Healthcare Assistant

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    5 months ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Part Time
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  • Location: Otago
  • Date Advertised: 03-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: NZ/065124
  • Job Title: Healthcare Assistant
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Queen Mary Maternity unit

Dunedin Hospital

  • Permanent position
  • 20 hours per week (0.5 FTE)

About the team

We consider ourselves to be very fortunate here at the Queen Mary Maternity unit. Not only do we get to care for fabulous women and families from all across our diverse region, we also get to work alongside kind, compassionate, dedicated midwives and other health professionals to provide a safe and positive birthing experience.

Each year we birth around 1,800 babies and work closely with the midwifery and medical schools to give the kind of care our patients deserve.

About the role

We’re looking for a positive and proactive Health Care Assistant to support our team within the Queen Mary Maternity Unit at Dunedin Public Hospital on a permanent basis.

This role will see you assisting staff with direct and non-direct client care activities and maintaining the ward environment to ensure clean, efficient and effective functioning for patients and staff.

Tasks within this role are varied and include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • General tidying of the ward
  • Cleaning delivery rooms, Antenatal/Postnatal rooms and clinic rooms.
  • Responsibility for ensuring stocks are replenished for the ward
  • Maintaining equipment within the ward environment
  • Data Entry skills would be advantageous

When caring for our patients, you will also assist them by ensuring their basic needs are met. This will involve delivering items such as towels, water and other duties. We are a friendly and inclusive team, and you will receive a full orientation onto the ward and training in all aspects of the role.

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. As an integral part of our health care team, you must be able to take direction from Registered Midwives and Registered

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.

The role of Healthcare Assistant within our Maternity service is a unique one; you will have the opportunity to make a real difference to the experience of new parents, their babies and their families and whānau. If you enjoy working with people from a range of backgrounds and professions, have high standards of cleanliness and hygiene, good organisational skills with a positive attitude towards work, then we would love to hear from you!

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.

Closing date: Sunday, 14 February 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:

Children’s Act 2014

Due to this position 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.

To apply

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