NSW Government Hunter New England Local Health District

Employment Type: Casual
Position Classification: Wardsperson
Remuneration: $29.03 – $29.24 per hour + casual loading + super
Location: Tamworth Hospital
Requisition ID: REQ468740
Applications Close: Sunday, 25 February 2024

Where you’ll be working:
  • The successful candidate will be working with a highly skilled and dedicated Wardsperson Operations team that prioritises the safety and wellbeing of all patients, visitors, and staff members.
  • Tamworth Hospital is one of the New England’s largest regional hospitals, recently refurbished to boast brand new, state of the art facilities.
  • In July 2015, we opened the doors to a new $220 million acute services redevelopment; equipped with 348 treatment spaces; we conduct over 8000 surgical procedures per annum over five theatre spaces.

About the role:

  • You will be responsible for ensuring patient and staff safety around manual handling.
  • You will assist in ensuring a safe and efficient health service.
  • You will have the opportunity to contribute to maintaining a safe and caring environment by implementing effective and efficient Wardsperson operational protocols for their facility and community.
  • The successful candidate will be allocated a training officer for their initial part of their training.

About you:

  • Responsible and accountable.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Honest and reliable.
  • High ethical standards.
  • Eligible to drive in NSW and willingness to travel for work.


  • Casual loading
  • Superannuation contributions 11%
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members
  • Opportunity to work and collaborate with a range of non-clinical and clinical professionals.

Additional information:

  • If you are currently employed with HNE Health in a position of the same grade, you may not need to submit an online application to be considered. Please contact the hiring manager to discuss your options first.
  • To be eligible for 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.
  • We are unable to accommodate visa sponsorship for applicants requiring a visa for this position.
Need more information?
2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Christopher Mann on Christopher.Mann@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.

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