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Various Locum Nurse - Rural and Remote Australia


e are looking for endorsed enrolled nurses, registered nurse/midwives and ED/ward 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.

About us

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 offer placements up to 14 working days (categories MMM2 - MMM7) for personal and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) leave and up to 28 working days (categories MMM5 - MMM7)

Rural LAP is an Australian Government-funded service that focuses on supporting health professionals by administering an uncomplicated start-to-finish locum placement service.

Becoming a Rural LAP locum

We place highly experienced locums into rural and remote health services around Australia with the expectation that you will hit the ground running as soon as you arrive.

To be eligible for our locum register, you must meet our minimum credentialing criteria through Aspen Medical’s robust credentialing process. Once you become a Rural LAP locum, you will receive email notifications from our program officers whenever a position becomes available.

Experience, qualifications and documentation required: 

Essential Skills and Qualifications

  • Diploma of Nursing, or equivalent (Enrolled Nurses only)
  • Bachelor of Nursing, or equivalent (Registered Nurses only)
  • Bachelor of Nursing, or equivalent, and registration to practice as a Midwife (RN/Midwives 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)
  • BLS and CPR

Additional skills and qualifications may be required depending on your specialty.

Contact Information: 

Please apply directly through our website , you can call 62039580 for any enquires. 

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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.

Please note: Further credentialling information may be required on shortlisting.

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