COVID-19 Testing Clinic days of operation: Tuesday and Thursday.
By appointment only – bookings essential.
Phone (03)5431-0900 during business hours to make a booking
A limited number of appointments are available each day.
Your patience and understanding is appreciated as we are currently experiencing a high volume of appointments.
39 Hospital Street Heathcote VIC 3523
03 5431 0900

CAREERS

Heathcote Health advertisements can be viewed via Careers.Vic, SEEK and via local media outlets, including The McIvor Times and The Bendigo Advertiser.

Looking for a Tree change? Want to escape the city rat race? Looking for affordable housing? Haven’t got the work / life balance right?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Heathcote could be the place for you!

Heathcote is a small town of approximately 4000 people, situated 100km from Melbourne and 50km from Bendigo. Heathcote is famous for its food and wine culture, with the local Shiraz amongst the world’s best.

Heathcote Health is an integrated rural health service, providing a broad range of acute, aged care, primary health programs and home based services to Heathcote and surrounding districts.

The Victorian Sick Pay Guarantee

What is the Victorian Sick Pay Guarantee?

The Victorian Sick Pay Guarantee is an Australian-first initiative aimed at giving Victoria’s casual and contract workers the safetynet they need to take time off when they are sick or need to care for loved ones.

The Victorian Sick Pay Guarantee provides 38 hours a year of sick and carer’s pay at the national minimum wage to eligible casual and contract workers in certain jobs.

Casual and contract workers, including independent contractors and non-employing sole traders, in the following targeted jobs, are included in the first phase of the Guarantee:

  • Hospitality workers
  • Food trades and food preparation assistants
  • Supermarket workers
  • Retail and sales assistants
  • Aged care and disability workers
  • Cleaners and laundry workers
  • Security guards

In addition, workers must:

  • Not have access to paid sick and carer’s leave entitlements across any job
  • Be aged 15 years or older
  • Physically work in Victoria
  • Have the right to work in Australia
  • Work an average of 7.6 hours per week or more in at least one of the targeted occupations

Sign up at www.vic.gov.au/sickpayguarantee or on the Service Vic app
For more information phone: Sick Pay Guarantee hotline 1800 979 641

Sick Pay Guarantee Information brochure.

 

Positions Vacant

 

Associate Nurse Unit Manager – Residential Aged Care

Permanent Full Time or Part Time positions available
About Heathcote Health

Heathcote Health is an integrated rural health service, providing a broad range of acute, aged care, primary health programs and home-based services to Heathcote and surrounding districts.

This Role

Heathcote Health is inviting applications from Registered Nurses to fill ongoing full time or part time ANUM positions to work in our Residential Aged Care Unit. We are looking for nursing leaders to help lead and support the team in providing a high level of quality, safety and resident focus in all activities. Our Aged Care Unit consists of 12 High and 30 Low care beds.

Culture and Benefits

Located a short drive from Bendigo and Melbourne, Heathcote is a renowned centre for its regional food and wine culture. Combined with its spectacular landscapes, unique forests and historic sites, this rural community provides a rich and diverse culture for all to enjoy.

  • Free on-site parking is available to all staff and visitors
  • Salary Packaging/Salary Sacrificing
  • Fitness Passport is available to all staff members across Heathcote Health. You and your family can sign up to unlimited access to more than 120 gyms, pools and fitness facilities on your program!

Heathcote Health values diversity and encourages individuals from all cultures and backgrounds to apply.

Further information is available from Sam Harvey – Nurse Unit Manager on 5431 0931

Applications close Wednesday 24th August, 2022

Position descriptions and applications addressing the key selection criteria can be submitted on the Careers.Vic website:: https://jobs.careers.vic.gov.au/jobs/VG-1648356

All appointments are subject to a satisfactory police check and compliance with Heathcote Health vaccination policy.

 

Nurse Practitioner Candidate – Heathcote Health

Permanent Part Time – minimum 64 hours per fortnight
About Heathcote Health

Heathcote Health is an integrated rural health service, providing a broad range of acute, aged care, primary health programs and home-based services to Heathcote and surrounding districts.

This Role

Heathcote Health (HH) is looking to appoint a Nurse Practitioner Candidate (NPC) on a permanent part-time basis. This exciting position has scope to work across our organisation as well as targeting identified service gaps within the community. We are looking to work with your skillset in a small rural health service model that encompasses aged, community, acute and urgent care.

The NPC will provide high level clinical nursing expertise to patients across the services of HH. Practicing at an advanced level of nursing, the NPC will have an expanded scope of practice and an advanced degree of autonomy and clinical decision making. Working independently and collaboratively, the NPC will work primarily within the Acute ward and urgent care centre, with opportunity to practice across all services HH provides. The NPC will undertake comprehensive assessment of patients’ health status including their medical history and physical examination. The NPC will undertake clinical management of patients and initiate and interpret diagnostic pathology and radiology where required. In collaboration with other clinicians, the NPC will also initiate interventional therapies and medications. The NPC will accept accountability for your nursing practice, professional advice given, delegations of care made, and work to address inconsistencies between practice and policy.

The successful applicant will:

  • Provide high quality evidence based care within an advanced nursing framework
  • Provide high level of organisational nursing leadership
  • Actively lead and contribute to a culture of improving performance

“IMPORTANT: All staff employed in the healthcare sector are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 (unless a valid exemption applies). Evidence of Vaccination (or exemption) will be required to be provided prior to commencement.”

Culture and Benefits

Located a short drive from Bendigo and Melbourne, Heathcote is a renowned centre for its regional food and wine culture. Combined with its spectacular landscapes, unique forests and historic sites, this rural community provides a rich and diverse culture for all to enjoy.

  • Free on-site parking is available to all staff and visitors
  • Salary Packaging/Salary Sacrificing
  • Fitness Passport is available to all staff members across Heathcote Health. You and your family can sign up to unlimited access to more than 120 gyms, pools and fitness facilities on your program!

Heathcote Health is an inclusive employer and actively encourages and welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature-age people. We are committed to providing an environment that values diversity and supports employees to reach their full potential.

Further information is available from Gerry Canny, Director of Clinical Care or Simone O’Brien, Nurse Practitioner on 5431 0900

Applications close Wednesday 24th August, 2022

Position descriptions and applications addressing the key selection criteria can be submitted on the Careers.Vic website:: https://jobs.careers.vic.gov.au/jobs/VG-1648356

All appointments are subject to a satisfactory police check and compliance with Heathcote Health vaccination policy.

 

Casual pool – Nursing and Health Care Workers

Casual positions are available within the Aged Care and Community Service departments of Heathcote Health. Our busy health service has a  42-bed Aged Care facility and provides District Nursing services to the local community and surrounding district. We take pride in providing high quality care to patients and residents across all of these disciplines.
 
If you want to work in a dynamic and fulfilling team environment then this is the place for you! Send your application to us today.
 
 
 
 

Benefits of working at Heathcote Health

Receive a Discount on Private Health Insurance

Victorian public sector employees are entitled to receive a 12% discount on private health insurance from HCF. Anyone interested in acquiring private health insurance from HCF should visit their website www.hcf.com.au or call them on 131334 to take advantage of the discounted rate.

 

To discuss employment opportunities at Heathcote Health, including the possibility of casual positions, please contact the relevant department manager as detailed below:

Customer & Consumer Relations

Support Services

Sandy Whytcross
Customer & Consumer Relationship Manager
03 5431 0902

Acute & Community Services

Damian Holden
Acute & Community Services Nurse Unit Manager
03 5431 0936

Residential Aged Care

Sam Harvey
Residential Nurse Unit Manager
03 5431 0931