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Patient Care Assistant

Patient Care Assistant


Welcome to St John of God Health Care

St John of God Health Care is a leading health care provider, with private and public hospitals, home nursing and Social Outreach services throughout Australia.

With over 120 years’ experience in health care, we have an excellent reputation as a caring, nurturing and supportive employer. Learning is highly valued and there are many opportunities for professional development.

The Position

St John of God Geelong Hospital is currently seeking applications from suitably qualified and experienced Patient Care Assistants to support our award winning Emergency Department. Patient Care Assistants contribute to the delivery of a high standard of patient care as part of a multidisciplinary team. Duties include assisting with manual handling and patient transport and providing support to nursing caregivers.

Positions will be offered on a permanent or casual basis, with hours (36 – 76 hours per fortnight) and employment status to be negotiated at interview. This is a night duty position, and all shifts will take place between 2300 and 0830. The successful candidates will be expected to have flexibility to work across a range areas within the hospital to support after hours operational requirements.

If you are passionate about contributing to an exceptional patient experience, we would love to hear from you. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer sponsorship for this position, so candidates must have appropriate work rights.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A willingness and capacity to embrace the Mission and Values of St John of God Health Care.
  • Certificate III in Health Service Assistant (Client/Patient Services) or similar; or currently studying in a health related field at a tertiary level.
  • Demonstrated well-developed communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and ability to identify work priorities and plan to meet them.
  • Demonstrate effectiveness in working in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of principles of manual handling.
  • Knowledge of basic cleanliness and hygiene standards.
  • Food handling skills including hygiene standards.
  • An understanding of and commitment to Quality Improvement.
  • Awareness of current Occupational Safety & Health and Equal Employment Opportunity Legislation.

The Benefits:

  • Salary Packaging & Corporate Discounts
  • Parking Available
  • Professional Development

* All applicants must address the Selection Criteria (as detailed on the last page of the Position Description) *

St John of God Health Care embraces diversity and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people with disabilities. We are committed to providing a safe environment for all children and vulnerable people in our care; and proactively take measures to protect children and vulnerable people from abuse.

For enquiries about this position, applicants should contact Erin Sharp, Nurse Unit Manager on (03) 5226 1321.

Applications Close: COB 17th December 2019