Richmond Health Service Group

About The Richmond Health Service Group

The Richmond Health Service Group rotations incorporates Lismore Base Hospital; Ballina District Hospital; Casino and District Hospital; Kyogle Memorial Hospital; Nimbin Multipurpose Centre and Urbenville Multipurpose Centre

Contact Person – Designation
Registered Nurse positions:
Nicola Scanlon - Nurse Educator
(02) 66202254

Registered Midwife positions:
Brad Mills - Midwifery Unit Manager
(02) 66202641

Mental Health Registered Nurse positions:
Shane Scofield or Ryan Rooney – Mental Health Educator
(02) 66294004

About the facilities

Lismore Base Hospital (LBH) is located in the City of Lismore in the Northern Rivers region of NSW. As a major acute care provider and referral facility we provide care to over 23,700 patients every year. Specialist services provided include Emergency, General Medicine & Surgery (including sub specialties), Obstetrics, Paediatrics, Aged Care and Mental Health. The hospital undertakes over 8,100 surgical procedures annually.

Lismore Women’s Care Unit is a level 5 Maternity service with approximately 1200 births /year and a level 4 Special Care Nursery. Services include antenatal, birthing and postnatal care.

Ballina District Hospital is a local community, level 3 rural hospital providing care to over 8,300 patients every year. Services provided include Emergency, General Medicine, Aged Care & Rehabilitation and Surgery. The hospital undertakes over 860 surgical procedures and sees over 17,800 Emergency attendances annually.

Casino and District Memorial Hospital is a local community, level 3 rural hospital providing care to over 2,800 patients every year. Services provided include Emergency, General Medicine, Aged Care and Surgery. The hospital undertakes over 940 surgical procedures and sees over 14,500 Emergency attendances annually.

Kyogle Memorial MPS is a local community, level 2 rural hospital/MPS providing care to over 1,000 patients every year. Services provided include Emergency, General Medicine, Aged and Nursing Home Care. The hospital sees over 7,400 Emergency attendances annually.

Nimbin MPS is a local community, level 2 rural hospital/MPS providing care to over 163 patients every year. Services provided include Emergency, General Medicine, Aged and Nursing Home Care. The hospital sees over 4,600 Emergency attendances annually.

Urbenville & District MPS is a local community, level 2 rural hospital/MPS providing care to over 110 patients every year. Services provided include Emergency, General Medicine, Aged and Nursing Home Care. The hospital sees over 700 Emergency attendances annually.

Richmond Mental Health Network incorporates Lismore Adult Mental Health Unit and Lismore Child & Adolescent Inpatient Unit. The Richmond Mental Health Network is attached to the Lismore Base Hospital and provides community and inpatient care to clients.  Specialties of the mental health service include a young person’s and family team, older person’s team and acute and extended care teams in the community.

Intakes - Transition to Practice positions

Registered Nurse graduate positions, all commencing in February

Midwifery graduate position commencing in February

Mental Health Registered Nurse graduate positions commencing in February

A 7 day rotating roster applies to all positions.

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For The Richmond Area

Access to ongoing support, professional development

(study days) including supernumerary time and orientation

All grads will attend a two day orientation to the Northern NSW Local Health District and The Richmond Health Services Group.

DETECT training and Electronic Medical Record training will be provided prior to commencement of clinical placements. There will be a period of supernumerary time at the beginning of each clinical placement to provide orientation  to the specific wards/clinical areas. Theoretical workshops and reflective practice opportunities are organized and designed to assist you with your transition from university to the workplace.  During this time you will be given several Learning Activity Packages which you will be asked to complete over the duration of several months.  The packages include; Drug Calculations, Basic Life Support, IV Therapy, PICC Lines.

You will be provided with an opportunity to attend a number of study days scattered throughout the year. The study days will address key clinical and professional issues and concerns you may have about various clinical activities and interventions.

You can also request to attend other Staff Development sessions as they are offered throughout the year.

Rotations

The Registered Nurse rotations offered will be surgical (including orthopaedic); medical; a combination of both surgical and medical in the district hospitals; rural and remote. Opportunities will be given to graduates to elect their preferred ward/s and every effort will be made to accommodate requests.

Clinical placements rotations will occur after a period of 4 months between wards and between the nominated hospitals.

Midwifery transition to practice positions will rotate throughout the midwifery service.

Richmond Mental Health Network transition to practice positions will rotate throughout inpatient mental health service.

Intakes : February only

Where to from here-career opportunities, speciality programs, employment opportunities

Lismore Base Hospital offers specialy development programs in the following areas:

  • Intensive Care
  • Emergency Department
  • Operating Theatre
  • Paediatrics
  • Orthopaedics

Accommodation

Successful candidates will need to source their own accommodation. There are opportunities in Lismore or the surrounding areas. Urbenville has accommodation onsite which staff may book during their rotation.

Social Activities

There are a range of social activities available throughout the Northern Rivers including the nearby Tweed/Byron area, the Gold Coast and Brisbane ranging from restaurants, theatres and services clubs to outdoor activities.

The Northern Rivers and the Gold Coast offer beaches, rivers and mountains for those who favour outdoor life.