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Position Title: Health Care Assistant – Ward 8 Med (Dunedin Hospital)
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Permanent Part time (10hours/per week)
Date Posted: 17/12/2019
Application Closing Date: 17/01/2020 11PM
Job #: 060231
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Health Care Assistant – Ward 8 Med

Dunedin Hospital

  • Permanent part time 0.25FTE position (10 hours per week)
  • Benefit of having set shifts



We are looking for a positive and proactive Health Care Assistant to support our team within Ward 8 Med on a permanent part-time basis. This role also has the distinct advantage of offering a set shift pattern so you know exactly when you will be required!

Are you currently working as a HCA and want to pick up some extra shifts? Are you an administrative team member wanting to branch out and gain experience within a clinical setting? Whatever your reason, if you are looking for a new part-time challenge then please read on!


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. 


The shifts available are:

Weekly basis - Wednesday and Friday 1700-2100 hours (2 x 4 hour shifts)

Fortnightly basis – Sunday 1700-2100 hours (1 x 4 hour shift every other week)


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 healthcare team
  • Patient supervision and/or movement
  • Clerical duties as required
  • Stock reconciliation
  • Ward maintenance


About you

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.

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, we would love to hear from you, apply today!


Please note this vacancy is available to Southern DHB staff only

Closing Date: Friday, 17 January 2020


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:


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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