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Nursing and Midwifery Careers

The nursing team at Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District makes a significant contribution to the health and wellbeing of our community.

We are committed to a strong employee culture where safety is everyone’s responsibility and with over 5,000 staff, including 1,800 nurses, we are the largest employer in the area.

Our District is located less than an hour’s drive from Sydney and provides hospital care and community health services for the local community and Greater Western Sydney region. Almost 350,000 people live in the urban and semirural areas of our District.

The five hospitals within Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District include a large teaching hospital and smaller community-based hospitals. Our nine community health centres also deliver care to the local community.

The District has ongoing partnerships with the University of Western Sydney’s School of Nursing and Midwifery and the University of Sydney, through the Nepean Clinical School, ensure we are at the forefront of research, training and education for both medical and nursing and midwifery services.

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District is a wonderful place for nurses and midwives to begin or continue their careers.

We encourage all new graduate and qualified nurses and midwives to consider a career with Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District.

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MISSION STATEMENT

To enable, empower and engage the Nursing and Midwifery workforce to excel in the provision of person-centered healthcare through informational and inspirational leadership

Our Nursing and Midwifery Services

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District employs nurses across a diverse range of fields including Aboriginal health, aged care, cancer care, cardiology, community health, drug and alcohol, emergency, forensic medicine, general medicine, intensive care, mental health, neonatal intensive care, orthopaedics, paediatrics, perioperative services, research, renal services, sexual health, surgery, neurosurgery, rehabilitation and palliative care as well as roles in management and education.

Our midwives work in maternity units, antenatal clinics, birth units, postnatal and neonatal units, community-based health services, childbirth and parent education classes across the District.

New graduate nurses and midwives can work in a diverse range of clinical settings within Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District.

New Graduate Nurse and Midwife Program (Transition to Professional Practice)

This program provides a dynamic environment of learning and development which allows new graduates the opportunity to consolidate clinical knowledge and skills, acquire ward management skills and work within an efficient and energetic health care team.

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District offers nursing experiences in tertiary and rural facilities and we encourage all new graduate and qualified nurses and midwives to consider a career with us. We offer a three rotation program with intakes in February, June and October annually.

Download the NBMLHD Transition to Professional Practice Brochure (PDF)

For more information regarding our upcoming Open Night for 2019 Transition to Practice Registered Nurses and Midwifes

Download the  NSW Ministry of Health 2019 Graduate Nursing and Midwifery Transition to Professional Practice Handbook

Recruitment into all Transition to Practice programs is via the centralised process:

THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS AT A GLANCE
April - May 2018
  • Information about the 2019 TPP Application process on the Nursing & Midwifery Office website.
  • Research your employment choices
  • Attend University and Employer open days
July 2018 

9am Monday 2 July: 2019 TPP Applications open
9am Friday 19 July: 2019 TPP Applications close 

To apply click here

August 2018

Tuesday 7 August: Interview invitation sent by Employers to eligible applicants
Tuesday 19 August: Applicant must acknowledge/accept interview invitation 

Interviews conducted between:
NSW: 20 August-14 September
NBMNLHD Interview Week: 21-29 August

October 2018

Employers select applicants for positions

Monday 22 October: Employers advise applicants of interview outcome.
Acceptance of position offers - successful applicants must accept or decline online by Sunday 28 October

Nov-Dec 2018 Prepare for employment. Successful contracts issued by 20 November.
Pre-register with NMBA for registration

MidStART Post Graduate Midwifery Program

Post Graduate Midwifery Program (MID-StART)

There are two pathways to becoming a registered midwife. MId-StART (this process) is the pathway to enter midwifery if you are already registered as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. 

In order for a registered nurse to gain a midwifery qualification, she/he must be enrolled in a recognised postgraduate university course in midwifery and be concurrently employed in a recognised midwifery student position in a maternity service. NBMLHD offer opportunities to be employed whilst you study. We partner with all three providing universities:

  • University of Technology Sydney
  • Charles Sturt University
  • Western Sydney University

We offer both February and mid-year intakes for post graduate midwifery students.

Download the NSW Ministry of Health 2019 MidStART Handbook

Recruitment into all Mid-StART positions is via the centralised process:

THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS AT A GLANCE
April - May 2018
  • Information about the 2019 TPP and Mid-StART Application process on the Nursing & Midwifery Office website.
  • Research your employment choices
  • Attend University and Employer open days
June 2018

10am Friday 8 June: 2019 Mid-StART Applications open
10am Friday 22 June: 2019 Mid-StART Applications close
To apply click here

Thursday 29 June: Interview invitations sent by Employers to eligible applicants
Thursday 5 July: Applicant must acknowledge/accept interview invitation

July 2018 

Interviews conducted between: 
NSW: 12-19 July
NBMLHD: 11-13 July

August 2018

Employers select applicants for positions

Monday 20 August: Employers advise applicants of interview outcome.
Acceptance of position offers - successful applicants must accept or decline online by Friday 24August
Applicants to notify University of acceptance of employment offer.

September 2018 Employment contracts sent by 21 September.           

Am I Eligible to Work at Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District?

Overseas qualified nurses must be a registered nurse or midwife with Division 1 Australian Health Practitioner Agency registration with a valid working Visa.

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For more information about employment in NBMLHD see our Employment Section.

 

 

 

 

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