Graduate Nursing & Midwifery

Our programs offer you a dynamic and well-structured graduate year.

About our program

At LRH, our aim is to facilitate and support you, the beginning practitioner in your transition from student to Registered Nurse, Enrolled Nurse, Registered Nurse/Midwife or Registered Midwife by providing a structured clinical support program within a theoretical framework.

You will have the opportunity to build on your existing knowledge and skills in a friendly, stimulating and well-supported environment.

Program objectives

  • Facilitate the transition from student to professional
  • Develop an understanding of the core professional attributes of a nurse/midwife
  • Develop skills in being part of a dynamic and professional healthcare team
  • Increase competence through study days, development of critical thinking and reflection and clinical support from educators
  • Strengthen commitment to evidence-based practice, commitment to research and life-long learning
  • Develop an interest in ongoing employment and formal educational opportunities beyond the graduate program

Benefits of our Graduate Programs

  • 12 month contract
  • Two x 6 month clinical rotations
  • We aim to take 2 intakes per year – January & July
  • Graduate specific orientation
  • Graduate professional development and training days
  • Extensive support network
  • Regional and rural experience
  • Supernumerary days
  • Salary packaging
  • Free car parking and bicycle storage available
  • A celebratory graduation event on completion of your graduate nurse program

Rotations

Clinical rotations are allocated based on graduate nurse nominations, placement availability and matching candidates to an environment where you will thrive.

  • Acute Psychiatric
  • Chemotherapy
  • Critical Care
  • Dialysis
  • Emergency
  • General Medical
  • General Surgical and Orthopaedic
  • Hospital in the Home
  • Psychogeriatric Care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Theatre – Day Procedure, Anaesthetics, Scrub Scout, Cath Lab, Recovery & Endoscopy
  • Woman’s, Children’s and Birthing

 

And our collaborative partners are:

  • Latrobe Community Health Services
  • Latrobe Valley Village
  • Maryvale Private Hospital
  • Yallambee Aged Care
  • Yarram & District Health Services

Application Instructions for Registered Nurses, Registered Midwives & Registered Nurse/Midwives

Our recruitment process matches the PMCV Allocation and Placement Service timeline and eligibility criteria.

How to apply
To apply for a position in Latrobe Regional Hospital Graduate Nurse Program follow these steps:

1. Register for Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMCV)
LRH participates in the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMCV) Allocation and Placement Service (APS) process. To apply for a position, you must participate in the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMCV)

For details on how to participate, contact PMCV directly or visit the PMCV Allocation & Placement Service.

2. Read PMCV Key Dates
Familiarise yourself with the key recruitment dates on the PMCV website.

3. Apply using LRH eMercury
Complete the general application form. Create a login.

The following documents are required to complete your application:

    • cover letter
    • up-to-date resume/CV (maximum of 2 pages and include referees)
    • most recent academic transcript/record (does not need to be certified)
    • details of two referees:
      • Applicants can nominate up to two clinical referees on the PMCV Allocation & Placement Service. Applicants can then enter details for each referee that you wish to complete a reference for you. Find out more in the Candidate User guide on PMCV
    • Clinical appraisals:
      • The most recent Clinical Appraisal Summary and/or Mental Health Clinical Appraisal Summary (does not need to be certified).
      • If applying for a collaborative program please attach relevant clinical appraisal summary (Mental Health or Midwifery)

 

4. Interviews
Interviews will be as per PMCV guidelines. LRH will be provided with interviews by PMCV.

Interview Tips

  • We understand you may be feeling nervous and overwhelmed
  • We understand you will be answering questions at a graduate level
  • Consider your environmental factors

 

5. Results

Successful applicants will be notified via the PMCV Allocation & Placement Service.

6. Offer

If you have been successfully matched with Latrobe Regional Health you will receive a welcome email.

If you were unsuccessful with a PMCV allocation

You will be contacted by PMCV with unmatched positions available and details regarding second round.

 

Application Instructions for Enrolled Nurses

1. Apply using LRH eMercury
Complete the general application form. Create a login.

The following documents are required to complete your application:

    • cover letter
    • up-to-date resume/CV (maximum of 2 pages and include referees)
    • most recent academic transcript/record (does not need to be certified)
    • details of three referees (please make sure your referees have consented and are aware you have applied for the position)
    • Clinical appraisals:
      • The most recent Clinical Placement Book (does not need to be certified).

 

2. Interviews

Interviews will be offered via face to face or virtually.

Interview Tips

  • We understand you may be feeling nervous and overwhelmed
  • We understand you will be answering questions at a graduate level
  • Consider your environmental factors if attending virtually

 

3. Offer

You will be notified upon completion of the recruitment process.

Want to know more?

For more information contact our Graduate Nurse and Midwifery Program Coordinator Erin Brinsmead.

Email: ebrinsmead@lrh.com.au or call (03) 5173 8598

What happens after my graduate year at LRH?

Job Match
Towards the end of your program, you will be invited to participate in the job match process. Job match is the opportunity to seek ongoing employment with LRH or one of our collaborative partners outside of the normal hiring process.

Discovery Program
Our discovery programs may lead you in the direction of our Critical Care Unit, Emergency Department, Paediatric, Special Care Nursery, Chemotherapy, Chronic Diseases or Theatre. Depending on your skills and experience you will have the opportunity to experience the specialty in a way that incorporates further clinical development and academic study. These positions are advertised towards the end of the year.

Post Graduate Studies
LRH will support you in completing your choice of a wide range of post graduate studies.