Career and Professional Development
Health and Wellbeing
Employee Counselling Services
Reward and Recognition Programs
Comprehensive Orientation Program
Salary packaging is an Australian Taxation Office approved means of restructuring your income available to full time, part time and casual employees.
Salary Packaging enables you to nominate certain items such as mortgage, rent or credit card payments to be paid by your employer from your pre-tax income. By ‘packaging’ part of your salary you can potentially reduce the amount of tax that you pay and maximise your net salary.
You are entitled to salary package up to $9010 tax-free on items that normally attract Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT), provided that this does not exceed 80% of salary for full, part time and casual employees.
We offer employees the opportunity to balance their work and home lives through the provision of flexible working conditions. Many of our positions are for full time, part time, casual or even night shift work and there is the ability for flexible rostering in many areas.
Our generous leave provisions can also assist with achieving a work-life balance:
Accrued Days Off (ADO) - Most full time positions include a monthly day off.
Annual Leave – You are provided with an extended period of rest and recreation each year. Most positions attract a 4 – 5 week annual leave entitlement.
Purchased Leave (48/52) - is available for certain positions. By reducing your pay you can receive up to 4 weeks of additional annual leave.
Paid Parental Leave – After twelve months continuous service employees are entitled to paid parental leave.
Cumulative Personal (Sick) and Carers Leave - is payable on occasions of personal illness or for the purpose of caring for immediate family or household members.
Professional Development leave – eligible employees can apply for leave to attend conferences, seminars and workshops; undertake research or higher education.
Our many locations throughout the West and our close proximity to Melbourne CBD provide the opportunity to work close to home and easy access via a variety of transport options.
Click here for more information regarding parking and transport.
At Western Health we regard our people as a valuable asset and encourage employees to develop their full potential. We aim to provide clear pathways for development and opportunities for all of our employees.
Click here for details of the Professional and Career Development opportunities and initiatives available to Western Health employees.
We are committed to ensuring all employees have access to services and programs that promote a healthier environment and lifestyle:
Annual Immunization and Vaccination Program - This program involves formal influenza vaccination sessions at each hospital site as well as a mobile Influenza Vaccination Clinic which visits all clinical areas.
We are committed to ensuring all employees have access to services and programs that provide support and promote a healthy lifestyle.
This program provides care and support to any employee who requires assistance as a result of direct or indirect involvement in operational activities and community disasters.
This program provides care and support to any employee who requires assistance as a result of stress such that their work performance and / or wellness are being affected.
It is a free service for employees offering 1 – 3 appointment based counselling sessions, with follow up and referral for ongoing counselling where appropriate.
Western Health promotes the acknowledgement and recognition of employees through a range of formal award schemes including:
INSPIRE Awards - recognise employees and volunteers, individuals and teams, whose actions inspire others to live our values. Click here for more information.
Employee Service Awards – recognising the loyalty of long serving employees.
Occupational Health and Safety Awards - recognising good work and commitment in ensuring a safe working environment.
Best Care Awards - honour improvement programs or initiatives that reflect the Western Health vision for Best Care and patient centred care.
Your transition to Western Health and your new workplace will be made easier and more effective through our comprehensive orientation program.
Western Health provides both organisational and departmental orientation.
Organisational Orientation - Western Health conducts a mandatory half day (whole day for Nurses/Midwives) paid Organisational Orientation session for new employees.
Departmental Orientation - is provided by the Department Manager on commencement.
Online Orientation - all new employees are required to complete a mandatory online Orientation course through WeLearn. The course is delivered in an interactive format allowing new employees flexibility to complete the course at a convenient time and at their own pace. The online program will include a welcoming video by the Chief Executive, information about Western Health and an employment toolkit.
On-site car parking is available at Footscray Hospital, Sunshine Hospital and Sunbury Day Hospital and fees may be deducted through the payroll system for full time employees. Part time and casual employees pay as they go via a smart card system.
NB: Waitlists for access to car parking may apply.
Car parking is free at The Williamstown Hospital and Hazeldean Transition Care.
Western Health pays Superannuation on your behalf as prescribed by legislation. There are two superannuation funds for which you may elect to have your employer contributions paid into: First State (Formerly Health Super) or HESTA.
We are affiliated with three health insurance providers offering discounted private health insurance for our employees; Medibank, HCF and BUPA (formerly HBA).
Standard Income Protection Insurance and Standard Death and Total Permanent Disablement protection is provided through your superannuation fund. You have the option to increase your cover paid from your superannuation contributions.
We are affiliated with three Financial Service Providers offering a range of financial services and products for our employees; BankVic, ME bank and G & C Mutual Bank.