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Nursing and Midwifery

 Career in nursing or midwifery

​There has never been a better time to consider a career in nursing or midwifery. Few professions offer the opportunities, challenges and rewards available in these exciting fields.

At NSLHD we believe our nursing and midwifery workforce is one of our greatest strengths. If you are looking to launch your career as a nurse or midwife, or if you're seeking to take the next step in your career, then joining the caring and dedicated team at NSLHD might just be the opportunity you need.

 GradStart

NSLHD is proud to present the GradStart program at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai, Royal North Shore, Ryde and Mona Vale Hospitals as well as Northern Sydney Home Nursing Service and our Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Services.

Nursing and midwifery at NSLHD is responsive to contemporary challenges and trends in healthcare. Our facilities and services are fortunate to have skilled and supportive staff providing a dynamic learning environment, allowing newly registered nurses and midwives to become safe and competent practitioners. Your GradStart experience will be facilitated through interaction with key support people throughout the year, preparing you for the diverse professional world of nursing and midwifery that you are entering.

 

At NSLHD we offer:

 

Full-time employment

An individualised program to meet your needs

A supportive learning environment

Performance development and review

Annual leave

 

How do I apply?

 

Applications for the 2022 GradStart intake open on Wednesday 23 June and close on Wednesday 7 July 2021. You must apply through NSW Health's centralised recruitment process. A link to the application portal will be provided on Wednesday 23 June 2021 on NSW Health's GradStart information page.

 

When will interviews be held?

 

Interviews will take place from Monday 9 August to Friday 17 September 2021.

 

What programs and intakes are available at NSLHD?

 

The following intakes are available at NSLHD:

February: Midwifery (Royal North Shore Hospital, Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital); ICU and Perioperative Streams (Royal North Shore Hospital)

March: NICU (Royal North Shore Hospital); General Streams (Royal North Shore Hospital, Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital, Mona Vale Hospital, Ryde Hospital); Ryde/Cooma Hospital Metro/Rural Exchange; Community Health/General Exchange; Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Service; Mental Health/Acute Exchange

July: General Streams (Royal North Shore Hospital, Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital, Ryde Hospital); Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Service​

 

Can I nominate my clinical preferences?

 

You will be asked to nominate your clinical preferences when you are invited to interview with us. When we allocate you to a placement, we will try to take your clinical preferences into account as much as possible.

 

Further information

 

For further information specific to our different facilities and services, please see the links and contact details of our Educational Consultants below:

Midwifery

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital
02 9477 9506

Royal North Shore Hospital
02 9463 2136

 

Nursing

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital
02 9485 6474

Royal North Shore Hospital
02 9466 4670

Ryde Hospital
02 9858 7315

Northern Sydney Home Nursing Service
02 9887 5623

Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol
02 9887 5027

 

For more information on the GradStart interviews and recruitment process at NSLHD, please contact the NSLHD Nursing and Midwifery Directorate on (02) 9462 9486 or email [email protected].​

 MidStart

Are you a registered nurse interested in pursuing a career as a midwife?

NSLHD offers opportunities for registered nurses to undertake midwifery education within our maternity services at Hornsby and Royal North Shore Hospitals in a dynamic, rewarding and challenging professional environment.

NSLHD is committed to the provision of collaborative, woman-centred maternity care, where women and their families are supported through pregnancy, labour and birth, and postnatal. Midwifery encompasses primary health care principles as well as emotional and social aspects of birth.

NSLHD offers innovative, midwifery-led, collaborative models of care across the spectrum from normal pregnancy and birth to women and babies with more complex needs.

We are responsive to contemporary trends and challenges in healthcare.

 

How do I apply?

 

Applications for the 2021 MidStart intake open on Tuesday 25 May and close at 4pm, Wednesday 9 June 2021. You must apply through NSW Health's centralised recruitment process. A link to the application portal will be provided on Tuesday 25 May 2021 on NSW Health's MidStart information page External Link.

 

When will interviews be held?

 

 

Interviews will take place from Monday 5 July to Friday 16 July 2021.

 

Which university course should I enrol in?

 

Your university application is a separate and additional process. NSLHD partners with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) for the MidStart program. Please see the UTS website External Link for more information about the course and their application process.

 

What if I would like more information? 

 

For more information on the MidStart program at NSLHD please contact one of our education consultants on (02) 9477 9506 (Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital) or (02) 9463 2136 (Royal North Shore Hospital).

For more information on the MidStart interviews and recruitment process at NSLHD, please contact the NSLHD Nursing and Midwifery Directorate on (02) 9462 9486 or email [email protected].