04. Recruitment expos and FAQ

Wednesday, 09 August 2017.

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July and August has been an extremely busy time for the recruitment team with several expos that have allowed us to reach out to potential talent as well as promote our services.

Some of the expos we’ve gained exposure from include:

  • WorkSafe Expo
  • Careers Expo (over the course of 3 days)
  • Geelong Jobs Fair
  • Deakin Expo
  • Mental Health Nursing Conference 

We understand that not everyone can take the time to visit these expos due to time and location so we thought we would answer the most FAQ we received over the course of the last few weeks for everyone to see.

Are there many Non Clinical roles advertised at Barwon Health?

Our list of job positions is dynamic with a wide range of opportunities in diverse areas including Acute, Mental Health, Aged Care, Administration and Support Services. Barwon Health is the largest regional healthcare service with an array of clinical positions however we also have various non-clinical positions that are constantly being advertised over our careers website, which you can view via this link: Careers at Barwon Health

We have administration casual pools; we have a finance, IT, bio med, marketing, payroll and workforce department with a variety of important roles. We have drivers, cooks, cleaners, and librarians. This list goes on and on…

How difficult is it to gain a position in administration at Barwon Health?

We need our administrators to keep a seamless process in our healthcare system and we employ many administrators; however, we also have an influx of administrators applying for positions. Therefore applying to be in an administration role can be competitive and at times frustrating for the applicant.

How do you stand out?

  • Experience – specifically in the medical field
  • Having a certificate in Medical Administration. This can be obtained through The Gordon.
  • Be proficient in Microsoft office products
  • Be confident, competent and able to liaise with an array of hospital management, staff and external authorities

Is it worth taking a temporary or casual position, even though I wanted permanent full-time hours?

Of course – experience is fantastic especially at a diverse and busy hospital, aged care facility or our many community health centres. Once you have entered Barwon Health’s workforce you are then able to apply for internal positions as well as external ones. This gives our workforce a greater opportunity to be promoted and for us as an organisation to retain our talent.

What will give me the best opportunity to work at Barwon Health?

 1. Sign up for job alerts.

-          Log on to www.barwonhealth.org.au

-          Click on careers

-          ‘view our vacancies’

-          ‘Click here to search job vacancies at Barwon Health’

-          ‘Sign up’

 2. Join Barwon Health’s Talent Community over LiveHire

-          For more information on LiveHire view our blog: Introducing LiveHire

-          And Join Our Talent Community

We have loved talking and meeting with people from all different areas of Victoria and have loved the interest you have in working for the largest regional healthcare service, with 7000+ employers and an approximate 100 positions advertised monthly. Thank you to everyone who stopped by our stalls and we hope that you’ll be the next heart of Barwon Health.

Tabitha Wimmer
Workforce Talent Acquisition Specialist
Barwon Health

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