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Anaesthetic Technician

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

Applicant Requirements

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 – 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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