Position Details
Reference Number 11535
Position Title Mater Hospital Graduate Program-Perioperative
Employment Type Part Time
Facility Mater Hospital Sydney
Award Classification Enterprise Agreement - Mater Hospital Nursing & Midwives Enterprise Agreement - Registered Nurse - Level 1
Hours 32
Closing Date 23/06/2017
Position Summary

The Mater Hospital is a leading private hospital, and an icon of the Lower North Shore of Sydney.  We are part of St Vincent’s Health Australia, the nation’s largest Catholic not-for-profit health and aged care provider and have been in operation for over 105 years.  The Mater Hospital is a world class medical/surgical facility with over 231 hospital beds.  

At the Mater Sydney our patients are, and always have been, our highest priority. We work in partnership with our patients and their families to provide a compassionate and holistic approach to health care.  The Mater has a long and successful Graduate Nurse program and we view nurse graduates as our leaders of the future, resulting in a profound investment in developing you clinically, professionally and personally. Our program assists in linking theory to practice allowing you to challenge yourself and to thrive.  


To work at the Mater and be part of our 2018 Mater Nurse Perioperative Graduate Program we are seeking out remarkable individuals who:

  • Have outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Are professional in their presentation
  • A strong commitment to provide excellent clinical care within the Operating Suite
  • Are accountable for their actions
  • A clinical placement within the Operating Suite is desirable but not essential for you to apply


Perioperative Graduate Program


The Perioperative Graduate Program offers Registered Nurses the opportunity to experience working within the following subspecialties:

  • Anaesthetics
  • Instrument/Circulating Nurse
  • Post Anaesthetic Care Unit


Support at the Mater


 Graduate Nurses are supported through a number of avenues including:

  • A dedicated Learning and Development Department
  • Clinical Nurse Educators in all departments
  • Supernumerary time for each rotation
  • Clinical Honours whilst undertaking your Graduate Program aligned with the University of Tasmania
  • Preceptors
  • Facilitated debrief sessions
  • Study days
  • Social nights



About You


To be considered for the 2018 Mater Nurse Perioperative Program you must have completed a Bachelor of Nursing Degree within the last twelve (12) months; or are due to complete the same prior to the start date of the 2018 Mater Program.


The candidate must have:

  • No more than six (6) months’ experience working as a Registered Nurse since graduation; if you have already completed graduation within the past twelve (12) months when submitting your application
  • Meet all requirements and be eligible to apply for National Registration with AHPRA




We offer all employees the ability to maximise their income by reducing tax payable through salary packaging. We also offer our employees career-mapping and ongoing development and learning.


Application Instructions:

  • The Mater offers three (3) distinct Graduate Nurse Programs. Graduates are invited to apply to one (1) stream only;
  • Applicants are requested to apply online and to address the selection criteria. When completing the application process you will be asked to attach your :
  • Resume
  • Contact details for two (2) referees one (1) must be a clinical referee
  • Please ensure that your attachments are either in MS Word or PDF file formats and that they have been scanned with virus protection software.




  • Interviews will take place July-August 2017


Program dates

  • 11 month program
  • Commences early February 2018
  • Concludes 21st December 2018


Criminal record and/or child protection checks will be conducted and will form part of the selection criteria for this role. Employment with the Mater Hospital Sydney is subject to you having current immunity status that complies with the Assessment, Screening & Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases - Policy Directive. Appointment and ongoing employment will be subject to continued compliance with the policy directive.


We are committed to equal employment opportunity, ethical practices and the principles of cultural diversity. As part of SVHA’s commitment to the federal government’s employment parity initiative, we strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

St Vincent's Private Hospitals Limited trading as Mater Hospital ABN 61 083 645 505

Selection Questions Essential: The Mater offers three (3) Graduate Nurse Programs. You have applied to the Perioperative Program. Please note you may only select one (1) stream to apply to. Do you understand this? If yes select yes. If you apply to more then one (1) Graduate Program your application will not progress.

Essential: Have you completed within the past 12 months an Undergraduate Degree in nursing; or are you due to complete the same prior to the start date of the Mater graduate program for 2018?

Essential: If you have graduated from a Bachelor of Nursing Degree and are currently working as a Registered Nurse do your total hours worked, equal less then six (6) months full-time? (Note if you are due to Graduate please select No as your answer)

Essential: Overseas students must have documented proof of English language skills as per the requirements from AHPRA. Are you an overseas student?

Essential: Why did you select Nursing as your career?

Essential: Have you completed a clinical placement in a perioperative environment? If yes please explain which subspecialty and duration of placement.

Essential: In one hundred (100) words or less please tells us why would you like to join the perioperative graduate program.

Essential: In one hundred (100) words or less please discuss how you will embrace, model, and integrate our hospitals Mission and Values into your everyday nursing.

Essential: In one hundred (100) words or less please discuss your understanding of the professional, ethical and legal requirements of the Registered Nurse role.

Essential: In one hundred (100) words or less please describe how you would provide person centred care.

Essential: In one hundred (100) words or less please explain what is excellent customer service and how you apply it whilst nursing.

Essential: In one hundred (100) words or less what makes you remarkable?

Essential: Why do you want to join the 2018 Graduate Nurse Perioperative program?
Contact Person Sarah Sharpe
Contact Number 9900 7590
Contact Email Sarah.Sharpe@svha.org.au
Alternate Contact Person Alison Kingston
Alternate Contact Number 9900 7590
Alternate Contact Email Alison.Kingston@svha.org.au
Position Description
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Supporting Documents
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