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Health Care Assistant, Renal Service (VID: 5612)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Renal - Renal Dialysis Unit
Position Type: Support Services
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 9/05/2021
MidCentral District Health Board 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.
Informal visits are encouraged. Please contact:
Yan Li, Charge Nurse
Tel (06) 350 8057                                       
Hours of work:
40 hours per week on rostered shifts, Monday to Saturday
0700 – 1530
1230 - 2100
1330 - 2200  

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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