HealthCare Assistant - Maternity Ward - COVID Response - Dunedin
Southern Health
6d ago

HealthCare Assistant Maternity Ward -COVID Response

Dunedin Hospital

  • Help keep us all safe
  • Fixed term until end of December 2022
  • Part time to Full time opportunities (from 20 hours to 40 hours per week as suits)
  • This position will be a vital role for our COVID response team, through the provision of providing assistance to our Midwifery team in Dunedin's maternity ward during the next stages of the COVID-19 pandemic response.

    We are able to offer you a role of between 20 and 40 hours per week, whichever suits your needs, starting immediately until late 2022.

    We’re looking for a positive and proactive Health Care Assistant to support our team within the Queen Mary Maternity Unit at Dunedin Public Hospital.

    This role will see you assisting staff with direct and non-direct client care activities and maintaining the ward environment to ensure clean, efficient and effective functioning for patients and staff.

    Tasks within this role are varied and include (but are not limited to) :

  • General tidying of the ward
  • Cleaning delivery rooms, Antenatal / Postnatal rooms and clinic rooms.
  • Responsibility for ensuring stocks are replenished for the ward
  • Maintaining equipment within the ward environment
  • Data Entry skills would be advantageous
  • When caring for our patients, you will assist them by ensuring their basic needs are met. This will involve delivering items such as towels, water and other duties.

    As the service runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week you will get the opportunity to work across a variety of shifts.

    About You

    We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants with previous health care experience, but also from those who are dynamic, friendly and can demonstrate a high level of initiative.

    You will be committed to high standards of practice, be well organised and have excellent communication skills.

    It is important that candidates are motivated, flexible, have a level of maturity about them and of course plenty of enthusiasm.

    Experience working with people in a caring capacity is essential, whether that experience is gained from within a professional environment, or from caring for children or family members.

    If you think you would like to be able to join our teams and provide vital support to the clinical staff and patients alike we are keen to hear from you.

    It is our intention to provide you with an induction to the role, that includes a two day training programme to ensure you are fully equipped to under the role as a valuable part of the team.

    If you enjoy the idea of working flexibly whilst making a huge difference to our community in these COVID times then we would love to hear from you, apply today!

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