Mental Health Nurse - Nyngan, Lightning Ridge

Job No: RDN711
Location: Nyngan, Lightning Ridge


NSW Outback Division of General Practice LTD

Nyngan, Lightning Ridge, Bourke, Cobar


The NSW Outback Division of General Practice (NSW ODGP) is a health service provider working to improve the health of people living in the outback shires of Cobar, Bourke, Brewarrina, and Walgett. NSW ODGP currently has the following full time Mental Health Nurse vacancies and is looking for enthusiastic professionals to join the organisation and contribute to our efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of people living in north western NSW.  The NSW ODGP manages a variety of health contracts focusing on early intervention and prevention of disease, chronic disease management, mental health care, healthy lifestyle programs and health promotion.

The Mental Health Nurses will work within the ODGP MHNIP program based upon an innovative, a successful model of care and collaborative service framework involving Local Health District Mental Health Services, General Practice and Aboriginal Health Community controlled services. The MHNIP positions will be working directly with General Practice led multidisciplinary teams in both mainstream GP and Aboriginal Medical Service settings as well as undertaking brief clinical placements with the Local Health District Mental Health services to strengthen the Stepped Model of Care.

If you’re looking to join a dynamic organisation with ideas, exciting networks within the health and academic sector, innovative community partnerships, a commitment to quality and a determined agenda to deliver sustainable health outcomes for the bush; send us your CV and application to join a not-for-profit NGO and make a difference.  The NSW ODGP has an inclusive and very supportive workplace culture, valuing and engaging staff in the design, development and evaluation of clinical services.  Our Mental Health Nurses are available to provide insight from personal experience into what sets the service apart from others and why is has been described as ‘gold standard’ in its unique response to Mental Health workforce delivery in rural and remote areas.  

It is desirable that the Mental Health Nurse is MHNIP Australian College of Mental Health Nursing (ACHMN) credentialed or at a minimum committed to achieving ACMHN’s credentialing within the first year of service.

Highly attractive salary packages (based on CNC rate - $94,000 to 98,000 plus leave loading and superannuation) will be paid according to qualifications and experience and will be in line with the relevant modern awards. In addition, As a public benevolent health organisation, NSW Outback Division of General Practice Ltd employees are entitled to an attractive salary packaging component or remuneration.  Applicants may also be eligible for financial support for relocation and professional development from NSW Rural Doctors Network. 

Multiple Mental Health Nurse Vacancies:

Nyngan NSW

Lightning Ridge NSW

Bourke NSW

Cobar NSW

For more information and an application pack containing: guidelines for applicants, position specifications and position description please contact:

Liam Rice, NSW Outback Division of General Practice on 0268 724 777 or email  

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