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Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD) offers opportunities that will help you learn and further develop your professional skills. We are affiliated with some of Australia's biggest and most sought after universities. Our in-house training is designed to suit today's contemporary public health setting, taught by our​ highly skilled and friendly educators.

 Health and wellbeing

​The NSLHD Health and Wellbeing Plan has been designed with staff in mind and aims to set out a strong commitment to assist them with health and wellbeing. It provides a holistic and simple approach while recognising that we all have different needs and priorities. The plan commits to supporting the health and wellbeing of our workforce and sets a platform to achieve this.

Central to the health and wellbeing program are the four key health pillars: healthy bodies, healthy places, healthy minds and healthy culture.

We are committed to promoting a work culture and environment that supports healthy lifestyles through our health and wellbeing program. The plan does not stand alone as it aligns with our CORE values and the district’s strategic commitment to an engaged and empowered workforce.

Read our PDF icon 2019-2021 Health and Wellbeing plan for more details.

 Recognition and rewards

Here at Northern Sydney Local Health District, we believe it's important to celebrate the successes of our team. It is through the talents and efforts of our employees and volunteers that we deliver our vision of being leaders in healthcare, partners in wellbeing. Read more about our awards here.

 Innovation and research

​At NSLHD all team members are encouraged to contribute to our constant efforts to improve patient care through team members’ combined experience and speciality skills. Innovation is fostered through learning opportunities, technology development, healthy team environments and supportive leadership across all levels. We run a Quarterly “Pitch” event which enables any staff member to pitch innovative ideas to seek funding and support from the district. NSLHD focuses and promotes the importance and value of research in the delivery of contemporary healthcare. There are several avenues available for staff to obtain grants and scholarships for research projects and/or professional development. The Kolling Institute sits on our Royal North Shore campus and is the district's leading research institute.

 

Read here for more information on our research.

 Communication and engagement

​All NSLHD team members have a voice, which is encouraged and supported through a range of channels including engagement surveys. Our district offers opportunities for communication and engagement outside of individual teams/units through initiatives which encourage interaction between staff members of all backgrounds and experience levels, such as staff forums. Examples of our achievements include: LGBTQ+, Disability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employee Networks, NSLHD Wellbeing and JMO Wellbeing Committees, Site Health and Safety Committees, and NSLHD Speaking Up for Safety Strategy.

 Employment benefits

​There are a range of benefits and conditions that are enticing for our staff and additionally assist staff to balance their work and home life. These include:

  • Additional holidays and leave: We offer unique public sector leave options with monthly allocated days off (ADO), Family and Community Services leave, generous long service leave accruals and parental leave options. This is on top of your four weeks annual leave, sick leave and more!
  • Salary packaging: Salary packaging is an approved way of structuring your income that enables you to use every day bill payments to claim tax free dollars in accordance with Australia Tax Office legislation. All salary packaging benefits are provided on the basis that any tax savings are shared evenly between the employee and the employee's hospital. Simply put, salary packaging allows you to reduce your taxable income, thereby increasing your take home pay (PAYG).
  • Meal Entertainment: Meal Entertainment enables you to salary package the cost of food and drinks when you are eating out or entertaining friends and family at home. This is in addition to the general salary packaging amount.
  • Novated leasing: Finance a car through one of Northern Sydney Local Health District's nominated leasing companies and pay the finance and running costs of the car out of your pre-tax salary. You also save on GST when purchasing a new car.
  • Fitness Passport: NSLHD is committed to supporting healthy work-life balance. This unique opportunity to NSLHD employees offers discounted fitness facility membership, including aquatic centres to you and your family! With access to over 250 fitness facilities in NSW, there is a great selection available to you.

 Culture

​A large part of NSLHD's goal is to foster a culture that aligns with our organisational CORE values where we develop, recognise and empower all team members, optimising their capacity and growing their capability. At NSLHD we pride ourselves on our values-based positive culture with a focus on leadership, performance, diversity and inclusion, wellbeing, and safety. We are a caring organisation that prides ourselves on optimising patient centred-care, maximising the patient experience and enriching employee experience.

Read here for more details on our values and culture.

 Education and talent development

​NSLHD is a learning organisation. We develop our staff through support, supervision, coaching and education and offer a range of skill development courses and leadership development programs. NSLHD team members not only benefit from a mix of mandatory training and further professional development opportunities. Our organisation links our succession planning and talent review processes with leadership opportunities for leaders and identified talent. NSLHD offers targeted Learning and Development leave for employees undertaking tertiary studies at an accredited educational institution. We also offer leave to attend relevant external activities, such as conferences, seminars, and short courses.

 Flexible working

​We accept and understand the important role that work life balance plays in every team member's quality of life. Through a range of initiatives we ensure that our team members have options, flexibility and reasonable choice when it comes to the how, what and when of their work. We aim to offer flexibility that is mutually beneficial, team-based, leader-led and suited to the context of the role.