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Rural Northwest Health provides responsive quality healthcare and community services by employing a skilled and committed team. We are an open and transparent organisation with a focus on teamwork. We value the voice of our team members and everyone at Rural Northwest Health makes a valuable contribution.

Culture and Facilities

Quality is at the heart of everything we do, we don’t rest on our laurels. Instead, we seek to always provide the highest quality care we can.

Across our three campuses we have a range of services including acute and urgent care, aged care residential living, various allied health professionals, radiology, and community outreach programs. Our Warracknabeal campus includes a fully equipped gym, x-ray and ultrasound machines, specialised treatment rooms, and modern team member amenities. Our Hopetoun campus features an aged care residential facility, beautifully manicured grounds, allied health treatment rooms, and an acute care wing and urgent care department. Our Beulah campus provides allied health treatment rooms, GP clinic, and day program facilities.

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Benefits

Working at RNH provides many benefits that extend beyond the usual salary packaging options and Employee Assistance Program. When joining the RNH team you’ll gain access to a vibrant and committed group who go out of their way to help others succeed. You’ll be exposed to a diverse range of rural health experiences as well as a flexible working environment with further education and leadership opportunities readily available.

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Professional Development

We are always considering how to improve what we do. We excel at responding as opportunities, challenges, and uncertainty arise. We are lifelong learners who aim to innovate, challenge our thinking, and try new things. We are committed to team member development including a progressive and broad range of professional education programs and various leadership opportunities.

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Embracing Diversity

At Rural Northwest Health, we embrace cultural diversity among our clients and staff and strive to create a welcoming environment for people from all walks of life. No matter your cultural background, ethnicity, physical ability, gender, sexual orientation, or religious beliefs, you can find a place of acceptance and belonging at any of our health campuses. We believe that diversity is strength, which is why we’re always keen to add members of diverse groups to our team. We are an equal opportunity employer and support the Gender Equality Action Plan.

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FISH principles

Through the FISH! principles, Rural Northwest Health team members build stronger relationships with fellow team members, the residents and clients we serve, and the community to empower and improve their health. The FISH! Principles include four simple, interconnected practices:

Choose Your Attitude

Means taking responsibility for how you respond to what life throws at you. Once you are aware that your choice impacts everyone around you, you can ask yourself, “Is my attitude helping my team or my clients? Is it helping me to be the person I want to be?”

Be There

Means being emotionally present for people. It’s a powerful message of respect that improves communication and strengthens relationships.

Play

Taps into your natural way of being creative, enthusiastic, and having fun. Play is the spirit that drives the curious mind, as in “Let’s play with that idea!” It’s a mindset you can bring to everything you do.

Make Their Day

Is finding simple ways to serve or delight people in a meaningful, memorable way. It’s about contributing to someone else’s life, not because you want something out of it, but because that’s the person you want to be.

Living in the Wimmera

Situated in western Victoria, the Wimmera Southern Mallee region is well known for its resilience, ‘can-do’ attitude, and relaxed way of life. Together with our beautiful natural assets, affordable housing, quality health care and education, and our strong community spirit, we really do have everything you need to thrive.

About the region

The population of the Wimmera Southern Mallee region is over 50,000. The main population centre is Horsham, with smaller populations residing in Warracknabeal, Hopetoun, Minyip, Murtoa, Nhill, Dimboola, Natimuk, Kaniva, Edenhope, Stawell, and St Arnaud. The Wimmera Southern Mallee region generally has a dry, hot climate in summer, with mild days and cool nights in winter.

Temperatures can be high during the day in summer, averaging around 30 degrees but sometimes reaching as high as 44 degrees. Generally, temperatures fall to under 10 degrees in the evening.

What's on offer

One of the great attractions of living in the Wimmera Southern Mallee region is the affordability and variety of housing. You can choose to live only a short walk from where you work, on a large lifestyle block on the edge of town or in your own rural dream.

Wimmera provides a range of education options from pre-school through to tertiary education. Kindergarten, childcare, and playgroups provide an opportunity for children to socialise before they reach school age. Four-year old kindergarten programs are available throughout the region and some locations also offer three-year old kindergarten. There are a range of government and independent schools with sizes and styles to suit all needs and abilities. These include primary, secondary, and P-12 schools with programs ranging from accelerated learning to additional or tailored support. Senior learning opportunities include VCE, VET, VCAL, and School Based Apprenticeships.

Residents of Wimmera Southern Mallee have access to quality health care services. Major towns have modern hospitals, as well as private medical practices and community health care centres. There is also a growing availability of complementary therapies.

Rural Lifestyle

Imagine your children or your pets running around in a large back yard. Imagine having room for a garden and a vegetable patch.

Importantly, imagine living only minutes away from your workplace, from schools and shops. Wimmera Southern Mallee residents have long enjoyed the benefits of a 5-minute commute to work. And those who live further away enjoy a beautifully scenic drive.

Participating in sport is a very popular activity in Wimmera Southern Mallee. Each community has a range of sports available, from football and netball through to tennis, cycling, volleyball, hockey, badminton, and running just to name a few.

Whether you are interested in group activities or solo adventures there is a lot to offer when it comes to getting out and active in the great outdoors. Bush walking, cycling, camping, fishing, and enjoying the many rivers and lakes are all within easy reach.

Your social calendar will never be empty with Wimmera Southern Mallee’s large selection of restaurants, productions, concerts, cinemas, and local festivals. The newly redeveloped Horsham Town Hall complex provides world-class performance, visual arts, and conferencing facilities and allows our community to enjoy the highest quality international, national, and locally-produced events.

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