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.

Current Employment Vacancies

Finance Officer

Fixed term full time 
Four month relief position

The Finance Officer is responsible for supporting Rural Northwest Health to comply and exceed with the financial reporting and management of Rural Northwest Health …

OHS Officer

Casual role available

We are looking for an OHS Officer to join our health service on a casual basis to provide advice to senior management on workplace health and safety and …

Personal Care Workers

Yarriambiack Lodge, Warracknabeal campus

Part time or full time positions available

Forward applications to by 23 March 2018



Palliative Care Coordinator

Part time

32 hours per fortnight

Based at Warracknabeal and Hopetoun Campuses

The position will be responsible for promoting and modelling the palliative approach to resident care.

Forward applications to by 23 March …

Counsellor-Social Worker

Part time – up to 40 hours per fortnight (0.5 FTE)

Warracknabeal Campus

For further information contact Ngareta Melgren, Community Health Manager on (03)53961279

Applications must address the key selection criteria

Please forward applications …

Enrolled Nurses

Yarriambiack Lodge, Warracknabeal campus

Part time or full time positions available

Forward applications to by 23 March 2018