Graduate Nurse Program 2023

GRADUATE REGISTERED NURSE PROGRAMME 2023

Casterton Memorial Hospital is a small rural health service which provides acute care, primary care, aged care and allied health services to the community of Casterton.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE:

The Graduate Nurse program is for newly graduated registered nurses and comprises of a January intake with a total of 5 graduates.

The length of the course is 52 working weeks at 8 shifts per fortnight (64 hours/fortnight).

The program consists of both a theoretical and practical component both of which have been developed in response to the specific learning needs of graduate nurses.

OBJECTIVES:                                                  
  • Provide an opportunity for the Graduate Nurse to consolidate and integrate nursing knowledge into practice.
  • Facilitate reflective practice developing a clinical judgement skill set.
  • Support the Graduate Nurse to progressively fulfil the contemporary role of a Division 1 Registered Nurse, while maintaining the optimal work/life balance.
  • Promote the personal and professional development of the Graduate Nurse.
CLINICAL:

The clinical component includes rotations that are six months in length. Rotations include:

Acute: This placement provides a sound clinical foundation on which to develop clinical skills and knowledge.

Glenelg House (Aged care facility): This rotation enables the graduate to develop clinical leadership, clinical judgement, physical assessment, medication management and communication skills within a person-centred care model.

Surgical /Emergency: During the year, a three week clinical placement in Horsham includes two weeks in the surgical unit and one week in emergency care.

CLINICAL SUPPORT:

Program Co-ordinators / CMH Education Officer: Facilitate the delivery and co-ordination of the program, facilitate clinical support for Graduate Nurses and assists the graduate to acquire skills and knowledge in a supported environment.

Preceptors: The graduate nurse is allocated a preceptor for the duration of the course.

Unit Managers: Monitor the progress of the graduate nurse during the clinical placement and offers support to the graduate when required.

Group Debriefing Sessions: Group debriefing sessions are held to provide a forum for the graduate nurse to discuss any issues relating to any aspect of the program.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
  • All applications must apply using the Graduate Nurse Program computer matching system.
  • We also require an application prior to the date of closure for computer match.

The application should include:

  • a letter of introduction and brief CV
  • academic transcripts up to year 3 semester 1
  • a list of all clinical placements and clinical assessments from year 2 and 3
  • current National Police Check (certified copy)
  • current Victorian Working with Children Check (certified copy).

Applications close 8th July.

Please send applications via email to [email protected]

Casterton Memorial Hospital is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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