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Graduate Registered Nurse - Graduate Nurse Program 2023

  • Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Fixed Term
  • Closing on: Feb 15 2023
  • Make a difference at one of Australia’s leading health care providers
  • Generous salary packaging benefits, ongoing professional development and supportive team environment

 About the role Graduate Nurse Program 2023

  • 4 Graduate nurse positions available with intakes in February and August 2023
  • Join one of Australia’s leading health, community and aged care providers
  • Calvary Health Care Bethlehem (CHCB) is a Catholic Health Care facility committed to the care of the sick and dying
  • 12 month Part time (0.8FTE) position with no night shift
  • Excellent salary packaging options available

The Graduate Nurse program is designed to be flexible to meet the learning needs of each graduate.  We provide a personalised and supportive environment to enable you to consolidate and further develop your skills and knowledge that will enhance your future career opportunities.

Graduate nurses will develop the assessment and critical thinking skills required to effectively nurse patients requiring palliative care and those with progressive neurological conditions. Those accepted into the program will benefit from a structured program which includes extensive supernumerary time, 4 study days plus 2 days in our specialist areas, as well as a structured debrief and skills enhancement and review program.  Graduate nurses are further supported by nurse educators and our preceptorship program. 

Positions are 0.8EFT with no night duty requirement.

What you bring 

  • Current AHPRA registration or eligibility prior to start date
  • A desire to join a team committed to the care of others in a mission based organisation
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Patient and family approach to care delivery
  • Current clinical knowledge and critical thinking ability
  • Computer literacy


This is an excellent opportunity to be a part of a leading mission based health care organisation. 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. Graduates also are not required to work night shifts, free onsite car parking, free uniform and access to fee free further education with our partnership with UTAS.  Further details are available here:

About Calvary

Calvary is a national Catholic provider of health, community and aged care services operating in six states and territories. Our services include public and private hospital care, acute and sub-acute care, home care services and retirement and aged care services, in both rural and metropolitan areas.  Calvary employs over 11,000 people and has over 1,500 volunteers.

Calvary continues the mission of the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, a mission focused on caring for those who are sick, dying and in need.  We express our values of hospitality, healing, stewardship and respect through “being for others” exemplified by the Spirit of Calvary and the example of Venerable Mary Potter.

How to join the team

To join our diverse, compassionate and dedicated team for a rewarding Calvary career, please submit an online application after registering with the Graduate Nurse Program match

Applications must include the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • References, one must be a 2022 Clinical supervisor
  • 2 clinical feedback/assessment records (5 pages per record maximum)
  • Academic transcript

Applicants must be registered with the Victorian Nursing Computer Match. 

Candidates must hold Australian or NZ Citizenship or have an entitlement to work in Australia.

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.

Please note we are unable to accept emailed applications or resumes and phone calls from recruitment agencies.

Applications close 15 February, 2023 

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