Health Care Assistant - START
Waikato District Health Board
Hamilton, Waikato
5d ago

Job Description

  • Health Care Assistant - START (WAI19424)Health Care Assistant - START : WAI19424
  • Where you’ll be working : START, Older Persons and Rehabilitation, based in Cambridge

    The details : Permanent 20 hours per week - Rostered Monday to Sunday

    We require a dynamic health care assistant with a passion for rehabilitation in the community setting to join our team.

    About the role :

    START (Supported Transfer and Accelerated Rehabilitation Team) is an Older Persons and Rehabilitation led programme which provides and promote rehabilitation of patients within their home environment for over 65 year olds and also stoke patients of any age.

    START aims to reduce the pressure on hospital beds, through avoiding hospital admissions, earlier discharge, preventing readmissions and improving the quality of care for this group of patients.

    Although this position is based in Cambridge, our service covers the rural towns within the Waikato DHB area. Travelling is therefore part of this position, a vehicle is supplied.

    You will be working rostered shifts, Monday to Sunday, Shifts : 0700-1530hrs and 1200-2030hrs.

    The health care assistant we are looking for will :

  • have experience working in the community setting preferably with the older person
  • assist with the routine activities of daily living within the patient’s own home
  • work within an interdisciplinary team to meet patient goals
  • provide care delegated by a registered nurse or allied health professional
  • commit to ongoing education and development
  • be a team player
  • hold a full NZ drivers licence.
  • If you are interested in being part of this exciting service, we would welcome your application.

    Please to view the position description.

    COVID-19 :

    The Waikato District Health Board Health & Safety has a policy that includes ensuring that you comply with the Health Order announced 11 October 2021 and with the Waikato DHB’s Vaccine Preventable Diseases for Employees policy.

    The policy prescribes the required vaccinations including COVID19 for all employees of Waikato DHB. COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory before you commence employment.

    Why us :

    We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population.

    To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori communities.

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