Career Opportunities

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

Braemar Hospital

Vacancy:  Braemar Hospital Sterilisation Technician

Are you passionate about working as part of a forward-thinking team!

A full-time position has arisen for a CSSD Technician to join the team at Braemar Hospital.

For more information and to apply follow this link



Mercy Hospital Dunedin

Mercy Hospital has opportunities for Technicians and a service Coordinator. Closing date: 4 weeks

Here is a summary of each vacancy and the role descriptions

Sterile Services Technician – permanent full time

Technician role description

Become a valued team member in a busy hospital environment responsible for ensuring exceptional care. This is Monday to Friday work on a rotating roster with full on the job training and Christmas and New Year holidays off.

About the Role

The Theatre Sterile Services Technician role is responsible for providing optimum patient care through effective sterilisation, preparation and maintenance of instruments and equipment for Theatre.

This is a permanent, full time role offered at 1.0FTE to be worked on a rotating roster Monday-Friday.

The successful person does not need to hold relevant qualifications in this area and prior experience is not essential but would be advantageous.

Specific duties include:

  • Reprocessing and sterilising all instruments and equipment to the required standard.
  • Understand and work within the AS/NZ 4187:2014 and ACHS Equip6 standards.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills of correct function, monitoring and safe use of washers, autoclaves, Steris machines and Hydrogen Peroxide low temperature sterilisation.

For more information about the role duties, please see attached position description.

Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience in a healthcare/theatre setting would be advantageous.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Enthusiasm and a proactive, flexible attitude.


Canterbury District Health Board

Sterile Services Operations Team Leader

  • 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 following 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 plus 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.

Kaweka Health – A brand new private surgical hospital in Hawke’s Bay

About the role

  • Permanent position
  • Negotiable FTE
  • No nights or weekends!
  • Winter 2022 start

If you’re a qualified and experienced Sterile Service Technician then this is your opportunity to join Hawke’s Bay’s brand new, private surgical hospital, when we swing open our doors – you won’t get a better chance than this to do things differently.

If you’ve worked in this specialty before then you’ll know all too often these roles are behind the scenes, literally behind surgical theatres…but not at Kaweka Health! Our Sterile Services team have arguably the best view of the facility with natural light and a spacious purpose built area to work in!

We’d love to hear from anyone, at any stage in their career who is truly focused on Making it Better. How many opportunities will you get in your lifetime to be able to say, “I was there, I did that, I helped establish a state-of-the-art hospital!”

Who is Kaweka Health?

We’re a brand new surgical facility in Hawke’s Bay, committed to Making it Better. If you’re out and about you’ll see our building coming to life on Canning Road, Hastings.  We were founded by a group of clinicians who saw the need to do things differently while increasing Hawke’s Bay’s surgical capacity and ensuring a patient-centric approach. For more information see our website or follow us on social media.

Ready to find out more and apply?

You’ll find the advert for this position on Seek, where you can get more information including a position description and can also apply for the role. If you want to discuss anything then please call Emma on 022 680 4252 or email

We can’t wait to work with you!


Hawkes Bay District Health Board

Applications close when positions are filled

Permanent positions available

Shift Coordinator: HBDHB Advert Shift Coordinator- New 2022


Due to the new theatre expansion, we are looking for Trainee Technicians/Technicians to join our Sterile Services team to assist in the provision of an efficient sterilisation service.

You will need to be motivated, flexible and an enthusiastic team player.

The role involves the reprocessing of reusable instruments and equipment for the Hawke’s Bay DHB Theatre, Wards and Departments and external clients.

You will be required to work all rostered and rotating shifts which includes night shifts and weekends.

The Values of the Hawke’s Bay health sector are:

  • He kauanuanu  – Respect
  • Ākina – Improvement
  • Rāranga te tira  – Teamwork
  • Tauwhiro – Care

This positions can be found on-line on the Hawkes Bay District Health Board website – vacancies:

For any enquires you can contact June Isted – or 027 6429467

New Year, New Start. Come to the beautiful Hawkes Bay and make a new life with a friendly diverse team ☺

Nelson Hospital Sterile Services Team Leader

Applications close: Open until the position is filled

Full-time (80 hours a fortnight), Vacancy no: N21-641

  • 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.

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