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NSW Government Hunter New England Local Health District

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Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Kamiliaroi Country – Werris Creek Multi Purpose Services
Position Classification: Registered Nurse
Remuneration: $70,049.73 – $98,351.39 per annum + superannuation
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ457812
Applications Close: 8th February 2024

About the Role
As the Registered Nurse you will be responsible for coordinating the day to day care of our residents with the small clinical team you will be working with. You will be responsible for assisting with and delegating care to the team – including Enrolled Nurses and Assistants in Nursing. You will be a dedicated and passionate health professional who is committed to providing the best care to our residents and support to their families and carers. You will be able to work independently as a Registered Nurse and escalate care when required and work well within a small team.

An orientation program will be provided with support from our Clinical Nurse Educator, Community Nurse and Health Service Manager.

Where you’ll be working
As the successful applicant, you will be working within a small country Multi Purpose Service with a dedicated team of professionals caring for the Aged and Palliative people in our community. You will need to be friendly and polite with a courteous manner toward the public . Preferably you will have a background in aged care or experience working with and caring for older persons with good organisational skills.

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 $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.

Additional Information
  • 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.
  • 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.
Need more information?
2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Trudy Ward on trudy.ward@health.nsw.gov.au

Information for Applicants:

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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