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Canterbury DHB – Operations Team Leader

Applications close: 16 September 2021

  • Permanent, full-time vacancy
  • Play your part in maintaining a reliable service to Clinical operating areas
  • Highly experienced and knowledgeable team
  • Plenty of opportunities for continual professional development

Our Purpose: Why we do it

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

The Team: What we do

Our Sterile Services Department at the brand new Waipapa Hospital are an integral part of ensuring quality service provision to our community. To ensure that we continue to offer the best patient care our key team keeps things running smoothly from behind the scenes. We provide a service to decontaminate, pack and sterilise instruments for the operating theatres and many other departments.

We’re currently looking for a Operations Team Leader to join us on a permanent, full-time basis (40 hours pw/1 FTE). Hours will be negotiated at interview.

The Role: Where you fit in

As the Operations Team Leader you’ll be responsible for ensuring a quality and operational Sterile service to our customers within the DHB on a day-to-day basis, effectively supporting the department Clinical Manager while being hands-on within the department. Also, to provide Customer Service to our wide-ranging hospital customer base.

In this role, you will have the proven capabilities:

  • Drives for superior personal and professional performance
  • Previous leadership experience preferred
  • Design and review cross functional change initiatives in conjunction with the Sterile Services team
  • Three years Sterile Services department experience
  • An expert knowledge of AS/NZS4187:2014
  • Ability to communicate with key stakeholders towards an agreed goal
  • Ability to support department Clinical manager in mentoring and coaching a team of 50+ Sterile Sciences professionals

Our Culture

Care and respect for others. Manaaki me te whakaute i te tangata.

Integrity in all we do. Hāpai i ā mātou mahi katoa i runga i te pono.

Responsibility for outcomes. Te Takohanga i ngā hua.​


We have an employee benefits programme available to all staff of the CDHB called Something for You. CDHB staff are entitled to preferential rates at a wide selection of partners across fashion, finance, health, lifestyle and more. either on a permanent basis or at exclusive events throughout the year. For both the things you need and the things you just want, as a CDHB employee you will be sure to enjoy being able to choose a little Something For You.

We are committed to helping you to construct your Professional Development Pathway out of the components that are best for you, resulting in better patient outcomes.

If this role is something that sounds exciting to you, please apply now!

E koekoe te tūi, e ketekete te kākā, e kūkū te kereru!

It takes all people!

How to apply

Applications are only accepted online so please visit our website at to complete an application.

Candidates will be progressed as they apply so please don’t hesitate to send through your application.

Contact us on for additional information.


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Nelson Hospital Team Leader

Applications close: 28 August 2021

Full-time (80 hours a fortnight)

  • Great leadership opportunity
  • Inspire and motivate others
  • Ongoing relevant study support

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

The theatre department at Nelson Hospital provides public acute and elective services. We are a friendly and supportive team focusing on providing a caring and professional environment. Our Theatre Suite consists of six Operating Theatres with a Recovery Room, a Sterile Services department and Endoscopy suite.

This is a permanent, full-time position working 80 hours a fortnight. Shifts are rostered and rotating, and may include weekends and on-call.

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

You’ll hold a Certificate in Advanced Sterilising Technology – Level 5, or equivalent recognised by the NZ Sterile Services Association (NZSSA), and have a minimum of two years recent experience in a Sterile Services and/or Theatre Technician role. You’ll also have great interpersonal skills and loads of initiative.

You will:

  • be highly organised
  • have a positive attitude and act as a role model
  • establish and maintain positive professional relationships
  • inspire and motivate others and build resilience in the team.

It will be important that you are the type of person who builds and develops a productive and cohesive team environment through the setting of clear goals, implementing of sound work processes and providing constructive feedback.

Experience with rostering, training staff and managing their day-to-day performance, as well as oversight of budgets and developing and reporting on KPIs and national standards would be a distinct advantage; however, training can be provided.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Nelson Marlborough Health is the main health provider for the top of the south. Nearly 3,000 strong, 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.

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More Information)

Nelson Marlborough Health

Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position)

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, tramping, skiing, golf, sailing, as well as abundant sunshine and outstanding scenery. For more information on the Nelson/Tasman region visit

Our team prides itself on our “all for one” “one for all” ethos. You will feel included, consulted and supported in our team. We work hard, we do a fantastic job and we enjoy doing it. Most importantly we achieve more by doing it together!!

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

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or +64 3 546 1274.

For role specific information please contact Monette Johnston, Nurse Manager Theatres (Nelson and Wairau) on

Keen to apply now, it’s easy. Please fill in our online application form.


Applications close on Saturday, 28 August 2021 (unless filled prior).

Applications will be reviewed as received so we encourage you to apply early.

Nelson Marlborough Health strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

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

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.