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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 5,300 full time / part time staff which includes over 2,400 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 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.

 

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 two rotation programs with intakes in March and June annually.

Download the NBMLHD Nursing & Midwifery GradStart Program 2021 Handbook [PDF]

Download the 2021 GradStart handbook [PDF]  which provides detailed information on the application and recruitment process for graduate nursing and midwifery positions in NSW Health.

2021 GradStart handbook PDF

 

GradStart Presentation

Download the NBMLHD GradStart Program 2021 presentation [PDF]

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

The Recruitment Process at a Glance
Key Dates  Description
April - May 2020
  • Information about the 2021 GradStart Application process on the Nursing & Midwifery Office website.
  • Research your employment choices           
  • Attend University and Employer open days
June - July 2020

9am Wednesday 24 June :  GradStart Applications open

4pm Monday 13 July: GradStart Applications close

Visit NSW Health to apply [WWW]

By 4pm Monday 30th July: Interview invitation sent by Employers to eligible applicants

August 2020

Thursday 6 August: Applicant must acknowledge/accept interview invitation

October 2020

Interviews conducted between:

NSW: Monday 10 August-Friday 16 October          

November 2020

Employers select applicants for positions

By 2pm Thursday 19 November: Employers advise applicants by email of interview outcome. 

Acceptance of position offers - successful applicants must accept or decline online by Thursday 26 November 12 Midday 

Dec 2020

Prepare for employment. Successful contracts issued by Thursday 22 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:

2021 MidStart handbook

Download the 2021 MidStart Handbook [PDF] which provides information about the midwifery profession and assists registered nurses in the application and recruitment process for MidStart

2001 Midstart handbook PDF

The Recruitment Process at a Glance
Key Dates Information
April - May 2020
  • Information about the 2021 Mid-Start Application process on the Nursing & Midwifery Office website.
  • Research your employment choices
  • Attend University and Employer open days
May - June 2020

9am Wednesday 27 May:  Mid-Start Applications open

4pm Wednesday 10 June:  Mid-Start Applications close

Thursday 18 June: Interview invitations sent by Employers to eligible applicants

Friday 26 June: Applicant must acknowledge/accept interview invitation
July 2020

Interviews conducted between:

NSW: 1-10 July

NBMLHD: TBA

August 2020

Employers select applicants for positions

Monday 24 August: Employers advise applicants of interview outcome.

Acceptance of position offers - successful applicants must accept or decline online by Monday 31 August

 September 2020

Applicants to notify University of acceptance of employment offer.

Employment contracts sent Friday 25 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. 

 

 

 

 

 

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