In this section
The Program is designed to promote:
The 2018 information session will be held on Thursday 25th May 2017 at The Royal Children's Hospital and an online booking system is used to secure your seat in one of the two evening sessions.
Bookings are now open for both events and you can save your seat by registering your details using the links below. Please note that both sessions are identical so you only need to register and attend one session.
Administrator, Nursing EducationTelephone 9345 6716Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nurse Educator, Graduate Nurse ProgramsTelephone 9345 6716Email: email@example.com
There are 2 steps in applying for a Graduate Nurse position at the Royal Children's Hospital:
Online applications will open on Wednesday 1st June 2016 and candidates will be required to submit completed applications no later than 5pm on Friday 22nd July 2016. Your uploaded documents will be used by the selection panel to shortlisting candidates for interviews. Please adhere to the recommended guidelines as outlined below.
Online application includes*
* forms available for download with the online recruitment advertisement
1. Cover letter
Address the following concepts;
Addressed to "Dear Nurse Unit Manager"
(e.g. addressed generically to
all NUM’s rather than one specific NUM)
2. Curriculum Vitae
Your CV should include the
following components and a be maximum of three pages in length
Contact details. Include full name, address, phone
number/s ,email address and a photograph (head and shoulder shot only)
Tertiary level education history
Clinical experiences as a undergraduate nurse (include number of
weeks and hours worked for each placement)
Recent employment history (include
responsibilities in each role)
Referees. Include contact details of two professional nursing referees who are able to describe your nursing practice and one referee from current employer (if not employed your referee can be from your volunteer
work, sport coach, extra curriculum, church etc). Include referees name, position and
title, organisation, contact number and relationship e.g. Third year clinical
A certified true
copy of your academic transcript is required to be attached along with the application. This must be an official transcript and must include a grading key
to assist the reviewing NUM.
4. Clinical appraisal documents /
A certified true copy of your two most recent clinical appraisal
documents / tools are required to be attached along with the application.
5. RCH preference form
indicate the intake (January or March 2016) and clinical service area they would
prefer to work (Medical or Surgical). Additionally they can nominate a unit which they would prefer
to work and the area they would prefer not to work.
Shortlisted applicants will be
invited to a face to face interview at The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH). Interviews
will take place over a two week period commencing Monday the 29th August
2016. If you are shortlisted for an interview further information regarding your interview times, psychometric & medication calculation tests will be emailed directly to you.
The psychometric test is being introduced in 2016 for the 2017 programs and beyond and consists of an invitation to participate in an online assessment that usually takes 20-30 minutes. Further information will follow.
calculation test is a usually a short online timed test or a paper test.
Details of this test will be emailed to you with a set time frame to complete as part of your application. You have to complete and pass this test to be eligible
for an interview at the RCH. The test assesses essential mathematical knowledge and awareness of paediatric medications is not required.
The interview process will take approximately 20-30 minutes with a
small panel of senior nursing staff. The
interview is an opportunity for an applicant to demonstrate; understanding of the structure and
content of the Graduate Nurse Program at RCH; awareness of integrating the Nursing and Midwifery board of
Australia (NMBA) competency standards for registered nurses into clinical
practice; knowledge of contemporary nursing practice issues; ability to think critically; communication and interpersonal skills appropriate for paediatric nursing; child and family centred approach