Psychiatric Assistant - Acute Inpatient Unit

Psychiatric Assistant - Acute Inpatient Unit
  • $51,584 - $56,618 per Annum
  • Contract
  • Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand Otahuhu Auckland NZL 2025
Job Ref: CJ PA ACK
Sector: Nursing
Sub-sector: Mental Health, Drug & Alcohol
Date Added: 25 May 2023

The opportunity:

We are seeking dedicated and experienced Psychiatric Assistants to help cover various shifts in our Clients Acute Inpatient units in Central & South Auckland. Shifts range from AM, PM & Night shifts depending on our Client's needs.

Our Clients are seeking a strong focused Psychiatric Assistants that involves the development of complex therapeutic relationships. A holistic and team approach will be expected when working with clients, families, groups as well as communities. Skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, and good decision making are of utmost importance to ensure safe and competent care are provided to patients.

Duties & responsibilities:

  • Delivering personalised responsive support and rehabilitation plans
  • Providing basic medical care - monitoring vital signs
  • Dispensing medications
  • Providing personal care - bathing, dressing, eating etc
  • Assisting Nurses and Allied Healthcare professionals with procedures/workload


The successful candidate will have:

  • Evidence of Level 4 qualification in Mental Health and Addiction or the equivalent
  • A minimum of 6 months Mental Health experience
  • 2nd year or 3rd year Psychology student enrolled in Mental Health papers with experience
  • Must be willing to travel to various locations in Auckland for shifts
  • CPR or First aid training
  • Be able to work independently and at times, in challenging situations
  • Working rights in New Zealand

Why work with Medacs Healthcare

Medacs Healthcare is a leading staffing and services company providing temp, locum and contract recruitment expertise to public, private & commercial healthcare sectors. With more than 15 years of experience in NZ healthcare market we offer a local service through our office in Auckland.

  • Competitive market rates PLUS 8% Holiday Pay
  • A NEW 'refer a friend' bonus initiative - be rewarded $$ sooner rather than later
  • Flexibility of days when you want to work
  • Free CPR & Manual Handling training renewal
  • Free SPEC Training refreshers

To Apply:

Simply click the 'Apply Now' button and follow the prompts or if you have any questions, contact Chloe Jang on 09 630 8300 for a confidential discussion.

Medacs Healthcare
22/06/2023 23:13:41
NZD 51584 56618 Annum
Contact Consultant:
Chloe Jang

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