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Position Title: Health Care Assistants – Emergency Department
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): 1.4 available (part-time or full time)
Date Posted: 08/07/2019
Application Closing Date: 19/07/2019 11PM
Job #: 059045
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Health Care Assistants – Emergency Department

Southland Hospital

  • Fixed-term positions (until 29 September 2019)
  • Gain fantastic experience!

Our Emergency Department in Southland Hospital is seeking Health Care Assistants to join us on a fixed-term basis during our busy winter period. The Health Care Assistant role is the ideal way for you to kick start your career in health and we are open to considering full time or part time hours.

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

Our Emergency Department is a busy service and provides care for approximately 38,500 attendances every year. We have a triage area, a rapid assessment area, dedicated resuscitation areas, acute, sub-acute and paediatric cubicles.  Our department carries out all acute care, including full patient resuscitation facilities, management of trauma, fractures, injuries etc. It is expected that the successful candidate will participate in all aspects of the roster including weekend and night shifts.

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
  • 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.

If you enjoy the idea of gaining valuable experience within a health setting and really making a difference this winter then we would love to hear from you, apply today! Please mention in your covering letter if you were looking to work full or part-time.

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: Friday, 19 July 2019

Please note we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and if necessary withdraw the advertising at any time. If you are interested in this position please do not delay! For further information please contact Karen Cope, Recruitment Advisor – Medical Directorate. Phone: (03) 470 9605 or Email:

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