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!

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: 30.01.2024

Registered Nurse – Surgical Services
Inverell District Hospital

Earn incentives while you support our surgical unit in a permanent part time position.

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 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.


  • 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.

Need more information?

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

Information for Applicants:
  • An eligibility list will be created for future permanent part-time and temporary part-time vacancies.
  • We are unable to accommodate visa sponsorship for applicants requiring a visa for this position.
  • To be eligible for permanent employment in this position you must be an Australian Citizen, or a permanent resident of Australia, or a New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand Passport. Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable local candidate is identified for the position; in this instance, you may only be offered employment in line with the conditions and expiry date of your visa.
  • 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). Additionally, Category A workers are required to receive a booster dose three months after completing the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations. New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate (IM011 immunisation medical exemption form) certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW.
  • Acceptable proof of vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate. Booster doses are highly recommended for all health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations.
  • Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Specific Diseases – this is a Category A position. Please read and understand the NSW Health policy directive (PD2022_030). All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in the policy.
  • 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.


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