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Rural & Remote Nursing

Carestaff Nursing Solutions are pleased to offer opportunities for Midwives, Nurse Specialists, Registered and Enrolled Nurses to complete Rural and Remote contracts within QLD Health.

Rural and Remote Nursing will provide you with opportunities to gain new experiences, increase your clinical skills and knowledge and comes with great benefits and experiences, some of which include:

  • Opportunity to travel to areas within Northern Central Queensland

  • Opportunities to immerse yourself within a small community and learn about different cultural groups

  • Greater autonomy and responsibility

  • Variety of working in a multidisciplinary team

  • Working with a diverse patient mix

  • Gaining access to professional development and support networks that will foster skill development

Rural and Remote Nursing is a rewarding and fulfilling experience for those wanting to further their career while exploring the remote areas of our beautiful country at the same time.

How to Apply

Rural and Remote contracts have their own standard application process. Create your profile below.

Create Profile

Before we put forward any application for any contract, we need to ensure we have a complete profile set up for you – this includes

  1. Resume – this needs to be current and up to date as a Rural and Remote facility/ward will disregard reading if your work experience is from over a year ago.

  2. Two References – they must be from within the last year – meaning you must have worked with the facility within the last year.

  3. AHPRA Registration

  4. Criminal History Check – must be current, valid for 3 years

  5. Mandatory Training

  6. Evidence of Immunisations

    • Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Hep B,

    • Pertussis (must be from within the last 10 years) ADT will not be accepted nor will pertussis serology.

    • Hep A will only need to provided if putting forward an application for indigenous communities

  7. Photo Identification – current passport or drivers license with clear legible photo and writing

    Once we have your profile created, we will then contact you to offer any contracts that match your skillset and put forward your application for you.

Nurses with these "Hot Skills" are continually in demand

Acute / Aged Care / ALS (Advanced Life Support) / PALS / Ante/Postnatal / Birth Suite / Dementia / Emergency / General Nursing Experience / ICU – Ventilator / IV Cannulation / Maternity / Medical / Mental Health – Community / Neonatal / Paediatric / Rural Nursing / Special Care Nursery / Venepuncture

Contract Length

The contracts can be a minimum of two weeks, three weeks or can be several months. Often a preference is for Nurses with previous Rural and Remote experience, however opportunities are also considered. 

Travel and Accommodation Allowances

Each contract is different, but there are Travel and Accommodation Allowances included in the contracts. Further details regarding Travel and Accommodation Allowances will be provided during conversations regarding contract requirements.


Find out how Carestaff can help you

  • ​It is not very often at all that administration staff of any business receive accolades.  Thank you accommodating our request at very short notice to provide us with an RN this morning.  And what an RN – exceptional. As to the office staff,  your nurse mentioned to me that she loves working with Carestaff and said the girls at West Burleigh...

    Facility Manager, Nerang Nursing Centre
  • Carestaff Nursing Services has always been my choice of Agency. We have called upon them when we experience unexpected staffing shortfalls, or require holiday relief and at all times their nurses have been skilled, able to fit in easily with existing staff and provide a continuity of service essential in Aged Care- Philippa McRae

    Clinical Co-ordinator, Golden Age Retirement Village
  • Carestaff nurses come from varied backgrounds and disciplines.  They are willing and capable to supply on demand.  We have found the presentation and quality of nurses from Carestaff to be of the highest standard- Lorelle Hughes

    Care Manager, Melody Park

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