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Position Title: Health Care Assistant – 7th Floor Respiratory/Thoracic/Cardiac (Dunedin Hospital)
Location: Otago
Date Posted: 04/02/2020
Application Closing Date: 16/02/2020 11PM
Job #: 060623
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Health Care Assistant – 7th Floor Respiratory/Thoracic/Cardiac

Dunedin Hospital

  • Part-time 0.4FTE vacancy (16 hours per week) – 2 weekend shifts
  • Permanent opportunity with a fantastic work-life balance!
  • Gain valuable experience!


Our 7th floor here at Dunedin Hospital is dynamic and fast paced. We are seeking an enthusiastic Health Care Assistant to join us on a permanent, part-time basis. The Health Care Assistant role is the ideal way for you to kick start your career in health, and gain invaluable experience.


About the Role

This role will see you primarily focusing your attention to the overall needs of the service. This is a varied role within a clinical environment and 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 to 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
  • Stock reconciliation
  • Ward maintenance

This particular role is for 2 x weekend shifts. In the health industry, having set shifts is a real bonus in terms of work-life balance! There may also be additional opportunity for picking up extra shifts from time to time if you wished to cover staff holidays and absences.

The permanent hours we are looking to fill are as follows:

Saturdays and Sundays, 9am – 5.30pm (although these hours may be negotiable for the right candidate)


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 in either your personal or professional life 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!


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 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: Sunday, 16 February 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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