Enrolled Nurse Transition to Practice Program
Graduate Position – 12 month contract, part time 0.84 EFT
Applications close Friday 4th September, 2020
Alexandra District Health (ADH) is seeking to support a recently qualified Enrolled Nurse to participate in our 12 month Transition to Practice Program, commencing on Monday 9th November 2020. This program provides newly graduated Enrolled Nurses the opportunity to participate in a supportive program that will assist them to transition from the novice Enrolled Nurse during their first year of registration.
Reporting to the Manager Acute and Urgent Care the Enrolled Nurse is responsible for the care of inpatients on our 25 bed acute medical surgical ward, and participation in our dynamic program.
The Enrolled Nurse will be well supported with orientation and supernumerary days, with the support from the Manager Training and Development & clinical support nurses in a friendly collaborative team environment. The program also involves participation in study days & discovery days, giving the successful applicant an opportunity to experience other areas of our health service including Urgent Care Centre, Operating Theatre, and Primary Health services. Subsidised fully furnished accommodation is available.
Key performance & eligibility criteria for this position includes:
- Newly registered Enrolled Nurse within first year of practice
- Demonstrates a commitment to fulfilling the requirements of the 12 month program
- Has an interest in the dynamic opportunities and challenges faced working in a rural setting
- Reflect ADH core values & behaviours
- Demonstrates a high level of interpersonal, communication & organisation skills
- Willingness to be proactive in taking on learning opportunities
- Strong commitment to providing a high level of patient centred care
For questions regarding this position prior to the application process, or to arrange a site visit, please contact the Manager, Training & Development at ADH, Natasha Bowater.
E: Natasha.Bowater@adh.org.au or T: (03) 5772 0888
If you would like to participate in this program please forward your application to:
Manager Training and Development
Alexandra District Health
12 Cooper Street, Alexandra 3714
Applications must include:
- Cover letter (maximum 1 page) addressing key performance & eligibility criteria
- Curriculum Vitae (CV), maximum 2 pages
- 2 recent clinical appraisals
- Certified academic record
- 1 employment or volunteer referee
- 1 clinical placement referee
Applications close Friday 4th September 2020.
Selection interviews will be undertaken after the closing date, with commencement of the program anticipated by Monday the 9th November 2020.
Graduate Nurse Program for Registered Nurses
Alexandra District Health is participating in a collaborative Graduate Nurse Program in partnership with Eastern Health. This program is unique and has been designed to enable Graduates of the Bachelor of Nursing Degree to experience a diverse range of clinical experiences in a rural setting. Eastern Health is the nearest metropolitan referral centre from Alexandra.
As part of the collaborative Graduate Nurse Program, Alexandra District Health offers:
- A 6 month rotation working on the acute general medical/surgical ward (the other 6 months will be at Eastern Health).
- There will be opportunities to experience our Urgent Care Centre, Operating Theatre and Community Health services.
- 4 x Graduate positions per annum, 0.84 EFT (8 shifts per fortnight).
- Support from an allocated nurse preceptor and Training & Development Coordinator
- Participation in Graduate Nurse specific study days and learning opportunities
- Develop an understanding and appreciation for the rewards and challenges of working in a Rural Health Service
- Subsidised fully furnished accommodation
If you would like to arrange a visit to our Health Service, please contact our Training & Development Coordinator Natasha Bowater on Natasha.Bowater@adh.org.au or phone (03) 5772 0888.
Pictured: Natasha Bowater - Training and Development Coordinator (left) and Jeanie Hurrey - Acute Services and Urgent Care Manager (right).