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Anaesthetic Technician Collective Agreement

Rotorua`s 11 union members have been negotiating their collective agreement with DHB since October 2017. ABOUT ANESTHESIA TECHNICIANS, Anesthesia Technicians are essential members of the surgical team. You work mainly in operating rooms and provide competent support to the anesthesiologist. Anesthesia technicians check and maintain anesthesia and other associated devices, ensure that appropriate devices and medications are available, assist in the use of respirators and venous/arterial needles, and act as advocates for patients. While anesthesia technicians work primarily in operating rooms, they are called upon to work in any area where an anesthetic can be administered, including CT, MRI & radiology, intensive care, and cardiac arrest. To become a qualified anesthesia technician, you must: Anesthesia technicians prepare anesthesia machines and help with operations (Photo: New Zealand Anaesthetic Technicians` Society) While anesthesia technicians work primarily in operating rooms, we are called upon to work in any area where an anesthetic can be administered. These include CT scan, MRI & radiology, emergency and intensive care. “We are now in a revolting situation where about 150 operations are cancelled because DHB of Lake refused to give anesthesia technicians sufficient rest time. These breaks are essential to the safety of patients and our members.¬†Experience in the medical field is useful for anesthesia technicians. District patients are paid as follows: To become an apprentice anesthesia technician, you need a training position in a recognized training hospital. This led to Anesthesia technicians at DHB lakes on strike for two days and then five more days in February. The previous strike meant that patients were transferred to private hospitals at a huge cost to DHB and the taxpayer.

“We are now in a monstrous situation where about 150 operations are cancelled because Lakes DHB refused to give anesthesia technicians sufficient rest time…