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.

Chef in Charge, Full Time Position, Rainbow

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 a full time Chef in Charge to work at our Rainbow campus. 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.

Enjoy a flexible 7 day rotating roster with opportunities to develop your career skills. 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 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 Yvonne Jones, Hospitality & Environmental Services Manager, and submitted via email to careers@wwhs.net.au

Applications close 5pm Monday 9 November 2020.

Podiatrist, Fixed Term, Full Time Position, Nhill

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!

We are seeking a Grade 1 Podiatrist to join our team in a full time capacity for a 12 month fixed term period. Applications from new graduates or early career Podiatrists are encouraged to apply.

Our Podiatry department is a team of passionate professionals, striving to support our diverse range of clients across our nine West Wimmera Health Service locations and throughout our neighbouring regional communities.  

We take a multidisciplinary approach; collaborating with our clients, their families and our colleagues to achieve the best outcomes through a wide range of best-practice services.  

We're looking for someone who shares our drive to deliver personalised, compassionate care and services that have the power to change lives and help people to thrive.

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 Bianca Jones, Chief Podiatrist, via phone (03) 5391 4267 or email bianca.jones@wwhs.net.au.

How to submit your expression of interest:

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 6 November 2020.

Enrolled Nurse, Part Time Position, Rainbow

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 residents, customers and the wider community.

We are seeking an Enrolled Nurse to join the team at our Rainbow campus, who is passionate about resident and patient 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.

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 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 Ann Merrett, Clinical Operations Manager, via email to careers@wwhs.net.au.

Applications close 5pm Friday 6 November 2020.

Health Promotion Officer, Full Time Position, Nhill

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

Our health promotion services play an integral role in the health and overall wellbeing of our communities. We are dedicated to working in collaboration with our staff and customers to deliver the best healthcare possible and believe in supporting everyone to thrive. 

West Wimmera Health Service is seeking a Health Promotion Officer to join us in a full time capacity. This role is part of the Health Promotion Team and will assist in the Service’s commitment in encouraging healthy lifestyles and improving awareness of health and risks and promoting prevention over treatment.

If you’re passionate about improving the health of our population and excited by the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our communities, we want you to join our team! 

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 Dorothy McLaren, Health Promotion Manager on (03) 5391 4267 or via email to dorothy.mclaren@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 13th November 2020.

Catering and General Services Assistant, Casual Position, Jeparit

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

Our Catering and General Services team play an integral role in the health, wellbeing and experience of our customers.

We are seeking a casual assistant to work at our Jeparit campus. You will work alongside our professional catering team to prepare quality meals for our customers, and help to maintain 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

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

For all enquiries, please contact Yvonne Jones, Hospitality & 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 Yvonne Jones, Hospitality & Environmental Services Manager, and submitted via email to careers@wwhs.net.au.

Applications close 5pm Monday 9 November 2020.

Expressions of Interest Welcome, Registered Nurses, Full Time or Part Time

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.

At West Wimmera Health Service you will enjoy a varied and diverse role working as a Registered Nurse in a warm and friendly setting, as part of a welcoming team.

We offer opportunities for you to 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 required.

To obtain a copy of the position description, please click on the following link > 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.

Locations

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.

Salary Range

$65,000 - $79,000 for Registered Nurses Grade 2 Year 3-10.

Award

All Registered Nurse salary and entitlements are paid as per the Nurses and Midwives Award Enterprise Agreement 2016-2020

How to submit an expression of interest:

An expression of interest 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 - Casual Relief Receptionists

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 seeking enthusiastic receptionists who are passionate about customer service and enjoy working in a busy diverse environment across our sites.

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. 

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

Further Information

For all enquiries, please contact Samra Vatan Parast, Executive Assistant to Finance & Administration on (03) 5391 4222 or via email to samra.vatanparast@wwhs.net.au.

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

How to apply 

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

Social Worker, Full Time Position

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

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

We are seeking a qualified Social Worker, in a full 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 as part of a welcoming team to assist and improve the health and wellbeing of the community through casework, counselling, advocacy and community engagement.

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 Leanne Yew, Social Work Lead Practitioner, via phone (03) 5391 4267 or email leanne.yew@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 5:00pm Friday 6 November 2020.