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Trainee Anaesthetic Technicians

Southern District Health Board
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Otago - Dunedin
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Job Description

Invercargill and Dunedin

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 Anaesthetic service is looking for enthusiastic, self-motivated individuals to join our team as Trainee Anaesthetic Technicians on a three year fixed-term basis (approximate).

About the role

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 Anaesthetic Departments provides services to the operating theatres and for several other departments within the Hospitals. Anaesthetic Technicians are an integral part of the departments 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.

These are fixed-term trainee positions, 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!

About you

We want to hear from you if you are:

  • methodical and practical
  • a problem solver
  • 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?

3. Whether you have a preference of Invercargill or Dunedin

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

About the Southern District

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art - there's literally something for everyone. Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

Closing date: Wednesday, 23 October 2019.

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

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We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website:

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