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Our application process

 Applications for our 2022 Graduate Nurse Program will open on Monday 7 June and will close on Friday 9 July 2021.

Please note that The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital cannot accept applications either from outside the PMCV allocation and placement service or applications from International students.

To apply for a position at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, you must do both of the following:

  1. Participate in the Victorian Nursing Computer Match by contacting the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMCV), (03) 9670 1066 or visit  https://allocations.pmcv.com.au/

  2. Apply directly to the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital from Monday 7 June 2021. Apply here.

All applicants will complete online video interviews conducted by the PMCV, from 19 – 21 July 2021.

Health Services selection process will occur from 26 July – 15 September 2021.

Please include the following documents in your online application to the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital:

  • Cover letter (addressed to Ann Vintiadis, Nurse Education Coordinator)
  • Up-to-date resume/CV (include at least 2 referees)
  • Most recent academic transcript (does not need to be certified)
  • Clinical appraisal for 2nd and 3rd  academic year, preferably in acute placements
  • Up-to-date passport photo (x2)

Results

The results of the Nursing Computer Match will be provided to hospitals and candidates in October 2021 online via PMCV. If you have been successfully matched with the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital you will be contacted within 48 hours to confirm the match.

Aim of Graduate Nurse Program   

To facilitate the development of the graduate to become a competent nurse practitioner. This includes socialisation processes for the development of professional relationships and the delivery of safe patient care. 

Length of course

The program is full-time for 52 weeks including 6 weeks of annual leave. The program will commence on Monday 14 February 2022.

Clinical rotations

The following areas are used for clinical placement for all graduates;

  • Ward 8 (ophthalmology and ENT beds)
  • Surgical Admissions and Recovery (SAR)
  • Operating Theatre Suite /Day Surgery Facility
  • Emergency Department
  • Specialist Clinics

Clinical support

Orientation
When you start your employment at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, you will attend a comprehensive orientation program, which includes a nursing program followed by a general hospital orientation.

Supernumerary
In each clinical area, you will be supernumerary for a specific period based on both your needs and those of the clinical area.

Clinical Support 
The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital has a long history of supporting new staff. When you start in the clinical areas you will be ‘buddied’ up with a nurse familiar with the learning needs of a new graduate. In addition to our nurse educators, we have very experienced nurses in all our clinical areas, who are always willing to assist new staff.

Orientation

When you start your employment at the Eye and Ear you will attend a comprehensive orientation program, which includes a nursing program followed by a general hospital orientation.

Supernumerary

In each clinical area you will be supernumerary for a specific period based on both your needs and those of the clinical area.

Learning and development opportunities

The graduate program offers significant opportunities for learning:

  • A comprehensive one-week orientation program followed by 5 full study days scheduled throughout the year.
  • All study days involve presentations and discussion incorporating professional development and clinical nursing. 
  • An extensive online education program. This includes mandatory learning activities for all nursing staff, consisting of both learning modules and practical assessments.
  • Regular In-service sessions.

Registration

  • Prior to commencing employment at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital you must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency as a Registered Nurse.  If you are not registered at this time, our offer of employment will be withdrawn.

  • Employee Benefits at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital

 

Graducate nurse with patient file