic, hernia and orchidopexies. Not common for paediatric under 1-year old. Fridays Dental list for paediatric is usually for 1 – 8 years old. Typical weeks list about 8-15 cases. Some gynaecology cases and elective caesarean on list as well. Emergency cases – caesarean, laparotomy, trauma, etc. There can be outer island emergency surgery PRN.

HDU: 3 bed HDU unit with 2 transport Hamilton ventilators. There are 2 to 3 admissions per month usually. The anaesthetist is expected to be on site almost the duration of patients stay. Ward may outreach for critically ill patients . Sometimes may have to transfer ventilated patients to NZ or retrieve sick patients from outer island.

Other:  Non-anaesthesia work such as general outpatients / ED work is not necessarily required but at times might have to help to clear long list during normal working hours if not in theatre.

Remuneration: Salary base. Return airfare and registration covered; accommodation and transportation being finalised.

Contact: Dr Teokotai  Maea teokotai.maea@cookislands.gov.ck


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