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    NETWORK: Rural Northwest Health executive manager clinical services Joseph Bermudo with Goulburn Valley Health manager of nursing and midwifery recruitment Lyn Brett, Alfred Health nursing fellow Stacey Cross and Kerang District Health people and culture manager Michelle Maritz.

Rural Norhtwest Health bolstering workforce

A recruitment drive to attract registered nurses to the Wimmera, Mallee and Grampians has reached international waters.  

Rural Northwest Health executive manager clinical services Joseph Bermudo was among the Victorian Department of Health’s exhibitor team at an International Nursing Job Fair in Belfast, Northern Ireland this month. 

In collaboration with four Victorian public health sector services and the Victorian Department of Health, Mr Bermudo had a chance to engage with a diverse pool of highly qualified and talented registered nurses. 

He said candidates’ enthusiasm and interest was ‘truly commendable’ and reflected the global appeal of Victoria’s healthcare sector and the positive reputation of respective health services. 

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He said highlights included meeting and connecting with a diverse range of candidates with experience and skills from various international healthcare settings – and accepting expressions of interest from more than 100 engagements. 

Mr Bermudo said the Victorian delegation received a warm welcome, with attendees showing genuine interest in the opportunities available within the health services. 

He said collaboration between the Department of Health and four participating health services fostered a united approach.

“The influx of talented nurses will undoubtedly contribute to the continued excellence of our healthcare services in Victoria, and I look forward to welcoming our new colleagues and further enhancing the healthcare landscape in Victoria,” Mr Bermudo said. 

The health service will now contact registered nurses who expressed an interest in joining Rural Northwest Health to arrange further discussions including an interview process for shortlisted candidates. 

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