Nursing and Midwifery Transition to Practice Graduate Program

Hear more from one of our Graduates, about their experience at Healthscope

Give your career the best possible head start with our comprehensive and individually tailored program. We work with you to identify your aspirations, accelerate your learning, and meet your professional development needs now and into the future.

We offer Registered Nurse, Enrolled Nurse and Registered Midwife opportunities across four Graduate Program streams- General, Perioperative, Mental Health and Maternity. Offering permanent employment and lots of variety, we have Full time or Part time (minimum 0.8 FTE) roles available, nation-wide and at multiple sites.

Applications are now open – click here to access our Healthscope careers page where you can search by keyword “Graduate” to see roles available.

Check out our Guide to see where your skills might fit.

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Why Healthscope? We’ve got you!

Kick start your permanent employment as an early career nurse or midwife! 12 month program plus additional Consolidation Year to further support your transition to practice and develop your clinical skills and knowledge.

Full time or part time options available (minimum 0.8 FTE)

You become part of our early career nurse community and have access to:

  • 38 hospitals across Australia – multi site rotation opportunities
  • Multiple streams on offer with generous supernumerary time to support your transition to clinical practice
  • Dedicated support from our broad network of experienced teams based at site, state and national level
  • State Onboarding Days to connect with fellow graduates and Healthscope leaders
  • Early Career Ambassadors available for peer networking and support
  • Site, state and national paid study days
  • One week supported annual leave in first rotation
  • Graduation ceremony

Hear more from our CEO, Greg Horan, about what’s important to us at Healthscope


General

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Healthscope offers registered nurses (RNs) and enrolled nurses (ENs) a range of general stream combinations

Full time or part time options (minimum 0.8 FTE)

2 x 6 month rotations PLUS a consolidation year to further support your growth and development

  • Rotation to one of your three preferred clinical areas, where possible. May be in either rotation 1 or 2.

Paid onsite orientation including:
Supernumerary days (may vary in length for specialty areas)

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Perioperative

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Healthscope offers registered nurses (RNs) the opportunity to complete a Perioperative Stream

Full time or part time options (minimum 0.8 FTE)

12 months with rotations across:

  • Scrub/Scout
  • Anaesthetics
  • PACU

PLUS a consolidation year to further support your growth and development

Paid onsite orientation including:
Supernumerary days (may vary in length for specialty areas)

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Vector-2.png Paid study days focused on perioperative nursing

Vector-2.png Ongoing clinical support and regular debrief


Mental Health

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Healthscope offers registered nurses (RNs) and enrolled nurses (ENs) the opportunity to complete a Mental Health Stream

Full time or part time options (minimum 0.8 FTE)

12 months with rotations across various areas of mental health nursing (dependent on availability)

PLUS a consolidation year to further support your growth and development

Paid onsite orientation including:
Supernumerary days (may vary in length for specialty areas)

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Vector.png Paid study days focused on mental health nursing

Discussion Groups/Supervision:

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Maternity

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Healthscope offers registered midwives (RMS) the opportunity to complete a Maternity Stream

Full time or part time options (minimum 0.8 FTE)

12 months with rotations across (dependent on availability):

  • Post Natal
  • Birth Suite
  • Special Care Nursery

PLUS a consolidation year to further support your growth and development

Paid onsite orientation including:
Supernumerary days (may vary in length for specialty areas)

Vector-3.png Preceptor support model
Vector-3.png Paid study days focused on midwifery practice
Vector-3.png Ongoing clinical support and regular debrief


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We know that this is an exciting time in your career and having your finger on the pulse when it comes to timings and what to expect is important. Below is a high-level view of the timeline for our Graduate Program recruitment and selection process.

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As a Healthscope employee you will have access to a range
of employee benefits and discounts

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  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Staff discounts and bulk billing for employees and their immediate family at Healthscope sites
  • Employee Benefit Program – discounts on:
    • Food and beverages
    • Health, beauty and fitness

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  • Reduced membership rates for key national nursing organisations
  • Fitness Passport – offering discounted gym membership for access to a large range of gyms, pools and fitness centres nationally
  • Reduced Private Health Insurance through multiple providers
  • Novated Leasing of Motor Vehicles and Selected Salary Packaging Options
  • FREE online access to over 7,000 popular newspaper and magazine titles
  • Movies, theme parks and entertainment
  • Travel, hotels and leisure
  • Department stores and supermarkets
  • Fashion and retail
  • Petrol, tyres and accessories
  • Electronics, homewares and beds
  • Prescription eyewear and Sunglasses

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Additional benefits beyond the program include:

  • Opportunity to become an Early Career Ambassador
  • Bespoke talent development opportunities to accelerate your career
  • Explore further study with our external partners for clinical and professional development including scholarships and post graduate study
  • Supported internal transfers when situation changes (for example, travelling, changes to home situations)
  • Opportunity to participate in our Leadership Academy
  • Corporate Secondment opportunities

As a Healthscope employee you can access endless development
opportunities to keep growing in a long and varied career

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Internal Career Pathways and Advanced Practice Programs

Created to advance knowledge, skills and practice in specific clinical areas of nursing. This may include a specialty area or general medical/surgical nursing.

Through the Graduate Year we work with you to identify your aspiration and accelerate your learning and growth in the nursing profession.

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External Scholarships and Post Graduate Programs

Through affiliation with our University partners we are able to provide robust post graduate offerings to further advance your education and clinical practice.

Get access to scholarships and have your participation in post graduate studies supported by our skilled clinical education team and senior staff who are committed to growing our workforce capability.

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Ongoing Professional and Leadership Development

You will have unparalleled access to leaders who are committed to supporting you to grow your career at Healthscope. As your career advances, you have the opportunity to access the Healthscope Leadership Academy, which builds the capability of current and future leaders.

With access to courses to amplify, ignite, accelerate the leadership of supervisors through to senior leaders, we will help you to grow and be your best, inspire the highest quality of care (either directly or indirectly), and lead safe and high performing teams.


After your graduate year

Our leadership teams are committed to growing our workforce capability. As an early career nurse, we offer tailored career development through an additional Consolidation Year.

Our national network of hospitals provides the chance for you to work interstate, in a variety of sub-acute, acute and mental health facilities

Our Executive Teams collaboratively support staff movement across hospitals and states to encourage ongoing development and experience.


What can I expect after applying?

  • Complete and submit your online application form via our website
  • We will be in touch soon with an outcome via email
  • Face to face behavioural interviews at sites.
  • Our interview will have a mixture of questions relating to motivation, behavioural and skills-based aspects
  • During the interview there will also be an opportunity to answer any questions that you may have
  • Outcomes from the interview will be communicated by phone.   
  • Successful candidates will be offered a role and receive a contract shortly after
  • As a part of the recruitment and selection process, we perform a number of pre-start checks. We ask successful individuals who have been offered a role to send through all of your required information via our online system
  • During this phase we will also communicate with you regularly in the lead up to orientation
  • Join us in person for two days to explore more of what Healthscope has to offer at our dedicated orientation days
  • Get to know other graduates and prepare for day one at the hospital 
  • Join your new team onsite


Click on the button below to access our Healthscope careers page where you can search by keyword “Graduate” to see roles available.

Apply now

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