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Senior Anaesthetic Technician EducatorSenior Anaesthetic Technician Educator
Position Anaesthetic Technician or RNAA
Date posted 22 January 2020

Nelson Hospital, NZ

  • Two positions available
  • Bring your passion for high standards of service and quality care to sunny Nelson
  • Join our great team

Ngā mōhiohio e pā hānga ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

We are looking for two NZ Registered Anaesthetic Technicians, or Registered Nurse Assistants to the Anaesthetist (RNAA), to join our expanding theatre team at Nelson Hospital.

These positions are as follows:

  • One permanent, full-time position working 80 hours a fortnight
  • One temporary, full-time position covering parental leave until July 2020

The Nelson Hospital Theatre Suite consists of six Operating Theatres with a Recovery Room, a Sterile Services department and Endoscopy Suite, and delivers on average 43 sessions requiring a general anaesthetic a week.

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

To be considered for these positions you must be an Anaesthetic Technician registered with, and have an annual practising certificate (APC) issued by, The Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand (MSCNZ), or be eligible for the same. Alternatively you will be Registered Nurse Assistant to the Anaesthetist with a current APC.

You will also be a team player, who enjoys keeping up to date with clinical practice, with excellent organisational and time management skills and a commitment to quality.

In addition you must have:

  • recent clinical experience with strong observational and crisis management skills
  • good verbal, written and interpersonal skills.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

We offer an excellent working environment and are a very supportive team. We are committed to professional growth of our staff and provide on-going training and development.

Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) is the main health service provider for New Zealand's Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions, serving over 150,000 people across two main hospitals, public health and a range of community services. We provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, job security, and workplace wellness programmes.

Etahi atu mōhiohio (More information)

Nga huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position)

Not all action packed hospitals are based in the big cities. Here in Nelson you can practice your medical profession and have a great lifestyle at the same time! If you enjoy working in a small team where you can develop your qualities and extent your practice, then look no further.

Nelson is one of New Zealand's top lifestyle destinations and offers an amazing variety of leisure pursuits, beaches, rivers and national parks with great opportunities for outdoor activities such as mountain biking, kayaking, tramping, skiing, golf, sailing, as well as abundant sunshine and outstanding scenery. World renowned wineries and craft breweries are nearby and the area is rich in art and culture with many cafes and excellent schools and facilities for families. More information on the Nelson/Tasman region


Me pehea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

For role specific information please contact Monette Johnston, Nurse Manager - Theatre via 

For general enquiries please contact our Recruitment team on or +64 3 546 1274.

Keen to apply now? It’s easy. Please fill in our online application form.

Ref: N20-022

Applications open until filled.

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