Senior Medical Officer application process

As an SMO, the WDHB will value your specialised vocational skill set. Our recruitment and selection process takes a holistic view of your previous experiences and what mutual benefits we could attain in the future.

Whanganui District Health Board's RMO and SMO (resident, medical and senior medical and dental officers) recruitment processes differ from each other. Each is reflective of the stage of an individual’s career. We recruit through Kiwi Health Jobs. 


Vacancy enquiries and applications can be emailed to Whanganui DHB's SMO recruitment advisor at Tammy.Annabell@wdhb.org.nz.

Submitting your application


You can submit your application directly to our SMO recruitment advisor Tammy Annabell or post applications to:


SMO Recruitment Advisor - Medical Management Unit
Whanganui District Health Board
Private Bag 3003
Whanganui 4540

Please send the following documents:

  • Covering letter
  • CV with passport size photograph
  • Three reference reports (one from your current supervisor for SHO applications. For HOs applications, references can be from observations done) 
  • Completed WDHB application form 
  • Snapshot of EPIC account (created for International Medical Graduates) 

Recruitment agencies


Whanganui DHB has relationships with various agencies for the recruitment of senior medical and dental officers should you wish to work through a recruitment agency.