• Limestone Coast Local Health Network, Mount Gambier & Districts Health Service
  • Salary: $72,651 – $99,129 p.a (pro-rata) – RN/RM1
  • Ongoing full-time and temporary part time contracts available, working over a 7-day roster

Are you a Registered Nurse/Midwife wanting to join a supportive regional Maternity and Paediatric unit? 

You will assist with the provision of professional high quality nursing and midwifery care within the Maternity/Paediatric Unit at Mount Gambier & Districts Health Service, caring for women and babies from 34 weeks gestation, prenatal and postnatal care and paediatric patients.  Assessing individual patient needs, you will plan, implement or coordinate appropriate service delivery from a range of accepted options. You will also provide health education, counselling and rehabilitation programs to improve the health outcomes of individual patients or groups. Consolidating your knowledge and skills, you will develop in capability through continuous professional development and experience and maintain cooperative and productive working relationships with all members of the Maternity/Paediatric Unit.

Why Join Us

  • Work in a friendly unit across a multidisciplinary team of nurses, midwives, GP obstetricians, specialist obstetricians and paediatricians
  • Opportunity to work across all aspects of midwifery and paediatric care
  • Work in an environment that encourages educational opportunities with modern equipment and facilities
  • 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.
  • Relocation reimbursement of up to $13,000 may be available to people relocating for this opportunity. More information available from SA Health Careers – Relocation support.
  • 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 Clinical Supervision and Professional Development opportunities

Nursing roles in Mount Gambier have much to offer. You will benefit from ongoing career development and learning opportunities, be part of a progressive rural region, have access to an extensive range of clinical support on site, and be part of a friendly team environment.

Enjoying a wonderful country location, you will indulge in a relaxing lifestyle, with access to excellent schooling options for your children.  There are many sporting clubs, activities, and social events suitable for health professionals and families within one hour drive from the city centre.  Mount Gambier Airport has multiple flights daily to Adelaide and Melbourne (45-minute flight time).  There are also many opportunities to network with other professionals in the region through professional development opportunities.

Positions available:

  • Ongoing full-time (part time hours to be considered)
  • Temporary part time 60 hours per fortnight, up to 23 August 2024
  • Temporary part time 53 hours per fortnight, up to 2 May 2025

About You

  • Registered or eligible for registration as a Nurse/Midwife by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, and hold or be eligible to hold a current practicing certificate. We are seeking applicants who are registered as both Nurse and Midwife, however, consideration will be given for a Registered Midwife with appropriate experience.
  • With demonstrated competence in nursing/midwifery practice in accordance with the appropriate standards, you will demonstrate a commitment to providing patient and family-centred care.
  • Your effective communication, problem solving, conflict resolution and negotiation skills will equip you to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team and prioritise workloads.

About Us

Mount Gambier & Districts Health Service is the largest hospital in regional South Australia and has been identified as one of the four general hospitals to provide treatment for Country people closer to home. Committed to maintaining and improving the health and well-being of the people of South Australia, it provides a comprehensive range of high quality, accessible hospital and related services as well as promoting the health of the general community and encouraging healthy behaviour on the part of the individual. 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. Mount Gambier and Districts Health Service | SA Health

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.

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

The Limestone Coast Local Health Network 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.

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.


  • 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: 864764

For further information and to apply visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref: 864764

Closing Date for Applications: 17 July 2024, 11.55pm
Name of Contact Person: Sonia Wilson
Telephone Number of Contact Person: 0414 687 690