Anaesthesia job vacancies

Re-entering the workforce

If you decide to take a career break, for example to raise a child, care for a relative, undertake full-time research, volunteer overseas, or for health and wellbeing reasons, there are a few things you need to know about re-entering the workforce.


If you have been out of anaesthesia practice for more than 12 months you will need to submit a return to practice program to ANZCA that complies with the Medical Board of Australia (MBA) return to practice standard and the ANZCA professional document PS50: Recommendations on Practice Re-Entry for a Specialist Anaesthetist. Your return to practice plan must be approved by the director of professional affairs before you may commence your clinical practice assessment period. Check your requirements here.


Any periods of interrupted training should be applied for prospectively to the director of professional affairs, assessor. Guidelines on re-entry to training in clinical anaesthesia are available for trainees whose absence from training in clinical anaesthesia has been sufficient to warrant a formal re-entry to training in clinical anaesthesia process.

Absence from training in clinical anaesthesia for 26 weeks or longer in basic training or 52 weeks or longer in advanced and provisional fellowship training necessitates a re-entry to training in clinical anaesthesia process. A regulatory authority may stipulate a shorter period in which case their timeframe takes precedence.

Job sharing

Working part time – at least in the short term – is popular option for anaesthetists re-entering the workforce after an extended absence. Job sharing is one way of the easiest ways of working part time. To help you find other doctors in your region looking to job-share we’ve created the Twitter hashtag #AnaesJobShare.

Part-time jobs may also be listed on our anaesthesia job vacancies page. Please note that ANZCA cannot assist with individual job placements.
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