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2023 GNP Information Sessions
To attend one of our information sessions go to the Zoom meeting link provided.
Wednesday 25 May 20224:00PM - 6:00PM
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Meeting ID: 946 5172 4660
Wednesay 1 June 20224:00PM - 6:00PM
Meeting ID: 910 5377 4839
GRADUATE NURSE PROGRAM
HOW TO APPLY
Western Health recruits through the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMCV) computer matching service. Applicants that are eligible for computer match will be considered for the Graduate Nurse Program. The application process for PMCV eligible applicants is detailed below. Applications for the 2023 Graduate Nurse Program (PMCV Eligible) are now closed.
2023 Graduate Nurse Program
APPLICATION PROCESS (PMCV Eligible)
Applications for our 2023 Graduate Nurse Program
are now closed.
1/ Applicants will be required to register via PMCV Computer Match. (Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria PMCV)
Register to participate in the GNMP Computer Match Service Applications must be registered to participate in the Graduate Nurse Computer Match Service via the PMCV Allocation and Placement Service website. Refer to PMCV for eligibility and application guidelines.
We will only accept applications that are eligible through the PMCV computer matching service.
For further information log onto: https://www.pmcv.com.au/2022-graduate-nurse-midwifery-program-match/
2/ Apply to Western Health
In addition to your PMCV application an electronic application to Western Health must also be submitted. Visit our online recruitment system - eRecruit to apply at: http://westernhealth.mercury.com.au/
We will only accept applications that are eligible for computer match.
Western Health Application Criteria (PMCV Eligible):
1/ Cover Letter (no more than one page)Include a copy of a passport size photograph on your cover letter.
2/ Curriculum Vitae
Include a table outlining clinical placements (Degree year / organisation / type of placement / dates / duration of placement )
3/ Nominate TWO referees (preferably clinical referees)
4/ Academic transcript (Certified)
An academic transcript of all results you have received at the time of your application
Academic transcripts must be certified. You must also include a key to results
5/ Clinical Appraisals
Two recent acute clinical appraisals
Refer to 'Frequently Asked Questions' (Clinical Placements & Appraisals) for further information about alternative criteria that will be accepted.
6/ Applications should be addressed to:
Mr Jim BuaGraduate Nurse Program - CoordinatorEducation & LearningWestern Health160 Gordon StreetFOOTSCRAY VIC 3011
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Western Health recruits graduates through the PMCV computer matching service and currently we only accept applicants that are eligible for computer match.
Refer to the PMCV website for eligibility criteria.
I am an international student, can I still apply?
International students must refer to the PMCV computer match criteria to determine eligibility to apply.
Future vacancies are also advertised, visit the Western Health eRecruit online recruitment system in the careers section of our website. https://westernhealth.mercury.com.au/
I am an applicant from New Zealand or from interstate.
Applicants from New Zealand or interstate must meet the PMCV eligibility criteria in order to apply. Refer to the PMCV website for eligibility criteria.
My academic transcript will not have my final year results at the time I would like to lodge my application.
Academic transcripts must be certified.
You can proceed with your application by uploading your most recent academic transcript.
If your third year results are not released at the time of your application, indicate this in your cover letter. We will require your final transcript when it becomes available - email to: [email protected]
Can I submit my academic transcript using My eQuals?
You can download an electronic copy of your official academic transcript and upload this onto the Western Health eRecruit online recruitment system. If you are providing an electronic copy from My eQuals, this does not need to be further certified.
CLINICAL PLACEMENT & APPRAISALSOur preference is for two most recent acute clinical appraisals.What if I don't have two recent acute clinical appraisals?
Where two recent acute appraisals are not available, we will accept one recent adult acute assessment and one subacute (from 2nd or 3rd year). This can include a mental health placement.
You can proceed to upload your online application with your most recent clinical appraisals before the closing date. In your cover letter, outline the details of any future clinical placements, including the date/ organisation / type of placement.
Appraisals completed after the closing date must be sent to [email protected]
What do my clinical appraisals need to include?
You are only required to submit your summative assessment, this includes preceptor comments (summative).You must also include the cover page with placement location/ dates/ type of placement.
My appraisal was split over two locations, do I submit this as one or two appraisals?
Include them as one single appraisal.
I did not complete any of my placements at Western Health. Will this affect my application?
No. We understand that many of our applicants have studied at many different locations and offered placements with health providers other than Western Health.
CANDIDATES AFFECTED BY DELAYED CLINICAL PLACEMENTS
I still haven't been allocated any clinical placements during my undergraduate studies. Can I still apply?
We understand that applicants have had delays in their placements due to COVID and availability issues and that this may have an impact on application, including obtaining clinical appraisals and/or referees.
If you are unsure about your course completion date, but believe that you will complete your course by June 2023 you should still apply.
In your cover letter clearly state:
- Reasons for delayed clinical placements and any dates of upcoming clinical placements- The predicted date you will complete your course requirements (i.e. attendance at all academic subjects and placements completed).
For further information visit the PMCV website; details can be found on the PMCV GNMP Match information page.
I am unable to nominate clinical referees as a result of delayed clinical placements.
Applicants who have worked as Registered Undergraduate Student of Nursing (RUSON) will be able to nominate clinical referees from their RUSON allocation.
If you are unable to nominate clinical referees you can still proceed to register with PMCV computer match.
Clearly outline these issues in your cover letter.
For further information about nominating referees visit the PMCV website.
SELECTION & INTERVIEW PROCESS
Will I be contacted by Western Health regarding an interview?
PMCV are coordinating recorded online video interviews. Refer to PMCV for guidelines.
I have missed the Western Health and PMCV application dates. Can I apply via email directly to Western Health?
No. Once the application dates close, we will not be accepting any applications. Applications received via email will not be accepted.
Can I apply for a mid-year program?
A mid-year program is currently being reviewed. Further information will become available.
When will I find out if my application is successful?
PMCV will publish the results of the computer match on 3 October 2022.If you have been successfully matched to Western Health a member of our GNP team will contact you, by phone, on the day the results are released.
If I am successful how will rotations be allocated?
We offer two/six month clinical rotations. Successful applicants that are offered a position within our program will be given a preference form to nominate their preferred rotations. While we aim to give you one of your top five preferences, given the high demand for more popular areas, this is not guaranteed.
Grad+ Program (optional) You will be offered two further rotations.