Position Title: Director of Nursing

Location: Thargomindah, Western Qld 4492 (Australia)


Remuneration: $74.64 – 79.96 per hour.


South West Hospital and Health Service has exciting opportunity for an experienced nurse leader to become the Director of Nursing of Thargomindah Community Clinic which is located 4 hours from Charleville and 2 hours from Cunnamulla. This position is a unique job share arrangement with another Director of Nursing which enables both rotation three weeks on site and three weeks off site.

The very nature of what we do and who we are is the real opportunity. Providing health care in the bush is full of challenges, however, it remains the most rewarding of human experiences.

Thargomindah is a designated Remote Area Nursing Incentive Package (RANIP) site in accordance with the Nurses and Midwives (Queensland Health) Award – State 2015. This attracts additional entitlements which may include:

  • An annual isolation bonus paid annually!
  • Return airfares to the nearest provincial city in conjunction with leave!
  • Additional annual leave per annum!
  • Additional professional development leave, travel and associated costs per annum!
  • Appointment and transfer expenses!

Please note: Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) implications may apply, it is recommended that individuals seek independent financial advice.

This role may be eligible for the Queensland Health Attraction Incentive. See link – Queensland Health Workforce Attraction Scheme

Thargomindah is situated along the Adventure Way, and lies on the banks of the Bulloo River approximately 1,000 kilometres west of Brisbane. Thargomindah Community Clinic is a place where you can embrace the challenge and autonomy of working remotely. Take a step back from the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy the vast landscapes and laid back lifestyle of this small country town, where you will quickly become part of the community you care for.

What we can do for you

Ultimately, we provide you a platform to leapfrog your career with more opportunities to experience a wider scope of practice with less competition due to location and population.

Nowhere else will you experience the vast diversity of career advancement other than in rural and remote Queensland.

Be a part of something bigger

South West Hospital and Health Service are part of Queensland Health and partner with many influential and leading organisations to boost partnerships and deliver world-class health care and services. We service an area of more than 310,000 square kilometres, are bordered by three states and cover 21% of Queensland. We provide services to a population of 26,000 via 26 healthcare facilities, consisting of Hospitals, Multipurpose Health Services, Community Clinics, Aged Care Facilities and General Practice Services.

Take a look at what Thargomindah & SWHHS has to offer!


Enquiries:  Leanne Patton – 07 4621 2355


Job Ad Reference: SW506373


Application Details: https://smartjobs.qld.gov.au/jobs/QLD-SW506343


Closing Date: 31 August 2023