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2023 Graduate Registered Nurse Program - Launceston

  • Launceston, TAS, Australia, 7250
  • Permanent
  • Closing on: Aug 28 2022

Calvary Launceston, Tasmania

  • Permanent part time positions (64 hr per fortnight)
  • Commencing February – March 2023
  • Salary Range from $72,203 - $92,180 (base salary)  
  • Are you finalising your nursing studies and seeking an exciting beginning to your nursing career?
  • Want to make a difference at one of Australia’s leading health care providers?
  • Interested in generous salary packaging benefits, ongoing professional development and a supportive team environment?
  • Calvary Launceston is pleased to offer recently graduated Registered Nurses the opportunity to apply for our comprehensive 2023 Graduate Nurse Transition Program (GNTP).

About the Calvary Launceston 2023 GNTP 

Our GNTP aims to offer you a comprehensive introduction to your Nursing Career, providing a dynamic and supportive environment for you to complete your Transition to Practise year that facilitates your growth and development as a professional nurse.

We appreciate that transitioning into practice is an exciting, although challenging time.  We base our GNTP on a best practise Transition Changes Model.  This enables us to identify your personal and professional needs as a newly graduated Nurse and assists us to support you effectively throughout this journey. 

Our program includes;

  • Comprehensive 2 day Orientation program
  • 5 Graduate specific paid Study Days
  • Supported supernumerary practice days
  • Allocated preceptors, educators and consistent GNTP Coordinator support
  • Initial reduced clinical load
  • Regular debrief opportunities
  • Access to scholarships for post graduate study
  • Opportunity for ongoing employment after your GNTP is completed

At Calvary Launceston we offer two six month ward rotations. We also have 12 month positions in specialty areas including Theatre. During Theatre rotations, the Graduate has the opportunity to rotate between Recovery, Anaesthetics and Scrub/Scout.

This may be at either of our two Launceston Hospitals – Calvary St Vincent’s and Calvary St Luke’s.

About us at Calvary Launceston.

Calvary Launceston is a 150 bed, non for profit, mission based leading healthcare organisation, serving the North Tasmanian community. At Calvary, our patients and their families expect a highly skilled, compassionate and dedicated workforce. Calvary staff pride themselves on ‘being for others’. The patient journey is at the centre of Calvary’s philosophy within our models of care.

We are a leading provider of quality, integrated care that puts our patients, residents and clients at the centre of everything we do. Calvary offers flexible careers in clinical, allied health, hospitality, ICT and health administration, mission, leadership, management and more. Founded in Australia in 1885, we’re one of the largest providers of health, aged and community care with over 18,000 staff and volunteers, 14 Public and Private Hospitals, 72 Residential Care and Retirement Communities and 19 Community Care Centres.

As an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and are committed to fostering a workplace that is respectful, welcoming and inclusive where people are supported to draw strengths from their identity, culture and community. We value the integral dignity of each person and we encourage applications from First Nations peoples, people living with a disability, LGBTIQ+ people, people who have come to Australia as migrants or refugees and veterans.

About you

We are seeking enthusiastic new graduates that embody our mission of ‘being for others’ with a positive solutions focused attitude and a willingness to learn. You will be working in a multi-disciplinary team environment which will call for excellent communication skills with the ability to be flexible and adapt to change.

What do you bring?

  • Ability in utilising the nursing process in the provision of an excellent standard of nursing care, abiding by hospital policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of patient centred care.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently or within a team environment.
  • Demonstrated satisfactory clinical knowledge and clinical problem solving skills.
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills within a multidisciplinary team and the ability to liaise effectively with patients, their families and members of the community.
  • Ability to identify with and reflect on the Calvary Core Values – Hospitality, Healing, Stewardship and Respect.
  • Registration with AHPRA and in possession of a current practicing certificate
  • Practices in accordance with ACQSHC National standards (and any other relevant standards to area of practice)
  • Commitment to continuing professional development
  • Commitment to completing clinical competencies as required in the Graduate Transition Program
  • Ability to build relationships with all stakeholders
  • Decision making and delegation skills

Why work for Calvary?

Joining us is your opportunity to learn with purpose and drive positive impact to our community in a stimulating work environment. We offer paid parental leave, salary packaging, career progression, flexible working hours and training and skills development. Calvary is also proud to be recognised as a leader in gender equality.  Further details are available here: https://www.calvarycare.org.au/careers/benefits/

How to join the team 

To apply please submit an online application (emailed submissions unfortunately not accepted). 

Please note:

  • We recommend that prior to applying you take time to read the Calvary Launceston GNTP Recruitment Handbook and Application Guide.
  • Only applicants with a valid right to work in Australia will be considered.
  • As part of the application process, you may be required to participate in a health evaluation, which could include face to face assessment and drug and alcohol testing, to ensure your suitability for the role.
  • Calvary has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all workers. You will also be required to provide evidence of other immunisation as required for your role
  • Please note we are unable to accept emailed applications or resumes and phone calls from recruitment agencies.

If you are looking for a rewarding career in an organisation that will support your transition into nursing practise, apply now!

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