Registered Nurse - Emergency Department - Incentives Offered

Registered Nurse
Hunter New England Local Health District
REQ450091 Requisition #

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 per annum + super + incentives
Employment Type
: Temporary Part Time (for at least 12 months), Permanent Full Time or Casual
Position Classification: Registered Nurse
Location: Gunnedah District Hospital
Hours Per Week: up to 38
Requisition ID: REQ450091
Applications close: 17th December 2023

Exciting Opportunity for Registered Nurses at Gunnedah Emergency Department!

Are you a compassionate and skilled Registered Nurse looking for a rewarding career opportunity in healthcare? Gunnedah Hospital’s Emergency Department is seeking dedicated nurses to join our team, providing top-quality care to the residents of this vibrant regional town.

About Gunnedah:
  • Gunnedah is a welcoming regional hub known for its strong sense of community and beautiful landscapes.
  • Located on the banks of the Namoi River, Gunnedah is a picturesque country town with a myriad of museums, memorials and culture to explore.
  • A leisurely 30min drive to Lake Keepit will find you immersed in outdoor activities of fishing, boating, water skiing and gliding.

About the facility and the team:

  • At the heart of this town is a commitment to health and well-being, and our healthcare professionals are essential in upholding that commitment.
  • Gunnedah Hospital is a 24hr, 48-bed, acute health facility providing health services to the community of Gunnedah and the surrounding district.
  • Our team of innovative and enthusiastic nurses have a can-do attitude, promoting a positive workplace culture.
  • Active participation within the multidisciplinary team facilitates the implementation of high quality, comprehensive, patient centred care.

About the role:

  • As a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department at Gunnedah Hospital, you will be an integral part of the healthcare team, delivering compassionate care to patients in their time of need. 
  • You will provide compassionate person-centred care, ensuring safe care is delivered in collaboration with patients, families, carers and a multidisciplinary team to achieve identified goals and outcomes. Education, support and training opportunities are available.

About you:

  • You are a highly motivated Registered Nurse with demonstrated post registration experience in an emergency care environment, using your experience and interpersonal skills to deliver excellent patient centred care. 
  • You work well both within a team and individually, interacting with others in a personable and professional manner.
  • Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Emergency Triage Education Kit (ETEK) are also highly regarded.


  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse with AHPRA.


  • Four weeks annual leave (pro-rata for part-time employees)
  • 6 weeks annual leave (for eligible full time nurses)
  • Up to 12 allocated days off each year (for full-time employees)
  • Superannuation contributions 11%
  • Salary packaging - Up to $9k for living expenses + $2.6k meal & entertainment + Novated leasing.
  • 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.

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

  • Attraction incentive paid as a Rural and Regional fortnightly allowance of up to $10,000 for the first 12-months 
  • Retention incentive of up to $10,000 thereafter annually 
  • PLUS 3 months accommodation assistance (e.g. rent payments, mortgage re-payments, payments for commercial accommodation) 

*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 

**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.

Additional information:

  • An eligibility list will be created for future permanent full or part time and temporary full or part time vacancies.
  • To be eligible for 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.
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Information for Applicants: 
Applicants will be assessed against the essential requirements and selection criteria contained within the position description (link below). For assistance addressing selection criteria visit:

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This is a Category A position. Recommended applicants will be reviewed for compliance with NSW Health policy directive PD2023_022: Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Specific Diseases for Category A positions prior to offer. All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in the policy.

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). New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate (AIR Immunisation History Statement) certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW. 

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

Salary Packaging: is beneficial to most HNELHD employees and may increase your take-home pay! Salary package a range of personal expenses including novated motor vehicle leases, relocation expenses, and HECS/HELP debt. Find out more by contacting SalaryPackagingPLUS! via or 1300 40 25 23.

HNE Health employees may be eligible for a range of 
benefits such as allocated days off (ADO) for full time employees, long service leave, paid maternity leave, and salary packaging options including meal expenses.

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