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Various Locum Nurses and Midwives

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Rural Locum Assistance Program (Rural LAP) a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aspen Medical focused on placing healthcare professionals into a regional and remote area to support the local workforce 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 Program (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 up to 14 working days of leave for placements in MMM categories 2-4 and up to 28 working days of leave for placements in MMM categories 5-7 (noting that priority will be given to placements with a CPD component or located in MMM categories 6 and 7).

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.

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: 
  • 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 Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • minimum 3 years post-graduate experience
  • minimum 20 hours Continuing Professional Development (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)
  • current Basic Life Support and Cardiopulmonary resuscitation certificate


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

Contact Information:
For a confidential discussion about this role please contact Laura Jackson on +61 2 6203 9500.
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Closing Date: 
5 December 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. We are a veteran-owned business and we encourage ADF veterans with appropriate skills and experience to apply.

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

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