Registered Nurse
REQ137754 Requisition #
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Registered Nurse
Remuneration: $64,184.80 – $90,122.74 pa plus super
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: 137754

Number of FTE: 1
Bourke NSW
Applications Close: 1 Dec 2019 - 11.59pm

About the opportunity


Are you a nurse with sexual health experience? Ever thought about working rurally in a unique community with the opportunity to feel truly rewarded knowing you are making a real difference to sexual health outcomes in rural New South Wales? If so, read on!


This position is based in Bourke in north-western NSW and provides sexual health services and HIV and Blood Borne Viruses (BBVs) clinical outreach services and health promotion to the towns in Bourke and Brewarrina Shires. You will work with the local teams at Bourke and Brewarrina Multipurpose Services, the Local Health District’s HIV & Related Programs (HARP) Unit, specialist clinical support services, Aboriginal Medical Services and community groups to provide sexual health services to local communities. You will provide support, information, assessment, interventions, education and health promotion activities to reduce the spread of HIV, STIs and Blood Borne Viruses and improve health outcomes for clients, families and communities.


Specialised training and travel for the role will be arranged by the organisation and clinical placements in Dubbo and Sydney during training will be provided. Overnight trips may be required for work and training purposes as part of this role.


We are offering a suitable candidate one month free accommodation for someone outside of the Bourke area to move to take on this exciting role. We will also mentor you through the position and will offer a suitable candidate a training and development package to help build and strengthen your skills to grow and develop in this role.

This position is based at Bourke, which is 370 kilometres northwest of Dubbo and 136 kilometres south of the Queensland border, situated on the banks of the beautiful Darling River. Bourke has a population of just under 2000 people which comprises 38 per cent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population, substantially higher than the state average of 2.9 per cent making Bourke a unique and rewarding place to work.

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
  • Corporate wellbeing programs, including the Fitness Passport

  • Opportunities for learning and development, including in-house training with My Health Learning and the NSW Health RTO

  • Professional growth and accelerated career progression

Where you'll be working


This position is based at Bourke Multipurpose Service, a part of the Western NSW Local Health District. The Bourke Multipurpose Service (MPS) has 35 beds, 15 of which are residential aged care. The facility has 24-hour emergency care, acute and sub-acute/non-acute services including rehabilitation and palliative care, ante-natal and post-natal services, elective surgical services, ambulatory care, renal, outpatient and visiting specialist services and a range of primary and community health services including child and family health and mental health, drug and alcohol services.


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. Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and take responsibility for own actions and to practice in accordance with the Registered Nurse Standards of Practice, Code of Ethics for Nurses, and Code of Professional Conduct for Nurses (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia).
  2. Current Authority to Practice as a Registered Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) with post graduate qualifications in Sexual Health and Vaccination or willingness to obtain within agreed timeframe.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of communicable disease control, harm reduction, and issues related to transmission and prevention of HIV, STIs and Blood Borne Viruses (BBV’s).
  4. Demonstrated effective clinical communication through the use of information technology, written and verbal means with sound interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate with a diverse range of people.
  5. An understanding of patient centred care and demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and as part of the multi-disciplinary health care team.
  6. A commitment to quality improvement, practice development, evidence-based practice and research.
  7. Demonstrated ability to lead, supervise, delegate, and negotiate with others to deliver quality nursing care to clients accessing sexual health services.
  8. Current license to drive in NSW and willingness to travel to fulfil the responsibilities of the role.

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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