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Shape your future Experience. The Difference. Graduate Nursing and Midwifery Guide 2010 Graduate Programs and Application Procedures for all the major providers of these programs in South Australia. Career Services - Linking Education to Employment We also provide information and advice on: > Career Development Tool > Career Planning Strategies > Employment and Careers Expo > Job Search Strategies > Online Jobs Board > Interview Preparation and Techniques > Workshops and Seminars > Assessment Centre Preparation > Cover Letter, Resume and Key Selection Criteria Preparation www.unisa.edu.au/careers 2 INTRODUCTION UniSA Career Services is pleased to provide you with the Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 Edition which has been prepared by the Learning and Teaching Unit’s Career Services team. We are proud of your success and wish to start you on the road to finding the ultimate graduate position that can fulfill all your career aspirations. This publication provides details on application procedures and graduate program information for all major providers of these programs in South Australia. The Graduate Nurses and Midwifery programs are offered by individual health care facilities and are not part of the University program. This information was been collected by Careers Services staff and was up to date at the time it of printing; however, details may change as the year progresses. Decisions about which hospitals students should lodge applications with should be made on the basis of full knowledge of the hospital’s program, individual circumstances and personal preferences. Nursing and Midwifery students, please note the LTU Career Services Team can support you for up to 12 months after graduation. Our jobs and events database, MyCareerPlan, can be accessed by all graduates of UniSA indefinitely and contains all relevant links to employment opportunities. The Learning and Teaching Unit is here to support the last leg of your learning journey Career Services is just one of the many Student Support Services offered by the Learning and Teaching Unit. For all student support needs please contact the LTU City East Campus. LTU City East Campus, Room P2-40 Level 2, Playford Building Ph: 8302 2330 / 1300 657 122 Email: email@example.com Web: http://www.unisa.edu.au/ltu/contact/for-students On behalf of the Learning and Teaching Unit I would like to wish you all the best with your studies. Troy Dobinson Team Leader: Career Services University of South Australia Learning and Teaching Unit Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 3 CONTENTS INTRODUCTION 2 UNISA HONOURS PROGRAM 4 SUMMARY OF CLOSING DATES 5 GRADUATE NURSE PROGRAMS 5 GRADUATE MIDWIFERY PROGRAMS 6 GRADUATE NURSE PROGRAMS 2011 7 ACHA Health Hospitals 7 CALVARY North Adelaide Hospital 10 CALVARY Wakefield Hospital 12 CENTRAL NORTHERN ADELAIDE HEALTH SERVICE (CNAHS) 14 COUNTRY HEALTH SA: Barossa & Yorke Peninsula Clusters 16 COUNTRY HEALTH SA: South East Cluster 18 COUNTRY HEALTH SA: Port Augusta Hospital 21 COUNTRY HEALTH SA: Port Lincoln Health Service 22 COUNTRY HEALTH SA: Western Eyre Cluster (Ceduna, Streaky Bay, Wudinna, Elliston Cummins, Tumby Bay) 23 COUNTRY HEALTH SA: Mid North Cluster 24 COUNTRY HEALTH SA: Riverland 26 COUNTRY HEALTH SA: Adelaide Hills, Southern Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island Cluster and Mallee, Coorong Cluster 27 COUNTRY HEALTH SA: Whyalla Hospital & Health Services 31 COUNTRY HEALTH SA: Eastern Eyre Health & Aged Care (Cleve, Cowell & Kimba) 33 DISABILITY SA 35 FLINDERS MEDICAL CENTRE 37 REPATRIATION GENERAL HOSPITAL 40 RESTHAVEN INC 43 ST ANDREWS HOSPITAL 45 WOMEN'S AND CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL 48 GRADUATE MIDWIFERY PROGRAMS 2011 50 COUNTRY HEALTH SA: Gawler Health Service 50 COUNTRY HEALTH SA: Mid North Cluster 51 COUNTRY HEALTH SA: Murray Bridge and Mt Barker 53 COUNTRY HEALTH SA: Whyalla Hospital & Health Services 55 FLINDERS MEDICAL CENTRE 57 LYELL McEWIN HOSPITAL 60 WOMEN'S AND CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL 62 INTERSTATE NURSING OPPORTUNITIES 65 NURSING AGENCIES 67 Appendix 1: UNISA POSTGRADUATE COURSES 69 Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 4 UNISA HONOURS PROGRAM Students with high grade point averages may like to consider studying for an Honours program after completing your bachelor degree. Below is information about the Honours program offered by the Division of Health Sciences. A summary of postgraduate courses can also be found at the end of this guide. The Division of Health Sciences Honours program is a one-year full-time (or equivalent part- time) program that is taken following the successful completion of a Bachelor degree. An Honours degree represents the first level of research training. The aim of the Honours program is to produce graduates who have the capacity to apply advanced research skills and the ability to undertake and manage research projects in their area of specialisation. The program will prepare students for postgraduate study or for employment in research and development fields in their professional area of practice. Honours students will gain a greater depth of knowledge in their chosen area of specialisation, while also developing their research skills. Specifically students will: • develop knowledge and ability in research design and methodology; • expand their skills in the exploration and critical analysis of the related literature; • learn to plan, administer the collection of data and analyse data; • learn to present data in both written and oral formats; • develop independent time and work management skills, advanced computing skills, problem-solving and organisation skills. The Honours program consists of 36 units of study, including the 18 unit Honours Thesis course which leads to the submission of an Honours Thesis for examination. On completion, the student and supervisor are encouraged to publish the research in a journal or present it at a conference. To be eligible for admission to Honours, graduates will normally have a grade point average of 5.0 or above in an undergraduate program. Applications for entry to the Honours program are called for around October each year via SATAC, and applications must be lodged by January. To apply, graduates must first identify an Honours research project and then discuss their interest with the project supervisor. For further information, contact the School of Nursing and Midwifery Honours Coordinator: David Evans T: +61 8 8302 2593 E: David.Evans@unisa.edu.au Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 5 SUMMARY OF CLOSING DATES GRADUATE NURSE PROGRAMS Adelaide Community Healthcare Alliance (ACHA Health) 23 August 2010 Calvary North Adelaide Hospital 30 August 2010 Calvary Wakefield Hospital 30 August 2010 Central Northern Adelaide Health Service 23 August 2010 Country Health SA Barossa and Yorke Peninsula Clusters 23 August 2010 South East Cluster 23 August 2010 Port Augusta Hospital 23 August 2010 Port Lincoln Health Service 23 August 2010 Western Eyre Cluster (Ceduna, Streaky Bay, Wudinna, Elliston 23 August 2010 Cummins, Tumby Bay Mid North Cluster (Port Pirie Regional Health Service) 23 August 2010 Riverland 23 August 2010 Adelaide Hills, Southern Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island Cluster and 23 August 2010 Mallee, Coorong Cluster Whyalla Hospital & Health Services 23 August 2010 Eastern Eyre Health & Aged Care (Cleve, Cowell & Kimba) 23 August 2010 Disability SA 23 August 2010 Flinders Medical Centre 23 August 2010 Repatriation General Hospital 23 August 2010 Resthaven Inc Apply anytime St Andrews Hospital 31 August 2010 Women’s and Children’s Hospital TBC Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 6 GRADUATE MIDWIFERY PROGRAMS Country Health SA Gawler Health Service N/A Mid North Cluster (Port Pirie Regional Health Service Inc) N/A Murray Bridge and Mt Barker N/A Whyalla Hospital & Health Service Inc N/A Flinders Medical Centre 4 October 2010 Lyell McEwin Health Service N/A Women's and Children’s Hospital N/A Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 7 GRADUATE NURSE PROGRAMS 2011 ACHA Health Hospitals ASHFORD HOSPITAL THE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL FLINDERS PRIVATE HOSPITAL Contact: Graduate Nurse Educators at each Site Address: 55 Anzac Highway, ASHFORD SA 5035 Telephone: Ashford: (08) 8375 5275 Flinders Private Hospital: (08) 8275 3567 The Memorial Hospital: (08) 8366 3803 The ACHA Health Group of Hospitals is the largest private, not for profit community hospital group in SA. It comprises Ashford Hospital, The Memorial Hospital and Flinders Private Hospital, offering the best private acute medical and surgical care with over 500 beds across these three strategic sites. Aim To assist new graduates in consolidating their knowledge, clinical, leadership, communication and teamwork skills in a supportive and flexible learning environment that is responsive to their needs. Assessment is based on the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council (ANMC) Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse, 4th Edition – January 2006. Objectives At the completion of the Program, the Graduate Nurse will have consolidated their knowledge and met their responsibilities as a first level practitioner and be ready to move on to the advanced beginner level of competence. Course Structure & Duration The ACHA Graduate Nurse Program is a 46-week clinical program based on full-time employment which constitutes a rotating roster of 75 hours per fortnight or 8 days (60 hours per fortnight). Part-time positions are available and can be undertaken at no less than 6 days per fortnight. This will extend the length of the program to 15 months. The Graduate Nurse Program includes: • Hospital Orientation and Graduate Nurse Program Orientation • 6 paid study days with a strong focus on clinical topics Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 8 • Unit orientation for each clinical rotation. • The Program is offered as either 12 months with 2 rotations or 12 months in a single speciality field (only available in Peri-Operative Suites or Intensive/Critical Care). • Every effort will be made to meet identified preferences. The Program provides support to Graduates in the form of: • On-Site Graduate Nurse Program Coordinator, and Clinical Educators • Allocated preceptor in the initial stages and peer support in the clinical areas Performance Review: • Formal: -performance appraisals • Informal: - ongoing verbal feedback workshops. OPTION 1 – Specialty Program Graduates who select this option will be allocated to a specialist area, spending the year in a Critical Care area of their choice: ICU, CCU, and Perioperative including Anaesthetics and Recovery. OPTION 2 – General Program Graduates who select this option will spend six months each in two different areas of their choice. Clinical Rotations Graduates have a choice of hospitals and several areas for their rotations: Ashford Hospital Cardiac Care Orthopaedics Cardiac Surgery Urology Oncology/Palliative General Surgical Medical Vascular Surgery Angiography High Dependency Intensive Care Emergency Pen-op The Memorial Hospital Orthopaedics Ophthalmology Paediatrics Plastic Surgery Rehabilitation ENT Surgery Neurosurgery Critical Care Pen-Operative Recovery Flinders Private Hospital Cardiac Surgery Cardiology Orthopaedics General Surgery Plastic Surgery Day Procedure Critical Care Gynaecology Perioperative ENT Surgery Medical/Oncology Angiography Application Guidelines Applications are invited from 1st July 2010 and applications close Monday 23rd August 2010. Applications are available online from the ACHA website www.acha.org.au as well as www.seek.com.au. All applications must be submitted via the online job portal. Applications must include: • Completed application form • Covering letter • Curriculum vitae including the names of two professional referees relevant to your 3rd year clinical placements Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 9 • Copy of Academic transcript (most recent) • Copy of Clinical placement report (most recent) Interviews will be held in September 2010. Offers will be made from Tuesday 5 October 2010. Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 10 CALVARY North Adelaide Hospital Enquiries: Jane Cleveland Phone: (08) 8405 3333 or 0403 053 241 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Address: Little Company of Mary Health Care (LCMHC) 89 Strangways Terrace, NORTH ADELAIDE SA 5006 Website: www.calvarysa.com.au Little Company of Mary Health Care (LCMHC) was first established in Australia in 1885. It is a service of the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary with values of respect, healing, hospitality and stewardship. We provide a broad range of health and aged care in five state and Territories – NSW, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory. Calvary North Adelaide Hospital was established in 1900 and serves the community of South Australia with standards of nursing excellence based on patient centred care. one plus Graduate Nurse Program you oneplus is Calvary Health Care Adelaide’s program for outstanding graduate nurses. The program runs for one year and opens the door to exciting career opportunities. Calvary Health Care Adelaide’s oneplus Graduate Nurse Program offers flexibility, choices and opportunities. We’re looking for the best graduate nurses in the country to join our team and we’ll give you an excellent first-year development program in return. As an acute care general private hospital, Calvary North Adelaide Hospital offers fantastic nursing experiences in a wide range of clinical areas. Calvary North Adelaide’s surgical specialties include Orthopaedics, Cranio – Facial, Colorectal, Women's Health, Plastics, Urology, ENT, Ophthalmology. Other specialties include: • Critical Care Unit • High Dependency unit • Peri – operative services – Operating theatre Suite, Day procedure Suite and Recovery Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 11 • Oncology and Haematology Unit • Medical Services • Palliative Care Services (Mary Potter Hospice) providing care for terminally ill • Midwifery Unit and Level 2A Nursery confidence oneplus offers a variety of settings with ongoing education, feedback and assessments. This means you’ll have the confidence of knowing your clinical and professional skills are meeting industry standards. support We want you to reach your full potential. That’s why oneplus offers a variety of clinical rotations, peri-operative specialty stream as well as ongoing mentoring, paid professional development sessions and an extensive induction program so you’ll always feel supported. life It’s really important that you balance your career with the life you want to lead. Calvary North Adelaide Hospital values your commitment and offers competitive pay and conditions, salary sacrifice benefits in a values based organization. opportunity When you successfully complete oneplus, you’ll have the opportunity to take up permanent employment at Calvary North Adelaide Hospital and the potential to move into a specialty area. application Go to our website www.calvarysa.com.au for your application form. Applications close Friday, 30th August 2010 Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 12 CALVARY Wakefield Hospital Enquiries: Jane Cleveland Phone: (08) 8405 3333 or 0403 053 241 Email: email@example.com Address: Calvary Wakefield Hospital 300 Wakefield Street, ADELAIDE SA 5000 Website: www.calvarysa.com.au one plus Graduate Nurse Program 2010 you oneplus is Calvary Health Care Adelaide’s program for outstanding graduate nurses. The program runs for one year and opens the door to exciting career opportunities. Calvary Health Care Adelaide’s oneplus Graduate Nurse Program offers flexibility, choices and opportunities. We’re looking for the best graduate nurses in the country to join our team and we’ll give you an excellent first-year development program in return. As an acute care private hospital located in the heart of the city, Calvary Wakefield offers fantastic nursing experiences in a wide range of clinical areas. Calvary Wakefield’s specialities include cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, orthopaedics, neurosurgery, urology, ophthalmology, ENT, plastics, general surgery, general medicine, respiratory medicine, gastroenterology, Intensive Care and Emergency. confidence oneplus offers a variety of settings with ongoing education, feedback and assessments. This means you’ll have the confidence of knowing your clinical and professional skills are meeting industry standards. support We want you to reach your full potential. That’s why oneplus offers a variety of clinical rotations, peri-operative specialty stream as well as ongoing mentoring, paid professional development sessions and an extensive induction program so you’ll always feel supported. Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 13 life It’s really important that you balance your career with the life you want to lead. Calvary Wakefield values your commitment and offers competitive pay and conditions, salary sacrifice benefits in a values based organization. opportunity When you successfully complete oneplus, you’ll have the opportunity to take up permanent employment at Calvary Wakefield and the potential to move into a speciality area. application Go to our website www.calvarysa.com.au for your application form. Applications close Friday, 30th August 2010 Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 14 CENTRAL NORTHERN ADELAIDE HEALTH SERVICE (CNAHS) Applications: Access the SA Health website at - www.health.sa.gov.au/careers and click onto the TPPP tile Acute Sites: Lyell McEwin Hospital Modbury Hospital Royal Adelaide Hospital The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Applications Open: 2 August 2010 Applications Close: 23 August 2010 Offer date: 5 October 2010 Making the Transition Central Northern Adelaide Health Service Transition to Professional Practice Program for Registered Nurses 2011 Central Northern Adelaide Health Service (CNAHS) comprises the following acute sites offering a Transition to Professional Practice Program during 2011: • Lyell McEwin Hospital • Modbury Hospital • Royal Adelaide Hospital • The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Central Northern Adelaide Health Service offers the most graduate positions in South Australia, giving you the opportunity to join one of our four Transition to Professional Practice Programs. You will consolidate your knowledge and expand your clinical skills. As a newly registered nurse, this is your chance to gain experience in a wide variety of clinical settings - consolidating your theory with practice and setting you up for a great start to your career. Each program is 12-months in length and allows you as an individual to experience a range of clinical opportunities and you’ll benefit from: • A Dedicated TPPP Coordinator and education support team • Professional Development Study Days • Supernumerary days. • Preceptorship / Peer support • Up to 3 clinical rotations Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 15 • The opportunity to negotiate full time or part time positions (minimum 0.8 FTE) How to apply and obtain program information You will find all you need to know at www.health.sa.gov.au/careers by clicking on the TPPP tile. Application packs will be available from 2 August 2010 with applications closing 23 August 2010. Make sure you follow the instructions carefully and complete all necessary paperwork. The website contains the following information to assist you with this process: • Locations and program start dates for each site • Clinical Rotation information for each site • Frequently asked Questions and Answers • Information Pack and Instructions • Submit Your Question email facilities • Open Days/Nights Information • General Information about each site (web links to the sites) Program-specific Information Sessions Should you be interested in a particular site, you may wish to attend one of the following Information Sessions. No booking required. Placement Location Date/Time Date/Time Lecture Theatre Level 2 Monday 26 July Monday 26 July Lyell McEwin Hospital Lyell McEwin Hospital 10.00 -11.00 17.00 -18.00 Seminar Room 2 Friday 30 July Friday 30 July Modbury Hospital Ground Floor, IMVS corridor 11.00-12.00 16.00-17.00 Queen Elizabeth Hospital Main Lecture Theatre Thursday 29 July Tuesday10 August (includes SMRH joint Level 2 Main Building, TQEH 16.30-18.00 16.30 – 18.00 program) Royal Adelaide Hospital Robson Lecture Theatre (includes Level 1 Eleanor Harrald Monday 12 July Monday 12 July Hampstead/Women’s & Building, Royal Adelaide 11.00 – 12.00 16.00-17.00 Children’s/ Mental Health/ Hospital joint program info) Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 16 COUNTRY HEALTH SA: Barossa & Yorke Peninsula Clusters Transition to Professional Practice Program 2011 Contact: Kath Hampel, Professional Development Coordinator, CHSA Telephone: (08) 8561 2123 Mob: 0400 265 359 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.nursingsa.com www.countryhealthsa.sa.gov.au Country Health SA Barossa, Gawler, Eudunda and Kapunda Cluster with the Yorke and Lower North Health Cluster is the second most populous country health region, with an estimated resident population of 95,000 people (ABS, 1998). Geographically, this is a large and diverse area including the areas of Yorke Peninsula, Lower North, Gawler, Barossa and Light. The region is recognised nationally and internationally as a tourist destination and there is a diverse range of primary industries. The Barossa Valley is well known for its wines, the Yorke Peninsula for barley and wheat, magnificent beaches and fishing and the Lower North for wine (in particular the Clare Valley), wool and cereal growing.The clusters have a comprehensive range of public, private and community based health services. Country Health SA is responsible for ensuring the provision of public health services to the resident and visiting populations. The service providers in the two clusters are comprised of hospitals, aged care facilities and community health services. BAROSSA, GAWLER, KAPUNDA AND EUDUNDA CLUSTER Gawler Health Service – is a 56 bed hospital and Community Health Service including medical, surgical (including day surgery) and midwifery services. The midwiery unit has 350 deliveries per year. Contact: Sue Maksimovic, CSC Surgical Services - Ph: (08) 8521 2000 Barossa Health Service: Angaston Hospital – is a 26 bed acute hospital featuring Acutemedical and specialist surgical services, including a 24 hour AnE service. The Community Health Service is located at this site. Tanunda hospital – is a 23 bed acute hospital which features acute medical & specialist surgical services. This includes a 24 hour AnE service and Maternity services with 160 deliveries per year. Contact: Trevor Nowak DON – Ph: (08) 8563 8500. Kapunda Hospital – has 23 acute beds, acute medical surgical and AnE with a maternity service of 70 deliveries per year. Attached is a 26 bed residential facility. Eudunda Hospital – a 16 bed aged care facility with 6 acute beds, 24 emergency service, general medical and palliative care services. Contact: Sue Kelly DON Ph: (08) 85811404. Opportunity exists to rotate graduates across the cluster to maximise and enhance the learning experience of the Graduate in a variety of rural clinical settings (negotiated at the time of offer to a graduate place). Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 17 YORKE AND LOWER NORTH HEALTH CLUSTER Balaklava Hospital - a 44 bed hospital that has 22 acute beds including acute surgical medical and visiting specialist services, 24 hour Emergency Service and 22 aged care beds. Riverton Hospital -27 beds, 21 aged care and 6 acute beds with 24 hours Emergency Services. Contact: Sandra Watson EO/ DON Ph: (08) 8862 1400 Clare Hospital - is a 50 bed facility: 25 acute (including medical, surgical and dialysis services) and 25 aged care. Maternity has 100 deliveries per year. Community Health Service located on site. Burra Hospital - is a MPS 23 bed facility. The beds are flexible and incorporate high & low residential care, respite, palliative care and acute. Burra has a 24 hour Accident & Emergency service. Community Health Services are from Clare. Contact: Lesley Phillips Ph: (08) 8842 6500 Snowtown Hospital - is a 30 bed multipurpose service. The beds are flexible and incorporate high & low residential care, respite; transitional care; palliative & acute. Supporting services are from Lower North health. Snowtown has a 24 hour Accident & Emergency service. Community Health services are from Clare. Contact: Deborah Jay Ph: (08) 88650100 Northern Yorke Peninsula Health Service: Wallaroo hospital - is a 28 acute bed facility with acute surgical, medical and a 24 hour emergency service. Maternity has 120 deliveries per year. Day surgery and community health services are located on site. Contact: Carol Barnes DON&M Ph: (08) 88230200 Yorke Peninsula Health Service: Maitland Hospital – is a 32 bed facility with 18 acute beds and 14 aged care beds.24 hour emergency service and dialysis service. Contact: CSC Tony Hughes email: email@example.com or ACSC Ann Peterson Ph: (08) 88320100 email firstname.lastname@example.org Yorketown Hospital – is a 26 bed acute service facility with acute, surgical and a 24 hour emergency service. Visiting specialists and support by Community Health Services located at Minlaton. Contact: EO/DON Sharon Godleman Ph: (08) 88521200. Closing Date for applications: Monday 23 August 2010. Offer Date for graduate places: On or after Tuesday 5 October 2010. Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 18 COUNTRY HEALTH SA: South East Cluster Transition to Professional Practice Program 2011 Contact: Heather-Jean Ashby, TTPP Program Coordinator Mt Gambier & District Health Service Telephone: (08) 8721 1521 Email: Heather.Ashby@health.sa.gov.au Or contact: Fiona Jeffs, TTPP Midwifery Coordinator Mt Gambier & District Health Service Telephone: (08) 8721 1329 Email: Fiona.Jeffs@health.sa.gov.au Nursing Careers in the South East Region Welcome to the South East Region, we boast a population of around 62,000 and cover an area of 21,000 square kilometres. The South East region lies midway between the capital cities of Adelaide and Melbourne and offers lifestyle and employment opportunities second to none. The South East Region provides clinical placement for Undergraduate nursing students, Re-entry, Refresher Enrolled and Registered Nurses and midwives. The South East Region encourages and supports staff development and education in rural nursing through the South East Nursing Development Program. Mount Gambier & District Health Services co-ordinates a very successful Transition to Professional Practice Program for both Graduate Nurses and Graduate Midwives. If you are looking for a friendly and relaxed country lifestyle and a supportive workplace for your graduate year this is the program for you! The Region The picturesque Limestone Coast is famous for the quality of its world-renowned fine wines, and natural attractions such as the unique Blue Lake, Naracoorte Caves and Coorong National Park. Close to the attractions of the Southern Grampians and the Shipwreck Coast in Western Victoria. Excellent sporting and recreational facilities are available. Entertainment venues and fine food restaurants are comparable to those available in larger cities. Goal of the Program To provide a supportive environment in which the Graduate Registered Nurse (RGN) can extend and expand their theoretical experiences and marry these with practical learning to allow extension of practical and clinical skills in the holistic care of a group of patients in the acute care environment. Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 19 Program Structure The Transition to Professional Practice Program uses adult learning principles, enables reflection on practice, is competency based and consists of the following: Hospital Orientation – A structured Orientation Program is undertaken over three days, allowing the Graduate RGN to become familiar with the Mount Gambier Health Service, the Nursing Division and the Transition to Professional practice Program. Regional Participants are provided with orientation at their hospital / health service. Unit Orientation (Mount Gambier) for each clinical placement – supernumerary days are at the commencement of each clinical placement. The Graduate RGN is provided with unit orientation modules specific to each area when undertaking each clinical placement. Supernumerary unit orientation may vary at other regional sites. Study Days – Nine paid days are provided and these address content that is relevant to the clinical needs of the Graduate RGN and their professional development. The opportunity to debrief occurs at the commencement of each study day and at ward level as required. A Professional Portfolio – is provided and consists of reflective learning tools, reviews, and clinical placement evaluations assisting the Graduate RGN to demonstrate their professional development. Mount Gambier Clinical Placements – Each nursing area offers valuable learning experiences. Available placements include: medical, surgical, operating theatres, emergency department, consulting clinics and community health. A range of these clinical placements are provided for each Graduate RGN and there will also be at least one regional placement. Each Graduate will have a 12 week rotation at either the Millicent or Penola hospitals. Regional Graduates Clinical Placements – vary in range and may include the following: general acute, accident and emergency, theatre, paediatrics, aged care, some include exposure to obstetric services. Placements at Mount Gambier are included for Kingston and Bordertown graduates. Naracoorte also offers a dedicated aged care Graduate position. Aged care Graduate positions are also available at other regional centres (except Mount Gambier) on application. Employment is offered as a 0.8FTE position over 7 days (part time may be negotiated) and is a contract position for the length of the program. Re-employment and retention rates have remained consistently high at all participating Health Services. Re-employment is dependent upon availability of positions, performance throughout the Program including record of attendance and the completion of program requirements. Duration of the Program: 52 weeks inclusive of Annual Leave. HOSPITAL DETAILS Upper South East Cluster Naracoorte Health Service 39 acute beds& 41 aged care facility Pam.Schubert@health.sa.gov.au Bordertown Hospital Acute & Aged care facility Jennie.Jacobs@health.sa.gov.au Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 20 Kingston Hospital Acute & Aged care facility Lyn.Howe@health.sa.gov.au Lower South East Cluster Mount Gambier & District Health Service 78 acute beds, 4 theatres, Paul.Bullen@health.sa.gov.au South-East Regional Community Health Services Sue.Thomson@health.sa.gov.au Mount Gambier Private Hospital 20 acute beds Paul.Bullen@health.sa.gov.au Millicent & District Hospital and Health Service 34 acute beds & 60 bed nursing home. Ros.Brown@health.sa.gov.au Penola Soldiers Memorial Hospital Acute & aged care facility Julie.Puddy@health.sa.gov.au Closing Date for applications: Monday 23 August 2010. Offer Date for graduate places: On or after Tuesday 5 October 2010. Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 21 COUNTRY HEALTH SA: Port Augusta Hospital Transition to Professional Practice Program 2011 Contact: Ann-Marie Sigut, Nurse Management Facilitator CHSA- Port Augusta Hospital Telephone: (08) 8648 5895 Email: email@example.com Or contact: Dawn Johnstone Associate Clinical Service Coordinator- Clinical Facilitator CHSA-Port Augusta Hospital Telephone: (08) 8648 5500 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.nursingsa.com www.countryhealthsa.sa.gov.au Port Augusta is the centre of Excellence for Aboriginal Care in Country South Australia and is an 82-bed acute care hospital with modern facilities that has been operative since November 1997. Clinical areas include Medical, General Surgical, Operating Theatre, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Emergency Department, Specialist Consulting Suite and a Renal Dialysis Unit. Port Augusta is a regional base for the Royal Flying Doctor Service, whereby the hospital provides services to a large remote area of the state. The Transition Program is conducted over a period of 12 months and includes both theoretical and clinical components. The aim of the program is to enable new graduates to integrate the functions of clinician, manager, researcher and teacher to the level of advanced beginner. Practical experience is gained through rotation of the general wards and also an elective placement in one of our specialty areas. Graduates will also gain valuable experience in a smaller health unit with a rotation in Quorn Health Service, Hawker Memorial Hospital or Roxby Downs Health Service. Closing Date for applications: Monday 23 August 2010. Offer Date for graduate places: On or after Tuesday 5 October 2010. Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 22 COUNTRY HEALTH SA: Port Lincoln Health Service Transition to Professional Practice Program 2011 Contact: Ms Sandy Le Brun, Director of Nursing & Midwifery, Port Lincoln Health Services Address: PO Box 630, Port Lincoln SA 5606 Telephone: (08) 8683 2257 Mob: 0429 678 313 Email: Sandy.email@example.com www.nursingsa.com www.countryhealthsa.gov.au The Port Lincoln Health Services offers a comprehensive Transition to Professional Practice Program for midwives and nurses that assist in the transition from student nurse/midwife to an independent professional in a supportive environment. The program is based upon individual learning aims and is tailored to the individual’s goals. The program is supported through a mentoring program plus has a Registered Nurse/Midwife who oversights the program. The hospital is a modern 50 bed facility that provides a range of acute clinical services including accident & emergency, medical, surgical, obstetric, palliative and renal dialysis. The Operating Rooms are run week days with emergency on call services being also available. The hospital is now recognised as one of the four country General Hospitals and services a population in excess of 30,000 people. Port Lincoln is a beautiful sea side location and is only a 30 minute plane flight from Adelaide. It has a population of approximately 14,000 people and offers a relaxed lifestyle. Our diverse and supportive program offers; • Comprehensive induction • A preceptor and mentors • Ongoing clinical development • Paid staff development time • Flexible work conditions and family friendly initiatives • Choice of full time or part time hours • Diversity of clinical placements. We believe Transitional to Professional Practice midwives and nurses are our future and offer ongoing career opportunities upon completion of the program. Closing Date for applications: Monday 23 August 2010. Offer Date for graduate places: On or after Tuesday 5 October 2010. Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 23 COUNTRY HEALTH SA: Western Eyre Cluster (Ceduna, Streaky Bay, Wudinna, Elliston Cummins, Tumby Bay) Transition to Professional Practice Program 2011 Contact: Ms Sandy Le Brun, Director of Nursing & Midwifery, Port Lincoln Health Services Address: PO Box 630, Port Lincoln SA 5606 Telephone: (08) 8683 2257 Mob: 0429 678 313 Email: Sandy.firstname.lastname@example.org www.nursingsa.com www.countryhealthsa.gov.au Rural Nursing – The EYRE is pure! General Information The Pt Lincoln, Ceduna, Midwest Health and Lower Eyre Cluster have 7 Health Units located on the beautiful Eyre Peninsula. This area covers over 72000 sq kms of beautiful coastline and countryside. The population throughout is in excess of 33,000. The Western Eyre Clusters offers many lifestyle and leisure rewards. Transition to Professional Practice Program The Western Eyre Clusters are dedicated to providing clinical support and learning experiences in a supported environment, to enhance the knowledge base and skills of the newly Registered Nurse. The Western Eyre Clusters aim to assist the Graduate in the successful transition from novice to advanced beginner Registered Nurse. The program offers opportunities across the Health Units within the CHSA cluster arrangement and includes the provision of clinical rotations / placements and support. The program will be individually tailored to suit each Graduate Nurse. Employment Conditions • 12 month contract position • 6 weeks paid annual leave, 2 weeks available at 6 months • 7 day rostering • Full-time and Part-time positions can be negotiated (minimum of 0.6FTE) • Support through housing or rental assistance will be provided to Graduate Nurses where possible. • On completion of the program, priority will be given to offering permanent employment to the Graduate Nurse where ever possible, yet ongoing employment is not guaranteed Closing Date for applications: Monday 23 August 2010. Offer Date for graduate places: On or after Tuesday 5 October 2010. Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 24 COUNTRY HEALTH SA: Mid North Cluster Transition to Professional Practice Program 2011 Contact: Margaret Neumeister, Education Facilitator, Port Pirie Regional Health Service Telephone: (08) 8638 4589 Fax: (08) 8638 4357 Email: email@example.com www.nursingsa.com www.countryhealthsa.sa.gov.au The Mid North community is situated to the north of Adelaide the capital of South Australia, an approximate two and a half to three hours drive. The residential population of the area is 28,988 with 2,440 children aged 0 to 5 years (ABS Census 2001). The Flinders Ranges, Clare Valley and Yorke Peninsula are within close distance. Numerous sporting, cultural and art events are hosted throughout the area. A range of clubs, ovals, racetracks and sporting complexes ensures the districts sports person are well catered for with almost every sport offered. A regional shopping centre, fairs and fresh produce markets are held across the cluster. The health units within the Mid North Cluster are: Mid North Health – Booleroo, Jamestown, Orroroo, Peterborough; Port Broughton District Hospital and Health Service; Port Pirie Regional Health Service; Southern Flinders Health – Crystal Brook and Laura. The communities are well served by general practitioners, resident and visiting specialists and a community and allied health service, as well as general medical, surgical, obstetric and aged care facilities and programs. The leadership across the cluster is dynamic and progressive and the health units boast modern facilities that provide a safe supportive learning environment. The Port Pirie Regional Health Service Inc: provides health care to thirty five thousand people in the Mid North area. Consisting of 95 beds, the community is well served by General Practitioners, Resident and Visiting Specialists and a Community and Allied Health Service, as well as General Medical, Surgical, Obstetric and Gerontic facilities. Services • Surgical, Medical, High Dependency and Paediatric • Obstetric service with antenatal midwife, domiciliary midwife and includes team midwifery • Accident and Emergency Department • Hospital in the Home service • Aged care and Respite (including 3 Palliative Care Respite Beds) • Operating Theatre • Cancer Care that includes chemotherapy and palliative Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 25 A multiple range of Allied Health Services are offered to the community that includes the following disciplines, although not exhaustive. Check out allied health services at the following website www.hsfinder.sa.gov.au (Human Services Finder for Port Pirie). Podiatry Social Work Radiology Physiotherapy Speech Pathology Women's Health Palliative Care Dietetics Diabetes Education Occupational Therapy Mental Health Aboriginal Health Closing Date for applications: Monday 23 August 2010. Offer Date for graduate places: On or after Tuesday 5 October 2010. Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 26 COUNTRY HEALTH SA: Riverland Transition to Professional Practice Program 2011 Contact the Director of Nursing and Midwifery at one of these sites. Loxton: Merridee Seiboth (08) 8584 8555 Renmark: Tania Martin (08) 8580 4100 Berri: Sally Cameron (08) 8580 2400 Barmera: Desiree May (08) 8588 0400 Waikerie: Murray Dalgleish (08) 8541 0555 www.countryhealthsa.sa.gov.au www.nursingsa.com The Health Units of the State’s Riverland are offering a unique opportunity for newly graduated Registered Nurses to participate in a 12-month graduate program that offers a diverse range of clinical experiences complimented by a relaxed country lifestyle. Why apply for the Riverland? The blend of Lifestyle and Experience. The Riverland is an easy drive from Adelaide and is home to some of the most scenic areas in the state. The showpiece of the region is the picturesque River Murray and environs. Imagine finishing duty for the day and still having time to unwind with a picnic, ski or a bush walk. No need to “get away from it all” because you’re already there. Aside from its natural beauty, the areas regional towns offer well appointed amenities and much in the way of social and sporting activities. The Campuses vary in size and function and offer a broad and challenging range of surgical, medical, maternity, aged care, theatre, accident and emergency and outpatient services. Positions will be offered at all Health Units and applicants will be asked to prioritize which site they prefer. Loxton Hospital Complex - 22 hospital beds including: acute medical, surgical, maternity services, and 24 hour A&E service. Attached is a 58 bed residential facility. Renmark and Paringa Hospital - 20 hospital beds including: acute medical, surgical, and A&E (till 1800 Mon - Fri). Attached is an 89 bed residential facility. Riverland Regional Health Service has two sites: Berri Hospital - 44 hospital beds including: acute medical, surgical, maternity services, 12 bed private hospital, and 24 hour A&E service. Riverland Community Health is also located at this site. Barmera Hospital - 20 hospital beds including, acute medical, and A& E (till 1800 Mon - Fri). Attached is an 81 bed residential facility. Waikerie Health Service - 30 acute beds, acute medical, surgical, A&E, maternity service. Attached is a 42 bed Multi Purpose Service facility. Closing Date for applications: Monday 23 August 2010. Offer Date for graduate places: On or after Tuesday 5 October 2010. Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 27 COUNTRY HEALTH SA: Adelaide Hills, Southern Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island Cluster and Mallee, Coorong Cluster Transition to Professional Practice Program 2011 Contact: Kath Hampel, Professional Development Coordinator TTPP Program Coordinator, CHSA Telephone: (08) 8561 2123 Mob: 0400 265 359 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.nursingsa.com www.countryhealthsa.sa.gov.au Adelaide Hills, Southern Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island Cluster Strathalbyn Historic Strathalbyn's first hospital was established in 1905 as a small cottage hospital, to meet the needs of a growing rural town and district community. From these humble beginnings nearly 100 years ago, a modern health service comprising over 90 beds has evolved. The Health Service incorporates a public hospital, residential aged care and a day centre, to meet the increased needs of a growing community. Medical services provided by the 28 bed hospital include acute medical, surgical, fast- stream rehabilitation, gerontic and palliative care. In addition, a 24 hour accident and emergency service is available with medical support provided by general practitioners from Strathalbyn Clinic and assisted by ambulance support from the SA Ambulance Service (Strathalbyn Branch).The operating theatre is in use up to 4 times per fortnight. Contact: Edmondo Palombo CSC. Telephone: (08) 8536 5333 Mount Barker & District Health Services Mount Barker is situated in the Adelaide Hills and is a 30 Minute drive from the Adelaide CBD. The town’s population is over 8,000 and is one of the fastest growing areas in South Australia. The hospital has 34 beds of which 6 are Maternity, 9 Surgical and 18 Medical. Services include a 24 hour accident and emergency department, after hours GP Care Clinic situated at the hospital. A busy surgical suite which encompasses 2 Operating Theatres which operate nearly every day and corresponding with a busy Day Surgery area. The maternity unit provides a comprehensive obstetric service which includes child birth and parenting classes, booking clinic, antenatal clinics, breast feeding clinic and post birth physio support for approximately 400 babies per year. It also includes a community midwifery service for post natal support, and country home link services for post natal women who birth elsewhere. The obstetric unit is proudly supported by lactation consultants on the staff and is a Baby Friendly Accredited hospital. Contact: Cate Goodall CSC. Telephone: (08) 8393 1740 Gumeracha and District Soldiers Memorial Hospital Gumeracha is a township set in the beautiful Torrens Valley region of the northern Adelaide Hills,36 km north-east of Adelaide City in South Australia. Set in the rolling hills, the town is surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, orchards and farmland. The population Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 28 of 700 is a mixture of long-standing residents connected to farming, horticulture or viticulture, and commuters working in the metropolitan area. People of the town are proud of the town’s heritage, community spirit and friendly welcoming atmosphere. The Gumeracha District Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital is a thirty (30) bed public hospital serving Gumeracha and its surrounding areas. The Hospital provides services predominantly in acute medical, aged care, and primary health care. The Hospital also provides a twenty-four (24) hour accident and emergency department for the Community. There is access to private Radiology Monday to Friday. Contact: Marie Wittwer CSC. Telephone: (08) 8209 9200 Mount Pleasant District Hospital Mount Pleasant with a population of approximately 900 people, is ideally located less than an hour from Adelaide, 20 minutes from the River Murray, and right at the junction of the Barossa Valley and the Adelaide Hills. The Mount Pleasant District Hospital provides medical, aged care, surgical -including an Operating Theatre, and Accident & Emergency services. We have 34 beds plus a close observation (“HDU”) area and a recently refurbished Palliative Care Suite. Contact: Jean Vrendenburg. Telephone: (08) 8568 0000 South Coast & District Health Service Inc. The township of Victor Harbor has long been a favoured holiday destination. The Fleurieu Peninsula offers many attractions apart from the beaches, rivers, and golf clubs. There are wineries, food trails, adventure playgrounds and several opportunities for a variety of activities and experiences. There are several major events held in the area annually. Situated 80km south of Adelaide with a southern ocean frontage, the township offers an enjoyable experience for everyone. Population is approximately Victor Harbor – Goolwa area approx 20,000 which increases at least 3 fold over summer, public holiday weekends and school holidays. SCDH: have 26 beds and 2 chairs, all general medical services are provided for in the health service. The 2 chairs: Blood Transfusions, some chemotherapy, iron infusions and intragam infusions. Soon to start haemodialysis - 4 chairs and Surgery 7-8 lists per week, Orthopaedics, urology, general surgery, ENT, Ophthalmology, Gastroenterology procedures. There is a 24 hour A&E department – approx 60 plus retrievals per year. Mid – approx 130 births per year using Midwives group practice Victor Harbor Private Hospital (co located) has 18 beds. Contact: Margaret Hirsche. Telephone: (08) 8552 0519 A community health service is also located on site which delivers programs to people in the community and through group’s and one to one contact. Kangaroo Island Health Service Located in Kingscote with a population of 1,500 but is the only health service on the island. Total catchment area is 4,500 residents and approximately 160,000 visitors per annum. The hospital is 45 beds which are: 15 acute, 20 high level aged care beds and 10 low level aged care. There is 1 operating theatre which is used approximately once per week. There is the island midwifery team. In 2008 there were 68 births. There is a large comprehensive community health service which operates across the whole island. Contact: Donna Cowan EO/DON. Telephone: (08) 8553 4222 Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 29 Mallee Coorong Cluster Mallee Health Service Incorporated Mallee Health Service began operation following the amalgamation of Karoonda & District Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital, Karoonda Homes for the Aged, Lameroo District Health Service, Lameroo Homes for the Aged and Pinnaroo Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital. Services offered by the organisation include: Medical Services through Mallee Medical Practice, Acute Care, Aged Care (both high and low care), Emergency Services, Palliative Care, Mental Health & Social Work Services, Youth Programs, Cancer Support, Specialist Nursing positions (wound care, continence, gender health, diabetes, immunization and cardiac care) & Primary Care programs such as physiotherapy, podiatry, occupational therapy and dietetics. Centrelink Services are accessible for each campus. Contact: Karoonda Hospital: Peter LeGallou EO/DON&M Ph: 08 8579 1111 Lameroo Health Service: Kathryn Leslie EO/DON&M Ph: 08 8576 4600 Pinnaroo Hospital: Di Thornton EO/DON&M Ph: 08 8577 9222 Mallee Community Health: Claire Crane Ph: 08 8576 4677 Murray Bridge Health Service Murray Bridge is located 75 km south-east of, Adelaide on the River Murray with an approximate population of 18,000 residents. The Murray Bridge Soldiers Memorial Hospital was initially established in 1923 and is now a 46 bed acute hospital supporting the Mallee Coorong area. Services provided include medical, surgical, maternity, accident/emergency, an operating theatre complex including day surgery services and a separate dialysis unit. Supporting services on site comprise a laboratory, medical imaging with ultra sound and CT scanner and a large Community Health service. Contact: Karen Hollitt DON Ph: 08 85356777. Mannum Hospital Mannum District Hospital overlooks the River Murray, and supports a population of approximately 3,000 along with a large transient population, especially during the summer months. The Hospital has 24 beds, of which 15 are allocated to Residential Aged Care services. There is a 24 x 7 Accident and Emergency facility, and 9 beds for acute/chronic illness. In addition the Hospital supports a Domiciliary Care service which serves a wide area within the Mid Murray Council. There is also a Day Centre within the Hospital which supports Community groups, Aged persons and those with disabilities. Mannum Medical Centre is collocated with the Hospital and there is a range of Primary Health Care services provided through the Hospital and Medical Centre. Contact: Ruth Mason, Clinical Services Coordinator. Telephone: (08) 8569 0212. Coorong Health Service, Multi Purpose Service: Meningie & Districts Memorial Hospital & Health Services Campus Meningie is situated 150 kms form Adelaide on the shore of Lake Albert and at the beginning of The Coorong. The catchment area spans several towns from Salt Creek in the South East, along the Dukes Highway (Coonalpyn & Tintinara) and out to Narung and Raukkan. The Health Service has recently become a Multi Purpose Service in partnership with Tailem Bend Health Service. The Meningie Campus is a twenty-four (24) bed service which provides acute, aged and 24/7 emergency department access to the town and surrounding districts. The service also has a Community Health arm which supports Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 30 clinical and social services at Coonalpyn, Tintinara, Meningie and Raukkan. There is significant opportunity to enhance not only acute, aged care and A&E skills but to also work in the area of Primary Health Care across a culturally diverse population. There is also the added bonus of being able to work between two (2) Health Services i.e. Tailem Bend (which is ½ hour drive away) & Meningie. There is a co located Medical Practice which is privately managed and works in partnership with the health service to provide many services to the community. The future looks bright for the Coorong Health Service as we plan to enhance & expand a number of our Primary Health Services in partnership with the Tailem Bend Campus. Contact: Jo Orr CSC. Telephone: (08) 85752777 Tailem bend District Hospital The Tailem Bend Township and hospital are situated 100km from Adelaide on the South Eastern Freeway. The hospital is situated on the banks overlooking the meandering River Murray The Tailem Bend Campus is a twenty five (25) bed facility serving the Tailem Bend Township and its surrounding areas. The hospital provides acute care, residential aged care and a 24 hour accident and emergency department The facility also has a Community Health service with a Primary health and Community Leisure and Activities interest to support people in the town and surrounding area with clinical visits and social opportunities. Tailem Bend is a growing town and together with Meningie Hospital Campus look forward to offering opportunities and expanding services to support our staff and the communities Contact: Suzanne Nagel AEO/DON Ph: 08 85725800 Closing Date for applications: Monday 23 August 2010. Offer Date for graduate places: On or after Tuesday 5 October 2010. Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 31 COUNTRY HEALTH SA: Whyalla Hospital & Health Services Transition to Professional Practice Program 2011 Contact: Mrs Meredith Bruce, Transition to Professional Practice Program Coordinator Whyalla Hospital & Health Services Telephone: (08) 8648 8510 or (08) 8648 8300 Email: email@example.com www.nursingsa.com www.countryhealthsa.sa.gov.au Whyalla Hospital & Health Services is a campus of Country Health SA, and is located in Whyalla, a busy seaside city of over 23,000 residents. The hospital was originally built in 1940, and a number of redevelopments have resulted in the present multi story ACHS accredited facility. The Health Service is affiliated with the University of South Australia, Adelaide and Flinders Universities for the purpose of Medical, Nursing and Allied Health education and research. The Health Service has close collaborative links with the University of SA (Whyalla Campus), Spencer Gulf Rural Health School and the Spencer Institute of TAFE (Whyalla Campus), and has an on-site learning resource centre. The Health service has been designated to be one of the four regional hospitals within Country Health SA, and services are anticipated to be developed to support that role. The Health service has accommodation for 72 acute inpatients, a 20 bed Day Surgery/Procedure unit, a busy theatre complex, and includes a Domiciliary Care Service and a Community Health facility providing local and outreach Nursing and Allied Health services across a wide area, and currently employs over 400 staff.. Transition to Professional Practice Program 2011 Are you interested in commencing your professional career in a modern acute Health Care Facility in regional South Australia that offers diversity, challenges and experiences that expose you to the complex health issues facing rural and remote clients? Then this Transition to Professional Practice program is for you! The course is designed to expose the Graduate Nurse to the roles and responsibilities of the Registered Nurse in an acute care setting, enabling them to consolidate preparatory theoretical education with practical application and rationale. It is anticipated that the WH&HS Transition to Professional Practice program is the first year of a supported 3 to 5 year plan which enables the graduate to develop competencies and postgraduate career directions. Our aim is to develop sound independent Registered nurses that are able to confidently manage a 20-24 acute bed unit by developing effective skills in ward management and leadership by the completion of the program. Therefore, Clinical placement is principally located in the Surgical and Medical/Rehabilitation units. All graduates will have a 2 week Peri operative Recovery suite rotation to develop airway & pain management skills. Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 32 Specialised Unit placement will be assigned according to personal development and preference. • Accident and Emergency • Peri-Operative • High Dependency Unit • Women’s and Children’s Health There will also be the likelihood of an opportunity for a negotiated and supported placement in one of the nearby rural health services. Closing Date for applications: Monday 23 August 2010. Offer Date for graduate places: On or after Tuesday 5 October 2010. Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 33 COUNTRY HEALTH SA: Eastern Eyre Health & Aged Care (Cleve, Cowell & Kimba) Transition to Professional Practice Program 2011 Contact: Meredith Bruce Address: Whyalla, Eastern Eyre & Far North Health Services Wood Terrace Whyalla SA Telephone: (08) 8648 8510 or (08) 8648 8300 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.nursingsa.com www.countryhealthsa.sa.gov.au Rural Nursing – The EYRE is pure! General Information The Eastern Eyre Health Service is an amalgamation of Cleve, Cowell and Kimba Health Units with associated residential aged care facilities and is located on the beautiful Eyre Peninsula. Industries are predominantly agriculture and aquaculture and offer many lifestyle and leisure rewards. The Cleve campus consists of 12 acute beds, 8 long stay nursing home type beds, along with 20 low care aged beds in the Crestview Hostel and 15 independent living cottages. The Cowell campus consists of 12 acute beds, 8 long stay nursing home type beds, along with 10 low care aged beds. The Kimba campus consists of 12 acute beds, 8 long stay nursing home type beds, along with11 low care aged beds. The services provided in all sites include 24-hour Accident & Emergency and Outpatient Services, and inpatient services in the domains of General Practice Medicine including post natal care and post surgical rehabilitation, as well as residential aged care services (including short-term respite care). Extensive Community Health Services and Allied Health Services support the cluster and is available at each site. Transition to Professional Practice Program The Eastern Eyre Cluster is dedicated to providing clinical support and unique rural learning experiences in a supported environment, to enhance the knowledge base and skills of the newly Registered Nurse. The program offers rotation across the 3 Health Units within the cluster, with the ability to negotiate a supported placement at Whyalla Hospital & Health Services for High Dependency or Accident & Emergency experience. The program will be individually tailored to suit each Graduate Nurse with reference to Health Unit needs. Employment Conditions • 12 month contract position • 6 weeks paid annual leave, 2 weeks available at 6 months • 7 day rostering • Full-time and Part-time positions can be negotiated (minimum of 0.6FTE) Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 34 • Accommodation available at each site. • On completion of the program, priority will be given to offering permanent employment to the Graduate Nurse where ever possible, yet ongoing employment is not guaranteed. *Please note, this program does not have positions for the Port Lincoln Health Service. Closing Date for applications: Monday 23 August 2010. Offer Date for graduate places: On or after Tuesday 5 October 2010. Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 35 DISABILITY SA Program Coordinator: Paul Glaze, Nurse Education Facilitator Telephone: (08) 8372 1479 ex 525 Email: email@example.com Enquiries and applications to Paul Glaze Address: Disability SA 103 Fisher Street, Fullarton SA 5061 Website: www.dfc.sa.gov.au Introduction to Disability SA Disability SA assists people with disabilities and their families to access the services they need to live independently in the community by providing or funding disability services throughout South Australia. Disability SA provides a wide range of specialist services across South Australia for people with disabilities and their families including nursing support, intake and assessment, community support, community access and supported accommodation services. Each client has an individual support plan and nominated key worker. We are committed to respecting privacy, individuality and culture and ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all individuals supported by our services. Our focus is on quality of life, maximising independence and personal skills development. Disability SA supports the involvement of family and friends in the life of disabled people and encourages people to participate in their local community. In July 2008 there were over 13,300 people with disabilities registered with Disability SA and almost 10,900 of these were receiving ongoing services. Disability SA has over 2,200 staff and over 900 volunteers. Transition to Professional Practice Program 2011 Nursing within a disability service provides a diversity of practice that ensures a challenging work environment and enables development of close working relationships with clients, a multi disciplinary health care team and members of the community. Disability SA has a unique and valuable experience to offer you as a graduate nurse that will significantly contribute to the development of your role as a registered nurse. The Transition to Professional Practice Program within Disability SA provides a period of adjustment where the new graduate is required to bring together their theoretical and professional knowledge. This process of adjustment to the workplace practice complements organisational orientation provided during the transition year. The variety of practice settings includes aged care, tracheostomy care, ventilation, care of people with Huntington’s, specialist clinics and residential facilities that allows for a broad and specialist clinical skill development. These opportunities will be specifically tailored to meet your personal and professional development needs. Working with the nurse education team and clinical service coordinators your transition program is individually geared to your aspirations to ensure you develop clinical competencies in this challenging care environment. Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 36 The transition to professional practice program is twelve months in duration. Graduates, who are employed by Disability SA, may be offered opportunities to gain experience within acute services. Graduates will be based at a primary location in Disability SA with the opportunity to be allocated across the variety of disability services. You can anticipate having time to orientate to the various clinical experiences that will support the development of your nursing competence. On-going professional development study days will be organised throughout the year. In addition you will be encouraged to take part in Disability SA’s nurse education program. You will be supported to develop your professional portfolio and engage in clinical supervision following a reflective practice model of personal and professional development. Employment Conditions Employment is offered for a 52 week year over a 7-day roster. Annual Leave will be scheduled within the program. On successful completion of your Transition year you may be offered permanent employment within Disability SA (subject to criteria). 2011 Intakes and Application Closing Date Transition to Professional Practice Program intake is planned for January 2011, specific commencement dates may be negotiated. Applications are accepted from July 2010. The application closing date is Monday 23 August 2010 for the January 2011 intake. Offers will be made by Tuesday 5 October 2010 for the January intake. Application Process To make an application for the transition to practice within Disability SA please provide the following information to the address above. 1. The completed application form 2. A covering letter indicating your reasons for undertaking the transition to practice program. Included in this letter please comment on the following points. (One page will be sufficient.) • Why are you considering undertaking a Transition to Practice Program in Disability SA? • What are your expectations for a transition to professional practice program? • What are your aims on completing the transitions to professional practice program? 3. In addition please provide the following documents • Clinical Placement Report (Including most recent clinical placement) • A brief résumé • Names and contact details of two professional referees Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 37 FLINDERS MEDICAL CENTRE Program Information: Karen White, Coordinator Transition to Professional Practice – Graduate Nurse Program Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: (08) 8204 4301 Applications: HR Administration Team Leader Human Resources and Organisational Development Flinders Medical Centre BEDFORD PARK SA 5042 Fax: (08) 8204 5526 Email: email@example.com Website: www.flinders.sa.gov.au/nursing/pages/education Visa Information: Department of Immigration and Citizenship Telephone 13 1880 (or access the website http://www.immi.gov.au) Be a Graduate Nurse at Flinders Flinders Medical Centre (FMC) is a leading public teaching hospital and trauma centre within the Southern Adelaide Health Service (SAHS). FMC is a specialist referral centre providing emergency and trauma care, perioperative, intensive and critical care, obstetrics, paediatrics, neonatology, mental health and a range of medical and surgical specialities. On site facilities include a staff health and fitness centre and a 60 place childcare centre catering for FMC and Flinders University staff and the general community. Set on large natural grounds the childcare centre is open 6.30 am to 6.00 pm Monday to Friday. Program Aims The Transition to Professional Practice – Graduate Nurse Program aims to provide the novice Registered Nurse with guided learning experiences and clinical support to consolidate and extend the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for successful transition to the role of an advanced beginner Registered Nurse working in an acute care environment. Positions: Approximately 90 positions will be available in 2011. Intakes: 6 intakes are scheduled from January to March 2011. Eligibility All students of nursing who will have completed a Bachelor of Nursing and who will be registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Board of South Australia prior to the relevant intake date are eligible to apply. Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 38 If you are on a Student Visa, you will need to have an appropriate working visa that allows employment. You are advised that permanent residency status will increase eligibility for the Graduate Nurse Program, however sponsorship for a temporary visa will be considered. Contact the Department of Immigration and Citizenship for further details: 13 1880 (http://www.immi.gov.au). Working at Flinders • You will receive a 12 month employment contract to complete your GNP. • You will work 152 hours (part time = 128hrs) per four week roster cycle over a 7 day roster. This includes morning, evening and night shifts. • Some clinical placements may be over a 5 day roster without weekend shifts. • You will accrue 6 weeks’ paid annual leave per annum (4 weeks if working a 5 day roster). • You are required to work a minimum of five night duty shifts every four week roster cycle. • Part time positions (16 shifts per 4 weeks) are available. • Salaries are paid in accordance with the Nurses (SA Public Sector) Award 2002/ Nurses/Midwives (SA Public Sector) Enterprise Agreement 2007. Further employment conditions can be obtained via the website: www.flinders.sa.gov.au/nursing/pages/education Program Outline Graduate Nurses receive 9 paid supernumerary days comprising: • Hospital (2 days) and Divisional (1 day) orientation. • One unit based orientation day for both first and second clinical placement. • Three days for theory and clinical learning activities. • One day for experience in clinical unit coordination. Experienced Clinical Nurses are specifically employed to provide teaching, guidance and support during clinical placements. A PEER Support group in each clinical unit will help you to achieve your goals. Clinical Placements You will undertake two clinical placements – wherever possible placements will be matched with your area(s) of interest. Placement areas available at FMC include: • Medical nursing including Respiratory, Cardiac, Renal, Endocrinology, Dermatology, Rheumatology and Aged Care; • Surgical nursing including Orthopaedic, Plastic, Gastrointestinal, Oncology, Neurology, Haematology, High Dependency, and Day Surgery; • Specialties such as Intensive & Critical Care, Cardiac Care, Emergency, Neonatal, Paediatric, Mental Health, Operating Theatres/Perioperative Care. FMC/FU Integrated Honours Program: Graduate Nurses wishing to undertake both the FMC Graduate Nurse Program and the Flinders University Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) are encouraged to apply – see website for details. FMC/CYWHS and FMC/NHS Collaborative: Limited places are available for graduates to combine placements at FMC and either CYWHS or NHS. Please refer to the website for details. Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 39 Information sessions You are invited to attend information sessions to be held in the Level 4 Seminar Area at Flinders Medical Centre on • Tuesday July 6 2010 from 2.30pm – 4.30pm • Wednesday July 7 2010 from 10.30am – 12.30am Application Process An updated information/application package can be downloaded from the website at www.flinders.sa.gov.au/nursing/pages/education OR by contacting Human Resource Services on (08) 8204 5363. NOTE: Selection of Graduate Nurses is based on the information you send us in your application. There are no interviews, so it is important that your application includes all documentation requested. CLOSING DATE for applications for first round offers is Monday, 23 August 2010. Applications will be accepted after this date but may not be processed in time for consideration in first round offers. They will, however, be considered for subsequent round offers. FIRST ROUND OFFERS will be mailed out by Tuesday 5 October 2010. Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 40 REPATRIATION GENERAL HOSPITAL Contact: Mr Sean Prendergast, Acting Coordinator Transition to Professional Practice Programs Telephone: (08) 8275 2010 Email: Sean.Prendergast@health.sa.gov.au Applications: Ms Jan Portolesi Centre for Nursing Education Email: Jan.Portolesi@health.sa.gov.au Address: Daws Road, DAW PARK SA 5041 Telephone: (08) 8275 1086 Fax: (08) 8275 1729 Website: http://www.repat.com.au/ The Repatriation General Hospital is a 300 bed acute care general teaching hospital affiliated with Flinders University and accredited by the Australian Council of Health Care Standards. It offers expertise in acute, medical and surgical care to the general community, veterans and war widows. Services provided by the Repatriation General Hospital include a range of general medicine and surgery, with a particular focus on the medicine, surgical and investigational procedures common to the needs of older people, i.e orthopaedics, general surgery and plastics, urology, gastro-intestinal, respiratory medicine and cardiology. The hospital also provides specialist rehabilitation, psychiatry, and palliative care/hospice services. The Repatriation General Hospital regards the transition program for Registered Nurses as the first step in career long continuing education and therefore has its emphasis in broad professional growth and development. Graduates are supported in their professional growth and clinical learning through a well organised and resourced peer support program and by experienced nurses who are interested in and committed to high quality clinical learning and teaching. Guiding principles of the transition program The graduate nurse must be valued, supported and guided as she/he gains experience and builds confidence in the role and responsibilities of a registered nurse. The graduate nurse represents the future of the nursing profession, and as such should have the opportunity to develop their professional and practice roles in a supportive environment that models excellence in nursing practice, leadership and professionalism. The learning/teaching environment is based on the premise that the graduate and the hospital enter into a learning partnership that is mutually beneficial to both parties. Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 41 Aim of the Repatriation General Hospital Transition Program The aim of the Repatriation General Hospital’s Transition to Professional Practice Program is to provide a supportive environment that will enable the graduate nurse to: • Confidently and successfully make the transition from the role of a student to the role of a professional registered nurse • Further develop their clinical knowledge, consolidate clinical skills and build clinical confidence • Define and develop their professional and ethical responsibilities and boundaries. Learning Outcomes As a result of participating in this Transition to Professional Practice Program, it is expected that the graduate nurse will: • 3 day orientation program • Demonstrate the ability to apply and transfer theoretical knowledge gained in the academic setting to their practice and to the provision of high quality patient care • Consolidate and refine previously learned clinical skills, and gain confidence and experience in a range of newly encountered clinical practice areas • Develop an increased awareness of the social aspects of health and illness, and the needs of the patient in the context of his or her social and family environment • Gain new knowledge and understanding about their practice through applying the principles of problem solving and clinical reasoning to situations / incidents from clinical practice • Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a multi-disciplinary health care team • Demonstrate as appropriate, the ability to provide accurate and relevant education and information to patients, their families and / or significant others • Demonstrate effective organisational ability in the provision of patient care (appropriate to level of experience) • Demonstrate knowledge and the appropriate application of the relevant policies, protocols and procedures specific to the Repatriation General Hospital • Further develop their understanding of the ethical and medico-legal responsibilities of the registered nurse that are essential to ensure safe and competent nursing practice • Demonstrate the ability to identify areas in their practice that are strengths and also aspects of their practice that may require further experience, support and or professional development • Demonstrate a commitment to ongoing professional growth and development Special Interest Transition to Professional Practice Programs Special focus programs in the areas of cardio-endocrine, rehabilitation, Geriatric Evaluation Management (GEM) & acute aged care, peri operative, recovery/anaesthetics, mental health and RGH Transition Program / FUSA Integrated Honours Program are offered. Please contact June Cox on (08) 8275 1639 for further information. Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 42 Credit Status in Post Graduate Programs in Clinical Nursing Registered Nurses who have completed an RGH transition to professional practice program are able to apply for 4.5 units of specified credit in the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing, FUSA. CNE Points, Royal College of Nursing Australia The RGH Transition to Professional Practice Program attracts 25 CNE points. Program Structure The program consists of: • 3 day orientation program, • 3 clinical rotations including medical, surgical and specialty, • 10 paid study days. Intakes and Application Information • February and March. • Applications open Monday, 26 July, 2010 • Closing date for applications is 4pm Monday, 23 August 2010 • Application packages available via the internet http://www.repat.com.au/ Selection Process - the Repatriation General Hospital does not interview applicants • Go to: www.repat.com.au • Click on the “careers link” • Click nursing on the drop down box • For information on the 2011 Graduate Nurse Transition Program, go to Transition to Professional Practice Program • For Transition to Professional Practice Program application form, go to application form Please print and forward the completed application form to the Centre of Nursing Education as stated in the transition program information section. Conditions of Employment Graduate Nurses are employed on a twelve-month contract, RN Level 1. Full time and part time contracts are available. Part time employment (to a minimum of 56 hours per fortnight) can be negotiated. Salaries are paid in accordance with the Nurses (SA Public Sector) Award 2002 and Nurses/Midwives (SA Public Sector) Enterprise Agreement 2007. You will receive six weeks paid annual leave (bases on a 7 day roster). Two weeks annual leave is scheduled midyear. Nurses are rostered over a 4 week roster cycle, working a variety of shifts including night duty. Information Session Monday 2 August 2010 10 – 11am, SPF Hall, RGP Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 43 RESTHAVEN INC Incorporated Enquiries/Applications: Ms Jacqui Booth, Recruitment Officer Telephone (08) 8433 0309 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Address PO Box 327, Unley SA 5061 Website www.resthaven.asn.au Established in 1935, Resthaven is an aged care community service of the Uniting Church. Resthaven employs approximately 1500 staff who are supported by around 400 volunteers. At Resthaven, we strive for excellence in service provision and offer rewarding and challenging opportunities for Registered Nurses in the growth area of aged care. Resthaven offers a variety of clinical experiences and opportunities to explore broader areas of nursing. Your communication and interpersonal skills will be highly valued and interactive one-on-one nursing is supported and encouraged to enhance knowledge and competence. Resthaven offers a comprehensive range of services for older people, whether they are living at home in the community or at one of our nine locations in high or low care facilities or Independent Living Units. The Registered Nurse works autonomously as a team leader, providing supervision, support and education to other team members. Graduate Nurses will learn to assess, plan implement and evaluate nursing care in consultation with a multi-disciplinary health team. We aim to: • facilitate the transition from student to Registered Nurse with comprehensive orientation and preceptor support, further education and work placement • introduce employees to opportunities in specialised gerontic nursing • provide opportunities for participants to work in a multidisciplinary team and demonstrate leadership in the management of care. Employment for new graduates Resthaven offers a Transition to Aged Care Nursing Program and flexible employment opportunities for recent graduate Registered Nurses. We offer on-going education and training with ‘buddy’ support whilst competency is achieved. Graduates are offered additional training through a combination of internal staff development and collaborative ventures with external providers of quality education. Residential aged care placements may be at one or more of our facilities, which offer pleasant working environments and a team approach. Career pathway opportunities within Resthaven are available. Opportunities exist for full time, part time or casual employment across the organisation. Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 44 Benefits • Enterprise Agreement - competitive remuneration with salary sacrifice options. • Online care planning using state of the art technology (with comprehensive training provided), • ‘No-lift’ policy and appropriate equipment • Career progression opportunities • Subsidised professional development • Free car parking • Pleasant facilities • An employee assistance program • Comprehensive induction and orientation program • A rewarding career that makes a real difference to the quality of life for older people. Specialist areas Continence management Wound Care Palliative care Behaviour management Rehabilitation Parkinson’s disease Infection Control Dementia management Locations Bellevue Heights Mitcham Craigmore Murray Bridge Leabrook Paradise Malvern Westbourne Park Marion Community Services across metropolitan Adelaide, the Adelaide Hills, Murray Bridge, the south east, Mannum and surrounding areas. Applications Applications will be considered at any time for graduate nurses who are interested in a career in aged care and should include: • Letter of application • Curriculum Vitae • Name and contact details of two current referees • Registration details if applicable Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 45 ST ANDREWS HOSPITAL Enquires: Ms Alison Sarles, Staff Development Coordinator Email: email@example.com Telephone: (08) 8408 2120 Applications to: Mrs Lorri Bruun, Director of Nursing Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Address: 350 South Terrace ADELAIDE SA 5000 Website: www.stand.org.au Situated at 350 South Terrace, Adelaide, next to the Hutt Street precinct overlooking the South-Eastern Parklands, St Andrew's Hospital is easily accessed from all routes to and from the city. St Andrew’s Hospital incorporates 209 beds and operates as a ‘Not for Profit’ institution based on a very strong service ethos. As an Independent, ‘Not for Profit’ private hospital St Andrew’s is dedicated to providing medical and surgical excellence and cost effective quality care. This means that any financial surplus the hospital has is immediately reinvested in the hospital by way of new plant and buildings. The Board of Governors and Staff of St Andrew’s have a commitment to develop the hospital as a centre of excellence. Transition to Professional Practice – The Graduate Nurse Program The program is of 52 weeks duration and is for newly Registered Nurses holding a South Australian Nurses Board Practicing Certificate. Graduates will be offered 10 supernumery days including 5 clinically based study days, hospital orientation and orientation days at the commencement of each rotation. Graduates rostered over 7 days will be entitled to 6 weeks annual leave. Accrued leave can be taken after the completion of 24 weeks work. Graduates will be required to undertake night duty during their graduate year. The Graduate Coordinator endeavours to work the first night shift with the Graduate to provide support and guidance. Contracted hours are either full time or part time as negotiated at time of employment. Continuing employment on successful completion of the graduate year is considered. Clinical experience Graduates usually undertake two clinical rotations. The following areas are offered for graduate rotations: Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 46 • Urology, Gynaecology and Colorectal Surgery • Medical, Haematology, Oncology, Plastics • Orthopaedics, Vascular, ENT, gynaecology and Paediatrics • Critical Care (High Dependency, Intensive and Coronary Care) • Day Patient Suite • Theatre & Recovery/Anaesthetics Why choose St Andrew’s? St Andrew’s offers its Graduate Nurses: • A values-based Organisation • An on-site Full time Graduate Coordinator • Preceptor system designed to assist Graduates • Fully supportive family-friendly environment • Flexible working hours (self Rostering) • Selection of commencement dates • A central location from any Adelaide suburb • Free on-site parking • Salary Sacrifice Arrangements • Safe Working Environment • Professional Development Opportunities • Subsidised Corporate Membership to EFM Gymnasium • Undergraduate positions available to successful applicants Information Sessions Information sessions will be held in the Staff Development Centre of St Andrew’s Hospital as listed below. Wednesday 11th August 2010 at 1pm and 4pm All welcome. No need to book. Each session will include information on the application process, objectives and structure of the Graduate Nurse Program. Opportunities to ask questions, a hospital tour and afternoon tea will also be provided Application Guidelines Applications should include: • Application Form • Covering Letter • Curriculum Vitae • Academic Transcript (copy only) • A list of previous clinical placements • Clinical placement reports • 2 Professional Referees (names and phone numbers only) • Photographic Identification (e.g. Drivers licence/passport) Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 47 Selection Process All Applications are subject to selection criteria to determine if an applicant will proceed to the interview stage. A pre-employment medical is required for all short-listed applicants prior to offers being made. Applications close 31 August 2010. Successful applicants will be notified via mail on or by 5 October 2010. Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 48 WOMEN'S AND CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL Applications: Online electronic applications Address: Women's and Children's Hospital 72 King William Road, NORTH ADELAIDE SA 5006 Telephone: (08) 8161 7140 Fax: (08) 8161 6844 Enquiries: Jayne Hartwig Transition to Professional Practice - GNP Nurse Education Facilitator Telephone: (08) 8161 7000 pager 4303 Email: email@example.com Website: www.wch.sa.gov.au General Information The Women's and Children's Hospital is South Australia’s leading provider of health care services for children, young people and women. The hospital is recognised nationally and internationally as a leader and innovator in health care, health promotion, research and education. The hospital also has professional affiliations with the University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia and Flinders University. Paediatric Nurses have the opportunity to work with children and their families and other health professionals in clinical areas such as General Medicine, Oncology, Recovery and Anaesthetics, General Surgery, Operating Theatres, Day Surgery, Orthopaedics, Neurosurgery, Burns, Adolescents, Intensive Care, Nurseries, Emergency and Mental Health Transition to Professional Practice – Graduate Nurse Program The Transition to Professional Practice Graduate Nurse Program offers the newly graduated Registered Nurse experience in Paediatrics in a structured, supportive environment during their transition from novice to advanced beginner. All graduates are supported by ward staff and members of the Graduate Support Team including ward educators and practice support people. Course commencement dates: January, February and March 2011 (dates to be confirmed). There may also be a possibility of midyear intakes. Please speak to the TTPP-GNP Coordinator for more details Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 49 Program Options The Dedicated Graduate Nurse Transition Program is a 52 week program (inclusive of annual leave), designed to meet the needs of the new graduate as they transition from the role of student nurse to Registered General Nurse within the paediatric setting. Graduates undertake 2 placements either in the Paediatric or Neonatal units of the Hospital. The Dedicated Honours Graduate Nurse Transition Program provides graduates with the opportunity to complete a Dedicated Paediatric Program (as above) part time while also completing an Honours program. Currently this course is run in conjunction with Flinders University and University of South Australia. Further information regarding this option can be obtained from the TTPP-GNP Coordinator. Placements will be offered either in the Paediatric or Neonatal units of the hospital. The Collaborative Graduate Nurse Transition Program is a 52 week program, inclusive of annual leave, offering a 6 month placement at the WCH and a 6 month placement at the Flinders Medical Centre or the Royal Adelaide Hospital. This program allows Graduate Nurses to experience Paediatric and Adult nursing. Each program option follows the Nursing and Midwifery Board of South Australia guidelines, the ANMC competencies and the Transition to Professional Practice Framework To Apply An advertisement will be placed in the Careers section in the 'Advertiser' newspaper (date TBA on the website) for applicants for the 2011 program. Application packages will also be available on the website after this date. Offers are made subject to Registration with the Nurses Board of South Australia. You are welcome to attend a Transition to Professional Practice - Graduate Nurse Program Recruitment Information Session on Tuesday 3rd August 2010 This session will provide you with information on the program, its application, recruitment and selection processes plus the opportunity to talk informally with junior and senior staff. Further information about the 2011 WCH Transition to Professional Practice - Graduate Nurse Program, the Recruitment Information Session and the relevant recruitment dates will be available on the WCH website soon . Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 50 GRADUATE MIDWIFERY PROGRAMS 2011 COUNTRY HEALTH SA: Gawler Health Service Transition to Professional Practice - Graduate Midwife Program 2011 Contact: Sonia Angus, CSC-Midwifery Telephone: (08) 8521 2131 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Or Contact: Gerry Lloyd, DONM Telephone: (08) 8521 2020 Email: email@example.com www.nursingsa.com www.countryhealthsa.sa.gov.au Gawler Health Service is located 1 hour north of Adelaide on the gateway to the scenic Barossa Valley and is a busy 56 bed health service working closely with the neighbouring services of Kapunda/Eudunda and Barossa Health. Gawler Health Service offers midwives the opportunity to work across the maternity continuum, including ante/post-natal outpatients department and community midwifery. The Graduate Midwife Program Aim: For Graduates to consolidate and enjoy their clinical learning experiences and to become confident and pro-active practitioners. This innovative program has been developed with particular emphasis on the uniqueness of Midwifery within the rural setting. The program includes: • Preceptor Midwives in all Health Units, • Supportive, team collegiality, • Diverse clinical experience in all areas of Midwifery. • Paid study days throughout the course, • Full or Part time positions. Though employed by one health unit, it is possible to arrange rotation to work in other health units in the region. Conditions of Employment • 12 month contract (inclusive of six weeks paid annual leave). • Salary in accordance with the Nurses (SA Public Sector) Award, 2007 and the Nurses (South Australian Public Sector) Enterprise Agreement 2007. Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 51 COUNTRY HEALTH SA: Mid North Cluster Transition to Professional Practice - Graduate Midwife Program 2011 Enquiries: Ms Margaret Neumeister, Education Facilitator Telephone: (08) 8638 4589 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.pprhs.sa.gov.au Address: Port Pirie Regional Health Service Inc Country Health SA PO Box 546, PORT PIRIE SA 5540 Fax: (08) 8638 4356 www.nursingsa.com www.countryhealthsa.sa.gov.au The Mid North community is situated to the north of Adelaide the capital of South Australia, an approximate two and a half to three hours drive. The Mid North health units service a population of approximately 30,000 with 2,440 children aged 0 to 5 years (ABS Census 2001). The Flinders Ranges, Clare Valley and Yorke Peninsula are within close distance. Numerous sporting, cultural and art events are hosted throughout the area. A range of clubs, ovals, racetracks and sporting complexes ensures the districts sports person are well catered for with almost every sport offered. A regional shopping centre, fairs and fresh produce markets are held across the cluster. The program is designed to expose the graduate midwife to the roles and responsibilities of the registered midwife in a rural acute care context. The program provides graduates with supported experiences to further integrate learnt professional knowledge and skills to provide proficient and safe continuity of woman centred care that is inclusive of their baby and families before, during pregnancy, birth and early parenting. Exploration and clarification of evidence-based midwifery practice underpinned by best practice principles and shared care will be emphasised during the program. The Transition Program is conducted over a flexible 12 month full-time period (0.84 FTE part-time negotiable). The program is co-ordinated through the CHSA: Port Pirie Regional Health Service with practice exposure in the antenatal clinic, intra and postpartum midwifery care, operating theatre suite, domiciliary midwife role and a level 2 nursery. Where practicable an opportunity to be exposed to team midwifery will be facilitated. The midwife works closely with the resident obstetrician, visiting paediatrician, midwives, general practitioners, health team and inter-agencies. The obstetric service has an average birth rate of 180 deliveries per year that are provided in a combined 19 bed obstetric and surgical unit with 2 birthing suites therefore dual RN/RM qualification is preferred due to the complexity of the unit. Support to the beginning midwife is provided through effective preceptorship and mentorship. Following successful completion of the program the registered midwife would be considered for continued employment dependant on available hours within the nursing midwifery compliment. The health units within the Mid North Cluster are: Mid North Health – Booleroo, Jamestown, Orroroo, Peterborough; Port Broughton District Hospital and Health Service; Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 52 Port Pirie Regional Health Service; Southern Flinders Health – Crystal Brook and Laura. The communities are well served by general practitioners, resident and visiting specialists and a community and allied health service, as well as general medical, surgical, obstetric and aged care facilities and programs. The leadership across the cluster is dynamic and progressive and the health units boast modern facilities that provide a safe supportive learning environment. Services • Surgical, Medical, High Dependency and Paediatric • Obstetric service with antenatal midwife, domiciliary midwife and includes team midwifery • Accident and Emergency Department • Hospital in the Home service • Aged care and Respite • Operating Theatre • Cancer Care that includes chemotherapy and Palliative A multiple range of Allied Health Services are offered to the community that include the following disciplines, although not exhaustive. Podiatry Social Work Radiology Physiotherapy Speech Pathology Women's Health Palliative Care Dietetics Diabetes Education Occupational Therapy Mental Health Aboriginal Health Check out the Human Services Finder for Port Pirie - www.hsfinder.sa.gov.au Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 53 COUNTRY HEALTH SA: Murray Bridge and Mt Barker Transition to Professional Practice - Graduate Midwife Program 2011 Mt Barker Contact: Cate Goodall, CSC Telephone: (08) 8393 1740 Murray Bridge Contact: Carol Thoman, CSC Clinical Services Telephone: (08) 8535 6711 www.nursingsa.com www.countryhealthsa.sa.gov.au Mount Barker & District Health Services Mount Barker is situated in the Adelaide Hills and is a 30 minute drive from the Adelaide CBD. The town’s population is over 8,000 and is one of the fastest growing areas in South Australia. The hospital has 31 beds of which 6 are maternity with approximately 380 deliveries per annum. The service provides all aspect of maternity care for the women of the area, and is a support unit for the teaching hospitals in Adelaide. Contact: Cate Goodall CSC, Ph: 83931740. Murray Bridge Health Service Murray Bridge Health Service is one hour drive east of Adelaide, easily accessible via the South Eastern Freeway. The hospital has undergone several redevelopments and is currently a 46 bed acute hospital with maternity services averaging 260 deliveries per year. Contact: Karen Hollitt, Ph: 85356777. The Graduate Midwife Program Aim: For Graduates to consolidate and enjoy their clinical learning experiences and to become confident and pro-active practitioners. This innovative program has been developed with particular emphasis on the uniqueness of midwifery within the rural setting. The program includes: • Preceptor midwives in all health units, • Supportive, team collegiality, • Diverse clinical experience in all areas of midwifery. • Paid study days throughout the course • Full or part time positions. Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 54 Conditions of Employment • 12 month contract (inclusive of six weeks paid annual leave). • Salary in accordance with the Nurses (SA Public Sector) Award 2007 and the Nurses (South Australian Public Sector) Enterprise Agreement 2007. Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 55 COUNTRY HEALTH SA: Whyalla Hospital & Health Services Transition to Professional Practice - Graduate Midwife Program 2011 Contact: Mrs Meredith Bruce Transition to Professional Practice Program Coordinator Whyalla Hospital & Health Services Telephone: 86488510 or 86488300 Email: email@example.com www.nursingsa.com www.countryhealthsa.sa.gov.au Introduction Whyalla Hospital & Health Services is a campus of Country Health SA and is located in Whyalla, a busy seaside city of over 22,500 residents. Originally built in 1940, a number of redevelopments have resulted in the present multi story ACHS accredited facility. The health service is affiliated with the University of South Australia, Adelaide University and Flinders University for the purpose of medical, nursing and allied health education and research. The health service has close collaborative links with the University of SA (Whyalla Campus), Spencer Gulf Rural Health School and the Spencer Institute of TAFE (Whyalla Campus), and has an on-site learning resource centre. The health service has been designated to be one of the four regional hospitals within Country Health SA and services are anticipated to be developed to support that role. The health service has accommodation for 72 acute inpatients, a 20 bed Day Surgery/Procedure unit, a busy theatre complex. It also includes a Domiciliary Care Service and a Community Health facility that provides local and outreach nursing and allied health services across a wide area and currently employs over 400 staff. Graduate Midwifery Program 2010 The Whyalla Hospital & Health Services offers a 12 month full-time (part-time may be negotiated) Graduate Midwifery program, working in a busy rural Women’s and Children’s Unit which has an average of 300 deliveries per year. Maternity services are provided in a combined 19 bed Obstetric, Gynaecological, Surgical and Paediatric unit. There are 3 birthing suites. A Domiciliary Midwifery service, pre admission clinic and ante-natal clinic support an early post natal discharge program. There is also an at risk program for aboriginal and teenage girls providing midwifery care through antenatal, birth and postnatal period. Resident Obstetrician and weekly visiting Obstetricians provide the obstetric services to the unit. The course is designed to expose the graduate midwife to the roles and responsibilities of the registered midwife in a rural acute care setting enabling them to consolidate preparatory theoretical education with practical application and rationale. Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 56 We would welcome the participants to continue employment following successful completion of their graduate year. Program outline: • A Graduate Midwifery program tailored to meet the individual’s needs • 2 Day orientation and induction (supernumerary days) • Additional study leave will address participants educational needs • Preceptorship throughout the 12 month program, to ensure a continual support network is maintained and to assist the overall development of the Graduate , striving to achieve the desired outcome of a developing confident independent Registered Midwife • A supportive and welcoming culture • Flexible rostering practices • 6 weeks paid annual leave Come and visit Whyalla Hospital & Health Services If you are interested in a challenging and rewarding graduate midwifery program in a busy acute health unit, and want city facilities with a seaside rural flavour, please contact us so we can discuss how best we can support your application. This may include videoconference and/or support with travel and accommodation for an on-site visit. Application Requirements Applicants will be considered anytime throughout the year: • WH&HS application form (contact the human resource department) • Cover Letter clearly outlining why you are seeking employment within our health unit and what qualities you will bring to our organisation • Curriculum vitae • Academic transcript • Clinical Placement reports Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 57 FLINDERS MEDICAL CENTRE Transition to Professional Practice Program – Midwifery Program information: Angie Parker, Coordinator Transition to Professional Practice - Graduate Midwife Program Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: (08) 8204 4320 Applications: Human Resources Team Leader Human Resources and Organisational Development Flinders Medical Centre BEDFORD PARK SA 5042 Fax: (08) 8204 5526 Website: www.flinders.sa.gov.au/nursing/pages/education Visas: Department of Immigration and Citizenship. Phone 13 1880 Email: email@example.com Be a Graduate Midwife at Flinders Flinders Medical Centre is a tertiary referral centre, offering a comprehensive perinatal service to women and their babies. FMC is the state-wide obstetric trauma centre and actively participates in the provision of neonatal retrieval services. Models of care include high-risk obstetric facilities, General Practitioner Shared Care antenatal service and midwifery models including the Southern Midwifery Group Practice. The Flinders’ Women & Children Division is committed to achieving optimal health outcomes for women and babies; fostering contemporary nursing and midwifery practice, maintaining a culture of professional growth and development, providing a caring environment and fostering collaborative partnerships with other health units, universities and TAFE. Flinders’ Women & Children Division has approximately 2,800 births per year and is internationally recognised as a Baby Friendly Health Initiative accredited service which protects, promotes and supports women’s choice to breastfeed, giving babies the best start in life. Transition to Professional Practice - Graduate Midwife Program • Positions: 9 positions available – 12 month duration • Intakes: From January to February 2011 Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 58 Eligibility Students of midwifery who will have completed a Bachelor of Midwifery or equivalent, and who have not worked as a registered midwife (either in Australia or overseas) for greater than 12 months, and who will be registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Board of South Australia (nmbSA) / Australian national registering authority prior to the relevant intake date are eligible to apply. If you are on a Student Visa, you will need an appropriate working visa that allows employment. You are advised that permanent residency will increase eligibility for the Graduate Midwife Program, however sponsorship for a temporary visa will be considered. Contact the Department of Immigration and Citizenship for further details telephone 13 1880 (http://www.immi.gov.au). Program Aims Assist the Graduate Midwife to: • Consolidate the ANMC (2006) competencies for the midwife in their transition year. • Further develop skills related to literacy, research and evidence based midwifery practice. • Encourage further development of professional midwifery practice. Program Outline • Three (3) supernumerary days for an initial hospital and division orientation • One (1) supernumerary orientation day for each clinical placement • Clinical placements to Maternity/Gynaecology units and Neonatal Unit Level 2 • Four (4) study days for reflection, case reviews and clinical workstation activities • PEER (Positive Encounters Ensure Retention) Support is provided in each area for guidance throughout the clinical placement program. Learning Outcomes • Practice across a range of areas within a tertiary level maternity service. • Advocate and implement a woman-centred health and wellness focus within a multidisciplinary team. • Demonstrate professional accountability and responsibility for clinical decisions and actions. • Evaluate their own professional abilities and competence with support staff. • Further develop their role as a midwife using a range of services related to aspects of women’s health and neonatal care. • Identify and use local and Australia-wide health care resources which influence the care of the family unit. • Collaborate with colleagues and peers in planning, applying and evaluating midwifery practice. • Delegate to student midwives and enrolled nurses activities commensurate with their abilities and scope of practice • Conversant with relevant, current professional midwifery and maternity service issues. Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 59 Working at Flinders • 12 month contract for duration of the program. • Midwives wishing to transfer from another organisation can negotiate secondment or leave without pay for the duration of the program • 4 week roster cycle over seven (7) days, all shifts • 128 – 152 hours per four (4) cycles, part time positions can be negotiated • Some clinical placements may be over a 5 day roster without weekend shifts • Night duty placement approximately one (1) week in a four (4) week cycle • Salaries as per Nurses Award (SA Public Sector) 2002 and Nurses (SA Public Sector) Enterprise Agreement 2007 • Six weeks annual leave. Two (2) weeks pro-rata annual leave may be negotiated after six (6) month’s employment INFORMATION SESSION An informal Graduate Midwife Program information session and tour: • Friday 13 August 2010 at 1530 – 1630. Flinders Medical Centre, Level 4 seminar area. Sign Posted Application Process An updated information/application package will be available from early June. It can be downloaded from the website at www.flinders.sa.gov.au/nursing/pages/education OR by contacting Human Resource Services on (08) 8204 5363 Selection Process Selection for a Graduate Midwife position is based on the information you send us in your application. There are no interviews so it is important you check that all documentation requested is included in your application. The closing date for applications is Monday 4 October 2010. Applications will be considered on an individual basis after this date. Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 60 LYELL McEWIN HOSPITAL Transition to Professional Practice Program – Midwifery Application inquiries: Vaal Thrupp Telephone: (08) 8282 1202, pager 47109 Program inquiries: Erin Reynolds Telephone: (08) 8182 9415 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Applications to: Ms M Hobbs, Acting Nursing Director Women and Children’s Division Nursing Administration Lyell McEwin Hospital Haydown Road, ELIZABETH VALE SA 5112 Applications can be downloaded / printed: www.lmh.sa.gov.au General Information The Lyell McEwin Hospital (LMH) provides world class obstetric and midwifery care for both low and high risk pregnant women. Situated to the north of Adelaide, the Lyell McEwin is the third largest service provider for pregnant women in South Australia (Pregnancy Outcome in South Australia for 2006, November 2007).The LMH is regarded as one of the leading maternity hospitals in the state and is closely affiliated with the Universities of Adelaide, South Australia and Flinders University. The Women and Children’s Division offers a full range of obstetric, midwifery and neonatal services including a level 2 nursery, caring for neonates from 32 weeks onwards. The service is innovative and exciting, providing woman centred care from the acute care episode through to care in the home with the home visiting midwives and the acclaimed ‘Mother Carer Program’ which is a first in Australia. A continuity of care midwifery model is provided in the Birthing and Assessment Unit - Low. The Lyell McEwin Hospital is also an accredited Baby Friendly Hospital. The Lyell McEwin provides an exciting opportunity to work within a new environment. The Transition to Professional Practice Program The duration of the program is 46 weeks exclusive of annual leave. A planned intake occurs in February. Any subsequent intakes will depend on availability of positions and demand. The newly registered midwife is acknowledged as a person with individual needs who requires support and guidance during the transition from a novice registered midwife to an advanced beginner. Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 61 Aim of the Program To assist the newly registered midwife to consolidate her/his knowledge, expand her/his practical skills and gain confidence to practice as a midwife. The program is designed to: • assist the newly registered midwife to gain experience in a variety of clinical settings • provide the opportunity to consolidate theory with practice • develop as a professional person and an individual. Program Structure Hospital Orientation – This is a three day structured orientation program, to familiarise the program participant with the LMH. The Annual Mandatory updates are included in this program. Study Days – There are five study days. The first immediately following commencement and provides training in electronic fetal monitoring, the second occurs within the first month and includes an overview of the program. The third provides the initial training required to maintain Baby Friendly Health Initiative accreditation. The following study days occur in the first 6 months after commencement of the program. Placements: • Family Clinics (antenatal and paediatric clinics) • Women’s Health Unit (antenatal and postnatal ward) • Birthing and Assessment Unit High • Birthing and Assessment Unit Low (team model of midwifery care) • Special Care Nursery Performance Review – A self-appraisal and review of the objectives for the placement is formally undertaken with the preceptor at four weeks and at the end of each placement. Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 62 WOMEN'S AND CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL Transition to Professional Practice Program – Midwifery Contact: Ms Christine Holliday, Midwifery Education Facilitator Postal address: Centre for Education and Training Children, Youth and Women’s Health Service 1st Floor, Samuel Way Building Women's and Children’s Hospital 72 King William Road, NORTH ADELAIDE SA 5006 Telephone: (08) 8161 7140 Email: email@example.com Website: www.wch.sa.gov.au Children’s Youth and Women’s Health Service The Children Youth and Women’s Health Service (Women’s and Children’s Hospital Campus) enhances and promotes the health of women, children and young people in partnership with the community. The hospital is recognised nationally and internationally as a leader and innovator in health care, health promotion, research and education. Role To be a health resource for South Australian women, children, young people and their families by: • Providing treatment, care and health information for women, children and young people in South Australia. • Promoting health and preventing illness. • Undertaking research. • Providing professional education and training. • Supporting and collaborating with primary and rural health providers. Enabling improved health at the National and International Level through these roles. Graduate Midwife Program Course commencement date: March each year. Program Philosophy The program reflects the philosophy of the CYWHS and the ANMC Competency Standards for Midwives by acknowledging that: Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 63 • The discipline and culture of midwifery incorporates both art and science, requiring specific preparation to practice. • Adult learners have a right to a supportive environment within which they can take responsibility for their own learning. • Graduate Midwives bring with them a diverse background of knowledge and needs to be acknowledged and developed throughout the program. Program Aims To facilitate a supportive environment to enable graduate midwives to: • Move from novice practitioner through to advanced beginner and beyond. • Understand and function as primary health carers. • Work in partnership with women and their families. • Work collaboratively within the multidisciplinary team. • Articulate and be supportive of midwifery practice and professional issues by way of critical analysis, reflection and enquiry. • Identify and explore opportunities to create positive change and growth within self and others. • Develop positive attributes and attitudes to work. • Define professional responsibilities. Program Outcomes Through a range of interrelated theoretical input and clinical experiences the newly graduate midwife will: 1. Demonstrate consolidation of skills, knowledge and attitudes required to function in the role of a registered midwife, within professional, legal and ethical requirements by: • Completing a professional development portfolio, including objective setting, reflective practice and critical analyses • Completing appraisals that reflect a minimum standard of advanced beginner according to the clinical assessment criteria at the end of the rotation to the five clinical areas • Completion of unit specific theory, that is, scenarios and self directed learning packages 2. Display a women centred focus to all aspects of: • maternity care – knowledge, skills and attitudes • theoretical work • professional growth issues • primary health 3. Develop skills as a primary health carer, facilitator and advocate for women and their families by working in partnership with women. 4. Demonstrate positive communication and interpersonal skills that enhance collaborative aspects of care. This is recorded in reflective and appraisal documents and also reflected in theoretical components. 5. Critically analyse, use reflective practice, initiate action/research, and evaluate midwifery practice and professional issues. These processes are to be recognised and Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 64 encouraged by clinical support persons and documented as above or articulated with theoretical components. Course Duration This program is designed to meet the needs of the newly graduated registered midwife through the transition role from novice midwife to advanced beginner midwife. The Graduate Midwife program will be conducted over 52 weeks. Generally each graduate will rotate through 5 clinical areas in the Women’s and Babies Division with an initial orientation day for each area. Two weeks annual leave will be provided during the year. Assessment The Program includes both clinical and theoretical assessment. A certificate of completion will be awarded to participants who successfully meet all course requirements. To Apply Detailed applications are invited from eligible registered midwives in response to an advertisement in the Advertiser, Saturday edition in September/October each year. Applicants are requested to include all interests and reasons why they want to do this course, including the requested specifics of the advertisement. • Participants: approximately 25 participants per year Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 65 INTERSTATE NURSING OPPORTUNITIES NEW SOUTH WALES NSW Health has a centralised process for the State-wide transition to employment of newly graduated registered nurses and registered midwives in NSW public hospitals and some not for profit private hospitals. Applications for employment in 2011 will open 7 June 2010 and close 19 July 2010. http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/nursing/recruit.html QUEENSLAND With a workforce of more than 60,000 people, Queensland Health is one of the nation’s largest public service organisations. A broad range of health services in a diverse range of work environments are delivered across the State. From large technologically advanced tertiary hospitals in metropolitan and regional cities, to community health centres servicing rural, remote and indigenous populations. Queensland Health has a centralised online recruitment system to manage the recruitment of graduate nurses. All applications for graduate nurse positions in Queensland Health facilities (includes all public hospitals) must be submitted via this online system. The Graduate Nurse Online Recruitment (GNOR) site opens: • 9 August 2010 to receive applications to start-of-year 2011 programs. Applications close 20 August 2010 Applications are open to university graduates who have recently completed an undergraduate degree in nursing leading to (pre-registration) or equivalent; or are due to complete undergraduate degree in nursing prior to commencement dates for graduate programs and be eligible to apply for Queensland Nursing Registration. Please Note: this online application system is NOT for RNs who already have some post grad experience and who are looking to move to a different hospital or different clinical area. In this care, the RN needs to negotiate directly with the hospital or the Nurse Unit Manager (NUM) of the preferred clinical area. For more information about the online Queensland Health graduate recruitment process and to download the information sheet, go to: http://www.health.qld.gov.au/nursing/gnor/default.asp NOTE: DO NOT REGISTER AS A USER BEFORE THE OPENING DATE – if you do, your application and user login will only be active for the previous recruitment campaign. For example if you wish to apply for a start-of-year 2011 position and you register on the system a week before the opening date of 9th August 2010 – your registration will be active in the previous campaign. For further information about specific Queensland hospitals, their graduate programs and contact details visit: http://www.health.qld.gov.au/nursing/gnor/partihosp.asp For general enquiries please email: firstname.lastname@example.org VICTORIA The Victorian Nurse Computer Match Service is co-ordinated by the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria Inc (PMCV). The PMCV conducts this process on behalf of the Victorian Department of Human Services. Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 66 The purpose of the computer matching service is to simplify the hospitals/health services’ appointment system by computer matching graduate nurses with Victorian hospitals and health services. The Royal College of Nursing Australia Expo (Victoria) in on Sunday, 18th April 2010 in the Royal Exhibition Building, Nicholson Street, Carlton (near St Vincent’s Hospital), Victoria. Schedule of Important Dates for 2010 Monday, 1 June Online Registration of candidates opens at the PMCV Computer Matching Service Website: http://computermatching.pmcv.com.au Thursday, 29 July Closing time for online submission of Candidate’s Priority Lists (CPL) at the PMCV Website. An email acknowledgment of receipt will be forwarded immediately. Friday, 30 July After the closing date for submissions of CPL’s, Hospital Admin Users can logon and download an alphabetical list of all candidates who have nominated that hospital/health service as a preference. (Candidate’s preference listings are not disclosed to hospitals, this information is confidential) Thursday, 22 Sept Candidates wishing to withdraw an application or alter preferences must do so via the PMCV Computer Matching Service website by 12 midnight on the Thursday, 22nd September. Wednesday, 13 Oct Computer Matching results released to candidates from the PMCV computer matching website. Unmatched candidates will be able to access a list of all hospitals/health services who have unmatched positions, via the Computer Matching website. Candidates please note: Information about the GNP Match, eligibility criteria, online registration, schedule of dates and notification of results is available on our website (http://www.comptuermatching.pmcv.com.au). It is the responsibility of candidates to be familiar with the hospitals/health services’ selection process to ensure that they complete the relevant application process to hospitals/health services they have listed on their 'Candidate’s Priority List'. Information on hospital application process can be found in the 'Hospital Directory' section of the Computer Matching Service website. The Directory will be available on website in mid-May 2010. Contact Details: Address: Victorian Graduate Nurse Program Computer Match (GNP Match) Postgraduate Medical Council Victoria Inc St Vincent’s Hospital PO Box 2900, FITZROY VIC 3065 Telephone: (03) 9419 1217 Fax: (03) 9419 1261 Email: email@example.com Website: http://computermatching.pmcv.com.au/ Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 67 NURSING AGENCIES Please note that not all Nursing agencies will employ Graduate Nurses. Interested nurses should contact the agencies directly for clarification. Some agencies may only place nurses as carers. Organisation Address Telephone/email address/website Tel: 8338 8900 Stanhope Healthcare 35 King William Road Fax: 8379 9500 Services Pty Ltd UNLEY SA 5061 firstname.lastname@example.org www.stanhope.com.au Tel: 8267 3700 4/ 191 Melbourne St Fax: 8267 3733 Dial An Angel Adelaide NORTH ADELAIDE SA email@example.com 5006 www.dialanangel.com Tel: 8100 8855 Level 3 Fax: 8100 8899 HenderCare 81 Flinders Street firstname.lastname@example.org ADELAIDE SA 5000 www.hendercare.com.au Tel: 8372 4800 257 Fullarton Road Fax: 8372 4900 Home Nurses PARKSIDE SA 5063 email@example.com www.homenurses.com.au Tel: 8100 7070 (24 hours) Level 12 Medstaff – Nursing & Fax: 8215 0200 101 Grenfell Street Aged Care firstname.lastname@example.org ADELAIDE SA 5000 www.mcarthur.com.au Tel: 8338 1000 35 King William Rd Fax: 8338 3003 NASANSB UNLEY SA 5061 email@example.com www.nasansb.com.au Tel: 13 35 13 50 Grenfell St Fax: 1300 137 534 Nursing One World ADELAIDE SA 5000 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.nursingoneworld.net/ Tel: 13 10 95 Shop 29 and 30 Fax: 8367 0944 Nursing Australia 232 Hutt Street email@example.com ADELAIDE SA 5000 www.nursingaustralia.com.au Tel: 8232 0211 33 Corryton Street Fax: 8232 0244 NurseLink Foundation ADELAIDE SA 5000 firstname.lastname@example.org www.nurselinkfoundation.com.au Pinnacle International Suite 4 Tel: (03) 9001 6617 Australia & New Zealand Level 2 Fax: (03) 9820 5511 (Recruit for Nursing roles 424 St Kilda Road email@example.com in the UK) MELBOURNE VIC 3004 www.whe.co.uk Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 68 Tel: 8362 6500 80 Fullarton Road Fax: 8363 6500 Padman Health Care NORWOOD SA 5067 firstname.lastname@example.org www.padman.com.au Tel: 8292 6900 Level 1 Prime Medical Fax: 8292 6922 71 Anzac Highway Placements email@example.com ASHFORD SA 5035 http://www.primemedical.com.au/ Tel: 1300 768 707 Level 3 Support Staff Australasia Fax: 1300 768 447 169 Fullarton Road Pty Ltd firstname.lastname@example.org DULWICH SA 5065 www.supportstaff.com.au Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010 69 Appendix 1: UNISA POSTGRADUATE COURSES Enhance your professional knowledge and expertise Graduate Certificate/Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Specialty Area) This program develops previously acquired knowledge and skills by extending professional expertise. Specialties include Nurse Education, Leadership and Management, Health and Ageing, Immunisation, Cardiovascular, Critical Care and a Negotiated Studies Strand. Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing Key features of this program include teaching staff with current standing in the field, opportunities for clinical experience and a unique staff-student mentoring approach. Master of Nursing*/Midwifery/Mental Health Nursing* This program aims to enhance knowledge of professional issues and develop the ability to work independently through projects or research. Master of Nursing Science (Nurse Practitioner) This program prepares registered nurses, midwives and registered psychiatric nurses to extend their scope of practice and to work at an advanced level as nurse practitioners. Doctoral Degree by Research The school accepts students interested in completing a Doctor of Philosophy program in: • Nursing • Health Care Practices • Health • Mental Health • Midwifery Professional Certificates Our Professional Certificates are highly regarded locally, nationally and internationally. For an extensive listing please telephone: (08) 8302 1805. For further information City East Campus, Telephone: (08) 8302 1805 Or email to email@example.com Graduate Nurses and Midwifery Guide 2010
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