Enrolled Nurse (Graduate)

Job posted: 22/02/2023
Applications close: 02/04/2023 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland

Job type: Part time

Organisation: West Gippsland Healthcare Group

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Medical and Nursing, Nursing, Aged Care

Reference: 11451

Reference: 11451

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Medical and Nursing, Nursing, Aged Care

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Gippsland


Enrolled Nurse Graduate Program - *Aged Care/Sub Acute/Acute* 

Learning & Development

Part Time - 64 hours per fortnight

12 Months Fixed Term commencing June 2023

Nurses and Midwives Enterprise Agreement - Enrolled Nurse Level 2.3 (IB68)


West Gippsland Healthcare Group are now accepting applications for our new 2023/24 Enrolled Nurse Graduate Program.

Our 2023/24 program includes positions within Aged Care, Sub Acute and Acute settings, operating across West Gippsland Hospital and Andrews House (Trafalgar) where we offer interesting, challenging and well supported opportunities throughout the Graduate Program. Areas of work may include Aged Care, Sub Acute, Medical Unit, Surgical Unit, Day Surgery and the Emergency Department/Short Stay Unit.


You must be either:

  • A Victorian trained Nursing Graduate (citizen/permanent resident)
  • A current Victorian resident
  • An Australian Interstate trained Nursing Graduate (citizen/permanent resident)

Our preferred candidate must also have:

  • Current registration as an Enrolled Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
  • Qualification in Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115)
  • Completion of HLT54115 studies during 2022 – 2023 academic year (to meet eligibility for the EN Graduate Nurse Program)
  • Not previously participated in a Graduate Nurse Program
  • Availability to commence the program on Monday 26th June 2023

IMPORTANT: All staff employed in the healthcare sector are required to be fully (3 doses) vaccinated for COVID-19 and Influenza (unless a valid exemption applies). Evidence of vaccination (or exemption) will be required to be provided prior to commencement.

About our organisation

The West Gippsland Healthcare Group is a growing regional health service, providing acute medical and surgical, obstetric, emergency, residential care and community health services to one of the fastest growing Local Government Areas in the country – Baw Baw Shire. The Hospital cares for approximately 11,600 inpatients, makes nearly 28,000 community visits and sees more than 20,000 emergency presentations each year.

The administrative headquarters is located at West Gippsland Hospital in Warragul. Warragul is a 30 minute drive from Pakenham along the freeway – against the traffic!

WGHG are the largest employer in Warragul with a workforce of over 1400 staff and are committed to building on our organisation’s strengths by welcoming people with our shared values of teamwork, respect, accountability and compassion. 

We are well aware our hospital is aging but are excited at the news that our new state of the art hospital and public aged care facility is coming. A 23.6 hectare site at Lardners Track in Drouin East was acquired by West Gippsland Healthcare Group for a future hospital back in 2007. The new hospital is set to feature 233-beds and 33 emergency department treatment spaces as well as aged care and an expanded maternity facility.

We pride ourselves on the quality of care that’s delivered by our incredible staff. You won’t find a more friendly and welcoming team than the West Gippsland Healthcare Group. We care for our community because we are the community! The boost in capacity means more patients can be treated faster.

Working with us

All appointments with the West Gippsland Healthcare Group are subject to the satisfactory return of professional reference checks, a NDIS worker screening clearance and a current Employee Working with Children Check. All employees must hold current entitlement to work within Australia. A six month probationary period applies to all new appointments.

Further details and how to apply

In order to be considered, you must lodge your application online via our recruitment portal (wghg.mercury.com.au).

The following items are mandatory for all applications:

  • Letter of application (cover letter) addressed to Kerry Ginters
  • Cover letter must include any preferences for areas of work (ie. Aged Care, Sub Acute, Acute)
  • Resume inclusive of a passport sized photo and two clinical referees (desirable - Acute care placement of two weeks or longer), and one professional referee - three referees in total
  • Response to Key Selection Criteria (can be separate document or addressed in cover letter)
  • Certified copies of two Acute clinical appraisals (preferably most recent)
  • Up to date certified Academic Transcript with legend (Education Certificate) 

Please upload each item above as a separate file and ensure each file does not exceed 10MB in size.

If you have any issues lodging your application please contact Kerry Ginters, Continuing Education and Support Coordinator on 03 56240527, or email kerry.ginters@wghg.com.au

Applications for this position close Sunday 2nd April 2023.


As an inclusive employer, committed to improving diversity and equity in our workforce, we encourage applications from all parts of our community, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, LGBTI people, and people with lived experience of disability.

As a Child Safe organisation, West Gippsland Healthcare Group promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children, including those with disability.

Enrolled Nurse (Graduate)

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


kerry Ginters - (03) 5624 0527

Enrolled Nurse (Graduate)