Registered Nurse – Peel Sector


Are you looking for a new challenge within a rural community? The Nursing relief program offers amazing opportunities for you to work in our unique part of the world!

Employment Type:  Casual
Position Classification: Registered Nurse
Remuneration: $33.13 – $46.51 Per Hour
Requisition ID: REQ290946

About the Role
The nursing relief program for Peel Sector allows nurses to come and spend anywhere from two weeks to two years (or longer) in our unique part of the world. Come and spend time in Walcha, Barraba, Manilla, Gunnedah, Werris Creek, and/or Quirindi. You will provide safe compassionate person centred care within the facility ensuring safe care is delivered in collaboration with patients/families/carers and a multidisciplinary team to achieve identified goals and outcomes.

All accommodation expenses are covered and assistance with travel can also be negotiated. In some towns we can even cover cost of your caravan parking. Family friendly accommodation may also be available in some towns. Placements can be full time, however part time work is also available, allowing your more time to explore the local towns and surrounds. All successful applicants will be employed on a casual basis if not already working within NSW Health. Casual Nurses wanting to live in the Peel sector and work across multiple sites on a casual basis are also encouraged to apply. The allocation of placements will be based on each person’s availability. An induction program is included with an option to complete an online sector induction prior to your first placement and then a local site indication upon commencement.

Where you’ll be working
Rural Nurses think critically and utilise sound decision making skills. A period of time in a rural hospital will broaden your clinical exposure while using all of your knowledge, skills and experience. Hunter New England Local Health District provides public health services to the Hunter, New England and Lower Mid North Coast regions of New South Wales. With a dedication to Excellence – Every Patient, Every Time – staff are dedicated to make a genuine difference to the health and wellbeing of the communities they serve. Care and support is provided across twenty seven hospitals; eleven multipurpose centres; forty three community health clinics as well as services in mental, children, oral, and drugs and alcohol. Our district’s landscape is distinct, unique and impressive incorporating regions of the coast, valleys, mountainous ranges and agricultural rich plains offering a range of lifestyles to suit you. Our vision ‘Healthy People: now and into the future’ is a focus for our patients and staff. We offer a variety of benefits including salary packaging, paid maternity and parental leave, monthly ADO’s, flexible work arrangements where possible and ongoing, relevant education to ensure we obtain this.

When you join HNE Health you align with a workforce of seventeen thousand people providing services to over 920,000 people including twenty three per cent of the state’s Aboriginal population. With opportunities to develop your skills, increase your knowledge and achieve professional growth we can cater to opportunities at whatever stage you are in your career.

About You
Registered Nurses with skills and experience in the following areas are encouraged to apply:
•    Emergency/critical care
•    Acute
•    Aged care
•    Dual registered Midwife/Registered Nurse
•    Management

What we can offer you:
Hunter New England Local Health District (HNELHD) is a great place to expand your career and grow your skills and knowledge. As a recognised leader in the healthcare industry we provide a range of public health services to the Hunter, New England and Lower Mid North Coast. Being the largest employer in the region we can offer salary packaging options, educational opportunities and support from a broad network of health professionals. With CORE Values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment your professional life is provided every opportunity to succeed and develop in your chosen profession. Working with HNE Health gives you access to a great range of benefits:

  • Sustainable Healthcare: Together towards zero
  • Proximity to shopping and other services
  • ADO’s each month (for full time employees)
  • 4 weeks annual leave each year (pro-rata for part time employees)
  • Superannuation contributions
  • Salary packaging options
  • Fitness Passport
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members
  • Opportunity to work and collaborate with a range of non-clinical and clinical professionals

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 employment in these roles you must be: an Australian Citizen, or a permanent resident of Australia, or a New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand Passport, or a citizen of another country with an appropriate visa that allows you to work in Australia.
If you currently hold a temporary visa that allows you to live and work in Australia 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 received two doses or have an approved medical contraindication certificate. You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status if successful.

Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Specific Diseases
If you are applying for a Category ‘A’ position, please read and understand NSW Health policy directive PD2018_009. All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy

Selection Criteria
Please address the selection criteria for this position as thoroughly as possible so your application can be considered for the role.  For assistance with selection criteria, please visit: https://bit.ly/3vL5fq2
Candidates will be assessed against the Essential Requirements and Selection Criteria for this position. Please ensure you read the position description (link in advertisement below) prior to submitting an application. Candidates invited to interview will need to bring originals of qualifications or licenses required for the position for sighting by the panel.

Salary Packaging
Salary packaging is beneficial to most Hunter New England Health staff. You can potentially salary package a range of your personal expenses including but not limited to novated motor vehicle lease, relocation expenses and HECS/HELP debt. Find out more information by contacting SalaryPackagingPLUS! via email at nswhealth@salarypackagingplus.com.au or on 1300 40 25 23.

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Need more information?
1) Click here for the Position Description
2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Stephen Joyce on Stephen.Joyce1@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: 30th June 2022