Overview

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 (Pro-Rata for P/T) + Super + Rural Incentives
Location: Wee Waa Health Service
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Registered Nurse
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ464045
Applications Close: Thursday, 8th February 2024

About the Role

  • We have multiple exciting opportunities for you to be an integral member of the multidisciplinary healthcare team responsible for providing community nursing care to patients and clients of the health service and collaborating with physicians and other care roles in your team to coordinate and deliver safe, high-quality, patient-centred care.
  • The Wee Waa Health Service in conjunction with Hunter New England Local Health District (HNELHD) is a great place to expand your career and grow your skills and knowledge.
  • As a recognised leader in the healthcare industry, we provide a range of public health services to the small rural and remote community of Wee Waa.
  • The Registered Nurse is an integral member of the multidisciplinary healthcare team responsible for providing nursing care to patients and clients of the health service; leading and supervising other nurses (including Enrolled Nurses and Assistants in Nursing), and collaborating with physicians and other care roles in your team to coordinate and deliver safe, high quality, patient-centred care.
  • Within this position you will provide a specialised, holistic, collaborative approach to emergency and inpatient care, including the provision of clinical services, education, consultation and health promotion.
  • You will be providing expertise clinical application in the general ward and emergency setting for admissions and Emergency presentations. Provision of this care to the community is in collaboration with the team at Wee Waa Health Service as well as the virtual Care Platform, visiting VMO, and rural and remote access care.

Where you’ll be working

  • Escape the city lifestyle and immerse yourself in a small, welcoming country town and leave behind the hustle and bustle.
  • You will be working as part of the team in the general ward and emergency stream at our health Service as well as being a part of a welcoming and supportive team culture.
  • The Wee Waa Health Service in conjunction with Hunter New England Local Health District (HNELHD) is a great place to expand your career and grow your skills and knowledge with varied educational opportunities available.
  • As a recognised leader in the healthcare industry, we provide a range of public health services to the small rural and remote community of Wee Waa.

Benefits

  • Rural Health Incentives (more below)
  • Onsite accommodation is available
  • Receive training to receive your ALS and ETEK credentials
  • Fast-track your career by working within a rural facility and experiencing a range of caseloads
  • ADO’s each month (for full-time employees)
  • 4 weeks annual leave each year (pro-rata for part-time employees), 6 weeks for eligible full-time nurses
  • Superannuation contributions
  • Salary packaging options
  • Fitness Passport
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members
  • Opportunity to work and collaborate with a range of non-clinical and clinical professionals

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 totalling $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 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.

Requirements

  • You will also have a high level oral, written and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to use and keep up-to-date client files in CHIME.
  • You will have relevant education and competency standards applicable to the role.
  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse or Enrolled Nurse with AHPRA

Additional Information

  • Applications will be reviewed and candidates contacted on an ongoing basis.
  • An eligibility list will be created for future permanent full or part-time and temporary full or part-time vacancies.
  • This position is full-time; however, part-time/job share arrangements may also be considered.
  • We are unable to accommodate visa sponsorship for applicants requiring a visa for this position.

Need more information?

2) Find out more about applying for this position

For role-related queries or questions contact Yvonne Connett on Yvonne.Connett@health.nsw.gov.au

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

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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.

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