Head to West New South Wales, Nurses, and Earn an extra $ 800 a week | Review of northern beaches

A regional health district has taken to social media in an effort to attract nurses – of almost all kinds – to its hospitals.

The local health district of West New South Wales wants registered, registered and undergraduate nurses to “fill the shifts” across the region.

Facebook said nurses could earn “an additional $ 823 per week.” That’s over 50% more and more of the salary of a fourth-year RN.

The Western NSW Local Health District covers approximately 250,000 square kilometers and, according to the NSW Health website, is connected to 40 hospitals. It takes care of a population of more than 270,000 inhabitants, according to the authorities.

The health district wants to strengthen its workforce as people – including its staff – continue to contract and be affected by COVID-19, including its own staff.

A spokesperson said the health district wanted to “increase our existing workforce” in anticipation of laying off more staff.

Already 140 staff across the district are on leave, with the nursing ranks most under pressure.

Small communities, especially those in more remote areas, the spokesperson said, are more vulnerable simply because of the size of the workforce.

“The recruitment and retention of health workers in rural areas is an ongoing challenge,” the spokesperson said.

“This current call is designed to augment our existing workforce so that we are prepared for staff to become unavailable due to ‘time off’.

“Staff may need to be put on leave because they themselves are isolated. Others may not be able to make it to work because they have to care for other members of their household who are isolated or to care for children affected by the disruption of child care arrangements. .

“We are interested in hearing from nurses who have current registration, who may be willing to be part of our COVID-19 response. “

The number of employees on leave is expected to fluctuate as the COVID situation continues to evolve thanks to the highly transmissible variant Omicron.

“It is reasonable to assume that the workforce will be more affected as this phase of the pandemic unfolds,” said the spokesperson for WNSWLHD.

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