Clinical & structured support
Alfred Health offers clinical and structured support to all nurses in their Graduate Nurse Program.
As part of your orientation program, supernumerary time with your Preceptor will be provided and varied according to your individual needs.
You will be assigned a ward Preceptor - a resource and support person who will assist in your orientation to your clinical area during the initial months.
Graduate Support Nurse (GSN)
The role of the Graduate Support Nurse (GSN) is to provide support throughout the entire 12 months of your graduate program.
The GSN's are covering Mon - Fri shifts to provide clinical support to graduates to help with the early integration & delivery of safe patient care for the beginning practitioner.
Clinical Support & Development Nurse (CS&DN)
The CS&DN works within a designated wards & provides support & guidance during your graduate year. The CS&DN possesses specialist knowledge about the patient population within their ward area so can assist in the development of the graduate nurse throughout the GNP.
Nurse Educators (NE's)
Nurse Educators are also aligned to most ward areas & are available to support and educate all nursing staff who work within clinical areas. An additional part of the role of the NE is to facilitate education programs within Nursing Education.
Clinical objectives/hurdles will be set throughout the year to ensure you meet general goals as a registered nurse. Ward specific objectives will also ensure you meet the clinical needs of specific clinical areas.
Core Clinical Tute Study day
Graduates attend a Core Tute study day within the first few weeks of the GNP to refresh and expand your clinical knowledge and skills in selected areas to help with your early transition within Alfred Health.
Following the Core Clinical Tutorials, you will continue to meet regularly in small groups throughout your graduate year to enhance your clinical practice by self-analysis and evaluation of professional learning.
The Graduate Nurse Program has a number of scheduled study days which are facilitated by the Clinical Educators. These study days allow time to further develop and utilise the skills and learning derived from the clinical tutorials.