Healthcare Assistant – Earn and Learn Programme
Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation
We are Te Whatu Ora Te Toka Tumai Auckland. We provide health and disability services to more than half a million people living in central Auckland, regional services for Northland and greater Auckland, and specialist national services for the whole of New Zealand. Our main sites are Auckland City Hospital, Greenlane Clinical Centre and Starship Children’s Hospital, located in central Auckland.
We are part of Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, the overarching organisation for New Zealand’s national health service. Te Whatu Ora leads the day-to-day running of the health system, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels.
We are committed to upholding Te Tiriti o Waitangi and providing culturally safe care. We value role modelling manaakitanga as demonstrated by Ngāti Whātua in the gifting of their whenua on which our hospitals stand. We aspire to having a workforce reflective of the communities we serve and achieving equitable outcomes for all.
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
Healthcare Assistants are an integral part of our healthcare delivery team delivering quality care for our patients and whānau. They work as part of teams under the direction of a Registered Nurse. Their typical day can involve assisting with patient care, patient transfers, as well as supporting to keep our wards, departments and operating theatres ready to provide the best care to our patients. It's a busy and wide-ranging role with plenty of variety and one that makes a really positive contribution to our health services for patients and whānau - as such it is a very rewarding and fulfilling position within the team.
We have developed an exciting new programme that enables participants to earn an income as a Healthcare Assistant from the minute they start their education and training and go on to achieve their level 3 NZQA qualification (NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing programme) and this is a great start to building a long term health career with our on-going support
- Permanent position paid from day one in an exciting training programme!
- 8 and 1 FTE opportunities available (32-40 hours per week)
- Mix of classroom & real-world frontline health practice to grow your knowledge and skills
- Education & learning pathway to a long-term health career
- Become a part of an all-round healthcare delivery team
The start of this programme will be in Mid-Late Feb 2023, but there is the possibility to start earlier if you prefer.
For further details, please refer to the position description Click here.
Mō koe| About You
We are seeking candidates that have a genuine interest and drive to work in the healthcare sector - that built-in desire to help and care for others for the betterment of the community and whānau. A strong work ethic, excellent time management and people skills will ensure a safe, pleasant and functional working environment that has a direct and positive impact on patient care. A strong level of commitment to embracing our organisational values and focus on health equity and Te Tiriti o Waitangi will be essential.
Potential candidates for the opportunity could be part way through an existing HCA qualification, perhaps wanting to move back into the workforce after a break or might be working in another role completely, but above all is what drives you to pursue a career in helping others.
We are very keen for a diverse cohort for this exciting programme including increasing the number of Māori and Pacific participants to better reflect the patient communities that we serve and in support of our health equity goals. We also welcome applications from current staff members at Auckland City Hospital/Te Toka Tumai who want to follow this pathway into frontline health positions.
He aha ngā painga o tēnei mahi mōu | Why you will enjoy working here
We recognise there is more to life than mahi | work, and we encourage and provide access to all our staff several services and benefits to support themselves whilst they are employed within Te Toka Tumai Auckland.
For more information on what we offer, please click here.
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
We expect assessment centres Interviews take place late November - early December 2022.
Please submit your application online, outlining your experience and motivation to apply to this role.
If you have any queries about accessibility, or technical issues with the online process, please contact Vaidehi Sharma – Recruitment Consultant at Vaidehis@adhb.govt.nz to discuss how we can best support your application.
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This position is a Core Children's worker under the Children's Act & requires full safety checks completed before any new employee starts
This position requires any worker to be vaccinated for vaccine preventable diseases including Covid-19
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