NSW Government Hunter New England Local Health District

It’s a great time to join Hunter New England Local Health District. Apply now for one of our eligible regional and rural positions. You could benefit under the NSW Health Rural Workforce Incentive Scheme!

Remuneration: $70,049.73 – $98,351.39 (Pro-rata for Part-Time) + Super + Salary Packaging + Rural Incentives
Location: Warialda Multi-Purpose Service
Position Classification: Registered Nurse
Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
Hours Per Week: 30
Requisition ID: REQ462923
Applications Close: Monday, 5th February 2024

About the Role

  • We have an exciting opportunity for a Registered Nurse to provide a high-quality clinical service to patients and their families/carers; to ensure the provision of optimal health outcomes for patients of the service.
  • The role is responsible for the provision of many types of nursing cares and assessments, provided in the home and also at Warialda MPS, individualised and patient centred.
  • The role is predominantly based in community health but will at times require work shifts in the acute and residential aged care departments.

Where you’ll be working

  • The Warialda Multipurpose Service has approximately 70 employees supporting 10 acute inpatient beds, 2 Emergency Department treatment beds, 15 residential aged residents and also provides pathology and radiology services.
  • A wide range of community and allied health services such as Physio, Speech, Audio, Dietetics and community health nursing are provided.
  • With a dedication to Excellence- Every Patient, Every Time – staff are dedicated to make a genuine difference to the health and wellbeing of the communities they serve.

About You

  • The Community Health Registered Nurse role requires a significant level of autonomy and independence to manage workload and prioritise client needs.
  • This role works as part of the multidisciplinary team and coordinates access to services across multiple groups. With an emphasis on quality of care and the provision of primary health care, the role requires an ability to identify and improve opportunities to enhance the health and wellbeing of clients and patients.
  • You will also have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including advanced verbal and written skills ; an ability to negotiate and problem solve and the capacity to collaborate with and influence health and other professionals.


  • Rural Health Incentives (See Below)
  • 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

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 $20,000 in total for the first year
  • Retention incentive of up to $10,000 thereafter annually
  • PLUS 3 months accommodation assistance (e.g. rent payments, mortgage re-payments, payments for commercial accommodation)
  • PLUS Relocation benefits (e.g. expenses incurred due to relocation such as leave for moving, travel to look at potential accommodation, removal and storage costs, transactional and incidental costs due to the sale and purchase of a home, plus more!)
  • PLUS Family Travel Assistance (e.g. reimbursement of a return economy air fare to and from the nearest capital city for a family member that is usually part of your household per year)
  • 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.


  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse with AHPRA

Additional Information

  • To be eligible for permanent 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.
  • 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
  • An eligibility list will be created for future permanent part-time and temporary part-time vacancies.
  • 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 Melani Austin on melani.austin@health.nsw.gov.au

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.


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