Kimberley graduate programs

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

RN graduate program

This information has now been updated for 2019 programs

 

Location

Kimberley Program
Intakes February & August
Program description

This program will offer the graduate an opportunity to experience at least two of the three major hospitals in the Kimberley: Broome, Derby and Kununurra.

Successful applicants will experience living and working in at least two of these towns. All graduates will experience their first six months in Broome, Derby or Kununurra. The second six months of the program will include either three or six months to one or two of the other sites. As well as gaining extensive experience within the hospitals of the Kimberley, graduates may also be provided with an opportunity to rotate through Non-admitted Services, Theatres and the Kimberley Population Health Unit (Community Health).

Kununurra and Derby hospitals offer a range of nursing opportunities including adult medical and surgical, paediatrics, palliative care and mental health. This program suits graduates interested in remote areas and Aboriginal health. 

Subsidised accommodation will be available, 0.8 FTE employment, 12 month contract.

Contact

Sally Clark, Regional Nurse Educator

Telephone 0459857875

Email: sally.clark@health.wa.gov.au

 

 

Location  Broome Hospital
Intakes

 February & August

Program description

Clinical services at Broome Hospital are provided through the Emergency Department, High Dependency Unit, Mental Health Unit (Mabu LIyan), Medical/Surgical Ward, Perioperative Unit, Non-admitted Services (NAS), Maternity and Paediatric ward inclusive of a level 2 Nursery and a close observation area. The hospital also provides medical imaging (MIT) and allied health services such as physiotherapy and occupational therapy.

Graduates will gain a variety of experience within at least two areas of the Broome hospital. All Graduates will experience the Medical/Surgical Ward with a possibility of rotating to the Paediatric Unit, Theatres, Emergency Department or Non-admitted Services

Eligibility for this program is reliant on the graduate being able to provide own accommodation in Broome, as no accommodation is provided.

0.6 FTE employment, 12 month contract. 

Contact

Sally Clark, Regional Nurse Educator

Telephone 0459857875

Email: sally.clark@health.wa.gov.au

 

 

Location  Broome Mental Health Unit
Intakes

 February

Program description

The mental health program is an opportunity to work directly within the mental health setting (Mabu Liyan).

The graduate will be employed in mental health for the whole program. Mabu Liyan is a 13 bed acute care psychiatric inpatient facility located within Broome Hospital for Kimberley and Pilbara residents

Subsidised accommodation will be available, 0.8 FTE employment, 12 month contract.

Contact

Sally Clark, Regional Nurse Educator

Telephone 0459857875

Email: sally.clark@health.wa.gov.au

 

 

Location

 Kimberley Community and Population Health

Intakes

 February

Program description

The Community and Population Health Program is an opportunity to experience primary health practice in Community and Population Health settings. This may include rotations in Broome, Derby or Kununurra and may also involve placement in remote community clinics in the region. The successful applicant will also experience a rotation to the acute care area in either Derby or Kununurra.

Ideal applicants will have an interest in nursing from a primary health perspective and will be considering a future nursing career in remote locations in Australia and/or developing countries. They will also have an interest in Aboriginal health. 

Subsidised accommodation will be available, 0.8 FTE employment, 12 month contract

Contact

Sally Clark, Regional Nurse Educator

Telephone 0459857875

Email: sally.clark@health.wa.gov.au

Midwifery graduate program

Location Broome Hospital
Intakes August
Program description

The program is based in the Maternity unit of Broome Hospital, a 47-bed hospital that acts as the regional resource centre for the Kimberley region. The Maternity unit, which supports approximately 360 births per year, has two birth suites, an inpatient unit and a Level 2 nursery. The unit is staffed by experienced midwives and medical staff, who are supported in their work by a range of allied health and community health professionals. The graduate may also have the opportunity to work in antenatal clinics at the hospital as well as the possibility of being offered the opportunity to undertake a rotation through the Midwifery Group Practice and visits to community areas. Whilst the position is located in the maternity area there may be times that the graduate needs to cover areas such as paediatrics or general ward area dependent on staffing needs. The Graduate Midwife will be supported by a Clinical Nurse Manager, clinical midwives and a Staff Development Nurse while working in Broome.

Key contact

Michaela Blomqvist, A/Clinical Nurse Manager

Telephone: +61 8 9194 2366

Email: Michaela.blomqvist@health.wa.gov.au

Kimberley location description

The Kimberley Region is located in the far north of Western Australia.

  • Broome offers a unique and diverse range of lifestyle and recreational pursuits, close to beautiful beaches and many gorges, rivers and national parks. The resident population of Broome is around 15,000, but during the dry season, this swells to approx 50,000.
  • Derby is located on the King Sound near the mouth of the Fitzroy River. The population of Derby and its surrounding communities is estimated to be around 5,000 people, fluctuating during the tourist season to around 7,000. Derby has exceptional access to gorges, fishing and camping locations.
  • Kununurra is part of the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley, which covers an area of 121,000 square kilometres. Kununurra itself has an estimated population of around 5,000 and is located within the Ord River Irrigation Area on the edge of Lake Argyle. Popular activities in the area include camping, fishing, bushwalking and water sports.

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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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