Career Opportunities

Are you looking for a change or wanting to step up to new challenges. Watch this space for career opportunities.


Did you gain your sterilising technology qualification outside New Zealand? The New Zealand Sterile Science Association (NZSSA) has a process in place to assess the equivalence of the qualification against the New Zealand equivalent. For more information please read the instructions below.

Instructions for Overseas Qualification Approval Process

Application for Overseas Qualification Approval

Email applications to NZSSA Secretary, Paul Moody:

Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand (Nelson Marlborough) formerly NMDHB

  • Permanent, full-time (1.0 FTE)
  • 80 hours per fortnight
  • Provide an essential hospital-wide service

Nga mohiohio e pa ana ki tenei mahi – About this position

Our team of Sterile Services/Theatre Technicians work in our modern Operating Theatre suite at Nelson Hospital sterilising and processing reusable instruments and equipment for the operating theatres and other hospital departments, as well as assisting nursing teams with patient transportation, theatre cleaning and equipment provision.

Permanent employees have the opportunity to study towards the National Certificate in Sterilising Technology (Level 3/4), from the New Zealand Open Polytechnic; the cost of which will be met by the hospital, if not already attained.

The full-time equivalent salary range for this position is $52,260 to $61,823 based on the PSA MECA dependent on skills, experience, and registration in NZ.

This is a full-time position (1.0 FTE) working 80 hours per fortnight. Hours will be flexible, rostered and rotating Monday to Sunday.

Ko wai he kaitono totika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

We are looking for an enthusiastic team player who wants to develop a career in sterile services. You will be eager to learn and thrive in a busy environment and you will be flexible to meet the changing demands of the roster.

The successful candidate must be eligible to work in New Zealand or hold a valid NZ work visa at the time of applying.

A matou ropu (About our team)

Te Whatu Ora Nelson Marlborough is the main health provider for the top of the south. With nearly 3,000 employees, we are Nelson and Marlborough’s largest employer, which means the opportunities here are endless. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard to make difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork.

Etahi atu mohiohio (More information)

Nga huanga o tenei mahi (The benefits of this position)

At Te Whatu Ora (Nelson Marlborough) we encourage a workforce that is innovative, eager to learn and enhance their skills, and passionate about caring for our community.

Nelson is one of New Zealand’s top lifestyle destinations and offers an amazing variety of leisure pursuits, beaches, rivers and national parks with great opportunities for outdoor activities such as kayaking, mountain biking, tramping, skiing, golf, sailing, as well as abundant sunshine and outstanding scenery. For more information on the Nelson/Tasman region visit

Me pehea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 539 5748.

For role specific information please contact Monette Johnston, Nurse Manager at

Apply now, it’s easy. Please fill in our online application form and include a cover letter explaining your interest in this position.


Applications close: open until filled (unless filled prior). Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so we encourage you to apply early.

Te Whatu Ora Nelson Marlborough strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Maori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Maori and we recruit for cultural competence.

He waka eke noa. We are all together.