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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

Select your chosen group from those available in the drop down list. Only groups that have jobs available are shown. 

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Position Details

Reference Number

Position Title Senior Registered Nurse ICUHDU
Employment Status Permanent Full Time
Entity Far West LHD
Geographical Location Broken Hill
Award Classification Public Health System Nurses' & Midwives' (State) Award - Registered Nurse
Salary $66,078.00 - $83,689.00
Hours per Week
Number of FTE 2.00
Purpose of Position

Practice independently and interdependently assuming accountability and responsibility for their own actions.

Delegate care to Enrolled Nurses and Assistants in Nursing taking into consideration the education and training of enrolled nurses and health care workers and the context of care being delivered.

Provide evidence-based nursing care to people of all ages and cultural groups, including individuals, families and communities.

Carry out promotion and maintenance of health and prevention of illness for individual/s with physical or mental illness, disabilities and/or rehabilitation needs, as well as alleviation of pain and suffering at the end stage of life.

Assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care in collaboration with individual/s and the multi-disciplinary health care team so as to achieve goals and health outcomes.

Provide care in a range of settings that may include acute, community, residential and extended care settings, homes, educational institutions or other work settings and modifies practice according to the model/s of care delivery.

Take on a leadership role in the coordination of nursing and health care within and across different care contexts to facilitate optimal health outcomes.

Collaborate with other relevant health professionals, service providers and community and support services.

Contribute to quality health care through life long learning and professional development, research data generation, clinical supervision and development of policy and clinical practice guidelines. 


Selection Criteria Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Holds a graduate certificate (as minimum can hold Diploma, Degree or Masters) in Intensive Care, or Coronary Care or Critical Care.

Demonstrated ability to practice in accordance with legislation, policies and procedures affecting Registered Nursing practice.

Demonstrated ability to accept accountability and responsibility for own actions within Registered Nurses scope of practice and works within the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Councils (ANMC) Framework ‘Competency Standards for a Registered Nurse’.

Evidence of participation in own professional development and commitment to maintaining competence and enhancement of skills.

Demonstrated understanding of evidence-based best practice and its contribution to changing practice and policies within the organisation.

Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to work in a multidisciplinary team.

Demonstrates competence, confidence and accountability in the safe delivery of patient care and ensures that the quality of care provided to patients is safe, efficient, effective, accessible, timely and consumer focused.

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.

Contact Person Jeroen Timmer
Contact Number 0880801351
Contact Email Jeroen.Timmer@health.nsw.gov.au
Closing Date Monday July 31 2017