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Position Title: Healthcare Assistant – Ward 3 Surgical
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Permanent, 0.5 FTE
Date Posted: 07/11/2017
Application Closing Date: 21/11/2017 11PM
Job #: 055221
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Healthcare Assistant – Ward 3 Surgical

Dunedin Hospital


  • Permanent, part-time
  • 0.5 FTE (20 Hours per week)


Ward 3 Surgical is a newly formed and refurbished 54 bed specialist surgery ward covering Acute and Elective Orthopaedics, Neurosurgery, Neurology, Rheumatology, ENT, Ophthalmology and Maxillofacial Specialties.

We are looking for an experienced Healthcare Assistant to join our team based nursing model.


In this important role you’ll help with a range of direct and non-direct patient care tasks under the direction of a registered nurse and maintain the ward environment to ensure efficient and effective functioning including:


  • assist with patient care
  • restocking and setting up of equipment
  • general ward housekeeping


Your contribution to patient care will ensure that Ward 3 Surgical patients are cared for in a safe and efficient manner.  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. 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.


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


The hours of work are rostered shifts Monday to Sunday with shift hours being morning shift 0700 – 1530 and afternoon shift 1430 – 2300.


Closing Date: Tuesday, 21st November 2017


For further information please contact Kylie Edwards, Recruitment Advisor – Surgical Directorate Phone: (03) 470 9571 or Email:


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