Ashford Hospital 2022 Graduate Nurse General Program - Registered Nurse Ashford Hospital, Adelaide New Nursing/Midwifery 210001CQ Requisition # 11 hours ago Post Date Apply for Job Share this Job Sign Up for Job Alerts Ashford Hospital has a Graduate Nurse Program which is designed to assist Graduate Nurses in their Transition to Professional Practice. This program is available to newly registered, Registered & Enrolled Nurses and it aims to: * Assist and provide support to Graduates in their initial transition from Student to practicing novice Nurse. * Assist the Graduate in consolidating their knowledge, clinical practice, 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. Objective of Ashford Hospital Graduate Nurse Program At the completion of the program, the Graduate 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 knowledge & skill. About the Graduate Nurse Program Ashford Hospitals Graduate Nurse Program is a 46-week clinical program based on full time employment, commencing in February each year. Mid-year intakes or employment outside of this identified time frame may be considered on an individual and workplace need basis. The Graduate Nurse Program includes: * Hospital & program orientation * Unit orientation for each clinical rotation * Professional development study days with a strong clinical focus * Access to onsite education at ward and site based levels * Access to an online professional development education tool * Varying clinical experiences with unit rotations based on staffing requirements The Graduate Nurse Program provides support to Graduate Nurses in the form of: * On-site Graduate Nurse Coordinator, Clinical Educators, Clinical Managers and Clinical Nurses / Preceptors * Ongoing peer support from Nurses working in the clinical areas Performance review * Formal - performance appraisals * Informal - ongoing verbal feedback General Ward Based & Perioperative Program The Ward based Program includes 2 x 6 month rotations to various areas within the hospital (i.e. Medical, Surgical, Oncology, Cardiac, Emergency, Critical Care, Angiography placements depend staffing requirements). Graduates who select the Perioperative option will work in the Perioperative area and may work in one or several areas throughout the year. This may include Theatre (Scrub / Scout), Endoscopy, Anesthetics and Recovery. Perioperative experience during your nursing studies is an essential prerequisite for applicants. Separate applications must be submitted for General and Perioperative programs. The number of Graduate positions offered each year will be dependent on the staffing requirements. All positions are one year contracts and may be offered as part time (0.8 and 0.9 FTE) and full time positions. Selection Criteria: * Eligibility for registration as a nurse with the Nurses and Midwives board (AHPRA) * DCSI Working with Children Check * Compliance with ACQSHC National standards * Graduate within 2020 -2022 * Flexible to undertake Full Time or Part Time employment on a 7-day rotating roster * High-level of interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills * Works well within a team * International applicants must have documented proof of English Language skills to an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic Band 7 or evidence of a booking for an IELTS test at the time of interview (OET test will also be accepted) * International students must have plans in place to ensure necessary visas and work rights are in place for the term of the employment How to Apply: * Write a one-page cover letter stating why you want to work at Ashford Private Hospital, identifying areas of interest and past experience. * Include a CV with at least three references -Two referees must be clinical staff or facilitators that you have worked with during your 3rd year student placements. The 3rd referee must be from your current or recent employment. * Provide most recent academic transcript with result legend * Include copies of 2 most recent clinical placement reports - including relevant (acute surgical/ mental health/ rehab or peri-operative) university clinical appraisals completed by you & your facilitator at clinical placements. Important dates to remember: * Applications open 1st July 2021 * Applications close 31st July 2021 * Interviews September 2021 * Outcome of interviews - Throughout October 2021 * Program commences - February 2022 Applications close: 31st July 2021 For further enquiries: Roselyn Brown, Ashford Hospital GNP Coordinator Ph To Apply: Please click on the 'Apply' button to be taken to our online application form. Please include a cover letter and your CV along with the contact details of 2 professional referees.