Anaesthesia Technologists

  • 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 required.

    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 barbara.feltham@rch.org.au