Registered Nurse Transition to Practice Graduate Program 2021 (As per award)

Job posted: 14/07/2020
Applications close: 28/10/2020 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North West Region | Central Goldfields

Job type: Part time / 12 Months, commencing January 2021

Organisation: Maryborough District Health Service

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical and Nursing

Reference: VG/20052

Reference: VG/20052

Occupation: Medical and Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North West Region | Central Goldfields

This is a great opportunity for individuals graduating from their Nursing Degree at the end of 2020 to complete a Graduate Year in 2021 with MDHS!

MDHS Registered Nurse Transition to Practice Graduate Program 2021

Program Overview

Maryborough District Health Service's (MDHS) Registered Nurse Transition to Practice Graduate Program is an exciting way to begin your career.  The aim of the program is to facilitate a smooth transition from nursing graduate to being a competent, confident Registered Nurse.

The quality of nursing care rests on the knowledge, skills and values of nurse clinicians.  For new nursing Graduates, commencement of nursing practice is a crucial period of intensive, rewarding and learning in a stimulating and positive environment.  For the nursing staff it is an opportunity to foster the expertise of new practitioners to ensure that the future health care needs of the population are met.

The MDHS program offers graduates the opportunity to experience regional and rural nursing through a structured rotational process including paid study days and debriefing sessions that focus on clinical decision-making, person-centred care, and professional practice.

Graduates may undertake rotations through clinical areas across 3 MDHS campuses:  Maryborough, Dunolly and Avoca as well as an opportunity to do a rotation at Ballarat Health Service. 

Further opportunities may exist for graduates to apply for a specialty area at the end of their graduate year in a Grade 2 Year 2 program, with encouragement to complete Post Graduate studies in their chosen area.

Graduate Nurse Support is provided by:

  • Clinical support, mentorship and organisational education opportunities;
  • Supernumerary and orientation time are provided within the program structure, as is Annual Leave per the EBA
  • Paid study days spread throughout the program with additional study days offered
  • Regular debriefing;
  • Access to a variety of interactive E-Learning programs including targeted online CPD topics to assist your development.


How to Apply:

MDHS participates in the Post-Graduate Medical Council of Victoria's (PMCV) computer match process for all graduate nurse vacancies.

Application requirements and the position description can be accessed through the link provided on the Careers > Current Vacancies page of the MDHS website - www.mdhs.vic.gov.au.

All applications must be submitted online via the MDHS e-recruit system and must include:

  • Cover letter (please address to Maree Cooper – Graduate Coordinator)
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
    • Written response to each Key Selection Criteria
    • Two clinical referees
    • Academic transcript
    • All 2nd and 3rd year clinical assessments 

Key Selection Criteria

Qualifications / Experience

  1. Registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a Registered Nurse with no restrictions.

Specialist Expertise

  1. Sound understanding of the role and responsibilities of a Registered Nurse
  2. Ability to communicate effectively with patients, visitors and staff at all levels within the organisation
  3. Ability to practice collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  4. Knowledge of and involvement in evidence-based practice and research activities
  5. Commitment to ongoing education and professional development to ensure working within current scope of practice.

Personal Qualities

  1. Excellent organisational skills particularly with respect to time management
  2. Well-developed interpersonal skills
  3. Excellent communication and computer skills at the level required to fulfil the role.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 5th August, 2020

A shortlist will be compiled and applicants will be interviewed in August.

For more information please contact Maree Cooper, Graduate Nurse Program Coordinator on 54610368 by email: mcooper@mdhs.vic.gov.au  

MDHS is an equal opportunity employer. Appointments are subject to a satisfactory National Police Check and Working with Children Check

Registered Nurse Transition to Practice Graduate Program 2021 (As per award)

Job type:

Part time / 12 Months, commencing January 2021

Job classification:

As per award


Maree Cooper - COIL | mcooper@mdhs.vic.gov.au or on 5461 0368

Registered Nurse Transition to Practice Graduate Program 2021 (As per award)