Consultant Anaesthetist (with interest in Intensive Care)

Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Whatu Ora – Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District

Location: Hutt Hospital, Lower Hutt

Service:   Anaesthetic and Intensive Care services 

Contract: Permanent/fixed term - flexible full and part time options

Salary:     As per ASMS MECA

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

We’re looking for Consultant Anaesthetists with interest in Intensive Care Medicine to join our team at Hutt Hospital. 

We provide critical care services to around 700+ patients 60% of which are acute medical admissions. We also provide tertiary level care for burns, plastics and maxillofacial surgery as well as general surgery, orthopaedics, obstetrics, gynaecology, ENT and ophthalmic surgery. We are in the process of expanding our critical care services with a fully staffed 8 bedded intensive care unit and a 24/7 patient at risk service complemented by a full roster of junior doctors. Early 2023, we will be able to offer acute haemofiltration (dialysis) service for our critically ill patients and we aim to be recognised by the College of Intensive care medicine as a Level 2 intensive care unit.

To achieve this transformational change, Hutt Hospital is looking for Senior Medical Officers/Consultants with experience and interest in Intensive Care. You will join a team of enthusiastic colleges and will participate in the provision of critical care service within the hospital. 

Clinical sessions will include day sessions in both intensive care unit and anaesthesia. You will also provide afterhours cover (on call) to patients needing critical care services. Please note that on calls will be in ICU only.

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

Hutt Hospital is a busy 270-bed facility providing secondary services for Lower and Upper Hutt cities. and we are the tertiary centre for regional plastics, oral maxillofacial, burns and rheumatology services. We have a suite of 8 operating rooms and 8-bed ICU/HDU. We are in close proximity to the Capital Wellington city with a 15 mins drive. There are 8000+ operative procedures per year in General Surgery, Orthopaedics, ENT, Gynaecology, Dental, Plastics, reconstruction and OMF, and we have 1,800 deliveries annually in the Obstetric Unit.

Moū – About you

  • Must be vocationally registered in anaesthesia with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ)
  • FANZCA or equivalent qualification and be able to register for vocational registration with the MCNZ
  • Able to provide consistently high standards of medical care
  • Relevant experience and training
E pā ana ki a tatou – About us

Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley district is located centrally in Wellington and has over 6,000 full-time equivalent staff, making us one of the major employers in the Wellington region. We operate three hospitals – Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown, Hutt Valley Hospital and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua – as well as the Kāpiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu.

Here at Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District we embrace diversity and welcome applications from all people, including all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District are pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

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Your safety and that of our patients is important to us. It is our expectation that you will be fully vaccinated against COVID 19, having received two doses of an approved COVID 19 vaccination.

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Job no: SMO09-23

Location: Lower Hutt, Wellington

Closing Date: Wednesday, 15 February 2023