22.08.2019 09:14 Age: 160 days

WA Country Health Service secures clinical nurse through new LiveHire platform

The WA Country Health Service (WACHS) has secured its first clinical recruit using the LiveHire talent acquisition and engagement platform.

Launched by Health Minister Roger Cook in June, the new-cloud based recruitment platform is being trialled in the Pilbara and Kimberley regions as part of an innovative change to the way WACHS recruits nursing, midwifery and allied health professionals.

According to the organisation’s spokesperson, Margi Faulkner, the pilot project produced instant results.

“Our first recruit, a clinical nurse who moved from country New South Wales after signing up to our LiveHire platform, is currently settling into Kununurra-life,” Ms Faulkner said.

“We know there are many benefits of working and living in country WA and LiveHire allows us to communicate directly with candidates – getting the right people into the right roles,” she added.

Ms Faulkner said since inception, the organisation has received more than 1000 registrations to the talent platform.

“We’ve also been able to employ a new clinical nurse specialist in Newman and have several other appointments in the pipeline,” she added.

Ms Faulkner said those interested in undertaking clinical roles in Western Australia’s northwest were encouraged to create their LiveHire profile to become part of the WACHS talent community at

“The WA Country Health Service offers competitive remuneration and plenty of professional development opportunities,” she said.

“And while the rest of WA shivers through an unbearable winter, our newest recruit in Kununurra has been welcomed by sunshine, temperatures in the high-20s and just casually - an ancient landscape covering hundreds of thousands of square kilometres in one of the world’s most precious wilderness regions,” she added.