Applying for a job with us
You will find everything you need to know about applying for a job with HealthShare NSW in our resource Your Guide to Employment with HealthShare NSW.
This guide will step you through how to apply for a position, the interview process, reference checks, employment checks, and receiving an offer of employment.
A brief overview of the process is below, but we strongly encourage you to look through the full guide.
1. Applying for a job
When you apply for a job with us you will need to:
- Create a profile at jobs.health.nsw.gov.au
- Develop or update your resume
- Address the position’s essential requirements and answer targeted questions
- Submit your application
When you are putting together your application make sure you:
- Read the advertisement and position description carefully and make sure you understand the requirements of the position. Make a note of anything you do not understand and need to ask about.
- If you have any questions about the role, call or email the contact person mentioned in the advertisement.
- Consider researching any information relevant to the job opportunity, such as the directorate the position is in.
- Before you submit your application, make sure you proofread it to check for any spelling or grammatical errors and check you have addressed all the essential requirements or targeted questions.
You will hear from one of our staff members within 1–2 weeks if you have been selected for an interview.
A selection panel usually consisting of three people will conduct the interview and selection process. The panel usually consists of a convenor, who runs the interview, an independent and a job specialist who has indepth knowledge of the position.
To prepare for your interview, make sure you can provide the panel with practical examples from your current or previous work experience, how you managed particular situations, any outcomes and challenges that were overcome as well as lessons learnt.
What to bring to the interview
You must bring the following documents with you:
- 1 x ‘Commencement of identity’ (e.g. birth certificate or passport) and;
- 1 x ‘Primary use in the community’ (e.g. Australian driver’s licence) and;
- 2 x ‘Secondary use in the community’ (e.g. Medicare Card or bank card)
- Evidence of ability to work in Australia (if not verified by the above).
A practical assessment of your abilities may be required by the panel before, during or after your interview. Practical assessments may include:
- Demonstrating your ability to use certain equipment relevant to the role
- Work samples relevant to your qualifications or previous work
- Skills and psychometric assessments
You will be notified in advance of your interview if you are required to complete any assessments.
3. Employment checks
In accordance with NSW Health policies, a number of employment screening checks may be required for preferred applicants in selected roles.
a) NSW Health Category A compliance checks
If you are applying for a Category A position (where you may have contact with patients and/or be exposed to infectious bodily substances) you require:
You will require vaccinations against
- Whooping Cough
- Hepatitis B
- Measles/ Mumps/ Rubella
- Chicken Pox
If you have any current evidence of vaccination against these, please upload it with your application. Your current vaccination status will not impact your application. If you are the successful applicant, any further vaccination requirements will be incurred at your own cost.
A pre-employment health assessment
You will need to undergo a Health Assessment relevant to the inherent requirements of the position, with costs covered by HealthShare NSW. At a minimum, you will need to complete a Health Declaration online and will be required to undergo further assessment.
b) Employment checks
National police and aged care checks
When recommended for a position with HealthShare NSW, you will be asked to undertake a National Police Check.
All employees working in a facility that supports aged care will require an Aged Care Check at point of recruitment, and every three years thereafter.
Working with children checks
Depending on the type of work you are applying for, and hospital or site you are working at, you may be required to provide a Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearance number. This requirement will be identified in the Position Description.
4. Offer and onboarding
After your interview, the selection committee will assess your claims and suitability for the position in relation to the essential requirements and make a recommendation regarding the most suitable applicant for the position. If you are selected as the most suitable applicant, a conditional offer will usually made by phone. We would like to know your decision as quickly as possible. Once conducted, if your employment checks are cleared, a formal Letter of Offer will be sent to you electronically as confirmation of the verbal offer.Back to the top of this page