Older Persons' Mental Health Assistant (casual)
Nelson Marlborough Health (Nelson/Blenheim)
Nelson, South Island
1d ago
source : Kiwi Health Jobs

About this role

Location : Alexandra Hospital, Richmond, Nelson

Casual position, working on an as required basis,covering staff leave and periods of peak service demand.

  • Join the team providing care to older members of our community
  • Opportunity to learn and further develop your skills
  • Older persons' health care experience is required
  • Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

    The Older Persons Mental Health Inpatient Unit, atAlexandra Hospital in Richmond, provides psychiatric and geriatric care for theolder members of our community.

    We aspire to provide high quality inpatientcare to patients with acute mental health needs and / or complex age relatedhealth conditions.

    We work in partnership with our patients, their families,the clinical team and community carers and supports to achieve the bestpossible health outcome for the patient.

    As a Mental Health Assistant your role is to workwith the team to provide basic nursing care under the supervision and directionof Registered Nurses.

    This can include working with challengingbehaviours.

    As this is a casual position it will be important that you have the flexibility and availability to cover a range of shifts, sometimes at short notice.

    You'll be required to work across morning, afternoon and nightshifts. This includes weekends and school holidays. Some forward planning and rostering will be available when covering planned leave.

    Please notethat there are no guarantee minimum hours of employment for casual employees.

    Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriateapplicant?)

    We are looking for someone with excellentcommunication skills, who has experience in older persons health care, and hasan affinity with the elderly.

    It is equally important that you are able to workin a flexible and methodical manner, demonstrate honesty and reliability anduse appropriate initiative.


    Required qualifications include :


  • Year 11 NCEA level 1 English (or equivalent)
  • Year 11 NCEA level 1 Maths (or equivalent)
  • Preferred

  • NZQA Level 3 Certificate in Health and Wellbeing - Health Assistance Strand (or equivalent)
  • Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of thisposition)

    You will be joining a great team that valuesteamwork and is committed to supporting the best possible health outcomes forour elderly patients.

    Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

    Nelson Marlborough Health isthe main health provider for the top of the south. Nearly 3,000 strong, we areNelson and Marlborough s largest employer, which means the opportunities hereare endless.

    Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals but we arespread across the region and service all parts of the community.

    Our work canbe challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard tomake a difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork.

    Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More Information)

    Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

    Keen to apply now, it s easy. Please fill in ouronline application form.

    For general enquiries please contact ourrecruitment team on or 03 5461274.

    Alternatively for role specific information pleaseChristine Ball, Nurse Manager - Older Persons Mental Health via email to .


    Applicationsclose : Open until filled (Applications will be reviewed asreceived, so we encourage you to apply early.)

    NelsonMarlborough Health strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

    Webelieve that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforcereflective of the population it serves.

    We strongly encourage applications fromcandidates who identify as Māori and we recruit for cultural competence.

    He waka eke noa. We are all in thistogether.

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