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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 2,300 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 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 centres 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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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 (GradStart)

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.

On the Nursing and Midwifery website you will find information for the 2020 recruitment campaign and GradStart Handbook
GradStart - https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/nursing/employment/Pages/recruit.aspx [WWW]

Downlaod the Open Night for 2020 Transition to Practice GradStart Registered Nurses and Midwives Program [PDF]

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

The GradStart Handbook [PDF] is available to download: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/nursing/employment/Pages/recruit.aspx

 

The Recruitment Process at a Glance
April-May 2019
  • Information about the 2020 GradStart Application process on the Nursing & Midwifery Office website.
  • Research your employment choices
  • Attend University and Employer open days
July 2019

9am Monday 1 July:  GradStart Applications open

9am Thursday 18 July:@ 12 Midday  GradStart Applications close

To apply click here

https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/nursing/employment/Pages/recruit.aspx
August 2019

Friday 9 August: Interview invitation sent by Employers to eligible applicants

Wednesday 14 August: Applicant must acknowledge/accept interview invitation

Interviews conducted between:

NSW: Monday 19 August-Friday 13 September

NBMLHD Interview Week: 20-28 August
October 2019

Employers select applicants for positions

Monday 28 October: Employers advise applicants by email of interview outcome.
November 2019 Acceptance of position offers - successful applicants must accept or decline online by Monday 4 November 12 Midday
Nov-Dec 2019 Prepare for employment. Successful contracts issued by 9 December
Pre-register with NMBA for registration

 

MidStART Post Graduate Midwifery Program

 

Post-graduate Midwifery Program (MidStart)

There are two pathways to becoming a registered midwife. MidStart (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
  • Western Sydney University

MidStart – https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/nursing/employment/Pages/midstart.aspx [WWW]

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

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

The MidStart Handbook [PDF] is available to download: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/nursing/employment/Pages/midstart.aspx

The Recruitment Process at a Glance
April-May 2019
  • Information about the 2020 Mid-StART Application process on the Nursing & Midwifery Office website.
    Research your employment choices
    Attend University and Employer open days  
June 2019

Applications for the NSW Health 2020 MidStart recruitment will open at 10.00am on Friday 7 June 2019

Applications for the NSW Health 2020 MidStart recruitment close at 10.00am on Thursday 20 June 2019

July 2019

Thursday 4 July: Applicant must acknowledge/accept interview invitation

Interviews conducted between:

NSW: 11-19 July

NBMLHD: 11-15 July
August 2019

Employers select applicants for positions

Monday 26 August: Employers advise applicants of interview outcome.
September 2019

Acceptance of position offers - successful applicants must accept or decline online by Monday 2 September

Applicants to notify University of acceptance of employment offer.

Employment contracts sent Friday 27 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.
Click Here to view Nursing and Midwifery Video.

 

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

 

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.

Information regarding the next Mid-StART program will be available late March/April 2019. Applications open mid-year.

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.

Click Here to view Nursing and Midwifery Video

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

 

 

 

 

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