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Registered Nurse Mental Health

Are you up for living and working in the beautiful NSW Outback, devoid of traffic and commuting?
Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
Position Classification: Registered Nurse
Remuneration:$32.38 to $45.46 per hour
Hours Per Week: 32
Requisition ID: REQ191520
About the Opportunity
We are looking for a passionate Registered Nurse to join the vibrant, supportive, multi-disciplinary mental health team at the Far West Local Health District. Working in the inpatient unit at the Broken Hill Hospital, you will provide our mental health patients with safe, compassionate, person centred care. Through effective assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care, you will help achieve our goal of excellence in rural and remote healthcare.
Working in a smaller, rural health facility will allow you to develop your skills with the opportunity to work across a wide stream of specialties. This role is suited for a passionate individual who wants to help improve mental health outcomes for some of the most vulnerable communities in NSW. If you’re looking for career progression and professional development with the ability to make a real difference, then this is the job for you!
What We Can Offer You
Working for the Far West NSW LHD may come with the following benefits:

5 weeks paid annual leave per year
Isolation and climate allowance
Salary sacrificing and packaging
Car leases and free parking at all facilities
Support through advanced education and training
Annual innovation and staff excellence awards
Get Healthy Program
A comfortable country lifestyle that supports balance and wellbeing 

About Broken Hill
Often referred to as the “Capital of the Outback”, Broken Hill is an iconic mining town in far west NSW full of spirit, history, diversity and character. It was Australia’s first city to be Nationally Heritage listed and has a bunch of natural and man-made attractions to explore from the Sculpture Symposium to the oldest regional gallery in NSW.

It really is a remote town like no other with a thriving night life as well as the fabulous annual Broken Heel Festival featuring performances from Australia’s best drag queens and showgirls. Far away from the light pollution of the big cities, Broken Hill is an ideal location for star gazing. It also has a number of lookouts that are perfect for indulging in spectacular sunsets over the vast, flat landscape.
With just a short 1hr15m flight from Adelaide, a 2hr flight from Melbourne or a 2hr30m flight from Sydney, Broken Hill provides a truly unique experience that you won’t find anywhere else.
Check out this video to see it for yourself:

​​​​​​Selection Criteria

Current registration as a Registered Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Demonstrated application of professional and ethical boundaries to the delivery of patient care in the context of a multi-disciplinary team.
Demonstrated application of evidence based practice and critical thinking to advocate for and implement individualised person centred care patient care.
Demonstrated capacity to interact with others in a personable and professional manner and personally resolve conflicts when they arise.
Demonstrated commitment to work and partner with Aboriginal and Torres Strait, Islander patients and families and employees to enhance health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients.
Evidence of participation in own professional development and commitment to maintaining competence and enhancement of skills, and willingness to apply and share professional expertise with colleagues.
Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills within a multidisciplinary team.

About The Far West LHD
The Far West Local Health District makes up the western-most District in NSW, sharing its borders with South Australia, Queensland and Victoria. Far West LHD provides primary care to an estimated resident population of 30,000, employing over 800 staff across 9 facilities in Broken Hill, Balranald, Dareton, Ivanhoe, Menindee, Tibooburra, Wentworth, White Cliffs and Wilcannia.  
To promote our vision of “excellence in rural and remote health”, Far West LHD upholds its CORE values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect, and Empowerment.

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Applications Close: 25/10/2020


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