Why attend a New Graduate Program?
A new graduate program designed to guide you from academia to clinical practice, as you start you career they can be beneficial in many ways. It should provide you with support and assist you to develop your clinical skills, professionalism and confidence. You should gain significant exposure to a variety of clinical settings thus assisting your professional development and future employment opportunities.
Why choose Sydney Adventist Hospital?
We are the largest single campus Private Hospital in NSW and can therefore offer you a wide variety of clinical settings to develop your practice in. Our comprehensive competency based program is individually tailored to you. It includes an extended orientation, study days and access to courses from nursing education and our RTO. You will receive formal and informal feedback regularly to support your development. The San is known for its great culture amongst staff and inclusion of new staff into the team.
When do Graduate Program intakes take place?
Registered Nurses: February 2013
Registered Midwives: February 2013
Enrolled Nurses: Flexible start dates
How do I apply?
Registered Nurses and Midwives should apply online through NSW Health’s centralised application. For 2013 positions this is open from 4th June 2012 – 12th July 2012. If you select SAH as you first preference then we guarantee to offer you an interview.
If applying outside these dates or for the Enrolled Nurse program pleas apply directly to our New Graduate Coordinator.
Can international students apply?
Yes international students can apply to our New Graduate Programs. You need to arrange a working visa as we are unable to provide sponsorship for New Graduates in the 6 or 12 month programs. Applicants need to meet the requirements for AHPRA and be registered as nurses in Australia to start their new graduate position.
How do I prepare for my interview?
When we arrange your interview, you will be sent an email regarding the documentation you are required to bring with you, a map of where to find us and an outline of our recruitment process. We suggest you bring all required documentation with you including identification, references, an up to date CV and supporting documents. Arrive 15 minutes prior to the interview time to complete further documentation and compose yourself. You will be interviewed by 2 or 3 people and there are three sections to your interview. We start with a casual discussion about you, followed by six set questions based on the selection criteria and ANMC competencies, and finish off with questions you may have for us and finalise you paperwork. Most importantly try to relax!
How am notified if I am successful?
Applicants will be informed by email of the outcome of their interview and recruitment. If you applied through the NSW Health process you will receive notification indicating one of three outcomes.
Successful – Your application was successful and we have offered you a position here at Sydney Adventist Hospital. You will receive a letter of offer in the mail with all the information you require and will be contacted by the New Graduate coordinator regarding a meet and greet prior to your start date. To accept the offer you need to log on to NSW Health with your 4 digit ID number to accept the offer and return a signed letter of offer to us.
Waiting list – Your application was successful however we have not been able to offer you a position here at Sydney Adventist Hospital. Your details are place on a wait list with NSW Health and you will be contacted by another institution regarding an offer of employment.
Unsuccessful – Your application has been unsuccessful and you will not be offered a position through the NSW Health New Graduate recruitment process. We suggest you enquire to other health care institutions regarding potential new graduate or nursing positions.
For applicants who have applied directly to the San we will contact you regarding the outcome of your application.
What support is available for New Graduates?
Sydney Adventist Hospital offers generous support to New Graduates. In addition to the extended orientation and study days you have preceptors to support you in your clinical setting. You have a dedicated New Graduate Coordinator, Clinical Nurses Educators and Clinical Support Educators to provide individual support and guidance. Formal feedback is built into the program to support the informal feedback you will receive.