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Graduate & Training

It's with great pleasure and pride that we welcome to Auckland DHB our February 2017 intake of graduate NETP nurses.

ADHB Graduate Nursing Programmes

Extra Dollars for Grads

ADHB offers a range of graduate programmes for graduate nurses:

 

Staffing Accommodation

Are you interested in relocating to Auckland? Did you know that the ADHB offers staffing accommodation, varying from single rooms, double rooms and flats? Prices range from $170 - $300 per week including power, water and WIFI. Please contact Ben Harris regarding this. - Limited rooms available.

 

The aim of these programmes is to support the graduate nurse to assimilate undergraduate learning into professional clinical practice.  

 

2017 Intake:  For further information and updates, head to:

https://nursing.acenz.net.nz/

 

  ADHB May 2017 Intake

 

Nursing Entry to Practice Programme (NETP) and Nursing Entry to Specialty Practice (NESP - Mental Health) 

 

Auckland District Health Board

 
Preceptorship - Clinical Experience - Professional Development
 

 

  Join the ADHB nursing team as a new graduate and you will be working alongside some of the most experienced, educated and qualified nurses in New Zealand.

 ADHB offers new graduate nurses structured 10-12 month programmes, providing support and education for the beginning Registered Nurse.  Our graduate programmes are in place to support you, the new graduate, through preceptorship, clinical skills development and on-going theoretical study in a dedicated clinical area.


Our graduate nurses are part of the ward or unit right from day one.  Gain competence, skill and confidence by working closely with our experienced teams and be fully supported with a named and trained preceptor.    

 

Important application information: 

 

For further discussion, contact Ben Harris - Specialist Consultant (Recruitment)- Graduate Programmes on 09 631 0710 or Lorelle Bobsien - Nurse Educator, Graduate Programme Coordinator (NETP) Adult, Aged Residential Care & Workforce Development, on 09 307 4949 ext 23378 or Rachel Philips - NETP Coordinator and Nurse Educator Starship, Perioperative, Surgical and Workforce Development - 09 3074949 ext 23378

  

Graduate Programmes Entry Criteria:

  • Applicants must be NZ permanent resident holders or NZ citizens at time of application (or an Australian passport holder). If you do not meet this particular criteria, you may be eligible to apply for the next NETP intake if you gain permanent residency before those applications open.

  • Hold a Nursing Degree from a New Zealand nursing programme; awarded no longer than 1 year prior to commencement on the NETP programme (or about to sit the next state exam).

  • Graduated within the past 24 months and have NOT practiced as a registered Nurse for longer than 6 months at the time the programme commences. 

Support for Maori New Graduate Nurses

New graduate Māori nurses are a valued and important part of the ADHB clinical workforce that contribute to quality care for our population. ADHB aims to provide cultural, clinical and pastoral support for Māori new graduate nurses that reflect Māori values, enables whakawhanauntanga and nurtures the potential of all Māori nurses.


Support for Pacific New Graduate Nurses

Pacific graduate nurses are supported through an individualised Pacific support framework. This approach recognises the ethnic, social and cultural diversity of Pacific new graduates. Cultural support and supervision utilises strategies including networking, role modelling, mentoring, peer support, Pacific health models, career planning, clinical support, cultural resources.


 

 

NETP Programme: Adult & Child Health

 

The Nursing Entry to Practice (NETP) Programme is a structured programme that offers professional and educational support for graduate nurses working in adult and child health areas.

Intake Dates

There are three intakes per year for the Nursing Entry to Practice (NETP) Programme: Adult & Child Health. These occur at the beginning of the year, midway and at the end of the year. For further information on recruitment intakes, see: https://nursing.acenz.net.nz/

Workplace Options

There is an enormous scope and variety of workplace options available to graduates across adult and child health. For a comprehensive list of potential areas click here.  It is a good idea to have this list beside you when you come to lodge your application so that you can indicate in your application which areas you would like to work in.

Length of Programme: 10-12 months. After successful completion of the programme, graduates may remain working as a permanent registered nurse in the area they are employed.

Programme Content

Orientation
Graduates will receive orientation into ADHB and the specific area to which they are employed into. Orientation varies between areas, generally the higher acuity areas offer extended periods of orientation with some areas offering up to 15 weeks of orientation.

At a minimum orientation includes:

Graduate Induction Day

Clinical Practice

Clinical practice experience is acquired through working clinically within the Registered Nurses scope of practice in the area to which you are employed.

Preceptorship

Each participant will be allocated a preceptor who will provide teaching and coaching throughout the programme.

Academic Component

As an adjunct to clinical practice experience graduates will also participate in mandatory theoretical study.

Conditions of Employment

  • ADHB Welcome Day

  • Unit specific Orientation

  • At least 6 weeks of ‘shared workload’

  • 16 hours for you and your preceptor to set, plan and evaluate your personal development plan

  • 12 paid study days

  • Post graduate papers at no cost for New Zealand residents. Those working in Adult Health must complete 2 x 20 point papers offered by University of Auckland (UofA). Those working in Child Health must complete 1 x 30 point paper offered by Auckland University of Technology (AUT)

  • Service specific education such as in-service and Nurse Educator lead education.

  • Graduate nurses are employed under the District Health Boards/NZNO Nursing and Midwifery Multi Employer Collective Agreement (Nursing MECA) and salaries are commensurate with this.

  • Salary: $49,449.00 pa pro rata plus penal rates. This is step 1, level 1 of the NZNO Nursing MECA

  • Hours of work: graduates work between 0.8 FTE (32 hours per week) and 1.0 FTE (40 hours per week). Given the transition from student to practicing Registered Nurse and the adaptation to shift work, most new graduates work 0.8 FTE (32 hours per week).

  • Permanent and Fixed Term positions are offered dependent on the department they are selected to be working in.

NETP Programme: Primary Health Care

 This NETP programme is specifically designed to support graduate nurses in their first year of practice in primary health care settings outside of the hospital. This includes Primary Health Organisations (PHOs), residential care settings and Non-Government Organisations.

 

Workplace Options 

A variety of primary health care workplace options are available such as GP clinics, Accident and Medical Centres, Well-child providers and NGOs.   For a list of these work options click here

Length of Programme: 10-12 months. After successful completion of the programme, graduates remain working as a permanent RN in the area they are employed. 

Programme Content:

  • 12 Primary Health Care focussed study days including 2 days orientation and 2 days vaccinator training course (if applicable)
  • 6 days related health experience
  • New graduate assessed at level 2 competent – portfolio submitted
  • First post grad paper completed (funded by the DHB separately) 
  • Certificate of Completion Issued

 

Clinical Practise

Clinical practice experience is acquired through working clinically within the Registered Nurses scope of practice in the area to which you are employed. This could be a GP clinic, Accident and Medical Centre, Well-child provider or NGOs, residential care setting or a community nursing service.

Preceptorship

Each participant will be allocated a preceptor who will provide teaching and coaching throughout the programme. 

Academic Component

As an adjunct to clinical practice experience graduates will also participate in mandatory theoretical study.

Conditions of Employment

  • WDHB NETP orientation days
  • Practice/facility specific orientation
  • At least 6 weeks of ‘shared workload’
  • 16 hours for you and your preceptor to set, plan and evaluate your personal development plan
  • 12 paid study days
  • Post graduate papers at no cost for New Zealand residents/citizens. 
  • Practice/facility or organisation specific education
  • Hours of work: graduates work between 0.8 FTE (32 hours per week) and 1.0 FTE (40 hours per week).  Given the transition from student to practicing Registered Nurse and the adaptation to shift work, most new graduates work 0.8 FTE (32 hours per week).
  • Graduates can be employed into permanent or fixed term positions within the practice/facility or organisation that they will be working in.

 NESP  Nursing Entry to Specialty Practice (Mental Health Nursing) 

Graduate nurses wanting to practice in Mental Health, enter through the Entry to Mental Health and Addictions Nursing programme. 

Intake Dates

The New Graduate Mental Health Nursing Programme NESP is now running twice a year, starting at the beginning of February and again in August. (Dependent on the Services needs)

Length of Programme: 10 months. After successful completion of the programme, graduates remain working with ADHB as a permanent Registered Mental Health Nurse.

Clinical Practice

Graduates are employed into a permanent position to a 'home ward'. During their New Graduate Year they have the opportunity to spend some time in another areas to gain experience to complement their practice. This means that you move through a number of different areas during the course of your programme and then return to you permanent ward area after successfully completing the programme. Generally graduates work in 3 different settings which could include an experience in an acute inpatient ward, a rehabilitation unit, a community setting, Maori Health or Pacific Mental Health. Click here for a closer look at ADHBs Mental Health service specialties.  Graduates will have one 7 month placement (including orientation) and also a 3 month alternate placement which may occur at any point throughout the year.

Preceptorship

Graduates are provided with a trained and experienced preceptor in each clinical area. In addition supervision is provided from an experienced Registered Nurse, Academic support from Teachers and from the University Student Learning Support Centre.

Academic Component

As an adjunct to your clinical experience, you will also undertake two post graduate papers which upon successful completion will award you a post graduate certificate in Health Science (Mental Health Nursing) from the University of Auckland. Graduates attend fortnightly classes at the University of Auckland's School of Nursing to gain specific knowledge and learn how to reflect on clinical practice.  Fees for the postgraduate certificate are fully subsidised.

Conditions of Employment

  • Permanent position
  • Graduate Nurses are employed under the PSA Mental Health and Public Health Nursing Multi-Employer Collective Agreement and salaries are commensurate with this.

 

To be eligible to apply to ACE for a NETP or NESP position you must meet all of the following basic criteria

  • Either be a New Zealand Citizen, Australian Citizen or hold a Permanent Resident Visa (or Returning Resident Visa).
  • Be in the final year of a Bachelor of Nursing degree approved by the Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ) leading to registration as a registered nurse or be awarded a Bachelor of Nursing degree approved by the NCNZ leading to registration as a registered nurse, no longer than 24 months before starting on a NETP/NESP programme.
  • You must have completed your Bachelor of Nursing degree in New Zealand and have not passed your state final exam more than 2 years prior to starting on a NETP/NESP programme. You therefore have up to four opportunities to apply via ACE provided you still meet all eligibility criterion each time you apply.
  • You must have not practiced as a registered nurse for longer than six months before starting on the NETP/NESP programme. If you have collectively worked more than six months as a registered nurse before starting on the NETP/NESP programme you will not be eligible to apply via ACE. This is irrespective of whether you worked full time, part time or on a casual basis during these six months.

 

**Australian Citizens are eligible to apply to ACE Nursing however they do not meet the Health Workforce New Zealand (HWNZ) criteria for a funded NETP or NESP position.

**In the case that a graduate with an Australian Passport, who does not hold a Permanent Resident Visa, is successfully matched via ACE, their position could be funded directly by the employer, or the employer could apply to HWNZ for an exception to the residency status policy for trainee funding.

Graduates that do not meet these basic ACE criteria should apply directly to individual employers for private positions. We recommend checking the Job Search page on the Kiwi Health Jobs website as a first point to see which employers may be looking for registered nurse and also by checking the career web pages of each DHB.

For more information please click: https://nursing.acenz.net.nz/content/Eligibility