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BRHS and East Gippsland: Take the next step

Are you looking for a change of scene where you can accelerate your career, extend your professional skills and enjoy an enviable lifestyle after work? Look no further.

BRHS is East Gippsland’s largest employer with a staff of 950 and a comprehensive range of medical, health and allied health services that supports a thriving community of about 50,000 people.

East Gippsland is one of regional Victoria’s fastest growing areas, with stunning scenery, affordable housing and great schools. It’s a terrific place to grow professionally and personally. 

BRHS is the largest health provider in East Gippsland, but we offer a more personalised environment where you can provide greater continuity of care and make a real difference for our patients and consumers.

You will also be exposed to a much wider range of patient presentations and situations that will help you develop your skills faster and will offer you a greater variety at work.

We recognise the achievements of our people. We will encourage you to develop your talents, expand your knowledge and explore new opportunities so that you can fast track your career.

When you leave work, East Gippsland is a playground with activities to suit everyone.

You can enjoy getting back to nature in our unique and beautiful region, or immerse yourself in the arts and culture scene in our thriving regional community.

If you need more hustle and bustle every now and then, the busy retail and commercial hub of the Latrobe Valley is an easy 90 minutes’ drive away.

And you can get your big city fix in Melbourne in another 90 minutes. But be warned: once you’ve settled into country life, you’ll look forward to leaving the city!

To whet your appetite, here are some of the lifestyle opportunities you’ll find here in beautiful East Gippsland:

  • The picturesque Gippsland Lakes.
  • The Ninety Mile Beach and the wild East Gippsland coast.
  • Stunning landscapes with ancient rainforests, untamed rivers, rugged mountains and spectacular national parks.
  • Snow resorts at Dinner Plain and Mount Hotham are close at hand.
  • Fishing, boating, surfing, hiking and all the sporting action regional Victoria offers. 
  • A vibrant arts and culture scene.
  • Fine restaurants, vignerons, produce and pubs to please every palate.
  • Easy access to Melbourne, the Snowy Mountains, Canberra and the NSW Sapphire Coast.

To learn more, go to www.brhs.com.au.

See our vacancies: www.brhs.com.au/careers/current-vacancies/.

Go to the Victorian Government’s careers page. to set up a BRHS job alert.

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Information about our Graduate and Student Nursing Programs is at brhs.com.au/graduate-nurse-programs/

To learn more, reach out to our Education team at education@brhs.com.au or 5150 3617.

You can also hear directly from some of our recent grads about their experiences at BRHS.

Bairnsdale Regional Health Service (BRHS) will facilitate the placement of 10 interns each rotation.

This team will comprise of:

  • 2 BRHS interns in the region for the full year of internship;
  • 3 Rural Generalist Year 1’s (RG1s) in the region for the full year of the internship; and
  • 5 Eastern Health interns that rotate to BRHS each rotation for the 10-12 weeks.

See the links below for more information.

BRHS Internship Programs.

Victorian Rural Generalist Program

Eastern Health Internships.

A range of grants and incentives are available to health professionals interested in working in rural and regional areas of Australia.

As per the Australian Government Remoteness Area Classification system (ASGC-RA), Bairnsdale Regional Health Service is situated in an area classified as Outer Regional (RA3) which meets the criteria for access to many grant and incentive programs offered by the Australian Government.

Click on the links below for further information:

Victorian Rural Generalist Program

Rural Health Workforce Australia

Rural Workforce Agency Victoria

Australian Government Department of Health

BRHS offers a comprehensive work experience program for local students to gain valuable knowledge about careers in health.

Student information sessions and tours of the hospital campuses are also available by appointment.

Our work experience program is offered to East Gippsland Secondary School students who are currently undertaking year 10,11 or 12.

These students are provided with the opportunity to observe and participate in the daily activities of a variety of departments.

BRHS circulates a calendar each year to Careers Coordinators of participating local schools with their designated dates and quotas for work experience students.

Requests for work experience outside of these specifications must be directed to the BRHS People & Culture Department for consideration.

In the interest of providing appropriate supervision and a meaningful work experience placement for students, BRHS is unable to guarantee a place to all work experience applicants.

How to apply:

If you are interested in a career in the health industry, please discuss your areas of interest with your school Careers Advisor.

For work experience enquiries or applications, your Course Coordinator should contact our People and Culture Department on (03) 5150 3637

BRHS has maintained its commitment towards improving Aboriginal health, employment and training outcomes to ‘Close the Gap’ in disparity with the non-Aboriginal population.

BRHS aims to increase our level of Aboriginal Employment through a range of measures including:

Continuing and building on our Aboriginal and mainstream trainee programs

Engaging with prospective job and training candidates in the local Aboriginal community including through local job network providers and employment programs

Fostering a continued increase of mainstream applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community

Exploring funding options and opportunities for other employment and training schemes including work experience, vocational and tertiary student placements, cadetships, graduate and intern programs

Building supervision and mentoring capacity and BRHS

Developing and embedding Cultural Awareness training

Supporting career development and training opportunities of our current Aboriginal workforce

Continued participation in conferences, workshops and other stakeholder engagement relevant to Aboriginal training and employment.

Indigenous employment opportunities are advertised on our vacancies page.

Traineeships are regularly advertised at BRHS in a variety of health and business support areas.

A traineeship or apprenticeship at BRHS is an excellent opportunity to gain practical experience with the largest employer in East Gippsland and be paid while completing your formal training qualification.

How to Apply:

Traineeships and apprenticeship vacancies are advertised on our vacancies page.

For more information, please contact People and Culture on (03) 5150 3637

BRHS acknowledges a commitment to the ongoing development of the region’s health workforce through our graduate and student programs.

BRHS currently has a partnership Federation Training for Registered Nurses and Enrolled nurse undergraduate and post graduate training.

We also partner with Eastern Health for our medical intern program.

Student placements for undergraduates are provided in Nursing, Medical Imaging, Aged Care and Allied Health disciplines in partnership with a variety of universities, TAFEs and training providers.

These partnerships support the development of our health professionals and provide exposure to working in a rural setting in the public health sector.

Our Student Placement Program is planned with consideration to service delivery requirements, supervision capacity and the learning objectives of the student.

How to apply:

Applications to undertake a Student Placement are organised between the student’s training/educational institution and BRHS.

For Student Placement enquiries or applications, the student’s Course Coordinator should contact our People and Culture department on (03) 5150 3637.

BRHS acknowledges a commitment to the ongoing development of the region’s health workforce through our student programs. 

Student placements for undergraduates are provided in Nursing, Midwifery, Medicine, Allied health Sciences and Therapies, Aged and Community Care, Health information management and Allied Health disciplines in partnership with a variety of Universities, TAFEs and Registered Training Organisations.

These partnerships provide exposure to working in a rural setting in the public health sector and support students to gain the qualifications and experience they need to provide high quality healthcare.

Our Student Placement Program is planned with consideration to service delivery requirements, supervision capacity and the learning objectives of the student. Students are required to meet pre-placement requirements before commencing placement.

Benefits of the program.

  • Secure your placement within a local industry and enjoy the benefits of working in a rural hospital with major exposure to a wide range of patient conditions.
  • Collect dynamic clinical experiences in diverse settings including Aged Care, Sub-Acute and Acute sectors.
  • Enjoy the opportunity to get employment beyond the program either in our Hospital/Community or Aged Care settings.
  • Experience ongoing training and support through the Learning Support and Development team and in various settings.
  • Enjoy personalised support from our dedicated preceptors.

How to apply:

Requests to undertake a Student Placement are organised between the student’s Education Provider and BRHS and generally requested via the Department of Health’s Placeright system. Once a Relationship agreement between the education provider and BRHS is established the requesting, booking and accepting of students is maintained through the Placeright portal.

For Student Placement enquiries or applications, the student’s Course Coordinator should contact our People and Culture team on (03) 5150 3637 or our Learning Support & Development Unit on (03) 5150 3651 or education@brhs.com.au.

Undergraduate-Student-Pre-Placement-Information

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