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Recruitment Process 

Criteria

All Victorian and interstate third year Nursing students who have Australian citizenship or ‘permanent residency status, and New Zealand third year nursing students who wish to apply for a position in a Victorian GNP, are eligible to do so through the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMCV) computer match process. PMCV can be contacted on (03) 9419 1217 or via email at
pmcv@pmcv.com.au to discuss this process.
St Vincent’s adheres to PMCV guidelines, prioritising Victorian candidates for our GNP. Interstate, New Zealand and International candidates will only be considered post completion of the PMCV match. Any vacant positions in our GNP may then result in these candidates being considered.

International students cannot apply to PMCV if they do not hold permanent residency status, but may apply directly to St Vincent’s, submitting the exact same requirements by our closing date. Applications may be considered following completion of the computer match process.
The computer match process allows students to apply to only four Victorian hospitals. Prospective Graduates must also apply directly to each of the four individual hospitals they have nominated. You will need to go to the PMCV website (
www.pmcv.com.au) Hospital Directory Section and lodge a ‘Candidates Priority List’. You must separately apply to your four preferred hospitals, sending in the required information outlined in their summaries in the Hospital Directory. Closing dates will vary.

Online Application Process

Candidates will need to use an online process to apply to the St Vincent’s Graduate Nurse Program. To apply go to our website
www.svhm.org.au and click on the Graduate Nurse Program 2015 photo, then follow the link.
Applications open on Monday 16th June 2014. You will receive email confirmation within 48 hrs that we have received your application.
Applications close on Thursday 24th July 2014.

Stage 1

In your application we will require you to attach a Word document comprising:
  1. Letter of application outlining why you wish to be a Graduate at St Vincent’s (maximum of one page). Address the letter to Allison Mawson & Jade Murphy, Graduate Nurse Coordinators.
  2. Curriculum vitae (maximum of three pages).
  3. Academic transcript to date, with results legend.
  4. Complete copies of your two most recent third year clinical placement reports. Reports must be sent in their entirety not selected parts or pages. (If you have not completed a third year medical or surgical placement at the time of application, please also send your most recent second year medical/surgical placement report.) We do not accept Maternal Child & Health placements or Mental Health placement reports.
We do request that all original documents or certified copies of your application are made available at interview.
During the online application we will ask you to submit your Clinical Rotation Preferences (see pages 4 – 16 for rotation information) and the name and details of one professional referee. The referee must be a Clinical Teacher, Preceptor, or a senior nurse to whom you have recently reported. You must inform your referee of your intention to list them.
Contact People & Organisational Development (HR) on (03) 9288 2420 if you require assistance submitting your application online.
Our initial stage assesses all components of the application and then a total overall score is given. Following this assessment we then shortlist for interviews. We interview only those candidates who meet our selection criteria.
We welcome Graduates from a diversity of backgrounds and universities and assure you that where you have undertaken clinical placements will not impact on your application. Each year we have Graduates from many different universities and campuses.

Stage 2

Once you have submitted all required documentation stated in Stage 1 you will be contacted by email to attend an interview.The interview will take approximately two hours and will include a team activity and individual interview. Questions will include clinical scenarios to assess your understanding of the requirements of a Grade 2, Year 1 Registered Nurse and as a Graduate Nurse at St Vincent’s.
Interviews will be conducted during the week beginning Monday 25th August 2014. (Interstate or regional candidates may be offered a phone interview.)

Stage 3

Computer match results will be released on Tuesday 14th October 2014. If you are successfully matched to St Vincent’s you will be contacted by phone within 24-48 hours.
You must obtain your National Nursing Registration prior to commencement at St Vincent’s. Registration enquiries can be made to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
1300 419 495 or
www.ahpra.gov.au.

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