Registered Nurse & Primary And Community Health Nurse

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time (Up to 1 July 2021) Position Classification: Registered Nurse Remuneration: $64,184.86 - $90,122.83 pa plus super Hours Per Week: 38
Applications Close: 29 Sept 2020 - 11.59pm

We are unable to sponsor working visas for this position at this time.

Western NSW Local Health District is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability and people from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our advertised positions. If you require any assistance with your application or have any questions about this position, please get in touch with the contact person listed in this advertisement.

About the opportunity

This position involves being part of the Walgett Multi Purpose, Emergency, Acute and Community Health team and wider community. The temporary position will work closely with Aboriginal Health Workers and other key stakeholders in the multidisciplinary team to provide emergency, acute primary and ambulatory care to the community.

You will join one of the world’s leading and connected rural health services as a Primary & Community Health Registered Nurse(RN) where we are driven by a single goal; healthier rural people- thriving communities.

A commitment to serving the community and providing care is the heart of the Primary & Community Health RN in western NSW. This role is an important part of the overall healthcare team providing direct nursing care to patient/ clients of the health service; providing a flexible service delivery model to patients/ clients/ carers, both in community and ambulatory settings; and leading, directing and supervising other nurses and other care roles in the team, such as Enrolled Nurses (EN), Assistants in Nursing (AIN), student and Aboriginal Health Workers (AHW) to support quality care for patients/ clients. 

The Primary & Community Health Registered Nurse will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of chronic disease prevention, health improvement initiatives and other hospitalisation prevention strategies, that are evidence based, to assist in the overall health and wellbeing of the western NSW community.

What we can offer you

  • Country living with a meaningful career path
  • Paid leave entitlements
  • Monthly ADOs for full time staff
  • Generous salary packaging options and other fringe benefits
  • Flexible work practices (as appropriate to the position and negotiated with your manager)
  • Corporate wellbeing programs, including the
  • Opportunities for learning and development, including in-house training with and the NSW Health RTO
  • Professional growth and accelerated career progression

Where you'll be working

Walgett Multi Purpose Service, a part of the Western NSW Local Health District. For more information on living and working in our beautiful region, visit our website 

Walgett is located on the Namoi River near its junction with the Barwon River in northern New South Wales, 280 kilometres north of Dubbo, home to the famous Taronga Western Plains Zoo.

Walgett Multipurpose Service (MPS) was included in the State’s MPS Redevelopment Program and a brand new 24-hour Emergency Department was opened in 2016. The MPS also has residential aged care, outpatient services including renal dialysis and a range of primary and community health services.

Walgett has an older than state average population and a higher than state average Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population making it an interesting and unique place to work.

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Help with your application and how you apply for the position

To be considered for this position, please ensure you address the Selection Criteria as thoroughly as possible. For information regarding the Selection Criteria and guidance with the application process, pre-employment checks and categories of vaccinations required for this role, please review Position Description and also download the


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    If the selection panel identifies a surplus of suitable candidates for the role, an eligibility list may be created where candidates may be offered casual, permanent or temporary full-time or part-time positions within the next 18 months.

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