Graduate Programs

Applications for our 2023 Graduate Nurse Program (RN and EEN) and Graduate Midwife Program are NOW OPEN.

Graduate Nurse Program
(Medical/Surgical Wards) 

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.

A snapshot of our program:
  • We offer a 2-year maximum term contract
  • Part-time position at 60 hours per fortnight (0.8 EFT)
  • Ward rotations in general medical and surgical units with opportunities to experience ICU, Day Infusion, Dialysis, Theatre and Maternity
  • Supernumerary days are offered during the first week and include 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 into the nursing profession.
  • Structured study days throughout the year
  • Access to onsite education, debrief sessions, feedback and appraisals
  • Professional development support from dedicated preceptors and clinical nurse educators.

Graduate Midwife Program

Our Graduate Midwife Program is 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.

We have a beautiful modern maternity unit that contains 3 birthing suites, a Special Care Nursery and 10 ante and post-natal maternity beds.

A snapshot of our program:
  • We offer a 2-year maximum term contract
  • Supernumerary time is offered at the commencement of the program and in the birthing suite
  • Extensive educational opportunities are offered, including Neonatal Resuscitation workshops, obstetric emergencies and foetal surveillance.
  • Professional development opportunities for you to continue working as a midwife at the completion of the graduate midwife program
  • Structured study days throughout the year
  • Regular tutorials, debrief sessions, feedback and appraisals
  • Professional development support from our award-winning maternity

Application process

Applications for our 2023 Graduate Nurse Program & Graduate Midwife Program are now open. Please use the links below to submit your application before Friday, 15 July 2022.

A Graduate information evening will be held at The Bays Hospital, Vale Street, Mornington, on Wednesday 29 June from 7 pm – 8 pm, or join in via ZOOM. Please RSVP via graduate@thebays.com.au stating your preference for the Graduate Nurse (RN or EEN) or Graduate Midwife program.

Enquiries

Email any queries to graduate@thebays.com.au or contact our Clinical Education team by phone at 03 5976 5247.