Waitaki District Health Services


During the Orange Traffic Light System, services at Oamaru Hospital will remain as they are currently.
Visiting hours will be 2pm – 7pm and visitors restricted to 2 per patient.
Maternity - No children to accompany their parents for antenatal visits however children will be permitted for inpatient visits.

ALL visitors to the hospital will be screened before entry, must scan in using the QR code or enter their details in the handwritten register, and required to wear a mask at all times. Please be kind to our staff through the screening process.

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.


Enrolled Nurse
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 …
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)
Permanent Registered Nurse Positions in either our Inpatient Ward or Emergency Department, up to 0.8 FTE (flexible). Oamaru Hospital is designated as a Rural Hospital, and includes a small inpatient unit, primary birthing unit, emergency department, outpatient clinics and is …
Occupational Therapist – Community (Oamaru)
Part-time permanent position – 0.5 FTE (40 hours per fortnight). We are seeking an experienced Occupational Therapist to join our friendly team at Waitaki District Health Services Ltd. This role is based in the community and also cover the inpatient …
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 …
Maternity Centre Position
We are seeking either a Midwife, Registered Nurse or Enrolled Nurse to provide support for our postnatal inpatients, mums and babies, and their whanau/families while staying with us at Oamaru Maternity Centre. Breastfeeding knowledge or education is a bonus, …
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