Medical Imaging Technologist/Radiographer - New Zealand

  • Full-time, permanent positions are available.
  • An enticing relocation package will be provided*.
  • Excellent team engagement results.
  • Make your work-life balance better.

Are you an MIT with experience seeking a new challenge? At Te Whatu Ora, Waitaha, some of our current general x-ray employees have moved on to modalities training, so we're looking for fresh talent with extensive expertise to fill their shoes.

Medical Imaging Technologist/Radiographer (General X-ray)

About the roles:

Our team is made up of a variety of roles. These will be based with our general x-ray team, who handle all facets of our busy 24/7 x-ray service, including ED, outpatients, fluoroscopy, NICU, and theatre imaging. This team works between Christchurch and Burwood Hospitals. The positions will be available during the day, evening, night, and weekends.

Why us?

We offer an amazing team, ultramodern facilities and a work/life balance that is second to none.  General X-ray has 100+ staff and 21 rooms spread across 3 main sites, but we pride ourselves on still being a close-knit friendly bunch. 

We treat our people as our greatest asset, and this is reflected in our social rostering policies and 44-week roster pattern.  These allow you to plan your work around your life, not the other way round – perfect for family life or a busy social calendar.  Our roster is also fully MECA compliant with 1 in 4 weekends and never more than 7 days in a row.

Our beautiful new building is light, airy and sits right next to the Avon River and leafy Hagley Park.  Most of our equipment is just a few years old.

We may not always take ourselves too seriously, but we have a serious dedication to our patients and to providing a high-quality general x-ray service across the 2nd largest DHB in the country.  We are proud to serve a diverse community from Ashburton to Kaikoura to the Chatham Islands, and all points in between.

Sound too good to be true?  Just ask our team – in our latest staff survey, 87% of them would recommend our department to a friend.

Why Christchurch?

With nature and adventure on the doorstep, a revitalised city centre, short commutes, affordable housing, quality education and tons of opportunity for career growth, life in Christchurch offers a work-life balance that is top notch.

Moving to Christchurch means a better work life balance. We boast 2143 hours of annual sunlight, 14 ski areas, 35 wineries, 350km of walking tracks, 700+ gardens and parks, and an average of 19 mins commute time.

What are we looking for?

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Solid experience of general imaging, preferably in a larger centre but this is not essential
  • 2+ years experience is preferred.
  • A genuine passion for radiography.  You will demonstrate this when teaching the Ara students who we host for clinical placements.
  • A strong work ethic and a dedication to teamwork.
  • A strong commitment to both patient care and producing high quality imaging across ED, inpatients, outpatients, fluoroscopy and theatre
  • Experience of dealing with patients from a diverse range of backgrounds
  • Registration with the MRTB and a valid practicing certificate

Overseas applicants –Medical Imaging Technologists will also be on the “Green List” of occupations where a skill shortage has been identified.  Suitably qualified overseas applicants may be eligible for 2 year fast track residency visas.  See here for further information and full conditions.  All applicants must be able to meet the conditions of registration with the NZ Medical Radiation Technologists Board.  See

Candidates will be progressed as the apply.

*For international and some domestic candidates.

Ngā hua | Benefits of working at Te Whatu Ora [Health New Zealand]

When you work at the Te Whatu Ora, you are part of a wider whānau that will support you along your journey. We offer great coaching, mentoring and learning outcomes for all staff. We are always improving our facilities across all campuses and have amazing discounts from select retailers, restaurants and business.

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Only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted, therefore apply directly on our career site here

For additional information about this role please contact Jenny Bailey, Recruitment Partner on

We have a range of clinical and non-clinical roles at Health New Zealand, there could be a place for you!

Please visit our careers website for other roles and find your ideal fit within Health New Zealand.


The Future of the Health Industry

The role that you are applying for is one that may only be performed by a person who has been vaccinated against Covid-19.  It is therefore a condition of this application that you are vaccinated against Covid-19. As a person working in the health and disability sector you will come into contact with a large number of people, some of whom may be vulnerable.  Without a vaccine, there is the risk that you may contract Covid-19.  The requirement to be vaccinated is to keep you safe and also to endeavour to protect others against the potential transmission of Covid-19 as a result of you contracting it in the course of your employment.



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Permanent, Permanent/Full Time, Permanent/Part Time

Job no: PC11333111

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Apply Now!