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Career Opportunities

Nursing and Midwifery

Our Sydney Nursing and Midwifery Service is committed to the care of our patients and to improving the health of our community. We are focused on providing excellent care and making the health care journey of our patients as comfortable as possible.

Nursing and Midwifery GradStart nurses at RPA
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We value our nursing and midwifery workforce and are committed to creating opportunities for staff development and career progression. We invest in research and clinical innovation and we celebrate clinical excellence.

As a nurse or midwife in Sydney Local Health District you have access to a range of free education opportunities to help to create change in the way you work and evaluate your practice.

Our nursing and midwifery leaders are empowered to oversee the highest standard of care and professional conduct in our district. They are there to support you in your practice and in your professional development.
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In Sydney Local Health District we know that every medical career is unique.

We strive to support yours, from your first patient encounter. Whether you are a Doctor-in-Training, Specialist, or Clinical Academic, we are invested in you.

In our hospitals, you will discover health professionals who advocate on your behalf, an abundance of clinical and research innovations, and an active medical community that will support you throughout your career.   

In the District clinical excellence and innovation are at the heart of what we do. Our hospitals are home to outstanding clinical services that position our patients and their families at the centre of care. 

Junior Medical Officers
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All of our Junior and Senior Medical Officers are supported by dedicated teams of professionals. Our Senior Medical Officers are experts in their fields and committed to sharing knowledge and skills with colleagues at all levels.

Our Medical Officers have access to not only a range of professional development and training resources, but a calendar of special events and staff wellness sessions. Regular highlights include annual medical staff dinners and networking opportunities for Consultants and Junior Medical Officers, as well as awards that showcase the exceptional achievements of our colleagues. 

Through our long-standing partnership University of Sydney, we can offer you numerous opportunites to engage in world-leading medical advancement. 

Sydney is proud to be the home of MDOK, an active program led by our Chief Medical Wellness Officer (the first in Australia) and developed in recognition of the distinct experiences and needs of our clinical staff.

There's no better place to achieve your dream medical career.
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Allied Health

Our Allied Health staff are a dynamic, enthusiastic and diverse group of health professionals working in acute, sub-acute and community services. Allied Health staff work as part of multidisciplinary teams with clients or patients to prevent or minimise disability and optimise function at every stage of life. 

Allied Health staff
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Allied health includes allied health assistants, art therapists, audiologists, counsellors, diversional therapists, diagnostic imaging medical physicists, exercise physiologists, genetic counsellors, music therapists, nutrition and dietetics, occupational therapists, orthoptics, orthotics and prosthetics, pharmacists, physiotherapists, podiatrists, psychologists, radiographers and sonographers, sexual assault counsellors, social workers, speech pathologists and welfare officers.
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Oral Health

Sydney Local Health District is home to Sydney Dental Hospital, which has been serving the community since 1904.   

Sydney Dental Hospital is a key driver in shaping oral health and dental care in Australia with a strong focus on oral health promotion.   

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We provide a range of general and specialist dental services including orthodontics, paediatric dentistry, oral surgery, oral medicine, prosthodontics, periodontics, endodontics, prosthetic laboratory, special care dentistry.

In addition to Sydney Dental Hospital, Oral Health Services operate community-based oral health clinics, providing a broad range of specialist and general dental care for eligible patients across Sydney Local Health District and the northern part of South-Eastern Sydney Local Health District.

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Aboriginal Workforce

In Sydney Local Health District our aspiration is to have the healthiest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Australia. Our District has the largest urban Aboriginal population in NSW.  

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Empowering Aboriginal communities in addressing health inequity remains a prime focus for the District. Helping to ensure culturally safe programs and services meet the needs of Aboriginal people across clinical, non-clinical and support roles is a major priority of our staff.

We have a wide range of career opportunities for Aboriginal health workers.
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Digital Health and Innovation

The District uses technology to deliver clinical services, conduct world class research and teaching, and manage the organisation. Our clinicians, researchers and support staff are continually exploring new ways to use digital to improve the services we provide to patients and their families.

Digital Health and Innovation - Vocera
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We are investing in building digital infrastructure and fostering a digital-ready workforce, so that we can rapidly transform how our health services are delivered and harness the potential of artificial intelligence and other advancements in medical technology.  

There’s never been a better time to make Sydney your local health district – and start your career in digital health and innovation.

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Corporate and Clinical Support Services

Corporate and Clinical Support staff are part of a team that makes a difference every day – supporting front line workers and ensuring our patients and their families are at the centre of our decision making.

Workforce staff
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There are roles in administration, management, security, transport, financial services and many more.
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Graduate Health Management Program

The Graduate Health Management Program grows future leaders and managers for the NSW Health Public System. The program runs for two years and combines practical work experience with the completion of a Masters of Health Policy through the University of Sydney.

Graduate Health Management Program
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Studying the Masters degree will educate you on the core components of leadership and management within a health context. At the completion of the two-year program, you may be offered a six-month work placement within Sydney Local Health District. This will give you the opportunity to consolidate the skills you’ve gained over the duration of the program.
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Cleaners (Environmental Services)

Our Environmental Services staff help us to provide the best possible experience to our patients and their loved ones - and our staff, when they’re in our facilities.

Environmental Services Staff, Balmain Hospital
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There are more than 400 Environmental Services staff in Sydney Local Health District who help make our facilities clean and comfortable.

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