Anaesthetic Technician or RNAA - Nelson Hospital

  • A great opportunity awaits you in sunny Nelson
  • Are you focused on providing a high standard of service and quality care to patients?
  • If so - join our great team at Nelson Hospital

About the role

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

The Nelson Hospital Theatre Suite consists of 6 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.

Two of these positions are permanent full-time (80 hrs a fortnight) and the third is a temporary full-time position covering parental leave for up to 12 months from mid-2019.

About you

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

About us

We have an excellent working environment and 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 nearly 145,000 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.

Find out more about us

What we offer

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. For more information on the Nelson/Tasman region visit

How to apply

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274.

For role specific information please contact Monette Johnston, Nurse Manager – Perioperative via 

Keen to apply now, it’s easy. Please fill in our online application form.

Ref: N19-261

Applications close: Sunday 21 July (unless filled prior)

Permanent/Full Time, Fixed Term/Temporary/Full Time

Job no: N19-261

Location: Nelson Hospital

Closing Date: Sunday 21 July, unless filled prior