Health Care Assistant at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Waikato, Waikato
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Where you’ll be working: Thames Inpatient Unit
The details: Permanent part-time, 64 hours per fortnight (0.8FTE), rostered
An opportunity has arisen for a Health Care Assistant to work in our Inpatient unit which comprises of General Medicine, Rehabilitation, Day Stay Surgery and Mental Health beds.
On occasions, you will be expected to work in other departments within the hospital or to accompany patients in a care role on non-urgent ambulance transfers.
The patient group are largely elderly (although not all), who have been admitted with a medical problem and who require assistance with daily cares whilst they are unwell.
The Rehabilitation Unit provides a slightly different focus for patients whom are clinically stable and require active rehabilitation so they can return safely to their own homes.
The health care assistant works under the direct supervision of the registered nurse and is a valuable member of a multidisciplinary team who have a proactive approach to discharge planning.
You would be suitable for this position if you:
• Are mature and have a positive outlook to life, particularly in terms of the elderly
• Previous experience caring for people although this should not be considered a barrier as a full orientation is provided.
• Have an interest in the care and rehabilitation of the elderly patient
• Are able to take direction and work positively within a health care team.
• Can perform assigned tasks in patient care, including managing equipment
You will be working rostered shifts that include weekends and on occasions night duty.
You will be provided with:
A comprehensive orientation programme working alongside Registered and Enrolled nurses.
Professional development opportunities
Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Waikato Health & Safety has a policy that includes ensuring that you comply with the Health Order announced 11 October 2021 and with the Vaccine Preventable Diseases for Employees policy. The policy prescribes the required vaccinations including COVID19 for all employees of Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Waikato. COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory before you commence employment.
Waikato Hospital in Hamilton is one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary, teaching hospitals with over 600 inpatient beds and 22 operating theatres. Clinical specialities include Women’s and Children Services, Cardiology / Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oncology and Haematology, Surgical services, and Mental Health and Addiction. Waikato Hospital is the Midland regional referral centre for multiple specialties including trauma surgery, oncology, and neurology.
We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori communities.
Please apply directly online, and click here to review the position description. Applications are not able to be accepted via email. For any queries about the role please contact Elysia Koretz in the Recruitment Team on firstname.lastname@example.org
Application closing date: Open until filled
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Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Waikato|
|Position type:||Permanent Part time|
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