If you’re considering a career at The Wesley, we’ll encourage you to grow, develop and make a meaningful difference whenever and wherever you can. And because we believe our people deserve the best, we offer a wide range of employee benefits, from education and learning to a range of employee discounts and rewards. It’s the kind of support that enables you to do the work you love, treating and caring for others.

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Staff benefits

Some of the benefits of working with us are detailed here, and we’re always looking for new ways to make working as part of The Wesley team a rewarding experience.

  • Salary packaging and retail benefits

    Employees have access to salary packaging - up to $15,900 per year tax free as well as up to $2,650 of pre-tax income to pay for meal and entertainment benefits.

    This benefit is available as UnitingCare Queensland is a non-for-profit organisation (endorsed public benevolent institutions and not-for-profit hospital), and receive a fringe benefit tax (FBT) exemption.

    Retail benefits

    • Discounts at hundreds of retailers on everyday shopping through our Inspire platform
    • Motor vehicle discounts
    • Lifeline store discounts

    Health Insurance Discounts

    Our corporate health cover partnerships enable you to access discounted health insurance. We have partnerships with:

    • Medibank Private
    • Bupa
  • Lifestyle and family

    Parental leave

    We offer 12 weeks paid parental leave and 2 weeks paid partner leave, available after 6 months, as we understand the importance of being with your family in the early months of your child’s life for both parents. This is in addition to the government’s paid leave scheme.

    Inclusive leave

    We offer paid gender affirmation leave and cultural leave (paid and unpaid) to celebrate Diwali, Ramadan, NAIDOC or other culturally significant events.

    Flexible working arrangements

    We understand that juggling work and personal lives can be a challenge, so if you need flexibility with your work hours, you may be able to make an arrangement that suits you and the Wesley. If you’re approaching retirement, or have recently retired, we’d encourage you to consider flexible working hours so you can extend your career with the Wesley.

    Purchasing additional leave

    As a permanent employee, you may make a request to purchase an additional four weeks of annual leave each year for recreational purposes.

    Annual leave at half pay

    In certain circumstances, you may elect to use annual leave at half pay. For further details, see your Enterprise Agreement.

  • Workplace support

    Employee Assistance Program

    Volunteers, employees and their immediate families may access up to three free confidential counselling sessions, plus access to a range of online self-support tools and resources as part of our Employee Assistance Program to assist with your mental, social, financial and spiritual health.

    Also, through our Superannuation partners and our Inspire platform you have access to a range of financial education, tips and guides to help you manage your money better.

    Pastoral Care

    The Wesley provides employees the opportunity to seek pastoral care support and guidance through our onsite Chaplains.

  • Employee recognition

    The Wesley Hospital is proudly part of UnitingCare, which recognises staff and volunteers through our Full Circle and Reconciliation Awards and length of service rewards and recognition.

  • Education and learning

    The Wesley Hospital offers a range of professional development opportunities including

    • Management and team leader skills development courses.
    • Staff professional development courses.
    • Clinical specialty programs.
    • Clinical education.
    • Traineeships/apprenticeships.
  • Health and wellbeing

    The Wesley Hospital offers staff a range of health and wellbeing initiatives throughout the year.

    Free flu vaccinations

    All employees may access FREE flu vaccinations each year.

  • Non-clinical professional development

    To complement your technical training, we offer workshops and eLearning modules to enhance your communication and interpersonal skills.

  • e-Library

    As part of the UnitingCare family, The Wesley Hospital has access to a dedicated Librarian who undertakes information searches for staff to keep them informed in their area of clinical interest. Our E-library provides access to a large range of online databases to assist with research or to inform evidence-based practice at work. The self-service E-library is accessible from any computer on the UnitingCare Health network. The Librarian can perform online services and document delivery for Visiting Medical Practitioners, once approval has been gained.

  • Clinical education

    Clinical education is offered at each UnitingCare hospital. Clinical educators support nursing staff in each department.

    Our hospitals partner with major universities to provide clinical training to graduates, nurses and allied health professionals, including in service programs and skills labs. We have affiliations with:

    • The University of Queensland.
    • Queensland University of Technology.
    • Griffith University.
    • Central Queensland University.
    • Australian Catholic University.
    • Charles Darwin University.
    • University of Southern Queensland.
    • University of the Sunshine Coast.

    The Wesley Hospital offers undergraduate clinical placements across all health disciplines and takes the responsibility of teaching very seriously to ensure a positive experience for students as they work towards becoming a professional.

  • Medical education

    For more information on the broad range of educational opportunities offered across UnitingCare hospitals, please see our UnitingCare Clinical School page.

Employee rewards

Inspire is UnitingCare’s online platform for all employees where you can:

  • Send shout outs to recognise your peers and the great work they do everyday
  • Access discounts at hundreds of retailers either via cashback or instant eGift Cards, including everyday items such as groceries
  • Explore wellbeing tips and resources; and
  • Easy access to all organisation wide benefits available to employees.

As part of the UnitingCare family, it's our way to say thank you for the inspiring work you do, every day.

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