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 per annum + super + salary packaging + incentives
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Registered Nurse
Location: Tamworth Hospital
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ458986
Applications Close: Wednesday, 31 January 2024 – Applications will be reviewed regularly.

About the Role:

  • The Registered Nurse in the Cardiac Catheterisation Lab (CCL) is responsible for providing excellent patient centred care and supporting the provision of angiography, electrophysiology and interventional cardiac care for patients in order to maximise the health outcomes for the community.
  • Individualised orientation will be provided, depending on experience, as well as a personalised education plan.
  • A transition to speciality practice program is available for interested candidates.

Where you’ll be working:

  • Tamworth Cardiac Catheterisation Lab runs a 4 day a week service. CCL has a dedicated 6 bed recovery unit and provides angiography, electrophysiology and interventional cardiac care for patients across the northern half of Hunter New England Health with more than 1000 separations each year.
  • The Cardiac Cath Lab unit sits adjacent to the Coronary Care Unit.
  • Opportunities exist for appropriately skilled staff to work across the Cardiac Services (CCU/Cath Lab) in a full time capacity.

About You:

  • You are a passionate, motivated, organised health professional who understands the complex care of cardiac patients, their families and carers.
  • You possess or commit to learning skills that are required to care for complex cardiac patients, ensuring that all aspects of nursing practice are consistent with quality standards of nursing care and work within the guidelines and responsibilities of the NSW Nurse Act, Health Policies of HNELHD.


  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse with AHPRA.


  • Four weeks annual leave (pro-rata for part-time employees)
  • 6 weeks annual leave (for eligible full time nurses)
  • 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.
  • Job share / part time arrangements will be considered.

Rural 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 in your first year
  • 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.

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 Samantha Gardner on Samantha.Gardner@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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