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2022 Far West LHD GradStart and MidStart Program 

The Far West LHD GradStart and MidStart programs aim to provide a range of clinical experiences to equip newly graduated RNs and RMs with the necessary skills and confidence to practice as a Registered Nurse or Midwife. There is a strong focus on the special skills required practicing in rural and remote settings to enhance and consolidate your nursing and midwifery knowledge and skills.

Far West NSW LHD offers

  • GradStart RN & RM
  • Metro Rural Exchange GradStart RN (Broken Hill/Gosford)
  • MidStart

Features and Benefits of Far West LHD GradStart and MidStart Program

  • A team of dedicated Nurse educators to provide high quality support and education
  • Excellent ongoing career opportunities
  • Fully paid study days
  • Opportunities to access approved post graduate education programs
  • Preceptor support and support from other Registered Nurses/Midwives in all departments
  • The opportunity to acquire ward management skills in all clinical placements
  • Clinical Competency Workbooks and Professional Portfolios Of Practice
  • Individualised development plans
  • Formal orientation program to the LHD and the Hospital as well as individual orientation to all clinical rotations
  • Opportunities for specialty and rural remote practice

GradStart RN Program

Placements may/can include-

  • Operating Theatre, Emergency, ICU, Community Nursing, Mental Health (inpatient and community), Primary Health Care (Dareton), Child and Family Health, and rotations across specialty areas and our rural/remote facilities including Surgical, Medical, Sub Acute Rehabilitation, Wilcannia, Ivanhoe, Tibooburra, Wentworth and Balranald Health Services.

MidStart Program

2022 Far West LHD MidStart program will commence in February 2022 with the position based at Broken Hill Health Service.

MidStart Applications

Applications for the 2022 MidStart program will open on 25 May 2021 and close 4pm on 9 June 2021.

Information about the 2022 MidStart application process and MidStart Handbook is available from:

The Nursing and Midwifery Office Website CLICK HERE

GradStart Program

The 2022 GradStart (RN & RM) Programs in Far West LHD commence in February 2022.

GradStart Applications

Applications for NSW Health 2022 GradStart recruitment will  open on 23 June 2021 and close 4pm, 7 July 2021.

Please note: When selecting your preferences for the Far West LHD, please type FWLHD as your search term to bring up available options for Far West LHD.   

Information about the 2022 GradStart application process and GradStart Handbook is available from

  • The Nursing and Midwifery Office Website CLICK HERE

GradStart Interviews

GradStart face-to-face interviews will be held at Broken Hill in August 2021.


For further information please contact

Samantha Elliott (GradStart)
District Nurse Educator

Tel (08) 8080 1345
Email samantha.elliott@health.nsw.gov.au


Timothy O’Neill (GradStart and MidStart)
Nurse Manager Leadership & Workforce Development

Tel (08) 8080 1329
Email Timothy.ONeill@health.nsw.gov.au