Double Degree Registered Nurse RN orRegistered Midwife RM Transition To Practice Graduate Program
Centre for Education and Training CET
Fixed Term, Two 2 year contract, January 2020 to January 2022
Ballarat Health Services BHS as a workforce initiative is offering a two 2 year contract for the early entry career double degree Registered Nurse RN orRegistered Midwife RM . The two 2 year contract is a combination of a twelve 12 month Transition To Practice Graduate program followed by a twelve 12 month Enhancement Program .
Double Degree NursingorMidwifery Transition to Practice Graduate Program
Fixed Term Part Time, 64 hours per fortnight
The first twelve 12 months of the two 2 year contract is within the Double Degree RNorRM Transition to Practice Graduate program.
The aims of the program are to
- provide support and guidance to the early entry career double degree RNor RM
- develop self confidence, critical thinking, decision making, clinical skills and clinical competence as part of the multifaceted role of the Registered NurseorRegistered Midwife
- provide realistic learning experiences to consolidate professional and personal development per the standards of practice, code of conduct and national accreditation standards
- combine a practical and theoretical program to enable the early entry career RNorRM grounding in the nursingormidwifery profession
The program involves three 3 or four 4 clinical rotations within BHS with clinical support in the clinical environment. The variety of clinical experiences will include labour ward, antenatal care, postnatal care, dom. care, SCN and an acute rotation.
Enhancement Program second year
Fixed Term Part Time, 32 hours per fortnight
The second twelve 12 months of the two 2 year contract has various clinical experiences at BHS. The Enhancement Program is aimed at continuity of employment within the health services to offer the early entry career RNorRM an ability to further consolidate knowledge and skills and to foster longevity in the midwifery and nursing career at BHS. The clinical experiences will be in two 2 different clinical areas.
General Information about Ballarat Health Services BHS and Maternity services
Ballarat Health Services offers a comprehensive range of general and specialist care across key medical and health care disciplines including acute, subacute and residential care services, community care, mental health services, dental services and rehabilitation services.
Maternity Services at BHS provide care to the Ballarat community and surrounding areas, birthing over 1300 babies per year.
BHS is a major teaching and research health organisation, which serves the whole of Western VictoriaorGrampians region, from Bacchus Marsh to the South Australian border. The service actively supports clinical education and provides a range of learning opportunities, postgraduate programs affiliated with various universities in addition to the Transition To Practice programs.
In addition to the mandatory e recruit application requirements, applicants need to forward hardcopy documents of the following to the Co ordinator Graduate Nurses
- Cover Letter same as uploaded to your e recruit application
- CV including three 3 professional referees one 1 being a 3rd or 4th year Clinical Teacher and one 1 being a current or previous employer same as uploaded to your e recruit application
- Academic transcript including mid year results of 4th year same as uploaded to ballarat.mhr.com.au
- ALL Clinical Appraisals interim and final summaries including 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year of study
- Passport size photo x 2
- Documents sent or delivered to
Appointment is subject to a satisfactory immunisation clearance, working with childrens check and a satisfactory current police record check.
Coordinator Graduate Nurses
Centre for Education and Training
Ballarat Health Services
PO Box 577
BALLARAT VIC 3353
For further information please contact Marilyn Kearney Coordinator Graduate Nurses on or
Applications close 19 July 2019
BHS is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, mature age workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex LGBTI people.