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 – $98,351 pa + 11% Super + Salary Packaging + Rural Incentives
Location: Ngarabal Country – Emmaville NSW
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time – Permanent Part-time – Multiple Positions are available, join our team!
Position Classification: Registered Nurse
Hours Per Week: 38 – Negotiable
Closing Date: 06.02.2024

Registered Nurse – Incentives offered.
Vegetable Creek Multipurpose Service

Where you’ll be working:

We are a Multi-Purpose Service including an Emergency Department and 13 residential care beds in northern NSW. We have a dedicated multidisciplinary team that comprises of Registered, Endorsed, Assistant in Nursing staff and Community Health Nurses plus visiting Allied Health staff. We have a positive and supportive workplace culture, which promotes inclusion and caring within a team.

If you are looking to enjoy more work-life balance while still having access to leisurely facilities – Vegetable Creek MPS in Emmaville may be your ideal destination! With plenty to see, do and experience. There are opportunities close by to access cultural endeavours, outdoor adventures, natural splendours, and more. Enjoy working and living in a close-knit community, with places such as Glen Innes just a short trip away.

About the job:

Vegetable Creek Multi-Purpose Service has an opportunity available for a Registered Nurse to join our team.

They will work to provide safe compassionate person-centred care within the multi-purpose environment in collaboration with residents, other nurses and a multidisciplinary team to achieve identified goals and outcomes.

About You:

We are looking for a positive, motivated, and dedicated RN to work both independently and as part of a cohesive team. They need to be able to take the lead, plus to advocate for each patient resident to strive towards Every Patient, Resident, Carer Every Time.

Your Support:

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 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.

Our hiring manager says:

“Vegetable Creek MPS has a positive workplace culture. We work together as a whole facility team and family. We become strongly connected to our residents and their families. It is a pleasure to work in a beautiful facility with excellent staff, wonderful residents, and with the support from a great small community.”

One new staff member continues to state, “It’s like I won the lottery to work here!”


  • Rural Incentives apply, See below:
  • Sustainable Healthcare: Together towards zero
  • Proximity to shopping and other services
  • ADO’s each month (for full 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.

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 $20,000 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)
  • PLUS Relocation benefits (e.g. expenses incurred due to relocation such as leave for moving, travel to look at potential accommodation, removal and storage costs, transactional and incidental costs due to the sale and purchase of a home, plus more!)
  • PLUS Family Travel Assistance (e.g. reimbursement of a return economy air fare to and from the nearest capital city for a family member that is usually part of your household per year
    • 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 Kylie Duddy at kylie.duddy@health.nsw.gov.au

Information for Applicants:

  • 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.?
  • 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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