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Position Title: Health Care Assistant – General Surgery
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 0.65 FTE (26 hours per week)
Date Posted: 10/11/2020
Application Closing Date: 22/11/2020 11PM
Job #: 064445
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Health Care Assistant - Ward 4C (General Surgery)
Dunedin Hospital

  • 0.65 FTE (26 hours per week) rostered shifts
  • Use your experience and expertise to make a real difference to our patient’s health outcomes

Are you looking for a new challenge or change in career? 

This role is the ideal way for you to kick start your career in health, and we are inviting applications for a Health Care Assistant to join our team on a permanent part time basis.  

Whether you are looking to diversify your existing skillset or take on a new challenge in your career, this is an opportunity to showcase and develop your skills in a rewarding, dynamic environment while contributing to the provision of top level care at Dunedin Hospital.

About the Role 
This role will see you assisting ward staff with direct and non-direct client care activities and maintaining the ward environment to ensure efficient and effective functioning for patients and staff. An integral part of our health care team, you must be able to take direction from both Registered Nurses and Enrolled Nurses. Experience working with people in the health sector and/or experience or knowledge of customer service would be an advantage. Full training and support will be provided.

Strongly supported by a tight knit team under the careful direction of the Charge Nurse Manager, you will enjoy working in a unit that strives for excellence in clinical services and exemplifies the team based model of care. Ward 4C is a 25 bed general surgical ward specialising in vascular, urology, plastics, breast and gynaecology and provides for both elective and acute surgical admissions.

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. 

About the Southern District
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. Check out for what the region - and we - can offer you and your whanau.

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!

Closing Date: Sunday, 22 November 2020

For further information please contact Jeanie Winter, Recruitment Advisor – Surgical Services & Radiology Directorate Phone: (03) 470 9571 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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