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Expand your career today working with one of the biggest public healthcare providers in New Zealand. Your role would include:
- check and set up life support and anaesthetic machines
- inform and reassure patients, and check for conditions that could create problems under anaesthesia
- help anaesthetists place patients’ breathing tubes and intravenous lines
- help anaesthetists administer anaesthetics, including local anaesthetics and nerve blocks
- watch patients and monitor their vital signs (such as heartbeat)
- decontaminate, sterilise or dispose of equipment and materials used in operations
- assist with care after operations and insert catheters into patients
- operating theatre procedures and protocols
- anaesthetic and nerve-blocking machines, life support machines, other equipment and drugs
- emergency procedures, and how to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
- human anatomy, physiology and biophysics
- physical and medical conditions that may put patients at risk during anaesthesia.
- usually do shift work, including weekends, and may be on call
- work in operating rooms in hospitals and clinics, delivery suites and emergency departments
- work in conditions that may be stressful, particularly during operations
Have a current Annual Practising Certificate and registered with the Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand. complete on-the-job and distance learning
Achieved a Diploma in Applied Science â€“ Anaesthetic Technology (Level 5) or Science Graduate Diploma in Anaesthetic Technology (Level 7) and have passed the New Zealand Anaesthetic Technicians’ Society’s registration exam.
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