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Northeast Health Wangaratta (NHW) is the major health provider in the Central Hume region with an extensive range of acute, sub-acute, aged care and community services. Successful applicants will enjoy the benefits of competitive remuneration and full salary packaging benefits that are available to Victorian Public Health Sector employees.

NHW is an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to respecting and celebrating all forms of diversity and recognises the value of these unique identities within the community.

NHW encourages all people of diverse backgrounds to apply including but not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI), Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD), Sex, sexuality and gender diverse (LGBTQIA+) community and those living with a disability.

If you require support or assistance in applying for a position please direct enquiries to hr@nhw.org.au

Title: Registered Midwife
Position Type: Full/Part Time, Fixed Term
Hours: Various
Reference: #19179
Contact: Karen Oddie
Phone: 03 5722 5133

Northeast Health Wangaratta (NHW) is the major health provider in the Central Hume region with an extensive range of acute, sub-acute, aged care and community services.

NHW currently has positions available for Registered Grade 2 Midwives to join the team of professionals that contribute to our hospital’s excellent reputation.  

The Maternity Services Unit is a progressive unit that boasts modern birthing, postnatal and special care nursery facilities.  The ward is well supported through the Education Department of the hospital and is well regarded within the region as a resource for Midwifery practice.

The successful applicant’s will enjoy the benefits of competitive remuneration and full salary packaging benefits that are available to Victorian Public Health Sector employees.

Applying for the role:
• Enquiries can be made with Karen Oddie on (03) 5722 5133
• A PD for this role can be downloaded from the NHW website careers page
• Completed applications, addressing the selection criteria from the PD, should be emailed to careers@nhw.org.au

Position Description:
Registered Midwife.pdf

Northeast Health Wangaratta (NHW) is the major health provider in the Central Hume region with an extensive range of acute, sub-acute, aged care and community services.

NHW are seeking expressions of interest from Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists, Allied Health Assistants, Dietitians, Social Workers, Diabetes Educators, Continence Nurses & Care Coordinators who are keen to explore casual, temporary, weekend and/or ongoing opportunities for work at NHW.

Roles within our Allied Health & Ambulatory services division offer exciting clinical diversity across emergency, acute, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient and community funded streams. 

If you are dynamic, team orientated, innovative and committed to allied health and ambulatory services then we would love to hear from you.

For further information, or to obtain a copy of position descriptions for any of the positions available, please contact:

Physiotherapy: Brooke Winzer / Alison Gargan (03) 5722 5413
Occupational Therapy: Lisa Peters / Kane Fitzpatrick (03) 5722 5508
Speech Pathology & Allied Health Assistants: Courtney Ward-Jackson (03) 5722 5566
Social Work: Sandi Darlow (03) 5722 5113
Dietetics, Diabetes Education & Continence Nursing: Eleanor Capel (03) 5722 5179
Complex Care Service: Ruth Mulligan (03) 5722 5053

12 week fixed term contracts (longer by negotiation)
Travel and Accommodation included
Reference #2439

Calling all Midwives… come and experience the naturally beautiful scenery, heritage rich history and exceptional culinary delights of Wangaratta, on a 12 week contract with Northeast Health.

We are looking for experienced Midwives (minimum 3-5 years’ experience) to join our team.  Our maternity service has approximately 700 births a year and is a referral centre for the Alpine and Hume region.  We have four birth suites, six postnatal beds, an antenatal clinic, a level 3 Special Care Nursery, a 5 day a week lactation clinic and a Midwifery Group Practice catering for 140 births annually.

If you are looking for a new experience and if you love great wine, food, history and lush scenery, you will love living and working at Northeast Health Wangaratta!  Northeast Health Wangaratta are offering full travel and accommodation reimbursement for the duration of your contract.

All enquiries about this excellent opportunity can be made with Anna Dewan, Operational Director Surgical & Maternity Services on 03 5722 5079 or anna.dewan@nhw.org.au  

A copy of the Position Description can be found below:
PD - Registered Midwife

A recent CV and document addressing the selection criteria from the PD should be emailed to careers@nhw.org.au

In my spare time....

Title: Critical Care Registered Nurse 
Position Type: Full / Part Time position available
Reference: #2463
Contact: James Duncan
Phone: 03 5721 4596

Overview:
Northeast Health Wangaratta (NHW) is the major health provider in the Central Hume region with an extensive range of acute, sub-acute, aged care and community services.

We are seeking applications from Critical Care trained Registered Nurses to join our team.  We are looking for motivated and skilled Registered Nurses seeking to continue their career in a supportive and dynamic environment.  

This position will be part of an enthusiastic team providing innovative quality care to critically ill patients. To fulfil this role, the successful applicant must possess a current registration, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a desire to be involved in ongoing skills development and a commitment to achieving the hospital and ward’s strategic plan.

A postgraduate qualification in Critical Care is essential to apply for this position.

The successful applicants will enjoy the benefits of competitive remuneration and full salary packaging benefits that are available to Victorian Public Health Sector employees.

Applying for the role:

  • Enquiries can be made with James Duncan on (03) 5722 4596
  • A PD for this role can be downloaded from the NHW Careers website
  • Completed applications, addressing the selection criteria from the PD, should be emailed to careers@nhw.org.au
  • Applications close Sunday, 7 March 2021

Position Description:
CCU RN Position Description

Title: Visiting Medical Officer - Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Position Type: Fee-for-service, Visiting Medical Officer appointment, Co-operative working arrangements, assured hospital income
Reference: #246
Contact: Dr Amelia Bock
Phone: (03) 5722 5066

Overview:
Applications are invited for the position of Visiting Medical Officer – Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Northeast Health Wangaratta. This position will provide services to NHW for elective and emergency obstetrics and gynaecology and will share on-call cover with the four existing Obstetrician/Gynaecologists. There is also the opportunity to join a busy private gynaecology practice. The successful applicant will be required to relocate to Wangaratta.

Northeast Health Wangaratta is the major regional health service and specialist referral centre for northeast Victoria. It serves a population of approximately 90,000 and has over 19,000 inpatient episodes and 25,000 Emergency Department attendances a year, and approximately 700 deliveries. NHW provides a wide range of acute specialist medical and surgical services. An emergency department, critical care unit (ICU, HDU, CCU), obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics and specialised aged care, medical oncology services, community rehabilitation, and inpatient, community, aged and psycho-geriatric mental health services. 

The University of Melbourne’s Rural Clinical School has a node located in Wangaratta with medical students completing their clinical studies at NHW and additional medical students rotate from Melbourne teaching hospitals.

Wangaratta is surrounded by beautiful countryside, the Alps and wineries, with a host of recreational and lifestyle choices on offer. It has excellent schools and is just 45 minutes from Albury or two and a half hours freeway driving from Melbourne.

You must have Registration with the Medical Board of Australia and Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and appropriate experience. Specialist trainees approaching the end of their training are also encouraged to apply.

Please note that applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Applying for the role:

  • Requests for additional information may be sent in confidence Director of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dr Amelia Bock on (03) 5722 5066
  • A position description for this role can be downloaded below
  • Completed applications including CV, a letter of introduction outlining how your skills and experience meet the requirement of the key selection criteria outlined within the Position Description should be emailed to careers@nhw.org.au
  • Applications close Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Position Description:
PD - VMO Obstetrics Gynaecology

Title: Staff Specialist - Rehabilitation Physician
Position Type: Fractional Permanent Position Available
Reference: #2477
Contact: Paul Bates
Phone: 03 5722 5320

Overview:
Northeast Health Wangaratta (NHW) inpatient subacute services are focused around The Thomas Hogan Centre (THC) which provides specialist rehabilitation, geriatric evaluation management and accommodates some acute medical beds.  

THC supports people to achieve their independence through specific and extensive therapy programs.  Staff work with patients and their families to ensure the therapy provided is suitable for their needs and enhances recovery so that they can return home as soon as possible.  Annually, around 700 patients are treated in the THC. The THC bed profile includes 12 dedicated beds GEM, 11 Rehabilitation and 6 general medical.

Planning for subacute services is currently underway with the future service aiming to provide expanded ambulatory services including outreach inpatient rehabilitation services, new specialist clinics and expanded roles of specialist medical staff in outpatient and ambulatory services.

The Staff Specialist Rehabilitation Physician delivers safe, evidence based person centred care to a defined group of patients and clients within their scope of practice. They also act in a supervisory and mentoring capacity for Registrars, Hospital Medical Officers (HMOs) and medical students and their allocated patients.

The Staff Specialist Rehabilitation Physician provides supervision for management of medical treatments to patients, allowing achievements of goals consistent with their improvement in functional independence and discharge to the community, and works collaboratively with all members of the healthcare team.

Please note that applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

The successful applicant will enjoy the benefits of competitive remuneration and full salary packaging benefits that are available to Victorian Public Health Sector employees.

Applying for the role:

  • Enquiries can be made with Paul Bates on 03 5722 5320
  • A position description for this role can be downloaded from the NHW careers website
  • Completed applications, addressing the selection criteria, should be emailed to careers@nhw.org.au
  • Applications close Monday, 8 March 2021 

Position Description:
PD Staff Specialist Rehabilitation

Title: Associate Nurse Unit Manager - Critical Care Unit
Position Type: Part Time
Hours: 64 hours per fortnight
Reference: #2480
Contact: James Duncan
Phone: 03 5721 5064

Overview:
Northeast Health Wangaratta (NHW) is the major health provider in the Central Hume region with an extensive range of acute, sub-acute, aged care and community services.

NHW is seeking applications from experienced Registered Nurses to apply for the position of Associate Nurse Unit Manager (ANUM) in our Critical Care Unit (CCU). The successful applicants will require current registration, a post graduate certificate in Critical Care, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work within a team to provide quality care to our patients. 

This position provides an opportunity to gain leadership skills and experience by leading a dynamic group of nurses who engage in multidisciplinary care with the Medical and Allied Health team members in the Unit.

The successful applicant will enjoy the benefits of competitive remuneration and full salary packaging benefits that are available to Victorian Public Health Sector employees.

Applying for the role:

  • Enquiries can be made with James Duncan on (03) 5722 5064
  • A PD for this role can be downloaded below
  • Completed applications, addressing the selection criteria from the PD, should be emailed to careers@nhw.org.au
  • Applications close Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Position Description:
PD - ANUM CCU

Title: Cleaner / Orderly
Position Type: Part Time
Hours: 2x 40 hours per fortnight positions available
Reference: #2481
Contact: Peter Edwards
Phone: 03 5722 5318

Overview:
Northeast Health Wangaratta (NHW) is the major health provider in the Central Hume region with an extensive range of acute, sub-acute, aged care and community services.

NHW has two Cleaner / Orderly positions available in join their busy Environmental Services Team.  The Cleaner / Orderly is responsible for effective and efficient cleaning throughout NHW, including staff and public areas.  These positions also assist with safe transport of patients throughout the hospital.

NHW are seeking people with previous hospital cleaning experience, with the availability to work across all shifts and over a seven day rotating roster.

The successful applicants will enjoy the benefits of competitive remuneration and full salary packaging benefits that are available to Victorian Public Health Sector employees.

Applying for the role:

  • Enquiries can be made with Peter Edwards on (03) 5722 5318
  • A PD for this role can be downloaded below
  • Completed applications, addressing the selection criteria from the PD, should be emailed to careers@nhw.org.au
  • Applications close Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Position Description:
PD - Cleaner Orderly

Title: Administration Assistant - Emergency Department 
Position Type: Part Time
Hours: 56 hours per fortnight (plus casual positions also available)
Reference: #2484
Contact: Helen Howell
Phone: 03 5722 5162

Overview:
Northeast Health Wangaratta (NHW) is the major health provider in the Central Hume region with an extensive range of acute, sub-acute, aged care and community services.

NHW are looking for an Administration Assistant with sound clerical and computer skills, excellent interpersonal skills and who has the ability to work independently in a busy environment to join our Emergency Department.  The role incorporates data collection, entry and submission to the Department of Health and Human Services with sound knowledge of a variety of computer programs. 

The successful applicants must be competent in clinical and administrative settings and also be familiar with medical terminology and privacy principles. The ability to work as a team member is required.

Applicants will need to be able to work across a seven day rotating roster with the ability to work across all shifts including weekends and public holidays. 

The successful applicant will enjoy the benefits of competitive remuneration and full salary packaging benefits that are available to Victorian Public Health Sector employees.

Applying for the role:

  • Enquiries can be made with Helen Howell on (03) 5722 5162
  • A PD for this role can be downloaded below
  • Completed applications, addressing the selection criteria from the PD, should be emailed to  careers@nhw.org.au
  • Applications close Sunday, 28 February 2021

Position Description:
PD - ED Admin

Title: Nurse Unit Manager - Critical Care Unit
Position Type: Full Time
Reference: #2486
Contact: Anna Dewan
Phone: 03 5722 5109

Overview:
Looking for a tree change?   The North East Victorian lifestyle might be just what you’re looking for!  It is the centre of world-class food and wine venues, excellent cycling tracks and river walks with easy access to the snowfields.   The area is home to excellent public and private schools and is only 2.5 hours on a major freeway from Melbourne.

It is also home to Northeast Health Wangaratta (NHW), a busy sub-regional health service that is the major referral facility for the greater part of North East Victoria.

NHW are about to embark on a very exciting redevelopment which will include updating the current 8 bed Critical Care Unit to a 12 bed unit and are seeking to recruit a Nurse Unit Manager (NUM).  The NUM of the Critical Care Unit also manages the Dialysis Unit.

As the NUM, and a senior member of the Nursing Division of NHW, you will have direct operational responsibility for the provision of high quality and safe inpatient and outpatient services through leadership, coaching, team building, change management and effective human and financial resource management.

To be eligible for this role you will hold current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and have a minimum of five years post registration experience in acute / critical care services. You will also be able to demonstrate strong leadership and management skills as well as highly developed communication / interpersonal, negotiation and conflict resolution skills.

A post graduate certificate in Critical Care is essential for this role.

The successful applicant will enjoy the benefits of competitive remuneration and full salary packaging benefits that are available to Victorian Public Health Sector employees.

Applying for the role:

  • Enquiries can be made with Anna Dewan on (03) 5722 5109
  • A PD for this role can be downloaded below
  • Completed applications, addressing the selection criteria from the PD, should be emailed to careers@nhw.org.au
  • Applications close Sunday, 28 February 2021

Position Description:
Position Description - Nurse Unit Manager

Title: Clinical Pharmacist (Grade 1)
Position Type: Full Time
Reference: #2488
Contact: David Ford
Phone: 03 5722 5324

Overview:
Northeast Health Wangaratta (NHW) has an opportunity for a friendly, caring and efficient pharmacist to join our dynamic and innovative team, as a full-time Grade 1 Pharmacist.

NHW is a regional referral public hospital located in the Central Hume region of northeast Victoria, and provides an extensive range of acute, sub-acute, aged care and community services, for patients at all stages of their life. The pharmacy has recently been accredited as an SHPA Residency site, and is committed to developing early career pharmacists.

The successful candidate will be well supported by colleagues and pharmacy technicians, to provide dispensing, distribution and clinical pharmacy services to all inpatient areas of our hospital, as part of our clinical pharmacy program. On completing each of the scheduled clinical rotations over a 2-year period, you will have gained broad experience in a variety of clinical practice settings including Critical Care, Surgical (Orthopaedic & General), Perioperative, Emergency, General Medicine, Paediatrics, Geriatrics, Rehabilitation, Mental Health, Day Oncology, HITH, RITH, Pre-Admission Clinic and Palliative Care.

You will also provide education to colleagues, other health professionals and patients, supervise intern pharmacists and pharmacy students, contribute to medication safety and antimicrobial stewardship activities, as well as quality improvement activities and research. After a suitable period of orientation, you will participate in the weekend/on call roster.

The successful applicant will enjoy the benefits of competitive remuneration and full salary packaging benefits that are available to Victorian Public Health Sector employees.

Applying for the role:

  • Enquiries can be made with David Ford on (03) 5722 5324 or david.ford@nhw.org.au
  • A PD for this role can be downloaded below
  • Completed applications, addressing the selection criteria from the PD, should be emailed to careers@nhw.org.au
  • Applications close on Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Position Description:
PD - Clinical Pharmacist

Title: Palliative Care Nurse - Community Nursing (Grade 3B / 4A)
Position Type: Part Time, Fixed Term to 12 February 2022
Hours: 32 hours per fortnight
Reference: #2490
Contact: Jodie Finlayson
Phone: 03 5722 5348

Overview:
Northeast Health Wangaratta (NHW) is the major health provider in the Central Hume region with an extensive range of acute, sub-acute, aged care and community services.

Applications are sought from experienced Registered Nurses for the Northeast Health Wangaratta Community Palliative Care Service. The Palliative Care Clinical Nurse functions autonomously and collaboratively to provide a comprehensive holistic clinical assessment and implementation of a care plan based upon a client’s health status; support, guidance and mentoring of the clients care team; and promotion of access to the local Community Palliative Care Service where appropriate.  

The Northeast Health Palliative Care Service operates 7 days a week within NHW Community Nursing Services working closely with clients, families and Primary Health Providers within the Rural City of Wangaratta and Alpine Shire.  The Northeast Health Wangaratta Palliative Care specialist service works within a multidisciplinary framework to provide care for people of all ages, at any stage of a life limiting illness, with the treatment aim of comfort care and quality of life.  

The successful applicant will enjoy the benefits of competitive remuneration and full salary packaging benefits that are available to Victorian Public Health Sector employees.

Applying for the role:

  • Enquiries can be made with Jodie Finlayson on (03) 5722 5348
  • A PD for this role can be downloaded below
  • Completed applications, addressing the selection criteria from the PD, should be emailed to careers@nhw.org.au
  • Applications close Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Position Description:
PD - Palliative Care CNS

Title: Intensivist VMO - Critical Care Unit
Position Type: Full Time
Reference: #2423
Contact: Paul Bates
Phone: 03 5722 5320

Overview:
Northeast Health Wangaratta (NHW) is the major health provider in the Central Hume region with an extensive range of acute, sub-acute, aged care and community services.

The Intensivist VMO is expected to provide high level Intensive Care Services within the approved scope of clinical practice as part of the Intensive Care team at Northeast Health Wangaratta. It is expected that the Intensive Care Specialist is able to provide routine specialist Intensive Care services and cover “on call” after hours.

This is a Senior Medical position and carries with it the professional responsibilities of clinical leadership, teaching and training as well as administrative requirements.  Together with the Director of the Unit, the Intensivist VMO provides Clinical leadership over the delivery of the Service in partnership with the Nurse Unit Manager (NUM) to ensure optimal outcomes to patients presenting to the Intensive Care Unit.

As a member of the NHW’s Clinical Governance the Intensivist VMO will contribute to the overall strategic planning and improvement of the quality of clinical care and service delivery provided to NHW consumers.  This position amongst others is responsible for promoting NHW as a quality sub-regional health service provider.

The successful applicant’s will enjoy the benefits of competitive remuneration.

Please note: direct applications only, no agencies please.

Applying for the role:

  • Enquiries can be made with Paul Bates on 03 5722 5320
  • A PD for this role can be downloaded below
  • Completed applications, addressing the selection criteria from the PD, should be emailed to careers@nhw.org.au
  • Applications close Sunday, 14 March 2021

Position Description:
PD - Intensivist VMO

Title: Clinical Nurse Educator 
Position Type: Part Time, Fixed Term to February 2022
Hours: 48 hours per fortnight
Reference: #2491
Contact: Jacqui Verdon
Phone: 03 5722 5149

Overview:
Northeast Health Wangaratta (NHW) is the major health provider in the Central Hume region with an extensive range of acute, sub-acute, aged care and community services.

We are seeking an experienced and passionate registered nurse for the role of Clinical Educator to support and facilitate education and training for staff in line with the learning and develop priorities identified by the health service, including leadership and supervision.     

The role is located within the dynamic and creative interprofessional Education and Research Team who work collaboratively to develop and facilitate learning and development initiatives across the organisation.      

The successful applicant will enjoy the benefits of competitive remuneration and full salary packaging benefits that are available to Victorian Public Health Sector employees.

Applying for the role:

  • Enquiries can be made with Jacqui Verdon on (03) 5722 5149 or jacqui.verdon@nhw.org.au 
  • A PD for this role can be downloaded below
  • Completed applications, addressing the selection criteria in the PD, should be emailed to careers@nhw.org.au
  • Applications close Monday, 8 March 2021 – interviews will be conducted soon after

Position Description:
PD - Clinical Nurse Educator

Title: Instrument Technician 
Position Type: Part Time + Casual Backfill
Hours: 48 hours per fortnight
Reference: #2493
Contact: Lois Foley
Phone: 03 5722 5327

Overview:
Northeast Health Wangaratta (NHW) is the major health provider in the Central Hume region with an extensive range of acute, sub-acute, aged care and community services.

NHW is seeking a motivated individual to work in our Sterilising Department.  In this role you will take responsibility for the decontamination, packaging and sterilisation of reusable medical devices and equipment for the operating suite and other customers of Northeast Health Wangaratta in accordance with AS/NZS 4187 standards.  This service operates 7 days a week, including public holidays. 

This position offers the successful applicant the opportunity to work within a team environment and extend their skills within this field and further develop their career options.

The successful applicant will enjoy the benefits of competitive remuneration and full salary packaging benefits that are available to Victorian Public Health Sector employees.

Applying for the role:

  • Enquiries can be made with Lois Foley on (03) 5722 5327
  • A PD for this role can be downloaded from the NHW website careers page
  • Completed applications, addressing the selection criteria from the PD, should be emailed to careers@nhw.org.au
  • Applications close Thursday, 4 March 2021

Position Description:
PD - Instrument Technician

How to apply

Writing a good job application gives you the opportunity to show why you believe you are the best person for the job and how your knowledge, skills and experience meet the key selection criteria. Read the position description carefully as this will help you to address the key selection criteria when you prepare your application.
You must apply for each job separately.

Checklist

When you are putting together your job application, remember to include:

  • a letter of introduction addressing the key selection criteria – include your full name, address and contact details, the job title and the job number listed in the advertisement
  • a copy of your current Curriculum Vitae (CV) – include all your qualifications, and professional affiliations, a full employment history, and the names and contact details of at least 3 current/recent professional referees
  • certified copies of your qualifications and any additional supporting documentation – include your current driver’s licence, if required
  • a completed and signed Northeast Health Wangaratta ‘Application for Employment’ form.

Successful applicants will require a police record check and a Working with Children Check for pre-employment safety screening purposes.

How to submit your application

Your job application must be submitted by 5.00 pm on the closing date listed in the advertisement.

Medical Officer applications must be emailed to medicalworkforce@nhw.org.au

All other job applications should be emailed to careers@nhw.org.au

or

Hand delivery: Human Resources Department, Northeast Health Wangaratta, Green Street, Wangaratta, 3677

Post: Human Resources Department, Northeast Health Wangaratta PO BOX 386, Wangaratta, 3676

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