NSW Government Hunter New England Local Health District

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time, Permanent Part Time
Position Classification: Registered Nurse
Remuneration: $70,049.73 – $98,351.39 per annum (pro-rata for Part Time) + super + salary packaging
Location: Tamworth Hospital (Special Care Nursery)
Hours Per Week: Up to 38
Requisition ID: REQ468216
Applications Close: Thursday, 22 February 2024

Where you’ll be working:
  • Special Care Nursery at Tamworth Hospital is an 8-bed unit and operates as a Level 3 service, caring for neonates.
  • As a Registered Nurse in the Special Care Nursery, you will be responsible for the delivery of quality, safe and compassionate care of neonates.
  • Working alongside the multidisciplinary team to support patients, families, and their carers to meet their individualised care needs.

About Tamworth:
Tamworth, with a population of 60,000 is a modern progressive city set in a picturesque backdrop of tree covered mountains. It is a family friendly city, offering a broad range of experiences from sport and lifestyle, art and culture, music and entertainment, cafes and restaurants and weekend adventures. Tamworth is located about halfway between Sydney and Brisbane, providing ease of access with 6 daily flights, you are not too far from the city, but you and your family will have daily access to the benefits of country life!

Find out more about Tamworth here: Living in Tamworth, NSW | Your Guide to Regional Australia (movetomore.com.au)

About the role:

  • Our capability enables the delivery of Non-Invasive Ventilation therapies including Bubble CPAP & High Flow.
  • We have a particular interest in providing exceptional Developmental Care in conjunction with a dynamic allied health team.
  • You will be supported by our Nurse Unit Manager, Clinical Nurse Educator and Team Leader and have access to ongoing career progression and development opportunities, as well as access to health and wellbeing programs.

About you:

  • Current AHPRA Registration (applicants without AHPRA registration will not be considered)
  • Experience within a Neonatal environment.
  • Works collaboratively as a part of the multidisciplinary team to facilitate and foster the provision of best practice standards of nursing care and service delivery that meets the needs of the patients, their families, and carers.
  • Excellent communications skills with the ability to effectively work with the multidisciplinary teams, patients, families, and visitors.


  • Great opportunity for career progression and professional development!
  • Training, learning and educational opportunities.
  • Personalised orientation and supernumerary days.
  • Ongoing support by our dedicated management, education team and colleagues.
  • Well-connected team in a family-like environment.
  • 4 weeks annual leave for temporary and permanent employees (pro-rata if part time) and 6 weeks annual leave for eligible full time nurses.
  • Full time employees will receive an additional monthly paid day off.
  • Superannuation contributions of 11%
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – offering professional counselling and coaching services for you and your family.
  • Salary packaging options to reduce your tax and increase your take home pay – for more information visit SalaryPackagingPLUS! or email nswhealth@salarypackagingplus.com.au or phone 1300 40 25 23.
  • Fitness Passport program – affordable gym membership in numerous locations and facilities for you and your family.
  • Relocation assistance for eligible staff and benefits may include removal and storage costs, conveyancing or other fees related to the sale or purchase of property, utility connection costs and transport costs.

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 $10,000 for the first 12-months
  • Retention incentive of up to $5,000 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. ?

Transferring of incentive packages will depend on the location, position, and time served by the health worker in their current position. Eligibility to transfer existing incentive packages will be determined and approved by the health organisation. Health workers who are receiving incentive packages and are changing or moving positions should discuss the impacts with their manager or local Workforce Rural Health Incentive Team via HNELHD-RuralIncentives@health.nsw.gov.au to discuss your eligibility prior to applying if you are already receiving an incentive package.

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 Amanda Menzies on HNELHD-TamworthNurseMg@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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