Refresher Program |Registered & Enrolled Nurses | Acute Hospital Setting

Job posted: 22/11/2022
Applications close: 20/12/2022 (Midnight)
22 days remaining

22 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time, Part time

Organisation: Eastern Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 28615

Reference: 28615

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Refresher Program - Registered & Enrolled Nurses - Acute Hospital Setting

  • Refresh your nursing skills in the acute setting
  • Fully supported program with full-and part-time options
  • Temporary Part Time
  • Successful program participants guaranteed an interview for permanent nursing roles

Are you a registered or enrolled nurse keen to re-enter the nursing workforce in the hospital setting? Apply to the Eastern Health Nurse Refresher Program today!

About Eastern Health

Eastern Health is one of Melbourne’s largest public health services. We are a values-based organisation committed to research and teaching, and have strong affiliations with Australia’s top universities. We provide a range of emergency, surgical, medical and general healthcare services, including maternity, palliative care, mental health, drug and alcohol, residential care, community health and state-wide specialist services to people and communities that are diverse in culture, age, socio-economic status, population and healthcare needs.

About the role

Eastern Health is offering registered and enrolled nurses who hold current (condition free) AHPRA registration the opportunity to re-enter the nursing workforce. Our Nurse Refresher Program provides a supported program of education, clinical teaching, ward-based learning and additional support.  The refresher program will support you to gain experience and confidence in the hospital setting. The program includes access to clinical educator support, professional development study days, skill acquisition via simulation based learning and clinical placement on a hospital ward.

The refresher program will be delivered at the following Eastern Health sites:

  • Angliss Hospital (Upper Ferntree Gully)
  • Box Hill Hospital (Box Hill)
  • Maroondah Hospital (Ringwood)
  • Peter James Centre (East Burwood)
  • Wantirna Health (Wantirna)

Please nominate your preferred site within your cover letter. The program will commence on Monday 20 February 2023, with some ability to provide flexibility for those unable to commence on this date. The refresher program will be completed over a maximum of six weeks. It will be tailored to individual learning needs and learning will be based on self-assessment of needs. Successful candidates must be able to commit to a minimum of three shifts per week, with two of these shifts on consecutive days.

The refresher program is not a paid position. Participants are, upon successful completion of the program, guaranteed an interview for a permanent position within Eastern Health.

About you

You are dedicated, empathetic and adaptable. You are interested in the complex and varied patient presentations cared for in the hospital setting.To be eligible for the refresher program you must have:

  • Current nursing registration with AHPRA (condition free)
  • Professional indemnity insurance
  • The commitment to complete the program of study and clinical placement hours
  • A willing to undergo pre-employment screening, including reference checks and police check
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • A high degree of accountability and a supportive and engaging style

This program is not suitable for newly qualified nurses.  Applicants who have not completed a graduate nurse program, or who cannot demonstrate a work history as a registered nurse in Australia are, unfortunately, unable to be considered.

A virtual information session will be delivered on Wednesday 7 December 2022 at 4.30pm. Please register your interest at RNRP@easternhealth.org.au  Additional queries can also be directed to this email address.

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

Vaccination against infectious disease is a mandatory requirement of this role.  An offer of employment is conditional on you providing evidence that you are currently vaccinated against COVID-19, prior to commencing employment.

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.

Eastern Health is a child safe organisation, committed to promoting the wellbeing and cultural safety of Aboriginal children, children with disabilities and all children in their diversity.

Eastern Health is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment that welcomes and values all people. We recognise that diversity is essential in ensuring Eastern Health provides the best service to its consumers.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, those from the LGBTIQ+ community, people living with disability and those from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, are strongly encouraged to apply. Those seeking support in submitting an application are welcome to contact the hiring manger listed or feel free to contact the Talent Acquisition team.

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

**Please note applications will be screened upon receipt and advertising may close prior to the closing date**

Refresher Program |Registered & Enrolled Nurses | Acute Hospital Setting

Job type:

Full time, Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


OLIVIA FITZGERALD - (03) 9095 2451

Refresher Program |Registered & Enrolled Nurses | Acute Hospital Setting