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Clearance Sale - 2 and 3 December

West Wimmera Health Service is holding a Clearance Sale at 67-75 Nelson Street, Nhill for the sale of second hand items.

Catalogue of items for sale: Click Here

Date: 2 and 3 December
Where: 9am - 4pm

Proceeds from the sale will be put towards the Health Service’s current fundraising project for our new digital X-Ray equipment.

All reasonable offers will be reviewed as received – everything must go!

If you are interested in any of the items, please submit the completed bidding form. Submissions of offer can be made prior to the sale days via: virtualauctions@wwhs.net.au or in person on days of sale.


WWHS News

Jump on board our board! West Wimmera Health Service encourages community to consider joining board in 2022

West Wimmera Health Service is encouraging community members to consider joining its Board of Directors in 2022, with applications currently open until Monday 29 November 2021.

Applications for part time board positions on the Board of Directors of the health service are currently being invited by The Minister for Health, Martin Foley MP. Terms of office for these positions commence from 1 July 2022.

Board Directors collectively set the “big picture” strategic goals for the organisation, and set up systems to ensure the performance against these goals, including safety and quality of care, can be monitored.

Chief Executive Officer, Ritchie Dodds, encourages anyone with an interest in joining the Service’s Board to take the opportunity to apply.

“These positions provide an exciting opportunity for members of the public with relevant experience and qualifications to contribute to help shape healthcare delivery to the community,” shares Ritchie.
“Members of the Board are not responsible for managing the whole hospital and its day to day activities. Our Chief Executive Officer and Executive team do that; however, our Board Directors do work alongside our CEO to ensure our organisation is operating in a safe and effective way, and achieving the goals that our Board has set for our Service.”

Ritchie explains that the Board makes collective decisions, with each individual Director bringing a unique skillset. “There are a range of skills and experience that help to make up our Board of Directors, giving us a diverse representation of the communities that we serve.”

The range of desirable skills for the Board include audit and risk management; clinical or corporate governance; financial management and accounting; patient experience and consumer engagement; community services; executive management; and human resources management.

Ritchie elaborates, “If anyone in the community is keen to apply for a Board position, but possibly hesitating because they are uncertain about their skills or experience, please get in contact to talk to us. Some skillsets may require a formal qualification, however most people will find they have gained skills through their employment, personal experiences and participation in other boards and committees.”

Together with the Victorian Government, West Wimmera Health Service is committed to ensuring boards and committees broadly reflect the diversity of the Victorian community. We welcome applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all ages, people with disabilities, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse and intersex people.

West Wimmera Health Service’s Board of Directors meets on the last Monday of the month at 7.00 pm. Directors are also involved in various board subcommittees, including the Community Advisory, Executive, Finance & Audit, Project Control Group, and Quality & Safety Governance.

In recognition of the time commitment, Board Directors are remunerated in line with the Department of Health’s guidelines.

All members of the Board are supported in their role, including receiving training, by the health service, the Department of Health’s and Safer Care Victoria.

In closing, Ritchie comments, “Joining our Board of Directors is a wonderful opportunity for people to have a voice in the strategic direction of our Service and to make an important contribution to our communities using their experiences, skills and talents.”

People who would like further information on the positions, including how to apply, can visit www.wwhs.net.au/governance or contact Kate Pilgrim at kate.pilgrim@wwhs.net.au.

Applications for the Board positions close at midnight on Monday 29 November 2021.

 

Help reduce the spread of COVID-19

West Wimmera Health Service, in conjunction with the Grampians Public Health Unit confirms that there has been further COVID-19 exposure in the Nhill community. We continue to urge everyone to get vaccinated and get tested if you have any symptoms.

The affected people are isolating, and West Wimmera Health Service and local government are supporting them with required supplies during their isolation period.

West Wimmera Health Service, Hindmarsh Shire Council, and the Grampians Public Health Unit are working together to respond to local cases as they occur, and to support anyone with COVID-19.

Getting tested and getting vaccinated are key to protecting our community.

We encourage all in our community to remain vigilant to symptoms, and to continue COVIDsafe practices when out in the community, including checking in with QR codes.

Using QR codes greatly assists contact tracing teams when investigating cases, allowing them to get on top of cases quicker, and slow the spread of the virus sooner.

Anyone who lives in, works in, or has visited Nhill in the past fortnight, is urged to watch for the mildest of COVID-19 symptoms and get tested as soon as possible if symptoms develop.

“Please do your part and help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by maintaining a safe distance from others, wear a mask in public, especially indoors, and wash your hands often,” urges West Wimmera Health Service’s CEO, Ritchie Dodds.

The COVID-19 testing clinic at the Nhill Truck Exchange is open from 12 midday to 12 midnight daily.

COVID-19 is in our community, so please:
• Get tested if you are a close contact or if you have even the slightest of symptoms.
• Get vaccinated if you haven't done so.
• Get your booster if it's six months since your second dose.
• Be kind - COVID doesn't discriminate.

As we move toward living with COVID-19 in our communities, we will see an increase in cases. This is why it is so important for everyone aged 12+ to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

In many situations, new local cases will not be announced publicly. This is because the risk of transmission to the community has been managed by the tremendous work of the contact tracing teams, and those people directly affected. Contact tracers are usually able to identify all close contacts of a positive case.

We encourage everyone in our communities to follow the West Wimmera Health Service Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/westwimmerahealth) if you are on social media, as it is the timeliest way we can provide information to our communities.

The Department of Health will no longer publish new exposure sites. Instead, the Department of Health will use the new alert function in the Service Victoria app or direct SMS message to notify patrons of higher-risk venues where positive cases have been present – such as restaurants and gyms – and advise them to get tested.

Finally, we ask the community to continue to look out for each other during this time. We are a small community, and we need to be mindful that those with COVID-19 need support to understand what is required of them, and to recover safely. Any one of us could be in their position, as this virus is not selective – it is highly contagious.

Ritchie thanked all community members, the health service’s staff, and people from the Grampians Public Health Unit for their quick response during last week’s initial response to confirmation of COVID-19 in our community. “Thank you to those involved for getting on top of this quickly and getting tested. Your responsiveness enables us to ensure correct COVID-19 precautions are in place and to help stop the spread.”

There are people in our community who will be experiencing anxiety and distress. If you or someone you know is experiencing distress, please reach out to your GP, or call HeadtoHelp on 1800 595 212.

HeadtoHelp services have been scaling-up around Victoria to support Victorians' mental health and wellbeing, and they support Victorians of all ages. If your mental health is suffering because of the pandemic, call HeadtoHelp now on 1800 595 212.

Additionally, for 24-hour assistance phone Grampians Area Mental Health Service on 1300 247 647.

In an emergency please always call 000 in the first instance.

Community invited to West Wimmera Health Service’s virtual AGM

West Wimmera Health Service’s 2021 Annual General Meeting will be a virtual event, with all members of our communities invited to join the morning event via Zoom.

This year’s AGM will be hosted online on Tuesday 30 November at 10am, celebrating the highlights and achievements of the past 12 months, as well as looking towards the future.

People can attend the meeting by joining via the Zoom link:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/2106456123

A highlight of the meeting will be the opportunity to hear from guest speaker, Brigitte Muir OAM.

Brigitte Muir has had a life of adventure and achievement, from scaling the world’s highest peaks to gathering and telling the stories of local people from her chosen home in the Wimmera. The podcast interviewer and producer for the successful WWHS Farmer Wants a Healthy Life, will have the tables turned as she answers questions and muses on her life and on what creates health and wellbeing in a unique, interactive AGM presentation.

The AGM will also launch the Service’s 2020/21 Annual Report.

West Wimmera Health Service’s Chief Executive Officer, Ritchie Dodds encourages people to join the meeting, “As we ready ourselves to move into a new year, our annual meeting is an opportunity for us all to pause and reflect on what has been an interesting, challenging and also rewarding 12 months.”

“We are delighted to have Brigitte Muir sharing her experiences and insights in an interactive conversation,” adds Ritchie.

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

West Wimmera Health Service Enabling Greater Access for All With Telehealth Services

The growth of telehealth has allowed people to benefit from easier access to a range of specialists and health professionals. COVID-19, and the many restrictions that have come with the pandemic, has highlighted the importance of adapting the way we use technology to support people staying connected to their health and wellbeing.

West Wimmera Health Service is joining health services across Australia to spread the word about the many benefits of telehealth for consumers, enabling healthcare to be delivered close to home, with a reduced need for travel and accommodation costs, and less disruptions for families and work.


West Wimmera Health Service’s Acting Chief Executive Officer, Darren Welsh, reaffirmed the need for people to catch up and keep up with their health checks and visits.

Darren shared, “Maintaining healthcare during COVID-19 is crucial, but unfortunately there’s been a decline in the number of people accessing regular healthcare and check-ups due to the impact of restrictions.”

“Now is the time to catch up with your healthcare, and to make those appointments to speak with your healthcare professionals. The great news is that with telehealth people can readily access a range of health services and support, without the need to travel long distances that were once necessary,” he continued.

Darren has been thrilled to see the Service’s telehealth programs growing in the past 12 months in response to an increasing need and innovative initiatives. “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 allow people to save on the costs and time of travelling for such appointments.”

Telehealth appointments are offered on secure platforms, and with the support of West Wimmera Health Service’s team of staff to assist community members.

Darren explained, “We are proud to offer a range of telehealth services in partnership with organisations such as The Royal Flying Doctor Service, the Wimmera Southern Mallee By Five early years project, and our Grampians region health services.”

“Our staff are on hand to assist you to connect to these telehealth services, with many allowing the option to have your appointment either from the comfort of your own home, or at one of our facilities with the support of one of our healthcare professionals at your side.”

Telehealth with the Royal Flying Doctor Service
Earlier this year, West Wimmera Health Service expanded the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) telehealth services on 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.

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.

Early Years Specialist Telehealth
West Wimmera Health Service is proud to be a partner with ‘By Five – Wimmera Southern Mallee Early Years Project’ to play an active role in improving the health and wellbeing outcomes for children in our local communities by connecting specialist expertise with local health professionals via paediatric telehealth co-consultations.

The Services allied health clinicians and maternal and child health nurses work together with GPs, and education and family service providers across the Wimmera Southern Mallee region to ensure families have access to the right healthcare in their communities and can support children with a range of development and behavioural matters.

The early years partnership supports co-consultations with Royal Children’s Hospital Paediatricians Dr. Billy Garvey and Dr. Claire Nogic. Local health, education and social care providers facilitate appointments and help families navigate services for their child, without the need to travel to Melbourne.

How do I use Telehealth?
To start using any of our Telehealth services, or to find out more about how you can benefit from Telehealth, people can contact our reception or intake team on (03) 5391 4267, or by visiting one of our campuses to speak to someone in person.

West Wimmera Health Service Recommits to CoRE

West Wimmera Health Service has publicly declared its commitment to addressing gender inequality through recommitting to the Grampians CoRE (Communities of Respect and Equality) Aliance’s Strategy 2021-2025.

Darren Welsh, Acting Chief Executive Officer stated, “As a Health Service we work closely with victims of family violence. We are committed to working collaboratively with CoRE Alliance partners to build momentum, gain strength and share knowledge, resources and ideas to address the gender inequalities present in our communities.”

“The statistics for our communities highlight that family violence continues to be an significant issue and we will actively work towards increasing our ability to challenge sexism, discrimination and gender stereotypes.”

By signing the CoRE charter the Service affirms: 

  • We believe in a safe, equal and respectful society for everyone.
  • We believe that our communities can be better places to live, if we take action to promote change.
  • This means that violence against women is considered unacceptable by any standard or measure.
  • This means that the main driver of violence against women – gender inequality – will not exist.

CoRE is based on the belief that the reach and influence across society of its wide and diverse partnership will help to drive cultural change, reduce barriers to gender equality and re-frame cultural norms and acceptable behavior – important sites in preventing violence against women and children. 

The timing of the recommitment to the CoRE Commitment Charter aligns with work the Service is undertaking in accordance with the Gender Equality Act 2020 legislation being rolled out across the state.

The Service will work closely with Women’s Health Grampians to identify any internal gender inequalities, in our sector which is uniquely female dominated. 

Everyone has the right to feel safe in every environment. If you need crisis support for family violence, please contact Safe Steps – Family Violence Response Centre on 1800 015 188.

Successful Vaccination Clinics Help To Arm Our Communities Against COVID-19

Community members have come out in the hundreds this past fortnight to arm themselves against COVID-19 at the pop-up vaccination clinics held in Nhill, Kaniva and Goroke. 

The vaccination clinics were a partnership between West Wimmera Health Service (WWHS) and the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Victoria, initiated to create greater access to the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine for people aged under 60 years of age. 

RFDS worked with West Wimmera Health Service to hold the community clinics in Nhill, Kaniva and Goroke, where the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was administered to people aged 12 to 59 years of age. 

People were encouraged to roll up their sleeves to help protect themselves with a COVID-19 vaccination. The clinics also provided an opportunity for anyone who had questions about getting the vaccine to walk in for a talk with the trained immunisers. 

Vaccination is the most effective way to protect against infectious diseases. Vaccines strengthen your immune system by training it to recognise and fight against specific viruses. When you get vaccinated, you are protecting yourself and helping to protect the whole community. 

Darren Welsh, Acting Chief Executive Officer commented, “If you haven’t booked your appointment or are waiting for a particular vaccine – do not wait. The best vaccine is the vaccine you can get today.” 

“The Flying Doctor has a proud history in connecting people with health care, and that often involves partnering local health services to ensure that it meets the needs of the community,” says RFDS Victoria Chief Executive Scott Chapman.

“We know that WWHS does an incredible job, but these are obviously very challenging times across the health sector, so to be able to contribute our expertise in mobile care to make it easier for rural Victorians to receive a vital COVID vaccination is very important.” 

A second round of vaccination clinics will be held during October. Community members can stay up to date of these events by following West Wimmera Health Service’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/westwimmerahealth), and in the local media. 

West Wimmera Health Service is Proudly Accredited

The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS), Australia’s leading healthcare accreditation agency, has recognised the high quality care given to patients of West Wimmera Health Service by awarding its accreditation through the NSQHS Standards.

Darren Welsh, Acting Chief Executive Officer advised, “It is important to achieve accreditation as it confirms how a healthcare organisation provides safe and quality care to patients.”

“ACHS accreditation sends a clear message to the community that the Service, its management and staff, are committed to excellence in health care with a strong and continuous focus on safety and quality.”

“I would like to commend all staff involved, as well as the consumers for their contribution, not only during the assessment and evaluation process, but also for their support and commitment to quality through continuing dialogue and improvement initiatives.”

“The assessors noted that they were very impressed with the patient centred care approach that all staff demonstrated and how overwhelmingly evident it was that all staff work together to provide safe, quality care.”

“We are aware that both patients and consumers today demand high standards of healthcare and are pleased that West Wimmera Health Service has been recognised for meeting this expectation.”

Accreditation is used by healthcare organisations to continuously improve the quality of care they deliver to the community. Organisations must demonstrate during a three-year period how they have improved their services.

The ACHS is an independent, not-for-profit organisation, which has received international recognition for assessment and evaluation from the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) and accredits the majority of healthcare organisations in Australia. 


Employment Opportunities

Chef/Cook, Natimuk, Kaniva, Jeparit, Rainbow and Nhill

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 Chefs/Cooks to work at our Natimuk, Kaniva, Jeparit, Rainbow and Nhill campuses. We're looking for someone who is eager to prepare quality meals for our customers and assist with coordination and planning to provide a quality experience.

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

Maternal and Child Health Nurse, Full Time, Nhill

If you’re passionate about helping pregnant women, young children and parents in rural and remote communities…we want you!

We are seeking a passionate and qualified Maternal and Child Health Nurse in a full time, permanent capacity to cover the Hindmarsh Shire. Based at our Nhill campus you will regularly visits surrounding communities.

Joining our team, you will work closely with local GPs and Obstetricians and Yandilla Maternity Ward midwives in Horsham. Your role will incorporate delivering a Pregnancy Care Clinic and antenatal classes in addition to the usual Maternal and Child Health Services, Immunisations and parenting advice. This role also includes working with families involved in the Hindmarsh Day Stay program with Tweddle.

We are committed to providing a family focused, primary health care service to maximise the health and wellbeing of children aged 0-6 years. Consultations with families will promote and monitor health, growth, physical, emotional, social and cognitive development of pre-school children plus health screenings at key ages.

The Pregnancy Care Clinic provides locals with services in-between visits to their GPs/Obstetricians, filling the gaps and reducing the amount of travel to access vital services, making a real difference in the lives of growing families in our rural communities.

On receipt of birth notifications, you will make initial contact with families including undertaking domiciliary postnatal visits and arrange follow-up visits as necessary.

This is a very unique opportunity to work in this space in a health service with close access to assistance with infection control, immunisations and education. You will be supported not only by the nursing and allied health staff but also by the team of Managers and Executive Directors at West Wimmera Health Service.

Further Information

For all enquiries, please contact Mrs Alex Hall, Executive Director of Community Health on (03) 5391 4281 or email alex.hall@wwhs.net.au.

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

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 Mrs Alex Hall, Executive Director of Community Health, via email to careers@wwhs.net.au.

Applications close 5pm Monday 13 December 2021.

Registered Nurses & Enrolled Nurses, Full Time, Part Time or Casual

We're currently seeking full time and part time Registered and Enrolled Nurses. 

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.

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 1) 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 10 December 2021. 

Hospitality and Environmental Services Assistants, Part Time & Casual, Nhill, Kaniva, Natimuk, Rainbow & 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, Kaniva, Natimuk, Rainbow & Jeparit facilities. You will work alongside our professional catering team to prepare quality meals for our patients and residents as well as maintaining 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.

Director of Nursing, Full Time, Rainbow

For more information about this position please click here.

Occupational Therapist - Grade 1 or Grade 2, Full Time, Fixed Term (12 Months), 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 work in a full time capacity based in Nhill, who is passionate about customer care and excited by the opportunity to be hands on and make a difference in our rural communities. 

Further Information

Applicants should refer to the 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 Hannah Craig, Occupational Therapist, via phone (03) 53914267 or email hannah.craig@wwhs.net.au.

How to apply

A cover letter addressing the key selection criteria as contained 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.

Applications close 5pm Monday 13 December 2021.

Home Care Packages Care Co-ordinators, Full Time or Part Time, Nhill

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

We are looking for individuals to join our Home Care Packages Team in a full time or part time capacity. 

You must be passionate about customer care, eager to learn and excited by the opportunity to make a difference to the lives of older Australians and individuals who have complex care needs, living in our regional communities.

You will enjoy a varied and diverse role working collaboratively with our customers in the delivery of Case Management Packages to individuals who have complex care needs and who are at risk of premature or inappropriate residential care or whose quality of life is adversely affected by their disability.

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 Community Packages, via phone (03) 5363 0422 or email 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.

Applications close 5pm Monday 13 December 2021. 

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 in‐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.

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.

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.