• Eyre and Far North Local Health Network, Coober Pedy Hospital & Health Service, Coober Pedy
  • Salary: $72,651 – $99,129 p.a (pro rata) – Ongoing Part Time – RN/M1

The Registered Nurse (Fly In/Fly Out) Role

A great opportunity for a Registered Nurse to experience fly in/fly out rural and remote nursing in the outback town of Coober Pedy.

Coober Pedy, known as the opal capital of the world, is a quirky undergrown town in the heart of the desert.  With its sun-baked lunar like landscape, it’s fascinating history and unique way of life. Sit back and enjoy the changing colours of the outback at sunset.

Coober Pedy – Get Outback – Get Underground

Coober Pedy Hospital is a 15-bed facility and 24-hour accident and emergency department, with 11 acute beds and 4 high level residential aged care beds. Six residential beds are allocated to Umoona Aged Care Aboriginal Corporation. The staff work in close partnership with community health services and Aboriginal health providers to ensure optimum care is delivered to all areas of the community.

As a Registered Nurse, your primary role will be to assess individual patient needs and plan, implement and/or coordinate appropriate service providing a direct person-centred nursing/midwifery care. In rural and remote nursing you work with children, youth, women and their families with diverse cultural backgrounds and multiple complexities.

Must be registered or eligible for registration as a Nurse/Midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and who holds, or who is eligible to hold, a current practicing certificate.

Employees in this role have the opportunity to work on a fly in/ fly out basis within South Australia. The roster consists of 2 weeks on and 2 weeks off. This opportunity offers exceptional work life balance. There are additional monetary incentives in addition to the base salary consisting of the following:

  • Attraction Incentive – Consisting of $25,000 paid as a lump sum at the completion of first 12 month’s service; then paid fortnightly as a retention allowance for an additional 12 months thereafter.
  • Regional and Remote Zone and Locality Allowance – Zone 4
  • Professional Development Allowance
  • Paid intrastate travel along with accommodation in Coober Pedy
  • 6 weeks annual paid recreation leave

We also offer salary sacrifice benefits, watch a short video about what salary packaging is. For information about Relocation Support working for SA Health can be found here.

This is a part time vacancy, working 38 hours per fortnight and salary will be adjusted according to actual hours worked.

Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check and appropriate immunisation requirements.

The Region

The Eyre and Far North Local Health Network (EFNLHN) covers almost 440,000 square kilometres of spectacular South Australia, supporting about 40,000 people living around Eyre Peninsula and the Far North of the state.

With its ancient outback landscapes and culture, boutique vineyards, renowned oyster farms and Australia’s best-kept-secret surf coast, the Eyre Peninsula and Far North offers a lifestyle that will inspire and energise you.  The region enjoys a Mediterranean style climate so there’s plenty of opportunity to enjoy everything the region has to offer. From surfing and fishing to hiking and exploring the outback – create your best life, right here.

Being part of Eyre and Far North Local Health Network means you will be supported both personally and professionally, can take advantage of education and training opportunities, will have access to flexible working hours and be part of an inter-professional approach to holistic health care.

To find out more about working in Eyre and Far North LHN visit Eyre and Far North LHN | SA Health.

For information about Relocation Support working for SA Health can be found here.


  • DHS Working With Children Check (WWCC)
  • National Police Certificate (NPC) for employment involving unsupervised contact with vulnerable groups required for this position (E.g. aged care employment or work involving vulnerable clients)

Immunisation Risk for this position is – Category A (direct contact with blood or body substances)

SA Health Services are required to implement the Addressing vaccine preventable disease: Occupational assessment, screening and vaccination policy in the workplace.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply. Job Ref: 861490

Closing Date for Applications: Friday 5th April 2024, 11.55pm
Name of Contact Person: Julie Brown
Telephone Number of Contact Person: 0466 516 469