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Reference Number 11340
Position Title Graduate Nurse
Employment Type Fixed Term, Part Time
Department/Unit Staff Development
Location Latrobe Regional Hospital, Traralgon West
Enterprise Agreement Classification 22 - Nurses And Midwives (Victorian Public Sector) (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2016-2020 - RN GRADE 2 YEAR 1(GRAD YR)
Salary $27.89 to $29.36
Hours 128
Position Summary

Graduate Nurse Program 2019 - Collaborative Graduate Nurse Program between the Medical/Surgical and Mental Health Units at Latrobe Regional Hospital, commencing January 2019

Latrobe Regional Hospital (LRH) is the major provider of specialist health services in the Gippsland region, east of Melbourne.  Our comprehensive range of services extends to emergency and intensive care, elective surgery, allied health, obstetrics, medical and radiation oncology at the Gippsland Cancer Care Centre, dialysis and aged care.

LRH has a number of outstanding facilities following a recent expansion. These include a cardiac catheterisation laboratory, large Emergency Department, endoscopy suites and modern and contemporary inpatient units. These complement extensive Allied Health amenities including a gym and pool.

LRH is the regional provider of mental health services in Gippsland. LRH Mental Health Service operates an integrated specialist mental health program across the region and provides inpatient and community mental health care for adults, children and young people and older persons.

Gippsland provides a fantastic regional lifestyle with easy access to Melbourne.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for suitably qualified Graduate Nurses to join the Collaborative Graduate Nurse Program between a Medical/Surgical unit and the Mental Health unit on a fixed term part time basis. The  contract will be 64 hours per fortnight, rotating every three months, for a total of six months in an acute Medical or Surgical unit, and for six months in the acute Mental Health unit. Completing this program will enable the Graduate Nurse to consolidate their knowledge and skills in both mental and general nursing care. 

Reporting to the Coordinator of the Graduate Nurse Program at Latrobe Regional Hospital, and to the Nurse Unit Managers of both clinical units, the successful applicant will play an important role in provision of patient care in both units.

The successful applicant will be required to:

  • Complete four three-month rotations, two in a Medical or Surgical unit and two in the Mental Health unit at Latrobe Regional Hospital
  • Work as part of the nursing and multidisciplinary team
  • Be responsible for allocated patients
  • Complete two performance appraisals
  • Undertake mandatory assessments
  • Attend all designated general and mental health Graduate Nurse Study Days

To be successful in this position you will need to have:

  • An ability to work in a busy environment                             
  • Experience working with minimal supervision                    
  • Excellent telephone techniques and interpersonal skills                               
  • Attention to detail and production of accurate work                       
  • An ability to work and participate within a team                
  • Respect for and adherence to confidentiality                     
  • Friendly and welcoming                               
  • High standard of personal presentation, including professional disposition and diplomatic approac
  • Strong commitment to customer service and responsiveness to customer needs             
  • Willingness to learn new techniques and practices

For further information about this position please contact the Staff Development Unit on (03) 5173 8564

Applicants will be required to apply for and satisfactorily obtain a National Police Check and Working with Children Check. 

Latrobe Regional Hospital supports Equal Employment Opportunity by recognising and valuing inclusion and diversity. The hospital encourages all people from different cultures and backgrounds to apply for our advertised positions.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent applicants are encouraged to apply. Successful appointment will be based on merit and satisfactorily passing a Police Check and Working With Children’s Check. LRH’s Koori Health Liaison Officer is available to assist on (03) 5173 8831.

Selection Criteria Essential: Ability to work in a busy environment
Essential: Experience working with minimal supervision
Essential: Excellent telephone techniques and interpersonal skills
Essential: Attention to detail and production of accurate work
Essential: Ability to work and participate within a team
Essential: Respect for and adherence to confidentiality
Essential: Friendly and welcoming
Essential: High standard of personal presentation, including professional disposition and diplomatic approach
Essential: Strong commitment to customer service and responsiveness to customer needs
Essential: Flexible and adaptable
Essential: Willingness to learn new techniques and practices
Contact Person JENNIE WOOD
Contact Number (03) 5173 8598
Contact Email JWood@lrh.com.au
Alternate Contact Person Linda Waters
Alternate Contact Number (03) 5128 0051
Alternate Contact Email LWaters@lrh.com.au
Closing Date 20/07/2018
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