Far West career opportunities
NSW Health is the largest public health care system in Australia, employing more than 100,000 people across an incredibly diverse range of roles and locations.
A career with NSW Health offers you the opportunity to work for a world class public health system and make a difference to the health of people in NSW now and into the future.
At Far West Local Health District (LHD) we share a commitment to deliver consistently high quality patient care through close consultation and collaboration with staff and our communities.
Discover more about joining us and our latest job and volunteer opportunities.
Live and Work in Far West LHD
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Why choose Far West LHD
We offer a range of varied and challenging roles, and a great lifestyle in a very beautiful and special part of Australia.
At Far West LHD we focus on training and equipping our people to provide high quality health services to rural and remote communities.
Learn to respond to challenges and situations not experienced in a city or regional setting.
Enjoy a valued role within small, friendly teams and communities, with opportunities for more hands-on experience and faster career progression.
Find out more about why working with Far West LHD is a great career move.
Cadetships, campaigns and scholarships
NSW Health offers Nursing and Midwifery scholarships and financial assistance – including Aboriginal cadetships and scholarships and Enrolled Nurse Scholarships. Aboriginal applicants are encouraged to apply, and can find useful information about career opportunities through the NSW Health Stepping Up program.
You can kick-start your nursing or midwifery career with us through a Gradstart or MidStart position for graduate nurses and midwives. Applications are open between May and September for training positions starting the following year.
Through the Gradstart program we offer a range of clinical experiences to develop the skills and confidence needed to practice as a new graduate Registered Nurse or Midwife in rural and remote areas. You will gain valuable experience through rotations in Broken Hill and remote facilities and multiple specialties.
MidStart is an annual state-wide recruitment process for registered nurses who want to be employed as midwifery students in NSW public hospitals while studying a Graduate Diploma in Midwifery.
In Far West NSW, MidStart offers registered nurses a midwifery student position in the Broken Hill Health Service Maternity Unit while you study at one of 3 NSW universities.
We offer clinical placements in a range of our primary and allied health care teams.
For undergraduate or graduate entry students interested in a clinical placement at a health service in Far West NSW LHD, including Broken Hill Health Service, call the Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health on (08) 8080 1200.
Volunteer with us
We value the support of local volunteers willing to spend a few hours each week to help us care for our patients and carers.
Often the role of a volunteer is simply listening and talking, reading to a patient, or helping with simple activities to keep their spirits up.
We provide training and support for people interested in becoming a volunteer. If you are interested in joining our volunteer team, contact our Executive Manager, Aboriginal Health and Community Relations on (08) 8080 1512 or email Corina Kemp.
Palliative care service volunteering
Our palliative care services in both Broken Hill and Dareton provide training and support for people interested in becoming a palliative care volunteer in the community or our hospitals.
You will help maintain quality of life for patients living at home with a life-limiting illness, or an improved hospital experience for people living with dementia, confused older people and people with a life limiting illness.
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