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If you would like to apply to Metro South Health to complete your graduate year, head to the Queensland Health Graduate Portal and apply now. The graduate portal opens on 17 July 2023.
Otherwise, if you need further information, see the details below:
To apply for a Queensland Health 2024 graduate program, you must:
If you apply to MSH, you will be asked to provide documentation in addition to the Graduate Portal. Start to prepare that documentation now.
The number of graduates taken each year depends on organisational need/workforce requirements. Metro South runs a twelve-month campaign and all applications remain current for this period.
Metro South does not offer any scholarships. You are best to direct your enquiry to OCNMO or QNMU if you are a member.
The Office of the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer (OCNMO) is the Queensland Government's principal advisor on all matters relating to nursing and midwifery services with a particular authority and expertise in advancing, leading and advising on matters that promote a healthier Queensland. OCNMO run the graduate portal you will need to apply through https://www.health.qld.gov.au/ocnmo
Each application is reviewed on its own merits. You will have prior organisational knowledge which may assist you with your short responses and interview questions. Please remember during your interview to answer the questions within a registered nurse scope of practice.
It is not recommended that you apply because the majority of Metro South grad programs start at the beginning of the year and you will not have graduated. It will also put you at a significant disadvantage as you will be 6-12 months behind your peers who have consolidated their undergraduate degree.
The wearing of jewellery should be considered under safe practice. It must not pose an infection or physical hazard to the patient, self or another person. Body piercing should be discrete as per uniform procedure.
The graduate campaign is exceptionally competitive. Metro South recommends that you research your preference areas well and reflect on previous student placement experiences to ascertain if these are environments that you would like to consolidate.
Yes, to give yourself the best possible chance to get a job we suggest applying for both public and private facilities that meet your needs.
Metro South runs a twelve-month campaign and all applications remain current for this period. Mid-year campaigns will be driven by workforce need.
The graduate program is open to anyone who graduates from a Bachelor of Nursing or Midwifery as per portal requirements. Metro South is proud to have graduates represented in all age groups.
Yes, that is correct. Please refer to eligibility criteria in the Prospectus from OCNMO.
As per the AHPRA website “If an infringement carries a possible sentence of 12 months imprisonment or more, you need to tell us about it. This will depend on which state or territory you’re in. If you’re sure that the infringement doesn’t carry that level of possible sentence, you don’t need to declare it. If you’re unsure (and haven’t told us about it before), it’s better to declare it and make sure you provide us with the details.”
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No. All grad programs are temporary contracts. This ensures a good fit to both the team and the graduate. Metro South graduates will be asked to reapply for their positions at the completion of their grad year.
The interview process varies depending on HHS. In Metro South we use a variety of interviewing processes including panel interviews, simulations, group fit (short listing only) etc. Dependant on social distancing requirements, interviews may be done by alternate mediums.
Metro South will provide interview tips in the Graduate Applicant Resource that will be sent to you as part of the recruitment process.
Metro South will provide a list of all clinical areas taking graduates in 2023 as part of their campaign. Your preferencing provides an indication of your areas of clinical interest and Metro South graduate coordinators work hard to ensure the progression of your application through the identified areas. Your first preferenced area will always review your application.
Historically, Metro South has not needed to consider second preferences as grad positions have been filled by applicants who preference Metro South first. This may change as the current pool of first preference applicants has been exhausted but this depends on the amount of positions available for 2023.
Graduate campaigns are competitive. We recommend you maximise the exposure of your application. There is no benefit to preferencing Metro South twice. Please consider alternate HHSs as a second and third preference.
After preferencing Metro South Health first, you will be sent out information about how to proceed with your application. You will be asked to preference three clinical areas and these will inform your interview process. Your application on the portal is best to be generic for example: first preference ED, second preference medical, third preference surgical.
The graduate portal does not have the full functionality to capture all graduate positions on offer throughout Metro South. For this reason, Metro South will provide you with a list of clinical areas at each facility taking graduates in 2023. This secondary step will require you to choose one facility within Metro South and three clinical areas within that facility.
Historically, rural areas look at second or third preferences. Commencing your career in a rural facility will provide excellent exposure and increase your clinical capabilities.
Metro South values safe nurses and midwifes who are receptive of feedback and are committed professionals. GPAs may be considered in some areas, only as proof of commitment to future studies. All graduates undertaking a graduate program in critical care areas across Metro South will be required to complete further education in the form of a transition program.
Yes, interstate applications are accepted. HHSs are required to apply employment priority rankings for nurse and midwife graduates. These rankings can be found in the Nursing and Midwifery Prospectus on the OCNMO website. - https://www.gradnursesmidwives.health.qld.gov.au/
Metro South has a strong history of appointing the best graduate for the position, with many applicants never completing a student placement within the facility. Applicants graduating from Queensland universities who are Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens will be considered first as per the OCNMO Prospectus. More information about this can be found on their website.
Yes, international applications are accepted. HHSs are required to apply employment priority rankings for nurse and midwife graduates. These rankings can be found in the Nursing and Midwifery Prospectus on the OCNMO website.
Metro South strongly recommends that you apply to the portal as your visa status may change upon graduating and we will only appoint applicants who have a current application with the portal.
International students have greater success obtaining positions in rural and remote services as these HHSs are more likely to see decreased numbers of applicants and they support sponsorship of visa requirements. Metro South strongly recommends that you apply to the portal as your visa status may change upon graduating and we will only appoint applicants who have a current application with the portal.
You only have one application on the portal with the ability to select that you are dual degree. At the point you preference Metro South first and the portal closes we will identify that you are a dual degree applicant for both nursing and midwifery and forward you the links for the two campaigns. This means that you can submit a nursing specific application to the nursing link and a midwifery specific application to the midwifery link.
When you are identified as a dual degree on the portal you will be sent the links for both the nursing and midwifery campaigns. You will be able to independently preference both nursing and midwifery positions. This means that you can select a facility to consolidate your nursing in and a different facility to consolidate your midwifery in.
Each year we see different trends of preferencing. Critical care areas (ICU, ED and peri-operative) and paediatrics are historically highly preferenced and competitive.
Metro South will provide a list of all clinical areas taking graduates in 2024 as part of their campaign. This will allow you to make an informed decision in the latter stage of the recruitment process.
On the graduate portal please preference generically. Metro South will provide a list of all clinical areas taking graduates in 2024 as part of their campaign. This will allow you to make an informed decision in the latter stage of the recruitment process.
Graduates on the pool receive the same support as grads in rotational/non-rotational programs. The pool has dedicated clinical facilitators who manage and support transition to practice in this area.