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 – $98,351 + 11% Super + Salary Packaging + Rural Incentives
Employment Type: Permanent Full time – Multiple positions available! Part-time hours are negotiable.
Position Classification: Registered Nurse
Hours Per Week: up to 38 – Negotiable
Location: Tenterfield District Hospital
Requisition ID: REQ467399
Closing Date: 29/02/2024

Registered Nurse – Generous Incentives Offered!
Tenterfield District Hospital


About the Role:

  • Opportunity to work in both the acute medical inpatient setting and the Emergency Department.
  • You will be supported to gain and develop skills and competence in triage assessment and advanced life support.
  • You will work alongside a dynamic multidisciplinary team that supports you to ensure the best holistic care will be provided to every patient, every time.
  • Opportunity to work within the full scope of nursing practice.
  • Act as an advocate to assist patients and their families/carers make informed decisions and make appropriate referrals to support patients’ requirements on discharge.
  • Help keep our service thriving by joining our team!

Where you’ll be working:

Tenterfield District Hospital:

  • An 18-bed acute public hospital with a 2-bedded 24-hour Emergency Department.
  • Average number of patients presenting each month is currently approximately 300.
  • Tenterfield District Hospital has a professional and small team of nurses committed to providing quality, safe, compassionate, contemporary nursing care.
  • If you haven’t had much Acute experience: Armidale Rural Referral Hospital will support training and induction for the first two weeks of employment. An education plan can be developed in conjunction with you and the Clinical Nurse Educators.

About the team

The Tenterfield Community Hospital team is committed to serving their community and exceeding patient’s expectations. They are a collaborative multidisciplinary unit that works together to promote patient-centred care.

“Our Health Service Manager, Tony, is the best! Tony supports us and understands the importance of work-life balance”.

About you

  • Willing to learn and develop emergency and clinical skills.
  • You are a leader who enjoys the challenge and reward of being in charge of shifts.
  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse with AHPRA.
  • 12 months of registered nursing experience preferred.
  • Advanced life support and ETEK competence are desirable, but not essential.

What’s there if I make the move?

Tenterfield is a regional town in New South Wales, Australia, and is home to elegant wineries and spectacular wilderness. It’s located approximately 3-and-a-half hours from Brisbane and the Gold Coast and just 2 hours from Armidale. We are a close-knit and friendly community of approximately 6,500 people.

The main street contains shops and restaurants to explore. The town is well supported by amenities to meet the needs of the population.

The median house price is $430,000 and rentals average around 400pw. You will enjoy a higher pay rate while living and working within the area and feel more comfortable with your cost of living!

The local community has plenty of options for you to join in:

  • Sports clubs to keep you busy, from Rugby to Dancing to Camp drafting and Mountain biking to name a few!
  • Plenty of places of worship to build your faith and find like-minded individuals.
  • Active Facebook groups to keep you updated about local businesses and news in the area.

What about my kids? Our local primary and secondary schools have excellent student ratios – between 9-13 children per teacher! TAFE NSW has a location here, with pathways to the career of your choice. Allow your kids to have the clean air and space they need to play, grow, and thrive.

What about my Partner? The work options are varied and plenty: Jobs in Tenterfield NSW 2372 – SEEK

Embrace the countryside:

  • Mount Mackenzie is 15 minutes from town and a beautiful spot for a scenic picnic.
  • A 20-minute drive will have you at Boonoo Boonoo National Park: ideal for waterfall adventures, including bushwalking, swimming, camping, and picnicking.
  • A 25-minute drive will put you at Bald Rock National Park: one of many walking tracks that guides bushwalkers up and around the largest granite rock in Australia, with scenic views out across the area.
  • There are many day trips from this location for you to choose from on your days off.
  • Tour our countryside with day rides.

Learn more:

Your Guide to Regional Australia – Tenterfield

  • Visit Tenterfield | Tenterfield True

The NSW Health Rural 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.

Your Benefits:

  • 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

Need more information?

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

Information for Applicants:

  • An eligibility list will be created for future permanent full or part-time and temporary full or part-time vacancies.
  • Part-time arrangements will be considered.
  • We are currently accepting overseas candidates with AHPRA registration. If you don’t have AHPRA registration, your application will not be considered.
  • 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 that 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
  • 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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