Healthscope Graduate Program- Darwin Private Hospital- March Intake 2024


Who is Healthscope?

We are Australia’s only national private hospital operation and healthcare provider with a network of 38 hospitals that service every state and territory. No matter the role, everyday our people make a difference to the lives of their patients, families and carers.

About our Graduate Program:

Give your career the best possible head start with our comprehensive and individually tailored program. We work with you to identify your aspirations, accelerate your learning, and meet your professional development needs now and into the future.

Our graduate nurses (RNs and ENs), and graduate midwives are encouraged to develop both clinically and professionally while gaining exposure to a variety of clinical specialties and healthcare environments.

You’ll have unparalleled access to leaders and our dedicated support teams at site, state and national level are committed to your growth, helping you to build your confidence, competence and a professional identity.

What’s on offer?

At Healthscope, we’ve got you!

Our Graduate Program assists you to make the transition from student nurse or student midwife to an independent professional in a supportive environment.


We Offer:

  • A structured nursing and midwifery graduate program
  • Individualised support
  • A supportive graduate network
  • A Mentorship program
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Clinical rotations for Acute Medical/Surgical and Sub-Acute Medical/Rehabilitation programs
  • Specialty Program (Mental Health and Perioperative) available to suitable candidates
  • Midwifery rotations for Midwives through antenatal, birth, postnatal and nursery
  • Positive working relationship, unique to a small hospital
  • Work with leading specialists for excellence in clinical care 
  • Darwin Private Hospital is the only provider of private hospital services in the Northern Territory. As part of the Healthscope Group of Hospitals, it is a licenced 150 bed hospital providing a broad range of multiday and day surgery including Paediatrics, Cardiac Catheterisation, General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Plastic and Reconstructive, ENT, Urology, Gastroenterology and ENT.  Our services include a dedicated maternal and neonatal unit, paediatric unit, acute medical surgical unit, rehabilitation unit, mental health and AoD unit and an angiography suite.

Graduates are our future and we offer access to all clinical areas of the hospital as well as support for post-graduate programs in clinical specialties after successful completion of your graduate year.


As a Healthscope Graduate, you become part of our early career nurse and midwife community and have access to:

  • 38 hospitals across Australia – multi site rotation opportunities
  • Generous supernumerary time to support your transition to clinical practice
  • Dedicated support from our broad network of experienced teams based at site, state and national level
  • State Onboarding Days to connect with fellow graduates and Healthscope leaders
  • Early Career Ambassadors available for peer networking and support
  • Site, state and national paid study days
  • Opportunity to apply for fully funded and volunteer healthcare programs overseas
  • One week supported annual leave in first rotation
  • Graduation ceremony


Additional benefits beyond the program include:

  • Opportunity to become an Early Career Ambassador
  • Bespoke talent development opportunities to accelerate your career
  • Explore further study with our external partners for clinical and professional development including scholarships and post graduate study
  • Supported internal transfers when situation changes (for example, travelling, changes to home situations)
  • Opportunity to participate in our Leadership Academy
  • Corporate Secondment opportunities


What does the Recruitment and Onboarding process look like?

We look forward to meeting you during our streamlined recruitment process, where you will get a chance to get to know us as much as we will get to know you.

  • Applications open – 12th August 2023
  • Applications close – 29th September 2023
  • Final offers to be made by – End November 2023


Items to include in your online application are:

  • Cover Letter including reason why you wish to join our program and indicating if you have a particular area of clinical interest
  • Curriculum vitae including contact details of 2 referees. One referee must be a clinical teacher, preceptor or other senior nurse or midwife that you have reported to during a clinical placement
  • Academic Transcript (unofficial transcript is acceptable)
  • Copies of two recent and relevant clinical placement assessments

To be eligible to commence the program you must complete all course requirements, and hold AHPRA Registration prior to the Graduate Program commencement date. All successful applicants that receive an offer will be required to satisfy our pre-employment checks process.


Please follow the link for online application-

Applications close:  Friday 29th September 2023


Graduate program information night:

Monday 18th September 2023 from 5.00pm – 6:00pm in Darwin Private Hospital Boardroom. Light refreshments provided. Zoom option will be available to registered attendees.

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For further enquiries: Contact or Zoe Boyle, Clinical Nurse Educator -


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