Patient Care Assistant
Government of Western Australia Department of Health
Nedlands
44d ago

This is a Recruitment Pool for Casual appointments.

WA Health is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of our service. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.

WA Health supports flexible working practices within the context of a quality health service. WA Health is committed to a smoke free environment across all buildings, grounds and vehicles.

WA Health is committed to growing the Aboriginal workforce as a part of WA Health’s Aboriginal Workforce Policy. As a measure to achieve equality, Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 applies to this position.

Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply.Other Conditions : WA Health engages staff in positions of trust and responsibility.

WA Health policies require applicants to undertake criminal records screening and integrity checking as part of the appointment process.

Referees may also be asked to comment on an applicant’s integrity and past demonstration of ethical behaviour.

This position is subject to a Western Australian Working With Children (WWC) Check. For further information please refer to the WWC website at : This is an open-

ended recruitment pool, and as such the following should be noted :

  • The panel will monitor this recruitment pool for applications, and will assess on a regular basis.
  • Suitable applicants will be placed in a pool from which appointments may be made when similar vacancies occur.
  • Appointments may be made from this pool until 30 / 04 / 2020.
  • Applicants should note that the Princess Margaret Hospital for Children will cease operation in 2018, to be replaced by the Perth Children’s Hospital located in Nedlands.

    As a result the level of work available to casual employees may diminish. You are encouraged to discuss this with the contact listed below.

    Position Profile : We are seeking to appoint suitably experienced people to the position of Patient Care Assistant. This position provides support to the multi-

    disciplinary team in the provision of high quality patient care by undertaking a range of duties including cleaning, intra-

    hospital patient and equipment transfers and assisting nursing staff with patient care activities.

    Area Profile : The $1.2 billion Perth Children's Hospital is being built on the site in Nedlands and will replace as the State's dedicated children's hospital.

    The PCH will have 298 beds, 48 more than PMH and the design of the building allows for future expansion.

    All specialist services currently provided by PMH will be available at the new PCH, with many clinical areas expanded including an increase in neonatal and oncology capacity, an expanded Surgical Day Stay Unit and the introduction of a High Dependency Unit alongside the Intensive Care Unit.

    The PCH will also have all the necessary specialised equipment for treatment and diagnosis, plus the teaching and research facilities staff need to meet their learning requirements.

    Employee Benefits : In addition to the great salary our employees enjoy an amazing range of benefits which may include (in line with operational requirements) :

  • 9.5% employer contributed superannuation into a fund of your choice. For further information go to :
  • Access to generous salary packaging arrangements
  • Professional Development Opportunities and Study leave / assistance
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Flexible leave arrangements
  • Other professional and location based allowances
  • Selection Criteria : Please see the attached Job Description Form.

    For Further Job Related Information : We encourage you to contact Robert Bell on 08 9340 8484.

    If you experience difficulties while applying online, please contact Employment Services on 1300 367 894 (and select Option 2) for immediate assistance during business hours.

    Application Instructions : Applicants are requested to apply online. (Please note : Applicants must have a current, valid email address in order to apply online.

    This email address will be used for communication with applicants).

    Referees : It is preferable for your referee to be a current supervisor or manager.

    Applicants are advised to write a statement addressing the selection criteria and provide a detailed curriculum vitae which summarises your experience and how you are able to meet the position requirements.

    These documents should be complete and ready to attach prior to applying online. Please ensure you allow sufficient time to complete the online application process as you will be required to answer various questions and attach your documentation.

    APPLICANTS MUST ENSURE THAT THEIR APPLICATION IS RECEIVED IN FULL USING ONE OF THE METHODS OUTLINED IN THE APPLICANT INFORMATION PACKAGE PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE AND TIME (PLEASE NOTE : EMAILED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED).

    APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE AND TIME WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

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