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Health Care Assistant - Te Whare Maiangiangi

Mō Tātou – About Us

Situated in the sunny eastern coast of New Zealand's North Island, the Bay of Plenty really is just that, offering vast golden sand beaches, bush clad mountains, lush farmlands and more. Its pleasant climate means that the area has become a favourite for holiday makers, retirees and those looking for a different lifestyle outside of the main cities.

The Bay of Plenty District Health Board is spread across a vast geographical area and centred across two hospitals based in Tauranga and Whakatāne. The BOPDHB is one of the Bay of Plenty’s largest employers with over 4000 staff.

Tauranga is a vibrant city and the surroundings are spectacular with beautiful beaches and wilderness areas all close by. There is outstanding access to wide-range of schooling options, both public and private, an Institute of Technology and a University of Waikato Campus. Lifestyle options are diverse and you can live 20 mins from the hospital on a lifestyle block, in the bush, on an estuary with a boat or kayak or in the trendy beach area of Mt Maunganui.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the Role

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Health Care Assistant 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.

Mōu - About 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.

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

Ko o tatou painga – Our Benefits

  • In-house Career development
  • Highly rewarding role and opportunity to make a difference!
  • Be a valued member of a multidisciplinary team
  • SWEAT, our onsite gym
  • Free onsite parking
  • Discounts (with local businesses)

Ngā uarātanga ō ā mātou mahi – Our Values

At the Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB) we recruit for our Manaakitanga CARE values. Why do we do this? Because values-based teams deliver better care.

Our manaakitanga CARE values (Compassion, All-one-team, Responsive and Excellence) support each of us to make a difference every day in the things we do and say. Therefore, it's important that when recruiting, we recruit new colleagues who live by our CARE values.

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to Apply

You can view the position description below and to apply for the role please click “APPLY NOW.” For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online career’s portal.

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 must be made online