Endorsed Enrolled Nurse – Graduate Program

November 11th, 2022

Permanent Part Time – 64 hours per fortnight (6 month graduate program with permanent hours at the end of program)

About Dhelkaya Health

Dhelkaya Health is a new health service on Dja Dja Wurrung country; it is the coming together of Castlemaine Health, Maldon Hospital and CHIRP Community Health. Dhelkaya Health is shaping a better health system for the people of Mount Alexander Shire and beyond, while staying true and local in everything it does.

Dhelkaya Health delivers a diverse range of inpatient, outpatient, aged care, community health and outreach services to Mount Alexander Shire. It also delivers assessment, rehabilitation and allied health services to neighbouring shires. Dhelkaya Health is committed to the quality, accessibility and sustainability of acute, aged and community-based healthcare, and family and housing services.

Dhelkaya Health has campuses in Castlemaine and Maldon.

This Role

The primary objective of the Graduate Nurse Program is to develop and consolidate clinical skills acquired during the Diploma of Nursing course to provide best practice, evidence based, person-centred health care to consumers in a range of settings in a safe and competent manner as a developing Enrolled Nurse.

The Graduate Program is support for 6 months after which you gain permanent hours with Dhelkaya Health.

Dhelkaya Health are re-thinking our Enrolled Nurse Graduate Nursing program!  At Dhelkaya Health we are offering an exciting, individually tailored 6-month program with ongoing employment. A strong focus on professional development and supporting graduates to develop skills and experience in areas of interest. With a dedicated CNS educator to support our Graduates, we will work with the successful candidates to develop a program to suit their expressed career interests.  Starting with a comprehensive induction program, each graduate will participate in two 3-month rotations and have access to “tasters” of specialized supernumerary placements for four days in areas of your choice from the list below. Additionally, each candidate will be offered three study days during their program.

3-month rotations will be located in our rehabilitation ward, aged care and small rural.

Specialty area options

Operating suite

Urgent Care Centre

Acute care

Wound consultant

Specialty outpatient

Small rural health service




Nursing leadership


Work Health Safety

Leisure and Lifestyle (Aged Care)


Culture and Benefits

Castlemaine and Maldon are located on Dja Dja Wurrung country in the Mount Alexander Shire. The area is renowned for its creativity, history and as host to the Castlemaine State Festival. The shire is a short drive from Melbourne, Ballarat and Bendigo, a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy. Combined with a wide range of sporting clubs and outdoor recreation opportunities, unique natural environment and historic goldfields, the community offers a rich diverse culture for all to enjoy.

  • Free on-site parking is available to all staff and visitors.
  • Salary Packaging/Salary Sacrificing
  • Fitness Passport is available to all staff members across Dhelkaya Health. You and your family can sign up to unlimited access to more than 120 gyms, pools and fitness facilities on your program!
  • Our Health and Wellbeing program; including access to a Social Worker, Pastoral Care Office, Prevention of Bullying & Harassment Officers, Physiotherapy services, vaccination programs and other health services as required.
  • The Dhelkaya Health Social Club brings staff from all areas of the hospital together in friendly and casual environment, with a variety of events and activities held throughout the year

Dhelkaya Health values diversity and encourages individuals from all cultures and backgrounds to apply.

Further information is available from Janice Kebede on 5471 3224

To apply, please click here.

All appointments are subject to a satisfactory police check and compliance with Castlemaine Health Vaccination Policy.

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