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 Part Time) + super + salary packaging + incentives
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time or Part Time
Position Classification: Registered Nurse
Location: Manilla Multi-Purpose Service
Hours Per Week: up to 38
Requisition ID: REQ459113
Applications Close: Tuesday, 6 February 2024 – applications are reviewed regularly.

About the role

  • You will provide clinical leadership, supervision and support to our nursing team whilst ensuring the provision of high-quality care to our patients.
  • In collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team and your patients, you will develop patient centred care plans which fulfil patients’ needs and exceed their expectations!
  • Your dedication to life-long learning will be supported and encouraged.
  • You will be welcomed into a team which is passionate, caring and committed to delivering excellence to every patient, every time.

Where you’ll be working

  • Manilla is a rural town New England town of approx. 2500 people, nestled at the junctions of the Namoi and Manilla Rivers. Recreational activities include water sports on the 2 dams, fishing, boating, camping, tennis, winter sports, and paragliding on Mount Borah. It is just 40 minutes from Tamworth and 4 hours from Sydney.
  • Manilla Multi-Purpose Service is a 57-bed facility comprising Emergency Department, 13 Acute Beds, 40 Residential Aged Care beds, Community Health and a HealthOne GP practice on site.
  • We have 2 GPVMO’s and also supported by My ED telehealth.
  • We have onsite short-term accommodation available.
  • We are a warm, welcoming and inclusive team who are extremely supportive of our team members and their career progression.


  • Annual Rural Health Incentives on top of your fortnightly pay.
  • Short term accommodation is available.
  • 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


  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse with AHPRA.

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 of up to $20,000 in your first year
  • 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.

Need more information?
2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Rosemary Foale on Rose.Foale@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

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 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.

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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