Fixed term Intensive Care Fellow 2023-2024 Wellington Region

Nau mai, haere mai ki Ūpoko ki te uru hauora.

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

  • Intensive Care Services: Intensive Care Fellow (Four Positions)
    • Simulation and Education Fellow
    • Trauma Fellow
    • Research Fellow
    • Echocardiography Fellow
  • 12 month Fixed-termpositions, starting 31 July 2023 to 30 July 2024
  • Providing RMO level support to Wakefield Private Hospital
  • Developing a non-clinical interest/portfolio at Wellington Regional Hospital
  • Salaries are calculated based on relevant previous years of experience and the average weekly hours of work as set out in the relevant run description. For the current salary bands, please refer to either the Specialty Trainees of New Zealand (SToNZ) or Resident Doctors’ Association (RDA) Multi-Employer Collective Agreements.

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington is a vibrant place to live and work and has repeatedly been voted as New Zealand’s top lifestyle city. Wellington is considered cultural and creative hub of the country and hosts numerous cultural events as well as live theatre, music and festivals. We are renowned for our café culture, nightlife, fantastic restaurants, sparkling harbour, surf spots, amazing views, outdoor activities and close proximity to vineyards ensuring you are never short of activities to do outside of working hours. For more information about living in Wellington, visit the Discover Wellington website

Our Hospitals and Services

Join our fellow 740 Resident Medical Officers employed by the Te Whatu Ora Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley to gain leading experience, medical supervision and training.

Wellington Regional and Kenepuru Hospitals

Wellington ICU provides tertiary Intensive Care services for over one million people in central New Zealand covering a geographic radius of 300 kilometres, including the lower North Island and upper South Island. We support six other public hospitals that have Intensive Care Units and one hospital that does not. To manage such a large area we run a busy Flight Retrieval Service with the capability to provide Intensive Care-level retrievals around the clock.

The ICU is a 24-bed unit providing general intensive care as well as supporting sub-speciality services including cardiothoracics & cardiology, neurosurgery, paediatric surgery, and trauma.  Each bed space is equipped to provide either Intensive or High Dependency level care to both medical and surgical (post-operative) patients. Our service is strongly consultant-led and consultant ward rounds are performed three times a day on week days (8am, 4pm and 9pm) and twice a day during the weekend (8am and 9pm).

We admit almost 2000 patients every year of which 40% are elective (including approximately 600 cardiothoracic patients). Approximately 8% of our admissions are paediatrics. The median length of stay for patients is 40 hours. For more information see the Wellington ICU website:

Wellington ICU

  • 14 registrar positions and four provisional fellow/senior registrar positions with a mixture of trainees rotating from anaesthesia, medicine, emergency medicine and surgery, as well as ICU trainees
  • The four Provisional Fellow/Senior Registrar positions fulfil the College of Intensive Care Medicine requirements for Transition year training;
  • The opportunity to gain experience in ICU non-clinical roles including education, simulation, research, trauma, aeromedical, echocardiography
  • Provides a regional helicopter/fixed wing based retrieval service for central NZ in which our registrars are involved;
  • A strong research focus – working in our department provides the opportunity to be involved in critical care research that will change practice around the world;
  • An excellent teaching program with multidisciplinary input led by senior clinicians, regular simulation training and we run the Wellington Intensive Care Medicine course, a very popular ICU part 2 preparation course.
  • Always have at least two registrars rostered on and our roster ensures that more junior registrars are well supported.

Wakefield Hospital

  • Wakefield Hospital is a 39 bed private hospital providing mostly post-operative elective surgical care. There is a 5-bed ICU that mostly cares for patients after elective cardiac surgery with a small number of post-operative neurosurgical and general surgical patients.
  • While at Wakefield Hospital you will work alongside the surgeons and anaesthetists providing mostly after-hours post-operative care. After-hours you will often be the only on-site doctor which is why it is important that you have anaesthetic/airway experience. You will have on-call support from either the Intensivist or Anaesthetist.

Moū – About you

  • Suitable for Resident Medical Officers who are training in Intensive care medicine or overseas specialists wanting to learn new skills and recharge their batteries on a paid sabbatical in New Zealand. 
  • These positions are designed to be self-direct learning time heavy, providing a good opportunity to pursue a subspecialty interest, with a workload and roster that facilitates studying for exams. 
  • You will contribute towards and help develop one of four subspecialty programmes within the ICU: Research, Simulation and Education, Trauma and Echocardiography. Each programme has a designated supervisor.
  • As this role includes support for Wakefield Private Hospital ICU, the candidate must be independently competent at airway management
  • The minimum duration of appointment is six months.
  • Candidates should be working at an advanced level within ICU or Anaesthesia as this role partakes in the after-hours roster working on call in a supervisory capacity (supported and supervised by our ICU specialists)
  • You must have eligibility for general or provisional general registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. Information on the process of application for this can be found on their website at or

Please note - important information for overseas graduates who are applying:  The MCNZ has introduced a new method of primary source verification using the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates’ Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials (ECFMG’s EPIC) service. if you are successful in obtaining a role in New Zealand, you will be required to have your primary medical degree verified through EPIC. Before MCNZ will start processing your application, you must have had your documents verified by EPIC. If you have would like more information about primary-source verification, please see MCNZs website or EPIC’s FAQ webpage.

E pā ana ki a tatou – About us

Here at the HNZ - Te Whatu Ora 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.

The HNZ - Te Whatu Ora are pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

To find out more about us click on the following links:

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

Click the apply now button to send your application directly to us. For further information on this role please email and indicate the job title and vacancy number in the subject line.

HNZ - Te Whatu Ora requires ALL its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  We are not accepting applications that do not meet this criteria.

Please note we will be reviewing applications when received and will progress through the recruitment process

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed




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Permanent/Full Time

Job no: RMO_62_22

Location: Wellington Hospital, Other Locations, 2DHB Wellington/Hutt Valley/Porirua

Closing Date: may close earlier upon getting suitable applicants