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Health Care Assistant

Health Care Assistant – Assessment, Treatment & Rehabilitation Ward

Southland Hospital

Salary Band – $51,770 to $61,540 p.a prorata + Kiwisaver


  • Join us as we change the future of healthcare in Southern NZ
  • Permanent part-time opportunities (0.9 & 0.5FTE)


Our Health Care Assistants play a vital role within our services and the wider organisation. Supporting our nurses and other members of the health care team, this could be the ideal way to kick start (or re-start) your career in health.


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Mō te tūranga | About the role

If you like variety and like to be busy, this could be perfect. We have a vacancy now for a permanent Health Care Assistant to join our team. It is important that you are motivated, flexible, have a level of maturity and of course plenty of enthusiasm. If you have high standards, good organisational skills and a proven ability to carry out manual tasks, we would love to hear from you!  Duties will be varied in may include:-


  • 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


Mōu ake | About you

It is essential that you can communicate clearly and concisely and have a positive attitude towards work – a certain degree of fitness is also required to undertake these tasks.


Your previous experience dealing with people in a caring capacity, whether that is in an occupational capacity from a former place of work or by simply caring for your children or family members, will be the most relevant experience you can bring to this position. 


The Location

Sick of long commutes to work? - Southland Hospital is located within a 10 - 15 minute drive from anywhere in Invercargill and offers free car parking on site for staff.  Our hospital is a modern, secondary level 4 base hospital offering an innovative and progressive working environment.  Small and intimate enough to get to know not only your colleagues, but your patients in particular.  Here you will enjoy a clinically challenging and rewarding job combined with a relaxed and satisfying lifestyle.


Utu whānui |Salary range

This role belongs to the NZNO Collective Agreement and falls between the Step 1 ($51,770 p.a) and Step 5 ($61,540 p.a prorata)


Rā mōnehu |Closing Date:  Sunday 12 February 2023

Due to the fast-paced nature of what we do, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don’t delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.


Tono ināianei | Apply now

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website:

For further information please contact Diane Wilson, Recruitment Advisor,

If you currently work for Te Whatu Ora- Health New Zealand - Southern, please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here:  Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors


Pre-Employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to:

  • Occupational Health Assessment
  • Police Vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)


Covid vaccination requirements

  • New employees of Te Whatu Ora Southern will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes two doses and a booster dose of an approved vaccine. If you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or booster for any reason, please indicate this in your cover letter so we can discuss this with you further and establish if you meet any criteria for an exemption.

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