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Freedom and flexibility with Agency Nursing

As an agency nurse, you have the freedom to work when and where you want. With HCA, you could work in a city like Sydney, Melbourne or Perth or out in a regional or remote area such as Cairns, Broome or Cape York.

 We provide more shifts than any other nursing agency, with over 1,500 shifts available daily across Australia. If you are looking for the flexibility that comes with working for Australia’s leading health care agency and the reliability of more shifts, register with us below or start searching for agency nursing jobs now!

A day in the life of a HCA agency nurse

Dianne share her agency nursing experiences with HCA.  She speaks about how working with HCA has provided the flexibility to pursue her dream of travelling and still do the work that she loves. Become a HCA Nurse today.

Whatever your nursing specialty, wherever you’d like to work – whether it’s Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide or anywhere else in Australia, one of our friendly and dedicated consultants will work closely with you to find a nursing job that’s the right fit for you. And to help make the recruitment process simple and easy, we’ll help and guide you every step of the way.

In addition, Healthcare Australia has agencies in every state and territory that can assist you with nursing jobs in both the private and public sectors.

If you’re an overseas nurse, find out more about applying to work in Australia.

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As a nursing agency, Healthcare Australia has a variety of benefits you can take advantage of as an agency nurse:

More shifts than any other nursing agency - 1,500 shifts available daily across Australia
Our eHCA App gives you access to all available shifts and you can manage your availability
Training and education courses to develop your professional skills and earn CPD points
QuickPay service to receive payment within 48 hours of a shift

eHCA App

Our App notifies you of nursing shifts that match your criteria, allows you to confirm shifts, submit timesheets, checkout payslips and more- all 24/7 via the App. Find out more about the eHCA App.

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Some of the nursing specialties we can help you with include:

  • Accident and Emergency (A & E)
  • Acute Care Nursing
  • Aged Care Nursing
  • Cardiac Care Nursing
  • Central Sterile Supply Department (CSSD)
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Critical Care Nursing
  • Dental Nursing
  • Educators & Facilitators
  • Forensic & Correctional Nursing
  • General Medical & Surgical Nursing
  • Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Haematology and Oncology
  • High Acuity
  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Midwifery and Neo-Natal Nursing
  • Nursing Management
  • Occupational Health
  • Ophthalmic Nursing
  • Orthopaedic Nursing
  • Paediatric Nursing
  • Pain Management
  • Palliative Care Nursing
  • Perioperative Nursing
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonary Care Nursing
  • Radiology Nursing
  • Remote Area Nursing (RAN)
  • Scrub Nursing
  • Theatre & Recovery
  • Triage Nursing
  • Trauma Nursing
  • Urology Nursing

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Regional, Rural and Remote Nursing

Working in rural and remote locations around Australia can open up great career opportunities and be extremely rewarding. When you work R&R you have the opportunity to truly make a difference, by helping to improve the health and lives of Australians living in areas where they are limited by their geographic proximity to healthcare facilities. Above all, as a Remote Area Nurse (RAN) you’ll work with diverse cultures and be able to experience a very unique lifestyle in some of Australia’s most stunning places, such as Northern Queensland, Townsville, Port Hedland, Port Lincoln or Mackay (to name some!).

Visit our Rural and Remote Facebook page and start your RANing adventure today!

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  • Extremely diverse, interesting and challenging nursing experiences with the opportunity to work very closely with local communities
  • More hands on! You’ll get exposure to a wider variety of issues and diseases than you would in the metro areas
  • Opportunities for motivated nurses of all levels
  • 24/7 support is only a call away on 1300 885 728 or email: rnr.recruitment@healthcareaustralia.com.au
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If you’d like to find out more about rural or remote nursing opportunities anywhere across Australia, call us on 1300 885 728.

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“HCA is a nursing agency that we both recommend as often as we can. From the moment we first contacted them, HCA were so helpful, supportive and provided an excellent service. We've had a very positive experience working as agency nurses and HCA have enabled us to go to some beautiful locations across Australia because of their widespread national scope.”

Melanie & Michel P, Agency Nurses, New Zealand