Careers Day Out
Published at: 06 May 2019
Goulburn Valley Health employs more than 2400 people across its services throughout the region.
Manager of Employment Services, People & Culture Tess Canty said GV Health’s services range from its main campus in Shepparton to additional sites in Shepparton, Tatura, Rushworth, Seymour, Benalla, Cobram, Echuca and Wodonga.
“GV Health provides a range of acute, subacute, mental health, aged, primary health and community services across the Goulburn sub-region within the Hume Region,” she said.
“Our services include a 24-hour Emergency Department, Surgery, Medical Services, Women’s and Children’s Services, Rehabilitation and Palliative Care, Mental Health, Outpatients, services at Tatura and Rushworth, and community-based health programs.”
Ms Canty said there were currently 18 vacancies at GV Health, but with the hospital’s major redevelopment underway, there would be a large increase in staff numbers and specialised positions into the future.
“Working in health, in a regional setting allows you to have greater autonomy and responsibility, the variety of working in a multi-disciplinary team and a diverse patient mix,” Ms Canty said.
“Greater Shepparton offers the charm of a rural lifestyle combined with all the big city facilities.
“Living and working in a regional community offers a number of both personal and professional benefits. You will experience a supportive local community and benefit from living close to work.
“GV Health offers a wide variety of career pathways and fantastic opportunities to be in senior leadership and education roles earlier in your career than you might be in a metro hospital.
“A career at GV Health offers a challenging and rewarding experience.
“With low commute time, affordable housing prices, fantastic events and sporting facilities and booming infrastructure, Shepparton is a great place to live and work.”
To register your interest in future roles visit www.gvhealth.org.au/
EMERGENCY SERVICES DEMONSTRATION
GV Health staff heavily featured in the Shepparton Careers Day Out Emergency Services Display which involved a mock-collision scene and subsequent medical attention at the emergency department.
A number of staff showcased just some of the many roles available at GV Health and what they involve.
Cathy Scott, Director of Nursing & Midwifery Education and Estelle Houlihan, Triage Nurse
After introducing the situation and explaining to students the patient ‘Hamish’ had been transported to the Emergency Department via Ambulance Victoria (AV) , the triage nurse then participated in a handover from AV before making the trauma call “Adult trauma emergency department.”
Yangama Jokwiro, Acting Doctor and Abby Conti, Resuscitation Nurse
The acting doctor then received a hand over from the triage nurse alongside the resus nurse. The resuscitation nurse received the patient and coordinated the transfer of the patient onto a cubicle trolley. The acting doctor took a look at the patient’s injuries and assessed the damage which revealed a possible neck injury and leg injury requiring an X-ray.
Kelly Stapleton, Radiographer
The radiographer then took an X-ray of the patient to confirm the possible leg and neck injuries.
Savannah Hinds, Pathology Student
A blood test was also required of the patient to assess his blood alcohol levels and a potential transfusion was also required.
Medication for the patient was required from the pharmacy. The pharmacy was also contacted for the medication with the added complication of the patient being allergic to penicillin.