Western NSW Local Health District
Contribute to world-class rural health care through innovation, safety, quality care and improved outcomes for communities of Western NSW.
To be considered for interview, candidates must address the Selection Criteria in the
Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
Position Classification: Technical Assistant Grade 2
Remuneration: $27.69 – $28.82 ph plus super
Hours per week: 16
Location: Dubbo NSW
Vision and Hearing Screener
Integrated Care Directorate
About the role:
The role of the Vision and Hearing Screener involves direct interaction with babies, children, childcare personnel and parents/guardians. It entails conducting the screening and liaising effectively within nominated child care centres and community based health services e.g. preschools, long day care centres, occasion care centres and community centres
The NSW Statewide Eyesight Preschooler Screening (StEPS) Program is an initiative of the NSW Health and offers all 4 year old children a free vision screening assessment.
The NSW Statewide Infant Screening Hearing (SWIS-H) Program aims to identify babies born with a significant hearing loss and introduce them to appropriate services as soon as possible
This is a targeted position in accordance with GSE Rule 26: Employment of eligible persons. Whereby Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply and, where found suitable, will be given higher priority under affirmative action in order to improve access to employment and career opportunities. In the event there are no suitable Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants, then applications from non-Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants will be considered.
Where you’ll be working:
Western NSW is not your average health district. We’re a place where you can bring your purpose to life, broaden your scope through development & experience, and fast track your career. We value autonomy & responsibility, and will always support you in an inclusive, collaborative and caring team environment. As leaders in the delivery of virtual care, with innovation and continuous improvement at the heart of all roles, you’ll be part of shaping the future of rural health. It’s not always easy, but it will always be extremely rewarding.
Our focus of growing our own, and with less career competition – that promotion could be yours – accelerating your career way ahead of your metro colleagues. And as you are paid the same as in the city, the lower cost of living in our region means there is more left over for what you find fun!
Western NSW is a thriving region, where our towns and cities provide similar facilities to metropolitan areas with more time, more space and less stress. Traffic? There’s none out here – your commute is quick and you can spend more time doing the things you love, all while building a rewarding and meaningful career.
Challenge yourself. Make an impact. Shape the future. Work with us at Western NSW Local Health district.
is the largest employer in the region, with over 7,700 dedicated staff working across 3 major rural referral hospitals, 50 community health centres, numerous corporate and executive offices and 38 inpatient facilities – which include 25 multipurpose services and 4 district health services.
Watch our video to find out what it is like to work with the Western NSW Local Health District.
Some of theinclude:
- Genuine support in an inclusive, compassionate and caring team environment.
- Interesting and challenging work that will bring your purpose to life, broaden your scope and fast track your career.
- Greater autonomy and responsibility to reach your full potential.
- Opportunities to make an impact and shape the future of rural health through involvement in projects, innovations and research.
- Opportunities for learning and development, including access to a mentoring program and in-house training with our Organisational Development Unit and eLearning system.
- Access to and free and confidential counselling services.
How to apply:
Candidates must read the Position Description and address the Selection Criteria for the role, providing examples where required. You must also upload a copy of your current CV as part of your application. For assistance, see our For further information on the remuneration and conditions, visit
Applications will close 04 July 2022 – 11:59pm.
For role related enquiries, please reach out to Tammy O’Connor on (02) 6809 6560 or
All NSW Health workers are required to have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by 30 September 2021 and two doses by 30 November 2021 or have an approved medical contraindication certificate. You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status if successful for this role.
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.