The gorgeous Yorke and Northern region encompass the Yorke Peninsula and significant areas of the Spencer Gulf, Gulf of St Vincent, Southern Flinders Ranges and the Mid North of South Australia.

The Yorke Peninsula offers stunning beaches and friendly local towns. It is one of SA’s most accessible seaside escape locations with breathtaking coastlines and national parks. It is a place to experience fresh seafood from local providers and you’ll also find plenty of bakeries, craft breweries and distilleries. Walking trails, diving, surfing, and cycling are just some of the recreational activities the Yorke Peninsula has to offer.

The Mid North region is SA’s gateway to the outback and Southern Flinders Ranges, it is renowned for its wonderful rural panoramas and unique country townships. The area is made up of dramatic landscapes and native wildlife and offers an abundance of activities to break up those workdays, including outback camping, four-wheel driving, cycling, and surfing. The beautiful Clare Valley sits within this region and offers some of Australia’s best wines with ample cellar doors to explore and enjoy.

The Yorke and Northern Local Health Network (YNLHN) supports and fosters a culture in which employees feel they belong and feel safe in their work environment. This culture aims to encourage all people to use their talents and to be valued and rewarded for their contributions

YNLHN have permanent and temporary part time contracts for Registered Nurses wishing to work within the Renal Services at Maitland Hospital and Port Pirie Regional Health Service.

Renal services offered at each hospital are supported by renal medical specialists and offer services to clients located in both the Mid-North and Yorke Peninsula communities.

You will contribute to the delivery of professional, high quality patient care within the Renal Dialysis Unit at Port Pirie and Maitland Hospitals. 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. It is expected that you will provide support and guidance to newer or less experienced staff, Enrolled Nurses, student nurses and other workers providing basic nursing or midwifery care. 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 health care team

Opportunities are also available for Registered Nurses employed in this role to expand and consolidate on additional skills within additional services at each hospital if desired.

Vacancies are currently available at the following sites:

Maitland Hospital

Located 173 kilometres from Adelaide on the beautiful Yorke Peninsula, Maitland Hospital is a 16-bed acute and 12 bed aged care hospital. Services offered include 24-hours accident and emergency, acute and general medical services, renal and transitional care program.
Maitland is the main service and shopping town for this productive agricultural area on the Yorke Peninsula, boasting some of the best barley country in Australia. It is also near some of the best beaches, coastline, fishing, holiday destinations and is a great place to live and work, offering a wide range of lifestyles.
Maitland Hospital has four renal chairs which currently operate two sessions per day, three days per week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) and is seeking:

• Registered Nurse: Temporary P/T, 0.95 (36 hours per week) Commencing ASAP until 22 April 2023

Port Pirie Hospital

Port Pirie located 223 kilometres from Adelaide – known as the City of Friendly People
Port Pirie is a small City, nestled in the South Flinders Ranges as well as being situated on the Spencer Gulf, providing the perfect location on rolling hills meeting the beautiful coastline. It is a small drive to some of the most spectacular and diverse hiking trails
Port Pirie Hospital has four renal chairs which currently operate two sessions per day, six days per week (Monday through to Saturday) and is seeking:

• Registered Nurse: Permanent P/T, 0.63 (24 hours per week) Commencing ASAP

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

A career in the Yorke and Northern Local Health Network offers many great lifestyle benefits, including diverse job prospects and the opportunity to fast track your skills and career, not to mention your choice of scenery from farm, ocean, vineyards and the Southern Flinders ranges. View the below videos for more information about working for Yorke and Northern Local Health Network

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In addition to the annual salary package we also offer salary sacrifice benefits, employer superannuation contributions and leave loading.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Screening/Check and specific immunisation requirements.  COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement under the Public Health Act 2011 (Healthcare Setting Workers Vaccination) (COVID-19) to work in SA Health/health care setting.

Suitably qualified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply and will be given preference as a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and sections 34(2) and 56(2) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA).

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

For further information and to apply visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref: 804470

Closing Date for Applications: 21 August 2022
Name of Contact Person: Vanessa Watson
Telephone Number of Contact Person: 0422 142 426