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Health Care Assistant, Renal Service (VID: 6562)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Renal - Renal Dialysis Unit
Position Type: Support Services
Appointment Type: Casual
Close Date: 11/12/2022
​MidCentral requires ALL its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including the first booster vaccination). We will not accept applications that do not meet this criteria. 
MidCentral actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.
We have an opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our team to support the nurses in the care of our renal patients during their treatment in the hospital.
This unit is a very busy clinical area and the support of the care assistant is vital to the efficient flow of patients each day.
Key responsibilities of the positions will be:
  • To provide a high standard of environmental and equipment cleanliness
  • Management of unit waste and laundry items
  • To organise and manage the unit supplies and maintain stock levels
  • To assist with non-nursing duties associated with patient care
  • To prepare and give out light refreshments to patients as required.
  • To provide direct patient care as delegated in association with and working alongside the registered nurses.
Essential requirements will be:
  • Understanding of the requirements of Infection Control with regards to the cleanliness of the environment in the clinical area
  • Proven ability to work as a team member
  • The ability to be flexible and work on own initiative
  • Proven ability to be able to communicate with patients
  • Appreciation of patients with chronic illness having long term treatment.
Previous experience will be an advantage, but training and orientation will be provided. No qualifications needed!! Just a willingness to make a difference.
Informal visits are encouraged. Please contact:
Yan Li, Charge Nurse
Tel (06) 350 8057                                        
This is a casual role working on an as and when required basis covering Monday to Saturday between the hours of 7am to 11pm.

MidCentral 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 Childrens 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 Childrens Act 2014 is available from the Ministry for Children (Oranga Tamariki) website. 

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


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Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442

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