Enrolled Nurse Graduate – Transition to Practice Program

$65,056 - $69,505 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT, Australia
  • 03 Jun, 2022
Full time Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Full-time Permanent

Closes: 30 June 2022

Classification: Enrolled Nurse Level 1
Salary: $65,056 - $69,505 plus superannuation
Position No: 54644, several - 02354
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 27 May 2022
Contact Officer: Meghann Lang on Meghann.Lang@act.gov.au or 5124 3178

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

Under current Public Health Emergency Directions all Canberra Health Services staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

In order to be eligible for employment with Canberra Health Services you will be required to provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 by way of a Vaccination Certificate or provision of an authorised exemption, for consideration. Please ensure you include this information with your application documentation. 


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) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website: www.canberrahealthservices.act.gov.au

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

We are excited to receive applications from nurses who are passionate about providing safe, quality, patient centred care and motivated by the organisational values of reliable, progressive, respectful, and kind.

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.

Successful candidates will be offered permanent employment full-time or part-time employment.

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. 

About You

CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/gender diverse, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) are particularly encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities

  1. Self –motivated with the ability to organise and prioritise time.
  2. Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change and provide responsive services to meet clients’ needs.
  3. Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team.
  4. Sound communication and interpersonal skills.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:


  • Completed / will complete a Diploma in Nursing between December 2021 and June 2023
  • 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.
  • The successful applicant will need to be available for weekend and after-hours workfor most clinical rotations
  • Current ACT drivers licence for Community placements (if allocated) 


  • Have an understanding of how the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) standards align with this role.
  • Fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.

Please note prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening & vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases
  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.

Job Closing Date

30 Jun, 2022