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Health Care Assistant, Medical Specialty Ward (VID: 6681)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Palmerston North Hospital
Position Type: Support Services
Appointment Type: Permanent/Negotiable
Close Date: 10/12/2023
Please note - only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Our Organisation

Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua MidCentral (MidCentral) is part of Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand and provides healthcare services to over 180,000 people across the Manawatū, Horowhenua and Tararua regions. With a large hospital campus in Palmerston North, it also provides key health care and support services to neighbouring communities.

The Opportunity
Medical Specialty Ward (Respiratory, Renal, Gastro and Covid) has permanent vacancies for motivated, enthusiastic care assistants to join their team.

Various hours are available, working rostered, rotating shifts.

About you

To be considered you will need to be able to demonstrate:
  • An ability to work with a wide range of people
  • A strongly developed customer focus
  • An ability to be highly organised
  • Professional behaviour and presentation

If you are looking for a challenge, have relevant experience and an opportunity to work within a dynamic, friendly team, then this position could be for you.
Full training will be given for successful applicant.

Come and join us

Employing over 2500 people, MidCentral offers a supportive work environment that accepts and values all employees.  We actively seek Māori kaimahi into our workforce and provide an environment which delivers our commitment to   equity, diversity, and inclusion.

MidCentral region offers an excellent lifestyle for families with scenic spots for hiking and mountain-biking, great schools and tertiary institutions.  With the mountains, city and sea at your doorstep, you’ll get to taste the best of both worlds – the perfect blend of rural and city living.

  • An encouraging learning environment where you will continue to grow and be challenged
  • A professional and supportive culture and team setting
  • Fulfilling and challenging work with great lifestyle options
  • Tailored wellness programmes

How to apply

To view the position description and/or apply for the role (by submitting your cover letter and CV), please click “APPLY NOW.”  For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online career portal.

Click here Careers at Te Whatu Ora MidCentral ( to see what your new workplace and home could look like!


Please note you must be eligible to work in New Zealand as MidCentral can not support your visa application nor offer sponsorship for this role.

We are looking to fill these positions as soon as possible so may withdraw the advert if the perfect candidate is found before the expiry date.
Most positions are defined as a Core Children’s worker under the Children’s Act and require full safety checks completed before employment commences.

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

NZ national job portal - are you looking for a job in health?

Send a message to a patient at a MidCentral DHB facility.

General information about Palmerston North Hospital.