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New Graduate Nurse & Midwife Program (Transition to Professional Practice & MidStart)

Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) is the largest employer of graduate Registered Nurses and Registered Midwives in New South Wales each year and provides a range of programs that could help you commence your career as a nurse or midwife. SLHD is delighted to be able to work with newly graduated nurses and midwives to facilitate and support their journey of transition to Registered Nurse or Registered Midwife.

We recognise that new graduate nurses and midwives are integral to the continuation of a skilled and valued workforce, both now and in the future. It is

Transition to Practice programs on offer in 2018:

Facility/Service Rotation Information Interview Dates Intakes

Balmain Hospital

  • Aged Care Registered Nurse Program

21-25 August 2017

March

Canterbury Hospital

  • General Registered Nurse Program
  • Metro/Rural Exchange Program (Coonamble Hospital, Western LHD)
  • General/Mental Health Exchange Program
  • Transition to Practice Midwifery Program

21-25 August 2017

 

March

Concord Hospital

  • General Registered Nurse Program
  • Metro/Rural Exchange Program (Blayney & Gilgandra Hospitals, Western LHD)
  • General/Mental Health Exchange Program
  • Peri-operative Program

21-25 August 2017

 

February & March

Drug Health Service

  • Drug Health TPP program based at Concord and RPA Hospitals

21- 25 August 2017

 

February

Mental Health Service

  • Mental Health TPP program based at Concord Centre for Mental Health and the Missenden Unit at RPAH.
  • Mental Health/General Exchange Program (Canterbury, Concord & RPA Hospitals)

23 & 34 August 2017

 

February & July

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

  • General Registered Nurse Program (also includes Balmain Hospital)
  • Metro/Rural Exchange Program (Bourke, Lightening Ridge & Parkes Hospitals, Western LHD)
  • General/Mental Health Exchange Program
  • Peri-operative Program
  • Transition to Practice Midwifery Program
  • Midwifery Metro/Rural Exchange Program (Mudgee & Parkes Hospitals, Western LHD)

21-25 August 2017

 

February, March & May

Sydney District Nursing

  • Community Health Nursing Program

21- 25 August 2017

 

February

 


Mid-START Programs on offer in 2018:

To be eligible for MidSTART, please apply via the NSW Health 2018 Mid-START centralised online recruitment site.  2018 Mid-START positons in the SLHD are being offered at the following locations.

Facility/Service Rotation Information Interview Dates Intakes

Canterbury Hospital

 

  • Antenatal, intrapartum, postnatal and special care nursery placements. Opportunities also exist for placements into Midwifery Group Practice.

12-21 July 2017

 

February

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

 

  • Antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal and neonatal nursery placements. Opportunities also exist for placements into Midwifery Group Practice and the Birth Centre.

12-21 July 2017

 

February

Click here for further information or to download a copy of the 2018 MidStart Handbook. http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/nursing/employment/Pages/midstart.aspx

New Graduate Transition Nurse Support Program

SLHD offers the transition nurse the opportunity to enter the dynamic profession of nursing in a facilitated and well supported manner.
Participants within the programs have the opportunity to work within numerous clinical specialties whilst developing new skills and consolidating your undergraduate education. Our programs are designed to:

  • Provide a structured and coordinated approach to clinical practice development
  • Promote workplace learning in a conducive climate
  • Enhance collaboration and communication

Transition Nurse Support Programs are conducted over a 12 month period and consist of:

  • Corporate and workplace orientation
  • Paid educational support days
  • Two six month supportive clinical rotations
  • Self-assessment of learning needs
  • Clinical skills and professional development record maintenance
  • Clinical competency assessments
  • Lifelong learning skills development

Further Information

Click here for further information or to download a copy of the 2018 Transition to Professional Practice Handbook. http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/nursing/employment/Pages/Recruit.aspx

Click here for further information or to download a copy of the 2018 MidStart Handbook. http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/nursing/employment/Pages/midstart.aspx

For additional enquiries regarding the SLHD Mid Start & TPP program, please contact:

Ms Rachel McBride
Nurse Manager Workforce & Innovation, Sydney Local Health District
phone: 9515 9647
email: Rachel.McBride@sswahs.nsw.gov.au