NSW Government Hunter New England Local Health District

Hunter New England Local Health District (HNELHD) acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional owners and custodians of the lands in which our facilities are located. We pay our respects to Elders, Community members, and Community-controlled sectors who partner with us to improve the health and well-being outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our 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 p/a + 11% Super + Salary Packaging + Rural Allowance
Employment Type: Permanent Full-Time role – Multiple positions available
Position Classification: Registered Nurse
Location: Guyra NSW
Hours Per Week: 38 – Negotiable
Requisition ID: REQ467857
Closing Date: 29/02/2024

Registered Nurse – Incentives Offered!

Guyra Multipurpose Service

Empower patients and families in acute, aged care, and the emergency department. Join our close-knit team and access comprehensive orientation and skill-building opportunities.

About the Role:

  • We are looking for enthusiastic nurses who are willing to learn new skills to provide care for acute, aged care, and emergency department presentations.
  • You will act as an advocate to assist patients and their families/carers in making informed decisions.
  • Support patients and their families/carers to ensure clinical interventions and service delivery processes are understood and enable patients to make informed decisions in relation to their health needs.
  • You will be provided with a comprehensive orientation program, as well as numerous opportunities to further your skillset.

Where you’ll be working:

  • Guyra Multi-Purpose Service has 5 acute beds, an emergency department, as well as aged care. You will be joining a small but dedicated team of nurses.

Enjoy a great work/life balance in our town!

  • A town of 1,800 residents, it is the highest spot in the New England Tablelands region of New South Wales, and as a result, often sees snow in the winter months.
  • Guyra is just half an hour’s drive from Armidale with a population of 29,000 residents, which is known as the cultural and educational centre of the northern NSW region.
  • About Guyra
  • Living in Guyra, NSW | Your Guide to Regional Australia
  • Guyra – New England High Country
  • Guyra Gazette
  • Guyra Lamb & Potato Festival

Employee Benefits include:

  • Rural Incentives Apply! See Below:
  • 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

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 airfare 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.

Transferring of incentive packages will depend on the location, position, and time served by the health worker in their current position. Eligibility to transfer existing incentive packages will be determined and approved by the health organisation. Health workers who are receiving incentive packages and are changing or moving positions should discuss the impacts with their manager or local Workforce Rural Health Incentive Team via HNELHD-RuralIncentives@health.nsw.gov.au to discuss your eligibility before applying if you are already receiving an incentive package.

Need more information?

2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role-related queries or questions contact Michelle Whiteley at Michelle.Whiteley@health.nsw.gov.au

Information for Applicants:

  • We are currently accepting overseas candidates with AHPRA registration. If you don’t have AHPRA registration, your application will not be considered.
  • This position is full time; however, part time/job share arrangements may also be considered.
  • An eligibility list will be created for future permanent full or part time and temporary full or part time vacancies.
  • 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.
  • 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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