If you’re considering a career at The Wesley, we can offer you a great range of benefits, from discounts on financial services and insurance to workplace incentives and family and lifestyle provisions. When you become part of the professional and caring team at The Wesley Hospital, we’ll take care of you.

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.

  • Finance, banking and insurance

    • Everyday living expenses.
    • Personal loan payments.
    • Private health insurance premiums.
    • Aged and disability care services.
    • HELP (formerly HECS) repayments.
    • Meal and entertainment expenses.
    • Accommodation and venue hire.
    • Novated motor vehicle lease.
    • Disability and income protection insurance.

    Health Insurance Discounts

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

    Staff Admission Hospital Discount

    If you or your immediate family members covered under the same health cover are admitted to The Wesley Hospital or another UnitingCare hospital, you can receive a refund of up to $500 per annum against any excess or co-payment payable under your health insurance policy. For employees without health insurance, you and your immediate family may also be eligible to receive a discount to a maximum of $500 per year against the hospital self-insured charge rate.

  • Lifestyle and family

    Paid parental leave

    The Wesley Hospital offers eight weeks paid parental leave for full-time and part-time employees who have worked for The Wesley or another UnitingCare hospital for 12 or more months and are the primary caregiver of their newborn child.

    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 one or two 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.

    Pastoral Care

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

  • Reward and recognition

    Innovation and Excellence Awards

    Our Innovation and Excellence Awards provide the opportunity to formally recognise outstanding individual and team performance in quality and service delivery across our organisation. The awards are designed to help improve clinical and non-clinical performance, practices, capability and results to facilitate communication and sharing of best practice information within UnitingCare hospitals; and recognise and support leaders in quality improvement.

  • Education and learning

    The Wesley Hospital offers a range of professional development opportunities including

    • Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management.
    • 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. Flu vaccination clinics are held every year in March/April.

    Staff gym

    We are pleased to offer access to fully equipped hospital gyms for personal fitness.

  • Leadership development

    We align all our leadership development activities with the UnitingCare Values Based Leadership framework. Our leadership development programs include:

    • The UnitingCare Queensland Graduate Certificate Leadership and Management (in partnership with Griffith University Business School).
    • A biannual Leadership Development Institute for all managers.
    • The Management Skills Development Series.
    • The Team Leader Skill Set.
    • Executive and Leadership coaching.
  • 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.

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