By joining Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley District to work as an anaesthetic technician, or study to become one you will become part of a dedicated team providing all anaesthesia services in one of the largest tertiary health providers in Aotearoa. Below you'll find information about working here, plus information about our student placements through AUT.
Regionally, our hospitals employ around 10,000 staff who provide a number of specialist services, including neurosurgery, oncology, cardiac, thoracic, plastics, burns, vascular, intensive care and neonatal intensive care, and specialised mental health services, for the upper South and lower North Islands, a population of about 900,000 people. Read more about us here.
Our Anaesthetic teams of around 60 people work across either the Hutt Valley or Wellington Regional (Newtown) Hospitals, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Around 20 technicians work in the Hutt Valley, with 40 based in Wellington. They focus on:
- providing a safe patient experience throughout our facilities
- preparing the environment for the safe administration of anaesthesia wherever it is required
- providing skilled assistance to the Anaesthetist during induction, maintenance & emergence stages of anaesthesia.
We have eight operating theatres in the Hutt Valley Hospital's main theatre suite and 15 in Wellington Regional Hospital.
Your placement - for students
You will be studying and working alongside our supportive, experienced and diverse healthcare professionals to learn about the full range of anaesthesia services in the Hutt Valley or Wellington Regional (Newtown) Hospitals.
In each semester of your degree, you’ll be rostered on up to 28 shifts spread across five-to-six weeks at either hospital – so you’ll be learning in a range of clinical specialities. You can see an example of the study programme here.
Students and healthcare professionals will also be able to test or improve their skills to increase patient safety by attending learning exercises in our purpose-designed Simulation and Skills Centre. The centre provides:
- Specialist simulation rooms - recovery, ED and theatre
- Presentation / debriefing rooms
- Air ambulance simulator
- Skill-based training rooms
- Part-task trainers and a range of state of the art manikins.
Learn more on our website.
Working and studying in Lower Hutt
Hutt Valley Hospital covers the Te Awakairangi area – the Hutt Valley which serves over 150,000 people. We have around 10,000 staff across the wider Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley region district making us a major employer in the area, who serve a total population of about 900,000 people.
Just up the road from Wellington CBD, the Hutt Valley is packed full of tasty eats, museums, art galleries, beaches, parks and walkways. Discover more about the Hutt Valley area here.
Wellington is Aotearoa’s cultural capital with thriving with cafes and restaurants, museums, theatres, and arts festivals plus many sporting events.
It is quick and easy getting around our diverse communities or out into the bush and coastlines by driving on our motorways or using public transport (buses, trains and ferries) run by Metlink www.metlink.org.nz/
Read more about our region on our website or visit WellingtonNZ website to learn about making the move to our Creative Capital.