Health Care Assistant – Paediatric Inpatients (casual)

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board

  • Casual
  • Nelson-Tasman
  • Work alongside our nursing team assisting in care delivery
  • Opportunity to learn and further develop your skills
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Casual position covering staff leave and increased watch requirements

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

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 non-direct and direct patient care under the supervision and delegation of a registered nurse. 

Please note that there are no fixed hours associated with casual employment as you will be working on an as required basis to help meet service needs. 

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

We are looking for people with a mature outlook, the ability to get on with a wide variety of ages 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 as full training will be provided. 

It will be important that you have the flexibility to work across all shifts, sometimes at short notice.



  • 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 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.

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

For role specific information please contact Rebecca McKegg, Acting Charge Nurse Manager, Paediatric Inpatient & Outpatient Unit on

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: N20-329 

Applications close: Thursday 24th September. 

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 candidates who identify as Māori and we recruit for cultural competence.  

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


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