Westmead Hospital

Working With Us

Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) is a dynamic organisation experiencing unprecedented growth. With the introduction of co-designed facilities, new clinical services and cutting edge technology the district leads the way in innovative change and offers a range of exciting career opportunities.

Current Vacancies

To find a medical vacancy within WSLHD,click here; and for all other vacancies please visit our Career Portal

To find internally advertised vacancies within WSLHD, please visit our internal Career Portal (for existing WSLHD employees only).

State-of-the-art facilities

The Westmead Redevelopment Project and the Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals Expansion Project are major initiatives of the NSW Government, and enable WSLHD to change the way it cares for our community.

The projects are part of the NSW Government’s commitment to:

  • Keep people healthy and out of hospital;
  • Provide world-class clinical services with timely access and effective infrastructure, and
  • Invest in critical infrastructure.

Expansions to existing services will meet increasing demand, and the creation of new services will reduce the need to travel for treatment. The project also includes new clinical technology and a re-evaluation of service delivery so facilities provide the best contemporary hospital care. To make sure we get it right, staff, patients, carers and the community are involved in planning and design.

For more information visit:

 Westmead Redevelopment

Blacktown Mount Druitt Redevelopment

Research and Education Network (REN)

Western Sydney Local Health District’s research and teaching program enjoys an international reputation. The Research and Education Network (REN) governs and nurtures research and teaching at WSLHD, and helps provide an environment that fosters innovation.

As a result, research leads are translated to improved outcomes, quality and safety of patient care, and we develop expert health practitioners who innovate and lead us into the future of health care.

To develop as a globally recognised academic health care centre, Western Sydney Local Health District works in partnership with multiple stakeholders. The partnership includes:

  • The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network;
  • Three major university partners: University of Sydney, Western Sydney University, University of Notre Dame Australia, and
  • Two medical research institutes: the Westmead Institute for Medical Research (WIMR) and the Children’s Medical Research Institute

Recognising our existing deep historical relationships in clinical care, education and research, this partnership enables a vibrant clinical culture, which embeds expert teaching and research in every interaction.

Pay and salary packaging

As a NSW Health employee, you are paid the salary set out in your role description, plus a compulsory employer superannuation contribution (9.5% of salary) and an annual leave loading (17.5%).

Salary packaging is available to most permanent full-time, permanent part-time and temporary employees. Salary packaging is an easy way to increase your take-home pay by paying for approved personal expenses using your gross salary (that is, your salary before tax is deducted) up to an annual limit of $9009. For example, if you are earning around $90,000 the salary benefit is about $2000.

In addition, you have the opportunity to turn more of your salary into tax-free income through our Meal Entertainment Program, which works in a similar way to salary packaging. Eligible employees can claim food and beverage expenses purchased under certain circumstances, up to an annual limit of $2,650, as an additional benefit.

Novated leasing

WSLHD has four vehicle leasing providers for staff to choose from, allowing you to pay the finance and running costs of the car out of your pre-tax salary.

Flexible work options

Flexible work options are available to help you balance personal and family commitments with your work. Depending on your work commitments, you may be able to access a range of flexible work options including variation of your hours, part-time work, job-sharing or working from home.

Leave entitlements

Annual leave

Full-time employees are entitled to 20 days paid annual leave. Some work categories are also able to cash out additional leave.

Parental leave

We offer attractive maternity and parental leave options for employees who have completed 40 weeks of continuous service with NSW Health. This includes 14 weeks paid maternity leave, which can be taken at full pay over 14 weeks or half pay over 28 weeks. One week paid parental leave, with up to 51 weeks of unpaid parental leave, is also available to the other parent.

Family and Community Services (FACS) Leave

FACS leave is available for a range of personal reasons encompassing family responsibilities, performance of community service or cases of pressing necessity.

Study leave

There are various types of development opportunities available including training, conferences and tertiary study, and you can access study leave for opportunities that are aligned to your current role and/or future career prospects.

Sick leave

Paid sick leave of 10 days per annum is available once you have completed three months’ work with us.

Allocated Day Off (ADO)

In alignment with award structures, most full-time employees who work a 40-hour week are entitled take a day a month as a paid ADO. You can accumulate up to three ADOs at a time.

Living well

We offer a range of workplace health and wellbeing opportunities to help you live well. They include voluntary health checks, flu vaccinations, a smoking cessation program, a subsidised gym program called Fitness Passport and free and confidential counselling through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

The EAP program allows you and your immediate family to access confidential professional counselling for work, personal or family issues through an independent counselling provider. The service is available face to face, online or over the phone. You can access up to four free sessions per issue per year.

Learning and professional development

At WSLHD we take personal and professional development seriously. We are committed to supporting all employees to reach their potential. WSLHD offers a range of vocational training packages, including qualifications in leadership and management, health terminology and project management. We also provide manager training across the organisation in coaching for performance.

Career progression

Our supportive culture provides development opportunities, training and experiences to build your skills and capabilities, as well as practical advice and support. We want you to be ready to take your next career step when the opportunity presents.

Childcare and vacation care

WSLHD Child Care and Vacation Care Services helps employees to balance their child care needs with their work responsibilities. WSLHD Child Care Services cater for the specific needs of health staff including:

  • Priority of access
  • Extended hours care (including evening care until 11.15pm)
  • Rotating roster placements
  • Maternity leave contracts
  • Onsite locations
  • Breastfeeding provisions

The following services provide up to 203 places per day for staff across WSLHD.

  • Westmeadow Child Care Centre onsite at Westmead Hospital
  • Coolamon Cottage Child Care Centre onsite at Blacktown Hospital
  • Mt Druitt Hospital Child Care Centre onsite at Mt Druitt Hospital
  • Westmead Vacation Care at Westmead Public School near Westmead Hospital

Information Sources: WSLHD Year In Review 2015/16, HealthShare Career Portal, WSLHD intranet, NSW Health site

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