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!

Employment Type: Permanent Full time or Part time available
Position Classification: Registered Midwife
Remuneration: $70,049 – $98,351 pa + 11% Superannuation + Salary Packaging
Hours Per Week: 38 – Negotiable
Requisition ID: REQ456575

Closing date: 19th February 2024

Registered Midwife – Incentives Offered

Armidale Hospital

Looking for your next move? Elevate your midwifery career at Armidale Maternity Unit. Immediate start available!

About the Role

  • Provide exceptional evidence-based midwifery care to women, babies, and their families. You will be supported by obstetric, paediatric, and allied healthcare teams.
  • In your role, you will be an advocate for women and their babies and apply evidence-based midwifery care within the inpatient setting. You will be an excellent communicator and be able to adapt to the ever-changing environment of the maternity setting.
  • You will be able to escalate concerns appropriately and collaborate with all members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team.

Where you will be working

Armidale Maternity Unit is a midwifery-led unit with 11 beds, 2 labour wards, and a 2-bed special care nursery. Armidale Maternity Unit services the Armidale community and is the referral service for the Northern Tablelands region.
Armidale Maternity operates a Midwifery-led antenatal clinic and supports the high-risk Obstetric clinics.
You will be supported by the midwifery team as well as the Clinical Midwifery Educator. Midwifery education is provided regularly, and further tertiary education will be supported.

What 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:

  • Full Benefits List: NSW Health Benefits + Rural Incentives, See below:
  • Opportunity to work and collaborate with a range of non-clinical and clinical professionals.
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  • Interested in the local Schools? Lots of primary/ secondary options. The average student to teacher ratio is approximately 1-12 plus support staff at our recently built Armidale Secondary College (nsw.gov.au)
  • What’s the housing like? More affordable than capital cities, with the convenience of large town amenities: Real Estate & Property for Sale in Armidale – Greater Region, NSW – realestate.com.au

Rural Health 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 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. ?

Need more information?

2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role-related queries or questions contact Joanne Humphris at Joanne.Humphris@health.nsw.gov.au

Information for Applicants:

  • An eligibility list will be created for future permanent full or part time and temporary full or part time vacancies.
  • This position is full-time; however, part-time/job share arrangements may also be considered.
  • 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 healthcare 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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