Community Health Assistant (Full time) Eastern Locality, CM Health
Auckland Health Jobs
AUK-Manukau, New Zealand
20h ago

Health Assistant, permanent, full time Eastern locality (Howick Home health care) Counties Manukau District Health Board (Counties Manukau Health) Do you want to contribute to the future of health care in the Counties-

Manukau area? Counties Manukau Health is a dynamic and progressive organisation at the forefront of innovative health delivery, working with New Zealand's most culturally diverse populations.

eastern Community Health Teams (Home Health Care Howick) has 2.0FTE (40 hour) position for a Health Assistant to work as part of its interdisciplinary health team supporting nursing and allied health members.

This position is based in Botany and, initially will be a Monday to Friday role but applicants need to be prepared in the future to cover a service from Monday to Sunday between the hours of 7 a.

m. and 9 p.m. In this important role you will have the opportunity to work with a diverse range of clients in their own home and community.

The successful candidate will be required to work from a strength based approach; focusing on engaging clients and working in a way that meets their cultural needs and supports attainment of the client’s goals.

You will have good observation skills noting changes in the client’s level of function, progress with their plan and reporting this back to the health team.

You will have the support of the interdisciplinary team and access to ongoing professional development and supervision provided by senior colleagues.

There will an opportunity to develop further into an advanced support worker role. The role will encompass :

  • Completing functional assessments
  • Supporting patients to complete their reablement programme including exercise programs, walking routines, integration back into social activities in their community, supporting self management capacity so clients can better manage their health
  • Completing delegated tasks from clinical team members such as simple wound care
  • Ordering, supplying and setting up clients equipment needs
  • Documenting in the client’s electronic file.
  • Ordering clinical supplies
  • Supporting fleet management
  • Your strengths will include :

  • Highly motivated, quick learner
  • Excellent observation skills and reporting skills
  • Excellent engagement skills to support clients to participate in achieving their goals
  • Good problem solving skills with an ability to look beyond the obvious
  • Able to work autonomously with clients following care plans set by clinicians.
  • Good command of verbal and written English
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Good computer skills (e.g. word, excel, outlook)
  • Current full NZ Drivers Licence.
  • Desired :

  • NZQA Level 3 Health Assistant with a desire to work towards NZQA level 4
  • Previous experience in the health care sector
  • Current first aid certificate
  • Please apply online at http : / / / For our recruitment process please contact Taiana Fainga’a on 09 276 0044 ext 55007 Applications close : 14 / 12 / 2018 Job number : CMH04691


    At Counties Manukau Health people and their lives matter to us. We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to delivering the best health outcomes for our community.

    To help us achieve this we need a workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applications from all backgrounds who share our values and have a passion to work in our community and would greatly value seeing applicants from our Maaori and Pacific communities.

    Our values are Valuing Everyone- Whakawhanaungatanga , Kind Manaakitanga, Together Kotahitanga, Excellent- Rangatiratanga.

    If these are your values too, then join us today.This position is a Core Children's worker under the VCA & requires full safety checks completed before any new employee starts

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