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 how 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 Wellington Regional (Newtown) ​​​​​​​or the Hutt Valley Hospital, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Around 40 technicians are based in Wellington, and 20 work in Hutt Valley. 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 15 operating theatres in Wellington Regional Hospital, with eight in Hutt Valley Hospital's main theatre suite. 

Your placement - for students

You will be studying and working alongside our supportive, experienced and diverse healthcare professionals to learn about the fullrange of anaesthesia services in the Wellington Regional (Newtown) or Hutt Valley 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 Wellington

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

Read more about our region on our website or visit WellingtonNZ website to learn about making the move to our Creative Capital.



Last updated 18 November 2022.