Registered Nurse Graduate Program 2019

MDHS is keen to hear from new nursing professionals! In 2018 MDHS is offering our Transition to Practice (RN) 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: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per award
Work Location: North West - Central Goldfields
Reference: VG/18058
Closing Date: 22-Jul-2018
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: January 2019 - January 2020
Attachments: Registered Nurse Grade 2 June 2018.pdf (PDF, 281KB)
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Contact: Nichola Rumpff, COIL
5461 0368

Position Details

Maryborough District Health Service Transition to Practice Program 2019

Program Overview

Maryborough District Health Service's (MDHS) Transition to Practice 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 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 will undertake 3 month (minimum) rotations through clinical areas across 3 campuses:  Maryborough, Dunolly and Avoca.  A further opportunity exists for graduates to be involved in a specialty program over two years, either acute or aged care focus, and involving funded and supported completion of accredited certificate courses in the chosen area. 

Opportunities for Graduate Nurse positions at MDHS include combinations of Acute Medical/Surgical, Theatre, Medical Imaging, Cancer nursing, District Nursing, Primary Care, Regional Hospital acute placement, and Aged Care.

Graduate Nurse Support

  • Clinical support, mentorship and organisational education opportunities;
  • Supernumerary and orientation time are provided within the program structure, as is Annual Leave per EBA
  • Ten full 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.

 Program Reviews include….:

‘I have loved my time here and would recommend any student to apply for a graduate year [at MDHS] as I have received fantastic support and have grown in many ways as a nurse'

‘Thank you for a great program…I will be highly recommending the graduate program here at MDHS'

‘Fantastic opportunities available'

‘Have had a fantastic learning experience…and am very grateful'

‘All the staff have been very supportive'

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 -

All applications must be submitted online via the MDHS e-recruit system and must include:

  • Cover letter (please address to Bernadette Pasco, Manager Consumer Engagement and Organisational Development)
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Response to each Key Selection Criteria
  • Two clinical referees
  • Academic transcript
  • All 2nd and 3rd year clinical assessments

Closing date for applications is Sunday 22 July, 2018

A short list will be compiled and applicants will be interviewed in August 2018

For more information please contact  Nichola Rumpff, clinical nurse educator on 5461 0368 by email:  

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