Pilbara graduate programs

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

EN graduate program

This information has been updated for 2018.  

 

Location Hedland Health Campus (Port Hedland)
Intakes February & August
Program description

The Hedland Health Campus has 55 inpatient beds and is the regional referral centre for the Pilbara. Graduates will be provided with the opportunity to work in 2 different areas over their 13 month contract. Areas include General Medical/Surgical Ward, Paediatrics and Aged Care.

Contact

Amanda McKinley, Staff Development Nurse

Telephone: +61 8 9174 1095

Email: WACHSPB_HHCStaffDev@health.wa.gov.au

  

RN graduate programs

 

Location Hedland Health Campus (Port Hedland)
Intakes February & August
Program description

The Hedland Health Campus has 55 inpatient beds and is the regional referral centre for the Pilbara. The Graduate Program at HHC is a 13 month program and graduate RNs will be provided with the opportunity to work in 2 different clinical areas. Areas include General Medical/Surgical Ward, Theatres, Emergency Department, Dialysis, Aged Care and Paediatrics.

Contact

Amanda McKinley, Staff Development Nurse

Telephone: +61 8 9174 1095

Email: WACHSPB_HHCStaffDev@health.wa.gov.au

 

Location Nickol Bay Hospital (Karratha)
Intakes February & August
Program description

Nickol Bay Hospital, situated in Karratha has 28 impatient beds and is closely linked to the regional resource centre, Hedland Health Campus. The Graduate Program provides the Graduate RN the opportunity of two clinical rotations throughout the year. Clinical areas include the General ward, Operating theatres and the Emergency Department.

Contact

Jane Carter, Staff Development Nurse

Telephone: +61 8 9143 2455

Email: WACHSPB_NBDHStaffDevelopment@health.wa.gov.au

  

Location Community Nursing - Karratha
Intakes February
Program description

The community nursing program consists of a full 12 months working within Population Health. Experience will be gained in a variety of areas including community health nursing (immunisation clinics, sexual health clinics and chronic diseases) and school nursing. Some exposure to child health nursing will also be available.

Contact

Jane Carter, Staff Development Nurse

Telephone: +61 8 9143 2455

Email: WACHSPB_NBHStaffDev@health.wa.gov.au

 

 

 

Midwifery graduate programs

Location Hedland Health Campus (Port Hedland)
Intakes August
Program description The Hedland Health Campus has 55 beds, and is the regional referral centre for the Pilbara. The maternity unit has 8 inpatient beds. Graduate midwives will have the opportunity to gain experience across all midwifery domains. These include antenatal clinic and assessment, postnatal ward, birthing suite and special care nursery (SCN-Level 2). Hedland Health Campus is a moderate risk unit servicing the Pilbara and as such deals with all emergencies within the region. Every year, there is an average of 340-360 births, with around 80 neonates admitted to the SCN.
Contact

Amanda McKinley, Staff Development Nurse/Midwife  

Telephone: +61 8 91741095

Email: WACHSPB_HHCStaffDev@health.wa.gov.au

 

 

 Location

 Nickol Bay Hospital (Karratha)

 Intakes

 August

 Program description

Nickol Bay Hospital has 28 inpatient beds. The maternity unit has x 6 inpatient beds and x 2 birthing suites. Graduate midwives will have the opportunity to gain experience across all midwifery domains. These include midwifery lead antenatal clinic, antenatal classes, labour & birthing suite, postnatal care and community midwifery. Nickol bay Hospital is a normal risk unit servicing the West-Pilbara. Every year, there is an average of 300 births a year.

 Contact

 Jane Carter, Staff Development Nurse

Telephone: +61 8 9143 2455

Email: WACHSPB_NBDHStaffDevelopment@health.wa.gov.au

Pilbara location description

  • Karratha is the youngest and fastest growing town in the Pilbara, with an estimated population of 18,000 people. Located 1,535 km north of Perth on the North West Coastal Highway, it is situated right in the heart of the Central Pilbara Coast. Karratha was developed in the 1960s as a resource hub for the export of iron ore, natural gas and salt. Today, it is a busy, modern and well-serviced town, and a great base for exploring Millstream Chichester National Park, Karijini National Park and the 42 islands of the Dampier Archipelago. Karratha is also within driving distance of Exmouth, Coral Bay and the world-renowned Ningaloo reef.
  • Port Hedland, in the north west of WA, is 1,600 km north of Perth with a population of 15,000. It is one of the world's largest and busiest mineral ports, and has a unique blend of massive resource industrialisation and incredible natural wonders. It is an ideal location to explore the surrounding national parks, beaches and gorges, and there is also a wide variety of sporting facilities in the town.

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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 numbers, rotations, access to postgraduate opportunities and other aspects).