Graduate nursing jobs

Graduate nursing jobs

Our hospitals offer graduate nurses and midwives in Western Australia, Victoria and New South Wales a range of exciting learning opportunities within a supportive environment.

 

Explore our Pathways to Practice graduate programs

Why choose St John of God Health Care?

At St John of God Health Care, we support you to be the best health care professional you can be.

We offer a great place to start your career with loads of opportunities, benefits to support you, and a great work life balance.

Our graduate nursing program and graduate midwife program aim to give you, as a first year nurse, the ability to be able to

  • deliver safe, quality patient care in line with National Standards and nursing standards for practice and policy
  • be agile, confident, self-aware and resilient caregivers
  • display professional behaviours in line with St John of God Health Care Mission and Values.

As one of Australia's largest health care providers, we offer graduate nurses and midwives so much more than a 12-month graduate program. You will also get:

  • A permanent contract, competitive salary and a range of employee benefits, including salary packaging.
  • Intensive support from our dedicated clinical preceptors.
  • Tailored learning to real, on the job experiences.
  • Long term career prospects and career pathways into speciality areas.
  • Comprehensive orientation program.
  • Dedicated supernumerary time.
  • Ongoing competency development.
  • Small group coaching sessions.
  • Scholarships and subsidised rates for further studies.

 

What our graduates say about working at St John of God Health Care:

“Being supported and welcomed by the staff, making and building friendships with colleagues.”
“Recognising that the role I played as a nurse truly does make an impact in to the patients’ recovery.”
“Learning new skills each day is always exciting.”

Applications for graduate programs

We recruit for our graduate nursing and midwifery programs twice a year.

Key dates

Please note our applications for Victorian sites closed on 18 June 2023. Please direct all enquires to [email protected]

Applications for our mid year 2024 and February 2025 intakes at all our WA hospitals, will open on March 15 2024 via GradConnect

Our next graduate program intake for NSW hospitals will be in February 2025. Please direct all enquires to [email protected]

Register your interest for graduate programs

Please register your interest to hear more about our graduate programs, including key dates for application intakes.

Our programs

The programs we offer help prepare you for your chosen path.

Available to:

  • Registered nurses
  • Enrolled nurses

 

Our registered and enrolled nurse graduate program is designed to give you a diverse range of experiences across a variety of specialties in a supported and caring environment, including:

  • Acute medical care
  • Acute surgical care
  • Emergency care
  • Intensive care
  • Maternity care
  • Orthopaedics
  • Palliative care
  • Paediatrics
  • Rehabilitation

 

Where can I do this program?

Western Australia

 

Victoria

 

New South Wales

Available to:

  • Registered nurses
  • Enrolled nurses

 

Our perioperative program is designed to give you a range of clinical experiences within the perioperative environment. It includes rotations in the scrub/ scout role, anaesthetics, and the post anaesthetic care units (PACU). Our dedicated and skilled perioperative teams will support you to provide excellent clinical care at all stages of the perioperative journey, from pre-surgery, in theatre and post-surgery.

You will have the opportunity to be exposed to a variety of surgical specialties such as:

  • Cardiothoracics
  • Acute surgical care
  • Emergency surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Paediatrics

 

Where can I do this program?

Western Australia

 

Victoria

Available to:

  • Registered nurses
  • Enrolled nurses

 

Our mental health graduate nurse program is designed to expose you to a range of clinical experiences within the mental health setting. Our dedicated and skilled interdisciplinary mental health teams will support you to become a mental health nurse equipped to help vulnerable clients and patients on their journey to recovery, by focusing not only on their psychological wellbeing, but also their physical and spiritual wellbeing.

You will have the opportunity to be exposed to a variety of mental health services such as:

  • Inpatient mental health
  • Drug and alcohol services
  • Perinatal mental health
  • Psychiatric outpatient programs

 

Where can I do this program?

Western Australia

 

Victoria

 

New South Wales

Available to:

  • Registered midwives

 

Our graduate midwife program is designed to give you a variety of experiences as a graduate midwife within a supported, nurturing and rewarding environment. Our program supports graduate midwives to provide high quality care in all aspects of pregnancy, birth and postnatal care on our maternity wards, our birth suites, our antenatal clinic and services, in addition to caring for our babies in our special care nurseries. For dual registered graduates, opportunities exist to rotate across general wards to consolidate your nursing qualification in addition to your midwifery.

Where can I do this program?

Western Australia

 

Victoria

 

New South Wales

Recruitment process

Find out what to expect when you apply for a job with us.

Register your interest to be notified via email about key dates for applications and recruitment. 

We offer roles across registered nursing, enrolled nursing and registered midwifery in most of our hospitals in Victoria, Western Australia and New South Wales.

When applications open, we will list our current opportunities on our careers portal.

To apply for a role, you will need to create an account (if you don't have one already) and submit your application online via our careers portal*. This process requires you to confirm your personal details, nominate your preferred hospital and attach supporting documents, including:

  • resume
  • cover letter
  • statement addressing the selection criteria
  • evidence of citizenship/ residency status
  • academic transcript
  • clinical placement report
  • COVID-19 vaccination records**

The selection process may include a video interview and/or a face-to-face interview.

*Please note that graduate program applicants for our Western Australian hospitals need to apply via GradConnect.

**All caregivers employed by St John of God Health Care are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to fulfil the requirements of the role.

Once applications have closed, the hiring manager will review your application against the selection criteria for our graduate programs.

If you are shortlisted, our team will contact you. You will also be notified if you are not successful.

If you are shortlisted, you’ll be asked by our team to complete an automated interview.

We’ll let you know how to best prepare for your interviews and what to expect.

If you are successful in progressing to the next stage of our recruitment process, our team will seek your permission to contact at least two of your professional referees.

At St John of God Health Care, we put our patients and clients at the centre of our care and want every caregiver to have the same commitment to ensuring a safe environment for everyone who walks through our doors. 

With this in mind, there may be some pre-employment documents to submit, however, we will advise you if and what documents we need. 

Once we have contacted your referees and we have received your pre-employment documents, we will get in touch to formally offer you the role. This will include

  • start date
  • remuneration
  • terms of employment
  • orientation information.

Application tips

Read the relevant position description to make sure you understand what is expected of you to demonstrate through the application process.

  • Cover letter
    • Keep your cover letter to one page.
    • Explain why you are interested in joining St John of God Health Care.
    • Provide examples of how your behaviours align to the Mission and Values of St John of God Health Care.
  • Resume/CV
    • Education history, including completed and in progress qualifications.
    • Placement experiences including skills demonstrated and achievements linked to the Standards for Practice .
    • Employment history outlining relevant jobs, skills and achievements.
    • Professional development, including relevant certifications.
    • Extracurricular activities and or volunteering experiences.
  • Interviews
    • Be yourself, the interview panel is curious to know why you want to join our team.
    • Consider what you wear as a first impression.
    • Be on time.
    • Allow time for parking.
    • Know who is interviewing you.
    • Video interviews:
      • Be comfortable speaking and looking to your webcam as video interview is likely the next stage of selection.
      • Tell people you are completing a video interview and not to interrupt.
      • Consider your background and what is in view of the camera. 

The online application process may take some time to complete. It is recommended that candidates have all attachments ready before commencing their online application and submit the application before the closing date and time. Do not leave it to the last hour before applications close as late applications will not be accepted.

Additionally, we encourage you to have your referees ready. We ask all applicants to have a current or very recent clinical facilitator/supervisor as your main reference and require one referee to be your current employer.