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 + 11% Super + Salary Packaging up to $11.6k p.a. + Rural Health Incentives

Employment Type: Permanent Full or Part Time, Temporary Full or Part Time, Casual
Position Classification: Registered Nurse
Location: Tamworth Hospital (Critical Care Unit)
Hours Per Week: up to 38
Requisition ID: REQ458960
Closing Date: Wednesday, 31 January 2024 – Applications will be reviewed regularly.

Are you wanting to make a difference within a rural community and learn valuable skills?

Join Tamworth Hospital and be a part of a dedicated and supportive team!

About the Role:
  • We are looking for Registered Nurses who are devoted to supporting critically ill patients and their loved ones with utmost care and compassion.
  • The positions on offer are for the Critical Care Units, with our Registered Nurses dedicated to Excellence – every person, every time.
  • You will be providing care to patients requiring complex multi-system life support during a time of critical illness, including mechanical ventilation, renal replacement therapy, and invasive cardiovascular monitoring.

Where you’ll be working:

  • Tamworth Hospital is one of New England’s largest regional hospitals, recently refurbished to boast state-of-the-art facilities.
  • Come work with us and enjoy our friendly city, which offers a broad range of experiences from sport and lifestyle, art and culture, music and entertainment, cafes and restaurants and weekend adventures.
  • Find out more about Tamworth here: Living in Tamworth, NSW | Your Guide to Regional Australia (movetomore.com.au)

The unit you’ll be working on:

  • Tamworth Critical Care Services includes a 14 bed Intensive Care Unit, a standalone 8 bed Coronary Care Unit and a Cardiac Cath Lab.
  • We provide intensive care for patients across the northern half of Hunter New England Health.
  • Our ICU is a Level 5 unit, equipped to provide complex multi-system life support to critically ill patients and effective response to emergency situations.

About You:

  • You are motivated, passionate, and can demonstrate excellent communication skills.
  • You understand the complex care of critically ill patients, their families and carers.
  • You are empathetic and have the ability to think critically and problem solve effectively.


  • Great opportunity for career progression and professional development!
  • Training, learning and educational opportunities.
  • Personalised orientation and supernumerary days.
  • Ongoing support by our dedicated management, education team and colleagues.
  • Well-connected team in a family-like environment.
  • 4 weeks annual leave for temporary and permanent employees (pro-rata if part time) and 6 weeks annual leave for eligible full-time nurses.
  • Full time employees will receive an additional monthly paid day off.
  • Superannuation contributions of 11%
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – offering professional counselling and coaching services for you and your family.
  • Salary packaging options to reduce your tax and increase your take home pay – for more information visit SalaryPackagingPLUS! or email nswhealth@salarypackagingplus.com.au or phone 1300 40 25 23.
  • Fitness Passport program – affordable gym membership in numerous locations and facilities for you and your family.
  • Relocation assistance for eligible staff and benefits may include removal and storage costs, conveyancing or other fees related to the sale or purchase of property, utility connection costs and transport costs.

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 $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. ?


  • Current AHPRA registration. Applicants without AHPRA registration will not be considered.

Additional information:

  • Job share / part time arrangements will be considered.
  • An eligibility list will be created for future permanent part time and temporary part time vacancies.
  • 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.
Need more information?
2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact HNELHD-TamworthNurseMgt@health.nsw.gov.au
For application queries or questions contact HNELHD-Jobs@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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