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Aboriginal Employment Plan

 

 

Latrobe Regional Hospital is one the largest employer 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 initiativeto 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.

 

Latrobe Regional Hospital has put in place a number of practical steps to achieve this goal. Two staff are employed to coordinate and support trainees and their supervisors and ensure cultural competency-based training is rolled out across the organisation. They also promote and distribute information about the program throughout the community.

 

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.

 

Mental Health Professional Development

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 viCPlace which is implemented by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Placements are available in all disciplines in mental health inpatient units and community mental health service sites.

Mental Health Undergraduate Nursing Student Coordinator: 

Rob AllenThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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).

Further information is available at  LRH Graduate Nurse and Midwifery Programs or

Mental Health Postgraduate Program Coordinator:

Rachel Romano This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

Looking for a way to support our community this Christmas?

Proceeds from this year's Christmas Giving Appeal will be used to purchase humidifier machines for our Critical Care Unit. These machines work with oxygen systems to help our patients to breathe easier. 

Can you help us reach the $36,000 target? Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. Click on the Make A Donation link or contact LRH Fundraising on 5173 8577. Thank you for your support!

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PO Box 424, Traralgon, Victoria,3844
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Latrobe Regional Hospital is located on the traditional land of the Gunaikurnai people. We pay our respect to the land this organisation stands on today. We bestow the same courtesy to all other First Peoples, past and present, who now reside in this region.

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