Sterile Services/Theatre Technician - Nelson Hospital

  • Excellent opportunity to join a vibrant team
  • Provide an essential service hospital wide
  • Permanent position 

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. 

We have a permanent part-time position available working 72 hours a fortnight (0.9FTE). Shifts of 8 hours are rostered Monday-Friday, between 0700 and 2030 with an ‘on call’ roster to assist with after-hours work, once training is complete. 

Permanent employees have the opportunity to study towards the National Certificate in Sterilising Technology (Level 3), from the New Zealand Open Polytechnic; 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. 

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)

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

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

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


Applications close: Thursday 21st January 

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. 

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Permanent/Part Time

Job no: N21-011

Location: Nelson Hospital

Closing Date: Thursday, 21 January 2021