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Iona receives generous donation in memory of Shirley Rideout

04/04/2024

West Wimmera Health Service’s Iona Nursing Home received a heartfelt donation last week, in memory of the late Shirley Rideout, a cherished member of the Nhill and Kaniva communities who resided at the Iona Nursing Home.

Prior to her passing, Shirley expressed her desire to contribute to the enhancement of Iona's front garden area by donating a table that would complement the existing spanner chairs. Her wish has now been fulfilled through the kind gesture of Dianne and Graeme Meyer.

“We are deeply touched by the generosity of Dianne and Graeme Meyer in honouring Shirley's legacy in such a meaningful way,” Michelle Marra, Iona Nurse Unit Manager said.

"The addition of this beautiful table to our front garden area will not only enhance its visual appeal but also serve as a constant reminder of Shirley's dedication to our community."

West Wimmera Health Service will arrange for a plaque to be installed on the donated table, further commemorating the late Shirley Rideout.

“This plaque will serve as a lasting tribute, ensuring that Shirley's legacy and her commitment to making our community a better place are remembered by all who visit the Iona front garden,” Ritchie Dodds, CEO West Wimmera Health Service said.

“The newly donated table not only holds sentimental value but also serves as a symbol of unity and generosity within our community.

“On behalf of West Wimmera Health Service, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to Dianne and Graeme Meyer for their kindness and generosity. Shirley Rideout's memory will continue to inspire us all as we work together to create a vibrant and welcoming environment for everyone.”

Dedicated to the health of the community

12/03/2024

Seventy-nine West Wimmera Health Service employees have been recognised for their years of service at a recent awards ceremony.

The awards are a celebration of dedicated and loyalty, with each award recipient receiving a framed certificate from the Chief Executive Officer with their respective years of service noted – acknowledged in five-year increments, with some notching up more than 40 years of service.

“Some of these employees have spent a large part of their lives dedicated to their work within our Service, so this occasion is a momentous one, offering time for both reflection and celebration,” Ritchie Dodds, Chief Executive Officer, West Wimmera Health Service said.

“And for our Service to be the vehicle to enable that growth and commitment, it’s a privilege to be able to honour that.”

“I thank them again for their commitment to the Service, helping us to continue to provide excellent care and health support to people of all ages across our communities.”

Tracey Jarred and Yvonne Jones were among the award recipients, having been employed with the Service for 40 and 25 years respectively.


WWHS Tenders

Handyperson (with Trade), Full Time, Nhill or Kaniva or Rupanyup/Minyip/Murtoa

Do you have a trade qualification or significant experience in a maintenance/handyperson role & are wanting to broaden your scope or just looking for change? This is the role for you!

Our engineering and maintenance services play an integral role in the effective operation of our health services.

We are seeking a enthusiastic individual with a trade qualification, or significant experience to join our team in a full time capacity to assist with providing preventative maintenance to the Nhill Hospital, Iona Digby Harris Nursing Home, Mira, Dental Clinic, Cooinda facility and other sites when required. 

Work with a dynamic team of colleagues and enjoy a variety of tasks to your work day! 

 

Further information

For a full description of the role and the relevant skills and experience required, click the position description below:

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO APPLY, CLICK HERE

Important: In accordance with the Health Minister’s Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Order, all West Wimmera Health Service employees are required to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) for COVID-19 or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Furthermore, in accordance with the Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Act 2020, all employees are to receive an annual influenza vaccination or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Evidence of current immunisation history is required.


Employment Opportunities

Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses and Health Care Workers, Across sites, Full Time/Part Time/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.

 

Further information

For a full description of the role and the relevant skills and experience required, click the relevant position description below:

 

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Important: In accordance with the Health Minister’s Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Order, all West Wimmera Health Service employees are required to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) for COVID-19 or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Furthermore, in accordance with the Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Act 2020, all employees are to receive an annual influenza vaccination or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Evidence of current immunisation history is required.

Support Workers, Full Time, Part Time & Casual, Various Locations

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

Our Support Workers provide in-home and community-based supports which enable people to maintain and/or increase their independence.

 

Further information

For a full description of the role and the relevant skills and experience required, click the position description below:

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO APPLY, CLICK HERE

Important: In accordance with the Health Minister’s Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Order, all West Wimmera Health Service employees are required to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) for COVID-19 or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Furthermore, in accordance with the Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Act 2020, all employees are to receive an annual influenza vaccination or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Evidence of current immunisation history is required.

Support Worker (Kaniva TAC program), Part Time, Kaniva

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

We are seeking a Support Worker to join our TAC Program in Kaniva team in a part time capacity, who are passionate about customer care and excited by the opportunity to make a difference in remote and rural communities!

Our Support Workers provide in-home and community-based supports which enable people to maintain and/or increase their independence.

Our community is the heart of West Wimmera Health Service. We are committed to delivering the highest quality health services and ensuring our services meet the needs of our population.

 

Further information

For a full description of the role and the relevant skills and experience required, click the position description below:

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO APPLY, CLICK HERE

Important: In accordance with the Health Minister’s Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Order, all West Wimmera Health Service employees are required to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) for COVID-19 or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Furthermore, in accordance with the Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Act 2020, all employees are to receive an annual influenza vaccination or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Evidence of current immunisation history is required.

Early Parenting Practitioner, Part Time, Nhill

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 an Early Parenting Practitioner, in a part time capacity (8 hours per week), who is passionate about family-focused primary health care, and is excited by the opportunity to make a difference in remote and rural communities to assist in the establishment and maintenance of healthy parent-child relationships. 

 

Further information

For a full description of the role and the relevant skills and experience required, click the position description below:

 

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 19TH APRIL 2024

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO APPLY, CLICK HERE

Important: In accordance with the Health Minister’s Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Order, all West Wimmera Health Service employees are required to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) for COVID-19 or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Furthermore, in accordance with the Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Act 2020, all employees are to receive an annual influenza vaccination or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Evidence of current immunisation history is required.

Ward Clerk (Nhill Acute), Part Time, Nhill

Are you passionate about the provision of excellent customer service? We want you!

West Wimmera Health Service is seeking an enthusiastic individual who has fantastic customer service skills and a keen desire to join our friendly team.

The Ward Clerk will help run the acute ward smoothly, which means remaining calm and working efficiently even in emergencies, and provide general clerical duties of the Nhill Acute ward and other patient areas as required.

 

Further information

For a full description of the role and the relevant skills and experience required, click the relevant position description below:

 

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 19TH APRIL 2024

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO APPLY, CLICK HERE

Important: In accordance with the Health Minister’s Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Order, all West Wimmera Health Service employees are required to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) for COVID-19 or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Furthermore, in accordance with the Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Act 2020, all employees are to receive an annual influenza vaccination or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Evidence of current immunisation history is required.

Maternal and Child Health Nurse, Part Time, Jeparit

If you’re passionate about the provision of maternal and child health in rural areas...we want you!

We are seeking a part time (hours negotiable) Maternal and Child Health Nurse to join our team in Jeparit!

Our Maternal and Child Health Nurses provide pregnancy care locally, including liaison with obstetricians in continued care of the pregnant Mother.

Providing a family focus,the successful applicant will provide primary health care services to maximise the health and wellbeing of children aged 0-6 years!

This is a rewarding and diverse role! We are proud to be an inclusive organisation, offering a supportive workplace with an excellent education program providing ongoing learning and development. 

 

Further information

For a full description of the role and the relevant skills and experience required, click the position description below:

 

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 19TH APRIL 2024

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO APPLY, CLICK HERE

Important: In accordance with the Health Minister’s Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Order, all West Wimmera Health Service employees are required to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) for COVID-19 or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Furthermore, in accordance with the Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Act 2020, all employees are to receive an annual influenza vaccination or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Evidence of current immunisation history is required.

Rostering and Administration Assistant - Community Packages, Part Time, Nhill

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

Our community health team play an integral role in the successful operation of our health service across our nine sites, helping us to deliver quality healthcare to our customers and community.

We are seeking an enthusiastic Rostering and Adminsitration Assistant who enjoys working in a busy, diverse environment as part of a friendly team.

You will manage and maintain the Community Packages staff rostering system, provide clerical support to the Community Packages Manager and assist with other general administrative duties as required.

 

Further information

For a full description of the role and the relevant skills and experience required, click the position description below:

 

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 19TH APRIL 2024

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO APPLY, CLICK HERE

Important: In accordance with the Health Minister’s Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Order, all West Wimmera Health Service employees are required to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) for COVID-19 or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Furthermore, in accordance with the Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Act 2020, all employees are to receive an annual influenza vaccination or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Evidence of current immunisation history is required.

Anesthetic Nurse (Registered Nurse - Grade 2), Part Time or Casual, Nhill

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 Anesthetic Nurse (Registered Nurse - Grade 2) to join our team in a part time or casual capacity, based in Nhill, 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 education opportunites, encouraging and supporting you through further education and career endeavours!

 

Further information

For a full description of the role and the relevant skills and experience required, click the position description below:

 

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 30TH APRIL 2024

 

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Important: In accordance with the Health Minister’s Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Order, all West Wimmera Health Service employees are required to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) for COVID-19 or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Furthermore, in accordance with the Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Act 2020, all employees are to receive an annual influenza vaccination or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Evidence of current immunisation history is required.

Operating Theatre Nurse (Scout/Scrub Nurse), Part Time, Nhill

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 an Operating Theatre 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 education opportunites, encouraging and supporting you through further education and career endeavours!

 

Further information

For a full description of the role and the relevant skills and experience required, click the position description below:

 

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 30TH APRIL 2024

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO APPLY, CLICK HERE

Important: In accordance with the Health Minister’s Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Order, all West Wimmera Health Service employees are required to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) for COVID-19 or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Furthermore, in accordance with the Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Act 2020, all employees are to receive an annual influenza vaccination or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Evidence of current immunisation history is required.

Associate Nurse Unit Managers, Full Time or Part Time, Opportunities at Nhill, Jeparit, Kaniva, Natimuk, Rainbow, Rupanyup

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. 

Opportunities are available at the following locations: Nhill, Jeparit, Kaniva, Natimuk, Rainbow, Rupanyup!

 

Further information

For a full description of the role and the relevant skills and experience required, click the position description below:

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO APPLY, CLICK HERE

Important: In accordance with the Health Minister’s Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Order, all West Wimmera Health Service employees are required to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) for COVID-19 or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Furthermore, in accordance with the Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Act 2020, all employees are to receive an annual influenza vaccination or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Evidence of current immunisation history is required.

Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) Educator, Part Time, Nhill

If you’re passionate about the provision of childcare services in rural Victoria...we want you!

As an OSHC Educator you will be dedicated to empowering young children and have a passion for providing engaging experiences. Supported by the OSHC team, you will enhance positive relationships with children, families and the school community.

This is a rewarding and diverse role! Make a valuable difference with your caring and welcoming personality! 

 

Further information

For a full description of the role and the relevant skills and experience required, click the position description below:

 

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 26TH APRIL 2024

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO APPLY, CLICK HERE

Important: In accordance with the Health Minister’s Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Order, all West Wimmera Health Service employees are required to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) for COVID-19 or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Furthermore, in accordance with the Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Act 2020, all employees are to receive an annual influenza vaccination or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Evidence of current immunisation history is required.

Kiosk Assistant, Part Time, Nhill

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

Our Nhill Hospital Kiosk is an important part of our Service, creating exceptional café experiences to our customers and staff.

We are seeking a part time Kiosk Assistant who is eager to provide great customer service to our customers whilst curating an environment for our community to connect with one another and engage with us. 

Enjoy a varied and diverse role which offers the chance to be involved in all aspects of hospitality including front of house customer service.

 

Further information

For a full description of the role and the relevant skills and experience required, click the position description below:

 

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 19TH APRIL 2024

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO APPLY, CLICK HERE

Important: In accordance with the Health Minister’s Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Order, all West Wimmera Health Service employees are required to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) for COVID-19 or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Furthermore, in accordance with the Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Act 2020, all employees are to receive an annual influenza vaccination or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Evidence of current immunisation history is required.

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.

 

Further information

For a full description of the role and the relevant skills and experience required, click the position description below:

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO APPLY, CLICK HERE

Important: In accordance with the Health Minister’s Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Order, all West Wimmera Health Service employees are required to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) for COVID-19 or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Furthermore, in accordance with the Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Act 2020, all employees are to receive an annual influenza vaccination or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Evidence of current immunisation history is required.

Speech Pathologist (Grade 1 or Grade 2), Full Time, Part Time Negotiable, Nhill

Are you a Speech Pathologist looking for rewarding and meaningful employment?

We are seeking a Speech Pathologist to join us in Nhill in a full time or part time capacity, who is passionate about client care and excited by the opportunity to make a difference in rural communities!

Our Speech Pathology Department is a team of passionate professionals, striving to support our diverse range of clients across our nine locations and throughout our neighbouring regional communities.

We provide extensive clinical supervision as well as generous support to undertake professional development.

You will have the opportunity 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!

 

Further information

For a full description of the role and the relevant skills and experience required, click the position description below:

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO APPLY, CLICK HERE

Important: In accordance with the Health Minister’s Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Order, all West Wimmera Health Service employees are required to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) for COVID-19 or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Furthermore, in accordance with the Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Act 2020, all employees are to receive an annual influenza vaccination or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Evidence of current immunisation history is required.

Community Nurse, Casual Relief, Across all sites

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

We are seeking a Registered Nurse or Endorsed Enrolled Nurse in a casual capacity, who is passionate about customer care and excited by the opportunity to make a difference in remote and rural communities!

Our community is the heart of West Wimmera Health Service. We are committed to delivering the highest quality health services and ensuring our services meet the needs of our population.

 

Further information

For a full description of the role and the relevant skills and experience required, click the position description below:

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO APPLY, CLICK HERE

Important: In accordance with the Health Minister’s Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Order, all West Wimmera Health Service employees are required to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) for COVID-19 or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Furthermore, in accordance with the Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Act 2020, all employees are to receive an annual influenza vaccination or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Evidence of current immunisation history is required.

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

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.

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. 

Opportunities available at Goroke, Jeparit, Kaniva, Nhill, Rainbow and Rupanyup!

 

Further information

For a full description of the role and the relevant skills and experience required, click the position description below:

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO APPLY, CLICK HERE

Important: In accordance with the Health Minister’s Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Order, all West Wimmera Health Service employees are required to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) for COVID-19 or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Furthermore, in accordance with the Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Act 2020, all employees are to receive an annual influenza vaccination or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Evidence of current immunisation history is required.

Handyperson (no Trade), Full Time, Rupanyup/Minyip/Murtoa

Are you looking for a change or wanting to broaden your scope? This is the role for you! or

We are seeking individuals to join our Maintenance and Engineering team as a Handyperson (non trade) across our Rupanyup, Minyip and Murtoa sites!

  • No trade qualification required!
  • Bursary and training opportunities may be offered!

Work with a dynamic team of colleagues and enjoy a variety of tasks to your work day! 

 

Further information

For a full description of the role and the relevant skills and experience required, click the position description below:

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO APPLY, CLICK HERE

Important: In accordance with the Health Minister’s Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Order, all West Wimmera Health Service employees are required to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) for COVID-19 or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Furthermore, in accordance with the Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Act 2020, all employees are to receive an annual influenza vaccination or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Evidence of current immunisation history is required.

Handyperson (with Trade), Full Time, Nhill or Kaniva or Rupanyup/Minyip/Murtoa

Do you have a trade qualification or significant experience in a maintenance/handyperson role & are wanting to broaden your scope or just looking for change? This is the role for you!

Our engineering and maintenance services play an integral role in the effective operation of our health services.

We are seeking a enthusiastic individual with a trade qualification, or significant experience to join our team in a full time capacity to assist with providing preventative maintenance to the Nhill Hospital, Iona Digby Harris Nursing Home, Mira, Dental Clinic, Cooinda facility and other sites when required. 

Work with a dynamic team of colleagues and enjoy a variety of tasks to your work day! 

 

Further information

For a full description of the role and the relevant skills and experience required, click the position description below:

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO APPLY, CLICK HERE

Important: In accordance with the Health Minister’s Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Order, all West Wimmera Health Service employees are required to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) for COVID-19 or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Furthermore, in accordance with the Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Act 2020, all employees are to receive an annual influenza vaccination or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Evidence of current immunisation history is required.