Latrobe Regional Hospital is one of the largest employers in Gippsland and is aiming to take a leading role in demonstrating best-practice methods of producing meaningful employment and training outcomes to the local Aboriginal community.
In 2012 Latrobe Regional Hospital developed an employment plan in accordance with Karreeta Yirramboi, a Victorian Government initiative to improve public-sector employment and career development outcomes for Aboriginal people. The objective of the hospital’s plan is to increase the participation of employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by one per cent of the total workforce.
The hospital has a focus on traineeships and has developed a strong partnership with Latrobe City Council to deliver its Indigenous Pre-Employment Package which provides seven weeks of accredited training.
The program also consists of orientation and paid work experience placements to gain a better understanding of the diverse range of employment opportunities at Latrobe Regional Hospital.
Employment at Latrobe Regional Hospital has been linked to the provision of cross-cultural awareness. Hospital staff participate in training to better understand Aboriginal culture and learn how to develop strategies on how to supervise and mentor the trainees.
Latrobe Regional Hospital’s Aboriginal Employment Plan offers a direction for today but is evolving and able to move with the requirements of new initiatives for greater employee and partnership opportunities.
Employment opportunities in a great environment
Latrobe Regional Hospital is at the forefront of public healthcare in the Gippsland region in eastern Victoria, delivering extensive medical, surgical, cancer care, allied health and mental health services.
LRH offers an environment where passionate people thrive. If you are eager to broaden your experience and skills base, enjoy a challenging and fast paced environment with a rewarding career in health care, please view the list of available positions. These are updated regularly.
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If you are considering a career at LRH, click on the image below to meet some of our staff who share their thoughts about working for Gippsland's largest health service.
Latrobe Regional Hospital supports Equal Employment Opportunity by recognising and valuing inclusion and diversity. The hospital encourages all people from different cultures and backgrounds to apply for our advertised positions.
Latrobe Regional Hospital Mental Health Service's dedicated team for mental health education is the Mental Health Professional Development Unit (MHPDU).
The MHPDU provides a range of education and training programs for staff, students, carers and consumers of mental health services, other health service providers and the broader community.
The MHPDU oversees undergraduate student placements for nursing, occupational therapy, social work and psychology, the Mental Health Graduate/Postgraduate Nursing Program and educational opportunities for the wider community.
Undergraduate Student Placements
Undergraduate student placements are coordinated through a statewide online program called Placeright which is implemented by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Placements are available in nursing, psychology, occupational therapy and social work in mental health inpatient units and community mental health service sites.
Mental Health Undergraduate Nursing Student Coordinator:
Mental Health Social Work Discipline Senior:
Mental Health Occupational Therapy Discipline Senior:
Psychology Discipline Senior:
Mental Health Graduate / Post Graduate Nursing Program
The Graduate Diploma/Graduate Nurse Program mental health stream offers a dynamic and well-structured graduate experience in a progressive, friendly supportive environment.
Current registered nurses who are seeking a career change to mental health are encouraged to apply. Applications are generally available during June/July of each year.
The opportunities for ongoing employment and career development beyond the Graduate/Diploma Program are excellent.
It is a condition of employment that successful applicants enrol in The Master of Mental Health course with completion to Graduate diploma level.
The program offers rotations at LRH's adult psychiatric unit (Flynn), psychogeriatric unit (Macalister) and Secure Extended Care Unit (SECU) over a 12 month period as well as speciality placements in the parent and infant unit (Agnes), consultation liaison, Emergency Department Assessment Team, community mental health or High Dependency Assessment Unit (HDAU).
Applicants must be registered by the start of the program with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).