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Charge Technician – Whangarei


We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced anaesthetic technician who is passionate about leading and supporting a team.

 This is an opportunity for you take the next step in your career in the field of management!

Working with Te Whatu Ora Te Tai Tokerau is about more than just a job. It’s about enjoying coming to work every day, feeling challenged, trusted and supported, whilst enjoying living in a region that has a lifestyle unrivalled in New Zealand.

Te Whatu Ora Te Tai Tokerau is committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and holds stewardship for equitable health outcomes for Māori as Tāngata Whenua as the highest priority.


About the role

Achieving the best health outcomes for our patients starts with expecting the best from ourselves, and right now Te Whatu Ora Te Tai Tokerau is looking for a motivated Anaesthetic Technician to join our Perioperative Services at the Whangarei Hospital.

The Charge Anaesthetic Technician is responsible for providing clinical coordination, professional leadership and direction to the Anaesthetic Technician Team to maximise healthcare delivery, enhance patient outcomes, and promote clinical excellence and evidence-based professional practice.

The are 9 operating theatres. You will be working on specialties including orthopaedics, general surgery, plastics, gynaecology, urology, trauma, maxillofacial, dental, ophthalmology and ENT. Being a regional hospital, your patients will range in age from paediatric right through to geriatric.

This is a varied role where no two days will feel the same – whether it is providing on the floor clinical support to staff, training and development, leadership or quality improvement activities. The Charge Anaesthetic Technician works closely with anaesthetists and the perioperative team to provide the best health outcome for patients.

This is a permanent 1.0 FTE role working 40 hours per week. The position is worked as 9 hour shifts.


Key Requirements 

  • Registered Anaesthetic Technician with a current Practicing Certificate
  • At least 5 years post registration experience
  • Motivated to make a difference
  • Leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills


  • Day Shifts – no nights or weekends!
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Be a part of a fun-loving & close-knit supportive team

Should you have any questions or would like to discuss this role, please contact hiring manager Jessica Waymark on Jessica.  or 021 836982.

A career with Te Whatu Ora Te Tai Tokerau will see you action meaningful change in the region we love, and in your professional development – all whilst enjoying everything the stunning North has to offer. You really can enjoy the best of both.

Our people live our Values:

Tangata I te tuatahi People First – People are central to all we do

Whakaute (tuku mana) Respect – We treat others as they would like to be treated

Manaaki Caring – We nurture those around us, and treat all with dignity and compassion

Whakawhitiwhiti korero Communication – We communicate safely, openly and with respect to promote clear understanding

Taumata teitei (hirangi) Excellence – Our attitude of excellence inspires success, competence, confidence and innovation


Vacancy No: AH24-032

Closes: 4 March 2024