Code of Conduct

The St Vincent’s Health Australia Code of Conduct in keeping with the Code of Ethical Standards for Catholic Health and Aged Care Services in Australia and the ethical framework of Mary Aikenhead Ministries, sets out the behaviours expected of all our employees including all those who provide services for, or on behalf of, St Vincent’s Health Australia including but not limited to volunteers, independent contractors, visiting medical practitioners, agency staff and students.

The Code gives expression to the St Vincent’s Health Australia values of Compassion, Justice, Integrity and Excellence and helps us understand our obligations and responsibilities to each other and to the organisation.

Code of Conduct PDF [9.66 MB]

The Code of Conduct covers:

  • Application of the Code
  • Compliance with the Code
  • Our Identity
  • Our Mission
  • Our Vision
  • Our Values
  • Our Behaviours
  • Our Care
  • Responsibilities
  • Attendance
  • Complaints and issues resolution
  • Compliance with the law
  • Confidentiality
  • Conflict of interest
  • Criminal history reporting
  • Environment and sustainability
  • Equal Employment Opportunities and non-discriminatory practices
  • Fraud, theft and corruption
  • Fundraisers and sponsored/facility organised functions
  • Gambling
  • Gifts and hospitality
  • Intellectual property
  • Media and public representation
  • Other employment (outside St Vincent’s Health Australia)
  • Political participation
  • Privacy
  • Professional attire
  • Providing references - verbal and written
  • Smoking
  • Substance misuse
  • Use of official resources
  • Work Health and Safety (WHS)
  • Whistleblower Protection