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Registered Nurse


Posted: 3 Jun 2024

Location: Pilbara WA

We are currently recruiting qualified Registered Nurses who are looking for an exciting career opportunity at our Hedland Health Campus in South Hedland, Pilbara Region, Western Australia!

  • Salary: RN Lev­el 1 $75,957 — $96,712 p.a pro rata (plus 11% superannuation)
  • Loca­tion: South Hed­land — Hed­land Health Campus
  • Unit/​Division: Pil­bara — Nurs­ing & Midwifery
  • Work Type: Casu­al, Per­ma­nent — Part Time, Per­ma­nent — Full Time, Fixed Term — Part Time, Fixed Term — Full Time
  • Posi­tion No: Pool Ref RNSH24
  • Clos­ing Date: 2024-12-02 4:00 PM (YYYY-MM-DD)

Coun­try Nurs­ing and Mid­wifery Incen­tive Program

Ever con­sid­ered a career in the coun­try? The Coun­try Nurs­ing & Mid­wifery incen­tive pro­gram is avail­able to new and exist­ing nurs­es and mid­wives — across a broad range of patient-fac­ing roles — on fixed term or per­ma­nent con­tracts at 76 select loca­tions. Eli­gi­ble nurs­es and mid­wives can receive between $5,000 and $17,000 paid over 12 months — WA Coun­try Health Ser­vice — Coun­try Nurs­ing and Mid­wifery Incen­tive Program

Posi­tion Pro­file: This pool is to recruit Reg­is­tered Nurs­es to a num­ber of dif­fer­ent roles with­in the Hed­land Health Cam­pus in South Hed­land. Each role pro­vides nurs­ing care for patients with­in the scope of prac­tice of a Reg­is­tered Nurse, and pro­vides clin­i­cal super­vi­sion for Reg­is­tered Nurs­es, Enrolled Nurs­es, Assis­tants in Nurs­ing, and students.

We aim to fill nurs­ing vacan­cies in the fol­low­ing areas of specialty:

  • Emer­gency Department
  • Dialysis/​Renal
  • Pae­di­atric
  • Theatre/​Perioperative
  • Men­tal Health
  • Com­mu­ni­ty Health
  • Res­i­den­tial Aged Care

Selec­tion Cri­te­ria: Please see the attached Job Descrip­tion Form (JDF)

About the Area: The Town of Port Hed­land, includ­ing South Hed­land, is an oasis in the wilder­ness, a vibrant town that com­bines rugged adven­ture with a thriv­ing com­mu­ni­ty spir­it. This is your chance to be part of some­thing tru­ly extra­or­di­nary. Make life­long friends, par­tic­i­pate in com­mu­ni­ty events, and join in the spir­it of local activ­i­ties. Expe­ri­ence the warmth and cama­raderie that comes from liv­ing in a tight-knit town, where every­one looks out for each other.

Beyond work, Port Hed­land offers an incred­i­ble lifestyle that blends adven­ture, relax­ation, and a strong com­mu­ni­ty. Explore the vast expans­es of Kar­i­ji­ni Nation­al Park, with its majes­tic gorges, cas­cad­ing water­falls, and ancient land­scapes. Dive into out­door pur­suits like hik­ing, camp­ing, fish­ing, and off-road dri­ving. Immerse your­self in the rich Indige­nous cul­ture and learn from the tra­di­tion­al cus­to­di­ans of this land. Australia’s North­west.

What we offer: In addi­tion to the great salary our employ­ees enjoy an amaz­ing range of benefits:

  • Loca­tion based allowances including:
    • addi­tion­al North West paid leave
    • Dis­trict Allowance — region­al specific
    • Annu­al trav­el sub­sidy (ALTC)
    • Air-con­di­tion­ing sub­sidy allowance.
  • Heav­i­ly sub­sidised hous­ing Gov­ern­ment Region­al Offi­cer Housing
  • Relo­ca­tion allowance (For fur­ther infor­ma­tion refer to attach­ments or the fol­low­ing links: Belong (health​.wa​.gov​.au) WA Health Relo­ca­tion Incen­tives FAQs)
  • Paid study Leave assis­tance – region­al spe­cif­ic as per EBA
  • Gen­er­ous salary pack­ag­ing benefits:
    • Up to $9010 on a range of ben­e­fits such as mort­gage, your rent or oth­er every­day liv­ing expenses
    • Up to $2650 on meal enter­tain­ment, hol­i­day accom­mo­da­tion and venue hire
    • Access to novat­ed leas­ing to use pre-tax dol­lars for a car and expenses
  • Plus, Addi­tion­al Remote Area Spe­cif­ic Benefits.
  • Flex­i­ble work­ing and leave arrangements 
  • Pro­fes­sion­al Devel­op­ment opportunities 
  • Con­tin­u­ous learn­ing opportunities
  • 11% Super­an­nu­a­tion Guar­an­tee. For fur­ther infor­ma­tion click here.
  • Pri­vate Health Fund Ben­e­fits — dis­counts across some pri­vate health care funds. Please see attached fly­er for fur­ther details.

Want to know more about this role? We encour­age you to con­tact Kath­leen Robert­son on Tel: 08 9174 1000.

We think you’ll like it here: Our employ­ees like work­ing here, and we think you will too. Watch these videos to find out what they have to say

Learn more about liv­ing and work­ing in coun­try WA by vis­it­ing our web­site at: WA Coun­try Health Ser­vice — Liv­ing and work­ing in coun­try WA.

The fol­low­ing should be noted:

This is a Recruit­ment Pool for suit­ably qual­i­fied Reg­is­tered Nurs­es cov­er­ing all employ­ment types including:

Per­ma­nent — Full Time, Per­ma­nent — Part Time, Fixed Term — Full Time, Fixed Term — Part Time and Casu­al appoint­ments, with the pos­si­bil­i­ty of extension(s) and/​or permanency.

  • The pan­el will mon­i­tor this recruit­ment pool for appli­ca­tions and will assess on a week­ly basis.
  • Inter­views may not be con­duct­ed as part of the process, how­ev­er, appli­cants may be con­tact­ed to pro­vide addi­tion­al information.
  • Appoint­ments may be made until 31/12/2024.

How to apply? Appli­cants are required to apply online https://​search​.jobs​.wa​.gov​.au/… and your appli­ca­tion should include: 

  1. A com­pre­hen­sive CV clear­ly list­ing your pro­fes­sion­al achievements
  2. A cov­er let­ter out­lin­ing your suit­abil­i­ty for your select­ed field of nursing
  3. The names and con­tact details of two (2) pro­fes­sion­al ref­er­ees (one of your ref­er­ees should be your cur­rent super­vi­sor or manager)

If you expe­ri­ence dif­fi­cul­ties, please con­tact Employ­ee Ser­vices on 13 44 77 for imme­di­ate assis­tance dur­ing busi­ness hours.

Eli­gi­bil­i­ty to Apply: Aus­tralian cit­i­zen­ship or per­ma­nent res­i­den­cy is an essen­tial require­ment for appli­cants to be con­sid­ered for per­ma­nent posi­tions in the pub­lic sec­tor. Eli­gi­bil­i­ty for spon­sor­ship may be con­sid­ered for some vacan­cies. You are encour­aged to dis­cuss this with the con­tact per­son list­ed in the adver­tise­ment before com­plet­ing the appli­ca­tion as there are sev­er­al steps that are required to be com­plet­ed pri­or to pro­gress­ing any appli­ca­tion for employment.

AHPRA Reg­is­tra­tion: To be con­sid­ered for this posi­tion you need to be eli­gi­ble for reg­is­tra­tion with Aus­tralian Health Prac­ti­tion­er Reg­u­la­tion Board (AHPRA). If you are not eli­gi­ble for reg­is­tra­tion, please do not con­tin­ue this appli­ca­tion and con­tact the per­son named in the advert for fur­ther advice.

Whilst this selec­tion process will ini­tial­ly be used to fill the above vacan­cy, it may also be used to fill oth­er sim­i­lar” vacan­cies through­out the health ser­vice. In addi­tion to this, should the suc­cess­ful appli­cant decline or vacate the adver­tised vacan­cy, then the next most suit­able appli­cant may also be select­ed from this process. Both of these options remain valid for a peri­od of twelve (12) months from when the autho­rised del­e­gate endors­es the recruit­ment decision.

Oth­er Con­di­tions: WA Health engages staff in posi­tions of trust and respon­si­bil­i­ty. WA Health poli­cies require appli­cants to under­take crim­i­nal records screen­ing and integri­ty check­ing as part of the appoint­ment process. Ref­er­ees may also be asked to com­ment on an applicant’s integri­ty and past demon­stra­tion of eth­i­cal behaviour.

This vacan­cy is sub­ject to a West­ern Aus­tralian Work­ing With Chil­dren (WWC) Check. For fur­ther infor­ma­tion please refer to the WWC web­site at: https://​work​ing​with​chil​dren​.wa​.gov​.au

Please note this recruit­ment process requires com­ple­tion of sat­is­fac­to­ry Pre-Employ­ment Health Assess­ment (PEHA). Any offer of employ­ment with WA Coun­try Health Ser­vice (WACHS) is con­di­tion­al on sat­is­fac­to­ry PEHA to ensure you are able to per­form the inher­ent require­ments of the posi­tion. An unsat­is­fac­to­ry PEHA will result in the offer of employ­ment being with­drawn. Please see the attached WACHS PEHA Pol­i­cy for fur­ther information.

Diver­si­ty Statement 

WA Health is com­mit­ted to elim­i­nat­ing all forms of dis­crim­i­na­tion in the pro­vi­sion of our ser­vice. We embrace diver­si­ty and strong­ly encour­age appli­ca­tions from Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islander peo­ples, peo­ple from cul­tur­al­ly diverse back­grounds and peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties. WA Health sup­ports flex­i­ble work­ing prac­tices with­in the con­text of a qual­i­ty health ser­vice. WA Health is com­mit­ted to a smoke free envi­ron­ment across all build­ings, grounds and vehicles.

Lodge­ment is sys­tem gen­er­at­ed. Any sub­mis­sions on, or after, 4:00pm will not be accept­ed.