27 June 2024

Career opportunities at Grampians Health was a hot topic during the recent Western Victorian Careers Expo at the Wimmera Events Centre at Longerenong.

Several allied health team members from the Horsham campus and a clinical nurse educator were on site to discuss career pathways with students from across the Wimmera. The allied health team also spoke about their various roles at a dedicated seminar.

The allied health team pointed out the increased opportunities with working in rural and regional health compared to city services, such as the variety of skills needed in the bush compared to city services where staff are generally limited to specialist roles.

At the Grampians Health site, clinical nurse educator Deidre Harrington spoke directly with students about the various opportunities available to nurses in regional health services. Students were encouraged to apply for work experience at their local health provider so they can experience what it is really like to work in the public health care system.

Grampians Health careers advisor Andrew Vague said events such as the Western Victorian Careers Expo were important to the health services.

“They give us the opportunity to engage directly with our future workforce,” Mr Vague said.

“I strongly believe that current team members presenting and talking with students is the best way to promote health care pathways and employment opportunities at Grampians Health.”

Mr Vague was extremely grateful to the clinical team members who took the time to attend and engage with the students.

Horsham Careers Expo
Pictured from left are allied health assistant Erin Slater, social worker
Katie Cochrane, podiatrist Sara Coats, physiotherapist Hannah Burton
and dietitian Olivia Dunstan.