Registered Nurse
Hunter New England Local Health District
REQ449055 Requisition #

It’s a great time to join Hunter New England Local Health District. Apply now for one of our eligible regional and rural positions. You could benefit under the NSW Health Rural Workforce Incentive Scheme!

Remuneration: $70,049.73 - $98,351.39 + 11% Super + Salary Packaging + Rural Incentives
Location: Mungindi Community Health Service
Employment Type: Permanent Full-Time
Position Classification: Registered Nurse
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ449055
Applications Close: Thursday, 7th December 2023

Make this role your own! You have the ability to leverage your previous nursing experience and bring it to a rural setting.

Your predecessor Fiona was in the role for 17 years and stated - “This role is fantastic for professional development. There is so much available online and you are supported to develop your skills. You must have a heart for people and want the best for your community. You need to be an autonomous person who can identify healthcare gaps in the community, follow your nursing passion and also upskill to work towards filling those gaps. Mungindi was the best management I have ever had; very supportive and understanding. If you are looking to make a real difference in people’s lives throughout their lifecycles this role is for you.”

About the Role

  • You will deliver care across the lifespan and health continuum in either the clinic or community environment.
  • This rural remote placement will allow you to build the role into what you want based on your skills and the gaps in healthcare in the community.
  • You will get exposure to changing health outcomes for the Indigenous population in Mungindi, which equates to just over 20% of the population (according to the 2016 census).
  • You will be required to support and coordinate specialised services outreaching Mungindi to ensure the community has appropriate health care access.
  • Examples of these specialised services include Child and Family Health, Aboriginal and Maternal Infant Health Strategy, Diabetes Educator and visiting allied health services.
  • Health promotion via referrals and community engagement will also be required.
  • You will have the flexibility to follow your passion to meet the needs of the community. There are opportunities for professional development, promoting the development of other nurses and running education sessions.
  • You will also have the opportunity to work with Angel Flight, Mungindi Hospital and Moree Health Services.

About You

  • We are looking for a proactive person who is constantly identifying gaps in the community and can work autonomously.
  • You need to be skilled in wound care, chronic disease management, immunisation, and aged care coordination.
  • You are interested in extensive educational opportunities and professional development.
  • As a sole clinician, the role requires appropriate clinical and organisational skills to run a community clinic.

Where you'll be working

  • “Moree, Mungindi and Boggabilla Community Health teams are a pleasure to work with. It is such a supportive and collaborative environment. We are so lucky to have such skilled and passionate staff in our communities.”- Lee, Health Service Manager
  • You will be based at Mungindi, in the same office as the previous Community Nurse which gives you access to her wealth of knowledge right at your fingertips! Visiting clinicians also work out of Mungindi frequently.
  • You will start in Moree to learn the systems, meet the team, and feel confident to work as a sole practitioner. At times you will be required to work onsite in Moree.
  • Mungindi Community Health sits under the umbrella of Moree Community Health which provides management and support of a wider community nursing and multidisciplinary team.
  • You will have the option to attend any training days in Moree with the wider team and potential opportunities to educate other clinicians.

About Mungindi

  • Mungindi is the only town in Australia where the name is the same on both sides of the border although it has a New South Wales postcode. During daylight savings, this means the town has two different time zones.
  • Mungindi is located about an hour and a half from Moree. 
  • Mungindi offers a simplistic lifestyle, with starkly beautiful landscapes that are perfect for the outdoors adventurer.
  • With a population of approximately 700 people, Mungindi is a close-knit community town that produces wheat, cotton, sheep, and beef cattle for local, national and international markets. 
  • A town with many community clubs including sporting, fishing, golf days, show committees and the progress association.
  • Fiona describes Mungindi as “the community that gives back to you as much as you put into it.”


  • Receive the Rural Health Incentives (See Below)
  • Non-Shift based role - NO late shifts, NO weekends.
  • 4-Day Roster - flexibility of days.
  • Scholarships are available for additional studies. 
  • Cost of short-term accommodation for up to 12 months
  • This role offers you the flexibility to follow your nursing passion, specialise in your interests and upskill.
  • Extensive Support is offered by Management, the previous Clinician, and the wider community.
  • As you provide care for families throughout their lifecycle, such as for their baby's immunisation through to medical care for kids in school you will form close relationships with the community and make a real difference in their lives.
  • Four weeks annual leave (pro-rata for part-time employees)
  • Superannuation contributions 11%
  • A tight-knit community that welcomes you to town.
  • Salary packaging - Up to $9k for living expenses + $2.6k meal and entertainment + Novated leasing. 
  • Fitness Passport 
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members

Rural Health Incentives

This vacancy is eligible for an Attraction and Relocation package that includes the following*: 

  • Attraction incentive payment paid as a Rural and Regional fortnightly allowance of up to $20,000 for the first 12 months
  • Retention incentive of up to $10,000 thereafter annually
  • PLUS 12 months accommodation assistance (e.g. rent payments, mortgage re-payments, payments for commercial accommodation)
  • PLUS Relocation benefits (e.g. expenses incurred due to relocation such as leave for moving, travel to look at potential accommodation, removal and storage costs, transactional and incidental costs due to the sale and purchase of a home, plus more!)
  • PLUS Family Travel Assistance (e.g. reimbursement of a return economy airfare to and from the nearest capital city for a family member that is usually part of your household per year)

*All payments and reimbursements made to part-time employees will be on a pro-rata basis. 

Attraction incentives will be paid as a Rural and Regional fortnightly allowance on top of your base salary.

Other forms of payment/package options (where you are eligible) need to be negotiated with the Convenor and may include**:   

  • Additional annual professional development days (up to 5 more per year)
  • Additional personal leave (up to 5 more per year)
  • Computer/internet reimbursement (e.g. laptop, wi-fi costs)
  • Return airfare to and from your work base (or equivalent motor vehicle allowance) so you can still visit family and friends
  • Reimbursement of utilities
  • Study Assistance (up to 4 hours a week plus additional study leave for block attendance)
  • Transfer incentives after 3 years of continuous service, either return to a substantive position or a priority transfer to another rural location (**MoH approval required**)

**The total value of your incentive package would remain the same. Employees are responsible for seeking independent financial advice before accepting an Attraction and Retention Incentive package as part of their offer.  


  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse with AHPRA
  • Highly motivated and able to work autonomously with appropriate knowledge and skills to assess and escalate care needs.
  • Ability to work with and coordinate outreach and specialist services.
  • Registered Nurse Immuniser – must be willing to obtain within first 6 months of employment and undertake regular updates and maintenance of qualification. Immunisation of all ages, following NSW vaccination program with focus on NSW childhood immunisation schedule, dedicated to promotion and follow-up of overdue immunisations. Coordinate school immunisation program for local community and assist with Moree and Boggabilla vaccination programs.
  • Willing to upskill and undertake further education to ensure appropriate knowledge and skill to provide ongoing care for community members across the lifespan.
  • Passionate and committed to excellence, every patient, every time.

Additional Information

  • An eligibility list will be created for future permanent full-time and temporary part-time vacancies. 
  • Job share / part-time arrangements will be considered.
  • To be eligible for permanent 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?

1) Click here for the Position Description
2) Find out more about applying for this position

For role-related queries or questions contact Lee Clissold on Lee.Clissold@health.nsw.gov.au

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). Additionally, Category A workers are required to receive a booster dose three months after completing the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations. New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate (IM011 immunisation medical exemption form) certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW.

 Acceptable proof of vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate. Booster doses are highly recommended for all health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations. 

 Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Specific Diseases - this is a Category A position. Please read and understand NSW Health policy directive (PD2022_030). All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in the policy.


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