2024 RN or EEN Transition to Practice Program

Maryborough District Health Service's (MDHS) Registered Nurse Transition to Practice Graduate Program is an exciting way to begin your career!
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Department: Maryborough District Health Service
Work Type: Ongoing - part time
Job Function: Nursing and Aged Care
Classification: As per award
Work Location: North West - Central Goldfields
Reference: VG/23104
Closing Date: 17-Dec-2023
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: Grad Program 12 months
Attachments: Registered Nurse Grade 2 - March 2023.pdf (PDF, 226KB)
Job Specification

Enrolled Nurse EN1 - May 2023.pdf (PDF, 354KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Gabrielle Jones
5461 0368 or via g.jones@mdhs.vic.gov.au

Position Details

MDHS services the Central Goldfields and Pyrenees Shire with campuses in Avoca, Dunolly and Maryborough. The strong clinical and social links between the three campuses ensure that the community is cared for by qualified staff who are committed to high standards of person-centred care. MDHS is one of the largest employers in the region, providing the perfect setting to become part of our team and community.

MDHS Registered Nurse or Endorsed Enrolled NurseTransition to Practice Graduate Program 2024

Permanent Part Time - 64 hours per fortnight

To commence January 2024.

Program Overview

Maryborough District Health Service's (MDHS) Registered Nurse or Endorsed Enrolled 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 or Endorsed Enrolled 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. 

Successful candidates will obtain a Permanent contract with MDHS, as follows:

 -       2024: RN or EEN Transition to Practice Program

-       2025: RN Year 2 or EEN Specialty Program, with encouragement to complete Post Graduate studies in their chosen area.

-       2026: RN or EEN Permanent Nurse Pool, where you have the opportunity to continue working with MDHS in a range of departments as required across the heath service, unless other internal recruitment occurs prior.

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 Sarah Broad – Operation Manager Organisational Development)
    • 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

Registered Nurse

Qualifications / Experience

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

Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills

  • Sound understanding of the role and responsibilities of a Registered Nurse
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients, visitors and staff at all levels within the organisation
  • Ability to practice collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Knowledge of and involvement in evidence-based practice and research activities
  • Commitment to ongoing education and professional development to ensure working within current scope of practice
  • Excellent organisational skills particularly with respect to time management
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication and computer skills at the level required to fulfil that role

Key Selection Criteria

Endorsed Enrolled Nurse

Qualifications / Experience

  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills

  • Driver's Licence
  • Technical/Professional Knowledge and skills
  • Demonstrates people and communication skills including relationship building, co-operation, conflict resolution, influencing others and facilitating open discussions
  • Demonstrates person-centred focus, adaptability, respecting diversity, innovative thinking, application of evidence into practice and self-management
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaborating with others to deliver outcomes
  • Demonstrates awareness of own values and beliefs surrounding healthcare with an ability to identify and respect an alternative view
  • Awareness of limitations in own knowledge and seek appropriate education and training
    as required
  • Presentation of oneself in a professional and respectful manner
  • Ability to communicate accurately and effectively in both written and verbal forms
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • EN who demonstrates commitment to professional development, maintaining a record of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as per the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Authority (AHPRA) requirements

For further information, please contact the MDHS COIL team on 5461 0368 or via mdhs.coil@mdhs.vic.gov.au

Applications for this position close on Sunday, 17th December 2023.

Applications are to include:

-          Covering Letter

-          Resume

-          Written response to the Key Selection Criteria, available in the Position Description on the position advertisement.

Applications are to be submitted by selecting the "Apply Now" button below.

MDHS is an equal opportunity employer. Appointments are subject to a satisfactory National Police Check and a Working with Children Check. NDIS Workers Screening will be required for workers identified as working within a risk assessed role.

reening will be required for workers identified as working within a risk assessed role.

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