Staff are the most important asset of any organisation. At Melbourne Health (including The Royal Melbourne Hospital and NorthWestern Mental Health), we have a range of initiatives to support employees in their work as well as recognising the achievements and contributions of individuals and teams.
Salary packaging is an Australian Taxation Office approved means of restructuring your income to reduce your taxable income. All employees are eligible for the scheme.
The annual Celebrating Excellence Awards is just one recognition program we use to support and promote the endeavours of individuals and teams in improving workplace practices and enhancing outcomes for patients.
For all employees, we deliver on a comprehensive health and wellbeing strategy and action plan to support healthy lifestyle choices. Employees have access to monthly health and wellbeing seminars, expos, an Employee Assistance Program, Peer Support Program, a staff gym and the Staff Health Service. A wide range of initiatives and employee benefits are available. An annual vaccination program also takes place.
Our employees can access a staff gym at both the City Campus and at our Royal Park Campus. EFM Health Clubs provide a service between a commercial gym and a personal trainer. Under the guidance of experienced trainers, employees can achieve their health and fitness goals
Staff Health Service
The Staff Health Service provides health and medical advice to staff, including management of primary medical conditions, routine vaccination programs, counselling, men’s and women's health issues, health checks, overseas travel advice and health education programs. The Service is staffed by general practitioners and as such operate within the relationship of doctor-patient confidentiality.
We provide a Peer Support Program for employees to access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Peer Support Program is an initiative for employees and volunteers which provides formal and accessible support and guidance from trained co-workers who volunteer their time. It is a contact, support and referral service with an emphasis on brief, practical interventions to assist employees to gain clarity around personal or work-related issues.
Trained co-workers (Peers) undergo a comprehensive intake and receive training and development in addition to ongoing support to ensure a high quality service is provided to employees.
For Peer Support Program contact details, see Staff Resources on our contact details page.
Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is provided by our external provider Converge. Employees can access this confidentially at any time.
An Employee Assistance Program is a free independent, confidential, short-term solution-focused counselling and coaching service for personal and work related issues.
The EAP is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Employees can speak to an on-call counsellor over the phone after hours or call to make an appointment to see a counsellor face-to-face within business hours.
For Employee Assistance Program contact details, see Staff Resources on our contact details page.
Our Social Club brings staff together in a non-work environment through a variety of activities outside working hours.
The club is a great vehicle in assisting people who have moved to Melbourne to feel welcomed and comfortable in their new environment.
We have implemented a safer and more comfortable system of work practices for staff to use when handling, transferring and mobilising patients.
Known as the Back Attack - No Lifting program, it aims to significantly reduce the risk of musculo-skeletal injuries attributed to the manual handling of people.
The program provides staff with practical training in contemporary patient manual handling approaches and techniques.