Graduate Programs

We offer graduate programs in both general nursing and midwifery.

Applications for our 2019 Graduate Programs are closed.

Graduate Nurse Program

Our Graduate Nurse Program supports, guides and enables you to develop your professional and personal skills in our caring and community focused, not for profit organisation. We recognise that clinical support is critical to your transition and development.

Four supernumerary days are offered during the first week and includes a comprehensive two day orientation designed to prepare you for clinical work. This also includes core clinical competencies such as basic life support, infection control and manual handling. You will then commence your first rotation with a reduced patient load to facilitate your entry to the profession of nursing.

A snapshot of our program:
  • 52 week program, 30 hours/week (four shifts)
  • Ward rotations in general medical and surgical units including a 2 week rotation in critical care
  • Optional speciality rotations may be offered in operating theatre, dialysis and day infusion service
  • 5 weeks annual leave which includes 1 week at Easter and optional 2 weeks at Christmas
  • Structured study days throughout the year
  • Regular tutorials, debrief sessions, feedback and appraisals
  • Professional development support from dedicated preceptors and clinical nurse educators
  • Salary packaging up to $15,900 (tax free dollars)
  • Free onsite car parking
  • Onsite cafe
Applications

Applications for our Graduate Nurse Program 2019 closed on 30 June 2018.

Enquiries

graduate@thebays.com.au

Graduate Midwife Program

Our Graduate Midwife Program is a 12 month position designed to enable you to develop your professional midwifery skills and strive for the highest standard of practice and learning in our caring and community focused, not for profit organisation. Supernumerary days will provide orientation to the area, assist you in applying theories and offer guidance in delivering quality maternity care utilising our midwifery educator and the clinical expertise of colleagues and dedicated preceptors.

We are the only private hospital in Victoria to be accredited by the World Health Organization’s Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) and have recently moved our service in to a brand new 10 bed maternity unit.  Throughout the year, you will gain experience in birthing suite, pre and post-natal care and special care nursery.

We are offering:
  • 52 week program, 30 hours/week (4 shifts)
  • Supernumerary time offered at commencement of program and in birthing suite
  • Extensive educational opportunities offered including NETS, obstetric emergencies and foetal surveillance
  • Professional development opportunities for you to continue working as a midwife at the completion of the graduate midwife program
  • Salary packaging up to $15,900 (tax free dollars)
  • Free onsite car parking
  • Onsite cafe

Although we do not offer our midwifery graduate a formal rotation through the medical and surgical wards, our expectation is that the successful graduate will be willing to work occasionally in these areas depending on staffing requirements.  

Applications

Applications for our Graduate Nurse Program 2019 closed on 30 June 2018.

Enquiries

graduate@thebays.com.au