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Transition to Acute Care Nursing Rotation Program

  • Waratah, NSW, Australia, 2298
  • Fixed Term
  • Closing on: Mar 31 2023

Transition to Acute Care Nursing Rotation Program
Fixed Term 12-month program
Mutiple Positions Available 
Calvary Mater Newcastle

A fantastic opportunity for an AHPRA Registered Nurse to transition to Acute Care in a collaborative and supportive environment. This opportunity provides the ability to work within multiple specialities throughout the facility, as you transition from novice to experienced clinician.  Each successful applicant will be allocated a designated preceptor to support the clinician throughout the program and beyond. 

  • Opportunities for permanent positions following the program are available 
  • Progress with purpose at one of Australia’s largest health care providers
  • Get ahead with salary packaging, benefits and professional development in a supportive team environment
  • Salary Classification: Registered Nurse Year 1 - 8
  • Remuneration: $33.97 - $47.69 per hour
  • Fixed Term Full time or Part time (min 32hrs per week) opportunity

About you

The Transition to Acute Care Rotation Program has been developed to support Early Career Nurses to develop the skills and attributes required to work and thrive in an Acute Care Hospital. The program has been developed to offer Early Career Nurses the opportunity to rotate through various departments and specialty units over a 12 month period whilst being supported by a designated Clinical Nurse Educator. The program has been designed to assist the Registered Nurse during the transition phase from generalist nurse or new graduate to specialist Acute Care Nurse.
The program will be conducted over a 12 month period with 3 rotations across the facility. The program will include designated study days and utilises a preceptorship model to ensure participants are supported.
The rotation program will provide the opportunity to work and build capability in a range of specialties across the hospital. These specialties may include:
  • Oncology & Haematology
  • General Medicine
  • Palliative Care &
  • General Surgery

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform comprehensive and accurate nursing assessment of patients.
  • Identify and implement discharge-planning requirements.
  • Plan appropriate care in consultation with patient and multidisciplinary team.
  • Function within a multidisciplinary team and provide assistance when and where required to meet the needs of the Department / Ward
  • Support and inform patients and their families to ensure any direct impact on patients and their families is understood. This will enable patients to make informed decisions.

What you bring 

  • COVID-19 vaccination is a mandatory requirement unless assessed exempt Registered Nurse with current Authority to Practice with AHPRA
  • Demonstrated desire to pursue a career in Acute Care Nursing
  • Demonstrated experience in General Nursing as an EN, RN or AIN
  • Demonstrated commitment to own personal and professional development
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • A desire to join a team committed to the care of others in a mission based organisation

For further information about this fantastic opportunity, please contact Jacinta Carr, Nurse Educator/Learning and Development Coordinator at 

Why work for Calvary?
At Calvary, our staff matter. 
Join our team, learn with purpose and drive positive impact in one of Australia’s largest healthcare providers across Public and Private Hospitals, Residential Aged Care and Home Care. 
With over 130 years’ experience and 18,000 staff and volunteers, we offer an inclusive and welcoming culture where you are valued, drawing on your own strengths, identity and background alongside a team of professionals who care for our patients, residents and clients.
Your benefits: 
  • NFP salary packaging benefits, discounted health insurance and gym memberships 
  • Paid parental leave 
  • Training, development pathways and career opportunities
  • Flexible hours that make sense for you
Apply now to start your career in an organisation that is making a positive difference in the community.
Please note the following:
  • As part of the application process, you will be required to complete pre-employment checks which may include, but is not limited to reference checks, work rights, criminal history check, NDIS/WWCC/WWVP checks, and a health evaluation to ensure 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 including influenza, tuberculosis screening, hepatitis, diphtheria, tetanus, varicella

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