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: $106,142 – $125,241 per annum + super + salary packaging + Incentives
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Health Manager Level 2
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ457931
Applications Close: Tuesday 16th January 2024

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. ?

About the job:

HNELHD Clinical Governance is seeking an enthusiastic health professional to join the patient safety team as a patient safety officer. The Clinical Governance Team consists of 3 main portfolios – patient safety, quality systems, and health improvement. You will coordinate, monitor, investigate, and evaluate designated patient safety activities relating to incident management and mortality reviews.

Where you’ll be working:

As the successful candidate, you will join the Clinical Governance Patient Safety Team located at Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital. Tamworth Hospital is a 280+ bed rural referral hospital north – west NSW.

If this sounds like you, we’d LOVE to see you apply:

  • You have a tertiary qualification or extensive recent clinical experience in an acute health care setting.
  • You are a highly motivated and organised person.
  • Your capacity to consult, negotiate, and network with managers, committees, all levels of staff, and across professional boundaries is one of your many strengths.
  • You have demonstrated experience with incident management and data analysis.
  • Ability to analyse and synthesise data, and use it to drive improvement through producing presentations, reports, and submissions.
  • Eligible to drive in NSW and capacity to undertake travel within HNE LHD.

What we can offer you:

The successful candidate will be supported by the Director of Strategic Relations and Communications, as well as executive managers to develop their skills and get up-to-speed on key issues. They will also have visibility among senior leaders throughout the organisation, to provide advice and guidance on important topics

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:

    • Sustainable Healthcare: Together towards zero
    • Proximity to shopping and other services
    • ADO’s each month (for full time employees)
    • 4 weeks annual leave (pro-rata for part time employees)
    • 6 weeks annual leave (for eligible full time nurses)
    • 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.

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.

Need more information?

  • Find out more about applying for this position
  • For role related queries or questions contact Kate Cabot at kate.cabot@health.nsw.gov.au

Information for Applicants:

This is a Category B 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 B 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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