NSW Government

Job Description

Organisation / Entity: Hunter New England Local Health District
Job category: Nursing and Midwifery | Clinical Nurse Specialist
Job location: Regional NSW / Tamworth & North West NSW
Job reference number: REQ461094
Work type: Full-Time
Total remuneration package: $109945.46 – $113556.22
Closing date: 28/01/2024 – 11:59 PM

Employment Type

: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Clinical Nurse Specialist Gde 2, Clinical Nurse Consultant Gde 2
Remuneration: $109,945.46 – $113,556.22 per annum + super + salary packaging Location: Tamworth Community Health Service Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ461094 Applications Close: Sunday, 28 January 2024 To be eligible to apply for this position the applicant must be a current employee of Hunter New England Local Health District or a current employee of Calvary Mater Newcastle.
Where you’ll be working:

  • This position is based at Tamworth/Nundle Community Health Service as part of the Chronic and Complex Care team. It is a single clinician service however has onsite support from the greater chronic and complex care team of registered and enrolled nurses. There is established links between this role and other respiratory staff and services located across HNELHD.

About the role:

  • This position provides respiratory assessment, care and treatment of patients in Tamworth Hospital and Tamworth community and surrounds.
  • You will manage the outpatient Pulmonary Rehab program and support other outpatient respiratory clinics.
  • A small component of work exists assisting with indigenous chronic disease clinics (3 x year) in Mehi Sector (Narrabri and Moree).
  • You will manage TB services for the community in consultation with Population Health.
  • The role provides clinical leadership, education and expert clinical advice to staff in the Peel and Mehi Sectors as required.
  • You will have access to clinical experts at John Hunter Hospital and Armidale Hospital, online training and education, and Respiratory Stream.

About you:

The successful candidate will possess the following skills/attributes:

  • Clinically skilled in patient respiratory assessment and care delivery.
  • The ability to work with patients across the continuum of care, inpatients through to outpatients.
  • Experience working in the community setting.
  • Patient education skills.
  • The ability to work autonomously.
  • Ability to prioritise workloads.


  • Four weeks annual leave (pro-rata for part-time employees)
  • Superannuation contributions 11%
  • Salary packaging – Up to $9k for living expenses + $2.6k meal & entertainment + Novated leasing.
  • Fitness Passport
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members
  • Opportunity to work and collaborate with a range of non-clinical and clinical professionals.


  • Current Authority to Practice as a Registered Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Additional information:

  • This position is full time; however, job share and/or part time arrangements will be considered.
  • An eligibility list will be created for future permanent full or part time and temporary full or part time vacancies.
  • To be eligible for employment in this position you must be an Australian Citizen, or a permanent resident of Australia, or a New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand passport. Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable local candidate is identified for the position; in this instance, you may only be offered employment in line with the conditions and expiry date of your visa.

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For role related queries or questions contact Alison Harding on Ali.Harding@health.nsw.gov.au Information for Applicants:
Applicants will be assessed against the essential requirements and selection criteria contained within the position description (link below). For assistance addressing selection criteria visit: https://bit.ly/3vL5fq2
Stepping Up Website is a resource designed to help indigenous job applicants apply for positions in NSW Health. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/HNEHealthSteppingUp.
This is a Category A position. Recommended applicants will be reviewed for compliance with NSW Health policy directive PD2023_022: Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Specific Diseases for Category A positions prior to offer. All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in the policy.
All NSW Health workers are required to have completed a primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine which has been approved or recognised by the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA). New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate (AIR Immunisation History Statement) certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW.
Acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement (IHS), or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate, or AIR COVID-19 and Influenza IHS. Booster doses are highly recommended for all health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations.
Salary Packaging: is beneficial to most HNELHD employees and may increase your take-home pay! Salary package a range of personal expenses including novated motor vehicle leases, relocation expenses, and HECS/HELP debt. Find out more by contacting SalaryPackagingPLUS! via nswhealth@salarypackagingplus.com.au or 1300 40 25 23.
HNE Health employees may be eligible for a range of benefits such as allocated days off (ADO) for full time employees, long service leave, paid maternity leave, and salary packaging options including meal expenses.
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