Employment

If you're passionate about health and wellbeing...we want you!

Make an impact to our communities as a part of our outstanding rural health service!

  • Opportunities open for all levels of experience, including graduate roles
  • Work across acute, aged care and community settings or as a part of our business and administration teams
  • Gain invaluable experience and career development
  • Join our enthusiastic team and work in a supportive organisation, where we think big and celebrate success
  • Enjoy being part of a welcoming, knowledgeable team  

West Wimmera Health Service offers a dynamic and rewarding work environment for our motivated and passionate team. We love what we do and we’re dedicated to working in collaboration with our staff and members of our community to provide the best health care possible. We believe in supporting everyone to thrive.  

We are proud to be an inclusive employer. We welcome and embrace diversity!  

More About Us

West Wimmera Health Service provides high-quality hospital care, residential aged care, disability services and community services to more than 16,000 people in the West Wimmera region. We deliver services that are compassionate, responsive, accessible and accountable to individual and community needs and which are designed to achieve quality outcomes.  

We employ close to 600 staff across nine campuses at Nhill, Kaniva, Jeparit, Rainbow, Goroke, Natimuk, Murtoa, Minyip and Rupanyup. Our organisation has a total of 150 residential aged care beds, 54 acute beds and a broad range of community health services available from many of our campuses, keeping our community well at home.  

You can learn more about our outstanding rural health service by reviewing our Strategic Plan, and current Annual Report and Quality Account publications at www.wwhs.net.au/about_us/publications.

View this short clip to learn more about the benefits of working and living in our Wimmera region:

The Wimmera, Everything You Need

 

Working with Us

Benefits of working as a part of our team include:

  • Enjoy a collaborative approach amongst our community health, clinical and business teams to deliver the best outcomes for our customers and community, taking a multidisciplinary and patient-centred focus
  • Work across a range of our sites and diverse communities
  • Continue to develop your knowledge and skills through ongoing professional development and education programs
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • Salary packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Accrued Day Off (full time employees)
  • Free parking
  • Comprehensive orientation program and ongoing staff support
  • New graduate program, offering a support network and further professional development
  • Opportunities to apply for our Bursary Program, where contributions of up to 50% of a successful applicant's HECS/HELP debt are negotiable as part of the package
  • Opportunities for flexible working arrangements
  • Moving assistance program for eligible applicants, where fully furnished interim accommodation for the first month of employment is negotiable to assist with the transition phase
  • Complimentary access to a large database of electronic journals

Current Vacancies

We are seeking like minded individuals to join our friendly team at West Wimmera Health Service and help us make a difference. 

For more information about other career opportunities, please contact corporate@wwhs.net.au.

Payroll Officer, Part Time, Nhill

We are currently recruiting for a Payroll Officer to join our team... we want you!

We have an exciting opportunity for an individual to work with our finance and administration team. We are seeking an enthusiastic Payroll Officer who demonstrates excellent attention to detail, is highly organised and eager to learn.

You will be required to work as part of a team in the preparation of the fortnightly pay file, maintenance of personnel files, preparation and completion of monthly and annual compliance reports and other duties as required by the Executive Director of Finance and Administration.  

Further Information 

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

To obtain a copy of the position description, please click here.

For all enquiries, please contact Lisa Braybrook, Payroll Manager on (03) 5391 4222 or via email to lisa.braybrook@wwhs.net.au or Samra Vatan Parast, Executive Assistant on (03) 5391 4268 or via email to samra.vatanparast@wwhs.net.au.

How to apply

Applications including a cover letter and addressing the key selection criteria, together with a resume nominating three professional referees, should be addressed to Ms Janette Lakin, Executive Director of Finance & Administration, and submitted via email to careers@wwhs.net.au.

Applications close 5pm Friday 7 May 2021. 

Catering and General Services Assistants, Rainbow, Rupanyup, Nhill and Kaniva

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 seeking Catering and General Services Assistants to work on a part-time basis at our Rainbow, Nhill and Kaniva facilities or on a casual basis at our Rupanyup and Nhill sites. You will work alongside our professional catering team to prepare quality meals for our patients and residents as well as maintaining a clean and safe environment.

Good communication and team skills are necessary to successfully fulfil this role.

Further Information

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

To obtain a copy of the position description, please click here.

For all enquiries, please contact Mrs Yvonne Jones, Hospitality and Environmental Services Manager on (03) 5391 4278 or via email to yvonne.jones@wwhs.net.au.

How to apply

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

Applications close 5pm Monday 26 April 2021.

Chef/Cook, Part Time Positions, Kaniva, Nhill and Rupanyup

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

Good quality food and meal preparation play an integral role in the health, wellbeing and experience of our customers.

We are seeking Chefs / Cooks to work on a part time basis at our Kaniva, Nhill and Rupanup sites.  We're looking for someone who is eager to prepare quality meals for our customers and assist with coordination and planning to provide a quality experience.

Good communication and team skills are necessary to successfully fulfil this role.

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 click here.

For all enquiries, please contact Mrs Yvonne Jones, Hospitality and Environmental Services Manager on (03) 5391 4278 or via email to yvonne.jones@wwhs.net.au.

How to apply

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

Applications close 5:00pm Monday 26 April 2021.

Expressions of Interest: Administration Clerks / Receptionists, Casual Pool, All 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.

If you are interested in the Administration field and wish to be considered for future casual administration work at West Wimmera Health Service, we welcome your expressions of interest!

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.

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

Further Information

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

To obtain a copy of the position description, please click here.

For all enquiries, please contact Samra Vatan Parast, Executive Assistant on (03) 5391 4268 or via email to samra.vatanparast@wwhs.net.au.

How to apply

Applications including a cover letter and addressing the key selection criteria, together with a resume nominating three professional referees, should be addressed to Samra Vatan Parast, Executive Assistant, and submitted via email to careers@wwhs.net.au.

Associate Nurse Unit Managers, Kaniva, 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 experienced Registered Nurses to work as ANUMs in either a full time or part time capacity, 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 across both acute and aged care settings at our Kaniva campus, as part of a welcoming team.

Further Information

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

To obtain a copy of the position description, please click here.

For all enquiries, please contact Ms Lesley Hawker, Kaniva Director of Nursing on (03) 5391 4222 or via email to lesley.hawker@wwhs.net.au.

How to apply

Applications including a cover letter and addressing the key selection criteria, together with a resume nominating three professional referees, should be addressed to Ms Ann Merrett, Clinical Operations Manager, and submitted via email to careers@wwhs.net.au.

Applications close at 5pm Friday 23 April 2021.

Expressions of Interest, Support Worker, Casual

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

Our personal care services and community support programs 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 on a casual basis, 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 Support Worker in a warm and friendly setting, as part of a welcoming team, where you will provide inā€home and community-based support to enable people to maintain and/or increase their independence.  

Further Information

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

To obtain a copy of the position description, please click here.

For all enquiries, please contact Christine McCallum, Manager of Community Packages on (03) 5391 4222 or via email to christine.mccallum@wwhs.net.au.

How to apply

Applications including a cover letter and addressing the key selection criteria, together with a resume nominating three professional referees, should be addressed to Ms Alex Hall, Executive Director of Community Health, and submitted via email to careers@wwhs.net.au.

Exercise Physiologist, Fixed Term, Full Time, Nhill

If you're passionate about health and wellbeing and want to make a difference in peoples’ lives, we want you to join our team!

We are seeking an Accredited Exercise Physiologist in a fix term, full time capacity, who is passionate about customer care, eager to learn and excited by the opportunity to make a difference in remote and rural communities.

You will work within the Physiotherapy Department to plan, implement and deliver education, exercise and rehabilitation interventions for hospital and community clients.

Enjoy a varied and diverse role working as part of a welcoming team.

Further Information

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

To obtain a copy of the position description, please click here.

For all enquiries please contact Leah Hawker, Chief Physiotherapist, via phone (03) 5391 4267 or email leah.hawker@wwhs.net.au.

How to apply

A cover letter addressing the key selection criteria, together with a resume nominating three professional referees should be addressed to Mrs Alex Hall, Executive Director of Community Health, via email to careers@wwhs.net.au.

Applications close 5pm Friday 30 April 2021. 

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.

Further Information

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

To obtain a copy of the position description, please click here.

For all enquiries, please contact Ms Jan Fisher, Executive Director of Clinical Services on (03) 5391 4222 or via email to jan.fisher@wwhs.net.au.

How to apply

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

Applications close at 5pm Friday 23 April 2021.

Registered Nurses & Enrolled Nurses, Full Time, Part Time or Casual

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 always looking for 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.

Positions are available to work at a variety of our acute and aged care facilities, including locations at Kaniva, Jeparit, 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 required:

For all enquiries, please contact Ms Ann Merrett, Clinical Operations Manager on (03) 5391 4222 or via email to ann.merrett@wwhs.net.au

How to apply

Applications including a cover letter and addressing the key selection criteria, together with a resume nominating three professional referees, should be addressed to Ms Jan Fisher, Executive Director of Clinical Services, via email to jan.fisher@wwhs.net.au.

Endorsed Enrolled Nurse, Full Time or Part Time, Kaniva

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 Endorsed Enrolled Nurse in a full time or part time capacity, 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 across both aged and acute care settings, as part of a welcoming team.

Further Information

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

To obtain a copy of the position description, please click here.

For all enquiries, please contact Ms Lesley Hawker, Kaniva Director of Nursing on (03) 5392 7033 or via email to lesley.hawker@wwhs.net.au.

How to apply

Applications including a cover letter and addressing the key selection criteria, together with a resume nominating three professional referees, should be addressed to Ann Merrett, Clinical Operations Manager, via email to careers@wwhs.net.au.

Applications close at 5pm Monday 19 April 2021.

Graduate Nurse Program for Registered Nurses 2022

West Wimmera Health Service offers a Graduate Nurse Program for Registered Nurses with one February intake each year. There are 4 available positions.  

Aims

The Graduate Nurse Program aims to facilitate the transition from student to confident Registered Nurse consolidating and integrating nursing knowledge into practice. Graduates are supported to fulfil the role of a Registered Nurse with the opportunity to enhance nursing careers, consolidate nursing skills and provide an opportunity to experience different clinical areas. Development of clinical judgement, critical thinking and reflective practice are facilitated throughout the program which consists of four rotations including Acute care, Aged care and two outer sites for a Rural experience. Included within the program is supernumerary orientation time and paid Study days. There are part time (minimum 0.6 eft) or full time options available.

Eligibility criteria

Registered nurses (Division 1) who have completed a Bachelor of Nursing or Applied Science (Nursing), who are registered with the Nurses Board of Victoria as a Division 1 Registered General Nurse and who have less than one year of experience in an acute general setting and are eligible to use Post Graduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMCV) formerly known as computer matching system.

Application process

Prospective graduates must apply using the Post Graduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMCV). We also require an application prior to the specified date of closure listed on PMCV.  

The application should include:

  • a letter of introduction
  • a brief CV
  • academic transcripts up to year 3 semester 1
  • a list of all clinical placements clinical assessments from year 2 and 3
  • a passport sized photo contacts of two professional referees (one of whom must be clinical)
  • current National Police Check (certified copy)
  • current Working with Children Check (certified copy).

On completion

West Wimmera Health Service provides ongoing employment for its graduate nurses at the completion of the program. There is support available for staff wishing to pursue Post Graduate studies in a number of areas such as: Aged Care Perioperative Nursing Acute Nursing.  

The application is to be addressed to or further information can be sourced by contacting:  

Janine Clark
Clinical Support Nurse
jclark@wwhs.net.au

Home Care Packages Care Co-ordinator, Fixed Term, Full Time Position (Part Time Negotiable)

Our Community Health service plays an integral role in the overall health and wellbeing of our community.

We are looking for an individual to join our Home Care Packages Team in a full time capacity (part time is negotiable) in the role of Home Care Packages Care Co-ordinator.  This is a fixed term position for 12 months.

You must be passionate about customer care, eager to learn and excited by the opportunity to make a difference to the lives of older Australians and individuals who have complex care needs, living in our regional communities.

You will enjoy a varied and diverse role working collaboratively with our customers in the delivery of Case Management Packages to individuals who have complex care needs and who are at risk of premature or inappropriate residential care or whose quality of life is adversely affected by their disability.

Further Information 

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

To obtain a copy of the position description, please click here.

For all enquiries, please contact Christine McCallum, Manager Community Packages, via phone (03) 5363 0422 or email christine.mccallum@wwhs.net.au.

How to apply

Applications including a cover letter and addressing the key selection criteria, together with a resume nominating three professional referees, should be addressed to Ms Alex Hall, Executive Director of Community Health, and submitted via email to careers@wwhs.net.au.

Applications close 5pm Friday 23 April 2021.