Calvary Mater Newcastle

Nursing GradStart

  • January intake
  • 12-month program
  • Temporary fulltime positions
  • Provides full hospital and ward orientation
  • 2 supernumerary days on the ward at commencement and 1 supernumerary day at the start of each new rotation
  • Clinical support available from ward-based mentors and Clinical Nurse Educators
  • Scheduled GradStart study days throughout the year
  • Annual leave is built into the program and any accrued annual leave is paid out at the end of the program
  • Opportunity to undertake clinical honours through UTAS
  • There are three GradStart Nursing programs available at Calvary Mater Newcastle
  • Calvary Mater GradStart rotations: 3 x 4-month rotations through Medical, Surgical, Haematology, Oncology and Palliative Care.
  • Calvary Mater Newcastle Acute Care and HNELHD Mental Health Rotation: 2 x 6-month rotations. 6 months in a medical ward at Calvary Mater Newcastle, 6 months in mental health services.
  • Calvary Mater Newcastle Perioperative Program rotation: 3 x 4-month rotations in Anaesthetics, Instrument/Circulating, and Post-Anaesthetic Recovery Unit – and one elective rotation of the New Graduate RN’s choosing from within the three perioperative specialties.
  • Surgical specialties provided at the Calvary Mater Perioperative Services includes general, colorectal, hepatobiliary, thoracic, gynaecological-oncology, emergency surgical suite, and breast-related plastic and reconstructive surgeries, as well as endoscopy, diagnostic haematology procedures, and Electro-Convulsive Therapy.
  • Perioperative stream provides: a one-month supernumerary period with allocated specialty clinical preceptors. Mentorship is provided for the entirety of each rotation through experienced and dedicated Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Perioperative program is Monday-Friday with no night shifts, predominantly morning shifts.
  • After completion of the GradStart program opportunities also exist to apply for transition to speciality practice programs within Calvary Mater Newcastle and HNELHD

General Stream

  • January 2022 intake, temporary full-time positions only
  • 3 x 4-month rotations in Medical, Surgical, Haematology, Oncology and Palliative Care.
  • 2 supernumerary days on the ward at commencement and 1 supernumerary day at the start of each new rotation
  • Clinical support available from ward-based mentors and Clinical Nurse Educators
  • Scheduled GradStart study days throughout the year
  • Annual leave is built into the program and any accrued annual leave is paid out at the end of the program
  • Opportunity to undertake clinical honours through UTAS
  • Opportunities also exist to apply for transition to speciality practice programs within Calvary Mater Newcastle and HNELHD

 

Calvary Mater Newcastle Acute Care and HNELHD Mental Health Services Rotation Stream

  • Two 6-month employment contracts, one with Calvary Mater Newcastle in a medical ward and one with HNELHD Mental Health Services.
  • Full hospital and ward orientation at Calvary Mater Newcastle and HNELHD Mental Health Services
  • Clinical support available from ward-based mentors and Clinical Nurse Educators
  • Study days throughout the year

 

Calvary Mater Newcastle Perioperative Services rotation Stream

  • four clinical rotations of twelve weeks duration. These rotations include the three perioperative nursing specialties – Anaesthetics, Instrument/Circulating, and Post-Anaesthetic Recovery Unit – and one elective rotation of the New Graduate RN’s choosing from within the three perioperative specialties.
  • Each clinical rotation is commenced with a one-month supernumerary period with allocated specialty clinical preceptors.
  • Mentorship is provided for the entirety of each rotation through experienced and dedicated Clinical Nurse Specialists.
  • Surgical specialties provided at the Calvary Mater Perioperative Services includes general, colorectal, hepatobiliary, thoracic, gynaecological-oncology, emergency, and breast-related plastic and reconstructive surgeries, as well as endoscopy, diagnostic haematology procedures, and Electro-Convulsive Therapy.
  • The program is a temporary full-time contract of twelve months duration.
  • Rostering is Monday to Friday, predominantly morning shifts with no night shifts.

 

Please note that the Perioperative Program is not part of the NSW Health GradStart recruitment process.  The Perioperative Program will be advertised through Calvary Careers.

 

Contact

General Stream and Mental Health exchange

Judith Thompson
Clinical nurse educator
Ph: (02) 4014 4738
Email: ju*************@ca**********.au

General and mental health streams

Phillipa McGrath
Clinical Nurse Educator
Ph: (02) 4014 4818
Email: Ph**************@ca**********.au

Perioperative Program

Chris Aartsen
Perioperative Services Nurse Manager
Email: Ch***********@ca**********.au

Perioperative program

Elizabeth Antaw
Perioperative Services Clinical Nurse Educator
Email: El*************@ca**********.au

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