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Graduate nursing jobs

Register your interestNew graduate jobs in WA

St John of God Health Care has introduced an exciting new Graduate Nursing Program for Western Australia in 2016.

Please note applications for our August/September 2016 intake are now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied for this intake - if you are successful in securing an interview you will be contacted by the first week of May.

Due to the large number of applicants we are unable to contact unsuccessful applicants directly. There will be further opportunities to apply later this year for our 2017 intake. Register your interest.

Designed with input from recent nursing graduates, the program offers diversity of practice settings and development opportunities to deliver more rewarding and varied first-year nursing roles.

The new graduate nursing jobs can be tailored to individual interests and career ambitions. Opportunities for rotation across our WA locations are available and you will benefit from academic and clinical support, including links to nursing research.

Pathways to practice

Graduate nursing positions with St John of God Health Care could lead to: 

  • ICU - Intensive Care Units at our Murdoch, Subiaco and Midland Hospitals
  • Emergency – our Murdoch ED is rated as one of the best private Emergency Departments in Australia and our new public ED opened at Midland in November 2015
  • Cutting edge technology – we have some of the best equipped surgical theatres in Perth and regional WA
  • Maternity - graduate midwives work alongside some of the best obstetricians in WA’s busiest maternity units at Subiaco, Murdoch, Mt Lawley, Bunbury, Geraldton and soon Midland
  • Community nursing - various opportunities with our Health Choices home nursing service and community-based social outreach services
  • Mental Health - the new Midland Public Hospital features a 56-bed public mental health unit and Mt Lawley Hospital operates older adult mental health services.
  • Regional nursing – the opportunity to work in our Bunbury and Geraldton hospitals

What we offer

Graduate nurses who enter first year employment with St John of God Health Care can choose two six-month rotations with various different opportunities to work in our WA hospitals.

Successful applicants to the WA graduate nursing jobs will benefit from:

  • Permanent placement options on successful completion of first year
  • Completion of the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing from the University of Notre Dame Australia
  • Great long-term career prospects
  • Comprehensive orientation program
  • Paid study days
  • Qualification allowance paid on successful completion of a post graduate qualification
  • Further study opportunities and financial assistance to complete part time and full time options
  • Preceptorship program
  • Staged area specific skill acquisition
  • Advancing competency development

Find out more about our employee benefits.

How to apply

Applications for St John of God Health Care's WA Graduate Nursing Program will open again later in 2016 - to receive updates register here

To help secure an interview with St John of God Health Care, ensure you understand what is offered for graduates at our hospitals.

Hospital site and areas of special interest will be discussed with you when you secure an interview for our program.

To prepare in readiness for applications opening for the WA Graduate Nursing Program, make sure you have: 

  • An electronic copy of your resume
  • Referee contact details that are current 
  • Personal identification documents 
  • Immunisation records 
  • Current course transcripts 
  • APHRA registration (if course completed)

Further information

In addition to the Graduate Nursing Program, some of our Perth hospitals also offer graduate midwife positions.

Find out more about graduate nursing and midwifery opportunities in WA:
Email: graduate.nursing@sjog.org.au

In the mean time you can stay connected on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Graduate nursing jobs


Additional information

More on our hospitals in WA.

Graduate programs in VIC and NSW

  • Melbourne: Our three hospitals in South East Melbourne also operate graduate nursing programs. More.
  • Geelong: Find information on St John of God Geelong Hospital's graduate nursing program here.
  • Our hospitals in NSW and regional Victoria also provide graduate nursing opportunities. Find out more from your local hospital.