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Graduate opportunities

We offer a comprehensive range of health care services, which provide many opportunities for your emerging nursing and midwifery career.

We acknowledge that the transition from student to clinician requires support and guidance, so we focus on further developing the knowledge and skills acquired during your undergraduate program.  Our hospitals offer opportunities for both newly qualified enrolled, registered nurses and registered midwives.

Visit the Nursing and Midwifery Student Gateway

The newly qualified nurse or midwife transition

Our transition support is designed to develop you into a safe, competent and confident clinician who can work collaboratively in a team.

During your transition you will receive:

  • comprehensive orientation and preceptorship support
  • paid study days to support and encourage growth
  • preceptorship and mentoring throughout the transition
  • supported professional development to solidify and further extend knowledge
  • career advancement opportunities for motivated candidates to make their mark in the organisation.

What do we offer?

Enrolled Nurse
  • Temporary six-month contract
  • 48 hours per fortnight with the ability to work up to 72 hours per fortnight.
  • Applications are submitted via Smart Jobs in March each year for a mid-year intake and January the following year.

Clinical experiences potentially offered in the following areas for Newly Qualified Enrolled Nurses:

  • Older person (gerontic)
  • Cardiac
  • Gastroenterological
  • Medical
  • Mental Health (12-month contract)
  • Neurological
  • Oncology/haematology
  • Orthopaedic
  • Palliative
  • Rehabilitation
  • Renal
  • Surgical
  • Outpatients department

 

Registered Nurse
  • Part-time temporary twelve-month contract
  • Applications submitted via the Graduate Portal in July/August each year with intakes in January and mid-year
  • Both intakes are recruited from one campaign

Clinical experiences offered in the following areas for Newly Qualified Nurses:

  • Older person (gerontic)
  • Cardiac
  • Gastroenterological
  • Medical
  • Mental Health
  • Midwifery
  • Neonatal
  • Neurological
  • Nurse pool
  • Oncology/haematology
  • Orthopaedic
  • Paediatrics
  • Palliative
  • Rehabilitation
  • Renal
  • Surgical

 

Registered Midwife
  • Part-time temporary twelve-month contract
  • Applications submitted via the Graduate Portal in July/August each year with one intake in January/February
  • Newly Qualified Midwives are educationally supported on a rotational program working in all areas of maternity services including pregnancy, birth and post-natal care.

 

Beyond Graduate Transition Year:

We also offer an opportunity for nurses to transition into specialty services after the transition to practice year is completed. Units that offer specialty transition to practice include:

  • Emergency
  • Intensive/critical care (adults and children’s)
  • Neonatal intensive care
  • Medical Imaging
  • Mental health
  • Oncology/Haematology day unit
  • Paediatrics
  • Perioperative department (anaesthetics, scrub/scout, post-anaesthetic care)
  • Procedural areas (radiology, endoscopy, cardiac catheter)
  • Renal.

More information about transition to specialty.

 

Additional information

Who is eligible to apply?

We welcome applications from enrolled, registered nurses and registered midwives who are approaching graduation or recently graduated.

Registered Nurses or Midwives apply through the Queensland Government Graduate Portal

  • Eligibility criteria is outlined in the prospectus

Graduate enrolled nurses can apply through the Queensland Government Smart Jobs website during the month of March if you meet the following criteria:

  • recently completed your Diploma of Nursing (within 18 months of commencing)
  • Australian/New Zealand or permanent resident
  • will be registered with AHPRA prior to commencement.
How to apply

Registered Nurse or Midwife – visit the Queensland Health Graduate Campaign site for more information.

Registered Nurse

Application Period Program start date
July – August (1-year campaign) To commence January and mid-year of the following year

 

Registered Midwife

Application Period Program start date
July – August (1-year campaign) To commence January/ February of the following year

 

Enrolled Nurse – visit the Queensland Health Smart Jobs website for more information.

Application Period Program start date
Month of March (1-year campaign) To commence mid-year and January of the following year

 

Contact Us

For application and recruitment information, please contact one of our Recruitment Nurse Managers at NursingMidwiferyRecruitment_GoldCoast@health.qld.gov.au

For newly qualified nurse transition enquiries, please contact GCNursingClinicalPlacements@health.qld.gov.au


Last updated 20 Jul 2021