Health Care Assistant - Medical Assessment Unit (Night Shifts)
Southern District Health Board (Invercargill/Dunedin)
2d ago
source : Kiwi Health Jobs

Dunedin Hospital

  • Permanent 'night shift' position
  • Part-time 0.8FTE opportunity (32 hours per week)
  • Unique role
  • We are looking for a positive and proactive Health Care Assistant to support our vibrant Medical Assessment Unit on a part-time, permanent basis covering our night shifts Monday - Sunday on a roster basis.

    About the role

    The Medical Assessment Unit is closely linked to the Emergency Department and other front-line services, so variety is a key element in this busy but rewarding role.

    The unit is responsible for streamlining the assessment and admission of non-critically ill medical patients and accommodates and cares for them for up to 24 - 36 hours so there is ample opportunity to make a difference for patients during what can be a vulnerable and scary experience.

    This role will see you primarily focusing your attention to the overall needs of the unit. This role is within a clinical environment, and as an exceptional team player you will need to be able to take instruction and direction from the nurses on the ward, whilst having a helpful and team focused approach to making a real difference to the patients under our care.

    As Health Care Assistant you will be involved in the following :

  • Supporting our nurses and other members of the health care team
  • Patient supervision and / or movement
  • Patient cares, as required
  • Stock reconciliation
  • Ward maintenance
  • Patient watch, with one on one care as required
  • This particular role is Mondays to Sundays, night shifts.

    About you

    We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants with 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.

    If you enjoy the idea of working in such a vibrant service whilst making a real difference, then we would love to hear from you, apply today!

    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 : Sunday, 30 January 2022.

    Due to the fast-paced nature of the DHB, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don't delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.

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