Registered Nurse Transition to Practice Graduate Program 2020

MDHS is keen to hear from new nursing professionals graduating at the end of 2019! In 2020, MDHS is offering our Registered Nurse Transition to Practice Graduate Program to provide an opportunity for new RN Graduates to join forces with our team, inspiring health across the region.
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Department: Maryborough District Health Service
Work Type: Fixed term - part time
Job Function: Nursing and Aged Care
Classification: As per award
Work Location: North West - Central Goldfields
Reference: VG/19053
Closing Date: 19-Jul-2019
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Registered Nurse Grade 2 June 2018.pdf (PDF, 281KB)
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Contact: Maree Cooper
5461 0368 or

Position Details

Maryborough District Health Service Registered Nurse Transition to Practice Graduate Program 2020

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.

Applications are to include a covering letter (please address to Maree Cooper– Graduate Coordinator), Curriculum Vitae (CV), Two clinical referees, Academic transcript, All 2nd and 3rd year clinical assessments and written response to the key selection criteria, and be submitted by selecting the "Apply Now" button below.

Applications for this position close on Friday, 19th July 2019 and interviews will be held in August 2019.

For further information please contact Maree Cooper- Graduate Nurse Program Coordinator on 54610368 or via  

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

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