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Position Title: Health Care Assistants – Emergency Department
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 0.5-0.6
Date Posted: 10/09/2020
Application Closing Date: 28/09/2020 11PM
Job #: 063979
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Health Care Assistants – Emergency Department

Dunedin Hospital

  • 2 x Part-time opportunities - 0.5FTE or 6FTE (40 - 48 hrs per fortnight)
  • Permanent appointments!
  • Gain fantastic experience and maintain a great work-life balance!

Our Emergency Department in Dunedin Hospital is seeking two Health Care Assistants to join us on a part-time, permanent basis to provide support to our nursing staff. The Health Care Assistant role is the ideal way for you to kick start your career in health, so come and join us!


About the Role

Our Emergency Department is a very busy service. 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 candidates will participate in all aspects of the roster, including weekends and night shifts as we operate 24/7. It is therefore important you have the flexibility to commit to these rostered 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, whether than experience is gained from within a professional environment, or from caring for children or family members. All roles include rostered rotating shifts 24/7 - incl. night shifts.

If you enjoy the idea of gaining valuable experience within a health setting, and really making a difference then we would love to hear from you, apply today! Please mention in your covering letter if you have a preference of hours/FTE, or are open to both opportunities.


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 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: Monday, 28 September 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.


Pre-Employment Occupational Health Assessment

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to an Occupational Health Assessment to confirm suitability and fitness to work in the role you are being considered for.

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