Epworth HealthCare is a dynamic and friendly workplace, built on teamwork. We have a commitment to quality and furthering the development and skills of our staff. You also receive some great benefits and support when working at Epworth, such as the programs listed below.
Salary packaging enables employees to receive more of their income tax-free. Epworth HealthCare is a charity for taxation purposes and receives certain taxation concessions. Permanent staff can salary package up to $9,095 per annum, which can result in an income tax saving of around $2,700 per year (over $100 per pay) for most employees. The amount of tax saving available will vary depending on your level of income and the amount you salary package. Salary packaging at Epworth is administered by Advantage Salary Packaging.
Education and Staff Development
Epworth is dedicated to delivering quality patient care and is supported by educators in all clinical areas. We are committed to staff development by providing extensive in-service training as well as financial assistance for tertiary studies.
In 2014 Epworth awarded 58 scholarships ranging in value from $2,000 - $10,000 to support staff in further education and research opportunities. This was also the first year eight Epworth staff were awarded the opportunity to attend the Cleveland Nursing Leadership Intern Program in 2015 as a two week development experience. The scholarship program is available thanks to the generosity of donors and sponsors.
Permanent employees and their immediate families also enjoy the benefits of our My Benefits Program, which includes thousands of discounts on travel, shopping, lifestyle, car hire, entertainment and much more. The My Benefits Program is delivered in partnership with API Leisure.
Employee Assistance Program
Epworth HealthCare offers personal counselling and a referral service to all employees and/or members of their immediate family. Counselling is provided by an external company Resolutions RTK, and Epworth covers the cost of up to four counselling sessions per person per year.