Cardiac Anaesthesia at Hamilton

12 month post
2 positions available
Fellows are employed under the multi-employer collective agreement of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS).


Waikato Hospital offers two fellowship positions in cardiac anaesthesia, which are ANZCA-accredited for the Provisional Fellow year.

The cardiac experience involves:

  • Cardiac anaesthesia for CABG, OPCAB, valve procedures and aortic repairs
  • Ambulatory anaesthesia in the cath lab for AICD and pacemaker implantation
  • Interventional cardiology with percutaneous valvular interventions including percutaneous valve replacements, valvotomy and ASD/VSD device closure

Throughout the year, our fellows get significant exposure to transoesophageal echocardiography.

It is expected that the fellow will undertake a formal qualification in echocardiography (TOE) and will be financially supported to do this.  In addition, they will contribute to multidisciplinary team meetings, pre-operative assessment and post-operative follow-up of cardiac patients.

Additional clinical exposure includes up to 2 'service provision' lists per week and participation in an after-hours roster (evenings and weekends).  Waikato Hospital is a tertiary public hospital with a full range of subspecialties including paediatrics, obstetrics, neurosurgery and trauma, there is scope for a wide range of clinical experiences beyond cardiac. 

The Provisional Fellow will have one day per week of non-clinical time.  It is anticipated that this time will be used to work towards an echocardiography qualification, undertake audit, contribute to appropriate research, and teach colleagues.


Positions are advertised from mid/early march at