Endorsed Enrolled Nurse - Transition to Practice Program (Aged Care)

Job posted: 02/06/2022
Applications close: No closing date

No closing date

Job Description

Location: Geelong

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Barwon Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 174216

Reference: 174216

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.

  • Are you an EN who has recently graduated and would like to be supported in your transition to practice?

  • 8 week paid supported transition from study to practice in Wallace Lodge with opportunity to work in aged care/sub-acute and acute wards after completion 

  • Ongoing Permanent Part time or full time employment in the Barwon Health staff pool or Aged Care facilities 

About the role 

Barwon Health is offering a transition to practice program in aged care, the program is 8 weeks intensive where clinical support is provided along with included supernumerary time in Wallace Lodge at the Barwon Health McKellar site. After the consolidation period there will be an opportunity to continue working at Wallace Lodge or return to a permanent CRU pool positon. Further opportunities will be available to transfer to other aged care/sub-acute and acute wards.

Your duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Delivering consumer centred care that meets best practice standards

  • Establish and maintain effective communication within a multi-disciplinary team to ensure patients receive quality ongoing care

  • Actively participate in improving care activities and service redesign initiative

‘If you have recently graduated and are waiting for your AHPRA registration to be approved please enter your student number in the AHPRA number field

About the facility 

Barwon Health, Central Resource Unit (CRU) provides emergent and non-emergent nursing staff replacement for all bed based services. We provide staffing resources to meet every day operational needs of clinical units for nursing and support staff for bed based units across Barwon Health.

Benefits of joining the CRU nursing pool are:

  • Assistance with completion of area specific mandatory and recommended competencies.

  • Access to ongoing education

  • Flexibility via sound roster management practices

  • Guaranteed shifts with flexibility to suit individual circumstances


About the culture

You will have the opportunity to be part of a highly skilled, professional, friendly and dedicated organisation that takes pride in providing high quality service. Barwon Health provide a supportive environment that encourages professional growth and education across the organisation.

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements

  • Professional development

  • Access to employee wellness facility

  • Salary packaging

  • Social club

  • Relocation and sponsorship support options

  • Doorstep to the Great Ocean Road, Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast

A great new initiative from the government has announced a ‘Healthcare Worker Winter Retention and Surge Payment’, for public sector healthcare workers. This initiative applies to all employees of Barwon Health and will be implemented next financial year. Payment will be paid on a pro rata basis in August and September 2022. The payment is both a recognition of the work of healthcare workers during the pandemic as well as an incentive to retain staff and encourage part time workers to do additional shifts.

About the Geelong Region, AUSTRALIA

Sitting within one of Victoria’s six regional health centres, Barwon Health serves the community of Greater Geelong and beyond. Victoria’s second largest city after Melbourne! Derived from the local Wathaurong Aboriginal name for the region Jillong, Geelong is thought to mean ‘land’ or ‘cliffs’.

  • Enjoy a range of lifestyle choices including inner city, coastal, suburban and rural homes at affordable prices.

  • High standard of schooling options throughout the area

  • A stone throw from the Surf Coast and Great Ocean Road

  • Appreciate beautiful parks, rivers, walks and wineries

To find out more about the Geelong region, visit our Moving to the Region page on the Barwon Health website.

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.



Endorsed Enrolled Nurse - Transition to Practice Program (Aged Care)

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Johanne Morris - (03)4215 5822
Ana Hourihan

Endorsed Enrolled Nurse - Transition to Practice Program (Aged Care)