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2022 Graduate Registered & Enrolled Nursing Program

We’re excited to open applications for our 2022 Graduate Enrolled and Registered Nurse Program at St Andrews War Memorial Hospital. This year we’re offering streams in General Nursing and Perioperative.

About our Hospital:

St Andrew’s is an acute care hospital specialising in technologically advanced surgical and general medical care. We’re a 250-bed hospital and facilities include our new state-of-the-art Intensive Care Unit, Coronary Care Unit, Day Surgery Unit and Endoscopy Centre. We bring world-class health care to our patients and their families with a commitment to deliver personalised care and world-class results.

Created as a memorial to the service of war veterans, we’re proud of our heroic and brave history and continue to occupy a unique place in the hearts and minds of our community.

Together with The Wesley Hospital, Buderim Private Hospital and St Stephens Hospital, we form one of the largest not-for-profit private hospital groups in QLD and are proudly part of UnitingCare QLD.

About our program:

As a St Andrews Graduate, you will have the opportunity to work with a world-renowned health care team in one of Queensland’s most complex and high acuity hospital environments. Our high graduate retention rates indicate our Graduates commitment to providing excellent patient care, and belief that St Andrews War Memorial is a truly great place to work.

As a leader in technology and innovation, St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital not only has one of the highest acuity rates of Australian hospitals but is renowned for its extensive history of best practice clinical outcomes and range of specialist services.

St Andrews Graduates work a 64-hour fortnight (32 hours p/week) for a 12-month fixed term period.

Supporting you to succeed – your graduate year and beyond:

At St Andrews, we’re proud of our reputation for graduate support, retention and success, with many graduates going on to experience exceptional careers with our UnitingCare Health family, and beyond. We’re also proud of the wide range of career opportunities we offer in a variety of clinical specialities.

Throughout your program, you can expect to be exposed to varied and exciting work. Graduate study days, education sessions, formal courses, workshops and supernumerary hours are just some of the ways we support you during your graduate year. Then, once finished, you’ll be supported and encouraged to continue your career with St Andrew’s or explore other opportunities within UnitingCare.

We’re in it for the long haul and that’s why we are committed to your ongoing career development, as demonstrated by the fact that our program consistently achieved a retention rate of over 90%.

Streams to consolidate your skills:

We’re proud to offer opportunities to Graduate Registered and Enrolled Nurses into our General Nursing and Perioperative Streams

St Andrews offers a 12-month program, giving you the opportunity to broaden your skills in a single clinical speciality. Whichever stream you choose, our program will provide you with a deep, rich learning experience supported by experiences staff who care about your future.

As a high-acuity, specialist facility, your program allows you to focus on developing your clinical expertise for the life of your program.

General Nursing Stream covers:

Acute Medicine, Respiratory, Palliative Care, Neuroscience
Cardiology/Coronary Care
Surgical – Adult and Paediatrics, Plastics, ENT, Colorectal, Eye, Gynaecology, General Surgical

Perioperative Stream covers:

  • Scrub/Scout
  • PACU (Post Anaesthetic Care Unit)
  • Anaesthetics Program

As part of your application you will be asked to choose which stream is your preference.

Supporting you to support others:

We’ve been caring for Queenslander’s for over 65 years. Whether on the road, in people’s homes or in our hospitals, everything our dedicated team do is built on enabling independence, choice and freedom. We’re proudly not-for-profit and offer you:

  • Not-for-profit salary packaging options: allocate up to $15,900 of your pre-tax income to everyday living expenses, designed to increase your take home pay
  • Flexible work arrangements to support work-life balance
  • Employee assistance, health & wellness programs
  • Values-based culture & rewards and recognition
  • Ongoing learning & development

How to apply:

To submit your application, please ensure you complete the following:

  • Click the Apply button and respond to the relevant selection criteria
  • Upload a Cover Letter and updated Resume outlining your experience and education
  • Please ensure you have clearly listed your completed prac details within your CV

In your Cover Letter, please describe: 

  • What you believe you could contribute to the team at St Andrews
  • Which areas of nursing you are most passionate about
  • How this Graduate opportunity will support your long terms goals

Graduate Program commences February 2022.

Please note:

All communications from UnitingCare regarding graduate programs will be sent via email, so it’s important to regularly check your emails including your junk mail, if applying for a role.

Please ensure the UnitingCare email addresses with the domain names of @uchealth.com.au and @ucareqld.com.au are set to ‘safe” to ensure these domains don’t go to your junk mail.

Through our values UnitingCare are proud of our teams diversity, we believe in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce to help us achieve the best outcomes for the communities in which we operate and serve. We highly encourage applications from people who identify as a part of the Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Community.

We work hard to make our services welcoming and safe for every person. We are united in keeping children, young people and the elderly safe from harm, within our services, workplaces and the communities we support. We are committed to speaking up loudly for their safety.

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  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:

    Health, Nursing and Midwifery

  • Work rights:

    Australian Permanent Resident, New Zealand

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  • Closing Date:27th Jul 2021, 1:59 pm


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