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Position Title: Theatre Suite Assistants - Perioperative
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 0.9 FTE
Date Posted: 06/01/2021
Application Closing Date: 20/01/2021 11PM
Job #: 064900
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Theatre Suite Assistants – Perioperative Services

Dunedin Hospital

  • 2 x Permanent, 0.9 FTE vacancies (36 hours per week) are available
  • Join our multidisciplinary team


Our fabulous team in the Perioperative Department is seeking two self-starters with can do attitudes who would enjoy an action packed environment for these physically demanding roles as Theatre Suite Assistants.


About the opportunity

In this important role you’ll help with a range of tasks including:

  • Patient handling and transfers
  • Restocking and setting up of equipment
  • Collecting specimens and blood
  • Cleaning out theatre between cases
  • Other duties include; relief for receptionist and more.


The Perioperative Department operates Monday to Sunday, 24/7. Your contribution to the unit will ensure that operations run to schedule and are well prepared so that our surgeons and clinical staff are able to perform their magic. The Theatre Suite Assistants work on 8 hour or 10 hour rostered shifts throughout a 24 hour period.


About you

As noted above, this is a physically demanding role, e.g. relocating beds/transferring of patients, and as the role title implies, the majority of your time will be spent in the main operating theatre. The team is supportive and friendly, and the opportunity to gain great job satisfaction is huge if you enjoy working at a fast pace. 

This position would suit someone (but is not restricted to) with existing hospital experience, however we’re happy to look wider.  Being computer literate is preferred, and full training of our systems and practices will be given.


Why us?

Now is a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move! The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities.  Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone.  Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

If this sounds like the opportunity you have been waiting for, apply today and let us know in your covering letter what attracts you to these roles, and why you would be an ideal candidate.


Closing Date: Wednesday, 20 January 2021

For further information please contact Jeanie Winter, Recruitment Advisor – Surgical Services & Radiology Directorate Phone: (03) 470 9571 or Email:


Children’s Act 2014

Due to this position having contact with children and the SDHB’s commitment to child protection, you will be subject to ‘safety checks’ under the Children’s Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.


Pre-Employment Occupational Health Assessment

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to an Occupational Health Assessment to confirm suitability and fitness to work in the role you are being considered for.

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