Registered Nurse - Primary & Community Health (Casual Pool)

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Employment Type:  Casual
Position Classification: Registered Nurse
Remuneration: $32.37 - $45.45 ph plus super
Requisition ID: REQ128374

Number of FTE: 3.00
Location: Parkes & Forbes NSW
Applications Close:
29 Sep 2019 - 11.59pm

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

About the opportunity
Lachlan Health Service is spread across two hospitals in the beautiful central west region of NSW – in the towns of Parkes and Forbes. Our services are quite diverse offering opportunities in Acute Care, Emergency, Theatres, Community Health, Hospital in The Home, Midwifery, Child and Family Health, Renal and Chemotherapy.

Under the leadership of a supportive, stable and inclusive management team you’ll have access to Clinical Nurse Educators and a part-time Patient Safety and Quality Officer at both sites, as well as highly skilled Pharmacy and Medical teams, and our wonderful staff in Patient Support Services.

As our newest addition, you’ll join a forward-thinking and patient-focused team who values education, innovation and succession planning in all facets of the workplace. Once you’ve received your orientation, you’ll have the opportunity to work various hours at either facility and area to design your own work life balance.

About Parkes
Famous for its annual Elvis Festival and the Observatory (‘the Dish’), the historic town of Parkes is located in the central west of New South Wales less than five hours from Sydney, just over an hour from the major rural city of Orange and under two hours’ drive from Dubbo, home to the famous Taronga Western Plains Zoo.

Parkes Hospital is a brand new facility which was opened in 2015, making it a world-class, modern and exciting facility in which to work.

The facility has 28 inpatient beds which includes acute and sub-acute, medical, surgical, rehabilitation and palliative care services.

About Forbes
Famous for its historical connections with the bushranger Ben Hall and its beautiful parks and gardens, Forbes is an important and centrally located inland town in the central west of New South Wales.

Forbes is located five hours from Sydney, just over an hour from the major rural city of Orange and under two hours’ drive from Dubbo.

Forbes Hospital has 27 beds and has had a major refurbishment which was unveiled in 2016 so much of the facility is newly renovated, making it a world-class and modern facility to work.

Our Region
Life at Western NSW Local Health District is rewarding, progressive and diverse.

At Western NSW Health, we have built a collaborative, people-focused culture. Our vision - Healthier Rural People - Thriving Communities - provides a benchmark for our partnership and leadership approach to improving the health and wellbeing of people living in regional and remote areas of New South Wales.

What we can offer you

  • Country living with a meaningful career path
  • Role-specific allowances as per the relevant Award
  • Flexible work practices
  • Corporate wellbeing programs, including the Fitness Passport
  • Opportunities for learning and development, including in-house training with My Health Learningand the NSW Health RTO
  • Professional growth and accelerated career progression

Where you'll be working
Lachlan Health Service, incorporating Forbes and Parkes Hospitals, a part of the Western NSW Local Health District. For more information on living and working in our beautiful region, visit our website Western NSW Health Careers.

For more information about the Western NSW Local Health District, watch our video!

To apply for this position, please address the following Selection Criteria

  1. Current Authority to Practise as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Current licence to drive in NSW with the ability to drive for work purposes.
  2. Demonstrated understanding and commitment to the principles of Primary Health Care, integrated care and partnerships and chronic disease management.
  3. Demonstrated effective clinical communication through the use of information technology, written and verbal means; and sound interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate with a diverse range of people.
  4. An understanding of evidence-based, patient centred care and demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and as part of the multi-disciplinary health care team to plan, coordinate, implement and evaluate care for individuals/groups and healthcare programs.
  5. Recent clinical experience relevant to the position and commitment to quality improvement, practice development and evidence-based practice.
  6. Demonstrated ability to lead, supervise, delegate, and negotiate with others to deliver quality nursing care.
  7. Demonstrated ability to effectively prioritise and organise workload and deliver care with integrity and accountability.
  8. Demonstrated ability to practice in accordance with Registered Nurse Standards of Practice, Code of ethics for Nurses, code of Professional Conduct for Nurses (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia).

Need more information?

Help with your application
To be considered for this position, please ensure you address the selection criteria as thoroughly as possible. For guidance with the application process, please visit our website page.

Talent pool
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 12 months.

Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious 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.

Stepping Up – Close the Gap
The Stepping Up website aims to assist Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander applicants understand how to apply for roles with NSW Health by clarifying the recruitment and onboarding process. For more information, please visit the Stepping Up website.

Working visas
Applicants holding a visa with working rights may be considered for temporary appointment (up to the expiry date of their visa) where no suitable applicant for permanent appointment is identified.

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23 October 2019
Location: Australia New South Wales Forbes
Salary: $32.37 - $45.45 ph plus super AUD per year
Work type:
Healthcare and Medical
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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