HCA -Mental Health Service Older Persons (Inpatient)
Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Whatu Ora - Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District
Location: Te Whare Ra Uta, Kenepuru Hospital
Service: Mental Health Service Older Persons - Inpatient
Contract: 1 fte (40 per week), rostered and rotating shifts
Salary: PSA Nursing $50,741 - $65,334 dependant on experience
Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role
We have an exciting opportunity for a Health Care Assistant or Mental Health Support Worker to join our multidisciplinary inpatient team.
You will be joining an established team dedicated to improving health outcomes for our tangata whaiora and whānau. You will be working under the delegation of a Registered Nurse and working with individual tangata whaiora to support them in activities of daily living, assist with observations to support our assessment processes and ensure routine clinical and non-clinical tasks are completed as required on a day to day basis. You will be flexible and willing to work collaboratively as part of a team to provide quality care and assessment to meet identified client needs. These positions are rostered with rotating shifts.
Responsibilities and duties of this role include:-
- assistance, guidance and support to ensure our tangata whaiora are able to achieve optimal independence in relation to activities of daily living
- promoting and supporting participation and engagement in therapeutic, occupational and social activities to enhance well being
- assisting in the assessment of tangata whaiora needs and the mitigation of potential risk factors identified through the use of structured observation and feedback
- assisting and supporting the maintenance of the ward environment to provide for health and safety of tangata whaiora and staff
- contributing to service development, quality improvement and health and safety initiatives in the workplace
- ensuring continuity of care and best practices standards are applied
Mō tō mātou rōpū - About our team
Mental Health Service Older Persons (MHSOP) provides specialist assessment, treatment and recovery focused interventions. We are primarily a community based service incorporating a 16 bed inpatient facility.
Our inpatient unit provides specialist assessment, treatment and rehabilitation services for individuals with a wide range of mental health challenges. MHSOP primarily serves individuals presenting with recent onset functional mental health conditions over the age of 65 and/or dementia associated with significant behavioural and psychological symptoms (BPSD)
Moū - About you
You will be flexible and willing to work collaboratively as part of a team to provide quality care and assessment to meet identified client needs. These positions are rostered with rotating shifts. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have:-
- experience of providing care to older adults with mental health needs or an interest developing skills, experience in this speciality
- meet minimum training requirement having completed or in the process or completing National Certificate in Health & Wellbeing Support (Level 3) or equivalent
- demonstrate ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively with other professionals
- be solution focused with excellent time management skills and the ability to effectively and efficiently complete tasks
- excellent communication and interpersonal skills and proven ability to engage people at all levels
- a commitment to applying principles of Te Tiriti O Waitangi and to improving equitable health outcomes of the community our service serves.
E pā ana ki a tatou - About us
Here at Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District we embrace diversity and welcome applications from all people, including all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.
Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District are pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.
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Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply
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Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai
By joining together we will succeed
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