Allied Health Assistant - Thames

Waikato District, Waikato
Part time
Expires in: 22 days


Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

Where you’ll be working: Waikato DHB, Thames Hospital

Details: Fixed Term (June 2023), Part-time, 0.45 FTE (36 hours per fortnight)


About the role:

We have an exciting opportunity for an Allied Health Assistant to work as an integral member of the team. You will be working with patients, their whanau and staff in a community setting to carry out tasks under the delegation of Allied Health staff.


The work involves tasks such as:

• Supervising patients to go through their exercise/therapy programme as prescribed by a qualified physiotherapist.

• Helping patients to regain their independence with activities of daily living following medical illness/surgery.

• Cleaning, issuing, restocking/ordering of equipment such as walking aids and exercise equipment.

• Perform administrative tasks to support the running of the service.


Applicants must be physically able and have good written and verbal communication. They must be able to demonstrate an ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team, prioritise work tasks, enjoy working with others and has a willing to learn new skills. We are looking for someone who is motivated and personable and previous healthcare and/or Allied Health experience is preferable.

Orientation and on the job training will be provided.


About the service:

The Physiotherapy service has approximately 90 staff including Physiotherapists, assistants and administrators that work across the large geographical area that is Waikato DHB. We have staff based at Waikato Hospital, our secondary hospital in Thames and our three rural hospitals in Tokoroa, Te Kuiti and Taumarunui and across our many community bases in areas such as Morrinsville, Matamata, Cambridge, and Ngāruawāhia.

Our vision is to provide quality physiotherapy care to promote, encourage and enable health, wellbeing and independence for the patients and whānau in the communities we serve. Our mission is to ensure that patients receive excellence of care, that our staff are supported and trained to work and maintain levels of evidence based practice and that our service is equitable, efficient and effective in order to meet the needs of our patients and their whānau. We pride ourselves on being a friendly, supportive team who are keen to grow and develop our staff.



The Waikato District Health Board Health & Safety has a policy that includes ensuring that you comply with the Health Order announced 11 October 2021 and with the Waikato DHB’s Vaccine Preventable Diseases for Employees policy. The policy prescribes the required vaccinations including COVID19 for all employees of Waikato DHB. COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory before you commence employment.


Why us:

The Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is one of the largest of 20 DHBs in New Zealand. We are a values based and inclusive Organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Maori communities.


Your application:

Please apply directly online, and click here to review the position description. Applications are not able to be accepted via email. For any queries about the role please email Elysia Koretz

Application closing date: 26 June  2022



Theme “People at Heart” – Te iwi Ngakaunui

• Give and earn respect - Whakamana

• Listen to me; talk to me – Whakarongo

• Fair play – Mauri Pai

• Growing the good – Whakapakari

• Stronger together – Kotahitanga


Waikato District, Waikato