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2020 Combined Nursing and Midwifery Graduate Program


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2020 Combined Nursing and Midwifery Graduate Program

Djerriwarrh Health Services (DjHS)

Djerriwarrh Health Services (DjHS) is a dynamic and rapidly expanding public health service providing acute, community and residential care services to the City of Melton and Shire of Moorabool in Melbourne's Western suburbs. The hospital has a brand new renovated maternity unit and birthing rooms and is currently undertaking a Theatre re-development project and establishing a Level III Special Care Nursery, both due to open mid-June 2019.

We offer a positive, friendly and supportive work environment to enable you to consolidate the fundamentals of your nursing and midwifery practice. We focus on your ongoing professional development by offering an extensive orientation program as well as compulsory attendance at the Antenatal Study Day, PROMPT, Advanced Neonatal Resuscitation and Breastfeeding Study Day. Participants receive supernumerary time in each specialty. DjHS also offers salary packaging (up to $9010 per annum) and free parking at all of our sites.

In 2020, DjHS has 3 positions available for the newly registered dual Nursing and Midwifery degree graduate to join our inaugural Combined Nursing and Midwifery Graduate Program. You will be employed on a 12 month fixed term, part time contract (64 hours per fortnight).

All applicants must be eligible to register for the PMCV Computer Matching process. Please visit to determine your eligibility.

Combined Nursing and Midwifery Graduate Program (3 positions):

The Combined Nursing and Midwifery Graduate Program will commence in January/February 2020.

The participants will rotate through the following areas:

  • Maternity Unit- antenatal assessment, labour, birth and postnatal care
  • Medical Surgical Unit
  • DjHS are currently negotiating an additional rotation within an acute tertiary setting in metropolitan Melbourne

This is a great opportunity to develop and consolidate your broad range of skills in both nursing and midwifery. From a midwifery perspective, this program provides you with the unique opportunity to care for women across the continuum in a supportive environment. Our staff will support you on your learning journey as you strengthen your midwifery skills to deliver women centred care to women, and their families. From a nursing perspective, you will have the opportunity to consolidate your nursing skills in a generalist environment, being exposed to surgical, medical, end of life care and detoxification.

Please include the following documents in your application:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume (with photo embedded within document). Please include a list of all undergraduate clinical placements (location, type, hours).
  • Certified Academic Transcript (with key attached)
  • Certified copies of 2 Clinical Assessment Tools (one from your most recent nursing placement and one from your most recent midwifery placement).
  • Contact details (phone and email addresses) of 2 clinical referees (preferably one from nursing and one from midwifery).

If you are unable to meet the documents criteria, please contact the Graduate Programs Coordinator to negotiate your submission.

You are required to upload your documents in two separate files - it is recommended to combine cover letter, CV and academic transcript into one file and clinical assessment tools into the second file.


Further information requested on application:

  • PMCV registration number
  • Expected date of completion of studies
  • Contact details (phone and email addresses) of 2 clinical referees (preferably one from nursing and one from midwifery).

Applications Close: Friday 19 July 2019

Applications must be submitted online - to apply for this position click Apply Now.

The successful applicants will be required to provide a current Police Check and Working with Children Check prior to the commencement of employment.

For enquiries regarding the program or the application process please contact:

Chelsea Cornford

Student & Graduate Nurse Coordinator Djerriwarrh Health Services

Phone: 5367 9824

Claire Josephs

Midwifery Educator Djerriwarrh Health Services

Phone: 5367 9882

Applications Close: 19 Jul 2019