Position Details
Reference Number 16288
Position Title Graduate Registered Nursing Program
Employment Status Permanent Full Time
Entity The Wesley Hospital
Enterprise Agreement NURSE - Nurses Enterprise Agreement - Registered Nurse - Level 1
Position Summary

As a Wesley Graduate, you will be part of a world renowned healthcare team, learning in one of Australia’s most complex and high acuity tertiary hospitals. As one of the country’s most iconic not-for-profit hospitals, the Wesley has been delivering personalised care through life’s journey for generations of Queenslanders.


Over the course of a year and two clinical rotations, we offer the opportunity to consolidate your skills in several specialities – broadening your experience, and setting you up for success. At the Wesley, we’re proud of our reputation for graduate support, retention and success, which has become a benchmark for other programs within the industry.



Supporting you to succeed – your graduate year and beyond

At The Wesley, we’re proud of our reputation for graduate support, retention and success, with many Graduates going on to experience exceptional careers with our family, and beyond. Graduate study days, education sessions, formal courses, workshops and supernumerary hours are just some of the ways we support you in your Graduate year.


Most importantly, we offer educators, leaders and team mates that genuinely care from the heart about your success. Some have been supporting and educating others for over 20 years – so they have a good understanding of what you’ll experience your first year in the real world.


The Wesley prides itself on providing career opportunities post Graduate year in over 35 clinical specialities. We’re in it for the long haul, which is why we’re committed to your ongoing career development and why our program consistently achieves over a 90% retention rate.



Streams to consolidate your skills:

This year, we’re proud to offer opportunities to graduate Registered Nurses into our General Nursing Stream and our Perioperative Stream and dual degree Registered Nurses/ Registered Midwives into the Midwifery Stream.  You’ll have the opportunity to build your skills in: 


General Nursing Stream:

  • Acute Medicine
  • Cardiology & Vascular
  • Coronary Care
  • Neuroscience
  • Oncology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Palliative Care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Urology
  • Women’s Health & Plastics

Perioperative (Scrub Scout OR Anaesthetics/Recovery) and Midwifery Streams.


All of our programs are permanent opportunities, meaning you won’t have to look for a job after you finish your program. You can apply for the areas you completed placement in, or look to try something completely different. 



We’ll look after you too:

 The Wesley Graduate program offers a competitive salary package, including annual leaving loading, shift loading and more. Discounted parking is available to all employees. We offer access to health and wellbeing, financial, retail and lifestyle benefits designed to make life more enjoyable. As a registered not-for-profit, we also offer competitive salary-packaging designed to increase your take home pay.



Take the next step in your career today:

 Click the Apply button and respond to the relevant selection criteria.


When asked to, please upload a Cover Letter and updated Resume outlining your experience and education. Please also upload your recent clinical prac/mentor reports.


In your Cover Letter, please describe: 

  • What you believe you could contribute to the team at The Wesley
  • Which areas of nursing you are most passionate about
  • How this Graduate opportunity will support your long terms goals

Applications open Monday 15th July, and close Sunday 4th August 2019.


Graduate Program commences February 2020.


Through our values UnitingCare are proud of our teams 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.


We work hard to make our services welcoming and safe for every person. We are united in keeping children, young people and the elderly safe from harm, within our services, workplaces and the communities we support. We are committed to speaking up loudly for their safety.  


Selection Criteria Essential: Are you an Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or New Zealand passport holder?
Essential: Will you hold registration with AHPRA by February 2020?
Essential: Will you complete your studies between February 2019 and January 2020?
Essential: Please list the month AND year you have OR intend to complete your studies:
Essential: We are offering a rotational General Nursing Program, a joint Nursing and Midwifery Program and non-rotational Perioperative Program. Please indicate your FIRST preference:
Essential: If you are unable to secure your first preference, are you also interested in a placement in one of our other programs?
Essential: If you are applying for our non-rotational Perioperative Program, have you completed a perioperative prac?
Essential: If you are applying for our joint Nursing and Midwifery Program, do you hold a dual degree?
Essential: Please acknowledge you are able to work the hours required for the program you are applying for, being 76 hours per fortnight:
Essential: Graduate positions work on a rotational roster, which includes, day, evening and night shifts, weekends and public holidays. It may also include on call shifts (Perioperative only). Do you agree to the terms of the rotational roster?
Not Essential: Out of interest, have you previously completed a student placement at a UnitingCare Hospital facility. If yes, please specify the area:
Not Essential: Out of interest, are you currently employed with UnitingCare?
Not Essential: We are committed to improving work opportunities and environments for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Do you identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander? If yes, would you like a member of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Team to contact you?
Not Essential: Is there anything you would like to make us aware of, such as requirements for additional support or adjustments during the recruitment process or within your role if you were successful? If yes, please outline what support you require:
Contact Person Recruitment Team
Contact Number 07 3253 4663
Contact Email
Alternate Contact Person Recruitment Team
Alternate Contact Number 07 3253 4388
Closing Date 04/08/2019
Position Description
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