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: Moree District Hospital
Employment Type: Full-time and Part-time Roles available
Position Classification: Registered Nurse
Hours Per Week: Up to 38
Requisition ID: REQ467216
Applications Close: Thursday, 7th March 2024 – Applications reviewed regularly
Emergency Department Registered Nurse – Incentives Offered
Moree District Hospital

About the Role

  • As the successful candidate, you will deliver and assist in assessing, planning, organising and evaluating quality nursing care to achieve individual clinical outcomes for each patient/client within the Emergency Department. You will be required to liaise with all healthcare providers and support services to ensure our patients are competently cared for.
  • You will have the ability to work independently and always willing to learn. You will have good time management and communication skills.
  • We are seeking a motivated and energetic employee who genuinely cares about the patients, visitors and carers presenting to our Emergency Department.
  • You are able to work within a dynamic and fluid environment which can be challenging. You are able to communicate effectively, build rapport with patients, carers and visitors and engage others at all levels to deliver successful outcomes. You are able to problem-solve and escalate as necessary.
  • You will be someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment and are truly passionate about delivering a high standard of care to all patients.

Where you’ll be working

  • Moree Hospital is located within the township of Moree and boasts a population of approximately 7500 and has all available services, with flights daily to Sydney. The town itself is only 1.5hrs south of the Queensland border. The Moree Emergency Department is a dynamic, busy unit with a welcoming and supportive team. The town boasts the artesian spa baths, as well as a busy social calendar.
  • You will be supported in a supernumerary capacity for a short period if required. After this support will be provided by the Nursing Unit Manager, ED staff and Clinical Nurse Educator. Education and further training is a key focus in supporting all new and existing staff.


  • Rural Incentives of up to $10,000 Annually (See Below)
  • Enjoy an excellent work-life balance
  • Four weeks annual leave (pro-rata for part-time employees)
  • Up to 12 allocated days off each year (for full-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 $10,000 for the first 12-months
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • Part-time/job share arrangements may also be considered.
  • 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.

Need more information?

2) Find out more about applying for this position

For role-related queries or questions contact Mellisa Counsell on Mellisa.Counsell@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

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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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