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                                  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: ltu@unisa.edu.au
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




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                                     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 




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                         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




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                      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




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                     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




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                 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


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• 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


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• 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.




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                       CALVARY North Adelaide Hospital




Enquiries:             Jane Cleveland
Phone:                 (08) 8405 3333 or 0403 053 241
Email:                 jcleveland@calvarysa.com.au
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


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• 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




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                          CALVARY Wakefield Hospital




Enquiries:             Jane Cleveland
Phone:                 (08) 8405 3333 or 0403 053 241
Email:                 jcleveland@calvarysa.com.au
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.


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         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




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    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



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• 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)




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   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:                  kathryn.hampel@health.sa.gov.au
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).



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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:
tony.hughes@health.sa.gov.au or ACSC Ann Peterson Ph: (08) 88320100 email
ann.peterson@health.sa.gov.au
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.




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                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.




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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


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     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.




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              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:                  ann-marie.sigut@health.sa.gov.au
Or contact:             Dawn Johnstone
                        Associate Clinical Service Coordinator- Clinical Facilitator
                        CHSA-Port Augusta Hospital
Telephone:              (08) 8648 5500
Email:                  dawn.johnstone@health.sa.gov.au
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.




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           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.lebrun@health.sa.gov.au
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.




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 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.lebrun@health.sa.gov.au
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.




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                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:                 margaret.neumeister@health.sa.gov.au
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




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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.




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                      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.




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   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:                  kathryn.hampel@health.sa.gov.au
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,
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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




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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


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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.




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    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:                  meredith.bruce@health.sa.go.au
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
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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.




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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:                 meredith.bruce@health.sa.go.au
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)


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• 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.




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                                    DISABILITY SA




Program Coordinator: Paul Glaze, Nurse Education Facilitator
Telephone:              (08) 8372 1479 ex 525
Email:                  paul.glaze@dfc.sa.gov.au
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
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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




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                           FLINDERS MEDICAL CENTRE




Program Information: Karen White, Coordinator
                        Transition to Professional Practice – Graduate Nurse Program
Email:                  karen.white3@health.sa.gov.au
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:                  healthfmchradministrationteamleader@health.sa.gov.au
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.


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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.


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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.




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                     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.


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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.




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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




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                                   RESTHAVEN INC



                                              Incorporated




Enquiries/Applications: Ms Jacqui Booth, Recruitment Officer
Telephone              (08) 8433 0309
Email                  careers@resthaven.asn.au
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.
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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




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                             ST ANDREWS HOSPITAL




Enquires:              Ms Alison Sarles, Staff Development Coordinator
Email:                 asarles@stand.org.au
Telephone:             (08) 8408 2120
Applications to:       Mrs Lorri Bruun, Director of Nursing
Email:                 lbruun@stand.org.au
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:


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• 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)



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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.




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                   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:                 jayne.hartwig@health.sa.gov.au
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
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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


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              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:                  sonia.angus@health.sa.gov.au
Or Contact:             Gerry Lloyd, DONM
Telephone:              (08) 8521 2020
Email:                  gerrry.lloyd@health.sa.gov.au
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.




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                 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:                  margaret.neumeister@health.sa.gov.au
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;


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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




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           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.




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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.




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    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:                 meredith.bruce@health.sa.go.au
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.



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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




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                         FLINDERS MEDICAL CENTRE
             Transition to Professional Practice Program – Midwifery




Program information:      Angie Parker, Coordinator Transition to Professional Practice -
                          Graduate Midwife Program
Email:                    angie.parker@health.sa.gov.au
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:                    healthfmchradministrationteamleader@health.sa.gov.au


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




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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.




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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.




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                            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:                   erin.reynolds@health.sa.gov.au
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.


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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.




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                  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:                 christine.hollilday@health.sa.gov.au
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:




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• 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


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   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




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                 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: gradnurse@health.qld.gov.au

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.



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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:                   computermatcing@pmcv.com.au
Website:                 http://computermatching.pmcv.com.au/



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                                    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            info.sa@stanhope.com
                                                         www.stanhope.com.au
                                                         Tel: 8267 3700
                                4/ 191 Melbourne St
                                                         Fax: 8267 3733
 Dial An Angel Adelaide         NORTH ADELAIDE SA
                                                         adelaide@dialanangel.com
                                5006
                                                         www.dialanangel.com
                                                         Tel: 8100 8855
                                Level 3
                                                         Fax: 8100 8899
 HenderCare                     81 Flinders Street
                                                         apply@hendercare.com.au
                                ADELAIDE SA 5000
                                                         www.hendercare.com.au
                                                         Tel: 8372 4800
                                257 Fullarton Road       Fax: 8372 4900
 Home Nurses
                                PARKSIDE SA 5063         info@hssmail.com.au
                                                         www.homenurses.com.au
                                                         Tel: 8100 7070 (24 hours)
                                Level 12
 Medstaff – Nursing &                                    Fax: 8215 0200
                                101 Grenfell Street
 Aged Care                                               medstaff@mcarthur.com.au
                                ADELAIDE SA 5000
                                                         www.mcarthur.com.au
                                                         Tel: 8338 1000
                                35 King William Rd       Fax: 8338 3003
 NASANSB
                                UNLEY SA 5061            info@nasansb.com.au
                                                         www.nasansb.com.au
                                                         Tel: 13 35 13
                                50 Grenfell St           Fax: 1300 137 534
 Nursing One World
                                ADELAIDE SA 5000         info@nursingoneworld.net
                                                         http://www.nursingoneworld.net/
                                                         Tel: 13 10 95
                                Shop 29 and 30
                                                         Fax: 8367 0944
 Nursing Australia              232 Hutt Street
                                                         bookings@nursingcare.com.au
                                ADELAIDE SA 5000
                                                         www.nursingaustralia.com.au
                                                         Tel: 8232 0211
                                33 Corryton Street       Fax: 8232 0244
 NurseLink Foundation
                                ADELAIDE SA 5000         queries@nurselinkfoundation.com.au
                                                         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        healthcare@melb.whe.com.au
 in the UK)                     MELBOURNE VIC 3004       www.whe.co.uk


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                                                       Tel: 8362 6500
                              80 Fullarton Road        Fax: 8363 6500
Padman Health Care
                              NORWOOD SA 5067          hr@padman.com.au
                                                       www.padman.com.au
                                                       Tel: 8292 6900
                              Level 1
Prime Medical                                          Fax: 8292 6922
                              71 Anzac Highway
Placements                                             admin@primemedical.com.au
                              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                                                ashleighw@supportstaff.com.au
                              DULWICH SA 5065
                                                       www.supportstaff.com.au




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       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 nursing.enquiries@unisa.edu.au




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