Nursing and Midwifery
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Eastern Health offers a wide variety of clinical placement experiences to Pre-Registration (Undergraduate) Nursing and Midwifery students.F
For nursing students placements may include: Acute; Specialty areas; Rehabilitation; Palliative Care; Community and Mental Health. Students should ask their Higher Educational Provider (Tertiary) or Vocational Education Provider for more information.
For midwifery students placements may include: antenatal clinic; foetal monitoring; birth suite; post natal; lactation clinic; special care nursery and domiciliary or Mid-care.
*Please note that any enquiries or requests for clinical placements must go through your education provider
For urgent matters relating to existing pre-registration nursing/midwifery student placements please email Student.Placements@easternhealth.org.au
The Eastern Health Nursing and Midwifery Fellowship programs are perfect for student nurses and midwives who would enjoy a close network of like-minded peers, supportive clinical supervision and a familiarity with one health service promoting consistency, confidence and a sense of belonging. We offer clinical-only and collaborative learning model Fellowship programs with Deakin University, Monash University and Swinburne University of Technology.
Our Clinical –Only Fellowship program offers students a broad and well-rounded placement experience which is tailored to each individual student. All placements are held at Eastern Health sites across various settings and sites; including acute and specialty care in both midwifery and nursing. Our Clinical Fellowship Program is open to students in the following courses:
- Deakin University
- Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery (dual degree)
- Monash University
- Bachelor of Nursing
- Swinburne University of Technology
- Bachelor of Nursing
- Diploma of Nursing
Our Collaborative Clinical learning program provides a focused learning experience for Bachelor of Nursing students at Deakin University. Nursing Fellowship participants in this model undertake all of their clinical subjects at Eastern Health sites. Seminar and simulation sessions, consisting of Deakin content, are taught by Eastern Health Clinical Nurse Educators utilising local equipment, policies and procedures. All nursing placements are undertaken at Eastern Health sites and include; acute and specialty care, Mental Health and Community Services.
For any questions about any of the Eastern Health Fellowship programs or for information on how to apply, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact your education provider’s Clinical Placement Coordinator.
Enrolled Nurse Induction Program
Eastern Health offers a 6 month induction program for all Enrolled Nurse who join us. The program includes a series of study days and clinical competency assessments, with supported learning in the clinical environment and through the simulated education centres (SIM). Places are offered to new ENs who join Eastern Health via our usual recruitment processes. Please note – the ENIP is not a recruitment program.
For more information please email ENIP@easternhealth.org.au
For vacant EN roles please click here.
Health Assistants in Nursing
Eastern Health employs Health Assistants in nursing in our wards across the health service. Health Assistants work alongside our nursing teams to support patients and their families with their basic care. Vacant positions are advertised on our recruitment platform eh.mercury.com.au
Any queries can be emailed to email@example.com.
Support for Nurses and Midwives
Nurse & Midwife Support (NM Support) is a national telephone and online service that provides confidential advice to nurses and midwives about their health and wellbeing. The service also offers support to nursing and midwifery students, educators, employers and concerned family members. To access NM Support or for further information, call 1800 667 877 or visit www.nmsupport.org.au.
Early Career Nurse Program
Please note that the Early Career Nurse program for 2021 is currently under review. For updates on intakes or upcoming vacancies, please register for an alert on eMercury: http://eh.mercury.com.au
The Early Career Nurse Program (ECN) enables recently qualified Registered Nurses who have not undertaken a Graduate Nurse Program an opportunity to enter the Eastern Health nursing workforce in a supported program.
- Are you recently qualified?
- Missed out on a Graduate Nurse Program?
- Registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia?
- Keen to improve your confidence, skills and knowledge in a supported program in the hospital environment?
- Keen to work for a leading public health service?
Registered Nurses who are eligible for this program meet all three of the following criteria:
- You have qualified and registered with AHPRA in the last 3 years and have been working on a fixed term, part time or full time basis.
- You have not been accepted into and completed a formal Graduate Nurse Program.
- You will have full working rights in Australia at the commencement of the ECN program.
Acute nursing experience is viewed favourably but not essential. Perhaps you have been working in subacute or aged care, or doing some agency nursing - we can offer you a supported pathway into nursing at Eastern Health with our friendly teams in our award winning health service.
You will benefit from a structured, comprehensive induction program, regular study days, clinical assessments and regular feedback.
If you have any queries or would like any other information, please feel free to email us: ECNeducators@easternhealth.org.au
- Deakin University