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Aged Care Registered Nurses

map Various locations across Australia
Job Type:
Expression of Interest

The Rural Locum Assistance Programme (Rural LAP) is a component of the Australian Government’s rural workforce capacity agenda managed by healthcare solutions provider, Aspen Medical. The program aims to provide targeted rural and remote support services to general practitioners (obstetricians and anaesthetists), specialists (obstetricians and anaesthetists), nurses, midwives and allied health professionals in rural and remote Australia. All Aboriginal medical services throughout Australia are eligible to receive locum support.

We are looking for Aged Care Nurses to join our team of health professionals that are dedicated to alleviating the pressures of taking leave in rural and remote locations around Australia.

We offer placements up to 14 working days (categories 2-7) for personal and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) leave and up to 28 working days (categories 5-7) for placements supporting recreation and CPD leave of at least 7 days.

Rural LAP is not a recruitment agency. It is an Australian Government-funded service that focusses on supporting health professionals by administering an uncomplicated start-to-finish locum placement service.

Rural LAP offers the following allowances in addition to the hourly rate;

  • $150 per working day incentive allowance,
  • $100 per day travel and meal allowance,
  • travel and accommodation arranged and paid for by Rural LAP.


Experience, qualifications and documentation required: 
  • bachelor of Nursing, or equivalent (Registered Nurses only)
  • current unrestricted registration with AHPRA
  • minimum 3 years post-graduate experience
  • minimum 20 hours CPD completed in the past 12 months
  • minimum of 250 hours relevant clinical experience in the past 12 months
  • experience working in rural and remote Australia (preferred but not essential for most locations)
  • experience with BLS and CPR
  • knowledge of the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) is highly desirable.
Position Start Date: 
29 February 2020
Contact Information:
For a confidential discussion about this role please contact Laura Jackson on (02) 6203 9587.
Job Type: 
Expression of Interest
Closing Date: 
6 January 2020

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We value diversity and inclusion and actively encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and those from diverse cultural backgrounds.

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