NSW Government

Job Description

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 (pro-rata for Part Time) + super + salary packaging + incentives

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time or Part Time

Position Classification: Registered Nurse

Location: Manilla Multi-Purpose Service

Hours Per Week: up to 38

Requisition ID: REQ459113

Applications Close: Tuesday, 6 February 2024 – applications are reviewed regularly.

About the role

  • You will provide clinical leadership, supervision and support to our nursing team whilst ensuring the provision of high-quality care to our patients.

  • In collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team and your patients, you will develop patient centred care plans which fulfil patients’ needs and exceed their expectations!

  • Your dedication to life-long learning will be supported and encouraged.

  • You will be welcomed into a team which is passionate, caring and committed to delivering excellence to every patient, every time.

Where you’ll be working

  • Manilla is a rural town New England town of approx. 2500 people, nestled at the junctions of the Namoi and Manilla Rivers. Recreational activities include water sports on the 2 dams, fishing, boating, camping, tennis, winter sports, and paragliding on Mount Borah. It is just 40 minutes from Tamworth and 4 hours from Sydney.

  • Manilla Multi-Purpose Service is a 57-bed facility comprising Emergency Department, 13 Acute Beds, 40 Residential Aged Care beds, Community Health and a HealthOne GP practice on site.

  • We have 2 GPVMO’s and also supported by My ED telehealth.

  • We have onsite short-term accommodation available.

  • We are a warm, welcoming and inclusive team who are extremely supportive of our team members and their career progression.


  • Annual Rural Health Incentives on top of your fortnightly pay.

  • Short term accommodation is available.

  • 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


  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse with AHPRA.

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 $20,000 in your first year

  • 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.

Additional information:

  • An eligibility list will be created for future permanent full or part time and temporary full or part time vacancies.

For role related queries or questions contact Rosemary Foale on Rose.Foale@health.nsw.gov.au

Job Closing Date 06 Feb, 2024

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