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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 5,500 full time / part time staff which includes over 2,500 nurses and midwives, 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 380,000 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 centers also deliver care to the local community.

The District has ongoing partnerships with the Western Sydney University 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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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

Click on below  link to the Transition to Professional Practice webpage

http://nbmlhdintranet.wsahs.nsw.gov.au/Education-and-Training-Services/transition-to-professional-practice-tpp

GradStart: Graduate nursing and midwifery recruitment

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 March and June annually.

Download the NBMLHD Nursing & Midwifery GradStart Program 2022 Handbook [PDF]

Information regarding NBMLHD Nursing & Midwifery GradStart Open Night information evening to be advised closer to the date.

Download the  2022 GradStart handbook  which provides detailed information on the application and recruitment process for graduate nursing and midwifery positions in NSW Health [WWW].

GradStart Handbook 2022

 

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

The Recruitment Process at a Glance
Key Dates  Description
April - May 2021
  • Information about the 2022 GradStart Application process on the Nursing & Midwifery Office website.
  • Research your employment choices           
  • Attend University and Employer open days
June - July 2021

Wednesday 23 June 9am:  GradStart Applications open

Monday 7 July 4pm: GradStart Applications close

Visit NSW Health to apply [WWW]

Thursday 29 July: Interview invitation sent by Employers to eligible applicants

August 2021

By Friday 5 August: Applicant must acknowledge/accept interview invitation

Interviews conducted between:

NSW: Monday 9 August – Friday 17 October   

NBMLHD Interview Week: Tuesday 10 August – Thursday 12 August

November 2021

Employers select applicants for positions

Tuesday 2 November By 2pm: Employers advise applicants by email of interview outcome. 

Acceptance of position offers - successful applicants must accept or decline online by Monday 8 November  

November-December 2021

Prepare for employment. Successful contracts issued by Friday 10 December

Pre-register with NMBA for registration 

 

 


MidStart: applying for a Postgraduate midwifery student position in NSW Health

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 post-graduate university course in midwifery and be concurrently employed in a recognised midwifery student position in a maternity service. NBMLHD offer opportunities to be employed while you study. We partner with all three providing universities:

  • University of Technology Sydney
  • Charles Sturt University (only university offering mid-year intake)
  • Western Sydney University

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

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

2022 MidStart handbook

Download the 2022 MidStart Handbook [WWW] which provides information about the midwifery profession and assists registered nurses in the application and recruitment process for MidStart

MidStart Handbook 2022

 

The Recruitment Process at a Glance
Key Dates Information
April - May 2021
  • Information about the 2022 MidStart Application process on the Nursing & Midwifery Office website
  • Research your employment choices
  • Attend University and Employer open days
May - June 2021

Tuesday 25 May 9am:  MidStart Applications open

Wednesday 9 June 4pm:  MidStart Applications close

Monday 21 June: Interview invitations sent by Employers to eligible applicants

Friday 25 June: Applicant must acknowledge/accept interview invitation

July 2021

Interviews conducted between:

NSW: 5-6 July

NBMLHD: Monday 5 July - Tuesday 6 July

August 2021

Employers select applicants for positions

Monday 23 August 2pm: Employers advise applicants of interview outcome.

Acceptance of position offers - successful applicants must accept or decline online by Friday 27 August

September 2021

Applicants to notify University of acceptance of employment offer.

Employment contracts sent Friday 1 October.

 

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.  

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

 

 

 

 

 

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