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Men's Health Matters | Check In During Men's Health Week

12/06/2019

This Men’s Health Week, West Wimmera Health Service is encouraging all men in our community to check in on their health and check in with each other.

Men’s Health Week encourages men to make positive connections with their health professionals, family and friends in managing their health and wellbeing.

West Wimmera Health Service offers support and programs for a range of men’s health topics, including preventative health for men and those important health checks and screenings to get at different life stages; together with a variety of activity groups and services, including focusing on mental health, social connections, diabetes management and heart health.

The Service’s Chief Executive Officer, Ritchie Dodds gave his encouragement to all men in the community, “Men’s Health Week is a timely reminder for all of our male community members to take some time to check in on their health and with their mates. Men’s health matters and we have a team of people who are here to help.”

Men’s health is an important focus for our communities, with statistics showing that in many cases, men’s health outcomes are worse than their female counterparts are.

According to the Men’s Health Week information, men take their own lives at four times the rate of women. Right from the start of their lives, boys also suffer more illness and accidents than their female counterparts. Accidents, cancer and heart disease all account for the majority of male deaths.

So how can men ensure good health? By actively seeking medical help and advice on a regular basis, and by taking time to check in and talk about their health.

And a reminder that whatever your gender, it’s not too late to get the flu shot this year. 

For further information about men’s health matters, you can contact West Wimmera Health Service on 5391 4267.


Employment Opportunities

Scrub Nurse, Nhill Hospital Operating Room, Part Time

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

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

We are seeking a Scrub Nurse to join our team in a part time capacity, who is passionate about quality care and excited by the opportunity to make a difference to our patients' experience.

Enjoy a varied and diverse role working in our theatre services, 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_Scrub Nurse - Nhill Operating Room.

For all enquiries, please contact Michelle Borain, Nhill Hospital Operating Suite Director of Nursing on 5391 4222 or via email to michelle.borain@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 Operations, via email to careers@wwhs.net.au.

Applications close 5pm Monday 1 July 2019.

Exercise Physiologist, Full Time

If you’re passionate about Community Health...we want you!

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

We are seeking an Exercise Physiologist in a 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.

New graduates are encouraged to apply.

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_Exercise Physiologist.

For all enquiries, please contact Linda White, Executive Assistant on (03) 5391 4222 or via email to Linda.White@wwhs.net.au.

How to apply

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

Applications close 5pm Monday 24 June 2019.

Health Promotion Officer, Full Time

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. 

We’re seeking a Health Promotion Officer to join us in a full time capacity.

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

The aim of health promotion is to maintain and improve the health of populations and to reduce health inequities among population groups through the action areas articulated in the Ottawa Charter: building healthy public policy, creating supportive environments, strengthening community action, developing personal skills, and reorienting health services.

Health promotion is a key component of the services provided by West Wimmera Health Service, supported by dedicated primary prevention funding from the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services. As the major health service in the West Wimmera, we have a lead coordinating role to play in health promotion both within our communities, and through partnerships with other regional stakeholders. This is recognised in our Healthy Communities, Healthy Lives 2017/18-2021/22 Strategic Plan, which commits to “encouraging healthy lifestyles and improving awareness of health and risks, promoting prevention over treatment”. 

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_Health Promotion Officer.

For all enquiries, please contact Dorothy McLaren, Health Promotion Manager on 5391 4222 or via email to Dorothy.Mclaren@wwhs.net.au.

How to Apply

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

Applications close 5pm Monday 24 June 2019.   

Registered Nurse, Iona Digby Harris Nursing Home, Nhill, Full Time or Part Time

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

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

We are seeking a Registered Nurse to join our team at the Iona Digby Harris Nursing Home in a full time or part time capacity. If you are passionate about quality care and excited by the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our residents and their families, this could be the role for you.

Enjoy a diverse and rewarding role working in our aged care facility, 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_Registered Nurse.

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

How to Apply

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

Applications close 5pm Friday 28 June 2019.

Dentist (Level 3-4), Nhill, Full Time

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

Our dental 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.

We are seeking an experienced Dentist (Level 3-4) to join our ‘Wimmera Smiles’ clinic in a full time capacity.

Our ‘Wimmera Smiles’ dental clinic is a part of West Wimmera Health Service in rural Western Victoria. Our team provides oral health care at our main Nhill clinic, as well as via our mobile Dental Van, and at our other sites of Kaniva, Goroke and Rainbow located within our West Wimmera Health Service catchment.

We deliver quality care to both private and public patients within our communities. Our aim is to improve the oral health of all of our customers.

We take great pride and satisfaction in putting a smile on every patient’s face. If you share our passion for customer care and you’re excited by the opportunity to make a difference in remote and rural communities, this could be the role for you!

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_Dentist

View our Community and Allied Health Candidate Pack for further information about living and working in our West Wimmera Health Service catchment, click here > Candidate Information Pack_Allied Health_Dentist.

For all enquiries please contact Julie Woolcock, Dental Administration Co-ordinator, via phone (03) 5391 4266 or email julie.woolcock@wwhs.net.au.

How to apply

Applications addressing the key selection criteria, as contained in the position description, together with a resume nominating three professional referees, should be submitted to Alex Hall, Executive Director of Community Health, 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

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