Position Details

Reference Number 182344
Position Title 2024 Barwon Health and Great Ocean Road Health Collaborative Graduate Nurse Program (Registered Nurses)
Employment Status Temporary Part Time
Program Chief Nursing Officer
Location University Hospital Geelong
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 384
Position Summary

Broaden Your Horizons

Line up your life and career with us at Barwon Health in Victoria, Australia

Imagine living in a stunning region that offers the best of both worlds - a supportive and nurturing work environment and a vibrant and fulfilling personal life.

  • Receive exceptional support and guidance from our team dedicated to the clinical and professional development of all graduate nurses and be set up for success from the beginning of your career
  • You'll work in an environment that truly values teaching and learning! You'll be empowered to take on new challenges, expand your skillset, and pursue your career goals with confidence.
  • Encounter new challenges every day in diverse clinical environments and make a real difference in the lives of your patients.

Are you looking to join a Graduate Nurse Program in 2024?

Barwon Health and Great Ocean Road Health are looking for graduate registered nurses to join a well-established and supportive graduate nurse program commencing in February 2024.

Great Ocean Road Health provides a comprehensive range of services, including acute, residential, aged care, primary and community care to the catchment area extending from Aireys Inlet to Lavers Hill and the hinterland townships. Services are provided on two sites, Lorne and Apollo Bay.

Current opportunities are available at Apollo Bay: Apollo Bay is defined as both rural and remote and is located on the Great Ocean Road in South West Victoria. Apollo Bay is a place of natural beauty with the wild open ocean, rugged coastline and the ferny forests of the Otway Ranges. 

Program Structure

Graduate Nurses will complete a 6-month rotation at Otway Health in Apollo Bay. During this rotation, graduates will be expected to work across Acute, Urgent Care and Aged Care units.

Graduate Nurses will also complete a 6-month rotation at University Hospital Geelong, Barwon Health.

The program offers graduates a unique opportunity to gain clinical experience in both rural and regional health care settings. 

The Barwon Health and Great Ocean Road Health Collaborative Graduate Program can offer you the following:

  • 53 week program
  • Work 64 hours/fortnight
  • Dedicated graduate team to provide clinical support and guidance to graduates
  • Orientation program and study days throughout the year
  • Supernumerary time in each rotation
  • Access to weekly graduate professional development sessions
  • Access to further professional development and completion of competencies
  • Proven opportunities and pathways for ongoing employment and career development

To Apply:

Applications for the 2024 Barwon Health and Great Ocean Road Health Collaborative Graduate Nurse Program are to be made online. Incomplete applications cannot be considered.

  • Upload a current photo of yourself (for identification purposes only).
  • Upload your letter of application (no more than one page), addressed to: Ms. Carolyn Steinman  Graduate Program Coordinator - Nursing & Midwifery, Clinical Education and Training, Barwon Health
  • Upload a concise CV (no more than three pages) listing all clinical placements including service name, clinical area, type of placement and dates of placement in table format.
  • Name and direct contact details of two clinical referees.
  • Name and direct contact details of one most recent employment referee.
  • Upload your most recent official academic transcript including key to results.

In addition to your application online, please provide your clinical appraisals via email:

About the Culture

You will have the opportunity to be part of a highly skilled, professional, friendly and dedicated workforce who take pride in providing high quality service. You will have support and guidance from fellow team members and management who exhibit our Barwon Health values, respect, compassion, commitment, accountability and innovation. We are all dedicated to supporting the organisation in achieving our vision of - By 2050 everyone in our community enjoys the best health and wellbeing in Victoria.

What we offer

  • Excellent working conditions with a high sense of job satisfaction 
  • Geelong and Barwon Health is an attractive destination with a sunny climate, notoriously laidback lifestyle and great pay rates  
  •  Located in the centre of Geelong's CBD is an easy commute from all suburbs
  • Access to employee wellness facility
  • A genuine community feel - we look after each other 
  • Wide range of professional development that enhances your careers
  • Doorstep to the Great Ocean RoadBellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast
  • Attractive salary packaging benefits! Living Expenses capped at $9,010 which  includes repayments on mortgages, credit cards, personal loans and rental payments and Meal Entertainment & Accommodation capped at $2,650 which includes food and drink consumed in a social or entertainment settings and some accommodation expenditure
  • To find out more about the Geelong region, visit our Moving to the Region page on the Barwon Health website. 

 Diversity and Inclusion 

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We 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.

We are strongly committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. Click here for further information on the Victorian Government’s Child Safe Standards: About Child Safe Standards | Victorian Government (www.vic.gov.au) We are also proud to be Totally Smoke Free.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments to submit your application for this role, please contact talent.acquisition@barwonhealth.org.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

This role must be fully vaccinated for Covid -19 and influenza and meet the requirements of the Barwon Health immunisation policy.

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?
Essential: What is it about the Barwon Health and Great Ocean Road Health Collaborative Program that appeals to you? (Please note that this forms part of your application, word limit of 500 words applies)
Essential: Upon completion of your degree, you will be eligible for registration as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia?
Essential: I agree, to commence employment, I am required to meet Barwon Health’s immunisation requirements (including full Covid-19 and Influenza vaccination) set out in the Staff Immunisation Policy. I acknowledge that meeting this requirement is mandatory and a condition of employment subsequently offered
Essential: I have uploaded my Immunisation History with proof of Influenza vaccination (under the Free Text Document option) in the Application Document Section
Contact Person Carolyn Steinman 
Contact Person Job Title  
Contact Number 0422 040 491 
Contact Email Graduate.NurseProgram@barwonhealth.org.au 
Closing Date 05/12/2023
Position Description
File name 
RN - Graduate Nurse Program - May 2022.pdf 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.