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Position Title: Health Care Assistants – District Nursing
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): 1x 12 hours per week and 1x casual
Date Posted: 20/11/2020
Application Closing Date: 02/12/2020 11PM
Job #: 064486
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Health Care Assistants – District Nursing

  • 2x positions available
  • Permanent, 0.3FTE evening service position (evening hours – 12 per week)
  • Casual evening service position (flexible on ‘as and when required’ basis)

An exciting opportunity exists for two Healthcare Assistants to work alongside our District Nurses in the dynamic, challenging and constantly changing environment of Community Nursing.

About the Roles
Under the direction of the senior nurse on shift, you will work alongside a District Nurse accompanying them with valuable and rewarding patient care in the community. Duties will include clerical duties, restocking and ordering of supplies and general duties to ensure the smooth running of the department. 

Our service is supportive, friendly and is committed to high standards of service. District Nursing is looking to appoint a part-time Health Care Assistant to its evening service (rostered duties 6:00pm – 10:00pm, 4 - 6 evenings per fortnight, Monday to Sunday), and also a casual Health Care Assistant to be available on a casual ‘as and when required’ flexible basis, also for the evening shifts (6:00pm -10:00pm, Monday to Sunday).

About You
We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants with strong administration skills and previous health care experience, and from those 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.

Experience within a community setting is not essential, but would be an advantage, and a full, clean driver’s licence is essential.

Please let us know in your covering letter why you would be suitable for this rewarding role, and which position/s you are interested in being considered for.

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

Closing Date: Wednesday, 2 December 2020
Please note
we may begin shortlisting as we receive application, 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 Jan Strachan, Recruitment Advisor. Phone: Phone (03) 214 5770 or Email:

Children’s Act 2014
Due to this position potentially 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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