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Reference Number 18982
Position Title 2023 General Registered Nurse Graduate Support Program
Employment Type Fixed Term Part Time, Fixed Term Full Time
Division Epworth Corporate
Location Geelong, Richmond, Box Hill, East Melbourne, Hawthorn/Brighton/Camberwell
Award Classification Epworth HealthCare Nurses and Midwives Enterprise Agreement 2020-2024 - Registered Nurse/Registered Midwife Grade 2 Year 1
Hours 30
Position Summary
  • Part-time/full-time contracts
  • Individually tailored program including two rotations
  • Learning hubs and simulation centres
  • Consolidate your clinical skills in a caring and supportive environment
  • Choose your program locations
  • The option of a further explorer experience upon completion 


The Program 

Joining our 2023 Graduate Support Program, you will be welcomed into an environment that cares for its people. Through your first 12-months of joining Epworth HealthCare you will develop a sense of belonging and begin your transition into becoming a confident and competent Registered Nurse. 

Your program offers a part-time rotating roster with the flexibility to complete rotations in acute, subacute and specialty areas. You will have access to our purpose-built, well-equipped Simulation and Clinical Education Precinct across our sites.

A multi-tiered approach to your support sees you have access to a group manager of early years programs, ward-based Educators, Preceptors and Clinical Specialists who will be available to answer your questions and guide your clinical practice. 


The Locations

The Graduate Support Program for Registered Nurses is offered across seven (7) hospital locations (let us know in the application process which location or locations you are applying to)

Epworth Geelong

  • Located in Waurn Ponds, adjacent to Deakin University
  • Choice of different rotation opportunities include medical oncology, orthopaedics & chronic pain, rehabilitation, general surgery incl neurosurgery, neurology and cardiac, day surgery, emergency, & renal dialysis
  • Onsite discounted parking

Epworth Richmond

  • Located on Bridge Road, Richmond, close to the CBD
  • Rotations across multiple specialties in acute and sub-acute units
  • Choice of different rotation specialties including orthopaedic, general/colorectal, cardiothoracic/cardiac, neurosurgery/neurology, emergency, paediatrics, general medical, oncology, sub-acute rehabilitation including acquired/traumatic brain injury, ENT, oral maxillofacial, plastics, urology, day surgery, dialysis, & vascular 

Epworth Freemasons

  • Located in East Melbourne, across two campuses – Albert Street and Victoria Parade. Both close to the CBD and public transport
  • Newly redeveloped with the addition of extra patient beds, theatres, and a day oncology unit
  • Choice of different rotation specialties including general surgical, gynaecology, urology, ENT, maxillofacial, orthopaedics, theatre, paediatrics, plastics, general medical, oncology & haematology

Epworth Eastern

  • Located in Box Hill – close to public transport and onsite discounted parking
  • Newly expanded and redeveloped wards and theatres 
  • Choice of different rotation specialties including general surgical, gynaecology, neurology, cardiothoracic/cardiac, urology, ENT, maxillofacial, orthopaedics, endoscopy, DOSA, plastics, general medical & oncology

Epworth Brighton  

  • Located in Brighton, close to public transport
  • Inpatient and outpatient sub-acute rehabilitation 
  • Caring for patients with a variety of rehabilitation needs including orthopaedic, neurology, respiratory, cardiac, oncology & chronic medical conditions 

Epworth Camberwell  

  • Located in Camberwell, close to public transport
  • Inpatient and outpatient sub-acute rehabilitation 
  • Caring for patients with a variety of rehabilitation needs including orthopaedic, neurology, respiratory, cardiac, oncology & chronic medical conditions 

Epworth Hawthorn

  • Located in Hawthorn, close to public transport and CBD
  • Inpatient and outpatient sub-acute rehabilitation 
  • Providing rehabilitation for patients recovering from traumatic road or workplace accidents with multi-trauma orthopaedic injuries & amputee rehabilitation


What you need

To be eligible for our graduate program, you will need:

  • Be on-track to successfully complete your 2022 nursing degree (Bachelors or Masters)
  • Anticipate being granted AHPRA registration prior to program commencement date
  • Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency; New Zealand Citizenship OR anticipate having a working visa with unrestricted rights to work in Australia on a part-time contract
  • Please note Epworth HealthCare is NOT part of the PMCV match process. If you are successful with an offer in the Graduate Support Program, you will be expected to withdraw from PMCV match process and provide evidence


What’s in it for you

It’s the sense of belonging and being part of an organisation that puts the patient in the centre of all that is done. In addition to this, you will have access to:

  • Competitive salary + super + entitlements
  • Salary sacrificing benefits of $9,010p.a.
  • Salary packaging benefits
  • An early position offer without having to stress about the PMCV match process
  • Zero or reduced out-of-pocket expenses for health services at Epworth
  • Discounted private health insurance
  • Ongoing career opportunities when you complete your program, including explorer year, TSP, postgraduate and scholarship opportunities
  • Supernumerary time at the start of each block rotation
  • Development opportunities throughout your Graduate Support Program


How to Apply

Sound interesting? To apply, click the APPLY button now and:

  1. Identify and rank your preferred location or locations in the application process
  2. Upload your CV including a list of your clinical placements and two clinical placement referees
  3. Upload your cover letter letting us know why you want to complete your program with Epworth and why your preferred Epworth location
  4. Upload your most up to date Academic Transcript 
  5. Upload two (2) Clinical Placement Reports with comments 
  6. Upload a small headshot photograph of yourself 


For more detailed information about our Graduate Programs, explore the Epworth website here.

As a result of Coronavirus (COVID-19), it is a condition of employment with Epworth HealthCare, subject to reasonable exemptions, that you have had COVID-19 vaccinations, including where recommended by public health authorities and booster vaccinations.

As a child safe organisation, all successful applicants are required to satisfactorily clear a National Police Check (conducted by Epworth) and hold a valid employee Working with Children Check (provided by you).

At Epworth, we believe inclusion and diversity are essential to our culture and values.  We focus on fairness and opportunity for all – across race, ability, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, cultures and beliefs – that reflect the communities we work in.  At Epworth, we care.


Contact Person Kate Hetherington
Contact Number 0455 996 579
Contact Email
Closing Date 08/07/2022
Position Description
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