Graduate Enrolled Nurse Program - General and Mental Health

Job posted: 18/02/2021
Applications close: 04/03/2021 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Eastern Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Graduate, Medical, Nursing

Reference: 23152

Reference: 23152

Occupation: Graduate, Medical, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Eastern Health Enrolled Nurse Graduate Program 2021

  • General and Mental Health streams available

  • Part Time: 0.8 EFT | 64 hours per fortnight

  • Join a valued based organisation

Eastern Health

Eastern Health is one of Melbourne’s largest public health services. We provide a comprehensive range of high quality acute, sub-acute, palliative care, mental health, drug and alcohol, residential care and community health services to people and communities that are diverse in culture, age, socio-economic status, population and healthcare needs.

About the Role

Mental Health Rotation:  Two rotations- Alcohol and other drugs and Adolescent or Adult Inpatient Unit

General Rotation: Either one or two rotations. Areas include Acute, Aged Medicine (Rehabilitation, GEM and Palliative Care), and Residential Aged Care. 

Eastern Health is pleased to offer a Graduate Enrolled Nursing Program commencing in May 2021. This program will offer a welcoming environment to support newly graduated ENs in their transition from student to EN.
Our Learning and Teaching team and clinical staff provide a supportive environment that encourages the development of clinical skills, reflective practice and a sense of professional identity and accountability. As a graduate you will be a key participant and contributor to change and innovation and we invite you to join us for an exciting year and future with Eastern Health.

About You

To be successful in this role you should possess:

•    Current Enrolled Nurse AHPRA Registration (condition free) 
•    Highly developed interpersonal skills
•    A strong commitment to high quality care
•    The ability to work as part of a diverse team
•    Excellent communication and organisational skills


To be eligible for the program, applicants newly graduated (within 12 months) and have not previously undertaken a formal EN Graduate program.

The Eastern Health Enrolled Nurse Graduate Program will commence in May 2021. Only applicants who have current (condition free) Enrolled Nurse AHPRA Registration will be considered.

Please refer to the attached position description for further details of the role.

What we offer

Eastern Health offers a variety of fantastic Employee Benefits, view the extensive range here!

  • Diverse and engaging career opportunities

  • Friendly & supportive team

  • Flexible working hours

  • Salary packaging options

  • Career progression in our teaching hospitals 

Next Steps

If you believe you have the ability to make a difference in this rewarding industry, apply today!

Please note:

  • All applications must be submitted online via E-Mercury

  • All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Fit2Work Check, where preferred candidates will be required to complete a Criminal History Check at the expense of Eastern Health.

  • You must have Australian work rights to apply for this position.

  • Recruitment agency applications will not be accepted.

How to Apply:

Please upload the following:

•    CV
o    2 Pages
o    Outline your clinical placements (specialty, hours, health service)
o    Relevant working experience

•    Cover Letter
o    1 Page
o    Addressed to Michelle Rutherford, Director for Transition to Practice and Pre-Registration Programs
o    Nominate preferred stream (Mental health or General)
o    In your cover letter answer the following question: Why have you applied for the Eastern Health Enrolled Nurse

Graduate Program and what qualities do you have that make you an ideal candidate for this position?

•    Academic transcript 
o    Certified by a person authorised to certify documents in Victoria eg. Pharmacist
o    Include grading legend

•    Two clinical appraisals relevant to stream

o    Mental health – 1 Mental Health and 1 acute appraisal
o    General- 1 acute and 1 subacute placement appraisal 
o    Include the assessment scale
o    Include written assessment feedback

•    Responses to short answer questions
o    Please download and complete the short answer questions (attached in this job advert)
o    Upload your responses to the supporting documents section using the selection criteria questions space

Eastern Health Values:  Patients First | Agility | Humility | Respect | Kindness | Excellence

Graduate Enrolled Nurse Program - General and Mental Health

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Emma DAVIS - (03) 9895 3576
Kathryn JARVIS - (03) 9895 3413

Graduate Enrolled Nurse Program - General and Mental Health