Graduate Nurse Program

The aim of the graduate program at John Fawkner Private Hospital is to provide a program that develops the confidence and competence of the graduate nurse and facilitates the transition from the role of student to registered nurse and endorsed enrolled nurse.

Our graduate registered nurse program offers:

  • General stream: 2 six month rotations across medical and/or surgical wards
  • Oncology stream: 2 six month rotations across day infusion centre and medical oncology ward
  • Perioperative stream: rotations across surgical ward and/or theatre departments; scrub/scout, anaesthetics, recovery and day of surgery admissions.

Our graduate endorsed enrolled nurse program offers:

A six-month placement in one of above mentioned departments.

Both graduate programs include:

  • Great opportunities for career development in a supportive environment
  • Comprehensive orientation program
  • Supernumerary days at the beginning of any/all rotations
  • 5 paid study days
  • A supportive program with educator support
  • Nominated preceptors for initial and ongoing support
  • Ongoing employment on the successful completion of the program

Selection criteria:

  • Eligibility for registration as a nurse with AHPRA
  • Working with children check
  • Compliance with ACSQHC national standards
  • Graduated within last twelve months
  • Flexible to undertake full or part time (min 30 hrs pw) employment on a 7-day rotating roster
  • High-level of interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Team focused
  • Overseas students must have documented proof of English language skills to an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic Band 7 or evidence of a booking for an IELTS test at the time of interview (OET test will also be accepted) [Visa must be independently sourced and must be able to work 30 hrs per week]

There are two intakes across the year and will be advertised on the Healthscope Careers website, Seek, Indeed, LinkedIn and Grad Connect.

Benefits of working at John Fawkner Private Hospital:

  • Free staff car parking in multi-deck car park
  • Easy access to public transport; short walk to Coburg train station and tram stop; bus stop adjacent to hospital on Moreland Road
  • Healthscope staff benefits including discount to banking institutions, corporate health fund membership, Fitness Passport access, salary packaging for novated car lease
  • Staff recognition programs:
    • Healthscope Ace team awards
    • John Fawkner monthly safe values awards
  • Career development opportunities including:
    • ICU novice program including rotation through ED and support post graduate studies
    • Theatre novice program
    • Extensive hospital education opportunities

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