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Registered Nurse

Organisation / Entity: Western NSW Local Health District
Job category:
  • Nursing and Midwifery | Registered Nurse
Job location:
  • Regional NSW / Tamworth & North West NSW
Job reference number: REQ318232
Work type: Full-Time
Total remuneration package: $65692.82 - $92236.06
Closing date: 18/08/2022 - 11:59 PM


To be considered for interview, candidates must address the Selection Criteria in the Position Description.

Employment Type
: Permanent Full Time (Job share may be considered for this position)
Position Classification
Registered Nurse
Remuneration: $65,692.82 - $92,236.06 pa plus super 
Hours per week: 38
Coonabarabran NSW

Registered Nurse
Coonabarabran Health Service

About the role:

The registered nurse in the rural setting is required to have emergency and acute care skills and knowledge to be able to cater to the patients that presents to the health care facility. Willingness to undergo further training to upskill in Emergency care is encouraged.

This is a targeted position in accordance with GSE Rule 26: Employment of eligible persons. Whereby Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply and, where found suitable, will be given higher priority under affirmative action in order to improve access to employment and career opportunities. In the event there are no suitable Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants, then applications from non-Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants will be considered. 

Where you’ll be working:
Coonabarabran Health Service, 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.

Coonabarabran Health Service is a well equipped rural hospital and includes a 24-hour emergency department, acute and sub-acute/non-acute inpatient services including rehabilitation, respite and palliative care, outpatient services, a range of primary and community health services, renal dialysis and a remote video assisted chemotherapy outreach service.

Coonabarabran is the stargazing capital of Australia. The small country town (approximately 3200 people) by the Castlereagh River is on the edge of the iconic Warrumbungle National Park. An ancient volcanic mountain range creates a spectacularly jagged backdrop in the national park, the first Dark Sky Park in Australia.

The township is on the Newell Highway and the Oxley Highway, approximately halfway between Melbourne and Brisbane and can be reached in about six hours by car from Sydney and within two hours of both Dubbo and Tamworth. Newcastle is four hours drive away.

The town’s economy is driven primarily by the agricultural sector, with tourism also a significant contributor. The town is serviced by both Woolworths and an IGA, cafes, a registered club and several pubs.

There are a range of leisure activities to enjoy including the Siding Spring Observatory; rock climbing, bush walking and bird and star watching in the Warrumbungle National Park; Sculptures in the Scrub, sandstone caves, salt caves and the fire tower lookout in the Pilliga State Forest, plus a fitness gym and indoor sports centre in town and a range of creative and performing arts groups to join.

As a remote area position, this position may offer incentives to prospective employees which can include relocation assistance, accommodation subsidy, professional development and flexible work practices.  If you are the successful candidate you may discuss these incentives before accepting the position.

About us:
WNSWLHD is the largest employer in the region, with over 7,700 dedicated staff working across 3 major rural referral hospitals, 50 community health centres, numerous corporate and executive offices and 38 inpatient facilities – which include 25 multipurpose services and 4 district health services.

Watch our video to see what it is like working with Western NSW Local Heath District.

Some of the benefits of working with us include:

  • Genuine support in an inclusive, compassionate and caring team environment.
  • Interesting and challenging work that will bring your purpose to life, broaden your scope and fast track your career. 
  • Greater autonomy and responsibility to reach your full potential.
  • Opportunities to make an impact and shape the future of rural health through involvement in projects, innovations and research.
  • Opportunities for learning and development, including access to a mentoring program and in-house training with our Organisational Development Unit and eLearning system.
  • Access to Fitness Passport and free and confidential counselling services.


How to apply:
Candidates must read the Position Description and address the Selection Criteria for the role, providing examples where required. You must also upload a copy of your current CV as part of your application. For assistance, see our Guide to Employment with WNSWLHD. For further information on the remuneration and conditions, visit NSW Public Health System Awards.

Applications will close 18 August 2022 – 11:59pm.

For role related enquiries, please reach out to Jenny Donaldson on 0436 445 968 and jennifer.donaldson@health.nsw.gov.au

COVID-19 Response
All NSW Health workers are required to have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by 30 September 2021 and two doses by 30 November 2021 or have an approved medical contraindication certificate. You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status if successful for this role.

Talent Pool
If we identify a surplus of suitable candidates for this role, you may also be invited to an eligibility list where you could be offered an alternative position per the relevant Award.