Fitzroy Registered Nurse Graduate Program
St Vincent’s Private Hospital Melbourne is one organisation with four locations. The program is conducted over four sites (Fitzroy, East Melbourne, Werribee and Kew) and graduates should expect to rotate to different sites. Only one application is required to be submitted for the program. We do not require separate applications for each site.
Our program gives you the opportunity to explore exciting high acuity clinical areas such as cardiothoracics, neurosurgery, major plastic and reconstructive surgery, orthopaedics and colorectal surgery. We also encourage our graduates to experience nursing in specialty areas such as intensive care, recovery, peri-operative and cardiac/vascular catheter laboratory.
Aims of the program
The overall aim of the program is to facilitate your transition from student to registered nurse. We are completely committed to developing your career and ensuring that your graduate year will be an exciting and rewarding experience.
We recognise that as a nursing student you may have had limited opportunities to explore different clinical areas. Our program is designed to give you these opportunities so that in the future you will have a better understanding of where you would like to focus your nursing career and then consolidate your nursing skills.
Our program has been designed to:
- offer you a wide range of rotation options so that you gain comprehensive clinical experience
- enable you to use your knowledge to achieve quality patient outcomes
- increase your confidence and strengthen your skills base
- develop your ability to work independently and as a team member
- enhance your decision making and critical thinking skills
- allow you to enjoy your nursing career
2 x 6 month rotations will allow you to enhance decision making skills and critical thinking skills across a broad clinical mix. Graduates have the opportunity to nominate which clinical areas they would like to rotate to and we try very hard to match you with your requests. You do not need to have undergraduate experience in any of the clinical areas.
The program is conducted over four sites (Fitzroy, East Melbourne, Werribee and Kew) and graduates should expect to rotate to different campuses. St Vincent’s Private Hospital East Melbourne is a 12 minute walk from St Vincent’s Private Hospital Fitzroy through the beautiful Fitzroy gardens and St Vincent’s Private Hospital Kew is only 5kms away in Kew. Our Werribee site is located in Melbourne’s western suburbs. All campuses are easily accessible via public transport.
General ward rotations
- Thoracics/Haematology/Renal/Palliative Care
- Acute Neurosciences (85% acute surgical)
- Neurosciences/Orthopaedics/Urology/ Gynaecology
- General surgery, Orthopaedics, ENT, Plastics
- Coronary Care/ Cardiac Services
- Day Procedure Unit
- Intensive Care
- Victorian Plastic Surgery Unit
- Theatre- Peri-operative & PACU
- Cardiac & Vascular Catheter Laboratory
- Special Care Nursery
The Education & Development team at St Vincent’s Private Melbourne is a recognised industry leader and plays a significant role in the success of the organisation.
We are proud to offer one of the highest graduate to nurse educator ratios in the state, so you can be confident that you will have the support you need to achieve your goals. All of our education team members are hands on and are willing to assist you.
Our graduates receive extensive clinical support on each rotation. You will be allocated a preceptor, clinical coach and education consultant. Clinical coaches provide hands on bedside clinical support and education in a friendly and supportive manner.
On your first ward rotation you will receive a graduated workload to assist you in the transition to registered nurse. You will receive up to two weeks supernumerary time for speciality rotations.
We offer extensive education programs, including a minimum of 5 paid study days as well as access to ward based education, twilight seminars and short courses.
We welcome applications from all universities throughout Australia and New Zealand. You don’t have to have completed a clinical placement with us to apply.
Intake dates: January 30th 2023 and March 6th 2023
Applications open on Monday, 6th June 2022.
Applications close on Friday 8th July, 2022 at midday.
Eligible applicants must have completed a Bachelor of Nursing Program or equivalent no earlier than 1st June 2022.
- Local (Victorian) applicants need to register and apply with the Allocations & Placement Service (previously known as Computer Match) – for information regarding this service, please contact PMCV. Applications are submitted via Workday.
- Interstate and New Zealand applicants are welcome to apply directly to the hospital via Workday. Applications for interstate and New Zealand applicants close on Friday 8th July, 2022 at midday.
- International applicants (international students who have studied a Bachelor of Nursing degree or equivalent at an Australian university) are welcome to apply directly to the hospital via Workday. Applications for international applicants close on Friday 8th July, 2022 at midday.
We offer full time and part time positions (minimum 7 shifts per fortnight).
It is recommended that you start to compile your application so it is ready to submit when applications open.
All applications must completed on Workday and include:
- A covering letter
- Succinct Curriculum Vitae (no more than three pages) including:
- telephone numbers of two professional referees from second or third year placements (one of whom must be from an adult acute care placement of two weeks or longer).
- Certified copy of academic transcript (including legend)
- Two certified acute medical or surgical ward clinical assessment tools (eg. ANSAT):
- Must be two weeks or longer and either from second or third year placements undertaken in Australia or New Zealand.
- We do not accept clinical assessment tools from Paediatrics, Emergency, Mental Health, Intensive Care, Theatre or Community nursing placements. We do understand that this may leave you with limited options to send in and therefore depending on the length of your medical or surgical ward placement and with the approval of the RN Graduate Program Coordinator we may accept clinical assessment tools from one of the above listed placements. You will need to make contact via email to clarify.
- Please upload the entire document, not just the summary. We require every page of the document including notes pages.
- Passport sized photo
- international candidates are required to include a photocopy of their passport
- local students are required to include their PMCV number
- An email address
Your full application must be received by 1200hrs (midday) on Friday, 8th July 2022. Applications are to be completed on our HR portal Workday.
Certification of documents
Most universities now use electronic documentation such as Pebblepad, SONIA, eQuals for clinical placement assessment and academic transcripts. Online documents are kept securely by the university so these can be submitted without further certification. Please do not provide links, the documents must be uploaded in pdf format.
Universities that have documents that are handwritten must be certified prior to scanning and uploading.
Please ensure you follow the AHPRA guidelines for document certification available via this link - Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency - Certifying Documents (ahpra.gov.au).
Please address your application to:
Registered Nurse Graduate Program Coordinator
St Vincent's Private Hospital Melbourne
59 Victoria Parade
Fitzroy VIC 3065
Applications received via email will not be accepted.
We endeavour to respond to your application within in 48hrs of receiving it. The Graduate Coordinator will review all applications.
If you have been selected for an interview you will be contacted via telephone.
You will have some choice and flexibility when selecting an interview time, the earlier your application is received the more flexibility you will have in selecting a suitable interview time- aim to have your application in at least a week prior to the closing date.
If you have not been selected for an interview you will receive notification via Workday.
Our interviews will commence in mid-July via Microsoft Teams.
For further information:
Registered Nurse Graduate Program Coordinator
Phone: (03) 9411 7763
Frequently Asked Questions
Unsuccessful applicants have often sent in incomplete applications, have incorrectly certified documents, have made a number of spelling and grammar errors or have sent in an application intended for another hospital. Unfortunately we will not be able to offer unsuccessful applicants the opportunity to resubmit part or all of their application.
I am happy to answer any questions you have when preparing your application - just call or email me.