Enrolled Nurse Graduate

$61,658 - $65,876 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT, Australia
  • 03 Jun, 2021
Full time Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Full-time Permanent

Closes: 24 June 2021
Classification: Enrolled Nurse Level 1
Salary: $61,658 - $65,876 plus superannuation
Position No: 37877, several - 01W3W
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 02 June 2021
Contact Officer: Maxine Jordan on maxine.jordan@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 3382

Our Vision: Creating exceptional health care together.

Our Role: To be a health service that is trusted by our community.

Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind.

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)—a catchment of approximately 400,000 people. It also services the surrounding Southern New South Wales region which includes the Bega Valley, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Goulburn, Mulwaree, Palerang, Queanbeyan, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan Shire and the Yass Valley.

CHS administers a range publicly funded health facilities, programs and services including but not limited to:

  • The Canberra Hospital: a modern 600-bed tertiary hospital providing trauma services and most major medical and surgical sub-specialty services.
  • University of Canberra Hospital Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research: a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation facility, with 140 inpatient beds, 75-day places and additional outpatient services.
  • Four Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.
  • Six community health centres: providing a range of general and specialist health services to people of all ages.
  • A range of community based health services including Early Childhood Services, Youth and Women’s Health, Dental Health, Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Services.

Overview of the work area and position

Canberra Health Services invites applications from Enrolled Nurse Graduates for the 2022 Transition to Practice Program (TTPP)

Canberra Health Services offers a 12-month, structured program that provides a supportive framework for enrolled nurses during their first year of clinical practice.

We are keen to receive applications from nurses who are passionate about providing safe, quality, patient centred care and motivated by the organisational values of care, excellence, collaboration and integrity.

The TTPP is to assist enrolled nurse graduates with transition into the workforce. This fantastic opportunity will provide participants with support and dynamic learning opportunities offered through the diversity of services available and structured professional development tailored for the graduate nurse.

The 12-month program will incorporate at least two six-month rotations through clinical areas or 12 months within a speciality.

About us

Canberra Health Services is a value’s lead service with a vision of “Creating exceptional health care together”. Our values guide our day-to-day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications to successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community. Our vision and values were developed together by us, for us and are unique to our work.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:

  • Completed/will complete a Diploma in Nursing between December 2020 and June 2022
  • Registered or eligible to register as an enrolled nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) prior to date of program commencement.
  • A Permanent Resident of Australia or an Australian Citizen. This includes New Zealand citizens.
  • Current ACT drivers’ licence for community placements (if allocated).

Application Process:

To be considered all applications must be submitted electronically at: www.health.act.gov.au/employment

Further information about the Program and the recruitment process is available on the website:


Applicants are required to submit the following:

  • Completed application form.
  • Response to the required selection criteria (four questions) in no more than one page.
    curriculum vitae.
  • A current transcript of results from CIT/TAFE (unofficial is acceptable).
  • Two written professional referee reports using the 2022 ENTTPP referee template form which can be downloaded from the ENTTPP website.

This application process is for those applicants that would like to be considered for any of the expected 2022 Transition to Practice Program EN intakes.

Short listing will take place from the submitted documentation.

Short listed applicants will be invited to attend an interview from September 2021 at this time all elements of the application process will be considered including performance at interview.

Note: Phone interviews will not be available; to be considered for a position you must attend the assessment centre in person. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Employment decisions will be based on written application, referee reports, satisfactory academic history and interview. Successful candidates will be offered permanent employment full-time or part-time employment.

Suitable candidates not offered positions in the first round may be offered positions later as required by Canberra Health Services.

Contact Officers:

  • TTPP EN Coordinator - Maxine Jordan Maxine.jordan@act.gov.au or phone (02) 5124 3382
  • TTPP EN Clinical Development Nurses
  • ENClinicalDevelopmentNurse@act.gov.au or phone (02) 5124 3360

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with a contact officer if you have any queries related to the application process.

Job Closing Date

24 Jun, 2021