Mercy Health offers a permanent combined Graduate Nursing and Midwifery Program at Werribee Mercy Hospital and Mercy Hospital for Women in Heidelberg.
Graduate nurses and midwives are an integral part of Mercy Health’s commitment to develop our future nursing workforce. We welcome graduates to join our team to provide compassionate and responsive care to people in need.
Our Graduate Nurse and Midwifery Programs are designed to support graduates making the transition from study to registered nursing or midwifery, within a supportive and welcoming environment.
The program aims to promote educational opportunities to graduates as they consolidate their theoretical and clinical skills. This is a structured program with a comprehensive orientation, paid professional development days, and debriefing sessions which are supported by the learning team, resource nurses, midwives and clinical educators.
On successful completion of the program, graduates will be presented with a certificate of completion.
All graduates are contracted to work 64 hours (0.8 equivalent full time) permanently within the Women’s and Children’s Services which will commence in January-February 2020.
Five weeks of paid annual leave will be taken throughout the graduate year, as per the Nurses and Midwives Enterprise Agreement.
Rotations offered may include:
|Mercy Hospital for Women:||Werribee Mercy Hospital:|
|Birthing services||Birthing services|
|Special Care Nursery||Special Care Nursery|
|Emergency Department||General Medical/ Surgical|
How to apply
Applicants must register with the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria Computer Matching Service and rank Mercy Health in their preferences. For further information visit: pmcv.com.au
Applications will open on 10 June 2019 and will close on 19 July 2019. Applicants will be required to apply via the Mercy Health careers website along with the supporting documents listed below:
- letter of application stating preferred hospital location, areas of clinical interest, preferred rotations, rationale for choice and future career plans
- two page curriculum vitae, relevant experience and clinical rotations
- three referees (at least two need to be clinical referees) including their professional title, place of work and both email and phone contact details
- certified copy of academic transcripts to date (including ‘key to results’)
- two recent and certified acute clinical appraisals
Please note: Successful applicants are required to provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check prior to commencement.
Graduate Program Lead
email to: MHgraduate.recruitment@Mercy.com.au
Last reviewed September 14, 2017.