Benefits of working with us
Western Australia is a great place to live and work. We have a strong health system, a versatile work environment and a great way of life. While nursing and midwifery are still challenging professions, there are many benefits to working in the WA public health system.
Valuing our nurses and midwives
We are constantly exploring strategies to enhance your nursing or midwifery experience. This is not only a matter of salary but include things such as creating a safe and positive work environment.
New, emerging and improved services and resources
WA’s metropolitan health services are undergoing transformation as part the State Government's investment in new and expanded hospitals. More information about new infrastructure developments and projects.
Improved wages and conditions
Significant increases in the pay and conditions for nurses and midwives have been awarded over recent years. WA Health offers the best wages for hospital and community based nurses and midwives in WA. Registered Nurses and Midwives are paid an ongoing qualification allowance and nurses and midwives have had significant increases in shift penalties and parental leave. More information about wages and award conditions.
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Work life balance
You can achieve a better balance between work, family and life commitments with WA Health’s Work Life Balance policy.
Changing work environments
High quality safe health care is delivered through best practice models of care. New models of care are being introduced in response to changing disease management and community needs. More information about models of care.
WA Health recognises the importance of continued learning for the nursing and midwifery professions. We offer formalised continued professional development, paid study days and clinical support. There are undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships and a qualification allowance for postgraduate trained registered nurses and midwives.
Diversity of roles
Numerous roles are available through the public health system, both geographically and clinically, and there is a greater emphasis on ambulatory and population health services. Clinical roles are also changing to include nurse practitioners.