Work with Murrumbidgee LHD

Fast-track your career and clinical skills while enjoying a better work-life balance in our scenic Riverina region. Discover why Murrumbidgee LHD is a wonderful place to live and work. 

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A great place to live and work

Murrumbidgee LHD paediatric nurse

Help us deliver exceptional rural healthcare to our communities while enjoying a vibrant and relaxed lifestyle. By joining us you’ll access: 

  • a broad range of interesting and unique medical cases where you can quickly advance your practical and clinical skills
  • fast-tracked career progression in a world-class workplace
  • award-winning staff and patient programs
  • industry-leading technology and processes  
  • a range of perks, incentives and wellbeing programs.
     

Exceptional rural healthcare.  
Healthier together.  
Care tailored to people’s needs.   

Our District

We provide public health services to approximately 243,228 people across the Riverina, Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area and the South Western Slopes of NSW.

As the largest employer in the region, we have over 5,000 healthcare staff working across 33 hospitals and 12 primary healthcare centres.

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MLHD Map of District

Our facilities

We offer a range of work settings from base hospitals, district hospitals, multipurpose services and community health centres. We also have acute and community mental health and drug and alcohol facilities as well as brain injury, oral health and aged care services.

Our brand new, state-of-the-art facilities arm you with the resources you need to do your best work, while embedding yourself in our smaller communities, which is a rewarding and fulfilling experience. 
 

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Exterior view of the Wagga Wagga Health Service building. The building features shades of green and yellow clad ties along the bottom and middle and black cladding at the top. A ramp is shown to the far right of the image. Steps and outdoor seating among landscaped green spaces is shown in the foreground of the image. To the left, car parking spaces sit in front of the main entrance.

Our region

A move to Murrumbidgee LHD is more than just a career change, it’s the start of a new lifestyle with more time to pursue the things you enjoy.

Our central location is perfect for travelling and seeing Australia – we’re surrounded by rivers, beaches, snowy mountains, wineries, great food, and central to Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra.

We’ll help cover your relocation and travel expenses, help you find housing and get settled, and assist in any way we can to ensure a smooth transition. 
 

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Darlington point, Murrumbidgee River, Kidman Way, Riverina

Our careers

Learn about the unique roles at Murrumbidgee LHD.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander careers

We have a range of roles to support your employment goals and we aspire to continue creating a workforce that is culturally safe and welcoming of Aboriginal culture and values.

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Murrumbidgee LHD Allied Health staff member

Allied Health careers

When you join our dedicated team of Allied Health professionals, you’ll have the chance to discover endless opportunities to help our patients and consumers achieve improved health and wellbeing outcomes. 

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Murrumbidgee LHD administration staff

Corporate and support careers

If you're passionate about working in health and looking to be part of a talented team supporting our front line health professionals, we have a range of corporate and support roles in which to grow your career. 

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Murrumbidgee LHD renal nurse

Medical careers

Our medical roles provide extensive variety in case mix as well as exposure to a breadth of presentations. Opportunities exist for specialists, career medical officers and general practitioners including proceduralists and junior medical officers across a range of disciplines. 

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Murrumbidgee LHD mental health worker

Mental health and drug and alcohol careers

Known for our innovative models of care which are designed for the rural and regional population we serve, our mental health drug and alcohol teams provide critical services within acute, sub-acute and community settings. 

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Nursing and midwifery careers

Our dedicated nursing and midwifery staff are highly respected and regarded within their communities and recognised for their quality of care, breadth of knowledge and clinical skills. 

Student placements

We recognise the importance of providing practical clinical experience to educate future health professionals and want to help you fulfil your career goals. 

We have student placement agreements with many tertiary institutions in a range of disciplines to enable undergraduate students to gain supervised clinical experience within our facilities. 
 

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Our people

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Working and living in regional NSW - Murrumbidgee LHD

Hear from our team what its like to work in our region.

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Working and living in regional NSW - Murrumbidgee LHD

Celia Walsh - Nurse Manager, Borowra Health Facility

Working in a rural health service is very different to working in a large city hospital. It's a great way to broaden your skill base. You work in a diverse range of settings with a lot of different types of people and presentations.

Jocelyn Piper - Registered Nurse and Community Nurse, Borowa Health Facility

I came here about 18 months ago, there was a RN position here so I applied for that and got that position and then I'm also a community nurse, so like six months after I started a community nurse part-time job came up so I do both community nursing and work in the hospital as well.

Deepa Prabhakaran - Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Department, Griffith Base Hospital

I'm a registered nurse and I'm working here since 2012. I was in Melbourne at that time I'm looking for a job with sponsorship and this hospital was happy to sponsor me for a 457 visa.

Leah Whitehead - Registered Nurse, Murrumburrah Harden District Hospital

I came to work at Harden, initially I was working in Sydney in a big maternity hospital. The things I like most about working here, I have a commute now for about five minutes. I have lots and lots of professional development opportunities. Living in a small community you actually get to know families, I think it's a real personal touch and the cost of living, I think, is cheaper.

Jocelyn Piper - Registered Nurse and Community Nurse, Borowa Health Facility

I've got four young children and they are in every sport group known to man and everything's pretty much just here on the doorstep. There's two schools in town, there's a Catholic school and a public school.

Celia Walsh - Nurse Manager, Borowra Health Facility

There are a lot of opportunities for nurses wanting to work in our rural communities. We have casual positions, part-time positions and full-time positions in a range of work roles. The community is very welcoming and we've got great things here for people of all ages. There's great schools, we've got lovely parks and a pool.

Deepa Prabhakaran - Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Department, Griffith Base Hospital

I will encourage nurses to come and work in this hospital because this hospital will give a chance to work in the emergency department, in acute care setting and in the nursing home, so when we decided to go out from here, there is a lot of options in front of you, so that gives a very good professional development and a lot of confidence. So I strongly recommend people to come and work in this hospital.

Jocelyn Piper - Registered Nurse and Community Nurse, Borowa Health Facility

Here, because it's such a smaller environment, you are more part of a team and there's more opportunities to further your education.

So in our nursing home we've got um 12 residents, pretty much, you know, this is their home so we really like their family, you know. You come on in the morning and and it's like, "Oh what did you do after work yesterday?" It's very, it is it's like family.

Meet our team

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Our initiatives

Supporting your wellbeing

At Murrumbidgee LHD, we're focused on helping our whole team maintain positive mental, physical and financial wellbeing so you can bring your best self to work. Learn about what programs are available to support you in these areas.  
 

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Creating a positive culture

At Murrumbidgee LHD, we strive for a healthy and engaged workforce where staff, contractors, patients and clients are treated with respect and dignity, recognising the unique needs of others, valuing diversity and protecting privacy.

We provide programs that support staff safety and wellbeing, and strive to create an environment built on transparency and trust. We look for opportunities to further strengthen our workplace to be free from intimidation, bullying and harassment.  

We use leader rounding and employee surveys to seek feedback directly from employees about what it's like working at Murrumbidgee LHD. This informs our leadership to take action to address a range of areas including communication, diversity, belonging and inclusion.

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Our culture

Hear from our staff about our safe and positive work environment.

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Our culture

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Craig McColm, Cluster Manager - Narrandera, Lockhart and Leeton

The sort of working environment that I'd like to be involved in with the environment where the team are working together. It's a proactive and dynamic team a team that knows where what the rules are I guess and they're patient-focused. A positive culture is very important in the workplace and it's certainly very important to me.  Teams that don't work well together, it's very clear we end up with all patient outcomes and we put patients at risk.

Taylor Robinson - Registered Nurse

I'd like to be a part of a supportive and positive work environment where everybody helps each other, everybody's happy, we have a laugh, you come to work with a smile and you leave with a smile. So if bullying and harassment is occurring in the workplace, I think that our patients can see that because at the end of the day we're humans too, so if you're dealing with something personally or professionally at work, as easy as it is to say that you're going to not let it affect you, you can see it, so the patient could see that something's going on. They can see that you're stressed, you're probably more prone to make mistakes. You can only hide it for so long, you can only put the patients first for so long before and quite often we have patients that stay for a long time, so I think once you get to know very build that rapport, they can see if you've had a bad day that something's going on.

Jill Reyment - Director Organisational Effectiveness

For me, I think a work environment in the clinical world must be about teamwork, it must be about sharing information and it must be about thinking about the patient, the needs of the patient and an ability for patients and staff to be able to freely speak and give information and share to make improvement.

Sunilkumar Patel - Administration Officer

Because you spent a lot of time at work so obviously, I would like to have a bit more positive and friendly environment. If I witnessed such incident it's my obligation that I need to report to the manager that this kind of things are happening in the work environment because managers, they might not be aware of things and if this kind of incidents happen and they might not be escalated to the manager levels and if it's not been escalated, then it may not be resolved or solved properly.

Linda Morgan - Wardsperson

Once you feel bullied your whole mindset is just out of whack and we need to stay focused no matter what our job is within our unit and if your minds on being bullied or you're upset because you feel you're being bullied it's not a safe environment and you make it unsafe, so I feel you need to speak up where you need to approach the situation, in a nice way. Don't be too proud to seek help, don't hide it, help your co-workers, be there for them, point of in the right direction.

Jill Reyment - Director Organisational Effectiveness

Prevention of bullying and harassment is so important for quality and safety. For people to be working together in teams it's important that the person, I guess the most junior person and the most senior person, have enough of a collaborative relationship where they feel they can question and say, oh is there another way to do this, can we do this another way and speak freely without any fear of retribution.

Taylor Robinson - Registered Nurse

So, conflict resolution 101 is to address the person who you've experienced it with or, you know, explain to them why you're upset or what's happened - the impact that it had on you. Best case scenario, maybe they haven't even realized that they've said something offensive, but if you find them obstructive or it happens again, it's a continual problem then you can speak to your manager and she might sit you down and have a conversation with you and mediate. If not, it can be escalated to executive or follow the pathway that they deem fit.

In the environment that we work in now, we're in a big new hospital, we have a lot of junior staff come through. We have a lot of staff that haven't worked here, a lot of agency staff that are coming through. They're not used to the environment, so I think they're particularly at risk of this sort of behavior, which is a shame because they're the sort of people that we want to retain for future as well and build up, So, I think as a leader and as a senior member of the team, you need to be watching out for them by supporting them and if you witness anything you need to stand up for them and escalate it to your manager or the way that is appropriate pathway and also too, let people know about support services that are available.

Craig McColm, Cluster Manager - Narrandera, Lockhart and Leeton

It's all about communication clearly and it will depend on the circumstances but certainly it's about open communication and working together as a team.

Jill Reyment - Director Organisational Effectiveness

Working together means better patient outcomes and better safe and quality care environment and we're all here for the one reason and that's about patient care

Culturally safe care

Murrumbidgee LHD is leading a project group created to enhance cultural capability among clinicians to make sure our Aboriginal community, patients and consumers experience safe, respectful care. 

Cultural capability refers to the skills, knowledge, behaviours and systems that are required to plan, support, improve and deliver services in a culturally respectful and appropriate manner. 

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Marrambidya by Kheely Turner, a Wiradjuri/Ngiyampaa woman from West Wyalong
About our Cultural Capability Education program

Cultural capability is a development process that must be built in and supported at the system, organisation, professional and individual levels as everyday practice. This is a key element in contributing to improving health outcomes for Aboriginal peoples through the provision of services in a culturally safe and inclusive way. 

This Murrumbidgee LHD project group is creating a shared framework, to define the knowledge, skills and practices our clinicians need to perform their duties in a culturally informed way. 

Working with project partners helps to influence change across the District and builds positive skill sets and behavioural changes for all clinicians. Key partners on this project are: 

  • Charles Sturt University 
  • University of NSW 
  • University of Notre Dame 
  • Murrumbidgee Local Health District (Project lead). 

The project group have created a list of education resources (PDF 563.42KB) against a shared capability framework that can help build and strengthen the skills and practices. This list of curated education resources is not exhaustive and is current as of April 2022. 

Get help with your application

Applying for a role? Get a head start. Applications for positions in our District are submitted through the NSW Health Career Portal. If it's your first time using the portal you'll need to set up a personal profile, which will include details about your qualifications and employment history.

Get tips on how to write a resume and cover letter and if you're selected for interview find out how to prepare for an interview to give yourself the best chance of success.

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