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X-Ray Marks the Spot!

West Wimmera Health Service (WWHS) is excited to announce our major equipment appeal for 2021 ‘X-ray marks the spot!’

Chief Executive Officer, Ritchie Dodds, said, “Our x-ray equipment has provided a good reliable service over the last decade but it is time to go digital.”

“Our radiology department provides a critical service to have a timely x-ray close to home. Our x-ray equipment is nearing the end of its recommended service life and needs to be updated. We want to go digital but we need your help!” said Ritchie.

Technology in 2021 has greatly enhanced the way x-rays can be accessed and read. Aside from being 20-30 times faster than the old system, the amount of radiation used by modern equipment to produce the image is significantly reduced, by around 50%. As a bonus, the image quality is also significantly enhanced.

“Our x-ray department sees over 2,200 x-ray patients of all ages, every year, so we are hoping the community will support this fundraising campaign” noted Ritchie.

WWHS gratefully received a bequest from a local resident of $25,000, which will be put towards the campaign, to support the $112,000 we need to raise to update our x-ray equipment.

All contributions over $2 are fully tax deductible and donors and amounts donated will be listed in the Service’s Annual Report unless donors advise of their wish to remain anonymous. Consenting donors will also be mentioned and thanked in relevant media once the campaign is finalised.

Please help West Wimmera Health Service keep our x-ray equipment on the map!

For more information about the campaign or to make a donation please visit www.wwhsdonate.net.au where you can make a donation online or by calling 53914222 for more details.

WWHS Goes Rainbow for IDAHOBIT

On Monday 17 May, staff across West Wimmera Health Service’s nine sites wore rainbow to
stand out against discrimination and share messages of support to the LGBTQIA+ community
for International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia & Transphobia (IDAHOBIT).

IDAHOBIT celebrates LGBTQIA+ people globally, and raises awareness for the work still
needed to combat discrimination. It is a day to activate, educate and change the world.
West Wimmera Health Service rallied together over morning tea events and went rainbow to
show support for the LGBTIQA+ community.

The health service was honoured to welcome guest speaker, Maddi Ostapiw, from Wimmera
Pride Project. Maddi shared a powerful virtual presentation with all of our staff. It was a
thought provoking and inspiring talk, which helped to shine a light on the discrimination and
isolation that members of the rainbow community often face.

A key message from Maddi’s presentation was the awareness that Homophobia, Biphobia,
Interphobia, and Transphobia can occur online, face to face and affect everyone by creating
spaces where people feel unsafe and like they can't be themselves. Sexuality and gender
identity or intersex status aren't always visible, so creating a culture where everyone feels safe,
even if there aren't any visible LGBTIQA+ people is even more important.

Staff resonated with Maddi's talk and a big takeaway was the importance of an ongoing
conversation about how we can learn and improve our understanding about the barriers that
members of the LQBTIQA+ community face when accessing healthcare services.

The Service’s CEO Ritchie Dodds said, “West Wimmera Health Service is committed to being
a safe space for all people to be able to feel welcomed and be themselves when accessing
any of our services.”

He continued, “We are undertaking the accreditation process to be officially recognised as a
Rainbow Tick organisation and we will continue to educate ourselves as allies of the rainbow
community.”

The Wimmera Pride Project is a volunteer organisation that supports the Wimmera LGBTIQA+
community and allies by providing knowledge, resources and education with a foundation of
inclusivity and safety. The group has launched a Safe Spaces campaign that aims to better
support local businesses and care services in providing workspaces free of judgment and
discrimination. People can find more information at the group’s Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/wimmeraprideproject/

'Farmer Wants A Healthy Life' Podcast Series Launched

A brand new podcast series ‘Farmer Wants a Healthy Life’ aimed at farming families and rural communities has been proudly launched by West Wimmera Health Service to glowing reviews from audiences.

An initiative of the Service’s Health Promotion team, the podcast was inspired by the desire to work with farmers, and people living in rural communities, to start a conversation about a variety of health and wellbeing issues. The idea for the podcast series came from community members.

The series is jam packed with stories from people who understand the farming life and have a story to tell. From new farmers and the old hands, rural community locals, doctors and more, there is a range of interesting conversations for people to soak up. The first eight episodes cover discussions surrounding depression and mental health tips, Ross River fever, prostate cancer, the successful Rural Outreach Program and much more.

At the podcast’s virtual launch, people were treated to a preview of an episode with exfootball player, John ‘Jumbo’ Sudholz, who shares his struggle with depression on returning to the farm after his AFL career. In a moving conversation, John talks candidly about the hard times he faced, and how he has learned to live with depression.

Hosted by well-known Wimmera identity, and mountain climber turned storyteller, Brigitte Muir OAM, the podcast series is full of heart. Featuring a variety of guests, from farming people sharing their stories to health professionals, genuine and open conversations are a hallmark of the podcast.

Speaking at the podcast launch, Brigitte shared, “I have ended up loving the people I talked to!”

The Service’s Health Promotion Manager, Dorothy McLaren added, “We want each of these episodes to be conversation starters.”

“The stories are about looking after you, whilst on the farm, and how the choices you make can change your life. Listeners get to hear from those that have done it, and we hope that this can be the start of a whole conversation for people to focus on their own health and wellbeing.”

Dorothy continued, “We also want to hear from you! Once you’ve listened to an episode, please jump onto our dedicated social pages to share how you live a healthy farming life, and any questions the series raises for you.”

“Farmer Wants a Healthy Life is about hearing stories and sharing your own. Listening and mulling over how to live a healthy farming life.”

A recent post shared in the podcast’s Facebook group congratulated the podcast creators on a fantastic initiative. The post commented, “My wife and I absolutely loved all these Podcasts. In fact my wife was moved to tears and we found all the guests incredibly likeable and informed. Brigitte comes across brilliantly, so warm and real.”

The podcast program was developed with the collaboration and support of representatives who formed a steering committee from:

  • Grain Producers Australia;
  • Grains Research & Development;
  • National Centre for Farmer Health
  • Nhill & District Young Farmers;
  • Rural Outreach Program;
  • uthern Mallee Landcare Network;
  • Victorian Farmers Federation; 
  • West Wimmera Health Service’s Allied Health Department; and
  • Wimmera Hearing Society.

You can listen to Farmer Wants a Healthy Life on Apple, Spotify or anywhere you listen to your podcasts.

Share your stories, experiences, thoughts and ideas on the podcast’s Facebook page @FarmerWantsaHealthyLifel or Twitter account @_FWAHL

New Day Stay Program Supporting Parents and Children

West Wimmera Health Service is proud to launch the Hindmarsh Day Stay program to offer parents and their children a safe and welcoming space to find support for any parenting issues they are currently facing.


West Wimmera Health Service has joined with Tweddle Child and Family Health Service to provide families across the Wimmera with the opportunity to work alongside trained Maternal and Child Health Nurses, looking at the whole daily cycle spent with their young children and provide practical strategies to empower parents and children to thrive when they are back in their own home.

West Wimmera Health Service’s Maternal and Child Health Nurse, Mandy Stephan, is thrilled to see the innovative program come to life after much research and work to develop it for the Wimmera region.

Mandy shared, “This program will provide much needed support for many families in the Wimmera.”

“There can be a great deal of overwhelm for people as they try to navigate raising their children, and it can feel very isolating at times. This new program is here to let parents know that they don’t have to do it alone.” she said.


The Hindmarsh Day Stay program offers the opportunity for practitioners to work alongside parents to provide practical strategies to empower parents to do the best they can.


Tweddle Chief Executive Officer Ms Jacquie O'Brien was excited about the new partnership. “The Hindmarsh Day Stay Program is about ensuring regional families get accessible, high quality support for their babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. We know that the new program will serve parents in the West Wimmera region well, and will help babies and their families to thrive in the crucial early months and years of life.”


Families arrive at the day stay centre early in the morning and stay the entire day to gain understanding, support and practical strategies to deal with parenting difficulties such as

  • Settling and sleep;
  • Breast or formula feeding; and
  • Nutrition.

Parents also have the opportunity to:

  • Talk to other parents experiencing similar challenges;
  • Understand your child’s development and behaviour; and
  • Discuss health and wellbeing issues.

Mr Ritchie Dodds, Chief Executive Officer, West Wimmera Health Service stated, “The first five years of a child’s life are the most important. The Hindmarsh Day Stay program will provide key services to support the infant-parent relationship.”


The program is currently offered at the Nhill Early Years Centre, with members of the Maternal and Child Health team. It is open to families from across the Wimmera. To get the support you need, or for any questions, please contact Mandy on 0429 911 287.

Honouring and Serving our Defence Members Past and Present

West Wimmera Health Service recognises the valued contribution that current and past members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) provide to our communities.

With the recent Anzac Day commemoratives, it has been timely that we as a community reflect on the incredible service of all our ADF personnel, our own personal connections to past and present serving members, and of those loved and lost. We recognise that these contributions continue all year round and simply not just on ANZAC day.

West Wimmera Health Service pays tribute to those who serve and have made incredible sacrifices to provide us with the quality of life we hold dear. Our health service has the privilege to employ past serving members.

Our health service is proud to provide care to Department of Veteran Affairs patients in our communities across our acute, surgical, residential aged care, home supports and district nursing services.

We encourage anyone who has questions about the variety of healthcare support that we can offer to Department of Veteran Affairs patients to speak with our intake team or district nurses by contacting us on 03 5491 4267.

Telehealth Partnership with Royal Flying Doctor Service Expanded

West Wimmera Health Service is excited to announce an expansion of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) telehealth services we offer, allowing people to have online appointments with a specialist from their local community.

The RFDS offers a range of medical specialities for communities, all of which are 100% bulk billed. This means that clients receive high quality specialist medical care for free in their local community.

Chief Executive Officer, Ritchie Dodds, is thrilled to see the telehealth program growing. “It is wonderful that we can now provide wider local access to a range of quality specialist medical services for our communities. It is even better that these are bulk-billed for patients, allowing people to save on the costs and time of travelling for such appointments.”

West Wimmera Health Service has successfully partnered with the RFDS for many years to offer endocrinology telehealth appointments through our Diabetes Education team. These digital appointments have saved patients countless hours of time, not to mention the cost, by enabling people to instead speak with an Endocrinologist online from a West Wimmera Health Service campus.

Ritchie shared, “The long-standing partnership between our Diabetes Educators and the Royal Flying Doctor Service has allowed many people to attend these specialist appointments close to home. Some patients have told us that without telehealth it would not have been possible for them to access the care they needed because travel was not a viable option for them.”

The expanded telehealth partnership now allows people in our communities to have free digital appointments with a:

  • Paediatrician
  • Cardiologist
  • Endocrinologist
  • Respiratory Physician
  • Psychiatrist
  • Geriatrician
  • Pain Specialist
  • Addiction Specialist

There are also some sub-specialties available, such as geriatric psychiatry.

To access the service people with need a referral from a GP.

Appointments can take place at any West Wimmera Health Service campus, where our trained team members can help to book the appointment and set up the technology in a private room. A member of our healthcare team can attend the appointment with you at your request.

It is also possible for telehealth appointments to be carried out from the comfort of you own home, with the initial help from our reception team to complete some paperwork.

You can ask members of our reception or intake team about how to book an appointment by calling (03) 5391 4267, or by visiting one of our campuses to speak to someone in person.

West Wimmera Health Service named Employer of the Year

West Wimmera Health Service was awarded SuniTAFE Employer of the Year for the Horsham Campus.
This award recognises an enterprise which has achieved excellence in the provision of ‘nationally
recognised training’ to its employees.

The Service believes in the importance of continuous professional development and education for all
staff members. West Wimmera Health Service was proud to have 11 employees complete their
Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management in 2020.

Ritchie Dodds, Chief Executive Officer said, “I extend my congratulations to allstaff that completed the
course, especially through a challenging period. Your reliance and determination has paid off.”

The Service would also like to recognise Leanne Yew, Social Worker, on being a finalist for the Student
of the Year Award (Diploma/Advanced Diploma).

Jessica Pilgrim, Education Officer said, “This award is presented to students for their outstanding achievements in the course of study. Well done Leanne on this tremendous achievement.”

“I look forward to seeing everyone apply their newfound knowledge and skills to their roles and
continue to provide high quality care to our communities,” commented Ritchie.

Ivy King Leave Generous Legacy to Kaniva Hospital

West Wimmera Health Service is grateful to have been the recipient of a generous donation from Kaniva local, Ivy King.

On Friday 4 June 2021, members of Ivy’s family gathered outside the Kaniva Hospital to present Mr Ritchie Dodds – Chief Executive Officer with a major bequest of $228,633. 

Mr Dodds stated, “We’re very grateful to receive this significant contribution to put towards the improvement of our Kaniva facilities. Ivy King contributed so much to so many good causes throughout her long life and it’s fitting that her legacy will live on through this bequest. And thank you to Ivy’s nephews Graeme and David King who initially raised the idea of a cheque presentation to bring Ivy’s family together to mark the occasion.”

A short ceremony was held to celebrate Ivy King’s generosity in life and her legacy to the Kaniva community she loved so much.

Ivy May King was born 100 years ago at the Kaniva Hospital into a very different world, where home-birth on the family farm at Lillimur had been the norm for her older brothers and sisters.  A year ago, after a week of gentle care, she died there, completing the cycle, the last of her generation of the family.

In life, Ivy treasured her community, both from what she gained from and gave to it.  Ivy was a generous contributor across organisations and charities during the first half of her life in Lillimur, and the second half in Kaniva.  Ivy chose to continue her generosity after death, leaving a part of her estate to causes and places she valued most.  

The largest of these was the Kaniva Hospital – a place where Ivy started and finished life; a place which cared for all in her immediate family at some time; a place which saved the life of one of her brothers when she was 18; and a place which, during her later years, organised trips which she and her friend and later sister-in-law, Coral, enjoyed so much.  

Ivy requested that the funds be utilised to support the establishment of a dementia friendly unit in Kaniva.  Alternatively, Ivy wished the funds to be used in the Nursing Home area of the Kaniva Campus.  

West Wimmera Health Service is working closely with the Kaniva Community Advisory Committee to progress funding support from the Department of Health, for redevelopment of Kaniva Hostel to be co-located with the Kaniva Nursing Home, to provide much needed dementia care facilities in Kaniva.


Employment Opportunities

Medical Imaging Technologist, Casual, Nhill

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

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

We provide medical imaging services for our patients and community Monday to Friday, offering general Xrays, Ultrasound and CT scans.

We are seeking a casual Medical Imaging Technologist to join our team at our Nhill campus, who is passionate about patient care, and excited by the opportunity to make a difference in remote and rural communities.

Enjoy 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 Peter Trenery, Chief Medical Imaging Technologist on (03) 5391 4241 or via email to pete.trenery@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 Cheree Schneider, Executive Director of Clinical Services, via email to careers@wwhs.net.au.

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.

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.

Catering and General Services Assistants, Casual, All Sites

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 or casual basis at our Natimuk aged care facility. 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 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 Friday 9 July 2021.

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 25 June 2021. 

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

If you’re passionate about dental health and would like the opportunity to work in a public setting with access to private practice rights...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.

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 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 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 4266 or email julie.woolcock@wwhs.net.au.

How to apply

Applications addressing the key selection criteria as detailed in the position description, 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.

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

Oral Health Therapist, Fixed Term, 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 4266 or email julie.woolcock@wwhs.net.au.

How to apply

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

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 & 3
  • a passport sized photo
  • contacts of two clinical referee's 
  • 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

Physiotherapist (Grade 1), 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 a Physiotherapist (Grade ) in a full time capacity for a fixed term, who is passionate about client care and excited by the opportunity to make a difference in rural communities. Applications from new graduates are welcome.

Our Physiotherapy 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 therapy services.  

Our rehabilitation centre has recently undergone extensive upgrades. We now boast a brand new hydrotherapy pool, rehabilitation space and strength and conditioning gym.

We're looking for people who share 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 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 25 June 2021.