Anaesthetic Assistant
Hong Kong, HK


Rank : Patient Care Assistant I

Work Location : Ruttonjee & Tang Shiu Kin Hospitals / Hong Kong East Cluster

Pay : HK$22,514 HK$26,524 per month (see Remarks 2, 5)

Key Responsibilities :

1.Assist anaesthesiologists and nursing staff in anaesthetic and operating procedures including all types of anaesthesia in peripheral areas outside operating theatre.

2.Check and prepare anesthesia machines, monitors and apparatus.

3.Clean, disinfect and sterilize OT instrument / equipment in accordance with infection control policy.

4.Maintain cleanliness and tidiness of the OT environment and equipment independently.

5.Assist in observation, monitoring, and recording of patient's vital signs and general conditions during surgery and anaesthesia and recovery.

6.Set up and assist in anaesthetic procedures, including intravenous, arterial and central venous cannulation, regional anaesthesia, and pain management procedures under aseptic technique.

7.Provide assistance before / after and during the operating procedures , assist in patient positioning, transport patients etc.

8.Assist in the housekeeping of anaesthetic consumables, equipments, accessories of equipments, operating tables and daily supplies to ensure all records are updated, good store management and adequate stock level.

9.Clean, sterilize and stock take, handle and test sterile instruments and equipments and ensure they are in order.

10.Handle, check, record, pack, label and transport sterilized instruments.

11.Assist to train and coach less experienced / junior staff.

12.Support clerical and administrative duties, such as data processing, medical records, research studies and computerized patient records system.

13.Participate in quality improvement activities.

14.Collect blood samples and perform point-of-care laboratory investigations when required.

15.Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisors.

Entry Requirements :

1.(i)F.5 with passes in HKCEE Chinese Language & English Language; or

  • ii)S.5 with Level 2 or above in HKDSE Chinese Language & English Language;
  • or equivalent (see Remark 1); AND

    2.Completed Corporate Patient Care Assistant (Anaesthetic Assistant) Training Program organized by HAHO (see Remark 5); AND

    3.Possess at least 3 years’ relevant work experience (see Remark 5); AND

    4.Able to speak fluent Cantonese, write and read Chinese and English, and speak English.

    Preferred Attributes :

    1.Experience in related healthcare setting; or

    2.Holder of Associate Degree / Higher Diploma in Health Care; or

    3.Basic IT (Word / Excel / PowerPoint etc) knowledge and skills; or

    4.Interest in working in operating theatre.

    For Serving HA Staff

    1.Staff with F.5 / S.5 standard and 3 years’ care-related experience may also be considered.

    2.The selected candidate will be offered either contract or fixed term appointment for 1-3 years depending on his / her existing employment terms.

    The offer of salary for serving employees upon changes in appointment will be determined based on the remuneration package / employment terms of the staff concerned and prevailing policies.

    For External Applicants

    3.Appointment will be on contract terms for 1-3 years. 5% of total basic salary as end-of-contract gratuity may be offered upon completion of contract with satisfactory performance.

    4.Retiring / retired HA staff who wish to continue working for HA after their normal retirement may also apply. If selected, the terms and conditions of employment will be offered in accordance with prevailing policies of the Retired and Rehire Mechanism of HA.

    For All Applicants

    5.Applicants who do not meet entry requirements (2), (3), if find suitable, will be employed to undergo at least 3 years’ on the job training.

    The staff will be initially appointed as Patient Care Assistant II at a monthly salary of HK$17,888 to undergo at least 6 months’ structured departmental training or Corporate Patient Care Assistant (Anaesthetic Assistant) Training Program organized by HAHO.

    After completing the structured departmental training or Corporate Training, passing the assessment, their monthly salary will be adjusted to HK$19,676.

    The staff will then continue to undergo an addition of at least 2 years’ on-the-job training including the Corporate Patient Care Assistant (Anaesthetic Assistant) Training Program organized by HAHO.

    After completing a total training period of at least 3 years and passing the end of training assessment on skills and performance, the staff will be appointed as Patient Care Assistant I at a monthly salary of HK$22,514.

    Employment may be terminated if the selected applicant cannot pass the assessment after training.

    6.Required to work shifts and irregular hours, during typhoons, rainstorms and other emergencies.

    7.Required to wear uniform, N-95 mask and other personal protective devices if needed.

    8.May be required to work in another work location to meet service needs of the HA.

    9.The renewal / extension of appointment will be subject to service needs and job performance.

    10.Please submit on-line application on or before 29 June 2022 .


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