Healthcare Assistant – Earn and Learn Programme
Auckland DHB
Auckland, NZ
1d ago
  • Permanent position paid from day one in an exciting training programme!
  • 0.8 and 1 FTE opportunities available (32-40 hours per week)
  • Mix of classroom & real-world frontline health practice to grow your knowledge and skills
  • Education & learning pathway to a long term health career
  • Become a part of an all-round healthcare delivery team
  • About the role, Earn & Learn Programme :

    Healthcare Assistants are an integral part of our healthcare delivery team delivering quality care for our patients and whānau.

    They work as part of teams under the direction of a Registered Nurse. Their typical day can involve assisting with patient care, patient transfers, as well as supporting to keep our wards, departments and operating theatres ready to provide the best care to our patients.

    It's a busy and wide-ranging role with plenty of variety and one that makes a really positive contribution to our health services for patients and whānau - as such it is a very rewarding and fulfilling position within the team.

    We have developed an exciting new programme that enables participants to earn an income as a Healthcare Assistant from the minute they start their education and training and go on to achieve their level 3 NZQA qualification (NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing programme) after around 9 months (or less for those with existing part qualifications) and this is a great start to building a long term health career with our on-going support.

    The start of this programme will be in mid-February 2022, but there is the possibility to start earlier if you prefer.

    For more information about the role and its requirements, please click here to read the position description

    About you :

    We are seeking candidates that have a genuine interest and drive to work in the healthcare sector - that built-in desire to help and care for others for the betterment of the community and whānau.

    A strong work ethic, excellent time management and people skills will ensure a safe, pleasant and functional working environment that has a direct and positive impact on patient care.

    A strong level of commitment to embracing our organisational values and focus on health equity and Te Tiriti o Waitangi will be essential.

    Potential candidates for the opportunity could be part way through an existing HCA qualification, perhaps wanting to move back into the workforce after a break or might be working in another role completely, but above all is what drives you to pursue a career in helping others.

    We are very keen for a diverse cohort for this exciting programme including increasing the number of Māori and Pacific participants to better reflect the patient communities that we serve and in support of our health equity goals.

    We also welcome applications from current staff members at Auckland DHB who want to follow this pathway into frontline health positions.

    If healthcare is your passion, then do something extraordinary - come and join us in this fantastic new initiative!

    When submitting your application, please attach an up-to-date CV and cover letter outlining why this opportunity is right for you.

    Interviews will be arranged for mid-November 2021

    If you need further information or assistance with an online application, please contact Will Brosnan, Recruitment Coordinator at

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