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Nursing Re-Connect

Nursing Re-Connect is a method of assisting and supporting nurses and midwives to re-join the workforce into permanent full time or part time vacant positions. It is not a course or a program to regain registration.

Re-Connect is open for currently registered nurses, midwives and enrolled nurses who are not working in any nursing position or have not been working for more than one year. If you are interested in re-joining the workforce in the NSW public health system, Nursing Re-Connect may be for you.

To discover if you are eligible for Re-Connect you need to contact the NSW Health Nursing and Midwifery Office who will assist in contacting the Local Health District (LHD) of your choice so that they may consider you for employment in a NSW public hospital, if there is a suitable full time or part time vacant position. Employment is subject to a suitable vacancy being available and applicants meeting all of the required employment criteria including immunisation, criminal record clearance and current nurses/midwives registration.

Mental Health Connect
Mental Health Connect aims to bring nurses into mental health. The Mental Health Connect complements Nursing Re-Connect and continues to attract nurses who are seeking to start or re-establish a career in mental health. Nurses eligible to register for Mental Health Connect include nurses who have been out of the nursing workforce (with or without previous mental health experience) and nurses who have been working in other specialties.

Midwifery Connect
Midwifery Connect aims to attract registered midwives back into the midwifery workforce. It provides four weeks of intensive orientation and one-on-one preceptor support.

Midwifery Connect is not a refresher course. It is a way to employ registered midwives in the NSW Public Sector Midwifery workforce who have not been working in midwifery for more than 12 months. To be eligible for Midwifery Connect you must be: A registered midwife in NSW currently out of the workforce or a registered midwife in NSW currently working as a nurse and wishing to return to midwifery.

Please call the Re-Connect toll free number on 1800 330 933. Your details will be recorded and forwarded to your nominated Local Health District for follow-up. You will be contacted by a representative of the LHD which may take up to four to five weeks.

For information on the current NSW Health Nurses and Midwives pay and conditions