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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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 includes a small Inpatient Unit, Primary Birthing Unit, Emergency Department, Outpatient Clinics Department, and a District Nursing Team. It is well supported with a wide range of community and diagnostic services and has its own Radiology Department.

The successful applicant will be committed to providing clinical excellence, have current registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand and preferably a minimum of one years’ experience in an Emergency Department and/or Inpatient setting.

If you are interested in making a difference to the health of a small rural community, then we would love to hear from you. This role will be part of a roster across seven days and three shifts.

Under the Covid-19 Mandate for those working in healthcare facilities, you are required to be fully vaccinated, including a booster dose if eligible.

For a Job Description and an Application Form please contact:

Libby Norriss - Elizabeth.Norriss@southerndhb.govt.nz

Applications to be sent to the above.


Waitaki District Health Services Limited (WDHSL) is committed to a culture of equity and diversity that supports organisational excellence and promotes equity outcomes. This culture and commitment are essential to WDHSL upholding its Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations.

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