BDH Employment Information

Equal employment opportunity (EEO)

Boort District Health promotes a safe and healthy workplaces free from discrimination and harassment.

Smoking

Boort District Health is a non-smoking organisation. Smoking is not permitted on BDH grounds.

Code of Conduct

The Board of Management is committed to complying with applicable laws and standards, promoting a culture of fair and ethical behaviour and encouraging the reporting of corrupt practices, breaches of the law and matters detrimental to Boort District Health (BDH) and its reputation. BDH abides by the “Code of Conduct for Victorian Public Sector Employees”.

Bullying and Harassment

Boort District Health promotes a safe and healthy workplace free from bullying and harassment.

Privacy and confidentiality

Boort District Health is committed to protecting the privacy of the individuals whose information it holds. Victorian laws require BDH to protect personal, confidential and health information from improper disclosure. Two pieces of legislation that protect the personal and health information of patients and staff are the Health Records Act 2001 (Vic) and the Information Privacy Act 2000 (Vic).

Charter of Human Rights

Boort District Health is required to protect the “Rights” of all residents, patients and staff. Human rights are those rights, which are inherent to every individual simply because he or she is human. The concept of human rights acknowledges that every single human being is entitled to enjoy his or her human rights without distinction as to race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

Occupational health and safety

Boort District Health cares for the health and well being of its employees, contractors, volunteers, patients and visitors. The objective of BDH is to prevent accidents, illness or injury. We believe that providing an environment that is safe and free from risk is essential to our long-term success.

Manual Handling

BDH is a “No Lift” organisation for all nursing staff. It is BDH policy that, where possible, the use of mechanical devises to aid in the handling of patients, residents and other clients, equipment, goods etc. will be used in preference to manual handling. This is aligned with responsibilities of both employer and employee under the Occupational Health and Safety (Victoria) Act 2004.

Police Checks

A satisfactory Police Check is required to work & Volunteer at BDH. Employees/Volunteers on commencement of work must complete a Police Check.

Staff Social Club

The Social Club is open to all employees, volunteers & board members of the Boort District Health. The social club offers a variety of events every second month. Membership is $1 per week by payroll deduction. Other payment options are available for non-staff members.

Employee Assistance Program

Boort District Health (BDH) values its staff, their health and well being. BDH realizes employees face the stresses and trauma of everyday life in and outside the workplace including balancing between the requirements of work and family.

To assist staff meet the challenges and demands they face, BDH offers support through its Employee Assistance Programme that offers a diverse range of practical benefits for staff.

Assistance may be provided for:

• Counselling
• Drug & Alcohol
• Victorian Nurse Health Program
• Emergency Accommodation
• Financial Assistance
• Immunisation
• Physiotherapy
• Meals
• Return to work program