Nursing and midwifery rotational programs

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Nursing and Midwifery TRAVEL Program

Transition to Rural - AdVEnture & Lifestyle

The WACHS Nursing and Midwifery TRAVEL Program is an amalgamation of the previously popular WACHS nursing and midwifery "Ocean to Outback" and "Country to Coast" Programs.

The program offers a unique experience for a working adventure and career development. Participants will undertake three rotations over the 12 months, through a variety of rural and/or remote settings. Context may range from a large regional centre to a small rural/remote hospital. Rotation opportunites may be influenced by past clinical experience.

Registered nurses and midwives who have a minimum of 12 months recent acute care nursing or midwifery experience are eligible to apply, with program intakes several times per year.

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What does the rotational program offer you?

Our rotational program offers:

  • Working adventures and rural exposure
  • Opportunities for career development
  • Travel assistance and travel days
  • Subsidised accommodation
  • Professional development opportunities
  • WA Health employee benefits (including salary packaging and district allowances)

Benefits to professional practice

Benefits include:

  • Increasing your skill set and flexibility of service delivery
  • Learning to work with other health and community agencies
  • Increasing your professional networks
  • Becoming innovative and flexible in your practice
  • Developing greater independence and confidence in your professional abilities
  • Increasing your confidence in decision-making
  • Improving your supervisory skills
  • Learning about different cultural groups and how to adapt service provision to suit the patient.

How to apply

To apply, you will need to submit an application online at Jobs WA  when the recruitment period is active. To find the application, go to the government jobsearch website.  Once into the job search page, enter the keywords "travel program". The active advertisements should then be accessible - if no application appears, it indicates the application period is not currently open. Please ensure you apply for the correct pool - either Registered Nurse or Midwife - these are advertised separately. Program applications will be open for several weeks for each intake period.

It is anticipated that intakes will occur each year in late March, July and November. It is anticipated that applications for each intake will be advertised approximately three to four months prior to commencement.

Last Updated: 11/06/2021