Mater hospital's jobs get our readers talking

ONE thing guaranteed to get people talking, especially in these times where paid work is precious - is the prospect of employment.

The QT report on the recruitment process for stage one of Mater Private Hospital Springfield is now under way, with all nursing, administration and support roles being advertised.

The hospital in Springfield Central will provide day surgery procedures as well as chemotherapy treatment, supported by $21.4 million in Australian Government funding for a cancer care centre.

The recruitment drive is expected to create more than 100 staff members for the hospital.

Up to 12 senior positions including nurse managers and team leaders for support services, food services and administration are now open and 90 more full-time, part-time and casual positions at the hospital will be advertised beginning in mid-June.

These vacancies will include up to 45 nursing roles, several oncology nursing positions and a small number of administrative and support service positions.

The story attracted a whopping 3850 Facebook likes on the QT web site and it was one of the top-trending stories on

On Facebook 90 people liked it, 420 people shared the post and of the 79 comments, most were people tagging other people to draw their attention to it.

Of the other Facebook comments, Shari Pepperell said: "I put in my EOI months ago so I get regular updates.

"They aren't looking for allied health at this stage," she posted.

Judith Hewson, meanwhile, had some advice for the job recruiters: "Why don't they hire young people who have not had any work for a year or so and train them up now so when the hospital opens they will have trained porters/wardsmen/etc/tea ladies? Better than looking for professionals. Leave that till a bit later. Hire the young unemployed first."

Stacey Bracken decided to focus on the high cost of parking and public transport.

"It will only cost you half your wage parking. Then train fair is extremely costly also," she wrote.


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