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Casual Health Care Assistant - Kaikōura Health

Location: Christchurch
Company: Kiwi Health Jobs
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  • Casual positions available with our team based in Kaikōura to cover leave
  • Experienced background within a ward setting/customer service experience is preferred but not essential
  • Must be available to work a rotating roster, including weekends and nights

Our Purpose: Why we do it

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you're part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

The Team: What we do

As a Causal Health Care Assistant, you will be asked to work at short notice to cover periods of sick leave, annual leave and unplanned leave. You may also be asked to work when our hospital is nearing capacity. There are no set or guaranteed hours.

The role of a Health Care Assistant varies from day to day and is varied depending the requirements of the unit but ultimately you will be there to work in collaboration with the nursing teams to make sure that the ward is running smoothly and to its highest potential; in both Aged Residential Care and the medical acute area.

This could mean preforming a variety of tasks such as:

  • basic patient cares such as showering and assisting with meals
  • cleaning and tidying the ward, stocking and supply ordering
  • assisting the Nursing team with a variety of tasks on the ward
  • ensuring that patients have the best experience possible.

The Role: Where you fit it

You will have the following skills to be successful in this role:

  • Strong customer service skills
  • Fantastic organisation skills and a ability to learn quickly
  • Ability to communicate and build relationships with people from all walks of life
  • You will have a kind and caring nature
  • A strong work ethic is an integral part of this role. The areas can be a challenging and busy work environment so your ability to multi task and use your initiative will be key to this role

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko Te Whatu Manawa Tangata
Putting people at the heart of all we do

Health is ultimately all about people. What's important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

Belonging Here: Becoming part of our story

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact Tracey Sutherland, Recruitment Partner

Email: Tracey.Sutherland@cdhb.health.nz

Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now!

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