Role: Anaesthetic Technician / Operating Department Practitioner
Hours: Full time (1.0 FTE)
To assist in the provision of team focused perioperative care for patients undergoing surgery. Responsible for assisting the anaesthetist in the preparation, planning and implementation of anaesthesia.
- To ensure that perioperative interventions are safe and appropriate and to demonstrate professional accountability
- Practice competently as an anaesthetic technician /anaesthetic nurse/ Operating Department Practitioner at the appropriate level
- Set up all required equipment, instruments and consumables for an anaesthetic.
- Demonstrates competent handling of routine equipment in theatre
- Checks all equipment to ensure it is working correctly before the commencement of a procedure.
- Has knowledge of and maintains equipment, and knows what procedures to follow for servicing and repair of equipment
- Maintains IV competency as per HVDHB policy requirements.
- Completed NZ Resuscitation Council level 6 Qualification.
- Is able to competently assist the anaesthetist during the intraoperative period.
- Is competent in airway management.
- Has an awareness of aseptic technique and is able to assist the anaesthetist with invasive procedures (including arterial lines central lines, and regional anaesthesia).
- Is able to recognise emerging complications of anaesthesia and surgery and is able to respond appropriately.
- Able to access appropriate assistance where necessary.
A busy 260-bed facility providing secondary services for Lower and Upper Hutt cities and the tertiary centre for regional plastics, oral maxillofacial, burns and rheumatology services.
Hutt Valley is part of Wellington, Capital of New Zealand. The region offers great restaurants, a vibrant cultural scene and coffee culture as well as ample opportunity for outdoor pursuits. Sailing, water sports, cycle trails and walking trails among wooded hillsides with fantastic views abound in the “Coolest Little in Capital the World (Lonely Planet)”.
- A supportive workplace culture with a commitment to your on-going professional development.
- Comprehensive orientation programme
- Training and study opportunities
- Outstanding peer support.
- Current registration and Annual Practising Certificate with the New Zealand Medical Sciences Council (or be eligible to apply)
- A high level of professionalism and communication, and the ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team
- Excellent crisis-management skills
- Ability to work on a rostered and rotating basis with an on-call service for overnight cover
If you wish to apply for this job, forward your CV for immediate consideration.