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WWHS AGM

Guest Speaker
David Koczkar, Chief Executive Officer, Medibank

David was appointed Chief Executive Officer in May 2021. He commenced at Medibank in 2014, holding the roles of Chief Operating Officer from March 2014 and then Group Executive – Chief Customer Officer from September 2016, where he was responsible for the Health Insurance and Diversified Financial portfolios, Live Better and the ahm business. David was also appointed Acting Chief Executive Officer between April 2016 and June 2016.

Prior to joining Medibank, David was the Group Chief Commercial Officer at Jetstar where he was responsible for the Airline Group’s commercial businesses, sales and marketing and customer channels and served as a director of Jetstar Pacific (Vietnam), Jetstar Hong Kong and NewStar (Singapore) JV airlines.

David has more than 25 years of strategy, customer, commercial and operational experience, including previous work in the strategy consulting and financial services industries.

MONDAY 6 FEBRUARY AT 11AM VIA ZOOM
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You can also attend any of our sites to watch the zoom meeting if you are unable to access it from home.

If you have any queries or require assistance with accessing the meeting, please contact Lochie Pilgrim on (03) 5391 4222.

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Employment Opportunities

Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses and Health Care Workers (Full Time, Part Time or Casual)

We are seeking passionate health care professionals in a full time, part time and casual capacity across our Hospitals and residential aged care facilities.

Our nursing services play an integral role in the health and wellbeing of the communities we serve.

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;

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

If you wish to apply and be considered for this role, please submit the following required documents to Ms Cheree Schneider, Executive Director of Clinical Services, via email to careers@wwhs.net.au:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume, including three professional referees
  • Document addressing each 'Key Selectrion Criteria' clearly demonstrating your ability to meet the objectives of the role

Leisure and Lifestyle Assistant, Full Time, Part Time negotiable, Nhill (Iona Digby Harris Nursing Home)

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

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

We are seeking a dynamic and caring person to join our team as a Leisure and Lifestyle Assistant at our Iona Digby Harris Nursing Home in Nhill. 

If you are passionate about customer care, eager to engage individuals and groups in a range of activities and programs, and excited by the opportunity to make a difference to people lives, this is the role for you!

Enjoy a varied and diverse role working collaboratively with our residents and their families to design and achieve individualised needs-based care in a friendly and social environment.

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 Ms Cheree Schneider, Executive Director of Clinical Services, via email via email to cheree.schneider@wwhs.net.au.

How to apply

If you wish to apply and be considered for this role, please submit the following required documents to Ms Cheree Schneider, Executive Director of Clinical Services, via email to careers@wwhs.net.au:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume, including three professional referees
  • Document addressing each 'Key Selectrion Criteria' clearly demonstrating your ability to meet the objectives of the role

Chef in Charge, Full Time or Part Time, Rainbow

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

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

We are looking for an inidivudal to join our team at our Rainbow site as the Chef in Charge in a full time or part time capacity. 

You will be responsible of the running of the kitchen and provide guidance to other team members of the department. You will work in collaboration with our professional catering team to prepare quality meals for our patients and residents as well as maintaining a clean and safe environment.

The Chef in Charge manages all aspects of menu planning, food preperation, serving, supply and storage of food.

Good communication and team skills are necessary to successfully fullfil 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

If you wish to apply and be considered for this role, please submit the following required documents to Mrs Yvonne Jones, Hospitality & Environmental Services Manager via email to careers@wwhs.net.au:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume, including three professional referees
  • Document addressing the 'Key Selection Criteria' clearly demonstrating your ability to meet the objective of the role.

Applications close 5pm Friday 24 February 2023

Chef in Charge, Full Time or Part Time, Jeparit

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

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

We are looking for an inidivudal to join our team at our Jeparit site as the Chef in Charge in a full time or part time capacity. 

You will be responsible of the running of the kitchen and provide guidance to other team members of the department. You will work in collaboration with our professional catering team to prepare quality meals for our patients and residents as well as maintaining a clean and safe environment.

The Chef in Charge manages all aspects of menu planning, food preperation, serving, supply and storage of food.

Good communication and team skills are necessary to successfully fullfil 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

If you wish to apply and be considered for this role, please submit the following required documents to Mrs Yvonne Jones, Hospitality & Environmental Services Manager via email to careers@wwhs.net.au:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume, including three professional referees
  • Document addressing the 'Key Selection Criteria' clearly demonstrating your ability to meet the objective of the role.

Applications close 5pm Friday 24 February 2023

Environmental Services Assistant, Casual, Goroke

If you’re passionate about the delivery of high quality cleaning services...we want you!

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

We're seeking an enthusiastic person to join our Goroke team as a Environmental Services Assistant in a casual capacity.

You will work alongside our professional environmental services team to maintain a clean, safe and sanitary environment for our patients and residents.

Grow your skills with us, apply now!

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 Yvonne Jones, Hospitality and Environmental Services Manager  via email to yvonne.jones@wwhs.net.au

How to Apply

If you wish to apply and be considered for this role, please submit the following required documents to Mrs Yvonne Jones, Hospitality & Environmental Services Manager via email to careers@wwhs.net.au:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume, including three professional referees
  • Document addressing the 'Key Selection Criteria' clearly demonstrating your ability to meet the objective of the role.

Applications close 5pm Friday 24 February 2023 

Hospitality and Environmental Services Assistants, Part Time or Casual, Nhill, Rainbow or Jeparit

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 Hospitality and Environmental Services Assistants to work on a part time or casual basis at our Nhill, Rainbow or Jeparit sites. You will work alongside our professional catering team to prepare quality meals for our customers, and help to maintain a clean and safe environment.

This is a great opportunity to utilise and grow various skills including communication and team work. 

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 Yvonne Jones, Hospitality and Environmental Services Manager via email to yvonne.jones@wwhs.net.au.

How to apply

If you wish to apply and be considered for this role, please submit the following required documents to Ms Yvonne Jones, Hospitality and Environmental Services Manager, via email to careers@wwhs.net.au:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume, including three professional referees
  • Document addressing each 'Key Selectrion Criteria' clearly demonstrating your ability to meet the objectives of the role

Cook/Chef, Part Time or Casual, Natimuk

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 Cook or Chef to work at our Natimuk site in a a permanent part time or casual basis.

If you are someone who has a passion to prepare quality meals for our customers and assist with coordination and planning to provide a quality experience, this is the role for you.

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 via email to yvonne.jones@wwhs.net.au.

How to Apply

If you wish to apply and be considered for this role, please submit the following required documents to Mrs Yvonne Jones, Hospitality & Environmental Services Manager via email to careers@wwhs.net.au:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume, including three professional referees
  • Document addressing the 'Key Selection Criteria' clearly demonstrating your ability to meet the objective of the role.

Oral Health Therapist, Part Time, Nhill

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

Our dental health services play an important role in the health and wellbeing of our community through the delivery of our oral health and community education programs, as well as our general dentistry practice.

Our ‘Wimmera Smiles’ dental clinic is a part of West Wimmera Health Service in rural Western Victoria, which offers a dynamic and rewarding work environment for our motivated and passionate team.

We are dedicated to working in collaboration with our staff and members of our community to provide the best health care possible and believe in supporting everyone to thrive.

We are looking for a like-minded individual to join our ‘Wimmera Smiles’ team in a part time capacity, and help make a difference!

Further Information

Applicants should refer to the position description 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 Julie Woolcock, Dental Administration Co-ordinator, via phone (03) 5391 4206 or email julie.woolcock@wwhs.net.au.

How to apply

If you wish to apply and be considered for this role, please submit the following required documents to Ms Alex Hall, Executive Director of Community Health, via email to careers@wwhs.net.au:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume, including three professional referees
  • Document addressing each 'Key Selectrion Criteria' clearly demonstrating your ability to meet the objectives of the role

Application close 5pm Friday 24 February 2023

Project Officer - Physical Activity Spaces Directory, Part Time (Fixed Term), 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.

As Physical Activity Spaces Directory Project Officer, you will be responsible for supporting the completion and on-going governance structure development for the Wimmera and Southern Mallee Physical Activity Spaces Directory and will work in collaboration with Hindmarsh Shire Council, West Wimmera Shire Council, Yarriambiack Shire Council and Horsham Rural City Council.

If you’re passionate about improving the health of our populations 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 required.

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

For all enquiries, please contact Dorothy McLaren, Health Promotion Manager on (03) 5391 4190 or via email to dorothy.mclaren@wwhs.net.au.

How to Apply

If you wish to apply and be considered for this role, please submit the following required documents to Ms Alex Hall, Executive Director of Community Health via email to careers@wwhs.net.au:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume, including three professional referees
  • Document addressing the 'Key Selection Criteria' clearly demonstrating your ability to meet the objective of the role.

Applications close 5pm Monday 20 February 2023

Project Officer - Oral Health Promotion, Part Time (Fixed Term), 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. 

The Oral Health Project Officer will join the team in a part time, fixed term capacity, and will be responsible for identifying potential multi-agency and community partners and to work with those partners to co-design community led interventions to improve oral health outcomes across the populations of the Wimmera and southern Mallee, with particular emphasis on early years, migrant and older community members.

Health promotion is a key component of the services provided by West Wimmera Health Service (WWHS), supported by dedicated health promotion funding from the Victorian Department of Health (DoH). As a major health service in the Wimmera, WWHS has a lead coordinating role to play in health promotion both within WWHS and through partnerships with other regional stakeholders.  This is recognised in WWHS’ ongoing strategic planning, which commits WWHS to encouraging healthy lifestyles and improving awareness of health and risks, 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 required.

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

For all enquiries, please contact Dorothy McLaren, Health Promotion Manager on (03) 5391 4190 or via email to dorothy.mclaren@wwhs.net.au.

How to Apply

If you wish to apply and be considered for this role, please submit the following required documents to Ms Alex Hall, Executive Director of Community Health via email to careers@wwhs.net.au:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume, including three professional referees
  • Document addressing the 'Key Selection Criteria' clearly demonstrating your ability to meet the objective of the role.

Applications close 5pm Monday 20 February 2022 

Occupational Therapists (Grade 1 or Grade 2), Full Time or Part 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 Occupational Therapist (Grade 1 or Grade 2)  to join our team based in Nhill, who is committed to quality customer care and excited by the opportunity to be hands on in making a difference in our rural communities. 

This role offers a diverse workload as well as exciting professional development opportunities. You will provide occupational therapy services to people of all ages in our community health settings, acute inpatient wards and residential aged care facilities.

You will be supported not only by the occupational therapy team, but also by the large multidisciplinary team of Allied Health Professionals who work at West Wimmera Health Service. These include Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Dietitians, Diabetes Educators, Social Workers, Exercise Physiologists and Allied Health Assistants.

Further Information

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

Grade 1 Position Description

Grade 2 Position Description

For all enquiries please contact Karen Shurdington, Occupational Therapist, via phone (03) 5391 4282 or email karen.shurdington@wwhs.net.au.

How to apply

If you wish to apply and be considered for this role, please submit the following required documents to Alex Hall, Executive Director of Community Health, via email to careers@wwhs.net.au:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume, including three professional referees
  • Document addressing the 'Key Selection Criteria' clearly demonstrating your ability to meet the objectives of the role.

Podiatrist (Grade 1), Full Time, Nhill

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

We are seeking a Grade 1 Podiatrist to join our team in a full time capacity. 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 apply

If you wish to apply and be considered for this role, please submit the following required documents to Ms Alex Hall, Executive Director of Community Health, via email to careers@wwhs.net.au:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume, including three professional referees
  • Document addressing the 'Key Selection Criteria' clearly demonstrating your ability to meet the objective of the role.

Applications close 5pm Friday 10 February 2023

Nurse Unit Manager, Full Time, Nhill (Iona Digby Harris Home)

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. 

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

As Nurse Unit Manager at Iona, you will lead a team of nursing professionals and health care workers to deliver quality care in a renowned and fully accredited residential aged care facility.

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 Cheree Schneider, Executive Director of Clinical Services on (03) 5391 4222 or via email to cheree.schneider@wwhs.net.au

How to apply

If you wish to apply and be considered for this role, please submit the following required documents to Ms Cheree Schneider, Executive Director of Clinical Services, via email to careers@wwhs.net.au:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume, including three professional referees
  • Document addressing each 'Key Selection Criteria' clearly demonstrating your ability to meet the objectives of the role.

Applications close 5pm Monday 13 February 2023

Support Worker (TAC program), Part Time

If you’re passionate about improving the daily lives of people living with a disability in rural and remote communities...we want you!

West Wimmera Health Service’s community care team is seeking passionate support workers in a part time capacity.

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.

You will be supported not only by the other support workers and the Community Care team but also by the team of Managers and Executive Directors at West Wimmera Health Service.

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 0407 863 445 or via email to christine.mccallum@wwhs.net.au.

How to apply

If you wish to apply and be considered for this role, please submit the following required documents to Ms Alex Hall, Executive Director of Community Health, via email to careers@wwhs.net.au:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume, including three professional referees
  • Document addressing each 'Key Selection Criteria' clearly demonstrating your ability to meet the objectives of the role.

2021 West Wimmera Health Service Annual General Meeting