NSW Government

Job Description

Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
Position Classification: Registered Nurse
Remuneration: $35.33 – $49.60 per hour + Super + Rural Incentives
Hours Per Week: 28
Requisition ID: REQ453455
Applications close: 01.02.2024

About the Role:

  • You will be working as a Registered Nurse Surgical Services and fulfilling all roles required within the Theatre/Day Surgery Unit.

  • This position reports directly to the Nurse Unit Manager of Theatre/Day Surgery and is fully supported by the team.

  • You will receive orientation and all support required at the commencement of this position.

  • All Mandatory training will be provided as required and the department is supported by a Clinical Nurse Educator.

  • Ongoing education will be provided by the Clinical Nurse Educator.

Where you’ll be working:

  • You will be part of a dynamic and innovative Theatre/Day Surgery team within Rural NSW.

  • The Theatre/Day Surgery Unit itself is a purpose-built department with a busy Rural District Hospital.

  • Inverell is an elegant and historic rural town on the MacIntyre River and is in the heart of gemstone country.

  • The town is known as Australia’s Sapphire City, and you can try your luck at finding your own gemstones at Billabong Blue Sapphire Fossicking Park and a number of other locations around town.

  • Inverell is approximately a 7-hour drive from Sydney and less than 5 hours from Brisbane, with flights to Sydney operating 3 days a week, and flights to Brisbane 4 days a week.

The NSW 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 $10,000 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

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 friend

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.


  • Four weeks annual leave (pro-rata for part-time employees)

  • Superannuation contributions 10.5%

  • 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


  • Registration as a Registered Nurse with AHPRA.

  • Post-graduate clinical experience in operating theatre/procedural unit nursing in an acute hospital setting.

  • Recent experience in Theatres with Perioperative Qualifications or working towards.

For role-related queries or questions contact Michelle Whiteley on michelle.whiteley@health.nsw.gov.au

Job Closing Date 01 Feb, 2024

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