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Health Care Assistants - Kenepuru Community Hospital Campus

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Location: Kenepuru Community Hospital Campus - Te Whare Ra Uta

Service: Mental Health Service – Older Persons (MHSOP)

Contract: Multiple positions – Full time, Part Time, Rostered

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

Our inpatient unit provides specialist assessment, treatment and rehabilitation services for individuals with a wide range of mental health challenges. MHSOP primarily serves individuals presenting with recent onset functional mental health conditions over the age of 65 and/or dementia associated with significant behavioural and psychological symptoms (BPSD)

You will be joining an established team dedicated to improving health outcomes for our tangata whaiora and whānau. You will be working under the delegation of a Registered Nurse and working with individual tangata whaiora to support them in activities of daily living, assist with observations to support our assessment processes and ensure routine clinical and non-clinical tasks are completed as required on a day to day basis. You will be flexible and willing to work collaboratively as part of a team to provide quality care and assessment to meet identified client needs. These positions are rostered with rotating shifts.

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

As an HCA, you will provide assistance, guidance and support to ensure our tangata whaiora are able to achieve optimal independence in relation to activities of daily living. You will promote and support participation and engagement in therapeutic, occupational and social activities to enhance wellbeing.

Moū – About you

Previous experience of providing care to older adults with mental health needs or an interest in developing skills, experience in this speciality. You will need to have or be in the process of completing National Certificate in Health & Wellbeing Support (Level 3) or equivalent.

If you have have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrate the ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively with other professionals and you have a commitment to applying principles of Te Tiriti O Waitangi to improve equitable health outcomes of the community our service provides, then this role would be perfect for you.