Health Care Assistant (Puawai Aroha Maternity Unit) 0.7 FTE Permanent / Will consider other FTE
Puawai Aroha Maternity Unit in Gisborne Hospital is currently looking to recruit motivated and caring Health Care Assistants to work 56hours per fortnight ( 0.7 FTE).
If you have previous experience working in a health care setting (hospital / maternity / neonatal unit / child health experience) and a whatever it takes’ approach then you might be the person we are looking for to join our team.
Essential requirements :
Able and used to taking direction and instructions from designated supervisor
Experience working effectively in a team environment
Proven time management and organisation skills
Sound written and verbal communication skills
Computer literacy and confident in use of office equipment such as photocopier
Understands and respects patient confidentiality and privacy
Has an understanding of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi
Proven ability to remain calm in a stressful situation
Is caring, conscientious, dependable and reliable
A clean, tidy and professional appearance
Flexibility and initiative
Willingness to adapt to a changing environment
Ability to connect with people / build relationships
Proven organisational skills
Respect for confidentiality
Ability to adapt to change in a fast paced setting
Experience working with mothers and babies in a maternity, neonatal or paediatric setting
Understands basic principles of isolation
Understanding of universal precautions
Knowledge / experience of Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative requirements
This position is very active and entails lifting of a wide variety of objects and patients, working in confined spaces and spending long periods of time on your feet.
It also involves considerable exposure to water and skin and domestic cleansing agents.
All applicants will be subject to a police screen.