Oamaru Hospital

 Medical Officers/RHM Fellows/FACEMs   Vacancies available
 Registered Nurses   Casual vacancy available
 Physiotherapists  Now filled
 Occupational Therapist   Now filled
 District Nurse  Now filled
 Medical Radiation Technologists  Now filled
 LMC Midwife  Vacancies available
 Sonographer  Now filled


RURAL HOSPITAL MEDICAL OFFICERS. Inpatient and Emergency Department Services, Oamaru Hospital in Waitaki District, South Island, New Zealand. 

MEDICAL OFFICERS/RHM Fellows/FACEMs. Inpatient and Emergency Department Services, Oamaru Hospital in Waitaki District, South Island, New Zealand. 

We have vacancies for full time and part time medical officer positions, and would welcome applications from doctors who have RHM and/or FACEM qualifications or MOSSs who have an interest and experience in rural hospital/emergency medicine to join the team. 

Oamaru Hospital provides a comprehensive range of services; general & acute medical and rehabilitation inpatient, level 2 emergency department, maternity, mobile surgical services, and a range of outpatient and community services. Diagnostic support services include Laboratory Services, CT and US scanning and Digital Radiography.  The Hospital is accredited for the Rural Hospital Medicine Training Programme.

For more information email the Human Resources Officer, Waitaki District Health Services Ltd, Email: Andrea.Cairns@southerndhb.govt.nz

For eligibility for registration in NZ please visit the NZ Medical Council's website at www.mcnz.org.nz.

Expressions of interest invited!

For eligibility for registration in NZ please visit the NZ Medical Council's website at www.mcnz.org.nz.
back to top



REGISTERED NURSE, Casual Vacancy, Oamaru Hospital in Waitaki District, South Island, New Zealand

Are you looking for a lifestyle opportunity?
Come and enjoy Oamaru’s relaxed lifestyle with close proximity to the Mountains and Lakes.
We are seeking REGISTERED NURSES with 5 years post basic experience. You will be required to work in after-hours Emergency Department, HDU, and have the skills of decision making and Team leadership.
You will be required to work all 3 shifts and some weekend work on a rotational basis.
Oamaru Hospital is a modern rural facility with 24 Inpatient beds, 24 hour Emergency Department, Outpatients and a Primary Maternity unit.
There will be an orientation programme available to the successful candidate/s and opportunity for professional development.
For Job Description and Application Form please apply to: Andrea Cairns, Human Resources Officer, Oamaru Hospital, Private Bag 50059, Oamaru.  Email: Andrea.Cairns@southerndhb.govt.nz
Applications must be sent to: Andrea Cairns, Human Resources Officer, Oamaru Hospital, Private Bag 50059, Oamaru.  Email: Andrea.Cairns@southerndhb.govt.nz  

back to top


Full time / Part time

A Physiotherapy position is available at Oamaru Hospital .

Full time preferred but part time considered.  All levels of experience may apply as experienced staff available to support new graduates.

Oamaru Hospital is a rural hospital providing services to the community and outlying areas.  The Physiotherapy department provides services to the Inpatient Ward, Outpatients, Community AT&R (Assessment, Treatment & Rehabilitation) and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.  There is an excellent opportunity to treat a range of conditions both acute and chronic within these areas.

The successful applicant will enjoy working in a small team where CPD is actively supported.

Applicant should hold a current New Zealand Annual Practicing Certificate.

Email CV to melissa.kelly@southerndhb.govt.nz or telephone (03) 433 0290.

back to top


We are looking for an Occupational Therapist to join our small friendly team.
Based in the Occupational Therapy Department at Oamaru Hospital you will have the opportunity to enjoy life in a rural commnity.  Oamaru is ideally situated for exploring and enjoying the lifestyle the South Island has to offer.
Full time Occupational Therapist with responsibilities for clients in hospital, as well as those living in Oamaru and in the outlying rural areas.  You will work as a member of the wider community services team, your main responsibilities being assessment for equipment and housing modifications.  An opportunity is also provided to undertake pre-operative assessments and work with clients attending the Assessment, Treatment and Rehabilitation services.
This position requires applicants to possess excellent communication skills along with relevant post grad experience, NZ registration and current Practicing Certificate and a full driver's license.
If you would like to visit the Occupational Therapy Department and meet us informally please contact:  Sally Hosie, Tel (03) 433 0290 , Ext 9077.
Application form and Job Description available from:  Andrea Cairns, Human Resources Officer, Waitaki District Health Services Ltd, Private Bag 50059, OAMARU.  Email: andrea.cairns@southerndhb.govt.nz 
All applications to be addressed to:  Sally Hosie, Allied Health Leader, Oamaru Hospital, Private Bag 50059, OAMARU.  Ph (03) 433 0290, Email: sally.hosie@southerndhb.govt.nz
back to top


Waitaki District Health Services Limited is a progressive organisation, delivering healthcare within the Waitaki District. The organisation has a strong commitment to ongoing education.
We are currently seeking: DISTRICT NURSE - NOW CLOSED,  0.6 FTE (3 days a week), rostered duties 8am to 4.30pm and 1pm to 8pm, 7 days per week. 
Requirements of the position:
      R.G.O.N R/N Comp N with at least three years post-basic experience in Medical/surgical Nursing
Current driver’s licence
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
Sound knowledge of nursing practice and assessment techniques
Recent experience in Community Nursing would be advantageous but is not essential
This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a friendly rural community team with a focus on quality care. 
Application forms and Job Descriptions can be obtained from
Andrea Cairns
Human Resources Officer,
Oamaru Hospital, Private Bag 50059, Oamaru
Phone: (03) 433 0290 Facsimile: (03) 433 0262
All Applications to be addressed to:
Mrs Andrea Cairns
Human Resources Officer
Oamaru Hospital                                               
Private Bag 50059
OAMARU 9444                                                  
Phone: (03) 433 0290    Facsimile (03) 4330273
Email: Andrea.Cairns@southerndhb.govt.nz


Oamaru Hospital has a vacancy for a Medical Radiation Technologist Position 
The Hospital has a 30 bed Acute Medical/AT&R Ward, 24/7 Emergency Department cover, Maternity and a large Outpatient Clinic Service.
The ideal appointee will be a person who possesses a minimum of 1 year experience in Plain Film Radiography
Post graduate qualification/experience in CT Scanning would be desirable but not essential
The Oamaru Hospital Radiology Department has the following equipment:
-          Shimadzu RadSpeed General X-ray Machine
-          Shimadzu MobileArt Plus X-ray Machine
-          GE Logiq E9 Ultrasound Machine
-          Siemens Somatom Emotion 16 Slice CT Scanner
-          CR System
-          RIS/PACS system (COMRAD and MERGE)
Application closing date:       5pm Friday 18 August 2017
Commencement date:           Immediate start however this can be negotiated
Job Description and Application forms are available from:
Andrea Cairns, Human Resources Officer, Private Bag 50059 Oamaru
Enquiries and completed Application forms to be sent to:
Andrea Cairns, Human Resources Officer, Oamaru Hospital, Private Bag 50059, Oamaru
Email: Andrea.Cairns@southerndhb.govt.nz.
Phone (03) 433 0290 or fax (03) 433 0262
back to top


0.8 FTE salaried maternity leave cover position available for an immediate start.
This position offers the advantages of independent practice with a shared caseload, in a collaborative team environment, with guaranteed days off.
For informal discussion of this position, please contact
Andrea Cairns, Human Resources Officer
Telephone: (03) 433 0290 Ext 9040
Email: Andrea.Cairns@southerndhb.govt.nz
Application forms and Job Description are available from:  
Andrea Cairns
Human Resources Officer
Oamaru Hospital
Telephone: (03) 433 0290 Ext 9042
back to top


This is an exciting opportunity for a person passionate about Ultrasound. If you are looking for a new challenge and interesting change then this may be the job for you.  Oamaru provides great opportunity for lifestyle change and is close to amazing recreational activities including ski fields, walking tracks, lakes, rivers and the sea.

The Ultrasound service at Oamaru Hospital recently acquired a new GE Logiq E9 Machine and provides a variety of general ultrasound, obstetric and small parts imaging to the inpatient, outpatient and primary referred patients. We service a large catchment area and are exposed to lots of different pathologies and interesting cases.
Musculoskeletal and Vascular Scanning skills would be highly regarded.
The Oamaru Hospital Radiology Department also operates a CT Scanner and CR Imaging and is fully digital.

You must have:
- registration with the New Zealand Medical Radiation Technologists Board
- a current practising certificate within the specific scope of practice required for the position
- a Diploma in Medical Ultrasound or equivalent post graduate recognised sonography qualification
- a high level of technical skills
- excellent communication skills
- a strong professional judgement
- good people skills and team work approach.

The successful candidate, if able to also operate in CR and CT modalities, will be required to participate with the on-call roster.

Application closing date: 31 January 2013
The position is expected to commence at the beginning of April 2013.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit.
back to top