Graduate Nurse Program 2009

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					Career Advancement Year 2010
APPLICATIONS FOR 2010 OPEN 14th September 2009

             All applicants who have been selected for interview will be notified by email on
                                         16th November 2009.

A rewarding career ... become one of our amazing nurses!

The Career Advancement Year aims to enable nurses to provide excellent paediatric nursing care in a family
centred environment.

As a participant in the Career Advancement Year, you will become an integral part of a multidisciplinary team
that is committed to making a difference to the health and wellbeing of infants, children and young adults.

Upon successful completion of the program there is scope for you to further your career as a Registered Nurse
within the Royal Children's Hospital or to pursue a range of postgraduate education opportunities across a
variety of specialties.

We have the best structures and processes in place that will provide you with a positive work environment and
numerous learning opportunities to develop your career in paediatric nursing.

Be the nurse you want to be, join our wonderful team of nursing professionals. We're here to support you all
the way!

        Key dates
        Clinical training & assessment
        Interview Process
                  Apply online
        Contact us

Key Dates

        11th July 2009                   RCH open day
        14th September 2009              Applications open
        30th October 2009                Applications close
        16th November 2009               Notification of interviews via email
        23rd November 2009               Interviews commence
        11th December 2009               Successful Applicants Notified
        15th March 2010                  Career Advancement Year Begins


        Neonatal Unit
        Day Surgical Unit
        Emergency Department
        Adolescent Health
        Orthopaedic Unit
        General surgical Unit
        General Medical Unit
        Cardiac/Renal Unit
        Neuroscience Centre
        Children's Cancer Centre
        Operating Suite
        Paediatric Intensive Care Unit

         Approximately 30 placements available
         12 month program (including 6 weeks annual leave)
         2 x 6 month clinical rotations
         Orientation and preceptorship
         Facilitated learning in the clinical environment
         Four paid development and learning days in addition to structured supernumerary time

Clinical training and assessment

         Performance appraisal undertaken at 6 weeks and 6 months per rotation
         Paediatric CPR
         Paediatric drug awareness package
         Emergency procedures training
         Smartllift training
         Unit specific competencies

Interview process

Key Selection Criteria

RCH specific criteria (interview)

In the interview the applicant must demonstrate:

         Passion for working with children and their families
         The ability to critically think, question and reflect
         Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

If selected for interview you will be requested to bring:

         Your nursing professional references
         Completed rotation form
         Photo ID eg. driver's licence or passport

The interview will consist of a two-person panel and the applicant.

Interviews will typically last 20 to 30 minutes.

Contact Us

For online application enquiries contact the Human Resources Department:

Renee Currie, Workplace Planning & Performance:

(03) 9345 5166

For program enquiries contact the Mackinnon Nursing Education & Development Centre:

Gemma Phipps, Administrative Officer

(03) 9345 6716