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Manager Sterile Services

Unit Manager - Sterile Services

Dunedin Hospital

Salary Band – from $90,534 p.a prorata + Kiwisaver


  • 1.0 FTE (40 hours per week)


We are seeking applications for an experienced team leader with a positive attitude to fill an upcoming vacancy in Sterile Services.


Mō te tūranga | About the role

Sterile Services provides instrument and medical equipment cleaning and sterilisation services to Dunedin hospital services and some external clients. This leadership role is key to ensure the Sterile Services team are enabled to continue delivery of quality sterilisation practices that meet the needs of customers, patients, and service requirements.  This is an exciting time to lead this close-knit team as they continue to provide the current service, with oversight over staff training and continuous quality improvements required. In addition, this is an opportunity to make your mark with transformational change associated with facility redevelopment and your expertise to inform planning for the New Dunedin Hospital Sterile Services Unit. 


Mōu ake | About you

The applicant will have a Diploma in Sterilising Technology and a Diploma in Advanced Sterilising Technology.

Key criteria that we’re looking for include:

  • a “can do attitude”, leading by example
  • experience in leading and managing staff
  • a commitment to supporting and fostering teamwork
  • having an overall proactive and positive leadership and management style 
  • an understanding of and ability to manage and oversee budgets
  • being methodical and remaining calm under pressure
  • problem solving skills
  • being a confident communicator who is able to build and maintain positive working relationships with clinical and facilities colleagues, and also maintain positive external links advocacy for continuous quality improvement and sustainable practices


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Painga | Benefits

  • Subsidised gym membership and discounted health insurance
  • to discounted staff holiday accommodation and a range of retail & entertainment discounts
  • Affordable housing – you can still achieve your lifestyle dreams
  • Discounted rates available with local Childcare provider for Te Whatu Ora staff


Mō mātou | About us

Te Whatu Ora - Southern has the largest geographical coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.


Utu whānui |Salary range

This role belongs to the PSA Allied, Public Health, Scientific & Technical Collective Agreement from Step 10 ($90,534 p.a)


Rā mōnehu |Closing Date:  Tuesday 04 April 2023

Due to the fast-paced nature of what we do, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don’t delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.


Tono ināianei | Apply now

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website:

For further information please contact Caroline Godfrey, Recruitment Advisor,  


If you currently work for Te Whatu Ora- Health New Zealand - Southern, please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here:  Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors


Pre-Employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to:

  • Occupational Health Assessment
  • Police Vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)


Covid vaccination requirements

New employees of Te Whatu Ora Southern will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes two doses and a booster dose of an approved vaccine. If you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or booster for any reason, please indicate this in your cover letter so we can discuss this with you further and establish if you meet any criteria for an exemption.

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