• Limestone Coast Local Health Network, Mount Gambier and Districts Health Services
  • Salary $172,459 p.a. – RN/M6.5
  • Ongoing Full Time


Seeking new challenges in your career? An exceptional opportunity is presented for an Executive Officer/ Director of Nursing and Midwifery to join the largest hospital in rural South Australia. In this role you will be able to provide strategic and operational leadership, governance, and direction for the nursing and midwifery services within the Mount Gambier and District Health Service. The EO/DONM also has professional responsibility for the nursing workforce in Country Health Connect, Limestone Coast. The Executive Officer/Director of Nursing and Midwifery is a key member of the LCLHN Leadership team and undertakes an active role within LCLHN in organisational decision-making.


  • In addition to the annual salary and entitlements (superannuation & leave loading), we also offer salary sacrifice benefits, watch a short video about what salary packaging is.
  • Up to $13,000 reimbursed Relocation cost may be available
  • Work/life balance – many sporting clubs, activities and social events suitable for young and mature professionals
  • Conveniently located approximately halfway between two major cities: Melbourne and Adelaide
  • Supported in Professional Development opportunities

About You

  • Registered or eligible for registration as a Nurse or Midwife or Nurse/Midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and who holds, or who is eligible to hold, a current practicing certificate
  • Five years post registration experience as a Nurse/Midwife.
  • An ability to achieve outcomes through effective leadership and delegation and by working in a team.
  • Substantial senior experience/responsibility in management including personnel, finance and strategic planning and leadership.
  • Qualifications or extensive, recent, senior management experience in finance
  • Experience in the implementation of new systems and introduction of significant change.
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills, negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with a range of issues concurrently.
  • Ability to analyse options, make decisions and implement policies.
  • Proven ability to create and manage change and operate effectively in an environment of complexity, uncertainty and rapid change.

About Us

The Limestone Coast Local Health Network is surrounded by a world class wine region, outdoor adventures, and some of South Australia’s best coastline, offering a work-life balance like no other.

The Limestone Coast Local Health Network, part of SA Health, provides a wide range of health care services to residents within the Limestone Coast region, which is situated in the southeastern part of South Australia and extending all the way to the Victorian border.  Mount Gambier and Districts Health Service is part of the Limestone Coast Local Health Network. We provide acute services ranging from in-hospital care by local general practitioners to specialist surgical, obstetric, paediatric and anaesthetic services delivered by medical consultants.

Your lifestyle

  • Relaxed and affordable lifestyle
  • Access to safe beaches, excellent recreational fishing, sailing and surf
  • Outstanding National Parks and great sporting and recreational facilities
  • Well-serviced with educational facilities, including TAFE and University campuses
  • Plenty of social activities including sporting clubs, music groups and great food and beverage experiences

Find out more about working with the Limestone Coast Local Health Network at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/workatLCLHN.

The Limestone Coast Local Health Network (LCLHN) is committed to building a flexible, diverse and inclusive culture, planning for and promoting diversity. We welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as well as diverse community groups and ages including, LGBTQI+, people living with a disability and other diversity groups. The LCLHN recognises the benefits that such an approach brings for our staff and consumers in being an employer of choice.

Applicant Information

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working part-time. 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


  • DHS National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Worker Check
  • 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

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: 865682


Barbara Zanfagna
EA to CEO & ED of Nursing & Midwifery LCLHN
Phone: (08) 8721 1577
E-mail: barbara.zanfagna@sa.gov.au

Closing Date for Applications: 8th May 2024