Goldfields graduate programs

Here you can find information on nursing and midwifery graduate programs in the Goldfields region, Western Australia.

RN graduate programs

This information has now been updated for 2019 Programs

 

Location

Kalgoorlie Hospital (General or Specialty)
Intakes February and August
Program description

Kalgoorlie Hospital has 90 beds, and is the Regional Health Campus for the Goldfields region.

 

General Program: broad medical and surgical experience will be gained through rotations on the medical and surgical wards.  Depending upon commencement time and availability, there may be an opportunity to undertake a rotation to the emergency department or paediatric ward.

 

Specialty Programs: the specialty programs offered by Kalgoorlie Hospital are an opportunity to develop advancing skills in a specialty environment. Graduates will remain in the relevant unit for their whole program.

 

Maternity:  Working on the maternity unit under the direction of a midwife, the graduate will care for postnatal mothers and neonates in the special care nursery. Would suit a graduate with a keen interest in expanding knowledge in maternal and neonatal care.

 

Dialysis: The Dialysis unit currently has 7 dialysis chairs and treats patients requiring haemodialysis. It is operational Monday to Saturday inclusive. The graduate will progressively expand their skillset in haemodialysis.

 

Operating Theatre: Kalgoorlie Hospital currently has 2 theatres operating 5 days a week, plus emergency procedures after hours. Graduates will progressively expand their skillset in airway management, anaesthesia and perioperative nursing

Contact

Tina Jones, Regional Nurse Educator

Telephone: +61 8 9080 5203

Email: tina.jones2@health.wa.gov.au

Location Goldfields Community Health
Intakes February 
Program description

The Goldfields Community Health program will include six months at Kambalda Health Centre followed by six months at Ware Street Population Health in Kalgoorlie. This includes outpatient presentations (including emergency presentations), baby and child assessments and the possibility of completing an Immunisation Certificate.

Contact

Tina Jones, Regional Nurse Educator

Telephone: +61 8 9080 5203

Email: tina.jones2@health.wa.gov.au
Location Goldfields MPS (remote hospitals)
Intakes

February

Program description

The Goldfields MPS remote hospital graduate program will include six months working at Leonora/Laverton Hospital and the second six months at Norseman Hospital. Graduates will develop skills to manage emergency presentations and RFDS transfers to the Regional Health Campus or Tertiary Hospital. In addition, Leonora and Norseman Hospitals have a number of permanent aged-care beds, so a broad scope of nursing skills will be utilised.

Contact

Tina Jones, Regional Nurse Educator

Telephone: +61 8 9080 5203

Email: tina.jones2@health.wa.gov.au

   
Location Esperance Hospital
Intakes

February and August

Program description

Esperance Hospital has 30 beds, and is on the coast in the Goldfields region. Broad medical and surgical experience will be gained through placement on the general ward. Rotation to the emergency department may occur (but is not guaranteed).

Contact

Tina Jones, Regional Nurse Educator

Telephone: +61 8 9080 5203

Email: tina.jones2@health.wa.gov.au

Midwifery graduate program

Location Kalgoorlie Hospital
Intakes February and August
Program description

The program is based in Kalgoorlie Hospital, which has 90 beds and is the regional referral and service centre for the Goldfields region. The maternity services provided include an 18 bed inpatient unit, four birth suites, a special care nursery (Level 2) and shared-care antenatal clinics. The unit supports approximately 700 births per year, and offers varied experiences and learning opportunities. Graduate midwives are supported by a Staff Development Midwife

Contact

Tina Jones, Regional Nurse Educator

Telephone: +61 8 9080 5203

Email: tina.jones2@health.wa.gov.au

Goldfields location description

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is Australia's largest outback city, located in the heart of Western Australia's Goldfields region, 600 km east of Perth. Kalgoorlie-Boulder is Australia's gold mining capital and services the entire Goldfields region with a permanent population of more than 59,000 people spread over 95,000 square kilometres. This includes 17 aboriginal communities that makes up approximately 8% of the population. In addition, a significant number of temporary fly in-fly out temporary workers are brought to the region by the mining industry. Nestled amongst majestic architecture, this buzzing community maintains an outback lifestyle supplemented by a vibrant social atmosphere and entertainment venues.

Find out more about the Goldfields region.

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Please note - whilst all information is provided in good faith and endeavours are made to minimise the impact on graduates, due to the constantly changing nature of healthcare, graduate program components are occasionally subject to change (including locations, intake dates, rotations, access to postgraduate opportunities and other aspects).

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