Pilbara graduate programs

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

RN graduate programs

The information on this page is now current for 2020 programs

Location Hedland Health Campus
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 12 month program and graduate RNs will be provided with the opportunity to work in 2 different clinical areas. Areas include General Medical/Surgical Ward, Operating Theatres, Emergency Department, Dialysis, Mental Health, Home Nursing, Outpatients Clinic, Paediatrics and East Pilbara Community Health.
Contact

Jess Atonio, A/Regional Nurse Educator

Telephone: +61 8 9174 1689 or 0459822348

Email: WACHSPB_RegionalStaffEducator@health.wa.gov.au

 

Location Karratha Health Campus
Intakes February & August
Program description The new Karratha Health Campus has 40 inpatient beds and is closely linked to the regional resource centre, Hedland Health Campus. The Graduate Program in 12 month in length and provides the Graduate RN the opportunity of two clinical rotations throughout the year. Clinical areas include the General Medical/Surgical ward, Operating Theatres, Emergency Department, Mental Health and Outpatients Clinic.
Contact

Jess Atonio, A/Regional Nurse Educator

Telephone: +61 8 9174 1689 or 0459822348

Email: WACHSPB_RegionalStaffEducator@health.wa.gov.au

  

Location Newman Hospital
Intakes February
Program description Newman Hospital has 8 inpatient beds and is able to admit patients who are stable enough to be cared for at the Level 3 hospital and/or stabilise patients prior to transfer for higher medical care. The ED sees on average 20-30 presentations per day. The Newman Hospital Graduate Program commences at Hedland Health Campus (HHC), the regional health campus for the Pilbara, located in Port Hedland. Experience will be gained over the first 3 weeks through exposure to ED and the general ward at HHC. The remainder of the program will be at Newman Hospital in Newman, working in the general ward. You may also be required to assist in the ED at Newman Hospital as a 3rd staff member, once you have completed 3 months in the general ward.
Contact

Jess Atonio, A/Regional Nurse Educator or Linda Sinclair HSM/DON

Telephone: +61 8 9174 1689 or 0459822348

Email: WACHSPB_RegionalStaffEducator@health.wa.gov.au

  

Location West Pilbara Community Health (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

Suzie Rayner – Nurse Manager Population Health

Telephone: +61 8 9143 2239

Email: Suzanne.Rayner@health.wa.gov.au

 

EN graduate program

Location Hedland Health Campus
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 12 month contract. Areas include General Medical/Surgical Ward, Paediatrics and Aged Care

Contact

Jess Atonio, A/Regional Nurse Educator

Telephone: +61 8 9174 1689 or 0459822348

Email: WACHSPB_RegionalStaffEducator@health.wa.gov.au

  

Midwifery graduate programs

Location Hedland Health Campus
Intakes February
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 and birthing suites. 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). Every year, there is an average of 340-360 births, with around 80 neonates admitted to the SCN.

Contact

Amanda McKinley – Clinical Nurse Manager, Maternity & Paediatrics  

Telephone: +61 8 91741203

Email: WACHSPB_HHCCNMMat@health.wa.gov.au

 

 

 Location

 Karatha Health Campus

 Intakes

 February

 Program description

The new Karratha Health Campus has 40 inpatient beds. The maternity unit has 6 inpatient beds and birthing suites. Graduate midwives will have the opportunity to gain experience across all midwifery domains. These include midwifery lead antenatal clinic, antenatal classes, birthing suite, postnatal care and community midwifery. KHC 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/Midwife

Telephone: +61 8 91447636

Email: Jane.Carter@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.

Find out more about the Pilbara 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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