Waikato Hospital as seen over lake Rotoroa


  • NEW Te Manawa Taki Rural Generalist Fellowship now available
  • APPLICATIONS for all fellow positions open 11th MARCH !

The Department of Anaesthesia at Te Whatu Ora Waikato offers a range of ANZCA-accredited fellowship positions.

We have a total of 6 full-time equivalent positions as fellows, employed under the single-employer collective agreement of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS).  These are accredited as ANZCA PF positions.  We also have a seventh position for our new Te Manawa Taki Rural Generalist Fellow, which involves work at both Waikato and Gisborne Hospitals.

Waikato fellowship positions are typically for a 12 month term and options include:

We also very excited to be offering the new Te Manawa Taki Rural Generalist Fellowship, for ANZCA trainees looking to build generalist skills in Waikato's tertiary environment and then use these skills at Gisborne Hospital in the supported training environment that PF offers.  Follow the link and/or get in touch if you want to know more! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 We also have 4 accredited 'general' PF training posts on our registrar roster, which are ANZCA-accredited for the PF year.  These PF positions are titled “senior registrar” and recruited to during the national registrar recruitment round.  Within these positions there is some ability to develop a bespoke fellowship program.  These PFs are employed on the STONZ RMO contract.


Our philosophy

We have designed our fellowship positions to give fellows a broad general experience as well as optimised learning in a specific area.  Fellows have supervised experience in their area of fellowship interest (two days per week), run daytime lists as the supervising consultant (two days per week), and have a day of non-clinical time each week for their professional development.  Sets of evening shifts every 4-6 weeks allows the opportunity to run the floor with support, triaging high risk emergency cases and supervising anaesthetic trainees.  As a large tertiary referral hospital with all subspecialities, this allows for breadth of experience through the year.  Fellows graduate from this program as confident consultant anaesthetists, able to work in a range of clinical settings, and with skills across all the ANZCA Roles in Practice.


The ideal applicant

Applicants for these fellow positions must be eligible for general registration (provisional or full) with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ).  MCNZ has a self-assessment tool to test for eligibility: https://www.mcnz.org.nz/registration/getting-registered/tool/

The positions are designed for anaesthetic trainees in their final year of training (ANZCA provisional fellowship year, or ST6-7 equivalent in the UK system), or in their first year following award of FANZCA or post-CCT Certificate of Completion of Training (UK system). Applications are also welcomed from those who have trained outside of the Australasia, UK and Irish systems.


Application process:  this is now closed for 2025 Fellow positions.

Applications open and close on nationally agreed dates, with offers for anaesthetic fellow positions made across New Zealand on the same day.  The 2024 recruitment dates are as follow:

Applications open on Monday 11th March 2024 and close on Sunday 14th April 2024.  Waikato Hospital will be interviewing on the 13th of May

First round offers will be made nationally on Monday 17th June, with second round offers made a week later (24th June). 

The positions will be advertised on the hospital vacancies website, noting that there is a single application pathway regardless of the specific anaesthetic subspeciality fellowship you are interesting in applying for.  https://www.waikatodhb.health.nz/jobs/vacancies/ . The positions are found under the 'Medical Specialist' tab, as fellows are employed under the consultant contract as a MOSS

Our fellowships typically run in line with the New Zealand training year (February to February), with one position running August to August.  However, other start dates may be possible.  Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

When you apply please: 1) Send your CV, Cover letter and checklist to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 2) Ask three referees to complete a New Zealand Medical Council RP6 reference form and ask the referees to email it directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 3) please also apply through the hospital application portal which can be reached  via https://www.waikatodhb.health.nz/jobs/vacancies/