Queensland Government TV239686 – Maintenance Officer (Palm Island) Full Time in Townsville QLD

Queensland Government

Branch Townsville QLD AU

TV239686 – Maintenance Officer (Palm Island)
Townsville QLD

Working on Palm Island In the Townsville Hospital and Health Service, we recognise that looking after people’s health involves occupations as diverse as food…

Position Type: Permanent full-time

Salary: Remuneration package of up to $79,775 p.a. comprising salary range of $54,266 – $69,919 p.a. (Classification), recreational leave loading (17.5%), and employer contribution to superannuation (12.75%).

Working on Palm Island In the Townsville Hospital and Health Service, we recognise that looking after people’s health involves occupations as diverse as food services staff, receptionists, security officers, doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, to name but a few. Our workplaces are progressive, and our workforce grows with the opportunities presented by new challenges and change. Our staff value their collegial relationships, career opportunities, their satisfying work, and being part of an organisation that strives for excellence. As an employee on ‘Palm’, you will be contributing to health service provision in an area with unique needs. The Australian Government has signalled a need to “close the gap”, a gap that exists in health standards between Aboriginal (and Torres Strait Islander) peoples and other populations. Since Palm Island is almost exclusively populated by Aboriginal peoples, every health service employee plays an important role in making a real difference there. Staff members contribute not only through using their health service expertise, but also their cultural capability.

About the roleJoyce Palmer Health Service is looking for an enthusiastic team member to assist the Director of Nursing and Manager of Facility and Resources to provide and maintain high quality facilities for patient care and staff accommodation Joyce Palmer Health Service campus and in the community.

This position will undertake work within the scope of your trade qualification as may be required in construction and maintenance of buildings, plant and equipment to support the delivery of effective, timely and cost effective engineering services to the Townsville Hospital and Health Service.

Other informationVaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD)Roles that have a direct contact with patients or who in the course of their work may be exposed to blood/body fluids or contaminated sharps are required to be immunised for Hepatitis B.Roles that have contact that would allow acquisition and/or transmission of measles, mumps, rubella, varicella or pertussis, and have face to face contact with patients and/or work in a clinical area require evidence of immunisation of the aforementioned diseases.

What’s on Offer? We are committed to providing a wide range of rewarding career opportunities to our employees and encourage professional development. To attract and retain a workforce who also strive to excel we offer a generous remuneration package and employment benefits which includes salary sacrificing options, recreational leave loading, generous employer superannuation contribution, shift allowances, locality allowances, professional development assistance, flexible working arrangements, access to corporate discounts, staff wellness programs and the employee assistance program.

Why make the move? Palm Island Palm Island is a young and growing community and on this island you are likely to commute to work on foot, living in walking distance from the Joyce Palmer Health Service. There is little traffic, and the rainforest powers on the town’s fringes. Palm Island has its own schools, general store, service station, butcher, post office, and youth centre. Locals take regular trips to the mainland, to take advantage of shopping and entertainment opportunities in nearby Townsville.

Become part of a team that strives to deliver excellence in healthcare!

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Townsville City, QLD, AU
Posted on: 2017-04-21
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