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Position Title: Health Care Assistants – Nursing Resource Unit (Casual)
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): 0
Date Posted: 02/07/2019
Application Closing Date: 16/07/2019 11PM
Job #: 058988
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Care Assistant (Casual) – Nursing Resource Unit



  • Work on a flexible ‘as and when’ basis
  • Enjoy variety in the workplace


Are you looking for a new challenge or change in career? Could you be interested in working for the Nursing Resource Unit in Southland Hospital? This role is the ideal way for you to kick start your career in health and we are inviting applications for Health Care Assistants to join us on a casual basis.


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.


About the Role

The Nursing Resource Unit has the unique benefit of being able to offer you variety in your workplace. You would get to see the ins and outs of the whole hospital, where each day will be based in a different environment.


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
  • Clerical duties as required
  • Stock reconciliation
  • Ward maintenance


About You

We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants 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.


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. All roles include rostered rotating shifts - incl. night shifts.


If you enjoy the idea of working flexibly whilst making a difference then we would love to hear from you, apply today!


Now is also 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, affordable housing 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.  Why don’t you check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.


Closing Date: Tuesday, 16 July 2019


Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and if necessary withdraw the advertising at any time. For further information please contact Karen Cope, Recruitment Advisor – Medical Directorate. Phone: (03) 470 9605 or Email:

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