We offer a structured inter-professional Allied Health Graduate Program, comprising sessions run over a year, which complements the discipline-specific orientation, onboarding and supervision available to new graduate staff. This program aims to support the transition from student to health professional for allied health staff in their first year of employment.
Each allied health discipline also offers a range of in-services and specific continuing professional development opportunities including access to South West Healthcare-wide programs available. Call the allied health education team on (03) 5563 4152 to find out more.
At South West Healthcare we believe in providing a highly supportive environment that encourages professional development and excellence in care. Our graduate year is a 53 week program and grads are employed as full time or part time (0.8 FTE).
Your development is supported through rotational placement, regular study days, preceptorship and clinical supervision.
We have 2 dedicated Clinical Supports Nurses who are available to provide graduates with clinical support during the transition from student to Registered Nurse, whilst encouraging self-directed learning. The program provides graduate nurses with the opportunity to consolidate and apply theoretical knowledge, while developing skills in a variety of settings.
For further information please contact our Clinical Support Nurses (03) 5564 4050.
Applications open in June and close in July (please check dates with PMCV) and are to be submitted through our website via careers as well as through PMCV. You must apply through both to be considered.
Yes we offer part time positions (.8EFT min).
Yes, the first week is all about orientation. You have 2 full days of orientation and 3 supernumerary shifts.
We offer 3-4 rotations, dependant upon graduate program. Please see example rotation calendar under related information on the right.
Camperdown have their own Clinical Support Nurse to support you during your rotation.
At South West Healthcare we offer 7 dedicated paid study days that will enhance your knowledge and skills.
Variety of interesting topics:
Plus a free day to rotate to specialised area of your choice or attend another SD that you are interested in.
Applications must include:
We offer an acute, medical, and surgical transition year program. There is also the ability to undertake a post graduate course in perioperative, critical care, and mental health.
Our 12 month Mental Health Graduate Program consists of a comprehensive education package for beginning Mental Health Nurses. The program incorporates clinical experience, theoretical study days and online competency based training.
The South West Healthcare collaborative Mental Health and Acute General Nursing Graduate Program is a six month rotation program. Graduates will spend six months in an Acute Mental Health Program and then six months in an Acute General Nursing setting. The program incorporates clinical experience, theoretical study days and online competency based training. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain a range of specialised skills for the beginning nurse.
Mental Health Graduate Nurses will consolidate their undergraduate learning and build effective evidence-based Mental Health nursing practice within a bio-psychosocial framework. Graduate Nurses will gain experience in a recovery based mental health framework where all staff work collaboratively to assist you to practice to your full potential. To find out more please contact the Mental Health Clinical Support (03) 5564 6016.
Our Graduate Program for dual degrees Bachelor of Midwifery/ Bachelor of Nursing commences in February each year, with supported experience in general nursing rotations and Maternity Services.
The Graduate Midwifery Post Graduate diploma position is a 52 week position in all areas of Maternity services. To find out more please contact the Midwifery Clinical Educator (03) 5564 4050.