Waitaki District Health Services


Oamaru Hospital is now operating at a higher level of alertness internally, to better keep our community and staff safe. This means:
• Everyone entering the hospital is screened on arrival
• Those entering the Hospital will be required to wear surgical masks
• Those with mask exemptions (excluding patients) are not permitted to enter the Hospital
• All inpatients are restricted to two nominated visitors for the duration of their stay however only one visitor per day (exemptions on compassionate grounds will be considered)
• Meals on Wheels will move to contactless deliveries
This is a precautionary measure to keep our vulnerable patients and staff safe on recommendation from the Southern DHB.

Note – due to the evolving Covid-19 status in our community, it may be that we need to change these restrictions at short notice.

Visiting hours are currently 2.00 - 7.00pm daily.

These arrangements will be in place until further notice.
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Job Vacancies

Waitaki District Health Services is a people-focused, caring and engaged organisation that’s main purpose is to champion and provide trusted, quality health services within our community.

We are always on the lookout for candidates who share our morals and values, who have a positive attitude, to go along with the appropriate skills and qualifications for the desired role. We believe in fostering integrity, respect, trust and resilience between all our staff, patients, whānau and the wider community in Oamaru and the surrounding Waitaki District.

We believe in our people to deliver on our vision, and we do this through fostering advocacy, working with Safer Waitaki, and a number of professional networks in the Waitaki and New Zealand. Effective communication between staff, patients, their whānau and the wider community is a big part of what we do, and we encourage active listening. As a business, we pride ourselves on providing the necessary infrastructure to allow our staff and the community to thrive. This allows our business to continue to be a valuable and sustainable part of the wider Waitaki region. Our vision is to provide a positive, progressive and caring organisation that delivers a responsible, accessible and modern health care service, if you share our vision, please apply today.

See the latest vacancies and job opportunities at Waitaki District Health Services.


Accountant (Permanent full-time or part-time position)
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Finance team at Waitaki District Health Services Limited (WDHSL) for an Accountant. The accountant reports directly to the Corporate Services Director, is a vital part of our Finance team and will ultimately be …
Receptionist / Administrator (permanent, part-time)
Permanent Part Time Roles Exciting opportunities have arisen within the Administration team at Waitaki District Health Services Ltd for someone with great customer service skills to be the first point of contact for our patients/visitors/whanāu in our Emergency Department. Primarily you …
Physiotherapist (Permanent, full-time)
Permanent Full Time Position Waitaki District Health Services Limited is seeking to employ a New Zealand Registered Physiotherapist to join our dynamic team based at Oamaru Hospital.  The successful candidate will be a team-player with excellent clinical and communication skills.  The …
Clinical Dietitian (Unique combination role in Nutrition and Dietetics: 0.5 FTE with Waitaki District Health Services Ltd. and 0.4 FTE with South Canterbury District Health Board)
Waitaki District Health Services Ltd. (Oamaru Hospital), and South Canterbury DHB (Timaru Hospital) in a supportive partnership are jointly eager to offer the right Dietitian a dual position, split between our two organisations.  In effect, what this cooperative approach enables …
Rural Hospital Medicine Doctors (Permanent, full-time or part-time)
We are looking for RHM doctors to join our clinical team at Waitaki District Health Services. We have positions for vocationally registered doctors with a Fellowship in Rural Hospital Medicine and experience in Emergency, and / or Internal Medicine, Rehabilitation, smaller/ …
Sonographer (part-time permanent)
We are looking for a Sonographer to join our Radiology Department which supports our Emergency, Maternity, Inpatients and Outpatients Departments servicing Oamaru and the wider North Otago region. The position is 0.5 FTE however this is flexible for the right …
Registered Nurse (0.8 FTE Permanent)
We have a vacancy for a permanent Registered Nurse in either in our Inpatient Ward and / or Emergency Department for up to 0.8 FTE (flexible). Waitaki District Health Services Ltd. (Oamaru Hospital) is designated as a rural hospital, and …
Enrolled Nurse (Permanent, 0.8 FTE)
We are seeking a 0.8 FTE (8 days per fortnight) Enrolled Nurse to work at Oamaru Hospital predominantly in our Inpatient ward. You will have good interpersonal skills and the capacity to work within a multidisciplinary team. The successful …
Rural Hospital Medicine Specialist (full-time, permanent)
Waitaki District Health Services Ltd (WDHSL) are interested to hear from Rural Hospital Medicine Specialists or Rural Hospital Medicine trainees who are looking for a great opportunity.  WDHSL (Oamaru Hospital) is accredited for training by the Division of Rural Hospital …
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