South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) is located in one of Australia’s fastest growing economic regions and is a vibrant culturally diverse region with more than two million people from 170 nations. SWSLHD is comprised of a diverse range of facilities in Bankstown-Lidcombe, Bowral, Liverpool, Fairfield, Camden and Campbelltown Hospitals. It also encompasses services such as Mental Health, Drug Health, Community Health, and Schedule 3 facilities including Braeside and Karitane.
Each facility and service offers nurses and midwives a diverse and exciting range of experiences including emergency nursing, perioperative nursing, intensive care, mental health, midwifery group practice and community nursing. We employ more than 5000 nurses and midwives across the district, many of whom have worked with us for more than 10 years caring for patients of all ages in a range of services from neonatology to gerontology.
Each year our midwives deliver more than 11,000 babies as well as provide quality antenatal and postnatal care. SWSLHD offers a range of midwifery and collaborative models of care; including Midwifery Group practice, and also offer modern birthing rooms and water immersion for labour and birth in most of our facilities.
SWSLHD nurses and midwives are renowned for their inventive thinking and compassionate work practices which are celebrated annually in the Nursing and Midwifery showcase. Our nursing and midwifery research highlights some of the most innovative practices in Australia. Please click here to view a video that was produced by the nursing and midwifery staff of SWSLHD that was shown at the 2016 Nursing and Midwifery Showcase.
The Centre for Applied Nursing Research (CANR) based in SWSLHD offers nurses and midwives the opportunity to undertake innovative research. It also supports collaboration between nurses and nurse academics that generates research relevant to the clinical, health promotion and health education roles of nurses and midwives, providing a basis for evidence based practice and innovation. For further information on CANR, please click here to visit their website.
Ongoing learning and development is highly valued in SWSLHD and through the Centre for Education and Workforce Development, the Nursing and Midwifery Service has established collaborative partnerships with universities and colleges as well as public and private agencies to support and enhance learning opportunities for our staff.
We also have a number of incentives to support post graduate studies including scholarship arrangements for Masters Programs and Post Graduate education with the Australian College of Nursing. Workplace release is facilitated where possible for attendance at these programs.
SWSLHD is also one of the largest district recruiters of new graduate nurses and we offer a supported program in all of our facilities and services. Information for Nursing and Midwifery students regarding our Transition to Professional Practice Program and Transition to Mental Health Nursing can be found here.
For current opportunities to join our district, please visit our recruitment home page.