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Health Care Assistant, STAR 1 (VID: 4745)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Elderly - STAR 1
Position Type: Support Services
Appointment Type: Permanent/Part-time
Close Date: 24/02/2019

Older Adult Mental Health

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated person to join our Older Adult Mental Health (OAMH) inpatient team.

This is a permanent night shift position working 16 hours a week, working Saturday and Sunday night shifts.  
 
To be considered you will need to be able to demonstrate:

  • An ability and the right attitude to work alongside older adults with mental health and cognitive impairments and behaviors
  • Adaptability and flexibility to adapt to sudden change
  • A strongly developed customer focus
  • An ability to be highly organized, with lots of initiative
  • Professional behavior and presentation

If you are looking for a challenge, are passionate about service direction and favor an opportunity to work within a dynamic, friendly team, then this position could be for you.

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
vacancy@midcentraldhb.govt.nz

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