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We are based at Dunstan Hospital in Clyde, 8km from Alexandra. Dunstan Hospital is the hub delivering a wide range of community, inpatient and outpatient services to around 35,000 people living in the Central Otago and Wanaka regions. This includes a 24 acute bed inpatient ward, District Nursing Services, and a wide range of Allied Health Services.


Central Otago Health Services Ltd. is a rural health service company with a difference! It has substantial community and business support, it has become a benchmark for the delivery of rural health services nationally; and is a respected teaching facility for a variety of health professionals. We serve a growing population in a prime tourism, outdoor pursuits and wine growing region.



Current Vacancies



Southern District Health Board

Vision Hearing Technician

Population Health


Permanent part time 0.8FTE (64 hours per fortnight)

  • Southland / Otago / Central Otago


You’ll be responsible for identifying undetected vision and hearing problems among children / tamariki, and then referral to the specialist services for assessment and/or intervention.


This is a great opportunity for someone wanting an excellent starting point into our diverse health industry. This position provides vocational training immediately and also assists you to obtaining the mandatory NZQA certification as a Vision and Hearing Technician, National Certificate, Community Support Services level 3, which must be completed within 14 months of commencing.


The focus of the VHT service is 4 year olds within Early Childhood Education centres; screening as part of the Before School Check program and this includes Audiometry, Tympanometry and Distance vision checks. You will also undertake Year 7 Distance Vision check of 11 years of age children. Currently we have technicians located in Invercargill, Queenstown, and Dunedin. Previous experience working with children is fundamental to this position. 


It is imperative that you can establish rapport quickly with children and their parents / whanau both in early childhood and schools settings. Once trained this position requires you to take charge of your screening day, and requires detailed accurate documentation and immediate referrals to specialist services. Strong technical aptitude and proven experience working on remote IT hardware is an advantage.


You will be required to work in a variety of educational settings throughout the Southern DHB district so it is essential that you hold a current full NZ driver’s licence as there will be travel each day involved with this position. Your hours will be eight work days over the fortnight, Monday to Friday as rostered. The normal hours will be 0800 - 1630 but due to the nature of this role you will need to have some flexibility to increase the hours worked if required.


Closing Date: Sunday, 13 September 2020

Please note we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time. If you’re interested, don’t delay applying!

For further information please contact Jan Strachan, Recruitment Advisor – Strategy, Primary and Community Directorate, Phone (03) 214 5770 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.

To Apply:  We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website:

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