2023 Barwon Health and Great Ocean Road Health Collaborative Graduate Nurse Program (Registered Nurses)

Job posted: 16/05/2022
Applications close: 08/07/2022 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Geelong

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Barwon Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 173976

Reference: 173976

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Geelong

Broaden Your Horizons

Line up your life and career with us at Barwon Health in Victoria, Australia

As a graduate nurse do you want to...

  • Experience working within health services that support and value teaching and learning.

  • Work in dynamic, challenging and diverse clinical environments...no day is ever the same!

  • Have the support and guidance of staff who are dedicated to the clinical and professional development of graduate nurses.

  • Gain experience in both the rural health setting and at a large comprehensive regional health service...it really is the best of both worlds!

Are you looking to join a Graduate Nurse Program in 2023?

Barwon Health and Great Ocean Road Health are looking for graduate registered nurses to join a well-established and supportive graduate nurse program commencing in February 2023.

Great Ocean Road Health provides a comprehensive range of services, including acute, residential, aged care, primary and community care to the catchment area extending from Aireys Inlet to Lavers Hill and the hinterland townships. Services are provided on two sites, Lorne and Apollo Bay.

Lorne is an idyllic location on the Surf Coast which boasts spectacular coastal scenery, renowned surfing spots and beautiful beaches, all surrounded by the Great Otway National Park.

Apollo Bay is defined as both rural and remote and is located on the Great Ocean Road in South West Victoria. Apollo Bay is a place of natural beauty with the wild open ocean, rugged coastline and the ferny forests of the Otway Ranges.

Program Structure

Graduate Nurses will complete a 6-month rotation at either Lorne Community Hospital or Otway Health in Apollo Bay. During this rotation, graduates will be expected to work across Acute, Urgent Care and Aged Care units.

Graduate Nurses will also complete a 6-month rotation at University Hospital Geelong, Barwon Health.

The program offers graduates a unique opportunity to gain clinical experience in both rural and regional health care settings.

The Barwon Health and Great Ocean Road Health Collaborative Graduate Program can offer you the following:

  • 53 week program

  • Work 64 hours/fortnight

  • Dedicated graduate team to provide clinical support and guidance to graduates

  • Orientation program and study days throughout the year

  • Supernumerary time in each rotation

  • Access to weekly graduate professional development sessions

  • Access to further professional development and completion of competencies

  • Proven opportunities and pathways for ongoing employment and career development

To Apply:

Applications for the 2023 Barwon Health and Great Ocean Road Health Collaborative Graduate Nurse Program are to be made online. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please do not email applications.

  • Ensure you are eligible and registered to participate in the PMCV Allocations and Placement Service Match. We cannot consider your application if you are not registered for the match.

  • Upload a current photo of yourself (for identification purposes only).

  • Upload your letter of application (no more than one page), addressed to:

Ms. Kelly-Ann Humphrys & Ms. Carolyn Steinman

Graduate Program Coordinator - Nursing & Midwifery

Clinical Education and Training, Barwon Health

  • Upload a concise CV (no more than three pages) listing all clinical placements including service name, clinical area, type of placement and dates of placement in table format.

  • Name and direct contact details of two clinical referees.

  • Name and direct contact details of one most recent employment referee.

  • Upload your most recent official academic transcript including key to results.

In addition to your application online, please provide your clinical appraisals via post:

  • 3 most recent clinical appraisal tools regardless of the clinical setting.

  • Must be certified and/or the university stamp or watermark visible.

  • Send your clinical appraisals to:

Graduate Program Coordinator - Nursing & Midwifery

Clinical Education & Training

Barwon Health, PO Box 281, Geelong, VIC 3220

Please note: If at the time of application you do not have the required amount of clinical appraisals, please submit what you have with a short note to explain your circumstances. In addition, if your clinical appraisals are PebblePad documents, they do not need to be certified.

Applicants progressing to the next stage will be notified via email. Interviews will take place in August and September with the format to be confirmed due to the ongoing pandemic situation.

Successful applicants will be notified by the PMCV Allocation and Placement Service on Monday, 3rd October 2023.

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements

  • Professional development

  • Access to employee wellness facility

  • Salary packaging

  • Social club

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.

We at Barwon Health strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the Talent Acquisition team via email at talent.acquisition@barwonhealth.org.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

We Barwon Health are proud to be Totally Smoke Free.

Applicants for this role must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and influenza and meet the requirements of the Barwon Health immunisation Policy. You will be required to upload your Immunisation History with evidence of influenza vaccination from March 2022 in the application process. Please use the "free text document" upload function for this purpose.

2023 Barwon Health and Great Ocean Road Health Collaborative Graduate Nurse Program (Registered Nurses)

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Kelly-Ann Humphrys - (03) 4215 3264
Carolyn Steinman - 0422 040 491

2023 Barwon Health and Great Ocean Road Health Collaborative Graduate Nurse Program (Registered Nurses)