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Health Care Assistant - Southland Hospital

Employer:
Southern District Health Board
Job Category:
Health
City/Town:
Southland - Invercargill
Region:
Southland
Job Type:
Casual
Posted Date:
16-Jan-2020
Closing Date:
09-Feb-2020
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Job Description

Mental Health Inpatient unit

  • Casual - as and when required
  • Do you have an interest in making a real difference in the lives of others within the mental health sector?

About us

As a DHB, we are responsible for planning, funding and providing health and disability services to a population of over 315,000 located South of the Waitaki River. Our catchment area encompasses Invercargill City, Queenstown - Lakes District, Gore, rural Southland, Clutha, Central Otago, Maniototo, Waitaki District and Dunedin City.

About the opportunity

Our Health Care Assistant are key members who assist and support our nursing and allied health staff to ensure an effective and efficient service in the Inpatient Mental Health Unit. You'll need a positive attitude and very good communication skills, be able to take direction and work well as part of team.

About you

Our ideal applicant will be confident in providing support and assisting patients; be motivated, display initiative, be patient focussed at all times and be able to adapt to a changing, and at times challenging, environment.

Computer literacy is essential and experience working with people in the health sector is an advantage.

We look forward to hearing from you if you feel that you meet the criteria in the attached position description and if working on an 'as and when required' basis suits your lifestyle.

The location

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing 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. Check out https://southernhealthcareers.nz/ for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

Closing date: Sunday, 9 February 2020.

Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time.

For further information please contact Caroline Godfrey, Recruitment Advisor - Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Directorate (MHAID), Phone (03) 214 5769or Email caroline.godfrey@southerndhb.govt.nz

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.

To apply

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

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