Mental Health Assistant - Mental Health for Older Persons at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Southern, Otago
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Ward 6C - Dunedin Hospital
- Permanent roles with varying FTE available
- Want to work in a rewarding environment
Are you are interested in working in the health industry, and making a difference in your community? Then look no further.
Our Ward 6C is looking for Mental Health Assistants to join their multidisciplinary team to provide support in a busy yet rewarding work environment.
Mō te tūranga - About the role
Ward 6C is a 12-bed acute assessment and treatment unit for people aged over 65 years with varying mental health and physical needs, located in Dunedin Hospital.
As a Mental Health Assistant, you will need to have a positive attitude and good communication skills, be able to take direction and work well as part of the team.
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 ward environment to ensure efficient and effective functioning including the following:
- Patient supervision and/or movement
- Restocking and setting up of equipment
- General ward housekeeping
- Supporting our nurses and other members of the healthcare team
- Clerical duties as required
- Stock reconciliation
Mōu ake - About you
To be successful in this role you will:
- have a passion for supporting older people
- be warm, empathetic, and responsive
- be well organised, with a positive "can do" attitude and be able to communicate clearly and openly
- be able to adapt to a changing environment
- be comfortable with using computers.
Mental Health experience or a strong willingness to work in this field is preferred. Whilst experience working with people in the health sector and/or experience in customer service is desirable.
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.
Please state in your cover letter what FTE you are interested in.
Rā mōnehu - Closing date: Friday, 21 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, email@example.com
All conversations will be confidential in nature.
We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: https://careers.southernhealth.nz/
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
In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to the following:
- 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
Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, to be employed with Te Whatu Ora Southern you will be required to be fully vaccinated and have received a booster vaccine against COVID-19. You will need to provide proof of this to Occupational Health staff.
We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: https://careers.southernhealth.nz/job-invite/7240/
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Southern|
|Position type:||Permanent Part time|
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