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Anaesthetic Techs

Anaesthetic Techs

What do Anaesthetic Techs do? Anaesthetic Technicians work mainly in the operating theatres providing skilled assistance to the anaesthetist. Our main duties include: Checking & maintaining the anaesthetic machines & other related equipment ( including Autologous Cell Saver, specialised airway equipment, ultrasound, blood gas analysis (ISTAT)). Ensuring the appropriate equipment & drugs are available. Assisting […]

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Audiology

Audiology

An audiologist provides hearing health care, working on a daily basis with complex hearing problems including hearing aid prescription, fitting and management. Specifically, audiologists work to prevent, identify, assess, diagnose, manage and treat audiology related disorders. Audiologists work with infants, children and adults and work in both the public and private sector. Audiologists: study, identify […]

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Biomedical Engineers

Biomedical Engineers

Biomedical engineers and technicians are employed within the healthcare system to install, maintain and repair pieces of medical technical equipment. Biomedical technicians may do some or all of the following: advise and consult with medical staff about their equipment requirements make surgical equipment and tools install and test medical equipment examine, maintain and repair equipment […]

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Clinical Physiology

Clinical Physiology

Clinical Physiologists are qualified healthcare professionals that specialise in testing, measuring, and reporting in the fields of cardiology, respiratory medicine and sleep. Some Clinical Physiologists are qualified in more than one field; however most focus on one discipline due the vast amount of knowledge that is required to excel a particular field. They must hold […]

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Dental Therapists

Dental Therapists

What is a Dental Therapist? The APEX Dental Therapist division includes Dental Therapists, Oral Health Therapists and Dental Assistants. Ever wondered what we are trained to do? Many of our older members probably remember “the horror (dental) house”; however, we would like to reassure you that dental therapy has moved on since those days. Dental […]

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Dietitians

Dietitians

What do dietitians do? Dietitians are trained in the science of nutrition and diet therapy and are qualified to work in areas that require nutritional assessment & medical nutrition therapy. Dietitians apply scientific knowledge about food and nutrition to individuals and groups in states of health and disease to promote optimal health outcomes within the […]

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IT

IT

What do IT professionals do? We are diverse group made up of those who specialise in software and hardware. Software is all the applications that run on a computer. For example, your patient management system (PMS). (And by the way, one of the things that you can’t get away from is that we like to […]

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Managers

Managers

What do managers do? The Managers group is comprised of a diverse group of allied health and support services managers and clinical co-ordinators. As healthcare managers our aim is to deliver the best service to our patient population given the limited resources that we are given. It is our aim to provide support, encouragement and […]

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Medical Laboratory Workers

Medical Laboratory Workers

What is a medical laboratory worker? Medical laboratory workers are registered health professionals who run laboratories and test, interpret and report laboratory results. They are trained to identify disease and abnormalities through studying blood, tissue and other bodily samples. Laboratory workers work ‘behind the scenes’, but remain an integral part of the health system whose work […]

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Medical Physicists

Medical Physicists

What is a medical physicist? Medical Physicists work in any area of Medicine that involves physics! In New Zealand there are two main areas: Radiation Oncology and Diagnostic Radiology. In Radiation Oncology we ensure that cancer patients receiving radiation therapy as part or all of their treatment receive the correct dose of radiation in a […]

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MITs

MITs

What is an MIT? Medical Imaging Technologists (MITs) are qualified healthcare professionals who produce medical images of the body, using radiation, ultrasound or magnetic fields, to help doctors diagnose and treat illness and injury. They hold a three-year Bachelor of Health Science (Medical Imaging) degree and must be registered with the Medical Radiation Technologists Board […]

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Occupational Therapists

Occupational Therapists

In occupational therapy, occupations refer to the everyday activities that people do as individuals, in families and with communities to occupy time and bring meaning and purpose to life. Occupations include things people need, want and are expected to do.

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Perfusionists

Perfusionists

What is a Clinical Perfusionist? In physiology, perfusion is the process of nutritive delivery of arterial blood to a capillary bed in the biological tissue. The word is derived from the French verb “perfuser” meaning to “pour over or through.” Clinical Perfusion is a departmental section of the Cardio-thoracic Surgical Unit (CTSU) at Auckland District […]

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Pharmacists & Pharmacy Techs

Pharmacists & Pharmacy Techs

Is a pharmacy technician the same as a pharmacist? No, a pharmacy technician holds a national certificate and works alongside a pharmacist in either a community or hospital pharmacy setting. Pharmacy technicians are not currently a registered health professional group although this is expected to change in the future. The training framework is currently being revised […]

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Physiotherapists

Physiotherapists

What is a Physiotherapist? Physiotherapists are specialists in the management of neuromuscular, cardiothoracic, and musculoskeletal conditions that impact on an individual’s function and ability to participate in their daily lives. Physiotherapists are registered health professionals with a minimum four year bachelors degree. They must be registered with the New Zealand Physiotherapy Board and must demonstrate […]

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Psychologists

Psychologists

Psychologists’ Division of APEX The Psychologists’ Division of APEX represents psychologists working in District Health Boards as well as educational psychologists working for the Ministry of Education. In District Health Boards our members work in a diversity of settings including: Community and outpatient mental health, Inpatient and forensic mental health units, Physical health (i.e. oncology, […]

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Radiation Therapists

Radiation Therapists

What is a Radiation Therapist? Radiation therapy uses radiation to treat disease. Most patients receiving radiation therapy are cancer patients. It’s a highly skilled profession and, because cancer affects so many people, qualified radiation therapists are in demand. You’ll work as part of a specialised team, under the supervision of a radiation oncologist – a […]

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Scientific Officers

Scientific Officers

What is a Scientific Officer? We are a diverse group of dedicated individuals with post-graduate science or engineering degrees who are primarily involved in complex scientific medical diagnostic procedures as well as health research and method development. Our group of 35 on the Christchurch Hospital Campus operate across diverse medical disciplines including surgery, endocrinology, neurology, […]

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Social Workers

Social Workers

What is a social worker? Social Workers are trained to promote social change, problem solving in human relationships and the empowerment of people to enhance well-being. We utilize theories of human behaviour and social systems: the principles of human rights, social justice, an individual’s welfare, both with adults and children are fundamental to social work. […]