Waikato Hospital is part of the Midland Rotation for training in Anaesthesia.
The Midland Rotation is made up of the following hospitals
- Waikato Hospital (Te Whatu Ora Waikato)
- Tauranga Hospital (Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi)
- Rotorua Hospital (Te Whatu Ora Lakes)
What is anaesthetic training at Waikato Hospital like? Click on the link to find out more!
How do I apply?
Applications for training positions open according to the nationwide agreed dates.
The 2023 recruitment dates (for positions commencing in 2024) are:
Applications: open Friday 12th May 2023 and close Friday 9th June 2023.
Interview dates: to be confirmed with successful applicants, but usually mid-late July.
First-round offers are made on: Monday 21st August 2023
Positions will be advertised on the Waikato DHB job vacancies site, under the "Resident Doctors, RMOs and house officers" tab.
At Waikato Hospital, we have training positions at both SHO and registrar level, with a single application pathway for both. On review of your CV and cover letter, we will determine whether you qualify for an SHO or registrar position. Entry positions (no previous accredited anaesthetic experience) are at SHO level. Trainees with accredited anaesthetic experience rotating from elsewhere (including overseas) may apply at Registrar level. All positions are accredited for ANZCA training, and our SHOs start ANZCA Introductory Training at the commencement of their position.
Applications must include a CV and cover letter, as well as a completed Midland Anaesthetic Training Program checklist.
The checklist document is available from the DHB vacancies website once applications open. It requests simple information from you to streamline the process for the recruitment team. It normally takes candidates less than a minute to complete. Applicants are asked to share their ranking of the New Zealand anaesthetic rotations that they have applied to. This ranking is discussed nationally. Applicants are also asked to identify the hospital in the Midland Rotation where they would most like to commence their training - this is solely to facilitate placements, and does not factor into recruitment decisions.