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Sterile Services Technician

Sterile Supply Technician

Southland Hospital, Invercargill


  • 12-month, Fixed-term 0.6 FTE (24hrs per week) opportunity


We are a team of patient focused, dedicated professionals who are responsible for the reprocessing and distribution of reusable medical devices (RMD) used surgical and diagnostic procedures in our Operating Theatre and other clinical areas. The role involves a series of complex interrelated processes that include decontamination, inspection, assembly, packaging, and sterilisation of all RMD to a high standard following established department procedures, best practice, and compliance standards.


Mō te tūranga | About the role

You will become part of an experienced, high quality driven, supportive team who are all trained in this specialised profession. This role is like no other, it is both physically and mentally demanding, you’re required to complete complex tasks that require high levels of concentration, undertake manual, dexterous work, and operate a broad range of equipment.


We offer on the job training with a comprehensive orientation programme, opportunities for further development and study to become a qualified Sterile Services Technician.


You will be required to work rotating, rostered shifts including weekends and evenings.


Mōu ake | About you

Our ideal applicant will have either a Certificate in Sterilising Technology or equivalent, plus work related health experience.  However, on the job training is provided and you must be willing to enrol and attain the Certificate in Sterilising Technology in a prescribed timeframe (2 years from appointment).


This isn’t just ‘a job’. This is a role where the very small things that you do, matter greatly.

Key criteria:

  • Being methodical and remaining calm under pressure.
  • Ability to follow written instructions closely
  • A team player with excellent communication skills.
  • Quality driven and positive attitude
  • Good organisation and attention to detail skills


Please note applicants should apply with the understanding that weekend and evening shift work is a requirement.


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Painga | Benefits

  • Affordable housing and short commutes
  • Subsidised gym membership and discounted health insurance and banking offers
  • Access to a range of retail discounts and Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).


Te Tauwāhi | The Location

Sick of long commutes to work? - Southland Hospital is located within a 10 - 15 minute drive from anywhere in Invercargill and offers free car parking on site for staff.  Our hospital is a modern, secondary level 4 base hospital offering an innovative and progressive working environment.  Small and intimate enough to get to know not only your colleagues, but your patients in particular.  Here you will enjoy a clinically challenging and rewarding job combined with a relaxed and satisfying lifestyle.  Discover Invercargill for what we can offer you and your whanau.


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.


Rā mōnehu |Closing Date:  Wednesday 13th March 2024

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 James Boyd, 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-19 Vaccination is expected for all workers at higher risk of workplace exposure to COVID-19 through face-to-face patient interaction, working in clinical areas and contact with potentially infectious materials and surfaces

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