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Anaesthetic Technician or RNAA – Nelson

Nelson Hospital

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki ēnei mahi (About these positions)
The Nelson Hospital Theatre Suite consists of 6 Operating Theatres with a Recovery Room, a Sterile Services department and Endoscopy suite. We are a friendly and supportive team focusing on providing a caring and professional environment, delivering quality care and extended nursing practice.

Surgical specialties covered include: General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Gynaecology, Urology, ENT, Ophthalmology, Dental, Acute/Trauma, Paediatrics, Plastics and Vascular.

We have the following Anaesthetic Technician or RNAA opportunities available:

  • 1 x permanent full-time position, 80 hours a fortnight (1.0FTE).
  • 1 x permanent part-time position,64 hours per fortnight (0.8FTE).
  • 1 x fixed-term part-time position, 40 hours a fortnight covering parental leave until early July 2024 (0.5FTE).

Please indicate in your cover letter which position(s) you’re interested in.

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)
To be considered for these positions you must be a Registered Anaesthetic Technician or a RNAA, with a current APC issued by The Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand (MSCNZ) or be eligible for the same.

You will be a team player who:

  • enjoys keeping up to date with clinical practice.
  • has the ability to cope with a high and varied workload, including emergency situations.
  • has excellent organisational and time management skills.
  • has recent clinical experience with strong observational and crisis management skills.
  • has excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

The successful candidates must be eligible to work in New Zealand or hold a valid NZ visa at the time of applying.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)
Te Whatu Ora (Nelson Marlborough) is the main health provider for Te Tau Ihu, the top of the south. With nearly 3000 employees, we are Nelson and Marlborough’s largest employer, which means the opportunities here are endless. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals, and the Richmond and Marlborough Health Hubs, but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard to make a difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork.

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More Information)

Ngā huanga o ēnei mahi (The benefits of these positions)
At Te Whatu Ora (Nelson Marlborough) we encourage a workforce that is innovative, eager to learn and enhance their skills, and passionate about caring for our community.

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 kayaking, mountain biking, tramping, skiing, golf, sailing, as well as abundant sunshine and outstanding scenery. For more information on the Nelson/Tasman region visit

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)
For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 539 5748.

For role specific information please contact Kate Ellson on

Apply now, it’s easy. Please fill in our online application form and include a cover letter explaining your interest.

Applications close: Open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so we encourage you to apply early.

Te Whatu Ora strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Māori and we recruit for cultural competence.

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.