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: $35.33 – $49.60 per hour + superannuation + Rural Incentives
Job Title: Infection Control Staff Health Nurse
Employment Type: Permanent Part-Time
Position Classification: Registered Nurse
Location: Inverell District Hospital
Hours Per Week: 12
Requisition ID: REQ459548
Applications close: 01/02/2024

Registered Nurse – Incentives Offered
Infection Prevention Staff Health – Inverell

Top up your weekly hours supporting the health and wellness of our staff!

About the Role:

  • Inverell District Hospital has an exciting opportunity for an Infection Control Staff Health Nurse to support the health and wellness of staff within Hunter New England Health by providing an integrated internal health consultancy, clinical, and education service.
  • You will be responsible for the implementation of Staff Health principles and vaccinations for all staff.
  • The position is responsible for all Staff health and infection control practices in a combined position, however, there is also potential for the right applicants for these positions to be split into 2 roles – staff health nurse and Infection prevention and control nurse.
  • This position reports directly to the Health Service Manager and is fully supported by the Management Team.

Where you’ll be working:

  • The successful applicant will be working within a brand-new facility.
  • You will be working with a dynamic and innovative services team.
  • 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.


  • Rural Incentives apply, see below:
  • Did you know NSW Health offers scholarships to eligible Nurses and Midwives? HNELHD supports and encourages ongoing professional development for all of our Nurses and Midwives, to explore some of the scholarships available and find out if you are eligible follow the link 2023 postgraduate scholarships – Nursing and midwifery scholarships (nsw.gov.au) or contact Amber Yarnold on 49246834 for more information.
  • 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 RN Registration with AHPRA.
  • Demonstrated technical expertise including current immunisation certificate.
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 $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.

Need more information?

2) Find out more about applying for this position

For role-related queries or questions contact Cassandra Robertson at cassandra.robertson@health.nsw.gov.au

Information for Applicants:

  • Previous applicants need not re-apply.
  • An eligibility list will be created for future permanent part-time and temporary full/part-time vacancies.
  • Please attach evidence of qualifications/registrations/license required for this position, as outlined in the position description, as part of your online application.
  • 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 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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