Transition to practice for registered nurses
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We welcome your application for a transition to practice position if you:
- have recently qualified as registered nurse
- have less than six months post-registration experience.
What transition to practice offers you
Your transition to practice position gives you:
- additional tailored support
- networking opportunities with other graduates
- support and encouragement beyond clinical placement.
Selection is a competitive process, and you must meet the following criteria to apply:
- have completed an accredited undergraduate nursing course within the last 24 months
- have less than six calendar months experience as a registered nurse at the date of application
- hold the relevant registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
- hold Australian citizenship, permanent residency or a visa permitting you to work in Australia
- comply with immunisation and conviction check requirements.
Key recruitment dates
- Applications Open: Monday 4 July, 9 am
- Applications Close: Monday 18 July, 11:55 pm
- References are sent on submission of application.
August to September 2022
- Interview invitations to applicants on Thursday 18 August
- Interviews are held between Tuesday 30 August and Friday16 September.
- First round offers are sent on Tuesday 11 October.
November 2022 to January 2023
- Subsequent offers will be sent out up until January 2023.
How to apply
- Submit your application online at the transition to practice portal on the JobsTas website.
- The portal is only accessible during the defined recruitment campaign.
- We advertise application dates on the JobsTas website.
- If you are a registered nurse, you only need to submit one online application.
- Please provide details of two referees.
The Transition to Practice Handbook details the recruitment process for transition roles commencing in 2023.
Download the Transition to Practice Handbook
Key components of transition
- 6-12-month fixed-term contract (up to 76 hours per fortnight)
- Rotational shift work (includes day work)
- Diversity of clinical positions
- Extended orientation period (supernumerary time in clinical area)
- Clinical support (preceptors, nurse unit manager, ward and transition specific clinical nurse educators)
- Specific professional development activities
- Professional portfolio development
- Access to online educational resources and programs
- An individual employee email account
- Pay rates and leave entitlements as per the current Nurses and Midwives award
- Competitive salary packaging and salary sacrificing (in some areas)
- Work/life balance initiatives
- Employee assistance program.
For more information about the Transition to Practice program please contact the Clinical Nurse Educators below:
(03) 6478 6167
(03) 6430 6501
Michael Sherring and Helen Gulliver
(03) 6777 6418
(03) 6166 6177
(03) 6166 6848