Position Details


Reference Number 159799
Position Title Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Paediatrics)
Employment Status Temporary Part Time
Program Women's & Children's
Location University Hospital Geelong
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 64
Position Summary
  • Temp 12 month position until 24/01/2021 on a busy 28 bed general paediatric unit
  • Enjoy working within our newly renovated Children’s Ward at University Hospital Geelong
  • Build your career and gain invaluable experience in paediatric nursing

About Barwon Health

University Hospital Geelong’s Children’s Ward is a vibrant, 28-bed general paediatric unit caring for infants, children and adolescents with a variety of medical and surgical conditions. The newly-renovated, family-oriented unit allows for parents and carers to stay and be actively involved with their child’s care during the admission. All rooms have accompanying bathroom en suites and sofa beds and there is a spacious parents room available complete with breakfast-making facilities, couches and television.

About the role

The Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice, University of Melbourne (Paediatrics) is a 50 credit point, part-time, clinical coursework program of one year's duration. Students typically take four 12.5 credit point subjects across a year. Admission is based on a Bachelor of Nursing degree (or equivalent training). The course delivers theoretical content through a combination of on-line study and face to face course delivery at the partner hospital for the clinical speciality. The students’ employing hospital provides clinical practice in a hospital setting. Students complete 50 credit points of study part-time, over a year, commencing in January with an on-line subject, completing a face to face subject at the partner hospital each semester and a supervised clinical practice subject at their employing hospital across the whole study period. Compulsory Applied Pathophysiology online component starts date beginning of January then a further 9 Study days a year.

About the culture

Our dedicated and experienced medical, nursing and allied health team pride themselves on providing high quality family centred care in an environment that has modern, well-equipped facilities.

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • At Barwon Health we harness a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We will embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.
  • Our organisation promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of our staff and consumers including children, and have appropriate recruitment resources in place to ensure background checks and reference checks are completed.
  • At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.
  • We Barwon Health is proud to be Totally Smoke Free.
Selection Criteria Essential: Can you please list Barwon Health's values?
Essential: Can you please choose one of Barwon Health's values and describe a situation in the workplace where you have displayed this value?
Desirable: Please outline your previous experience working in paediatrics
Essential: Registration with AHPRA Degree level qualification with a recognised educational institution in Nursing
Contact Person Sandra van Roon 
Contact Person Job Title Nurse Unit Manager - Paediatrics 
Contact Number (03) 4215 1667 
Alternate Contact Person Julia O'Brien 
Alternate Contact Number (03) 4215 3266 
Closing Date 23/10/2019
Position Description
File name 
Registered Paediatric Nurse- position description April19 .docx Open
Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on closing date. Please ensure your application is added before then as we do not accept late applications.