NSW Government Hunter New England Local Health District

Remuneration: $109,945.46 – $113,556.22 + Super + Salary Packaging + Rural Incentives
Location: Moree Community Health Service
Employment Type: Temporary Full Time
Position Classification: Clinical Nurse Specialist Gde 2
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ460840
Applications Close: Monday, 29th January 2024

Exciting opportunity based in Moree Community Health Service as a

Wellbeing Health Inreach Nurse (WHIN) – Clinical Nurse Specialist, Grade 2

About the Wellbeing Nurse:

The Wellbeing Health In-reach Nurse Coordinator Program is responsible for facilitating identification of health, wellbeing and social needs and the coordination of appropriate early intervention, assessments, and referral to services for school-aged children and young people attending designated primary and secondary schools.

You will work in identified local schools and apply your specialist clinical nursing knowledge, experience and skill in providing complex health care coordination for school-aged children, young people and their families in these schools.

The WHIN Coordinator will be working closely with school wellbeing teams, school principals, school staff, GPs, health and mental health services, child and family, youth and other specialist services, NGOs and local government services to identify health, wellbeing and social needs and coordinate appropriate intervention, assessment and referral to services for school-aged children, young people and their families.

About the facility:

If you a compassionate and dedicated nurse looking to make a meaningful impact on rural healthcare, then please join our team in the picturesque town of Moree, NSW, where your skills and expertise are not just valued, but vital. Experience the beauty of country living while providing crucial care to our close-knit community.

At Moree Community Health Service, you’ll enjoy a supportive work environment, competitive compensation, and opportunities for career growth. Embrace a lifestyle filled with fresh air, friendly faces, and a true sense of belonging. Your commitment will make a real difference in the lives of our residents. Come be a part of something special; come be a part of Moree’s healthcare family. Apply now and discover the rewards of rural nursing.

About the team:

Hunter New England Health are partnering with NSW Education to improve the wellbeing and health of children and young people at school (K to 12). We are advertising a new Wellbeing & Health In-reach Nurse (WHIN) Coordinator positions at Moree Community Health Service. This position will work on both the health and education sites.

Role support:

  • You will be supported through online learning and mentoring.
  • Job share / Part-time arrangements will be considered.

What we can offer you:

Working with HNE Health gives you access to a vast range of benefits:

  • Rural Health Incentives (See Below)
  • Sustainable Healthcare: Together towards zero
  • 12 ADOs per year (for full-time employees)
  • 6 weeks annual leave (for eligible full-time employees, pro-rata for part-time employees)
  • Superannuation contributions
  • Salary packaging options
  • 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.

Rural Health Incentives:

This vacancy is eligible for an Attraction and Relocation package that includes the following*:

  • Attraction incentive paid as a Rural and Regional fortnightly allowance of up to $10,000 for the first 12 months
  • Retention incentive of up to $5,000 thereafter annually
  • PLUS 3 months accommodation assistance (e.g. rent payments, mortgage re-payments, payments for commercial accommodation)
  • All payments and reimbursements made to part-time employees will be on a pro-rata basis.

Attraction incentives will be paid as a Rural and Regional fortnightly allowance on top of your base salary.

Other forms of payment/package options (where you are eligible) need to be negotiated with the Convenor and may include**: ??

  • Additional annual professional development days (up to 5 more per year)
  • Additional personal leave (up to 5 more per year)
  • Computer/internet reimbursement (e.g. laptop, wi-fi costs)
  • Return airfare to and from your work base (or equivalent motor vehicle allowance) so you can still visit family and friends

**The total value of your incentive package would remain the same. Employees are responsible for seeking independent financial advice before accepting an Attraction and Retention Incentive package as part of their offer.

Additional Information:

  • 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 permanent resident of Australia, or a New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand Passport, or hold an appropriate visa that allows you to live and work in Australia. Employment of a temporary visa holder will only be offered in line with the conditions and expiry date of your visa.
  • We are unable to accommodate visa sponsorship for applicants requiring a visa for this position.
  • This position is full-time; however, part-time/job share arrangements may also be considered.

Need more information?

2) Find out more about applying for this position

For role-related queries or questions contact Lee Clissold on Lee.Clissold@health.nsw.gov.au

Important Information for Applicants:

  • Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Specific Diseases (OASV) you are applying for a Category A position. Please read and understand NSW Health policy directive PD2023_022. All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this 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 certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW. Acceptable proof of vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate. Booster doses are highly recommended for all health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations. Please provide proof of booster vaccination if available.
  • As part of your employment checks you will need to submit details of your paid worker Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearance in NSW. If you are recommended for appointment and do not currently hold a WWCC in NSW, you will need to take action to apply for one online and attend a Service NSW Centre for your check to lodge at your earliest convenience.
  • Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Applicants may be contacted via email, text and/or phone throughout the recruitment process, so it is important to provide up-to-date contact details in your application and monitor for correspondence.


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