Casual Healthcare Assistant | West Coast

Start Date: As soon as available
Shifts: All shifts, Mornings, Afternoons Nights
Status: Casual
Salary: Based on the NZNO Nursing and Midwifery collective agreement
Location: Te Nikau Hospital & Health Centre, Greymouth or Buller Health

Kia hiwa rā!

Mō te tūnga - About the Role

We are seeking a causal Health Care Assistant with a passion and commitment to the delivery of high standard of care for our patients. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and enjoy working in a fast paced, forward thinking and supportive environment. 

The role of a Health Care Assistant varies from day to day but you will be there to make sure that the unit is running smoothly and to its highest potential. This could mean performing a variety of tasks such as:

  • Basic patient care
  • Patient watch
  • Cleaning and tidying the ward/house keeping
  • Assisting the nursing team with a variety of tasks on the ward.
  • Ensuring that patients have the best experience possible. 

This is a casual position so there are no set hours. Just as and when required to help cover sick and annual leave.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako - Skills and Experience

  • Kind and caring nature
  • Ability to work with a diverse range of people
  • High levels of confidentially & organizational skills
  • Ability to communicate and build relationships with people from all walks of life
  • Excellent time management skills

Ngā hua – Benefits

  • Orientation
  • Continued focus on your career development
  • Te Whatu Ora employee benefits

Mō mātou – About us

From July 2022, West Coast District Health Board transitioned across to Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand. Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand, leads the day-to-day running of our health system across New Zealand, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels. It weaves the functions of the 20 former District Health Boards into its regional divisions and district offices, ensuring continuity of services in the health system.

Te Tai o Poutini West Coast are proud of how we do things. We have a way of working that we consider unique. It's about trying new things, listening to ideas from wherever they come from and working together as one.

We are committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its principles by ensuring our partnership with Māori are at the forefront of all our conversations.

'Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi - Putting people at the heart of all we do'

Tono ināianei – Apply Now

Position Ref: PC2180914
Applications Close: Thursday 23rd March 2023

Kia mau te wehi!

The role that you are applying for is one that may only be performed by a person who has been vaccinated against Covid-19. It is therefore a condition of this application that you are vaccinated against Covid-19. As a person working in the health and disability sector you will come into contact with a large number of people, some of whom may be vulnerable.  Without a vaccine, there is the risk that you may contract Covid-19.  The requirement to be vaccinated is to keep you safe and also to endeavour to protect others against the potential transmission of Covid-19 as a result of you contracting it in the course of your employment.

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Job no: PC2180914

Location: Buller and Northern Areas, Greymouth

Closing Date: Thursday 23rd March 2023