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Nurse/ Midwife Graduate program FAQs

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  • Yes

    • 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
  • No. SCHHS is committed to supporting the OCNMO Graduate nurse and midwife prospectus and will not accept late applications or alterations to submitted applications.

  • SCHHS requires all applicants, offered an interview, to attend a face to face interview which is scheduled for the 3rd week of September 2021.

  • 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)

  • You are required to bring proof of identity to the interview. Your referee reports are not required at this stage.

  • 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.

  • Night duty, shift work and weekend work is an expectation during the program.

    • 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.
  • Applications are welcome from all universities within Queensland, even if you have not had a placement within SCHHS.

    • 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.
  • 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
Last updated: 30 June 2021

Contact

Graduate Program Co-ordinator
Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service