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Professional Lead - Anaesthetic Technicians

Professional Leader (District) – Anaesthetic Technicians
Allied Health
Dunedin or Invercargill


  • Permanent, full time, 1.0 FTE (40 hours per week)
  • Advance your clinical skills in this district-wide role!
  • Enjoy benefits including subsidised gym, retail, and health insurance discounts!

About the opportunity

As a professional leader you’ll be responsible for the advising and consulting with the DAHs and Professional Development Facilitator on professional specific workforce development, skill mix and career pathways to build a sustainable future workforce. In conjunction with expert and experienced practitioners you will maximise the utilisation of inter-professional ways of working.


An important part of this position is your involvement in overseeing the credentialing of the Anaesthetic Technician workforce. You will foster excellence in quality practice standards and professional conduct.  You will promote the development of Anaesthetic Technicians across the Southern District, whilst promoting efficiency, productivity, and patient safety. To achieve this, you will facilitate professional leadership and direction for Anaesthetic Technicians from a district wide perspective.


This position will be made up of 8 hours per week as a Professional Leader, and 32 hours per week in the clinical setting. Clinical hours may require evening, weekend and night shifts, as per service requirements.


About you

You will work alongside the DAHs, and Professional Development Facilitator to ensure professional development leave and funding are consistent and transparent for your profession across all services. You will be responsible for the ongoing development of relationships with tertiary education providers as well as district, regional and national links for your profession.


You will be a self-motivated person with effective communication skills to a wide range of stakeholders. You will have commitment to and enthusiasm for your profession, excellent group facilitation skills and a history of a collaborative team approach. You must be a New Zealand registered Anaesthetic Technician and be a member of your national professional body.  It is essential that you have advanced practitioner level experience.  It is expected that your remaining FTE will include clinical practice.  This will be negotiated with any successful candidate.

This position will involve some travel throughout the district it is therefore essential that you have a full, clean driver’s license.


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Closing Date: Wednesday 13 July 2022

Due to the fast-paced nature of the DHB, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don’t delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.


For further information please contact Emily Atkinson, Recruitment Advisor – Planning, Funding and Population/Public Health Directorate, Phone (03) 470 9176 or Email:


Pre-Employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to:

  • Occupational Health Assessment
  • Police Vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)
  • Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, to be employed with Southern DHB you will be required to be fully vaccinated and have received a booster vaccine against COVID-19. You will need to provide proof of this to Occupational Health staff.

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