Registered Nurse - Recently Completing Graduate Program

Job posted: 27/01/2023
Applications close: No closing date

No closing date

Job Description

Location: Various

Job type: Full time, Part time, Casual

Organisation: Barwon Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 177484

Reference: 177484

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Various

Broaden Your Horizons

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

Are you a current RN who is currently completing a Graduate Nurse Program? We have multiple roles available that allow you to:

  • This position is for External Graduates who are due to complete their Registered Nurse Graduate Program in early 2023.
  • This is an opportunity to work in areas that you may have previously not worked in such as our ED Department that are happy to support junior staff to develop the skills you need to succeed in a specialist area.
  • Access ongoing training and professional development.

About Barwon Health’s Ward/Units

Our acute medical and surgical wards are located across two buildings and include the following:

University Hospital Geelong

1)     Emergency department (ED)- has both an Adult and Paediatric Short Stay Unit and has dedicated areas including fast track, adult, paediatric, trauma and mental health areas.

2)      Heath Wing 2 (HW2) – 18 bed neurology and stroke unit.

3)      Bellarine Centre 6 North (BC6N) – 28 bed renal and general medical ward with 5 medical day stay chairs.

4)      Baxter 7 (Bax 7) – 32 bed general medicine, endocrinology and infectious diseases unit.

5)      Heath Wing 7 (HW7) – 32 bed general medicine and respiratory ward.

6)      Birdsey Wing 7 (BW7) – A new 16 bed medical gastroenterology ward currently recruiting staff to commence operations in 2023.

7)      Heath Wing 6 (HW6) – 32 bed General Surgical, Urology and Colorectal

8)      Heath Wing 5 (HW5) –28 bed Gynaecological, Vascular, Oral faciomaxillary, ENT and Plastics Surgery.

9)      Heath Wing 4 (HW4)– 16 bed Short Stay emergency Surgical

10)   Baxter Wing 5 (BW5)– 32 bed Orthopaedic

11)   Main Operating Theatre (Operational 24 Hrs/ day) Barwon Health provide a 24 hour service to the community across 10 Operating Theatres. We not only provide access for Elective Surgery but also Semi Urgent and Emergency procedures. The specialities include Cardiothoracic, ENT, Gastroenterology, General Surgery,  Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Oral Faciomaxillary, Plastics, Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology, Urology, Vascular and Robotic Surgery. You may also be working in Satellite areas that include CathLab, MRI and Medical Imaging.

Young Surgical Centre

1)      Youang Surgical Centre Level 2 (YSC2L2) –24 bed short stay surgical unit.

2)      Rapid Assessment and Planning Unit (RAPU) – 16 bed short stay medical unit.

3)      Gretta Volum Centre (GVC) and Youang Surgery Centre (YSC) (Operational Monday-Friday 0700-2000Hrs). Both YSC and GVC work collaboratively to provide care for patients undergoing Elective surgery at Barwon Health. GVC consists of 2 theatres and 1 endoscopy suite, caring for patients requiring Endoscopy, Pain management, Ophthalmology, ECT, ENT, General Surgery or Urology services. Youang Surgery Centre has 4 theatres and cares for patients requiring Gynaecology, Urology, general surgery, Vascular, ENT services.

About you

As the successful applicant you will:

  • Have minimum 12 months of clinical experience,
  • Have excellent time management, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate sound clinical knowledge and excellent clinical skills,
  • Provide evidence based, high quality care to patients.
  • Delivering consumer-centred care that meets best practice standards and in line with Barwon Health requirements

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

About the culture

You will work with and provide support to innovative teams who strive to maintain knowledge and experience. Our dedicated teams pride themselves on providing high quality patient centred care in an environment that has modern, well-equipped facilities. You will find the wards to be a rewarding and challenging workplace with support given for professional development and ongoing learning. You will have support and guidance from fellow team members and management who exhibit our Barwon Health values: respect, compassion, commitment, accountability and innovation.

What we offer 

 Excellent working conditions with a high sense of job satisfaction

  • Located in the centre of Geelong's CBD is an easy commute from all suburbs
  • Flexible working arrangements – speak to us about hours ,days or shifts that suit your lifestyle
  • Access to employee wellness facility
  • A genuine community feel - we look after each other 
  • Wide range of professional development that enhances your careers
  • Ability to take leave without pay and purchase additional leave
  • Doorstep to the Great Ocean RoadBellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast
  • Attractive salary packaging benefits! Living Expenses capped at $9,010 which  includes repayments on mortgages, credit cards, personal loans and rental payments and Meal Entertainment & Accommodation capped at $2,650 which includes food and drink consumed in a social or entertainment settings and some accommodation expenditure
  • To find out more about the Geelong region, visit our Moving to the Region page on the Barwon Health website. 

Next Steps

  • Use the list provided under ‘About CRU’ to indicate your preferred areas.
  • Application are shortlisted as received, so don’t wait and apply online today.

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.

Registered Nurse - Recently Completing Graduate Program

Job type:

Full time, Part time, Casual

Job classification:

Not provided


Johanne Morris - (03) 4215 5822

Registered Nurse - Recently Completing Graduate Program