NSW Government Hunter New England Local Health District

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Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Location; Tamworth Hospital
Position Classification: Registered Nurse
Remuneration: $70,049.73 – $98,351.39 per annum + superannuation
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ461562
Applications Close: 14th February 2024

About the Role
As a Registered Nurse within the Peel Mental Health Service, Extended Care Team you will work alongside a team of Mental Health Professionals and Peer Worker that work 7 days per week providing assessment, support and short-term care co-ordination for mental health presentations to the Tamworth Hospital Emergency Department, Adult Intake and Adult Acute Care in the community. The team is passionate about leading change and innovation in the delivery of ambulatory mental health services and has a strong leadership team which consists of multidisciplinary roles and offers a number of different supports which will complement you in this role. The successful applicants will be supported by their Line Manager and Professional Leads, regular governance meeting, regular structured clinical supervision and professional development.

The successful applicant/s will have experience working in a mental health setting with the ability to work across the lifespan with the Emergency Care component providing to assessments across the life span. You will support patients and their families and carers to ensure clinical interventions and service delivery processes are understood and enable patients to make informed decisions in relation to their health needs. Your high level of communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build strong professional relationships with key stakeholders will be essential to your success in this role. The successful applicants will be supported by their Line Manager and Professional Leads, regular governance meeting, regular structured clinical supervision and professional development.

Where you’ll be working
Peel Mental Health Service Extended Care Team provide acute community-based care, including acute assessment via in reach into the Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital Emergency department. This team sits within the wider Peel Mental Health Service which is a contemporary and innovative service that is responsible for the provision of mental health assessment and treatment across the communities of the Peel sector. The service maintains a strong clinical governance structure to ensure the provision of high quality, excellent mental health care for every patient, every time.

Rural Health Workforce Incentives 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 $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. ?


  • 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

Additional Information

  • 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, job share and/or part time arrangements will be considered.
  • To be eligible for permanent employment in this position you must be an Australian Citizen, or a permanent resident of Australia, or a New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand Passport. Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable local candidate is identified for the position; in this instance, you may only be offered employment 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?
2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Gina Blyton on Gina.Blyton@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

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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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