Careers, Students & Volunteers
Seymour Health has over 100 years of history in the provision of high quality, health-related services. It is also one of the largest employers within our region, employing a team with over 300 staff across all sectors of the organisation.
We are a proud equal opportunity employer that is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce who are dedicated to caring for our community.
Seymour Health is committed to providing a workplace that is safe and has a focus on staff wellbeing and inclusion.
Seymour Health embraces learning and professional development opportunities for staff to develop their skills and also provides a variety of programs to staff as part of their employment. These include;
- Salary Packaging
- Employee Assistance Program
- Dedicated Education Department
- Free onsite parking
- Health and Well-being initiatives
If you would like the opportunity to be part of the amazing team at Seymour Health see below to view our current vacancies or join our talent community.
Seymour Health provides a comprehensive Work Experience program for secondary school students.
The Program involves a 5-day rotation through different areas of the facility observing activity across multiple areas including Aged-care Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Social Support Group and others.
Prior to being offered a work experience placement you will need to apply for a placement by sending your resume and a brief outline of why you wish to complete your work experience at Seymour Health. You will then be contacted to discuss your application. Please do this well in advance of your preferred placement.
To access the program students must also obtain a “Work Experience Arrangement Form” from their Careers Advisor and arrange for its completion.
Please contact the Seymour Health Education Department for further information
This program provides young people with valuable paid work experience in their local public hospital while completing a recognised training qualification. The positions offered change each year in line with the needs of Seymour Health.
Recent SBATs at Seymour Health include:
- Certificate III in Business
- Certificate III in Dental Assisting
- Certificate III in Individual Support
- Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
You will learn how to do your job through comprehensive training at TAFE with ongoing development, support, and hands on education from the team at Seymour Health.
As part of the Traineeship you will be required to complete a minimum number of shifts, which is dependent on the qualification you are trying to achieve. Shifts are negotiated with your Manager and the Education Department.
In addition, you will be required to complete Seymour Health orientation and comply with all relevant staff policies and practices prior to commencing work.
SBAT positions will be advertised on the Seymour Health website each year. Please see current vacancies.
Seymour Health offers placements to students from a range of disciplines. These include:
- Registered Nurse
- Enrolled Nurse
- Individual Support
- Occupational Therapy
- Allied Health Assistance
Students are supported through a preceptorship with a member of the clinical team who provides supervision and learning opportunities. Students also have the opportunity to gain experience from a variety of areas, from acute services to community programs, to aged care and operating suite services.
Students apply for placement through their university/TAFE.
Prior to commencing placement at Seymour Health students will need to meet a number of requirements. These include:
- Current Police Check (within the last 12 months)
- Valid Working with Children Check
- Evidence of Vaccination (COVID 19, Influenza, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A, Varicella, measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, Tuberculosis)
- Current NDIS Worker Screening Check
Students are also required to fill out registration and other forms prior to starting at Seymour Health see below to access these forms.
Students may have to travel from metro Melbourne or other rural areas of Victoria to attend placement at Seymour Health. If you require accommodation for the duration of your placement please see the Accommodation Brochure
Graduate Nurse Program
The Seymour Health Graduate Nurse program aims to provide a safe and supportive environment which facilitates the transition from a new graduate to a confident and competent RN.
There are FOUR positions available for the program which will commence in March 2022. Each graduate will complete rotations through the Acute ward, District Nursing Service, Aged Care Facility and Operating Suite.
Support will be provided by clinical area preceptors and a clinical educator. There will also be many learning and development opportunities including:
- A minimum of five graduate nurse study days which focus on the needs of the group. Examples of previous topics have included: the deteriorating patient, wound care, basic ECG interpretation, catheterisation
- Dedicated supernumerary days for each rotation, with extra time for specialty areas
- Other professional development opportunities as they arise
- Regular debriefs with other Graduate nurses and the Clinical Educator
- Access to feedback from the Graduate Nurse Coordinator and the clinical areas you rotate through
Graduate nurses will be employed on a one-year fixed term contract, with the potential for ongoing employment at the conclusion based on availability at that time.
The Seymour Health Graduate Nurse program has a high rate of retention with ongoing employment a possibility, depending on staffing requirements at the end of the program. We endeavour to secure work in your preferred program and ensure ongoing education opportunities are made available to you.
Volunteering is a great way to make a difference in the lives of others. Seymour Health values the important contribution made by volunteers across our organisation.
We offer opportunities to engage volunteers across a range of services within our health service including;
- Residential Aged Care
- Social Support Group
- Palliative Care
- Cardiac Rehabilitation
- Committee memberships such as our Community Reference Committee
To find out more about volunteering with us, please contact our People & Culture team on 5793 6344 or email SHHRRecruitment@seymourhealth.org.au.
For all enquiries about the above programs or to arrange a tour of the facility, please contact
Amy O’Brien, Education Manager and Graduate Nurse Program Coordinator