Before you apply
Before you start, research which of our facilities you would like to work at. Ramsay Health Care is Australia’s largest private health care provider and we have many facilities all over the country, with varying programs and application dates for each facility.
Addressing the selection criteria
Any recently graduated registered or enrolled nurses, midwives, allied health personnel and pharmacists with working rights in Australia may apply for the program.
To be considered, you must:
- Successfully complete your studies and be eligible to register with the Nurses and Midwives Board of Australia (AHPRA) or your relevant Allied Health Discipline Board
- Be able to commit to a 24-month program of, either full or part-time, followed by ongoing employment
- Have great people skills
- Meet the AHPRA English Language Requirements
- Have strong accountability for your own actions
- Be aware of your own limitations and know when to ask for guidance or help
- Be committed to ongoing learning and be passionate about continuing your professional development
- Be willing to embrace the values of the Ramsay Way
It’s important that your cover letter addresses all of the above criteria.
Proving your work rights
Examples of evidence which may be required include:
- an Australian or New Zealand passport;
- an Australian birth certificate (provided you were not born in Australia as a temporary resident. You may need to show electoral roll details to verify citizenship in addition to a birth certificate in some circumstances)
- an Australian Citizenship Certificate;
- a Permanent Residency Visa;
- a working Visa
Photo ID will also be required.
New Zealand citizens residing in Australia who hold a current Special Category Visa have full work rights – you must be able to provide evidence of your New Zealand citizenship in the form of a New Zealand passport or certificate of Status for New Zealand citizens in Australia.
If the name on any of your documents is different from your application form, you must also provide evidence of name change, e.g. Marriage, Divorce or Change of Name Certificate, must be provided.
Please do not assume that we will know you are an Australian citizen. Evidence must be provided.
Submitting your application
Applications can only be submitted online. Late applications will not be accepted so make sure to check the closing date for your specific intake and facility.
At the time of lodging your application, you will be allocated a unique registration ID number. Make a note of this as you will need it to re-access your application.
After submitting your online application, you will receive a confirmation email. You will be able to log back in with the email address and password that you created to view your application.
It is critical that you provide a valid email address as we will use this address to let you know if your application has been successful or not.
You will not be able to change your preferences of your application once it has been lodged. If you wish to change any details or preferences on your application or withdraw from the process you will need to withdraw their application or withdraw and reapply if they are wishing to change any details/preferences
Clinical placement assessments
These may also be known as clinical placement reviews, summative assessment, or a variety of other names depending on where you studied and what your specialisation is. This document should give an indication of your performance on placement and may be requested as part of your application.
The recruitment process
Not all candidates are invited to progress. If your application moves to the next stage, you will begin the recruitment process, which includes an interview and other relevant assessments, followed by an offer of employment if you are successful.
Our interview process consists of two parts:
- A first-round group interview, conducted within a region of facilities (30-45 minutes). This may be face-to-face or via a virtual platform.
- Successful applicants will be invited to a second-round one-on-one interview with a specific facility (15 minutes). This may be face-to-face or via a virtual platform.
We will notify you of the outcome of your application
You will be advised in writing via email of one of the following outcomes:
- You have been unsuccessful
- You have been unsuccessful at your first preference facility and have been placed on an eligibility list if positions become available at any of the facilities you included on your application
- You have been selected for an interview with your first preference facility. In this case, the facility will contact you either by phone or email and arrange the interview. You will be advised of the result of your interview after the selection process has been completed.
If you are offered a position
If you are offered a position you will have up to two weeks from when you receive your eContract to accept the offer or the offer will be withdrawn.
Your eContract will be sent in writing via email from the Talent Acquisition Team and Development Department within seven days of you verbally accepting the offer of employment from the facility. You will need to return the signed eContract and Position Description within 10 days of it being sent to you. All other documentation must be returned to your employing facility. The team at your facility will also contact you to arrange uniforms.
Once you have signed and returned your eContract you will be able to access our comprehensive range of online learning tools. Details will be provided by your employing facility.