With around 660 employees, Castlemaine Health provides an extensive range of health services to the community of Castlemaine and the surrounding region. We offer employment in Nursing, Midwifery, Allied Health, Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, Health Information Services, Administration, Maintenance, Domestic and Food Services.
It is Castlemaine Health’s belief that a staffing group that reflects the diverse community it serves will provide better and more responsive services. Aboriginal public servants have already made a significant contribution to the Victorian community.
Castlemaine Health is committed to increasing employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. An Aboriginal Employment Plan has been developed to achieve this outcome. But we need to do more to make sure that Aboriginal people are better represented throughout our workforce. Central to Karreeta Yirramboi is Castlemaine’s objective to develop into a modern and inclusive workplace which values and respects Aboriginal people. Equally, Karreeta Yirramboi is strongly focused on establishing the right pathways for Aboriginal employees to enter and progress their careers in the public sector. This includes ensuring all Indigenous young people can participate in education and training in order to build the skills and knowledge needed for a successful career at Castlemaine Health.
Support and development
Career development is important to everyone. At Castlemaine Health, our Human Resources & Education and Development staff help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees and trainees manage their career progression and identify opportunities to develop skills through training and study.
Castlemaine Health offers a range of on-site accommodation for both staff and students completing hospital placements. Temporary accommodation is available in both housing accommodation and residential units all fully furnished to meet the needs of your stay with us.
The Cafeteria is open for all staff and visitors between the hours of 8:00am and 3:30pm, Monday to Friday and has an extensive range of hot and cold food. Vending machines with healthy snacks and tea and coffee making facilities are available for staff and visitors after hours.
Education and Training
Castlemaine Health is committed to providing ongoing education and training opportunities for all staff to assist in the provision of high quality patient and resident care. Training exists in a variety of formats including workshops, seminars, CD Rom, computer assisted learning and Internet based training activities are undertaken in a variety of settings either internally or at external locations. All staff are encouraged to participate in activities that will further their development.
Extensive Orientation Programs
At Castlemaine Health we understand that starting with a new organisation can be a very exciting yet daunting experience. Our extensive Orientation Program has been designed to ensure new employees feel comfortable and informed about the Health Services culture, policies and procedures.
Health and Wellbeing
Castlemaine Health values the health and well-being of all their staff and their families and are keen to provide assistance to any staff experiencing problems at work or at home. A number of services within the Health Service are available to provide assistance, including access to a Social Worker, Pastoral Care Office, Prevention of Bullying & Harassment Officers, Physiotherapy services, vaccination programs and other health services as required. Counselling Services are also available to all staff through an external support provider located in Bendigo.
Lifestyle and Environment
Located a short drive from Bendigo, Ballarat and Melbourne, Castlemaine is a renowned centre for regional arts and host of the biennial Castlemaine State Festival. Combined with a wide range of sporting clubs, unique ironbark forests and historic goldfields, this rural community provides a rich and diverse culture for all to enjoy.
Castlemaine Health has a NO LIFT Manual Handling Policy in place. Policies and standard operating procedures have been developed to assist and protect staff against injuries. All staff undergo ongoing education and training in appropriate use of lifting equipment.
Occupational Health and Safety
Castlemaine Health ensures the health and safety of all employees, residents and visitors is maintained by providing ongoing safety awareness programs and fire emergency procedures sessions to ensure that Castlemaine Health remains a safe place to work and to live.
Free on-site parking is available to all staff and visitors.
Salary Packaging/Salary Sacrificing
Castlemaine Health offers staff salary packaging and salary sacrificing options as a part of their pay package through Eziway. Salary packaging and sacrificing is an Australian Taxation Office approved method of remodelling salaries in order to maximise remuneration. It enables you to maximise your income by minimising the tax you pay, leaving you with more money in your pocket. You can salary package expenses such as:
- mortgage repayments
- personal loans
- credit card repayments
- portable devices
- car leasing
- venue hire
- remote living costs.
For more detailed information on salary packaging and salary sacrificing, contact our provider Eziway.
The Castlemaine Health Social Club brings staff from all areas of the hospital together in friendly and casual environment, with a variety of events and activities held throughout the year
Staff Health Club
The Staff Health Club is located on-site and is available to all staff at a heavily discounted price. Staff may have up to two additional associate members which can be given to family/partners/friends. The facility has a range of cardio, weights and boxing equipment, with every new member undertaking a fitness assessment and developing a personalised training program prepared by the Health Clubs Fitness Instructor.
Castlemaine Health aims to create and maintain a comfortable, professional image and promote a sense of professional pride to clients, patients, residents and visitors by dressing appropriately. Castlemaine Health employees are provided with a uniform which is available in a range of different styles for individual needs.
Moving to Castlemaine?
For further information about Castlemaine and the surrounding region please visit http://www.maldoncastlemaine.com.au/
Information on schools and other community events please visit http://www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/
Call our HR team on 03 5471 3492 or click here to send them a message