Position Details
Reference Number 14105
Position Title Graduate Registered Nurse
Employment Status Permanent Full Time, Permanent Part Time
Entity UCH Group Office
Enterprise Agreement NURSE - Nurses Enterprise Agreement - Registered Nurse - Level 1
Position Summary

UnitingCare Health is currently seeking enthusiastic and talented Registered Nurse graduates to join one of our hospital graduate programs at:

  • The Wesley Hospital 
    Permanent Full-time, 76 hour fortnight
  • The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital
    Part Time 11 Month Fixed Term 64 hours per fortnight

As a values-based organisation we are committed to providing new graduates with a professional, caring and structured program to support their learning and development.


Our 2018 programs are offering the following streams: 

  • The Wesley Hospital
    General Stream, Peri-Operative Stream, Midwifery Stream
  • Sunshine Coast Private Hospital
    General Stream, Peri-Operative Stream, Midwifery Stream

Midwifery candidates must be dual qualified as a Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Agency (AHPRA)

  • Clinical rotations providing you with a challenging and rewarding graduate experience;
  • Full orientation and preceptored supernumerary program;
  • Training, support and mentoring from our dedicated team of clinical educators;
  • Extensive educational opportunities, including structured graduate study days, graduate specific education sessions, formal courses, workshops and  career planning;
  • Graduate support meetings;
  • Supportive ward cultures. 

Benefits of Working at UnitingCare Health


You will be part of an organisation recognised as a leader in the provision of quality health services. As one of the largest not-for-profit private hospital groups in Australia, we operate almost 1000 licensed hospital beds and employs over 4100 staff across our four Queensland-based hospitals.


As a UnitingCare Health employee, you will have access to 

  • Discounted hospital services and cafeteria
  • Staff health and wellbeing programs
  • Bursaries and scholarships
  • Salary sacrificing options that substantially increases your take-home pay
  • Professional development opportunities


Applications open Monday 10th July 2017 and close 5pm on Sunday, 30th July 2017

Please note: It is not an essential pre-requisite that you have completed Clinical Placement at one of our facilties OR that you are currently employed with us. ALL Nursing Graduates are encouraged to apply.


Our UnitingCare Health Graduate Programs commence in January / February 2018. To be eligible for these programs you must have AHPRA registration as a Registered Nurse prior to commencement in January 2018 and be either an Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, or New Zealand passport holder.


Prior to applying for a UnitingCare Health Graduate Program, please read the ‘Guide for Applicants’ information contained in the link below. This will provide you with some key information about the program and simple steps on how to apply.


Please address your cover letters to the relevant hospital specific contacts listed below

Through our values, UCQ are proud of our team diversity, we believe in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce to help us achieve the best outcomes for the communities in which we operate and serve. We highly encourage applications from people who identify as a part of the Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Community.


Further Information

For further information
about our Graduate Programs, please visit our website – www.unitingcarehealth.com.au/careers/graduates-and-students.


For general application enquiries, please email the recruitment team - uch-recruitment@uchealth.com.au.


For hospital-specific enquiries, please email the relevant contacts:

The Wesley Hospital: Sally Epple – sally.epple@uchealth.com.au

The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital: Alex Spencer – alex.spencer@uchealth.com.au



Applications close: 5PM Sunday, 30th July 2017

Selection Criteria Essential: Are you an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or New Zealand passport holder?
Essential: Will you be eligible for Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) by January 2018
Essential: This position works on a rotational roster, which includes night shifts, weekends, public holidays, and on call rosters for Theatre staff. Do you agree to the terms of the rotational roster?
Essential: Please indicate the month and year your graduated / will graduate from your Nursing degree.
Essential: Please specify your preference in terms of location. Please select TWO from the following: A) The Wesley Hospital B) Sunshine Coast Private Hospital C) St Andrews War Memorial Hospital
Essential: Please indicate the clinical stream you wish to apply for: 1. General, 2. Perioperative (Theatre) or 3. Midwifery / Nursing.
Essential: Are you able to work the hours required for the program? The Wesley Hospital Graduate program is Full-Time (76 hours per fortnight). St Andrews War Memorial Hospital is Part-Time (64 hour per fortnight with ADO) Sunshine Coast Private Hospital is Part-Time (64 hours per fortnight)
Essential: NOT ESSENTIAL: Please indicate in your application if you're currently employed with UnitingCare Health
Contact Person Justin Howe
Contact Number 07 3253 4669
Contact Email justin.howe@uchealth.com.au
Closing Date 30/07/2017
Position Description
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