NSW Government Hunter New England Local Health District


There has never been a better time to consider a career in nursing as few professions offer you the chance to balance your career with your lifestyle.

  • Large range of clinical areas in which to specialise
  • Flexible working hours
  • A range of experience in rural/remote areas, community based services and large metropolitan teaching hospitals
  • Professional support and development
  • Networks of experienced nurses and midwives
  • Comprehensive orientation
  • Online access to training

Employment Type: Various Opportunities Available
Position Classification: Registered Nurse
Remuneration: $33.97 – $47.69 per hour + 11% super + allowances + salary packaging
Hours Per Week: Up to 38
Requisition ID: REQ458564
Locations: Barraba, Bingara, Boggabri, Glen Innes, Inverell, Manning, Merriwa, Moree, Quirindi, Singleton, Tamworth and Warialda

What you’ll be doing

Provide safe and compassionate woman centred care within the maternity service by ensuring care is delivered in partnership with women and their families, and in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team to achieve identified goals and outcomes.

Rural Health Workforce Incentive Scheme

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!

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

  • Attraction incentive paid as a Rural and Regional fortnightly allowance between $5,000 and $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.

What else we can offer you:

Hunter New England Local Health District (HNELHD) is a great place to expand your career and grow your skills and knowledge. As a recognised leader in the healthcare industry we provide a range of public health services to the Hunter, New England and Lower Mid North Coast. Being the largest employer in the region we can offer salary packaging options, educational opportunities and support from a broad network of health professionals. With CORE Values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment your professional life is provided every opportunity to succeed and develop in your chosen profession. Working with HNE Health gives you access to a great range of benefits:

  • 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
  • Opportunity to work and collaborate with a range of non-clinical and clinical professionals
  • Sustainable Healthcare: Together towards zero

Additional information:

  • An eligibility list will be created for future permanent full or part time and temporary full or part time vacancies.
  • Job share / part time arrangements will be considered.
  • Candidates who have accepted a 2024 Gradstart offer within NSW are not eligible to apply

Need more information?

2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Doreen Holm on Doreen.Holm@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: 21st January 2024

Applicants will be progressed on an ongoing basis prior to the closing date.


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