Acute Care Transition Program
Aim of the Program
Our Program aims to facilitate your transition from a non-acute environment such as Rehabilitation, GP clinics, Vaccination hubs or aged care to an acute environment. We are completely committed to developing your career and ensuring that the program will be an exciting and rewarding experience.
Our Program has been designed to
- offer you an opportunity to gain comprehensive acute medical/surgical clinical experience,
- 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.
Who is eligible?
The 2024 Acute Care Transition Program is for both Registered and Enrolled Nurses:
- Who are Registered with AHPRA as either a Registered Nurse or an Enrolled Nurse.
- Have at least 12 months of experience working as a Registered nurse or Enrolled Nurse.
We have three program intakes across the year and these dates can be found below under "Important Dates".
The program is conducted over the four sites (Fitzroy, East Melbourne, Werribee and Kew). You will have the opportunity to nominate which clinical area you would like to work and we try very hard to match you with your requests. You do not need to have any experience in any of the clinical areas.
St Vincent’s Private East Melbourne is a 12-minute walk from St Vincent’s Private Fitzroy through the beautiful Fitzroy gardens and St Vincent’s Private 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.
Our 6 month program allows you to enhance your decision making and critical thinking skills across a broad acute medical/surgical clinical mix. We offer full time and part time positions across a variety of shifts including weekends, night duty and public holidays on a permanent ongoing contract.
We are proud to offer one of the highest 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.
You will receive extensive clinical support in that you will be allocated a preceptor and there is a clinical coach to provide hands on bedside clinical support and education in a friendly and supportive manner with an education consultant that oversees the entire program.
We offer extensive education programs across the four sites, access to ward based education, twilight seminars and short courses.
Program commences 21st April 2024 & 21st October 2024
Only one application is required to be submitted for the program (We do not require separate applications for each site).
Applications will be accepted through our online portal on the website and need to include the following:
- A covering letter
- Succinct Curriculum Vitae (no more than three pages),
- Two professional referees
- Passport sized photo
We endeavour to respond to your application within in 48hrs of receiving it. If you have been selected for an interview you will be contacted via phone. If you have not been selected for an interview you will receive a letter via email.
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.
For more information
Ph: 03 9928 6807
Frequently asked questions
We will notify you within 48hrs of receiving your application if you have or have not been selected for an interview. We do this so that you have the opportunity to apply to an alternative hospital if your application has been unsuccessful.
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.
For more information
St Vincent's Private Hospital Melbourne
59 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Ph: 03 9928 6807