Pathways to Practice Program – Registered and Enrolled Nurses - SVHN

St Vincent's Hospital Network (Sydney NSW, Australia) 5 days ago

Position Title: Pathways to Practice Program

Position: Nursing (RN/EN)

Employment Type: Maximum term part time, 12 month fixed term contract

March 8th  2021 to March 13th 2022

Hours per week: 32 hours per week

Position Grade: Year 1

Salary: As per the Award plus penalty rates and superannuation

Enterprise Agreement: Named NSW (Non-Declared) Affiliated Health Organisations’ Nurses Agreement 2017

Department Name: Nursing Education and Development Centre

Position Summary:

The Pathways to Practice Program offers Registered and Enrolled Nurses currently working in other healthcare sectors the opportunity to return to the hospital setting after a short absence, or to enter the hospital setting from their current subacute/non-hospital role.

This exciting initiative is unique to St Vincent’s Health Network, and its main aim is to allow participants to develop professionally in a supportive environment whilst learning new skills and developing clinical excellence across all domains of contemporary and ethical nursing practice. This program will offer the opportunity to become a valued member of the St Vincent’s Hospital nursing team on a 12 month contract.

The program aims to provide a facilitated transition of RN or EN nurses from the non-hospital nursing sector into the hospital setting, or for those returning to nursing after an absence of 1 to 3 years. The professional practice of nurses in the program will be supported through a range of evidence based education strategies to ensure they meet best practice and to develop confidence plus competency in the acute setting.

It is anticipated this 12 month program will consist of two clinical rotations, across a variety of services within St Vincent’s Hospital, Sacred Heart Health Service and St Joseph’s Hospital in Auburn. Potential applicants will be expected to work on a 7 day rotating roster and complete a minimum of 12 months to be eligible to apply for permanent employment at St Vincent’s Hospital after the program.

(Please note: Employer sponsorship is not available for this recruitment process. Applicants must be able to independently and legally live and work in Australia for the length of the program. For more information on visas, please see www.immi.gov.au.)

About St Vincent's Health Network Sydney:

St Vincent's Health Network Sydney is made up of 4 centres, St Vincent's Hospital Sydney, Sacred Heart Health Service, St Joseph's Hospital at Auburn and Parklea Correctional Centre. We are part of St Vincent's Health Australia, the largest diversified health care organisation within Australia's not for profit Catholic health care sector. As a Catholic health and aged care service provider, our mission is to bring God's love to those in need through the healing ministry of Jesus, with a commitment to those who are poor and vulnerable.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity, ethical practices, and the principles of cultural diversity and promote a smoke free work environment. Appropriate criminal record and child protection checks are conducted for all successful candidates. Employment with St Vincent's is subject to you having current immunity status that complies with the Assessment, Screening & Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases - Policy Directive Immunisation history complies with NSW Health Policy Directive PD2020_017. Appointment and ongoing employment will be subject to continued compliance with the policy directive.

Application Instructions:

Entry requirements for Pathway to Nursing Practice Program:

The vacancy is open to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens who hold a valid New Zealand passport, Australian permanent residents and those non-residents deemed by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship to be eligible to work in Australia only for the duration of the program.

(Please note: Employer sponsorship is not available for this recruitment process. Applicants must be able to independently and legally live and work in Australia for the length of the program. For more information on visas, please see www.immi.gov.au.)

Applicants must be registered with no conditions as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) or Enrolled Nurse (Division 2) with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and meet one or more of the following criteria:

Applicants must meet one or more of the following entry requirements :

Requirement 1:

A Registered or Enrolled Nurse with the equivalent of a minimum 12 months full-time Australian Registered or Enrolled nursing experience in the subacute/non-hospital sector, e.g. community nursing, aged care, mental health or primary care. 12 months full-time hours is equivalent to 1982 hours of paid work.

Evidence:

Statements of Service from current and former employers as an RN or EN demonstrating 1982 hours or more of relevant service.

Requirement 2:

A Registered or Enrolled Nurse returning to practice in the hospital setting after an absence of between 1 – 3 years. Must not be currently employed in or have worked in the acute/hospital nursing sector in the last 12 months.

Evidence:

Nursing statement of service from previous employer which is no more than 3 years old.

Requirement 3:

An overseas trained Registered Nurse who has;

- completed an Initial Registration of Overseas Nurses (IRON) program or gained direct recognition for registration by AHPRA

- at least 12 months full time acute experience in their country of origin, and less than 12 months nursing experience in Australia. 12 months full time service is equivalent to 1982 hours of paid work.

Evidence:

Evidence of IRON course completion (if relevant). Statements of service from previous overseas employers showing a minimum of 12 months full time service and current Australian employer service showing less than 12 months experience in Australia.

Partial or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applicants are requested to apply online and upload the following documents to their application:

1) A cover letter, including the reasons for applying for the program and how the applicant meets the entry requirement/s listed above

2) A document addressing the selection criteria

3) A recent Curriculum Vitae that includes a minimum of two professional referees (one of which needs to be a current or most recent line manager)

4) Evidence as requested to prove how entry requirements have been met

This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information and how to apply, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website

Selection Criteria:

  • Personal Integrity and demonstrated commitment to the mission and values of the Mary Aikenhead Ministries
  • Current Registration as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) without conditions or notations or an Enrolled Nurse (Division 2) without conditions or notations, with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver high quality patient care within a multidisciplinary health care team
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated effective time management skills and ability to prioritise competing workloads with in a complex environment
  • Evidence of integration of theoretical knowledge and clinical skills, critical thinking and analysis in their daily practice as a registered or enrolled nurse
  • Immunisation history complies with NSW Health Policy Directive 2007_006

Where a candidate engages in secondary employment St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney (SVHS) will require a risk assessment be undertaken and take steps to mitigate the risks and SVHS reserves the right to decline the application for secondary employment. 

Candidates should take this into consideration prior to applying.  The risk assessment questionnaire is available Reference to your risk assessment, if applicable, should be make in your application. 

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An example on how to address and upload selection criteria is provided in the attachment below in order to assist you with completing your application. Please ensure you review the instructions on how to upload this document as applicants that do not address the selection criteria may have their application automatically culled.

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