Position Details


Reference Number 43499
Position Title Graduate Nurse Program - Combined Stream
Employment Status Permanent Full Time, Permanent Part Time
Location All Sites
Department / Ward / Clinical Area All Campus
Hours per Week 320.00
Position Summary

Austin Health is offering a Graduate Nurse Program Combined Stream General and Mental Health in 2023.This program will allow you to work across both mental health and general nursing areas.

Graduates have 2 clinical rotations to integrate theory with practice: one rotation in the general hospital and one in a mental health services, with a focus on consumer centred, high- quality care.

Austin Health is a major provider of tertiary health and state-wide services, health professional education and research across three campuses in Melbourne’s northeast.  Austin Health is world-renowned for its research and specialist work in cancer, liver transplantation, spinal cord injuries, neurology, endocrinology, mental health and rehabilitation.

An exciting opportunity currently exists for enthusiastic Graduate Nurses, registered with PMCV’s Allocation and Placement Service, to join Austin Health in our Graduate Nurse Program Combined Stream in 2023. We offer a well-supported GNP including a structured orientation program, ongoing paid study days, educational opportunities and supernumerary days for each of the two six-month rotations. Our dedicated Graduate Nurse Coordinators, Graduate Educator and our Clinical Education Unit are available to assist graduate nurses in this transition year for the duration of the program. Graduates are also supported by ward preceptors and Nurse Unit Managers in all areas.

There are many staff benefits available to Austin Health nurses such as: salary packaging, Employee Assistance Program and wellness programs for staff. 

Join our fantastic nursing team! Your reward is to work in a collaborative environment which will provide you with many opportunities for ongoing training and development. The Graduate Nurse Program is a 54-week program, and upon successful completion of the program, ongoing employment will be offered at varying hours. 

Details of this role can be found in the position description.

Please note: You will be required to attach copies of the following documents to your online application.

  • Austin Health Personal Details Form - attached to this advertisement
  • Cover Letter - (maximum 1 page)
  • Resume - (maximum 2 pages) including table of clinical placements and two clinical referees
  • Clinical Appraisal 1 – most recent acute placement (maximum of 10 pages) and certified
  • Clinical Appraisal 2 – mental health placement (maximum of 10 pages) and certified
  • Academic Transcript - (most up to date, official, certified & include marking key)

All appointments are made subject to the candidate providing registration with NMBA, a current satisfactory National Police Certificate conducted by Victoria Police, COVID vaccination certificates alongside other vaccination records and if required, a Working with Children Check. 

Austin Health offers graduate career opportunities and additional supports for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, please contact the Graduate Coordinator for more information.

Contact Person Sirini Griffiths
Contact Number (03) 9496 4750
Contact Email graduatenurseprogram@austin.org.au
Alternate Contact Person Helen Brown-May
Alternate Contact Number (03) 9496 6473
Closing Date 08/07/2022
Position Description
Austin Health Position Description - PMCV 2023.pdf Open
Austin Health Position Description - GNP - Mental Health 2023.pdf Open
Personal Details Form - PMCV 2023 (General and Combined).docx Open
Application Guide click here to view