The recruitment and selection process involves the following steps:
Identifying a vacancy
Asking short-listed applicants to complete computer skills tests and personality profile (where required)
Inviting suitable, shortlisted applicants to interview
Identifying the preferred applicant
Credentialing and checking employment references
Conducting a criminal record check (compulsory) and/or verification of working with children check (where required)
Offer of employment to the successful applicant
The Role of the Selection Committee
The selection process to identify a short list of suitable applicants for an interview will be undertaken by a committee.
Each selection committee is convened with care to ensure it has the necessary expertise to make a sound decision in a fair and impartial way. Collectively, the committee will have an understanding of the vacancy and its role and will be responsible for the integrity of the final selection decision.
NCPHN recognises the importance of protecting your personal information and is subject to the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998. NCPHN will take all reasonable steps to ensure that the collection, use, disclosure and handling of your information complies with the law.
Personal information supplied in your application or collected from you during the recruitment process will be used to process your application and make contact with you and your referees if required. In the case of unsuccessful applicants, the information will be destroyed after 12 months.
Please contact our Head Office by calling (02) 6618 5400 and ask to speak to a member of the Human Resources team if you have any queries.
At North Coast Primary Health Network (NCPHN), we provide much more than just a workplace. Here it’s a place where you can be inspired to achieve great things, a place where you can collaborate and work with other enthusiastic and committed people.
Our values are the basis of the way we work with each other, the working environment we create and the way we connect with our employees and the wider community. Our core values are:
If you share our values, and would like to be part of the NCPHN team, we welcome your application for vacant positions you consider suitable. We pride ourselves on being supportive and flexible. We celebrate diversity in our workforce and provide opportunities across a wide range of occupational streams.
At NCPHN, we support flexible work arrangements to enable individuals to manage work-life quality and commitments, where this is mutually beneficial.
Depending upon business requirements, we offer a range of employment engagements including:
Temporary or maximum term contracts for short to medium term employment
Casual short term work assignments
These arrangements can also include working part-time, negotiable start and finish times. Working from home is only available under certain conditions.
Available to all NCPHN staff, salary packaging is an Australian Taxation Office (ATO) approved means of restructuring your income to optimise the value of your salary.
Packaging up to $15,900 of household expenses (mortgage, rent, personal loans, credit card payments, etc.) with pre-tax dollars to reduce your taxable income
Reportable additional fringe benefits for venue hire (accommodation) and meals entertainment capped at $2,550.
NCPHN provides all employees with access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). This demonstrates our organisation’s commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy working environment. Where staff are experiencing work-related, personal or health problems, it may affect their work performance as well as their quality of life and a general sense of wellbeing. The EAP provides confidential, professional assistance at no cost to the employee to ensure that we maintain a healthy workforce.
Equal employment opportunity (EEO) means the absence of discrimination or less favourable treatment in employment based on attributes such as a person’s sex, age, race, disability, etc.
North Coast Primary Health Network (NCPHN) is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity which undertakes to:
Create an environment where workers are able to work effectively, without fear of discrimination
Establish appropriate programs in employment to overcome disadvantage in employment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, women and other equity groups
Ensure that all workers have reasonable access to benefits and services
Have policies and procedures in place that ensure that employment practices are free from discrimination, and that appointment is based on merit
Our footprint includes Aboriginal Nations from the Queensland border to south of Port Macquarie.
We are committed to creating sustainable employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and encourage Indigenous Australians to apply to vacancies with NCPHN.
Workplace Gender Equality
Gender equality is achieved when people are able to access and enjoy the same rewards, resources and opportunities regardless of whether they are a woman or a man.
The aim of gender equality in the workplace is to achieve broadly equal outcomes for women and men, not exactly the same outcome for all individuals. In support of gender equity NCPHN:
Provides equal remuneration for women and men for work of equal or comparable value
Seeks to remove barriers to the full and equal participation of women in the workforce
Provides full and genuine access to all occupations, including to leadership roles for women and men
Eliminates discrimination on the basis of gender particularly in relation to family and caring responsibilities for both women and men
Click here to view the 2018-2019 WGEA Public Report Form.
Healthy North Coast acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands across our region and pays respect to the Elders past, present and emerging. We recognise these lands were never ceded and acknowledge the continuation of culture and connection to land, sky and sea. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as Australia’s First Peoples and honour the rich diversity of the world’s oldest living culture.
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Healthy North Coast is an independent, not-for-profit organisation proudly delivering the PHN program in North Coast NSW. We are committed to improving the health of our communities through quality primary health care.
The PHN program is an Australian Government Initiative.