Health Care Assistant
Where you’ll be working: Thames Inpatient Unit
The details: Permanent Part-time - Rostered
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
An opportunity has arisen for a Health Care Assistant to work in our Inpatient Unit which comprises of General Medicine, Rehabilitation, 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 or enrolled nurse and is a valuable member of a multidisciplinary team who have a proactive approach to discharge planning. You will be working rostered shifts that include weekends and on occasions night duty.
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Mōu | About you
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 provided with a comprehensive orientation programme working alongside Registered and Enrolled nurses and will have professional development opportunities.
Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation
Te iwi Ngakaunui – People at Heart
Whakamana – Give and earn respect
Whakaronga – Listen to me; Talk to me
Mauri Pai – Fair play
Whakapakari – Growing the good
Kotahitanga – Stronger together
It is not very often something happens that is big; like, really big. Big to the point that it will touch the lives of every single person in the country. That is what we are talking about here. The provision of Health in Aotearoa New Zealand, and how its run is about to change in a big way.
Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand and Te Aka Whai Ora - Māori Health Authority will together shape the delivery of Health services in Aotearoa New Zealand for generations to come, and will form the core of a modern and integrated service looking after the needs of all our Whānau.
We are dedicated to achieving health equity for Māori and other priority populations. We are a Crown entity and an active partner in Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand is guided by Te Tiriti o Waitangi and is committed to upholding the articles.
Here at Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Waikato we have a team of 8,000 working across the Waikato where everyone plays a vital role in the care of our patients – directly or non-directly. Our vision is Healthy People. Excellent Care.
We are a values-based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. Reflecting the population we serve is an important part of the care we deliver to the community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply. We proactively develop pathways that maximise opportunity for Māori and encourage Māori to apply.
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
Please apply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email.
For any queries about the role please contact Nicole.Rickard@waikatodhb.health.nz
Closing date: Open until filled
A national Vaccination Policy which includes COVID19 is under development. In the interim, a Health and Safety Risk Assessment against the requirements of the role will apply to unvaccinated candidates and employees and appropriate risk mitigation (e.g. extra PPE, RAT testing) may be taken as a result. Please note that when a Vaccination Policy is introduced it will apply to this role and need to be supported.
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