Registered Nurse - Refresher Program

Job posted: 02/03/2023
Applications close: 30/06/2023 (Midnight)
98 days remaining

98 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Western Region | Grampians

Job type: Part time

Organisation: Grampians Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 16555

Reference: 16555

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Western Region | Grampians

Nursing and Midwifery Refresher Program
2 program intakes - March/April and May/June
Scholarships Available
All Campuses

About Grampians Health

Grampians Health was established 1 November 2021, bringing together Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital, Stawell Regional Health, Wimmera Health Care Group and Ballarat Health Services to deliver safe, sustainable, healthcare tailored to changing workforce and community needs, for the long term.

This partnership follows years of strong collaboration and close partnerships between the four health services. Together, we will deliver better healthcare, enhance services and advance careers, closer to home, now and into the future.

A career with Grampians Health means you are connected and are part of a team providing quality healthcare to rural and regional communities. Our communities are diverse, as is our workforce, with expert clinical staff from across the world choosing to live and work in our beautiful region.

Grampians Health provides acute, maternity, mental health, allied health, aged care, administration and support services.  This means your career will be as diverse and rewarding as you strive to be.

The Grampians Health Centre for Education and Training exists to continually improve the delivery of safe, effective, connected person centred care through innovation and excellence in health education and training. Working with education providers, we aim to put values into action, build capability, develop contemporary and responsive health education and training which contributes to lifelong learning for the health workforce. Evaluation, research, quality improvement and redesign are key drivers.

About the role

The Refresher Program is an opportunity for nurses and midwives who currently hold non-practicing registration in Victoria, as well as other nurses and midwives with full registration but needing recent clinical practice in health services. $10,000 scholarships are available to eligible participants to cover costs such as living expenses during the program.

The Grampians Health Refresher program will provide structured education and clinical exposure to update knowledge and skills and re-establish and enhance confidence to practice. 

  • Eligible participants will complete an 8-week program
  • 2 weeks - 8 days of upskilling education through classroom teaching and clinical simulation
  • 6 weeks – supernumerary, supervised ward experience. 3 days per week, over a range of days and shifts, allocated to a registered practitioner.
  • Participants will have the option for placements in acute, aged, midwifery and mental health
  • There will be two program intakes - March/ April and May/ June 
  • Opportunities on all Grampians Health campuses
  • Dedicated Clinical Support Nurse/Midwife
  • Participants will be provided with CV preparation and interview skills training with the opportunity to apply for vacancies.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Current registration with AHPRA as RN, EN or RM
  • Australian or New Zealand Citizen, an Australian resident or permanent humanitarian visa holder
  • Previous nursing or midwifery experience (does not have to be recent)

Grampians Health Culture & Benefits

At Grampians Health, we recognise our staff are our greatest asset.  We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our staff, patients, residents, visitors, volunteers and contractors at all sites.

  • Flexible work arrangements and purchase leave opportunities
  • Salary packaging for living expenses such as rent/mortgage plus meals, entertainment & holidays
  • Discounted on-site parking
  • Access to discounted health club membership
  • Staff rewards and recognition programs

Ballarat Region

Ballarat is the largest centre in Western Victoria and the state’s fastest growing inland city.  Dubbed Australia's most liveable city in 2020, Ballarat is home to first class education, fine dining and boutique shopping.  Uniquely located within easy access to Melbourne, Geelong, Bendigo and the Western district, Ballarat is blessed with some of Australia's most significant heritage buildings and natural landscapes.

This position is paid in accordance with the Nurses and Midwives (Victorian Public Sector) (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2020 - 2024. The classification is Registered Nurse Grade 2 (YP3) which is $36.10 per hour.

How to Apply

Click APPLY or contact Sonia Beggs, Workplace Development Lead on 5320 3806 or via email on sonia.beggs@bhs.org.au for a confidential discussion.

All appointments are subject to a satisfactory police records check, immunisation clearance and Working with Children check and/or NDIS Worker Screening Check.

All employees must be willing and able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when required, which at a minimum is a surgical mask.  Additional PPE requirements are role-dependent.

Grampians Health is a child safe organisation, committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people.

Grampians Health is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, mature age workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or questioning), intersex and asexual LGBTQIA+

Registered Nurse - Refresher Program

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Sonia Beggs - 53203806
Samantha Taylor

Registered Nurse - Refresher Program