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What We Offer

Peninsula Health can provide you with exciting and challenging roles in all areas of nursing, from tertiary to community, and in many different locations throughout our catchment area.

Benefits of Nursing at Peninsula Health

Our comprehensive employment options and benefits will provide you with the resources and support your need to succeed, as well as an intensive education program to assist you with your development.

Employment Structures

There is a choice of Full-time, Part-time, Pool or Casual nursing positions available.

  • Flexibility
  • Permanent or Temporary contract with shift penalties (wherever applicable shifts worked)
  • Access to accrued days off

Nurse Pool

Nurse Pool provides the opportunity to combine lifestyle with career. It provides you with the opportunity to work throughout the health service with an aim to become a permanent part of a team within Peninsula Health. Nurse Pool hours are permanent hours (i.e. guaranteed shifts).

For further information please contact the Workforce Bureau on 9784 7202 or bureau@phcn.vic.gov.au

Nurse Bank (Casual)

  • 25% loading + shift penalties
  • Choice of shifts (where shifts available)
  • Access to excellent educational opportunities
  • Paid two days orientation upon commencement

Remuneration for Full-time and Part-time staff

  • Paid induction and supernumerary time on ward / department
  • Paid annual leave, public holidays & accrued ADO’s if working Full Time
  • Fortnightly pay
  • Paid sick leave
  • Minimum of two paid study days per year
  • Accrued long service leave (3 months paid leave after 10 years service)
  • Purchased leave (see award conditions)

Other Benefits

Salary Packaging

One of the many advantages of working for Peninsula Health is Salary Packaging options. Salary packaging is a method of maximising an employee’s net salary by directing some of their pre-tax salary to pay for certain benefit items, such as rent, personal loan or mortgage.

Parking

Peninsula Health provides on-site, low cost parking facilities at all sites. Parking fees can be automatically deducted from your fortnightly salary.

Continuing Education & Development Unit (CEDU)

CEDU provides quality education for all nursing staff across Peninsula Health. An extensive range of short courses and study days are available. The Department also supports individual wards in conducting ward-based in-service sessions. General and specialist Nurse Educators are available to provide clinical support in all areas.

Uniforms

Uniforms are supplied by Peninsula Health to all permanent employees. Casuals have the option to purchase the Peninsula Health uniform.

Library

The Peninsula Health Library Service is an information service available to all Peninsula Health Staff.

Services include:

  • Books, journals, audio-cassettes, videos for loan
  • Journal article copy request service
  • Literature searches
  • References enquiries

The Library is located at Frankston Hospital.

Staff Health

The term Staff Health incorporates infection control policies, immunization and management of blood and body substance exposures. The Staff Health Nurse is an accredited nurse immunizer and able to offer staff immunizations such as Influenza, Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps and Rubella.

Monash Fitness Centre Memberships

Peninsula Health employees receive discounted memberships with Monash Fitness Centre.

Peninsula Health staff can opt for a payroll deduction of approx $10 per week for “Gym and Swim” membership at Monash University Fitness Centre (using Jubilee Park Pool).

Other memberships are available for upfront payment in form of 1, 3, 6 and 12 month memberships.

 For more information contact:

Monash Uni Fitness Centre
Building U
(opposite Union Reception)
Monash University
Frankston Campus
Frankston – Flinders Road
Tel. 03 9770 1495

No Lift Policy

Our ‘No Lift’ policy has been implemented into all clinical areas across Peninsula Health. The ‘No Lift’ program continues to be an important part of staff health and safety, reducing injury that may be caused through lifting and transferring of patients, equipment or materials.

Support for Staff

Staff support is a priority at Peninsula Health.

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

This program offers independent, confidential and professional assistance to staff and their immediate family through the counselling services of a local member of the Australian Council of Employee Assistance Programs Association. Trained psychologists, social workers and counsellors are able to assist in matters relating to:

  • Family, such as separation and divorce
  • Stress or conflict
  • Physical or emotional abuse
  • Substance abuse or gambling
  • Loss or grief
  • Career changes and retirement

Critical Incident Stress Management Program

The aim of the CISM program is to offer immediate and follow up assistance to staff following exposure to a work-related incident. Peer support, defusings and debriefings are provided by a group of specially selected and trained Peninsula Health staff members.