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Healthcare Assistant

Healthcare Assistant 

Dunedin and Wakari hospitals

Dunedin City


  • Permanent roles available
  • 0.75 – 1 FTE / 30 – 40 hours per week
  • $55,011 - $61,540 pro rata


Are you are interested in working in the health industry, and making a difference in your community? Then look no further.


Dunedin and Wakari hospitals are looking for 10 Healthcare Assistants to join their multidisciplinary teams, on a permanent basis to provide support in a busy yet rewarding work environment.


Mō te tūranga | About the role

In this important role you will help with a range of direct and non-direct patient care tasks under the direction of a registered nurse and maintain the department environment to ensure efficient and effective functioning including:


  • Patient watch/ supervision and/or movement with one-on-one care
  • Restocking and setting up of equipment
  • General department housekeeping
  • Supporting our nurses and other members of the healthcare team
  • Clerical duties as required
  • Stock reconciliation

Hours of work are Monday to Sunday based on rostered shifts including weekends.

We are looking for Healthcare assistants to fill positions across both hospitals in surgical, medical, and mental health departments. You may be required to fill a role within any of our units so please state your preferred unit within your cover letter. Both hospitals run under Te Whatu Ora Southern.


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Mōu ake | About you

The successful applicant will be:


  • Well organised, with a positive “can do” attitude and be able to communicate clearly and openly
  • Must be able to take direction from a variety of staff
  • Previous experience working with people in the health sector is a must.
  • Being comfortable with using computers 
  • Preferably a full driver’s licence and be comfortable driving others.
  • Able to pass pre-employment checks


If you enjoy the idea of gaining valuable experience within a health setting and really making a difference, we would love to hear from you, apply today!


Rā mōnehu |Closing Date:  1st 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.


Utu whānui | Salary range

This role belongs to the expired NZNO Collective Agreement on the Health Care Assistant scale between Step 2 ($55,011 p.a prorata) and Step 5 ($61,540 p.a prorata).


Tono ināianei | Apply now

For further information please contact Ben Kingsbury, Recruitment Advisor,

All conversations will be confidential in nature.


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

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)
  • 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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