Welcome to the NZATS website, for all Anaesthetic Technicians in
New Zealand. You will find up-to-date information about education
and conferences, research, employment opportunities, and lists of
our members and trainees.
NZATS is the professional body representing Registered and Trainee Anaesthetic Technicians within New Zealand. NZATS provides high quality up-to-date continuing professional development opportunities, trainee education and support to all its members by promoting the profession. NZATS believes in advocating excellence in high quality patient care in collaboration with all other health care professionals and organisations.
The New Zealand Association of Anaesthetic Technicians and Nurses (NZAATN) was formed in 2000 with the amalgamation of the Anaesthetic Technicians Board and the New Zealand Society of Anaesthetic Technicians. It was decided that this amalgamation would benefit all Anaesthetic Technicians in New Zealand. In 2003, a submission was made by the NZAATN to the Health Select Committee of Parliament on the Health Practitioners Competency Assurance Bill, with a view to gaining parliamentary recognition for our profession, and compulsory registration for Anaesthetic Technicians in New Zealand. Following a recommendation by the Health Select Committee, the name of the society was changed to avoid confusion over the role that Anaesthetic Technicians undertake. The society became the ‘New Zealand Anaesthetic Technicians’ Society’.
Memorandum of Understanding Between NZSA and NZATS [PDF]
Professional Standards of Practice [PDF]