Southern DHB Careers

He aha te mea nui o te ao. He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata

What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people.

Nestled in the heart of the South Island, Southern District Health Board (Southern DHB) cares for over 350,000 New Zealanders. From smaller rural hospitals to one of the country’s largest trauma centres, Southern DHB offers you the chance to work in world-class facilities in some of the most beautiful parts of the world. Our hospitals all have the same, strong community-feel throughout, staffed by a diverse bunch of people, they’re a place where co-workers become friends.

Enjoy everything the area and people have to offer. From snowy mountains, to vast lakes and rivers we really have it all, all wrapped up with a Southern smile. If you’re looking for a job that you’re passionate about with an unbeatable lifestyle, you’ve found it with Southern DHB.

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We know you want to make a difference for people, that’s why you do what you do. Whether you’re a new graduate looking for your first position, or a seasoned professional looking for a step-up in your career, enjoy the unique balance of a job you’re passionate about with a lifestyle you love at SDHB. Click below to find our A-Z of job categories and a list of current vacancies.

Let’s find your place on our team.

It’s more than just a job, but you know that. At SDHB you’ll find yourself a part of a team of likeminded people with a commitment to innovation; a place where colleagues become friends. We’re about to embark on an exciting period of change and we want you to play a key role in shaping what the future of healthcare will look like for our communities.

Join our team today.

Have you ever wanted to experience life in the picturesque Southern region while working in a modern medical setting? Once you make the move to SDHB you’ll find an unbeatable lifestyle that offers the perfect balance of professional, educational and lifestyle opportunities for the entire family. The perfect blend of small city life and rural landscape.

Now’s the perfect time to make the move.

If we were in your shoes, we’d want to hear more from someone just like you.

Meet Wendy Berg, she moved here with her family from Liverpool in 2007 to work in Dunedin as an ICU Nurse. What she found was more than just a job in one of the best equipped Critical Care Units in the country. She found a new way of working and living, balancing the beauty of the outdoors alongside the benefits of city-life, and a workplace that offered a community-feel while being a world-class facility.

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