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Outback ER

The Broken Hill Hospital and its Emergency Department is the star feature in an observational documentary titled “Outback ER” made for ABC TV. This outstanding 8-part series premiered on the ABC on 12 February 2015.

Click on the clips below to hear the doctors, nurses and staff that deal with the emergency admissions on a daily basis talk about their experiences of living and working in Broken Hill – the unofficial capital of the outback – and the Far West.

Clips courtesy of Outback ER – Screentime & ABC TV.



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For information on living in Country NSW, see the Far West Career Lifestyle site.

The Far West Local Health District has many opportunities for doctors, nurses, midwives and allied health professionals who may be looking for a change of lifestyle, a better place to raise your family or a chance to further your career.




Stepping Up

The engagement, support and growth of the Aboriginal workforce in Far West is crucial to ensuring the delivery of effective and culturally safe health services for Aboriginal people and communities.

Stepping Up is an online recruitment resource specifically developed to support Aboriginal people who are interested in a career with NSW Health and the Far West LHD through the recruitment process.

To access the Stepping Up site, please CLICK HERE

Employment Benefits

Are you looking for a new adventure and a pathway to further your career in critical care?

Experience the unique culture and lifestyle that Far West NSW has to offer.

Broken Hill Health Service has exciting opportunities for Registered Nurses with or without Post Graduate qualification in the specialty of critical care. Broken Hill Health Service has a 5 bed ICU/CCU which focuses on patient safety and person centred care.  Professional development and career progression are supported and encouraged by Nursing and Midwifery Directorate.

Employment Benefits include

  • Salary sacrificing.

  • Paid accommodation for the first 3 months and 50% paid for the next three months

  • Fleet vehicle use

  • 1 week extra leave

  • Isolation and climate allowance

  • Support to complete graduate certificate.

Exciting opportunities await. Come and explore the outback.

School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBATs) Program

The Far West Local Health District offers traineeships in Business Administration  medical), Health Services Assistance, Allied Health Assistance, and Aboriginal Primary Health Care. Traineeships are offered in locations where the health service has capacity to support students. In 2016 the Program will be expanded to include Dental Assisting.

SBATs 2015-2016 Program Manual

The SBATs manual provides information on and guidelines for the Far West Local Health District (FWLHD) School Based Apprenticeship and Traineeship (SBAT) Program (the Program) to ensure a consistent approach across the Far West LHD

You will be able to find:

  • An overview of the Program;
  • The process for recruitment to the Program;
  • Who is involved in the Program, their roles and what they are responsible for;
  • Financial responsibilities;
  • Policies and procedures and relevant legislation relating to the Program; and
  • Resources to use or adapt for the Program, N.B. all forms are written in italics, and are accessible on page 24 of this manual.

The manual must be read in conjunction with the NSW SBAT Guidelines 2014.

Who is this Manual for?

This Manual is designed for use by:

  • Apprentices and trainees (Trainees);
  • Parents and or carers of Trainees;
  • Far West LHD program coordinator;
  • Far West LHD certificate sponsors;
  • Far West LHD workplace supervisors;
  • Far West LHD workplace mentors;
  • Schools participating in the Program;
  • TAFE NSW Riverina Institute (Riverina Institute);
  • Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health (BHUDRH)
  • Regional Development Australia (RDA); and
  • Australian Business Apprenticeships Centre (ABAC)

"Enjoy the Experience"

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The Far West may be the answer you are searching for. " Enjoy the Experience" is a film about the health service and the people that make it so very unique and special.


Welcome to the Broken Hill Community

We recognise that moving to a new location can be a very challenging time for you and your family.

Whether you are planning to move yourself or your whole family to NSW to set up in Broken Hill, you will need to find out about key services like housing, transport, work, schools and recreational opportunities.

To assist you in this process we have developed this resource "Welcome to the Broken Hill Community Booklet" to ease your transition into your new environment.

CLICK HERE for a map of Broken Hill

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Position Details

Reference Number

Position Title Health Service Manager Ivanhoe
Employment Status Permanent Full Time
Entity Far West LHD
Geographical Location Ivanhoe
Award Classification Public Health System Nurses' & Midwives' (State) Award - Nurse Mgr Gde 3
Salary $115,372.00 - $117,516.00
Hours per Week
Number of FTE 1.00
Purpose of Position
  • The nurse manager functions as the on-site executive officer and is responsible for the leadership and management of the Ivanhoe Health Service.
  • The nurse manager is accountable for effective clinical and corporate governance, contributing to and developing an operational plan for nursing services, facilitating and managing organisational change, service planning and development, and the management of the efficient allocation and utilisation of the workforce to assist in the delivery of high quality clinical services in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team.
  • The nurse manager is responsible for effectively communicating and working collaboratively with the District Director of Nursing and Midwifery/ General Manager LWS, clinicians and managers to ensure adherence and maintenance of quality professional practice, and that appropriate clinical, educational nursing and midwifery systems are introduced and maintained.
  • This encompasses the support and facilitation of best practice models in partnership with other health professional groups to ensure the provision of quality services and to monitor activity and financial performance within this positions area of responsibility.


Selection Criteria Evidence of Registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Agency (AHPRA)

Appropriate qualifications in management from Post Graduate to tertiary (Masters level) or equivalent experience and a willingness to work towards management qualifications.

Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to motivate, inspire and manage staff to achieve service and professional goals through recognised change management processes.

Proven ability to function effectively as part of a senior management team with a broad clinical experience and operational management within a health care environment, with the ability to develop, monitor and evaluate nursing resource allocation.

Evidence of successful achievement in financial management & the ability to develop financial efficiency strategies and achieve goals.

Proven conflict resolution, mediation and negotiation skills and demonstrated ability to adhere to the defined standards of ethical and professional conduct consistent with the current NSW Health Code of Conduct and/or relevant professional standards where applicable.

Demonstrated ability to utilise sound and contemporary knowledge of health management and organisational issues.

Evidence of a current driver’s license.

Contact Person Timothy O'Neill
Contact Number 0880801329
Contact Email timothy.Oneill@health.nsw.gov.au
Closing Date Sunday July 23 2017