Healthcare Assistant (Weekend Shifts) – Ward 8 Medicine

Southern District Health Board (New Zealand)


Health Care Assistant (Weekend Shifts) – Ward 8 Med

Dunedin Hospital

  • Permanent weekend shift position – fantastic work life balance
  • Part-time 0.4FTE opportunity (32 hours per fortnight)

We are looking for a positive and proactive Health Care Assistant to support our team within Ward 8 Med on a part-time permanent basis, covering our rostered WEEKEND shifts (service runs 24/7). There may also be further opportunities for additional shifts as and when required.

About The Role

This is a vibrant and dynamic ward that meets the needs of patients presenting with a full range of acute medical conditions. We pride ourselves on having a strong focus on customer service, and its success is reliant on effective communication and teamwork.

This role will see you primarily focusing your attention to the overall needs of the unit. This role is within a clinical environment, and as an exceptional team player you will need to be able to take instruction and direction from the nurses on the ward, whilst having a helpful and team focused approach to making a difference to the environment and care provided the patients under our care.

As Health Care Assistant You Will Be Involved In

  • Supporting our nurses and other members of the health care team
  • Patient supervision and/or movement
  • Patient cares, as required
  • Stock reconciliation
  • Ward maintenance
  • Patient watch, with one on one care as required

About You

We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants with previous health care experience, and from those who are dynamic, friendly and can demonstrate a high level of initiative. You will be committed to high standards of practice, be well organised and have excellent communication skills.

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It is important that candidates are motivated, flexible, have a level of maturity about them and of course plenty of enthusiasm. Experience working with people in a caring capacity is also essential, whether than experience is gained from within a professional environment, or from caring for children or family members.

If you enjoy the idea of working in such a vibrant service whilst making a real difference, then we would love to hear from you, apply today!

About Southern DHB

Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.

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, 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 https://southernhealthcareers.nz/ for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

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Closing Date: Sunday, 19 September 2021

Due to the fast-paced nature of the DHB, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don’t delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.

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Do you currently work for Southern DHB? If so, please apply for this role via the internal careers site .

For further information please contact Karen Cope, Recruitment Advisor – Medical Directorate. Phone: (03) 470 9605 or Email: [email protected]

Pre-Employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to:

  • Occupational Health Assessment
  • Police Vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)

  • Seniority level


    Entry level

  • Employment type


    Part-time

  • Job function


    Health Care Provider

  • Industries


    Staffing and Recruiting, Health, Wellness and Fitness, and Hospital & Health Care


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