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Position Title: Health Care Assistant
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): 0.4
Date Posted: 15/11/2020
Application Closing Date: 22/11/2020 11PM
Job #: 064362
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Health Care Assistant
Perioperative - Endoscopy
Southland Hospital

•    Permanent, part- time (16 hours per week)
•    Monday to Sunday, Rostered Shifts 


If you are a self-starter with a can do attitude who enjoys an action packed environment and is capable of performing a physically demanding role, we have the perfect opportunity for you! Here in Southland Hospital’s Perioperative department, we are on the look-out for a dedicated individual to join us as a Healthcare Assistant on a part-time permanent basis in Endoscopy.


About the opportunity
In this important role your focus will be predominately on non-direct patient care tasks and maintenance of the perioperative environment to ensure efficient and effective functioning including:

•    Restocking and setting up of equipment
•    Cleaning and sterilising endoscopes
•    Collecting specimens and blood

Your contribution will ensure that operations run to schedule and are well prepared so that our surgeons and clinical staff are able to perform their magic.  Our team is focused on patient centred care, so your kind nature and ability to adapt to rapidly changing clinical situations will ensure the patient journey is a smooth one. This can be a physically demanding role, e.g. relocating beds/patients, and as the role title implies, you’ll spend a portion of your time in the operating theatre. The team is supportive and friendly, and the opportunity to gain great job satisfaction is huge if you enjoy working at a fast pace and under pressure.  


About you
The successful applicant’s will be well organised, with a positive “can do” attitude and be able to communicate clearly and openly.  An integral part of our health care team, you must be able to take direction from a variety of sources.  Experience working with people in the health sector and/or experience or knowledge of customer service would be an advantage.  Being computer literate is preferred, and full training of our systems will be given. 

Before applying for this role, please take into account the following:  Our Endoscopy unit is also an acute service, therefore in this position you will be rostered Monday to Sunday, and may include out-of-roster requirements.

Why Us?
Now is 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.  Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.


Closing Date: Sunday 22 November 2020

Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time. 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.

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