Graduate Nurse Program
EGHS Graduate Nurse Program aims to provide a variety of learning experiences in a supportive environment to facilitate the graduate nurse to develop clinical knowledge, skills and confidence in the role of a registered nurse.
EGHS Graduate Nurse Program commences in the first week of February and runs for 52 weeks on a minimum 0.8 contract. Participants are entitled to six weeks annual leave (pro-rata). EGHS offers four positions each year.
The program includes:
- Three clinical rotations over the year, including Acute care, Aged Care and either District Nursing or Peri-operative Unit
- Hospital orientation on first day , two days supernumery time at the commencement of each rotation
- Five study days throughout the year
- Clinical Support four days/week
Clinical Support is provided by the Clinical Support Nurse/Educator and experienced preceptors in each clinical rotation. Clinical Support ensures that the graduate nurse develop their skills and knowledge in a safe and encouraging environment.
Each graduate nurse will have a four month rotation through the acute unit and aged care facility and have the option to rotate through District Nursing or Perioperative Unit for a further four months.
- In-patient Unit — 24 bed acute unit covering medical, surgical, paediatric, palliative, midwifery, oncology and Urgent Care Centre.
- Lowe Street — 45 bed high level aged care facility
- District Nursing— two nurses visit 16-24 clients/day, incorporates hospital in the home, palliative care and hospital at risk program
- Peri-Operative Unit— two theatres, operates five days/week, six chair dialysis, opthamology, ENT, gynaecology, urology, general, orthopaedic
Why Choose EGHS?
- Program is based on current Department of Health guidelines and evidence based practice
- Supportive learning environment
- Specialist generalists — ‘Jack of all trades and master of many’!
- Access to multiple resources for ongoing professional development
- Financial support for career progression
- Corporate uniform provided
- Free parking
- Six weeks annual leave during graduate year
- Café Pyrenees
- Salary packaging
- Close proximity to Grampians, lakes, wine districts and restaurants
- Easy access to major cities Ballarat, Bendigo and Melbourne
- Five fantastic study days throughout the year while networking with other graduate nurses
A formal appraisal and evaluation will be conducted at the end of each clinical rotation.
- Letter of Application
- Curriculum vitae
- Academic transcript
- Clinical appraisal summaries (1st, 2nd and 3rd years)
- Names and contact details of two professional referees
- Interviews in August—results of matching will be available to candidates through Nursing Computer Match
To apply, for further information or to organise and hospital tour contact:
Heather Phillips, Education Manager (03) 5352 9404 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Grampians Regional Collaborative Graduate Nursing and Midwifery Program
In addition to our Graduate Nurse Program, EGHS are also offering a collaborative Nursing and Midwifery Program for one newly registered nursing and midwifery graduate.
Aim of Program
This program is an exciting opportunity for newly registered nursing and midwifery graduates to complete a transition to practice year within regional and rural settings. The program is structured to enable rotations of graduates between participating services in order to provide a variety of both nursing and midwifery experiences. Clinical experience is complemented by study days and access to regional continuing education programs, simulation based learning and online learning. Clinical support staff are available in all services.
Graduates are employed at East Grampians Health Service and complete one rotation to Ballarat Health Services. Rotations are structured to provide graduates with experience in acute medical, surgical and other general nursing settings, antenatal care, birthing, postnatal care including domiciliary and Special Care Nursery.
Graduates will spend 8-10 months at East Grampians Health Service working in a mixed general/midwifery ward where they will gain experience in all midwifery areas and acute medical/surgical nursing on a day to day basis. Short term ‘exposures’ to other general nursing areas may also be available. A 2-4 month rotation is completed at Ballarat Health Service to gain further experience in Antenatal Clinic, Birth Suite and Special Care Nursery (this is subject to the number of participants in the regional program.)
Number of Positions Available
One (double degree graduate only)
Apply through Nursing Computer Match
Letter of application and Curriculum vitae including 2 professional referees
Academic transcript and clinical appraisal summaries (include 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year)
Please forward hard copy of all documents to:-
Heather Phillips, Education Manager, PO Box 155, Ararat, 3377 by 5.00 pm 24th July 2015
Full Time or Part Time (8 days per fortnight (0.8 EFT)) Position
Closing Date for Application
Friday 24 July 2015
Contact Heather Phillips, Education Manager (03) 53 529 404 or email@example.com for further information