We provide a learning environment which facilitates motivation, self directed learning and the development of a professional identity, with support and guidance.
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|The Royal Women’s Hospital provides graduate registered nurses with endless opportunities to learn and consolidate in a variety of women’s health settings.|
|Full time employment for 52 weeks including 6 weeks annual leave.|
|Combinations of the following areas are available to 15 Registered Nursing graduates:|
- Oncology / Gynaecology (6 & 9 months)
- Neonates (6 and 9 months)
- Perioperative Suites includes Theatre; Anaesthetics and Post Anaesthetic Care Units (6 months)
- Day Surgery Unit (3 months)
- Reproductive Services Unit (IVF) (6 months)
- Emergency (3 months)
|Graduates are asked to provide their placement preferences with their application. These will be further discussed at interview. Every attempt will be made to place graduates in their preferred areas, however, this may not always be possible.|
|Study Days are provided throughout the year, occurring more frequently early in the year. These study days are tailored to meet the specific needs of the graduate group and cover a broad range of topics. These include clinical skills such as pain management, epidurals, blood taking, pharmacology and BLS assessment. |
|The vast range of services offered to women at the Royal Women’s Hospital are also explored through speakers from the Women's Alcohol and Drug Service, Neonates, Oncology Unit, Acute Pain Team, Women’s Health Information Centre, Consumer Advocate, Centre Against Sexual Assault and many other areas.|
|Each graduate is allocated a preceptor by the nurse unit manager. Each placement provides graduates a supranumerary time appropriate to that area.|
|Graduates are generally not rostered night duty during the first 10 weeks of employment.|
Graduate Nurse requirements
- Appraisal in each placement area
- Basic Life Support (BLS) competency
- Neonatal (BLS) competency (if applicable)
- Emergency procedures (online)
- Clinical areas: Orientation package & competency/skills checklist
- Researched 20 minute presentation to grads at study day
- Reflective journal submitted each study day
- Medicine Management Compentency Package
- Epidural competency (online)
- Smart Move / Smart Lift
- Hand Hygiene
- Storage Collection & Administration of Blood Products
- Pressure Injuries, Falls & Faints
|Upon successful completion of all program requirements, participants receive a hospital certificate.|
|There is only one intake in our Graduate Nurse Program, commencing February 2014. There are no mid year intakes.|
|The Women's supports the rights of Women to make individual decisions related to their health and well-being. This also includes making available pregnancy termination services. In your role as a graduate nurse you may care for women undergoing termination of pregnancy and, included inyour care, you may be required to administer the first medication in this process. If you have any concerns in regards to this you may need to rethink whether The Women's is the right hospital choice for you to complete your Graduate Nurse program. Please feel free to discuss this with the Graduate Nurse Coordinator if you have any concerns.|
ARE YOU INTERESTED?
|The Graduate Nurse information evening on Monday 17th June is now OPEN for registrations. |
Registrations for the Information Evening are essential. To register, email your Name; Daytime phone number and Email Address to: Clinical Education Program (Please Note: only one (1) registration per email)
|Will open in May 2013. Please check the website for further information once applications have opened.|
All candidates must apply via Nursing Computer Match. Online access and all the information you will require is on the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria web site.
|Applications for the 2014 graduate program CLOSE on Thursday 25th July 2013.|
|Applications should include the following three step process:|
|STEP 1: Log into the Women’s website (www.thewomens.org.au)|
- Click on careers @ the womens
- Click on current employment opportunities
- Click on Graduate Nurse Program
- Register your details online, but DO NOT upload any documents.
|STEP 2: |
|Mail your application and required documentation (see below) to:|
Graduate Nurse Program 2014
The Royal Women's Hospital
Locked Bag 300
Parkville VIC 3052
| 1. Cover Letter of application addressed to Kate O’Donnell (one page)|
2. Resume including two referees together with a clear scanned photo.
3. Certified copy of transcript of results or interim results.
4. Clinical Appraisals: Your two most recent certified clinical appraisals, one must be in an acute setting.
5. A brief (1/2-1 page) answer to EACH of the following:
- “Describe a clinical situation you found difficult" - please include details of your response and actions, and the outcome of the situation.
- “Describe why you applied to the Women's Graduate Nurse Program”
6. Completed Placement Preference Form. Every attempt will be made to place graduates in their preferred areas.
|STEP 3: |
|Request 2 Clinical nursing referees to complete and return via email a Clinical Reference Check Form to Clinical Education at the Royal Women's Hospital (submission details included on the form). Ensure the Graduate Progam you are applying for is noted in the Subject line. One reference must be in the acute nursing setting.|
NO faxed or mailed clinical reference forms will be accepted!
|This web page will be updated regularly to keep you informed of the progress of applications. Please check back regularly.|
|Interviews for the 2014 graduate intake will take place from the 26th August to the 6th September 2013.|
|Once applicants have been selected for interview, they will be contacted to arrange a suitable time and date.|
|Applicants will be required to bring 100 points of identification for a police records check, 70 points of which must must either a current passport, birth certifcate/extract or citizenship cerficate. |
|When applicants arrive for interview, they will receive the questions that they will be asked. This will give applicants time to consider their answers.|
The interview panel will consist of the Graduate Program Coordinator, a Clinical Facilitator and the candidate. This will allow you to meet the key people you will be working with throughout your graduate year. Interviews normally last about 20 – 30 minutes.
Parking is limited and sometimes difficult to access at the Women's so please allow extra time for your trip if you are driving to your interview. Further information on getting to the Women's can be found here.
|For enquiries about the online application process, please email: HR Enquiries|
|Clinical Education Program|