NSW Government

This position may receive Attraction and Relocation Incentives valued up to $20k, with a Rural & Regional Health Allowance (taxable) of $10k upon a qualifying period. For further information please contact our Incentives Coordinator on:

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Employment Type: Permanent Full Time or Part Time
Position Classification: Registered Nurse
Remuneration: $70,049.73 – $98,351.39 pa (plus super) + Incentives / $35.33 – $49.60 ph (plus super) + Incentives
Hours per week: Up to 38
Location: Negotiable at a rural procedural hospital including Cowra, Forbes, Mudgee, Parkes.

Rural Nurse – District Hospitals

At a procedural rural health service, you will work within more specialised areas of health, in a rural setting.

Rural nursing in WNSWLHD

Our rural based procedural sites are medium sized hospitals where you can work to the top of your speciality scope in emergency, acute care, theatre, midwifery, chronic disease, child health, primary care, mental health, dialysis and palliative. Nurses work in small teams, supported 24/7 by a world leading virtual care model utilising state of the art telehealth technology.

Rural nursing is nurse-led care, so nurses are a key part of the decision-making process for client care and have more influence on healthcare delivery.

Rural nurses are called on to respond to a broader range of emergency and health needs, hence are encouraged and supported to develop skills to work the top of their scope of practice, experiencing far greater autonomy than in larger hospitals.

Rural nursing is extremely rewarding as you build personal relationships with patients and are responsible for holistic care, taking care from start to finish – patients do not get swept away to a specialist ward as occurs in a referral hospital.

By directly influencing care across the lifespan and health continuum of their community rural nurses are respected and valued members of their hometowns.

Is rural nursing in WNSWLHD for you?

Every day is different and you use ALL your skills
Enjoy a diverse and interesting career where you are rapidly accelerated to the top of your scope of practice.

Be respected, trusted and sought for advice
Working with greater autonomy and responsibility, you will have a much greater influence on healthcare delivery.

Accelerate your career
Leadership development opportunities are presented to you much earlier in your career.

A professional network you can rely on 24/7
You will have a network of multidisciplinary clinicians from both small and large hospitals, who you can call on to support you 24/7 utilising a world leading telehealth infrastructure

A rewarding workplace that is not always 100% full on for 100% of the time
Working at a less hectic pace where you have time to holistically care for your clients but still have the adrenaline rush from all hands on deck with an emergency presentation – plus no commuting time!

Being recognised as an integral part of people’s lives
Building strong relationships with patients, families, and colleagues who show gratitude to you every day. You become an integral part of people’s lives and make a significant impact on the health of the community.

Join a vibrant community with lots of leisure options
Being a part of a close knit community who looks after each other and is very social with team sports, interest groups, bush events like picnic races and concerts and some of the most offers breathtaking natural landscapes, scenic beauty to explore

Learn about and make a difference to the health of the world’s oldest continuous culture
Living and working on the lands of the world’s oldest continuous culture, you get to make a difference to the health of Indigenous Australians, who are often vulnerable with significant health challenges.

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This is a targeted position in accordance with . All suitably qualified Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply for this position.

About us:

The WNSWLHD is one of the largest Local Health Districts in New South Wales, covering an area of 246,676 square kilometres, similar to the size of England. Our vision is to create healthier rural people and thriving communities through exceptional rural healthcare. Read more in our .

With the largest rural mental health service in Australia, our district also includes three major rural referral hospitals, 38 inpatient facilities including 25 Multipurpose Services (MPS) and District Health Services.

To find out more about the size and services of each facility, visit our .

Working with us in the Western NSW Health District:

  • You’re given genuine support in an inclusive, compassionate and caring team environment
  • You can broaden your scope and bring your purpose to life through interesting and challenging work
  • You’ll have greater autonomy and responsibility to reach your full potential
  • You’ll have the opportunity to make an impact and shape the future of rural health through projects, innovations and research
  • Your learning and development will progress, with access to a mentoring program, ongoing training and eLearning system
  • You’ll have access to extra health benefits such as Salary Packaging, Fitness Passport and free and confidential counselling services

Watch our video to find out what living your best life can look like in the .

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Please note advertising will remain ongoing until all positions are filled. Applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis.

COVID-19 Response:
All NSW Health workers are required to have received three doses of COVID-19 vaccine or have an approved medical contraindication certificate. A record of your COVID-19 vaccination status is required.

Talent Pool
If we identify a surplus of suitable candidates for this role, you may also be invited to an eligibility list where you could be offered an alternative position per the relevant Award.