Careers

General Research Assistant

Fixed Term Part Time – 1.0EFT per fortnight to July 2021, then minimum 0.4EFT per fortnight to July 2023

Closing date: Sunday 25 October 2020
Proposed Interview Date: Week commencing Monday 26 October 2020

A Bachelor degree or above is required and an understanding of rural health, wellbeing and safety would be highly valued. This position would suit a dynamic person looking for challenging work in a stimulating environment. You will have excellent communication, administration, writing and computer skills with an eye for detail and demonstrated ability to engage with the rural community. 

The successful applicant will promote the National Centre for Farmer Health and its partners Deakin University and Western District Health Service, and grow and support links and partnerships with industry and community. 

For further details and selection criteria, please see:

Depending on the position the successful applicant will hold, or be able to obtain, a Police Criminal Check, employee Victorian Working with Children Check and be willing to undertake a Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme check.  Current immunisation records/evidence is required.


Lead AgriSafe™ Clinician

Fixed Term Part Time – 56 hours per fortnight

To 30 June 2023 and subject to ongoing funding

Enquiries for this position are currently open

An exciting opportunity exists for a highly motivated nurse to join the farmer health team and deliver on the Centre’s mission of ‘making a difference to farmer’s lives’.

The National Centre for Farmer Health (NCFH) is based in beautiful Hamilton, Victoria and is unique in delivering specialised multidisciplinary, integrated agricultural health services, research, training and education direct to farmers, rural professionals, tertiary and secondary students across Australia.

The successful candidate will have completed the Agricultural Health and Medicine Unit offered through Deakin University and be passionate about farmer health, wellbeing and safety in order to manage, oversee and grow the AgriSafe™ Program. In addition, you will be capable of building strong partnerships, confident representing the NCFH at public and industry forums to champion for farmer health, and enthusiastic in the development and delivery of educational programs and training.

For further details and selection criteria, please see:

You will bring:

  • Minimum education level – Registered Nurse Div 1
  • At least 5 years’ rural and regional experience
  • Completion of HMF701- Agricultural Health and Medicine achieving a result of distinction or above

The successful applicant will promote the National Centre for Farmer Health and its partners Deakin University and Western District Health Service, and grow and support links and partnerships with industry and community.

The successful applicant will hold, or be able to obtain, a Police Criminal Check, Victorian Working with Children Check and be willing to undertake a Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme check. Current immunisation records/evidence are to be provided.

To enquire about this position please contact

Cecilia Fitzgerald
Business Development & Industry Engagement Manager
03 5551 8533

Western District Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer that has a commitment to cultural safety, inclusion and empowerment of Indigenous, Torres Strait Islander, their families and communities and encourages them to apply.  This organisation promotes the safety and wellbeing of children from culturally, linguistically diverse and aboriginal backgrounds and those with a disability.

Hamilton, located 3.5 hours from Melbourne, is the hub of a large agricultural region and the centre of the shire for business, commerce, education, health, cultural and recreational facilities. The National Centre for Farmer Health is a partnership between Western District Health Service a leading Sub-Regional referral centre and Deakin University.