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West Wimmera Health Service to Receive Regional Health Infrastructure Funding for Nhill Hospital Kitchen

15/03/2018

In response to the recent announcement made by Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, that West Wimmera Health Service will receive $2 million towards upgrading its kitchen facilities at Nhill Hospital, Ritchie Dodds, Acting Chief Executive Officer, welcomed the funding.  

“We are thrilled by the announcement that we will be receiving this critical funding to redevelop and modernise our Nhill kitchen facilities,” said Mr Dodds.  

He continued, “Our current kitchen is in excess of 40 years old. It has been a long held priority for our Service to upgrade the facilities. This funding will allow us to continue to prepare and provide quality, fresh nutritious meals for our patients, aged care residents and community meals on wheels recipients.”  

Executive Director for Corporate and Quality Services, Mr Darren Welsh, explained that while many hospitals nowadays cook chill their meals, preparing food days in advance and freezing, West Wimmera Health Service continues to cook and serve meals fresh on the day.  

Mr Welsh said, “We pride ourselves as a Service in preparing and providing our meals fresh. This allows us to deliver quality and fresh tasting meals for our customers. We receive a lot of positive feedback about the standard of our food, which can be attributed to the care that our hospitality staff take to enhance the culinary experience for our patients and residents.”  

Mr Welsh advised that the funding commitment from the Regional Health Infrastructure Fund would allow the Service to improve on its food storage, preparation and staff training.  

“The kitchen upgrade will create a more efficient system for our Service to prepare and deliver meals to all of our patients, residents and community. It will also allow us to provide a modern training environment for our staff undertaking qualifications in commercial cookery,” commented Mr Welsh.  

The redevelopment and purchase of new equipment will improve the workflow design of the current kitchen, enhancing food safety, environmental health and the safety and wellbeing for staff. Improvements will include the addition of walk-in, walk-out fridges and freezers, featuring sliding door access, to allow for more efficient bulk storage of food supplies.  

The $2 million funding from the Regional Health Infrastructure Fund will be further supplemented by West Wimmera Health Service’s commitment of capital funds of $233,000.  

West Wimmera Health Service will now commence the planning and design phase for the project, before seeking tenders and procurement for the upgrades. The project is expected to take approximately 12 months to deliver.


Employment Opportunities

Nurse Unit Manager - Iona Aged Care Facility, Full Time, Nhill

If you’re passionate about aged care...we want you!

Our aged care nursing services play an integral role in the health and overall wellbeing of our residents and the wider community.

We are seeking a Nurse Unit Manager to join our team, who is passionate about customer care and excited by the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our residents at our Iona Digby Harris Home.

Enjoy a varied and diverse role working  in a warm and friendly setting, as part of a welcoming team.

Continue to develop your knowledge and skills through our Staff Support Program which encourages and supports your ongoing education and career endeavours.  

Further Information

Applicants should refer to the position description below for a full description of the role and the relevant skills and experience.

To obtain a copy of the position description, please go to >

Position Description_Nurse Unit Manager - Iona

For all enquiries, please contact Jan Fisher, Executive Director of Clinical Services on 5391 4222 or via email to jan.fisher@wwhs.net.au.

How to apply

Applications addressing the key selection criteria, together with a resume nominating three professional referees, should be submitted to Jan Fisher, Executive Director of Clinical Services, via email to careers@wwhs.net.au.

Applications close at 5pm Friday 26 October 2018.

Enrolled Nurses | Multiple Roles Available Across a Number of Our Sites

If you’re passionate about rural health...we want you!

Our nursing services play an integral role in the health and overall wellbeing of our customers and the wider community.

We are seeking people to join our team, who are passionate about customer care and excited by the opportunity to make a difference in remote and rural communities.

Enjoy a varied and diverse role working as an Enrolled Nurse in a warm and friendly setting, as part of a welcoming team.

Continue to develop your knowledge and skills through our Staff Support Program which encourages and supports your ongoing education and career endeavours.  

Opportunities Available:

  • Full Time, Part Time or Casual positions available
  • Positions are available at a variety of our acute and aged care facilities, which include locations at Jeparit, Kaniva, Natimuk, Nhill, Rainbow, and Rupanyup

Further Information

Applicants should refer to the position description below for a full description of the role and the relevant skills and experience.

To obtain a copy of the position description, please go to >

Position Description_Enrolled Nurse

For all enquiries, please contact Jan Fisher, Executive Director of Clinical Services on 5391 4222 or via email to jan.fisher@wwhs.net.au.

How to apply

Applications addressing the key selection criteria, together with a resume nominating three professional referees, should be submitted to Jan Fisher, Executive Director of Clinical Services, via email to careers@wwhs.net.au.

Personal Care Workers | Multiple Roles Available Across a Number of Our Sites

If you’re passionate about rural health...we want you!

Our personal care services play an integral role in the health and overall wellbeing of our customers and the wider community.

We are seeking people to join our team, who are passionate about customer care and excited by the opportunity to make a difference in remote and rural communities.

Enjoy a varied and diverse role working as a Personal Care Worker in a warm and friendly setting, as part of a welcoming team.

Continue to develop your knowledge and skills through our Staff Support Program which encourages and supports your ongoing education and career endeavours.  

Opportunities Available:

  • Full Time, Part Time or Casual positions available
  • Positions are available at a variety of our aged care facilities, which include locations at Jeparit, Kaniva, Natimuk, Nhill, Rainbow, and Rupanyup

Further Information

Applicants should refer to the position description below for a full description of the role and the relevant skills and experience.

To obtain a copy of the position description, please go to >

Position Description_Personal Care Worker

For all enquiries, please contact Jan Fisher, Executive Director of Clinical Services on 5391 4222 or via email to jan.fisher@wwhs.net.au.

How to apply

Applications addressing the key selection criteria, together with a resume nominating three professional referees, should be submitted to Jan Fisher, Executive Director of Clinical Services, via email to careers@wwhs.net.au.

Enrolled Nurse, Rupanyup, Full Time or Part Time

If you’re passionate about rural health...we want you!

Our nursing and aged care services play an integral role in the health and overall wellbeing of our customers and the wider community.

We are seeking an Enrolled Nurse to join our team at our Rupanyup Nursing Home and Hospital, who is passionate about customer care and excited by the opportunity to make a difference in remote and rural communities.

Enjoy a varied and diverse role working in a warm and friendly aged care setting, as part of a welcoming team.

Continue to develop your knowledge and skills through our Staff Support Program which encourages and supports your ongoing education and career endeavours.  

Further Information

Applicants should refer to the position description below for a full description of the role and the relevant skills and experience.

To obtain a copy of the position description, please go to  > Position Description_Enrolled Nurse.

For all enquiries, please contact Steven Townsend, Director of Nursing, Rupanyup on 5391 4222 or via email to steven.townsend@wwhs.net.au.

How to apply

Applications addressing the key selection criteria, together with a resume nominating three professional referees, should be submitted to Jan Fisher, Executive Director of Clinical Services, via email to careers@wwhs.net.au.

Applications close 5pm Friday 5 October 2018. 

Registered Nurses | Multiple Roles Available Across a Number of Our Sites

If you’re passionate about rural health...we want you!

Our nursing services play an integral role in the health and overall wellbeing of our customers and the wider community.

We are seeking people to join our team, who are passionate about customer care and excited by the opportunity to make a difference in remote and rural communities.

Enjoy a varied and diverse role working as a Registered Nurse in a warm and friendly setting, as part of a welcoming team.

Continue to develop your knowledge and skills through our Staff Support Program which encourages and supports your ongoing education and career endeavours.  

Opportunities Available:

  • Full Time, Part Time or Casual positions available
  • Positions are available at a variety of our acute and aged care facilities, which include locations at Jeparit, Kaniva, Natimuk, Nhill, Rainbow, and Rupanyup

Further Information

Applicants should refer to the position description below for a full description of the role and the relevant skills and experience.

To obtain a copy of the position description, please go to >

Position Description_Registered Nurse

For all enquiries, please contact Jan Fisher, Executive Director of Clinical Services on 5391 4222 or via email to jan.fisher@wwhs.net.au.

How to apply

Applications addressing the key selection criteria, together with a resume nominating three professional referees, should be submitted to Jan Fisher, Executive Director of Clinical Services, via email to careers@wwhs.net.au.

Expressions of Interest Welcome, Physiotherapists, Full or Part Time

If you're passionate about rural health... We want you!

Our Primary and Preventative Health services play an integral role in the overall health and wellbeing of our community.

We are seeking expressions of interest for Physiotherapists, all grades, in a full or part time capacity. We are always on the look out for people who are passionate about customer care, eager to learn and excited by the opportunity to make a difference in remote and rural communities.

Expressions of interest from new graduates are also welcome, and contributions of up to 50% of a successful applicant's HELP debt are negotiable as part of the package.

Those expressing interest should have the following skills and qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy or its equivalent and membership with Australian Health Practitioner and Regulation Agency (AHPRA). 
  • Proven abilities in the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal, neurological and respiratory conditions using an evidence based and problem solving approach. 
  • An understanding of the unique nature of rural communities and a commitment to improving the overall health and wellbeing of these communities. 
  • A demonstrated ability to work both independently as well being an effective member or our Physiotherapy and multidisciplinary health teams, showing your initiative, enthusiasm and flexibility. 
  • A self-motivated and responsible professional, who is responsive to situations where a high level of autonomy is required.
  • Current Driver’s Licence is essential due to the requirement to complete regional travel. 

All enquiries should be directed to Linda White, Executive Assistant, via phone 5391 4386 or email Linda.White@wwhs.net.au

To obtain a copy of the position description, click here > Position Description_Physiotherapist_Grade 1 or Position Description_Physiotherapist_Grade 2

How to submit your expression of interest:

A brief cover letter addressing the key selection criteria, together with a resume nominating three professional referees, should be submitted to Tracey Chenoweth, Acting Executive Director of Primary & Preventative Health, via email to careers@wwhs.net.au

Relief Receptionists | Multiple Casual Roles Available Across a Number of Our Sites

If you’re passionate about customer service...we want you!

Our local Hospitals and Community Health Centres play an integral role in the health and overall wellbeing of our customers.

We are always seeking enthusiastic receptionists who are passionate about customer service and enjoy working in a busy diverse environment.

Over a casual roster, you will be the first point of contact for our visitors and customers, whilst being responsible for general administrative duties and support as required.

Good communication skills and the ability to use the Microsoft Office Suite proficiently are required for this role. Previous experience in a similar role is preferred.

Enjoy being part of a friendly and supportive team where development opportunities are provided and encouraged.

Further Information

For all enquiries, please contact Kate Pilgrim, Corporate and Quality Services Executive Manager on (03) 5391 4222 or via email to Kate.Pilgrim@wwhs.net.au

To obtain a copy of the position description, please go to > Position Description_Receptionist_Community Health Centres and Position Description_Receptionist_Outer Sites

How to apply

Applications addressing the key selection criteria, together with a resume nominating three professional referees, should be submitted to Kate Pilgrim, Corporate and Quality Services Executive Manager, via email to careers@wwhs.net.au.

Catering and General Services Assistants, Kaniva or Natimuk, Part Time

If you’re passionate about great food and hospitality...we want you!

Our food and cleaning services play an integral role in the health, wellbeing and experience of our customers.

We are always seeking candidates across our sites to work alongside our professional catering team to prepare quality meals for our customers, and help to maintain a clean and safe environment.

Opportunities Available:

  • We are currently recruiting for multiple part time positions at our Kaniva and Natimuk facilities
  • Further casual or part time positions may be available at a variety of our acute and aged care facilities, which include locations at Jeparit, Kaniva, Natimuk, Nhill, Rainbow, and Rupanyup

Enjoy a flexible 7 day rotating roster with opportunities to develop your career skills. Good communication and team skills are necessary to successfully fulfil these roles.

Further Information

Applicants should refer to the position description below for a full description of the role and the relevant skills and experience.

To obtain a copy of the position description, please go to > Position Description_Catering and General Services Assistant

For all enquiries, please contact Yvonne Jones, Hospitality and Environmental Services Manager on (03) 5391 4222 or via email to Yvonne.Jones@wwhs.net.au.

How to apply

Applications addressing the key selection criteria, together with a resume nominating three professional referees, should be submitted to Yvonne Jones, Hospitality and Environmental Services Manager, via email to careers@wwhs.net.au.

Applications for roles at Kaniva and Natimuk close 5pm Friday 26 October 2018.

Expressions of Interest Welcome, Occupational Therapists, Full or Part Time

If you're passionate about rural health... We want you!

Our Primary and Preventative Health services play an integral role in the overall health and wellbeing of our community.

We are seeking expressions of interest for Occupational Therapists, all grades, in a full or part time capacity. We are always on the look out for people who are passionate about customer care, eager to learn and excited by the opportunity to make a difference in remote and rural communities.

Expressions of interest from new graduates are also welcome, and contributions of up to 50% of a successful applicant's HELP debt are negotiable as part of the package.

Those expressing interest should have the following skills and qualifications:

  • Degree or equivalent in Occupational Therapy. 
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to efficiently and effectively plan, implement, manage and evaluate a range of Occupational Therapy services. 
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of the Occupational Therapy Department and Multidisciplinary health team. Must be effective in a team and be able to demonstrate initiative, enthusiasm and flexibility. 
  • Possess highly developed communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills including the ability to negotiate effectively with peers and other professionals and speak to community groups as required. 
  • Commitment to principles of Quality Assurance, Equal Employment Opportunity and Occupational Health & Safety. 
  • Current Driver’s Licence.  

All enquiries should be directed to Linda White, Executive Assistant, via phone 5391 4386 or email Linda.White@wwhs.net.au

To obtain a copy of the position description, click here > Position Description_Occupational Therapist_Grade 1 or Position Description_Occupational Therapist_Grade 2

How to submit your expression of interest:

A brief cover letter addressing the key selection criteria, together with a resume nominating three professional referees, should be submitted to Tracey Chenoweth, Acting Executive Director of Primary & Preventative Health, via email to careers@wwhs.net.au