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Position Title: Trainee Anaesthetic Technician
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 1.0 FTE (40 hours per week)
Date Posted: 05/03/2019
Application Closing Date: 17/03/2019 11PM
Job #: 058165
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Trainee Anaesthetic Technician


Fixed-term, Full-time

  • Do you see your future within health?
  • We can support you on your path to becoming a qualified Anaesthetic Technician!


The Southern District Health Board Anaesthesia service is looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual to join our team as a Trainee Anaesthetic Technician on a 3 year fixed-term basis (approximate). This is a great opportunity to get a head start on developing your practical skills before commencing your studies in 2019, so don’t hesitate in getting your application in today!


This trainee role offers a pathway to an Anaesthetic Technician qualification while working full-time within our multi-disciplinary service.  On the job training is provided by fully trained staff and incorporates competency, experience and task based components.  You’ll also be required to complete distance learning for theory and practical components.


Our busy Anaesthesia Department provides services to the operating theatres and for several other departments within the Hospital.  Anaesthetic Technicians are an integral part of the department and make a valued contribution towards the safe delivery of anaesthesia, and the perioperative patient experience, for a large range of procedures.  We are dedicated to providing quality patient care and provide our staff with continuous quality improvement and professional development opportunities. 


This is a fixed-term trainee position, and while we can’t guarantee you a permanent position once your training has finished with us, Anaesthetic Technicians are currently in hot demand throughout the country, so this provides an excellent opportunity to gain a sought after qualification while getting paid to do so!


We want to hear from you if you are:

  • methodical and practical
  • an excellent communicator
  • the kind of person who thrives in a team environment
  • willing and able to work a 24/7 roster

You’ll need to be eligible for entry into the Diploma in Applied Science (Anaesthetic Technology) run by AUT and be a NZ permanent resident or citizen.  Please visit and for details on the training program and please check your eligibility to be accepted into the Diploma in Applied Science (Anaesthetic Technology) run by AUT before applying for one of these roles.  As part of our shortlisting, priority will be given to applicants who have a background in health sciences, particularly biophysics and human anatomy and physiology, and relevant clinical experience.


To complete your online application for our trainee role, please ensure you address the following questions in your cover letter, giving brief answers:

1. What qualities will you bring to our Anaesthesia team?

2. What strategies would you use to ensure your success as a Trainee Anaesthetic?


Ensure you attach your CV and a cover letter (answering the questions above).  


Closing Date: Sunday 17 March 2019


For further information please contact Jeanie Winter, Recruitment Advisor – Surgical Services & Radiology Directorate, Phone: (03) 470 9571 or

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