Health Care Assistant – Maternity (Wairau)

  • Work alongside our midwifery team to help provide services to patients
  • Opportunity to learn and further develop your skills
  • Fixed-term position for 12 months

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

We have a 12 month, fixed-term, full-time, position working 80 hours a fortnight rostered across morning and afternoon shifts. As a Health Care Assistant you will be part of our dedicated midwifery environment with full support. Your role is to work within the team to assist midwifery staff in care delivery, one-to-one patient watches and other tasks as directed. 

We are an enthusiastic and friendly team with a commitment to providing childbearing women with optimal healthcare through women-centred and appropriate clinical assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation and education. 

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

We are looking for applicants with a mature outlook, the ability to get on with a wide variety of people and who have excellent communication skills. They will also have the ability to work in a flexible and methodical manner, demonstrate honesty and reliability, and use appropriate initiative. 

Experience within the health sector is preferred, but is not essential. 



  • Year 11 NCEA level 1 English (or equivalent)
  • Year 11 NCEA level 1 Maths (or equivalent)


  • NZQA Level 3: NZ Certificate in Health & Wellbing – Health Assistance Strand
  • or Home Carer Certificate (or equivalent)

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Nelson Marlborough Health is the main health provider for the top of the south. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are Nelson and Marlborough’s largest employer, which means the opportunities here are endless. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard to make a difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork.

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More Information)

Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position)

You will be joining a great team that values teamwork and is committed to supporting the best possible health outcomes for our patients.

Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position)

For role specific information please contact Graham Cross – Charge Midwife Manager – Maternity Unit at

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274.

Keen to apply now, it’s easy. Please fill in our online application form.

Ref: W20-078

Applications close: Thursday 16th July

Fixed Term/Full Time

Job no: W20-078

Location: Wairau Hospital

Closing Date: Thursday, 16 July 2020