Kitchen Assistant - Thames
Where you’ll be working: Thames Food Service
The details: Permanent Part-time, 60 hours per fortnight (0.75 FTE) rostered.
The Kitchen Assistant works alongside Cooks in preparation of patient, meals on wheels, and cafeteria meals in Thames. Approximately 160 meals are prepared on site each day.
Rostered duties are 0700 – 1530 hours or 1645 – 1945 hours.
Delivering meals to inpatient unit/emergency department and birthing unit along with providing tea/coffee services is undertaken by the Kitchen Assistant.
Applicants need to have good level of fitness as the position can be demanding – standing for long periods of time in humid conditions, pushing trolleys of food, lifting trays from trollies and walking to the departments, an eye for detail as is important with menu’s coming through, take pride in their work and a high level of cleanliness as the position as many cleaning tasks included.
Hourly rate commences at $21.90 per hour – penal rates for weekend/public holiday work applies, along with training in food safety for all applicants. Eligibility of NZQA qualification paperwork after 6 months employment.
The Waikato District Health Board Health & Safety has a policy that includes ensuring that you comply with the Health Order announced 11 October 2021 and with the Waikato DHB’s Vaccination for health workers policy. The policy prescribes mandatory vaccinations including COVID19 for all employees of Waikato DHB before you start your employment.
The Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is one of the largest of 20 DHBs in New Zealand.
We plan, fund and provide health and disability support services to a population of more than 400,000. We run five hospitals across the district – a tertiary hospital in Hamilton, a secondary hospital in Thames, and three rural hospitals in Te Kuiti, Taumarunui, and Tokoroa.
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 Maori 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 Elysia.Koretz@waikatodhb.health.nz
Application closing date: 24 May 2022
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