Career Opportunities

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

Te Whatu Ora Hawkes Bay – Te Matau a Māui Hawke’s Bay

Application close when positions are filled

Permanent position available: 80 hours per fortnight

Sterile Service Technician – Looking for a foot in the door in healthcare?

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi. Engari, he toa takitini. – Success is not the work of one, but the work of many

Are you seeking job security?  Come join us and work in healthcare!

Do you want further education funded by your employer ? Come join us and work in Sterile Services!

Our Sterile Service Team prides itself on its work ethic, values and one of the most important roles in the hospital. Without our team the Perioperative Unit could not continue all the wonderful work they do with carrying out surgical procedures to our whanau and communities.

If you want to learn and grow a career while you get paid then this might be the career pathway for you. Not only does this role offer you job security and variety but you learn something new every day.

If you don’t have a sense of humour then this is not the team for you. We pride ourselves on our supportive team environment with great friendships and staff who have worked in the team for over 15 years.  With a Sterile Service Educator on-site you will be trained and supported to learn the role and grow a career within Sterile Services.

What do we do?

The role involves the reprocessing of reusable instruments and the sterilisation of equipment for Te Whatu Ora, Te Matau a Maui, Hawke’s Bay.

It is an advantage if you have Sterile Service experience or have worked in healthcare however we will train and support the right person who is willing to learn, develop and grow within our team.

This role does involve nightshifts and some weekend work. We are a 24/7 service so you will work on a rotating roster.

If you think you have the qualities we are looking for, we want to hear from you! For more information contact June Isted, Sterile Services Manager on 027 642 9467.

Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Te Matau a Maui, Hawke’s Bay in general encourages a workforce that is innovative, eager to learn and enhance their skills and is passionate about caring for our community. As part of our team we will support, encourage and help you to develop your career with us.

We are committed to delivering and living our Te Whatu Ora values of He kauanuanu – Respect, Ākina – Improvement, Rāranga te tira– Teamwork and Tauwhiro – Care. You should be someone who has similar personal values.

We are proud of our team’s diversity.  We know the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce helps us achieve the best outcomes for our patients and the communities in which we operate and serve.

Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Te Matau a Maui, Hawke’s Bay requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Fully vaccinated means having two vaccinations and one booster.

Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand (Nelson Marlborough)

Applications close: Wednesday, 7 December 2022 (unless filled prior)

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

  • Sterile Services Technicians – Casual positions
  • Opportunity to join our vibrant team at Nelson Hospital
  • Provide an essential hospital-wide service

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei 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 4), from the Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology Ltd; the cost of which will be met by the hospital, if not already attained.

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (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.

You are required to provide proof that you have completed your primary course of NZ approved Covid-19 vaccinations.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Te Whatu Ora Nelson Marlborough 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)

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

Apply now, it’s easy – please fill in our online application form – job no: N22-801.

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274. Alternatively, for role specific information please contact Monette Johnston, Manager Theatres at

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 together

Southern Cross Hospital Hamilton

Open until position filled

Vacancy: Sterile Services Technician

If you want Growth, Innovation, and Quality… Southern Cross Hamilton is where you want to be!

Southern Cross Hamilton is searching for a Sterile Services Technician to join our busy Theatre Services Department.  We are a friendly and inclusive team that works hard and strives for clinical excellence.  You will be required to provide a high standard of sterilising service consisting of the decontamination, inspection, assembly, packing, and sterilisation of reusable medical devices.

Our business is focused on transforming New Zealand’s private healthcare and creating the best place for care anywhere in the world. Our aspiration is to deliver healthcare that is built on the highest quality, the best people, and the latest technology.

What you will need to be successful:

  • A minimum of 3 years SSD experience along with a Sterile Services Certificate Level 3 or 4
  • Current knowledge of all aspects of Sterilising Services
  • Great interpersonal skills and communication
  • A strong commitment to quality and teamwork

What we can offer you:

  • Working for an innovative and world-class healthcare organisation
  • Competitive remuneration package
  • flexible rostering to enhance your work/life balance
  • Subsidised health insurance
  • Christmas and New Year break

If you are passionate about quality patient care, proactive, put patients first, are energetic, and keen to be part of a team, we look forward to hearing from you.

To apply for this role, please email your CV to:

Laura Anderson, Theatre Services Manager –

M: 021 08562248