Working at Queensland Health: Company Overview and Reviews in Australia

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Queensland Health
3.8
244 reviews
Queensland Health, AU Ratings
3.8
Average rating of 244 reviews on Indeed
3.8Work-Life Balance
4.1Pay & Benefits
3.4Job Security & Advancement
3.2Management
3.4Culture
Headquarters
Brisbane
Employees
5,001 to 10,000
Revenue
More than $10B (USD)
Industry
Health Care

Popular jobs at Queensland Health in Australia

 Average SalarySalary Range
1 salary reported
$80,000
per year
$40,000-$120,000
2 salaries reported
$34.51
per hour
$17.25-$51.80
3 salaries reported
$5,965
per month
$2,900-$9,000
1 salary reported
$8,333
per month
$4,100-$13,000
1 salary reported
$4,570
per month
$2,800-$6,900
Salary Satisfaction
87%
Of the employees are satisfied about their pay, in Australia
Based on 263 reviews

Queensland Health Reviews

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Overall Reviews at Queensland Health

1.0
Casual Relief Pool - Admin A03 | Queensland | 5 May 2021
Toxic Bullying Culture - unfairly dismissed at Qld Chidren's Hospital
I was unfairly dismissed at the Queensland Children's Hospital. We were given 3 days to learn many programs (several of the steps were skipped and not taught to us at all..including Prep charts training). I got stressed & cried during training on the 3rd day as the trainer spoke a million miles an hour and barely gave us time to catch up (even the other new workers were stressed, and one stayed back her ENTIRE lunch hour trying to figure out the new programs). When I went into Outpatients I enjoyed my role and worked as hard as I could. I was finally understanding it (as learning 'on the job' is where they say most of our training is, and how I learn best).On the 3rd week I was put in switchboard with a trainer that disliked me (and had no idea I was turning up for training to start with!!..management issue there!!). I was given a folder and told I didn't need to write things down (this concerned me as THIS IS HOW I LEARN).She insisted on putting me straight on the phones on day 2 (I was supposed to be in switch for 3 weeks!!). On the first phone call, I got flustered with a tricky call and she sternly told me (with no empathy) "YOU ARE NOT LISTENING!", and swiftly took me off the phone! I was NEVER given another chance on the phone to train! I got upset again. Just told "Do you need to go for a walk?". No understanding. The following day was better and I started to understand it, and WRITE THINGS DOWN! But the next day she was sick and I was old to only come in for 4 hrs a
Prosnice uniform, good money, salary sacrifice
Consbullying, toxic work culture, managers out of touch, badly managed
5.0
Assistant Business Manager | Brisbane QLD | 27 Apr 2014
State Govt run hospitals in the state of Queensland, Australia. Great work life balance, awesome remuneration.
Working as an Assistant Business Manager with Queensland Health, I assisted Projects and Operational areas with a portfolio of over $100M with building their budgets, determining the cash flow, conducting quarterly/ half yearly reviews, providing variance comments on a monthly basis, etc.. I liaised with Corporate Finance and Business units in order to collate, analyse and submit information in accordance to the guidelines outlined by Treasury. Assisting the Infrastructure Projects within Queensland Health, I developed a strong and sound knowledge of building budgets, outlining the cash flow, providing monthly dashboard reports, variance reports, KPI reports to Directors and Senior Directors. I also assisted Projects with the quarterly reviews and half yearly reviews and if there was a need to ask for more funds or funds to be deferred to next financial year, worked along with the projects to provide Corporate Finance with the required information. I had regular meetings with all the key stakeholders to understand their needs along with provide them with information which would enable to make informed decisions. I liaised with Corporate Finance and the Project staff and ensured any data/ information required by either of them was provided in a format they required. As the Project staff wasn't well versed in Finance and the Finance team wasn't well versed with what happened in the project space, I played the key role of not just a coordinator but also kept a check on whether
ProsFlexible working hours, good pay
2.0
Administration | Townsville QLD | 16 Nov 2017
Excellent Remuneration yet Terrible Management
A typical day involves assisting with all sort of emergencies, the job has variety with most management absent you are free to manage your own workload. I have learned QLD Health does not value skill level on staff and promotions and job offers are generally appointed by office politics under the guise of merit based recruitment to make it appear they are being equitable. Management know all the tricks and policies to ward of any challenges to staffing decisions. A lot of backroom deals go on during the recruitment process to either assist or hinder staff from progressing. Management love using "gotcha" word play moments in the interview process which makes it virtually impossible to progress in your career as they rarely offer stepping stone work opportunities to gain required experiences to answer their convoluted interview questions. Management has a culture of incompetence and bullying which is so bad they had to bring in an external company to deal with bullying claims. The hardest part of the job is management making decisions without any input from line level staff that have to work with the policies that they implement that cause more problems. The most enjoyable part of the job is the remuneration because the management have no clue in managing an efficient budget along with the Government they throw money at the Organisation so if you can put up with poor management, stonewalling and other unethical conduct the tax and money insane benefits is why
ProsAbove Average Remuneration
ConsBullying incompetent workplace culture
4.0
Administrative Officer | Gold Coast QLD | 29 Feb 2016
Productive, team-oriented work environment with diverse workplace culture
A typical day at work consisted of using internal workplace systems for data entry and retrieval of information relevant to my job role. First point of contact for answering phone calls from both internal employees and external customers. Collected incoming mail and delivered outgoing mail. Required the use of systems such as SapHR, Springboard and Vader. Used Microsoft Office applications such as Outlook, Word and Excel. Attended weekly meetings with my manager and other recruitment officers. Checked the fax machine for faxes received. Checked the inbox and categorised emails to recruitment officers. Processed Position Maintenance Requests and Organisational Unit Maintenance Requests. Sent through Application Kit Requests and Role Descriptions to Qld Health employees. Processed New Starter Paperwork for employees beginning a career in Qld Health. Processed Criminal History Checks for Qld Health employees. Processed Transfer at Level Applications for Qld Health employees. Processed Unsolicited Resumes for people looking to join Qld Health in areas such as environmental services, nursing and medical recruitment. Processed Invoices for clients such as Ricoh and Blaze, preparing GPVs. Processed Acceptance of Offers (ADHOCs and Packages) for Qld Health employees that have accepted their position within Qld Health.
ProsPositive, team-oriented, friendly environment with helpful and supportive colleagues
ConsHigh volume of work, understaffed, busy, high expectations from management
4.0
Senior Account Officer | Cairns QLD | 5 Jan 2014
Enjoyed my work and the compay of all internal and external stakeholders.
My day was ensuring all accounts were sent out on time and were accurate. I would also liaise with staff on daily issues they faced. I would complete journals, sign cheques, and issue GPV vouchers for vendor payment. I would assist other facilities with Debt Collection and prepare all month end journals, prepare write-offs and prepare all spreadsheets for revenue raised and balance the receipting with the Cashbook. As a supervisor, I feel a had a great group of co-workers in the Revenue unit. Most of the staff worked as a team, helping out other areas if they were struggling. I learned that there isn't a different culture in government jobs, and staff there just as hard as in any other industry. My manager had a great understanding of our unit and could relate to each member of staff if they had an issue with processes. My co-workers were a great group of people, and I miss them dearly. The hardest part of my job was to recover deb t within 60 days, especially with overseas travellers with no insurance. The most enjoyable part of my job was co-ordinating my staff and always looking at process to implement changes if necessary. I also enjoyed the Debt recovery for the district, which involved sometimes helping families with payment plans which suited their financial situation.
ProsNone
Consl always worked at least 5 hours per week overtime - with no renumeration.
1.0
Assistant in Nursing | Townsville QLD | 16 Aug 2016
If you dont want to work with bullies then do not work with Queensland health because they will do nothing to protect you.
I enjoyed working with the majority of supervisors and nurses, I think the organisation mostly is disorganised with lack of communication even with constant meetings to review these outstanding problems. They need to start listening to staff about there concerns about co-workers, management and supervisors as I have learnt from my experience at Queensland Health that the bullies in the system get away with everything, while the descent worker has to be exposed to this behaviour continuously. This is a major problem in Queensland Health though I believe this will never be rectified or given any thought, training and consequences for there actions, not a slap on the wrists and moved to another department in the system. When this occurs which is often, it starts all over again with a new lot of staff. Queensland Health should be ashamed of themselves for the bullying and mistreatment of staff they have allowed to continually be exposed to this abuse without any help from management or senior staff in giving discipline reaction when these situations occur straight away, Queensland Health should Give up trying to solve problems with mediation, as this can put an innocent worker in a vulnerable position with superior management.
ProsGood earning money
ConsBullying
4.0
Registered Nurse | Caboolture QLD | 7 Mar 2017
productive day filled with all aspects of patient care and assessment
-Enjoyable busy Hospital ward with a diverse range of patients ranging from acutely ill to long term medically stable. -Ive learned the importance of patient assessment, following infection control procedures, patient care planning, evaluating patient care, and reflecting on care and assessments, the triage of patient complaints and conditions, effective time management skills around the workplace, the importance patient safety, education for patients regarding their medications and medication safety, the assessment and care of acute and chronic wounds, administering all types of injections including immunisations, the care of the cardiac patient, the care of the unconcious patient, the care of the CVA patient and overall care of the medical patient including diabetes management and managing dementia and treating infections in acutely ill patients. -There is a supportive work enviroment and training courses are available at your discretion. - The hardest part of the job is reflecting on the death of a patient, expected or not - Most enjoyable part is caring for my patients, seeing improvement in conditions and managing their illness, giving them quality of life, keeping them comfortable and assisting them to work towards discharge when they are safe and supported to go home.
3.0
Administration | Townsville QLD | 23 May 2017
Excellent Remuneration yet Terrible Management
A typical day involves assisting with all sort of emergencies, the job has variety with most management absent you are free to manage your own workload. I have learned QLD Health does not value skill level on staff and promotions and job offers are generally appointed by office politics under the guise of merit based recruitment to make it appear they are being equitable. Management know all the tricks and policies to ward of any challenges to staffing decisions. A lot of backroom deals go on during the recruitment process to either assist or hinder staff from progressing. Management has a culture of incompetence and bullying which is so bad they had to bring in an external company to deal with bullying claims. The hardest part of the job is management making decisions without any input from line level staff that have to work with the policies that they implement that cause more problems. The most enjoyable part of the job is the remuneration because the management have no clue in managing an efficient budget along with the Government they throw money at the Organisation so if you can put up with poor management, stonewalling and other unethical conduct the tax and money insane benefits is why people work at QLD Health.
ProsAbove Average Remuneration
ConsBullying incompetent workplace culture
3.0
Home Care Nurse | Shire of Pine Rivers QLD | 20 Aug 2013
Provided excellent understanding of Aged Care system / supports available.
Daily requirements of the Co-ordinators role was to coordinate Home Care Workers (HCW) to provide domestic assistance to frail aged & younger disabled clients. I learnt to be non judgemental towards clients personal circumstances, patient to understanding clients needs & the value of limited support to enable clients to remain to live independently in their own homes. I understood the constraints which management managed around funding & in more recent times the impact Governmenrt policy had on the transfer of client services. Co-workers were always very supportive of the Home Care Team acknowledeging HCW's were the eyes & ears of the service. The hardest part of the job was to liaise with the clients and families when the transisition of services to domicillary services recently occurred. I really enjoyed being part of the team of people making a real difference to clients knowing the provision of basic domestic services was keeping them out of nursing homes & allowing them to remain to live independently within the community.
ProsFlexible hours
ConsUncertainity around job security.
2.0
Project Officer | Brisbane QLD | 1 July 2014
Ongoing organisational commitment - Identification
Varied opportunities to engage with multiple staff in the Health Statistics Centre to improve identification of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) has pledged to develop and implement coordinated strategies to address the key causes and determinants of Indigenous disadvantage. It has agreed six high level targets for closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. These targets are: • to close the gap in life expectancy within a generation; • to halve the gap in mortality rates for Indigenous children under five within a decade; • to ensure all Indigenous four year olds in remote communities have access to early childhood education within five years; • to halve the gap in reading, writing and numeracy achievements for Indigenous children within a decade; • to halve the gap for Indigenous students in year 12 attainment or equivalent attainment rates by 2020; and • to halve the gap in employment outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians within a decade.
ProsVaried opportunities to work with multiple teams
Conslong hours
3.0
Endorsed Enrolled Nurse | Centre-Val de Loire | 29 Nov 2012
rewarding when successful outcomes achieved
typical day , Attending their many requests as best. Requests to see dr's or other allied health staff. Patience, humility , compassion, awareness of others needs, empathy for these persons with Mental health issues and their struggle with day to day life as we know it. As a member of the nursing team i have always sought to encourage a team approach to pt care. this has involved establishing good working relationships and co-operating with other staff. Mental health has still with it, a stigma many people are unclear and afraid of the very mention of Mental Health issues or people afflicted. It is very heartbreaking to see patients you feel you have made some progress with, to suicide or continually fall back into patterns which have been detrimental to their health. Equally,hard is seeing the prejudice they endure , particularly when they are giving their all. I would have to say when a consumer initiates engagement with you, or seeks you out or responds to you with a smile. Having them trust in you enough to approach you of their own accord.
Prosas above having the patients call you by name and want to sit down and talk to you
Consit can be challenging, soul destroying, heartbreaking when you lose a patient.

Questions And Answers about Queensland Health

Why do/did you like working at Queensland Health?
Asked 7 Feb 2018
Pay was higher than security and less responsiblies
Answered 30 Dec 2019
The clients in the community and made some great friends.
Answered 17 Sept 2019
What should you wear to an interview at Queensland Health?
Asked 9 Apr 2017
Business attire
Answered 19 May 2019
Smart dress
Answered 4 Aug 2018
Does Queensland Health require a background check? What kind of background check does Queensland Health do?
Asked 25 Apr 2017
WWC and Police check refrences
Answered 24 Jan 2019
All health services will require a back ground check with no criminal conviction recorded.
Answered 17 Dec 2017
What are the working hours at Queensland Health?
Asked 9 Apr 2017
Depends I was a shift worker
Answered 8 Nov 2017
24/7 8 hour shifts, but over time sometimes is available- 10 hour shifts
Answered 7 Nov 2017
What interview questions do they ask at Queensland Health?
Asked 24 May 2017
Skills and experience
Answered 12 July 2018
Same as other employers
Answered 7 Feb 2018