Graduate Nurse Program

Rural Northwest Health is a multi-campus health service, including Warracknabeal, Beulah and Hopetoun. Our two Clinical Support Nurses all understand students learning needs. Preceptors are all very experienced Division 1 nurses who are enthusiastic in supporting students and sharing their knowledge.

Our Graduate Nurse program offers a diverse range of rural experience. We ensure our graduate nurses gain experience in every aspect of nursing available to aid in the transition from student to novice practitioner.

  • Part-time employment (0.8 EFT)
  • Aged Care specialty
  • Extensive orientation week
  • Supernumerary shifts on each rotation
  • Professional development allocation above minimum GNP requirements
  • Combined GNP study days
  • Regular debriefing/clinical update sessions
  • On-campus accommodation

Our Graduate Nurses are vital members of our health care team.

Medical/Surgical experience is gained through a one month placement at Ballarat Health Services from mid-way through the year. This includes:

  • Orientation to clinical area – orthopaedics, urology, gynaecology
  • Supernumerary shifts
  • Clinical Support Nurse during the rotation
  • Assistance finding accommodation if needed

Rural Northwest Health now offers a Mid Year intake of two graduate nurses – one at Hopetoun campus and an aged care specialty position at Warracknabeal.


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Current Employment Vacancies

Healthy Communities Coordinator

Our award winning health service is looking for an energetic and innovative team member to work across our communities of Warracknabeal, Beulah and Hopetoun.

The position-

Healthy Communities Coordinator
Full time position
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Full time

To be succesful in this position you will have:
– Bachelor of Physiotherapy or Bachelor of Science majoring in physiotherapy or any equivalent qualifications
– An awareness of current physiotherapy issues …

Occupational Therapist

Full time

To be successful in this position you will have:
– Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in occupational therapy
– An awareness of current occupational therapy issues and standards
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