Health Care Assistants – Surgical Services (Ward 10)

  • Work alongside our nursing team to help provide services to patients
  • Be interested in working with people
  • Opportunity to learn and further develop your skills

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki ēnei mahi (About these positions)

Ward 10 is a 27 bed General Surgical ward which provides acute and elective care across Colorectal, Vascular, Urology, Breast and Trauma specialties and includes a 3 bed Intermediate Care Unit (IMCU).

We are looking for three vibrant and enthusiastic health care assistants to join our team working 8 hour shifts across AM, PM and Nights, rostered Sunday to Monday.

  • 2 positions each working 56 hours a fortnight (0.7FTE).
  • 1 position working 48 hours a fortnight (0.6FTE).

We practice in a collaborative patient partnership model of care to achieve best outcomes for our patients/families and whānau. As a Health Care Assistant you will be part of our dedicated nursing environment with full support. Your role is to work within the team to assist nursing staff in care delivery, one-to-one patient watches and other tasks as directed. 

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 excellent communication skills. You will also have the ability to work in a flexible and methodical manner, demonstrate reliability, and use appropriate initiative. 

Experience within the health sector is preferred, but is not essential as full training will be provided. 



  • Year 11 NCEA level 1 English (or equivalent)
  • Year 11 NCEA level 1 Maths (or equivalent)
  • NZQA level 3 qualification (or equivalent)*


  • Home Carer Certificate (or equivalent)

Mandatory requirement

*NZQA Level 3: New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing - Health Assistance Strand, if not previously obtainedis to be commenced once orientations have been attended. 

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Nelson Marlborough Health is the main health provider for the Te Tau Ihu, the top of the south. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are Nelson and Marlborough’s largest employer, which means the opportunities here are vast. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. 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 ēnei mahi (The benefits of these positions) 

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

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

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

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274. For role specific information please contact Carolyn Anderson – Charge Nurse Manager – Ward 10 on


Applications close: Sunday 6th December

Nelson Marlborough Health strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from all cultures  and we recruit for cultural competence.

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together. 

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Permanent/Part Time

Job no: N20-488

Location: Nelson Hospital

Closing Date: Sunday, 6 December 2020