2024 Graduate Nurse Program

Give your career the best possible head start with our comprehensive and individually tailored program. We work with you to identify your aspirations, accelerate your learning, and meet your professional development needs now and into the future.

Our graduate nurses are encouraged to develop both clinically and professionally while gaining exposure to a variety of clinical specialties and healthcare environments.

Our dedicated team is committed to supporting your growth.

Our culture develops your confidence, competence and professional identity.

Graduate Nurse Program snapshot

  • Comprehensive orientation program
  • Two supernumerary days
  • Five paid study days during the year
  • Educator and mentors for personalised guidance and support
  • Diverse clinical experiences working with leading specialists
  • Multiple career development pathways
  • Structured program with a dedicated Graduate Nurse Educator
  • Eligibility for credit towards post graduate studies at Melbourne University

The program requires participants to complete and submit the following tasks throughout the year:

  • 11 Clinical Competencies
  • 2 Written Assignments
  • 1 Oral Presentation
  • 1 Exam

Shift load/Contracted hours:

The expected rostered hours for Graduate Nurse’s at The Melbourne Clinic are 0.8 fortnightly, eight total shifts per fortnight.

Why choose Healthscope?

About Healthscope Mental Health Services

With a national network of 12 private hospitals and over 600 inpatient beds, Healthscope provides Australia’s most extensive range of mental health programs and services for inpatients, outpatients or through our comprehensive day programs – many of which are exclusive to Healthscope.

With treatments and expertise extending across the breadth of mental health conditions including mood, anxiety and eating disorders, addictive behaviours and PTSD, we’re on a mission is to advance and elevate mental health care in Australia. Our passionate team of psychiatrists, nurses, psychologists and other mental health professionals put the patient at the centre of everything they do.

Our Graduate Nurse Program works across a number of leading hospitals:

  • The Melbourne Clinic
  • The Victoria Clinic
  • Northpark Private Hospital

Successful candidates will be offered 3 rotations to our ward areas at these hospitals

  • Addictive Behaviours Services
    • Substance Withdrawal Program
    • Rehabilitation Program
  • Dual Diagnosis Program
  • Eating Disorders Program
    • Binge Eating Disorders Program
  • Eating Disorders Emotion Management Program (ED-EMP)
  • Emotion Management Program (EMP)
  • Eye Movement Desensitising and Reprocessing (EMDR) Program
  • Mental Health Intensive Care Unit
  • Older Person’s Program
  • Parent Infant Program (PIP)
  • Young Adults Emotion Management Program (YAEMP)
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

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After your graduate year

Our leadership teams are committed to growing our workforce capability and around 98% of our graduate nurses continue their career with us.

We offer individually designed career development after the Graduate Program.

A further two years of extensive professional development opportunities are supported by a financial scholarship for every graduate who joins our program.

Our national network of hospitals provides the chance for you to work interstate, in a variety of sub-acute, acute and mental health facilities.

Our Executive Teams collaboratively support staff movement across hospitals and states to encourage ongoing development and experience.

Australian Applicants

We welcome applications from enrolled and registered nurses who are approaching graduation or recently graduated, and are Australian Permanent Residents or hold Australian/New Zealand Citizenship. Before you can commence work, and therefore your graduate program, you will require registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. You can find out more about the registration process at www.ahpra.gov.au.

International Applicants

Applications from international candidates with appropriate working rights in Australia are welcome to apply.

Click on the Apply Now button above.

The application period is open from 12th August 2023 to 12 September 2023 at 11.59pm AEST.

The program will commence February 2024.

Please prepare in advance and have the following available when you commence your online application:

  • A cover letter
  • Current CV
  • Certified copy of your academic transcript
  • A current Working with Children check
  • A copy of certified clinical reports (one general and one mental health)
  • Two recent clinical referees

Applications that do not contain the above information may not be considered.

For any enquiries contact:

Kathy Varas
Graduate Program Educator
Phone: (03) 9487 4614
Email: TMC.Graduate_Program@healthscope.com.au

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