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Regional and rural nursing and midwifery campaign

Do what you love, love where you do it.

Queensland Health is recruiting experienced nurses and midwives to care for our regional and rural communities.

From Cape and Torres Strait, regional hubs of Toowoomba, Rockhampton and Mt Isa, coastal Mackay and Wide Bay and rural centres in between, we can offer you:

  • top remuneration packages matched to your experience
  • supportive workplaces to build your career
  • free onsite parking at most workplaces
  • remote area nursing incentive packages for eligible roles
  • generous leave loading and shift work penalty rates
  • access as a Private Practice Midwife to Queensland Health facilities
  • up to 12.75 per cent employer superannuation contribution.

There are many advantages to working and living in these locations; you won’t be stuck in traffic for 40 mins on the morning commute, and you will make genuine connections with the local community.

This experience will be potentially a different one for you. It will of course have its ups and downs, however feedback from midwives who work in rural and regional centres say it is highly rewarding and an excellent way to develop your career.

For nurses

The positions available are located in a mix of large hospitals based in regional centres, smaller regional facilities and primary health care centres for the following specialties:

  • rural generalists
  • primary health care
  • mental health
  • emergency
  • perioperative
  • general medical, surgical or sub-acute

We are looking for nurses who are confident in their abilities across the scope of their specialty and as a result will likely have at least two years’ experience.

For our rural primary health care roles, holding RIPRN, ALS or PALS certification would be advantageous.

In some of our more remote communities, like Thursday Island, experience caring for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, whilst not mandatory would be an advantage.

For midwives

The positions available are located in a mix of large and smaller regional facilities and maternity centres.
Depending on the role, you may be managing a case load within a midwifery group practice or providing services under an acute care multidisciplinary model of care with options for rotating across birth suite, ante and post-natal care.
We are looking for midwives who are confident in their abilities across the scope of midwifery practice and as a result will likely have at least two years’ experience.

In more rural locations, certain roles may require you to practice outside of your scope as a midwife and for these roles dual nursing and midwifery registration is a requirement.

In some of our more remote communities, like Thursday Island, experience caring for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, whilst not mandatory would be an advantage.

Join our talent community

Apply now to join the Queensland Health regional and rural nursing and midwifery talent community.  
It will only take you a couple of minutes to join and we will connect you to opportunities in our regional health services.

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A rural move not for you?

If a rural or regional move is not for you, then why not consider a role with one of our Hospital and Health Services based in Brisbane, Ipswich or the Gold or Sunshine Coasts.

Search for roles via the Smartjobs website.

Last updated: 19 June 2017

Rural and remote nursing and midwifery