Hospital Assistant

Come join our Health Support Services Team based in the picturesque regional city of Orange, NSW.

To be considered for interview, candidates must address the Selection Criteria in the Position Description.

Employment Type: Permanent Full time
Position Classification: Hospital Assistant Grade 2
Remuneration: $52,163.96 pa (plus super)
Location: Orange, NSW

Hospital Assistant
Orange Health Service

About the role:
The Hospital Assistant supports the delivery of an efficient and effective cleaning service to the patients and facilities within the Health Service.

We are looking for passionate, enthusiastic, hardworking staff with a focus on patient care. If you would like to join our team then please apply today. To be eligible for interview, you must detail your experience, skills and knowledge and any other relevant information by responding to the key selection criteria.

This varied and interesting role may include cooking and/or preparing light refreshments for patients, general cleaning as required including rooms and equipment, and assisting generally as directed by Support Services supervisors and nursing staff.

You will need to be reliable, punctual and energetic, physically fit, have a caring and supportive attitude and use your good communication skills to be able to follow instructions and work as part of a team. Remaining calm in emergencies and the capability to handle equipment such as wheelchairs, beds and other medical equipment is also valued.

As part of a supportive Team, your dedication will be seen and appreciated. You will be an integral member of the community and you’ll see not only the results of your care, but the appreciation of the community of the role you play in their health. What’s more, you’ll have the excellent career opportunities only a large organisation such as Western NSW Local Health District – servicing approximately 276,000 people with over 7,500 staff – can provide.

This is a targeted position in accordance with GSE Rule 26: Employment of eligible persons.Whereby Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply and, where found suitable, will be given higher priority under affirmative action in order to improve access to employment and career opportunities. In the event there are no suitable Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants, then applications from non-Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants will be considered.

Where you’ll be working:
This position is managed by Spotless on a day to day basis. The successful applicant will be physically based at Orange, a part of the Western NSW Local Health District.

Orange Health Service is a major referral facility of the Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD), consisting of the Orange Hospital and the Orange Community Health Service. The Hospital is a 180 bed unit providing Accident and Emergency, Surgical and Medical Services, Obstetric, Critical Care as well as Medical Imaging, Pathology and many other services. The Community Health Centre provides a range of community based nursing and Allied Health services.

Orange is a rural city with a population of 36,000 and is situated within the WNSWLHD, four hours’ drive or one hour by plane from Sydney.

About us:
WNSWLHD is the largest employer in the region, with over 7,700 dedicated staff working across 3 major rural referral hospitals, 50 community health centres, numerous corporate and executive offices and 38 inpatient facilities – which include 25 multipurpose services and 4 district health services.

We are committed to building a workplace that values diversity, inclusion and belonging, by recognising and valuing the skills and strengths each person can bring to our organisation. As a vibrant and diverse region, rich in community and culture, we welcome applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse groups.

Some of the benefits of working with us include:

  • Genuine support in an inclusive, compassionate and caring team environment.
  • Interesting and challenging work that will bring your purpose to life, broaden your scope and fast track your career.
  • Greater autonomy and responsibility to reach your full potential.
  • Opportunities to make an impact and shape the future of rural health through involvement in projects, innovations and research.
  • Opportunities for learning and development, including access to a mentoring program and in-house training with our Organisational Development Unit and eLearning system.
  • Access to Fitness Passport and free and confidential counselling services.

How to apply:
Candidates must read the Position Description and address the Selection Criteria for the role, providing examples where required. You must also upload a copy of your current CV as part of your application. For assistance, see our Guide to Employment with WNSWLHD. For further information on the remuneration and conditions, visit NSW Public Health System Awards.

Applications will close 7 December 2022 – 11:59pm.

For role related enquiries, please contact Elisha Orenshaw on 0419 151 092 or 6330 5990 or

COVID-19 Response:
All NSW Health workers are required to have received at least two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine by 30 November 2021 and three doses by 30 September 2022 or have an approved medical contraindication certificate. You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status if successful for this role.