Casual Orderly

Life is a collection of small moments: meaningful moments, challenging moments, moments to remember. At Te Whatu Ora South Canterbury, we want to support our people to enjoy more of the moments that matter. Are you ready to join us?

We are looking for a self-motivated person to join our Orderlies team who has the drive to take on full responsibility for our laundry service. You will need to be able to prioritise the day to day tasks required to ensure an efficient laundry service is provided to our hospital.

The successful applicant for this role will be a true independent worker, they must be able to work unsupervised and be confident in their ability to make decisions and solve problems quickly and effectively in a demanding changing environment.
Success factors include;

  • High degree of fitness to cope with the physical demands of lifting linen, unloading and restocking trollies, delivering and collecting fully loaded trollies to and from the hospital wards
  • A good degree of computer literacy to be able to place linen orders including email communication with wards and laundry provider
  • Excellent customer service skills with the proven ability to build successful and effective relationships with all ward staff and laundry provider staff
  • A good verbal communicator
  • Driver’s license and previous experience in a similar role
  • Ability to work across the rostered shifts

If you have these types of skills and experience along with the ability to train as an Orderly, then we would like to hear from you.

Why choose Te Whatu Ora South Canterbury?

As one of the country’s smaller regions our people always have room to move and grow - you’ll get a wider exposure to specialties and enjoy the benefits of a flat structure: processes that run smoothly and a fun, friendly culture. With us, you’re more than just a number; you’re part of a team where everyone knows your name.

On top of all that, you’ll get to enjoy the fantastic Timaru lifestyle: between the beach and the mountains, work-life balance is truly achievable here.

At Te Whatu Ora South Canterbury, integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect and excellence are at the heart of everything we do. We are a proudly diverse team, as we know a diverse and inclusive workforce achieves the best outcomes for our patients and communities. If you share in these core values and bring them into every aspect of your patient care, we can’t wait for you to join us.

Apply now - this moment is yours!  

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We look forward to receiving your application directly via our Careers Site.

If you have any questions regarding this role please contact Human Resources by phoning 03 687-2230.

Applications will close on 5 February or earlier if a suitable applicant is found.

As part of our duty of care towards our patients, it is crucial that all patient-facing staff be fully immunised. If you have made it to the later stages of recruitment, you will be expected to produce your immunisation records for infection control purposes.


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Job no: AUAM3138018

Location: Timaru, Corporate Services (Gardens Block), Mental Health Services (Kensington Centre), Primary and Community Services, Talbot Park Hospital, Timaru Hospital

Closing Date: Sunday, 5 February 2023