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Health Care Assistant - Nursing Resource Unit (Casual)

Health Care Assistants – Nursing Resource Unit (Casual)

Southland Hospital


  • Work on a flexible ‘as and when’ basis
  • Enjoy variety in the work place


Are you looking for a new challenge? Could you be interested in working for the Nursing Resource Unit in Southland Hospital? We are inviting applications for fabulous Health Care Assistants to join us on a casual and flexible basis.


About the Role

The Nursing Resource Unit has the unique benefit of being able to offer you variety in your workplace. You would get to see the ins and outs of the whole hospital, where each day will be based in a different environment. All roles include rostered rotating shifts 24/7 - incl. night shifts.


As Health Care Assistant you will be involved in:


  • Supporting our nurses and other members of the health care team
  • Patient supervision and/or movement
  • Patient cares as required
  • Stock reconciliation
  • Ward maintenance
  • Patient watch, with one-on-one care as required


About You

We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants with previous health care experience, and 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 also essential, whether than experience is gained from within a professional environment, or from caring for children or family members. All roles include rostered rotating shifts 24/7 - incl. night shifts.


If you enjoy the idea of working flexibly whilst making a difference then we would love to hear from you, apply today!


About Southern DHB

Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like minded people to help us continue providing for our community.


Now is also a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move. The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities.  Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone.  Why don’t you check out southernhealth.nz for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.


Position Description


Closing Date: Sunday, 8 August 2021

Please note we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and if necessary withdraw the advertising at any time. If you are interested in this position, please do not delay! For further information, please contact Karen Cope, Recruitment Advisor – Medical Directorate. Phone: (03) 470 9605 or Email: Karen.cope@southerndhb.govt.nz


Children’s Act 2014

Due to this position potentially having contact with children, and the SDHB’s commitment to child protection, you will be subject to ‘safety checks’ under the Children’s Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.


Pre-Employment Occupational Health Assessment

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to an Occupational Health Assessment to confirm suitability and fitness to work in the role you are being considered for.

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