2023 Graduate Aged Care / General Nursing Program

As an organisation SWH prides themselves on their values; Care, Respect, Excellence, Integrity and Leadership and their overall dedication to the local community.SWH respects all individuals and promote equity and inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all genders, sexual orientations, abilities, ages, racial, cultural and religious backgrounds and socio- economic status.SWH is the major specialist referral centre for the Barwon South West sub-region, and provides a comprehensive range of acute, sub-acute, specialist, community, mental health and aged services.
Job Details
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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per advertisement
Work Location: Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1635807
Closing Date: 08-Jul-2022
Salary Range: As per advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Registered Nurse Graduate Grade 2 Year 1.pdf (PDF, 381KB)


Contact: Nursing Education team
(03) 5564 4050

Position Details

The Graduate Aged Care / General Nursing Program (GAC/GNP) is a joint program between our two campuses at Camperdown Campus's Aged Care service Merindah Lodge and Warrnambool Base Hospital. Applications for 2023 are now open!

About our 2023 GAC/GNP

We believe in providing a highly supportive environment for all Graduate Nurses that encourages professional development and excellence in nursing care.  Our aim is to provide clinical structured support during the transition from student to Registered Nurse, whilst encouraging self-directed learning. 

This program commencing from February 2023 offers the opportunity to consolidate and apply theoretical knowledge by developing skills in a variety of settings. The program comprises of a 6 month rotation in Merindah Lodge Aged Care based at our Camperdown Hospital and another 6 month rotation within general nursing at Warrnambool Base Hospital. Graduate Nurses have the option to work either full or part time hours (a minimum 64 hours per fortnight) to support work/life balance. Contracts for this program will be available for 2 years, with opportunities to apply for ongoing employment.

All our GAC/GNP positions are subject to the state-wide Computer Matching process, conducted by the Post Graduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMCV). All public health Graduate Nurse positions are allocated in Victoria through this Computer Matching Service. To be eligible for our GAC/GNP you must have a current residential address within Victoria. Graduates of interstate Universities or full-fee paying Victoria graduates can still apply for a limited number of places. Refer to PMCV guidelines and website for full details at www.pmcv.com.au

How to apply

All applicants must apply through both PMCV and South West Healthcare's website by following the links to Careers and must include:

  1. One page Cover Letter addressed to Gaynor Stevenson (Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery) indicating why you would like to undertake a Graduate Aged Care / General Nursing Program at South West Healthcare
  2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume (maximum two pages), including one clinical placement referee and one non-clinical employee referee
  3. Copy of your academic transcript to date (including grading key)
  4. Copy of two most recent acute clinical placement assessments
  5. Copy of passport styled photograph of applicant

A position description can be found at our website under Careers.

Personal interviews will be conducted with shortlisted applicants the week of 16August 2021 in Warrnambool.

Applications will close on Friday 8 July 2022.

Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with the Nurses and Midwives (Victorian Public Sector) (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2020-2024

For further enquiries regarding the role, please contact the Nursing Education team on (03) 5564 4050 or email Trish Kelly or Nadine Porter (Clinical Support Nurses) on pkelly@swh.net.au or nporter@swh.net.au. Alternatively, contact Leanne Lucas (Care Services Manager Aged Care) on (03) 5593 7355 or email llucas@swh.net.au  


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