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Care Assistant, Acute Inpatient Mental Health Unit (VID: 4912)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Mental Health Services
Position Type: Support Services
Appointment Type: Temporary/Fulltime
Close Date: 10/11/2019
Interested in being part of our mental health inpatient team?
Are you up for a challenge where every day is different?
Wanting full time work?
If you answer “yes” then we may have the job for you!
We have full time, temporary 6-month contract positions available working rotating shifts.
Our dynamic, motivated care assistant will be able to demonstrate the following:
  • An understanding of direction & delegation
  • Great communication skills
  • Works well in a multidisciplinary team setting
  • Is consumer and recovery focused
  • Has physical attributes to support their scope of practice in this clinical setting
  • Has emotional resilience
  • Is a strong team player with good communication skills
Are you ready to make a difference to our clients? Then don’t delay – apply today!

​​​​​​​​​​​MidCentral District Health Board is committed to ensuring that children and young people are safe from abuse and harm. As part of our commitment to children and young people, and in line with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014, appointment to positions that involve regular or overnight contact with children will include worker safety checks. These checks are in addition to the requirement to have a satisfactory police clearance. Further information will be provided to shortlisted candidates. More information about the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 is available from the Ministry of Vulnerable Children website.

MidCentral District Health Board employs more than 2500 staff at Manawatu, Palmerston North, Tararua and Horowhenua and Otaki districts.
Palmerston North Hospital is a 350 bed secondary hospital, which services an urban population of 80,000 and a total population catchment of 168,000. In addition, the hospital is a teaching hospital, and is associated with both Auckland and Otago medical schools.
Palmerston North is a major university city and is at the hub of key routes to the central North Island ski fields, and river adventures. Wellington the capital city, is only a two hour journey by road, as are the wine growing regions of Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa.


For further information:
Human Resources
Private Bag 11036
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442

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