Anaesthetic Technician - New Zealand

New Zealand
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
10 Sep 2019
7 Mar 2020

Job Description

Cpl Healthcare in partnership with the MidCentral District Health Board in New Zealand are recruiting a qualified Anaesthetic Technician to join their team in Palmerston North.

As part of a multidisciplinary team the post holder will provide anaesthetic care and assistance for adults, paediatrics and neonates in the theatre unit and deliver anaesthetic care and assistance in other areas as required i.e. Delivery Suite; Emergency Department (ED); Dental Extraction Clinic; Horowhenua Dental services; Intensive care and diagnostic Imaging.

The post holder will be responsible for the assessment of care needs and ensuring that high quality standards of patient care is given through the use of evidence based practice. The post holder will assist in practice development and will be required to teach, support, develop and assess junior staff.

Will keep records in relation to patient-related activity maintaining confidentiality and within relevant legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures.

In the absence of the daily theatre co-ordinator or Head Anaesthetic Technician, they will take charge of organising the routine day to day management of the department or anaesthetic team for the length of a shift.


  • Qualified Anaesthetic technician
  • Registration in line with the post holders regulating body, either Medical Science Council (MSC) Nursing Zealand
  • Maintain and improve professional knowledge, skills and competence to ensure the delivery of evidence based practice in line with the Medical Science Council (MSC) and Nursing New Zealand
  • Demonstrate knowledge and competence in the use of complex anaesthetic equipment, machinery and anaesthetic drugs
  • Demonstrate knowledge across a range of anaesthetic procedures and techniques underpinned by theory
  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience of the use and positioning of operating tables and their attachments as well as safe patient positioning methods with particular relevance to patient safety
  • Demonstrate knowledge of routine safety checks on anaesthetic equipment which must be carried out in accordance with New Zealand Anaesthetic Technician Society (NZATS) standards. This must include the anaesthetic delivery system; filters; connectors and airway devices; suction; scavenging; monitoring and accessories
  • Attend and participate in the process of Individual Performance review and identify own educational and training needs and incorporate them within the needs of the Department, Directorate and Organisation
  • Ability to educate, supervise and assess: Junior Anaesthetic Technician, Trainee Anaesthetic Technician, Nursing staff, New Zealand defence forces (NZDF).
  • Following appropriate training be able to provide extended practices such as (add as applicable)
  • Attend, demonstrate and maintain competence in mandatory training such as CPR, Moving and Handling, and attend up dates as appropriate, in line with hospital policy
  • Maintain a professional portfolio in accordance with Post Registration Education and Practice (PREP) requirements as defined by MSC (2012) and
  • Continuing Professional Development as defined by MSC (2012)
  • Be familiar with and adhere to all directorate / organisational / departmental policies
  • Demonstrate effective time management of self and others
  • Demonstrate consistent clinical credibility by ensure that all practice and professional activity meets with MSC Codes of Conduct and associated guidelines
  • Commitment to and evidence of on-going professional and practice development and maintaining acquired skills
  • Demonstrate effective listening and interpersonal skills such as when dealing with relatives, healthcare professionals and during assessment of patients in the Patient Reception Area, anaesthetic room, in theatre or recovery
  • Ability to work independently using own initiative and work in a team, with accountability to the Service Manager
  • Meets the statutory and organisational requirements for working with children, as per the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 and MidCentral District Health Board policy, including a satisfactory police check and other safety checking processes.

The annual salary will be on the Allied & Public Health salary scale, up to $69,908 with further progression beyond this based on merit.

Hours of work will be 40 hours a week, rostered shift patterns with overtime and on call requirement determined by the needs of the service.

The successful candidate will be offered a relocation allowance of up to $5000 (NZ).

For further information or for a detailed job specif

Ref: JO-1909-437036

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