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Health Care Assistant - Te Whare Maiangiangi

We are seeking two enthusiastic and motivated Health Care Assistants to join our Adult Inpatient Mental Health Team at Tauranga Hospital.

We are a 24 bed, acute unit, based in thriving Tauranga in the beautiful Bay of Plenty. We have a multidisciplinary team of 62 comprising of Nursing, Allied Health, Administrative Support and Leadership staff. Our unit promotes a learning culture, and we have an established Dedicated Education Unit based within our team facilitating quality experiential learning for nursing students.

If you are kind and compassionate, have a healthy dose of common sense and great communication skills, we would like to hear from you.

Ideally you will have a Level 4 Health Care Assistant qualification or equivalent or be prepared to undertake the relevant training. Experience in a mental health setting or similar is desirable.

These are permanent fulltime positions, working 80 hours per fortnight on a rostered basis.

At Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB), our values of Compassion, All-one-team, Responsive and Excellence are at the centre of everything we do. We use values-based recruitment to help us recruit people who share our values, as we know this makes a positive difference to job satisfaction and the experience of our patients and their families/whānau.

The BOPDHB are committed to improving Māori health outcomes and achieving health equity for Māori through Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations. It is essential you demonstrate an awareness of Māori indigenous rights and current issues in relation to health and health equity.

Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, to be employed with Bay of Plenty DHB you will be required to be fully vaccinated as a health care worker. Evidence of your vaccination status will be required at offer stage. If you do not meet this criteria, we are unable to progress your application.

All applications are to be made online and we look forward to hearing from you.