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Position Title: Health Care Assistant - Queen Mary Maternity
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Casual
Date Posted: 12/10/2020
Application Closing Date: 25/10/2020 11PM
Job #: 064226
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Health Care Assistant – Maternity Ward

Dunedin Hospital

  • Casual position – hours on an ‘as and when’ basis
  • Flexibility to achieve the perfect work/life balance


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 Health Care Assistant to support our team within the Queen Mary Maternity Unit at Dunedin Public Hospital on a casual basis to cover leave, sickness or busy periods.

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.

As the service runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week you will have the opportunity to work shifts that fit in around you.


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 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.


Closing Date: Sunday 25th October 2020

For further information please contact Tara Hobbs, Recruitment Advisor –Women’s & Children’s Health Directorate. Phone: (03) 470 9357 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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