Nurse/ Midwife Graduate program FAQs
Does the SCHHS have Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduate RN/RM positions available?
How do I improve my chances of being selected onto the graduate program?
- Ensure that you read the Queensland Health Graduate Prospectus and that you complete all of the requested information on the graduate portal application process and upload onto the graduate portal by the due date
- Ensure you have researched your Hospital and Health Service (HHS) preferences to ensure that you are confident of your choices
Will SCHHS accept late applications or alterations to submitted applications?
No. SCHHS is committed to supporting the OCNMO Graduate nurse and midwife prospectus and will not accept late applications or alterations to submitted applications.
Do I have to attend a face to face interview?
SCHHS requires all applicants, offered an interview, to attend a face to face interview which is scheduled for the 3rd week of September 2021.
Who should I ask to complete my referee report?
Please submit two professional referee reports completed by someone from within the Nursing or Midwifery profession and at least one from a past clinical placement within your undergraduate program (please refer to the attached SCHHS Graduate Nurse/Midwife referee report)
What documentation am I required to bring to interview?
You are required to bring proof of identity to the interview. Your referee reports are not required at this stage.
What documentation am I required to submit if successful at interview?
Successful applicants will be asked to attend a pre-recruitment day in November 2021 to submit the following documentation:
- AHPRA registration: Please ensure that you submit an early application to AHPRA
- Evidence of Vaccination for Preventable Diseases (VPD): Please ensure that you have comprehensively completed all required fields
- HR recruitment forms which will be sent to you on acceptance of offer.
Note: Photographs will not be accepted as proof of your certified documentation as these will not be approved by HR / recruitment.
Will I have to do night duty?
Night duty, shift work and weekend work is an expectation during the program.
What hours will my contract be?
- First year graduate RN/M’s will be recruited at a variety of hours ranging from 0.5 FTE Midwives, 0.53 FTE General Medical / Surgical units and 0.83 FTE Peri-Operative and Intensive Care units.
- All graduates will be expected to take on extra clinical hours as available within their clinical areas.
I have not completed a clinical placement with you - will this affect my application?
Applications are welcome from all universities within Queensland, even if you have not had a placement within SCHHS.
Do I get to nominate which clinical areas I go to as part of the graduate program?
- Clinical preferences submitted on your graduate program summary / application will be considered and all endeavors will be made to accommodate your preference however allocations will meet the organisational need and you may not get your preference.
- All final decisions on recruitment outcomes and areas of clinical placements are not able to be negotiated.
What options are available at the end of my graduate program?
Upon completion of the program you will have the opportunity to apply for work in a variety of clinical areas or alternatively apply for a variety of second year graduate programs within SCHHS.
Currently SCHHS offers second year graduate programs within the following units:
- Cancer Care Services
- Renal Services
- Department of Emergency Medicine
- Coronary Care unit
- Gympie Hospital rural rotation
- Intervention Procedural Suites
- Gastroenterology Procedural Suites