Rural Northwest Health provides responsive quality care and community care by empowering a vibrant and committed group of team members working across three campuses; Warracknabeal, Beulah and Hopetoun. The RNH nursing staff are based at the Warracknabeal and Hopetoun campuses.

RNH works with local GP’s to provide medical care and has a full time nurse practitioner on staff who works in collaboration with the local GP’s.

Undertaking a graduate year at RNH offers more opportunities than at a large city hospital. RNH services include acute care, urgent care, residential aged care, and district nursing. Allied health programs include physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, dietary advice, podiatry, social work, counselling, exercise physiology, day respite, health education, cancer resource nursing, cognitive rehabilitative therapy and a range of preventative health activities.

Work Hours

Minimum hours offered are 0.8 FTE with the option for additional hours. Less than 0.8 FTE may be considered on a case by case basis.

RNH team members follow the FISH principles

The FISH! Principles includes four simple, interconnected practices:

Choose your attitude

Means taking responsibility for how you respond to what life throws at you. Once you are aware that your choice impacts everyone around you, you can ask yourself, “Is my attitude helping my team or my customers? Is it helping me to be the person I want to be?”

Be There

Means being emotionally present for people. It’s a powerful message of respect that improves communication and strengthens relationships.


Taps into your natural way of being creative, enthusiastic and having fun. Play is the spirit that drives the curious mind, as in “Let’s play with that idea!” It’s a mindset you can bring to everything you do.

Make their day

Is finding simple ways to serve or delight people in a meaningful, memorable way. It’s about contributing to someone else’s life, not because you want something out of it, but because that’s the person you want to be.

Through the FISH! principles Rural Northwest Health team members will build stronger relationships with the team members they work with, the residents and clients we serve, and the community we work with to empower and improve their health.