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Healthcare Assistant - Outpatients

Healthcare Assistant - 4th Floor Outpatients
Dunedin Hospital


  • Fixed term, fulltime opportunity until May 2023
  • Hours of work will be Monday to Friday between 8.00am and 4.30pm
  • A willingness to learn new things is a must


Are you looking for a role where you gain valuable experience on the job? Then this is the role for you!

We have an exciting opportunity for someone with a desire to learn and take on new challenges to join us on a fixed term basis in this dynamic Healthcare Assistant role.


Mō te tūranga | About the role

This role has a patient centred focus to it, from meeting the patient on arrival and taking them through to their appointment and assisting with the running of clinics, including basic observations under the direction and delegation of the Registered Nurse.


Other tasks to ensure the clinics run smoothly and efficient, include:

  • Supporting our nurses and other members of the health care team
  • Patient supervision and/or movement
  • Stock reconciliation
  • Note preparation for clinics
  • Setting up and assisting with procedures
  • Looking after different types of equipment


The team is supportive and friendly, and the opportunity to gain great job satisfaction is huge if you enjoy learning new things and taking on new challenges as they arise.  


Mōu ake | About you

We are looking for an enthusiastic and eager individual who uses initiative in all things they do.


To succeed in this role, you will also need to be:

  • Motivated with a positive approach to your work
  • Patient and family/whanau focussed
  • Compassionate and understanding


Whilst previous experience in a care capacity or healthcare role is advantageous, you will be provided with full training and support from our experienced team. What we are on the lookout for the most is someone with demonstrated enthusiasm and drive to get stuck in and learn on the job as they go.

If you enjoy the idea of working in such a vibrant service whilst making a real difference, then we would love to hear from you, apply today!


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Utu whānui | Salary range

This role belongs to the DHB/NZNO Collective Agreement, Healthcare Assistant scale and falls between the step 1 ($46,182 p.a. pro-rata) and Step 5 ($53,803 p.a. pro-rata)


Rā mōnehu | Closing Date:  Sunday 23 October 2022

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

For further information please contact Ben Kingsbury, Recruitment Advisor, (03) 470 9081,  

All conversations will be confidential in nature.


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


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-19 vaccination

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