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R&R Candidates can receive reimbursement for 50% of homebound isolation costs after placement

HCA R&R Isolation/Quarantine Support Payment

The first 20 Registered & Enrolled Nurses & Midwives who are accepted for and then successfully complete a minimum 8-week Rural & Remote placement, and are required to self-isolate on their return home (per the current government directives), will be entitled to a reimbursement of 50% of the OUTBOUND isolation costs.

  • The HCA R&R Isolation/Quarantine Support Payment is applicable for placements COMMENCED between 00:00 AEST 1st November to 23:59 AEST 31st December 2020. All mentions to the ‘dates of the incentive’ refer to these dates.
  • These Terms & Conditions are effective from the date specified above and may be amended by Healthcare Australia at any time.
  • This incentive is available to all HCA Rural & Remote candidates (but limited to the first 20 candidates who meet the required Ts & Cs) travelling within Australia or from New Zealand ONLY and commencing their placement within the dates of the incentive.
  • To qualify for the HCA R&R Isolation/Quarantine Support Payment, the candidate must successfully complete a minimum placement of 8 weeks.
  • This incentive MAY be used in conjunction with other R&R incentive programs including Travel Free with HCA, R&R Cash4Hours, R&R Education Allowance and R&R Refer a Friend. All Ts & Cs for these incentives must be met in order to be eligible.
  • This incentive MAY NOT be used in conjunction with the International Free Flight promotion
  • The candidate must advise their consultant of their intent to claim the SINGLE HCA R&R Isolation/Quarantine Support Payment within 14 days of successful placement completion and lodge the claim to the Accounts Department as soon as the tax invoice receipt is available. Claims MUST be finalised no more than 3 months following the completion of the placement.
  • The candidate is entitled to claim a maximum of 50% of the standard Australian or New Zealand government-imposed isolation costs as directed by the applicable and current government website at the time of isolation (This includes accommodation & meals).
  • If the amount to be reimbursed is not in Australia Dollars (as per the Tax Invoice), the amount reimbursed will be based on the appropriate currency conversion at the time the reimbursement is due to be paid.
  • If a candidate is able to isolate in their own home, no HCA R&R Isolation/Quarantine Support Payment will be paid
  • If meals/food are not covered as part of the applicable government-imposed isolation requirements of a candidate’s “home” state, then no additional reimbursement will be applicable for meals/food
  • Travel “home” must be completed within 7 days of the end date of the placement, after such time it is the candidate’s full financial responsibility to cover any and all costs associated with isolation/quarantine. HCA will not be obligated to provide any financial isolation assistance after this time.
  • The HCA R&R Isolation/Quarantine Support Payment ONLY applies to OUTBOUND/HOMEBOUND isolation (with the destination being within Australia or New Zealand) and NOT INBOUND/PLACEMENT COMMENCEMENT isolation. If inbound isolation is required, this will be facilitated by HCA on a placement by placement basis as different states and clients need to meet different requirements. Out of pocket costs may apply.
  • Once all documentation has been received and approved by HCA (having met the required Ts & Cs), the candidate will be reimbursed within 30 business days.
  • Healthcare Australia has no obligation to candidates who do not comply with these terms and conditions.

Why give Rural & Remote placements a try?

Working in Rural & Remote communities will give you exposure to the kind of healthcare you just don’t see or experience in the big city – it is a unique, eye-opening and rewarding experience! You will have the opportunity to make an extraordinary difference to the lives of Australians by providing access to healthcare services in regional, rural and isolated locations. Healthcare Australia is the nursing agency of choice for Rural & Remote placements. Some of the reasons healthcare professionals choose to work with Healthcare Australia include:

FREE travel within Australia & subsidised international travel allowances
Annual $500 Education Allowance
Diverse placement opportunities – explore Australia!
A dedicated R&R consultant to provide personalised support & guidance