RN Anaesthetic Assistant Trainee - EOI

Expression of Interest for:

RN Anaesthetic Assistant Trainee


Operating Theatre - Timaru Hospital

Part-Time to Full-Time, 64 - 80 hours per fortnight (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)

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


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Life is a collection of small moments: meaningful moments, challenging moments, moments to remember. At SCDHB, we want to support our people to enjoy more of the moments that matter. Are you ready to join us?

We are seeking expressions of interest from Registered Nurses interested in a becoming a Trainee RN Anaesthetic Assistant in our Operating Theatre. You will be trained in many aspects of the anaesthetic tech role. This is a significant upskilling as you will be essentially be dual-skilled in both being a theatre nurse and an anaesthetic assistant.

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.

In addition to the experience you bring to us, your enthusiasm to further develop your skills and expertise will make a strong contribution to our focus on patient centered care because every moment matters.


  • Registered Nurse with a current Annual Practicing certificate
  • Have a minimum of one to two years of relevant and recent critical care experience
  • Knowledge of the relevant legislation and standards which govern health care practice in New Zealand
  • Proven excellent communication and interpersonal skills


For specific information about the role, please contact Angelina Taylor, Theatre Manager, at 03-687-2143 or ataylor@scdhb.health.nz


Why choose South Canterbury DHB?

As one of the country’s smaller DHBs 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 and have the chance to share your expertise as part of our graduate mentoring programme.

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.

At SCDHB, 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!  


Please express your interest online at https://scdhb.careercentre.net.nz

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: 31 October 2020

This job advert may close early once a suitable applicant is found.


As part of our duty of care towards our patients, it is crucial that all patient-facing staff be fully immunised. If you have made it to the later stages of recruitment, you will be expected to produce your immunisation records for infection control purposes.


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Permanent, Permanent/Full Time, Permanent/Part Time

Job no: JEAI1137608

Location: Timaru Hospital

Closing Date: Sunday, 31 October 2021