Anaesthetic Technician

Open to applicants with a Medical Science Council (MSC) or approved Registered Anaesthetic Technician Practicing Certificate

Registered Nurse with Anaesthetic Assistant Qualification and Practicing Certificate 

Part-Time to Full-Time, 64 to 80 hours per fortnight, Hours Negotiable

(Mon – Fri, Rostered Shifts) (+ on call)

Life is a collection of small moments: meaningful moments, challenging moments, moments to remember. At Health New Zealand|Te Whatu Ora - South Canterbury, we want to support our people to enjoy more of the moments that matter. Are you ready to join us?

Right now, we’re looking for an Anaesthetic Technician/ Registered Nurse Anaesthetic Assistant with experience behind them to become part of our Theatre team here in Timaru Hospital

As part of our Operating Theatre service you will be working with a supportive and friendly team. You will be assisting in multiple peri-operative scenarios, maintaining and practicing the highest level of patient care.

Ideally, you will have:

  • A current Medical Science Council (MSC) approved Registered Anaesthetic Technician practising certificate
  • Registered Nurse with Anaesthetic Assistant Qualification 
  • A minimum of one to two years of relevant technical experience
  • Knowledge of the relevant legislation and standards which govern health care practice in New Zealand
  • Proven excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Why choose Health New Zealand|Te Whatu Ora - South Canterbury?

As one of the country’s smaller districts our people always have room to move and grow - you’ll get a wider exposure to specialties and enjoy the benefits of a flat structure: processes that run smoothly and a fun, friendly culture. With us, you’re more than just a number; you’re part of a team where everyone knows your name. You’ll be supported to thrive through our many professional development opportunities.

On top of all that, you’ll get to enjoy the fantastic Timaru lifestyle: between the beach and the mountains, work-life balance is truly achievable here.

Integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect and excellence are at the heart of everything we do. We are a proudly diverse team, as we know a diverse and inclusive workforce achieves the best outcomes for our patients and communities. If you share in these core values and bring them into every aspect of your patient care, we can’t wait for you to join us.

Apply now - this moment is yours!

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We look forward to receiving your application directly via our Careers Site.

If you have any questions regarding this role please contact Human Resources by phoning 03 687-2230.

Applications closing date: OPEN 2024

This job advert will close once a suitable applicant is found.

Apply now

Permanent, Permanent/Full Time, Permanent/Part Time

Job no: GEAH4138416

Location: Timaru Hospital

Closing Date: OPEN