Job Location: Western QLD
Employer: North West Hospital and Health Service
$74,281 – $95,278 p.a. + benefits

North West Hospital and Health Service (NWHHS)

  • Unique locations
  • Friendly communities
  • Regional, rural and remote $$$ incentives

Our HHS values professionalism, leadership capability, excellence and resilience in our staff.

To attract top tier candidates we offer generous remuneration packages and employment benefits that include:

  • Base salary between $74,281 and $95,278 p.a. (Nurse Grade 5)
  • staff accommodation
  • rural area nursing incentive package (RANIP)
  • salary sacrificing options
  • 5 weeks p.a. recreational leave with 17.5% loading
  • up to 12.5% employer superannuation contribution
  • shift, uniform and locality allowances
  • professional development assistance 

The location

Mornington Island (Gunana); the largest of the North Wellesley Islands located in the Gulf of Carpentaria is currently home to a community of approximately 1500 people.

The Island achieved self-governance in 1978 and is now controlled by the Mornington Shire Council.

The Traditional Owners of Mornington Island are the Lardil people.

The facility is a remote level two (2) hospital under the Rural and Remote Clinical Services Capability Framework with 11 inpatient beds; providing 24/7 acute inpatient and accident and emergency care as well as a comprehensive range of community health services.

The establishment of the Lower Gulf Strategy, a joint tripartite partnership with the Western Queensland Primary Health Network, and Gidgee Healing, guides reform to deliver a primary health care system which better meets the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) peoples in the Lower Gulf. It will integrate the health system at every level, will allow ATSI people to participate in decision making affecting their health, and ensure health services are structured around the needs of the individual, family and community.

There is a strong focus on preventive health care and encouraging healthy lifestyles. It means people in communities taking responsibility for their own health, within a supportive framework which they will help construct. All positions within the North West Hospital and Health Service are expected to work in partnership with Gidgee Healing to ensure the best outcomes for the community.

The role

Provide professional, safe and quality patient and family centred care and be committed to enhancing and enabling positive patient experience and outcomes by fostering support, collaboration, and partnership with patient, families/carers and other health service providers at the Mornington Island Hospital. 

Mandatory requirements are a relevant tertiary degree qualification and appropriate registration/licences, evidence of these will be required prior to appointment. Pre-employment screening will be conducted for the successful candidate; this may include criminal history checks, and Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD) risk role compliance. VPD risk roles may require evidence of vaccination or immunity to: Hepatitis A/B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Pertussis, Tuberculosis and COVID-19. A 6-month period of probation will apply.


Prospective employees are encouraged to research the Mornington Island area (see suggested web sites below) to gain knowledge of the environment in which they will be situated in. Please contact Gillian Robbins, the Director of Nursing (Mornington Island Hospital), for any further information on 07 4745 7702 or

Apply ONLINE by: Wednesday 05/01/2022

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