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Working Here – preparing for employment

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Peninsula Health provides world-class healthcare to patients and families across the Peninsula.
We are proud to deliver high quality, safe and person-centred care by skilled, experienced staff who meet our high standards of employment.
When applying to join our team, please review the information below to find out more about our quality employment standards:

Australian Work Rights – All Peninsula Health employees must have current work rights to work in Australia. Candidates will be required to provide identification and may be required to undergo a work rights check via the Visa Entitlement Verification Online system through the Department of Home Affairs.
For more information please visit: www.homeaffairs.gov.au

Credentialing – All registered medical, nursing and health professionals are regularly monitored to ensure currency of professional registration and qualifications. Candidates must provide evidence of qualifications and AHPRA registration (where required) upon application for employment. Where a specific qualification is an essential requirement of employment, candidates must produce the original qualification to be sighted or a certified copy of the qualification. (A transcript of university/college results cannot be accepted as evidence of the qualification).
For more information on AHPRA registration please visit: www.ahpra.gov.au

Criminal History Checks and Statutory Declarations – Peninsula Health reinforces a positive and accountable workforce culture that must be trusted to care for our community. All candidates considered for roles are required to undergo a pre-employment criminal history check as part of the recruitment screening process. Peninsula Health covers the cost of these checks, which are administered online with the candidate through Human Resources.
A number of staff who care for elderly patients are required to undergo a police check every three (3) years in accordance with the Aged Care Act. Peninsula Health also covers the cost of these checks, administered online. Candidates who wish to work in roles caring for elderly and vulnerable community members must also complete a statutory declaration to confirm they have no criminal convictions.
For more information regarding Aged Care Police Check requirements please visit:
https://agedcare.health.gov.au/police-certificate- guidelines-for- aged-care- providers

Immunisation – Department of Health Guidelines for Immunisation of Health Care Workers require all staff to demonstrate immunity to specific preventable diseases.
To protect the health and safety of patients, visitors and staff, all staff must be immunised in accordance with the requirements of the category for their position. The nature of the role being undertaken will determine which immunisation category (A, B, C) applies and the immunisations the individual requires. As part of the recruitment process, preferred candidates who are shortlisted for roles are required to provide evidence of immunisation (and/or serology) to confirm they are protected from risk.
For more information on health care worker immunisation please visit:
www2.health.vic.gov.au/about/publications/policiesandguidelines/Immunisation-guidelines-for-health- care-workers

Working with Children Checks – Some staff in our organisation perform child-related work and must hold a current Working with Children Check. Candidates who apply for roles in relevant child-related work areas will be advised that they must provide a current Working with Children Check as part of the recruitment process. Staff and candidates must apply online for their own Working with Children Check at their own cost. Working with Children Checks remain current for five (5) years and a single
employee permit can be used for multiple employers.
For more information on Working with Children Checks please visit: www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/home