Technical Services

Medical Imaging Technologist

Radiology - our radiology team is committed to providing an efficient service at North Shore and Waitakere Hospitals. We work in a social and supportive team environment and have a mix of experienced staff and students. Technologists undertake radiological procedures, prepare and assist the radiologists during special procedures and look after patients' comfort and welfare. Our department is well equipped with PACS, ultrasound, screening, MRI, theatre, CT and mammography.

Breast screening - BreastScreen Waitematā runs the national BreastScreen Aotearoa breast screening programme, that checks women for early signs of breast cancer. The working environment is varied with fixed and mobile screening clinics all focused on achieving clinical excellence. We offer opportunities for further training and networking in the form of attendance at conferences and a clinical training site for mammography post graduate courses.

Anaesthetic Technicians/Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs)

As an anaesthetic technician at Waitematā DHB, you can look forward to working within a supportive and dynamic team, who are keen to see you put your skills into practice, and develop your career. You will have opportunities to extend your role within the team, and participate in trauma, resus, and the transfer of critically ill patients. We are dedicated to providing all the tools you need to develop a successful career, along with the flexibility and support to encourage work/life balance.


Cardiac Physiologists and Cardiac Technicians

When you become part of the dynamic cardiology team at Waitematā DHB, you will enjoy the diversity of patient-care, as well as a supportive and highly cohesive team environment. Cardiac Technicians are involved in a variety of procedures including ECGs, Holter monitoring, ABU, event monitor fitting, ETTs and Spirometry. Cardiac Physiologists are involved in all of the above plus Holter/Event scanning, ETT supervision, pacemaker implants, pacemaker follow-up, Catheter Laboratory procedures (diagnostic and interventional), training and supervision of cardiac physiology and cardiac technician students. All Cardiac Physiologists and Technicians including those in training will need to register with the Clinical Physiologists  Registration Board (CPRB) and be members of the Society of Cardiopulmonary Technology (SCT). 

Sterile Services Unit (SSU)

The SSU provides decontamination and sterilisation services across Waitematā DHB (inpatient and community) as well as for external customers. The work is varied as staff are rotated through all areas within the department. Staff are responsible for the collection, sorting, decontamination, inspection, testing and sterisation of surgical and medical equipment at the cutting edge of technology. You will be offered the opportunity to develop a solid foundation in the area through in-house sessions held by visiting educators and participation in relevant conferences and correspondence courses. If it’s variety you’re after, you won’t be disappointed working with this multi-cultural, friendly and fully supportive team.

Laboratory Services

We support clinical teams by providing rapid diagnostic testing and patient-monitoring services in several disciplines of pathology, and offer several hundred different types of tests on blood, body fluids and tissues. The opportunities with us are almost unlimited and potentially you could develop from junior technician to scientist to pathologist. We contribute a significant part of our budget to staff training for all laboratory staff. This includes courses, seminars and conferences. We are a flexible and innovative team and work with people to make the most of their individual strengths. We also work closely with all other medical laboratories in New Zealand and are well respected for our support of staff training and development.