Employment

Nathalia District Hospital offers a wide range of employment opportunities to healthcare professionals in our community and surrounding districts. We offer the chance to work in an environment which asks for a high standard of quality when delivering care to our consumers. If you feel you would like to take up this challenge, contact us.

We offer staff the following incentives:

  • A wide range of training and development opportunities
  • Salary packaging
  • Staff support programs including counselling services
  • Staff gym program
  • Modern equipment
  • The opportunity to be part of a dynamic team

Opportunities exist at times for:

  • Registered Nurses, Divisions 1 and 2
  • Allied Health professionals
  • Community Health staff
  • Strength training staff
  • Food Service
  • Environmental Services
  • Administration staff

Nathalia District Hospital is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Staff have a Code of Conduct developed by them to promote team values across the organisation. All staff are required to undergo a satisfactory police check prior to commencing work .

Current Job Vacancies

All current job vacancies will be shown below the 'Employment' tab to the left hand side of this page. If there are no titles below this we unfortunately have no vacancies - Please check back at a later time.

Training and Staff Orientation

All new employees are required to complete an orientation program. This program gives new staff a basic knowledge of their role in providing a safe workplace under the Occupational Health and Safety legislation. Induction includes fire and evacuation training, manual handling training, workplace hygiene, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and either food safety or medication safety. All staff will receive a staff handbook identifying the five compulsory competencies at orientation, and a check list to assist them to map their achievements.

Through out the year staff are required to achieve a number of ‘education points' related to their personal professional development plan. This plan will be developed with the assistance of staff educators at performance review. Further assistance is offered as formal training through an approved training providers to support staff.

Graduate Nurse Program

The graduate program at NDH is designed to support rural students to gain the broad general nursing knowledge needed to become a competent, confident practitioner in a small rural community. The program aims to facilitate the transition from student to graduate in a supported environment, consolidating learning whilst gaining clinical experience. External rotation is encouraged within the program to a larger regional hospital. The student will be given a choice of two specialist areas as negotiated with the coordinator, and will spend a minimum of 4 weeks in each of these areas.

Youth Employment Scheme

From time to time our organisation offers employment under the Youth Employment Scheme (YES). The scheme is a valuable tool for addressing the shortages of skills in our local community by developing local young people whilst creating a more diverse workforce.

Young people are encouraged to apply for these positions as they become available if they are aged between 16 and 24 and/or fall into the following categories:

  • Indigenous Australians
  • Have a disability
  • Low educational attainment
  • Long term unemployed (12 months or more)
  • Disadvantaged in English literacy

Traineeships and apprenticeships may be available in a variety of areas which includes:

  • Administration
  • Health and Nursing
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality

Upskill Program from Registered Nurse Division 2 to Registered Nurse Division1 In partnership with Charles Sturt University (CSU) Bathurst , our hospital has been supporting RND2 nurses to build on their existing knowledge and skills and upgrade to RND1.

This program is HECS funded and is offered to RND2 nurses in our region on a part time four year distance model of education. For further information about this exciting program, please contact the Director of Nursing.

Safety in the Workplace

Nathalia District Hospital has an excellent workplace safety record that demonstrates it places safety of its employees as a top priority, and was awarded the 2003 Hesta Award for Best Occupational Health & Safety Management System in Australia . It also received a Worksafe Business Award in 2003 for quality and safety in the workplace.

Programs include:

  • Manual Handling and No Lift Programs and extensive safety equipment
  • Zero Tolerance policy to workplace violence
  • Contact Officer to ensure a workplace free from bullying and harassment
  • Sound return to work programs
  • Driver Safety initiatives for field staff
  • Staff vaccination
  • Critical Incident Debriefing

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