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Click here for information about our Transition to Speciality Practice programs (TSP) and our Post Graduate Study options.
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
Eastern Health now offers Deakin Fellowship Programs in Nursing and Midwifery!
The Eastern Health-Deakin Nursing 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.
Following on from the success of our Nursing Fellowship, we are excited to offer a new Midwifery Clinical Model Fellowship in 2019!
Our Clinical –Only Fellowship program offers double degree Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery students a broad and well-rounded placement experience which is tailored to the individual. All placements are held at Eastern Health sites across various settings and sites; including acute and specialty care in both midwifery and nursing.
Our Collaborative Clinical learning program provides a focused learning experience for Bachelor of Nursing students. Nursing Fellowship participants undertake clinical subjects at Eastern Health sites. The seminar and simulation sessions consist of Deakin content 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.
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.
Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife Refresher Programs
Eastern Health is offering Registered Nurses and Registered Midwives with current registration with the Nursing Midwifery Board of Australia an opportunity to re-enter the nursing workforce.
Places are available on the Refresher Program which will provide you with a supported program of education, clinical teaching, ward-based learning and additional support whilst gaining experience and confidence in the clinical setting.
The refresher program can be undertaken over six weeks (full time five days per week) or eight weeks part time (three or four days per week) and includes access to clinical educator support, professional development study days, skill acquisition via simulation based learning and clinical placement in the acute ward setting. There is no requirement to work weekends or night duty.
On successful completion of the program you will have the opportunity to apply for suitable positions within Eastern Health.
Current registration (without conditions) is essential.
This program is not currently available for Enrolled Nurses.
Minimum criteria for the program includes:
• Must have current RN registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia
• Must demonstrate the right to live and work in Australia
• Must meet the required level of spoken and written English language
• Must commit to completing the program of study and clinical placement hours
• Must be willing to undergo pre-employment screening, including reference checks, immunisation status and a police check
• Basic computer skills are required to undertake the study component of this program
Please note this program is not suitable for newly qualified nurses or midwives. Applicants who have not completed a Graduate Nurse program, or who cannot demonstrate a work history as an RN in Australia will not be considered.
For further information please email RNRP.
- 2019 program commences 29 July
- Information Evening Tuesday 28 May
- Last day to apply 3 June
- Interviews will be conducted week of 10 June
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
All Early Career Nurse Program positions for 2019 & 2020 are currently full and we are not accepting applications at this time
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 our acute and subacute settings.
- 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 acute 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 regarding intakes, upcoming vacancies or would like any other information, please feel free to email us: ECNeducators@easternhealth.org.au