February 6, 2023

Exploring new pathways in 2023

The Transformation Unit is excited to run the HRO Explorer program again in 2023.

Applications are open to staff wanting to diversify their career at Northern Health. The purpose of the Explorer program is to provide Northern Health staff with opportunities to widen their skillsets and empower them to confidently pursue alternative internal career paths.

The HRO Explorer Program developed from an idea submitted in the February 2022 round of the Big Idea. During the pandemic, staff were considering changes in employment in the organisation, yet were unable to identify how to make the change. Scoping of the idea involved focus groups with our frontline staff, and development of a framework which aligned to the HRO principle ‘deference to expertise’, while drawing on the employees aims – to network, to empower them through knowledge, and to reinvest in our staff.

The 12-week program involves working in another division for one day a week for the duration, with some of the participating divisions including:
• Education
• Victorian Virtual Emergency Department (VVED) Project Team
• Data Science
• Quality & Safety
• Northern Health Foundation
• People & Culture
• Information Communication Technology (ICT)
• HRO/Transformation Unit

For further information about participating departments, please view a video here.

Cassie Bramston, Project Manager, Transformation Unit, is delighted to see this program run once again, after its successful launch in 2022.

“The program will commence Tuesday, 28 March, and conclude Tuesday, 13 June 2023, and is open to all Northern Health staff,” said Cassie.

“No prior specialist education or training is required for the selected divisions and mentoring will be provided by your prospective department and the HRO/Transformation Unit.”

To hear from some of the participants in last year’s program, click here.

If you would like to learn more, a virtual drop-in information session will be held on Thursday, 10 February 2023, from 12 pm – 12.30 pm. Please email HROpathways@nh.org.au if you wish to attend.

How to Apply
To apply, please email your responses to the questions below to HROpathways@nh.org.au:

• Name
• Department
• Manager
• Employment status – full time, part time, casual
• Which division would you like to explore and why?
This is an opportunity to sell yourself! (no more than 100 words).
Please provide area preferences (no more than three).

Please ensure you cc your manager in your email. This will confirm they are aware and support your application.

Applications close Friday, 17 February 2023.

Please direct any questions to Cassie Bramston via email at cassandra.bramston@nh.org.au.