Join our team
Western NSW Local Health District is unlike anywhere else. We attract clinicians with a sense of adventure and a ‘can do’ attitude, who work to the top of their scope and enjoy a fulfilling life outside of work
We promote greater autonomy and responsibility and support you in an inclusive, collaborative and caring team environment with a better work-life balance and more time for you.
Bring your purpose to life, broaden your scope and fast track your career, experiencing a broad range of interesting presentations. Be supported through training and education.
We’re world-recognised leaders in the delivery of virtual care as we strive toward our goal of healthier rural people, close the gap on Aboriginal health and build thriving communities.
Join us be a part of shaping the future of rural health. Our world-renowned models of care including Virtual Rural Generalist Service, Virtual Allied Health and Virtual Pharmacy, all deliver care closer to the homes of our clients.
Our Employee Value Proposition
"You’re here to experience a broad range of interesting and challenging work scenarios that will bring your purpose to life, broaden your scope and fast track your career.
You’re here because greater autonomy and responsibility is your thing, your skills will be developed to reach your potential, and we’ll support your wellbeing in an inclusive and collaborative team where diversity is valued.
You’re here because we are world-recognised leaders in the delivery of virtual care as we strive for healthier rural people and thriving communities.
But the main reason you’re here is because you want to be part of shaping the future of rural health.
Sometimes it will be hard, other times demanding, but we promise it will always be extremely rewarding."
We offer a range of clinical roles in unique and interesting locations. Our team need you to help them deliver our services. Join us and enjoy a range of great perks – whether it's a year or a lifetime – it will be an experience you'll never forget.
Incentives are available for a range of positions that have been identified as hard to fill by NSW Health. Any position can qualify, but they are usually Nursing and Allied Health roles in our smaller multipurpose sites.
- Up to $10,000 to sign on
- Up to $10,000 each year you stay
- $6,000 each year for RNs in Multipurpose sites with aged care.
We'll help you start fresh in Western NSW with some positions providing relocation benefits such as moving costs and family travel assistance.
We'll also provide accommodation assistance when you get here for certain roles.
We'll support your career progression by providing additional leave for professional development, so you can keep learning.
You'll get time to gain new skills to reach your full potential.
Common questions about incentives
Positions and locations receiving incentives are subject to certain criteria that can change over time. AIN roles do not currently qualify for incentivised positions. View an up-to-date list of positions attracting incentives.
‘Incentives offered’ will be clearly displayed in the advertisement.
We ask that you stay for a minimum of 18 months, that way you’ll get access to a retention bonus too. If you leave before 18 months you'll have to pay back a component of your sign on bonus.
Yes, if your role is deemed hard to fill then you will also receive the retention bonus according to your facility's remoteness. If you're not already receiving this, please talk to your manager.
Got more questions about incentives? You can email us: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jessica Borg on (02) 6330 5879 Monday – Friday between 8:30am-4:30pm.
Our region and lifestyle
Feeling the stress of daily life? Living in Western NSW comes with many benefits for you and your family. Enjoy a slower pace of life, become part of our friendly and diverse communities, take part in a range of sporting and leisure activities and experience improved work-life balance.
Explore our region and way of life
Fly direct to Dubbo from Sydney in just 1 hour or Melbourne in 2 hours. Direct flights are available to Sydney from Dubbo, Orange, Parkes, Mudgee, Cobar and Bourke and to Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Newcastle and Broken Hill from Dubbo and Orange.
Once you land at Dubbo or Orange, enjoy a scenic drive through Australian bushland to any of our smaller hospitals or Multipurpose Services, which will take between 1 to 4.5 hours, depending on the location.
Download our map with approximate travel times (PDF 195.65KB)
Our hospitals and facilities
We care for close to 270,000 people in our hospitals and health facilities, which include:
- the largest rural mental health service in Australia
- 3 major rural referral hospitals at Orange, Dubbo and Bathurst
- 38 inpatient facilities including 25 Multipurpose Services and District Health Services at Mudgee, Cowra, Parkes and Forbes.
From large regional centres to small community health facilities – Western NSW LHD covers our vast and diverse community.
See a snapshot of some of our unique facilities and learn about our communities.
Orange Health Service
With a focus on innovative models of care, Orange Health Service is the largest rural hospital in New South Wales and the regional teaching, referral and trauma centre for the Central West.
Dubbo Health Service
Dubbo Health Service is a large rural referral service, situated 450kms North West of Sydney. The Health Service has a 160 acute bed inpatient service, Emergency Department and provides nearly 200,000 specialist outpatient appointments per year.
Mudgee Health Service
Mudgee Health Service consists of Mudgee Hospital, with a level 3 emergency department and inpatient beds, as well as community health services.
Bourke Health Service
Bourke Health Service consists of a Multipurpose Service with an emergency department, inpatient beds and residential aged care beds, as well as community health services.
"I love it here – you couldn’t ask for a better team and I’ve just bought myself a house so I am a permanent stayer!"
Hannah - Registered Nurse, Nyngan MPS
"The opportunities I could get in Dubbo far outweighed anything I could get in Sydney. The colleagues I work with are young and dynamic. I’d be battling away in Sydney for years trying to get a similar position."
Dr James Collett - Kidney Specialist, Dubbo
"When you work somewhere big like Westmead or North Shore you are very anonymous, whereas here everyone seems to know everyone and it's very easy to get things done, call in favours and speak to a friend at the coffee cart."
Dr Lauren Bradbury - Oncologist, Orange Health Service
Diversity and inclusion
As the largest employer in Western NSW, we understand building a workforce that represents the community it serves is vital in delivering inclusive and responsive services.
Our workplace is one of respect, inclusion and belonging. This means treating everyone with courtesy and valuing everyone’s contribution, regardless of their position, role, gender, ethnicity or ability.
We're committed to building an environment that is physically and psychologically safe for women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disabilities, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, and all our staff.
NSW Health welcomes people from diverse backgrounds. We are committed to building a workplace that reflects the community we serve.
We support our staff to continue professional development while living a balanced life.
We believe an engaged workforce delivers the best health outcomes for our community.
We encourage a culture that reflects our core values and respects the differences that everyone brings.
We aim to have a workforce that understands the unique needs of our communities.
Our commitment in action
Our team is working on a number of diversity and inclusion initiatives that reflect our statement of commitment.
We have established a Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging working group to collaborate on, champion and achieve diversity, inclusion and belonging outcomes for our District.
Diversity and inclusion strategy
We are developing an organisation wide Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Strategy. Find out more about our strategies and plans that guide our service delivery.
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