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 + Super + Salary Packaging + Rural Incentives
Location: Moree District Hospital – Gamilaroi Country
Employment Type: Temporary Full Time
Position Classification: Registered Midwife
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ458630
Applications Close: Monday, 22nd January 2024

Registered Midwives or Registered Nurses/Registered Midwives are encouraged to apply.

About the job

  • Newly graduated Midwives will be supported with further development of skills and knowledge.
  • The successful applicant would be expected to work across Antenatal, Intrapartum and Postnatal spectrum daily with an opportunity to gain nursery experience.
  • We are passionate and committed to partnering with our Aboriginal population and work closely with the Aboriginal Midwifery Service (AMOS) and support community programs.
  • We engage with the Maternal Foetal Specialist Clinic from John Hunter Hospital who visit each month Moree to monitor women with high-risk pregnancies. The team are proud of this initiative which has significantly reduced negative outcomes.
  • You will have the opportunity and support to develop and work to your full scope of nursing practice.
  • Extensive safety systems are utilised to support safe and critical decision-making.

About our team

  • Moree has a small close-knit maternity unit that offers holistic, contemporary women-centred care.
  • Supported by two respected female GP Obstetricians.
  • The midwifery team has a shared care antenatal program with the local GP/Obstetrician’s which enables the Midwifery Team the opportunity to build a rapport with each woman and family.
  • The team are professional and enjoy the support of the approachable leadership which is committed to professional development.
  • The team are proud of their epidural rate- which is one of the lowest in state!!

About you

  • You are compassionate and committed to women-centred care.
  • You enjoy working with multi-disciplinary teams and services.
  • You are flexible and possess excellent time management skills.
  • You have the confidence and understanding of the need to escalate care appropriately

Where you’ll be working

  • Moree is a small town on the Northwest Slopes and Plains of NSW. 3.5 hours to major cities, and direct flights to Sydney daily.
  • Moree is flush with quality cafes, sporting clubs, artesian water pools and great amenities.
  • Moree Maternity cares for a diverse spectrum of women and we work closely with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Maternal Infant Health Services.


  • Bachelor of Midwifery or Bachelor of Nursing degree with Graduate Diploma in Midwifery
  • APHRA Registration, specific experience such as ALS, Driver’s License
  • Rotating roster
  • We will consider overseas candidates who possess current AHPRA registration.


  • Rural Health Incentives (see below)
  • 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

  • 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. If you are currently employed with HNE Health in a position of the same grade, you may not need to submit an online application to be considered. Please contact the hiring manager to discuss your options first.
  • We are unable to accommodate visa sponsorship for applicants requiring a visa for this position.

Need more information?

2) Find out more about applying for this position

For role-related queries or questions contact Sarah Bagshaw on Sarah.Bagshaw@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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