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Anaesthesia Technologists provide highly skilled assistance to
the Anaesthetist and are an integral part of the Anaesthesia team
at the Royal Children's Hospital. Anaesthesia Technicians assist
with the administration of general and regional anaesthesia to all
our patient groups, including non surgical patients.
Anaesthesia Technologists prepare the anaesthetic environment
and equipment required by anaesthetists for safe airway management,
advanced invasive physiological monitoring, intravenous therapies
and environmental temperature control and monitoring. They
assist during resuscitation and emergency procedures. The
Anaesthesia Technologist group also operate the Cell Saver and auto
transfusion service within the operating suite.
Anaesthesia Technologists also have the opportunity to assist
with the professional development of other health care groups.
Common sense, ability to work within multidisciplinary teams,
good communication skills are just some of the attributes
Minimum qualification required to practice as an Anaesthesia
Technologist is the Diploma of Anaesthetic Science - HLT50607, or
overseas equivalent. However, consideration will be given to
those who hold the Cert IV in Anaesthesia Technology. These
qualifications are recognised by the Australian and New Zealand
College (ANZCA) of Anaesthetists.
There are 24 Anaesthesia Technologists currently employed by
Paediatric Anaesthesia and Pain Management. For information
regarding employment as an Anaesthesia Technologist please contact