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Position Title: Health Care Assistant – Maternity Ward - Dunedin Hospital
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Permanent Part time (32hours/per week)
Date Posted: 28/11/2019
Application Closing Date: 08/12/2019 11PM
Job #: 060266
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Health Care Assistant – Maternity Ward

Dunedin Hospital

  • Permanent – Part Time Role
  • 32 hours a week role


About the Team

We consider ourselves to be very fortunate here at the Queen Mary Maternity Unit. Not only do we get to care for fabulous women and families from all across our diverse region, we also get to work alongside kind, compassionate, dedicated midwives and other health professionals to provide a safe and positive birthing experience. 

Each year we birth around 1,800 babies and work closely with the midwifery and medical schools to give the kind of care our patients deserve.

About the Role – what’s in it for me?

We’re looking for a positive and proactive Maternity Healthcare Assistant to support our team within the Maternity Ward at Queen Mary.

This role will see you assisting staff with direct and non-direct client care activities and maintaining the ward environment to ensure clean, efficient and effective functioning for patients and staff. 

Tasks within this role are varied and include (but are not limited to):

  • General tidying of the ward
  • Cleaning delivery rooms, Antenatal/Postnatal rooms and clinic rooms.
  • Responsibility for ensuring stocks are replenished for the ward
  • Maintaining equipment within the ward environment
  • Data Entry skills would be advantageous

When caring for our patients, you will assist them by ensuring their basic needs are met. This will involve delivering items such as towels, water and other duties.

About You

You will be well organised, have a friendly attitude and excellent communication skills.  An integral part of our health care team, you must be able to take direction from Registered Midwives and Nurses as required.

Experience working with people in the health sector and/or experience or knowledge of customer service would be an advantage. We are a friendly and inclusive team and you will receive a full orientation onto the ward and training in all aspects of the role.

The role of Maternity Healthcare Assistant within our Maternity service is a unique one; you will have the opportunity to make a real difference to the experience of new parents, their babies and their families and whānau. If you enjoy working with people from a range of backgrounds and professions, have high standards of cleanliness and hygiene, good organisational skills with a positive attitude towards work, then we would love to hear from you!

About the Southern DHB

The 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. Our customers – patients, staff and communities - are at the forefront of everything we do.

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities.  Whether it surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone.  Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.


Closing Date: Sunday 8th December 2019

For further information please contact Sam Cunningham, Recruitment Advisor – Corporate & Women’s health Directorates. Phone: (03) 213 5427 or Email:


Children’s Act 2014

Due to this position having contact with children and the SDHB’s commitment to child protection, you will be subject to ‘safety checks’ under the Children’s Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.

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