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Assessment 1 - Written assessment (25%)
Students are to write an application for a Graduate Year Position, including a CV and Cover letter, using the information and criteria provided in the attached Hospital information document for St Albans Health.
1000 words nominal (see specific criteria in the information provided). Note - meeting the criteria is more important than meeting the word count.
Fictitious information can be used for referees and a script font must be used for your signature for the assignment.
Due Friday, 29th March by 11-55pm.
Turnitin will not be used for this assignment.
The marking grid (CV and Cover Letter marking guide) as a separate file in the assessment information folder of VUC and reproduced in the Unit guide will be used to mark the paper.
Your cover letter and CV will be submitted into the Assessment 1 drop box in VU Collaborate. It should be submitted as a Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) document.
The aim of this assessment is to assist students to think about and start to develop the documents they will need to produce for their graduate year applications later in the year. Many hospitals use the same criteria as these, however you need to check what each health service is requesting, as there are variations between requirements.
The feedback given can help students improve these documents prior to their applications.

St Albans Health
Address: PO Box 9999, Sunshine 3021
Telephone: (03) 7654 2367 or 7654 0011
Director of Nursing Mr John Smithson
Contact for Further Information and apply to Ms Denise Windsor Graduate Coordinator
Information Sessions and tours (General program only) Information Sessions (including hospital tour) will be held on;
Tuesday 7th May 2019 5.30-7pm
Thursday 23rd May 2019 5.30- 7pm
VENUE: The Hills Lecture Theatre, St Albans Hospital, Sunshine.
Tours Only: 10.00-10.30 am
Friday 31st May 2019
Friday 7th June 2019
VENUE: Level Four Education Precinct, St Albans Hospital
Car Parking provided in the Hills Tower or surrounding
Description of Hospital cSt Albansar parks (Hoeffa lMthe irslo at Aprveoundue publ) foicr a h efee.alth service located 2
hours drive north east of Melbourne. It offers a wide range of clinical services including General Medical, Surgical, Midwifery, Theatre, Emergency Care, Gerontic, Mental Health, Community Health and District Nursing. We also offer a wide contingent of services including Wound Management, Stomal Therapy, Ante-Natal and Breast Feeding Support Services, Domiciliary Midwifery, HITH, Palliative Care and outreach community services throughout the Brimbank region. We have a strong commitment to supporting lifelong learning for our staff. Our values of Integrity, Respect, Caring and Excellence provide guidance for the strategic direction of the service as well as the day to day management of all staff. The hospital i s c e n t r a l t o recreational & lifestyle options available in the N o r t h W e s t , from the local rivers to the mountains and highlands.
Bed Allocation:
Number and Type of Beds Approximately 620 across 5 sites
Medical, surgical, obstetrics, paediatric and adolescent, intensive care, coronary care, emergency, oncology, day procedure, urology, gynaecology, orthopaedics, psychiatry (including acute unit, geriatric and community care), dialysis, cardiovascular suite (cath. Lab.) palliative care, rehabilitation, gerontic (including assessment, complex care and hostel).
GRADUATE YEAR PROGRAM Aim of Program To enable graduate nurses and midwives to become professional, skilled and competent practitioners. Graduates are given opportunities to learn and consolidate in a range of clinical settings with the support of a dedicated graduate team, preceptors, managers and clinical staff.
St Albans Health provides Expert, accessible and dedicated Clinical Support Nurse Team. Additional support from Preceptors and Clinical Nurse Educators.
2 different 6 month Clinical Rotations.
Preferences considered after computer match
Paid Orientation, Study days and supernumerary days
Number of Positions Available 97
Intake Dates January and February 2020
Interviews Required Yes. Small group interviews with allocated individual time
Hospital Application Requirements 1. One page (Maximum) cover letter outlining reasons for applying to St Albans
2. Concise CV of no more than 3 pages outlining relevant employment/Nursing experience including Clinical placements.
3. Two professional clinical nursing referees (must have supervised you on clinical placement) with current email and phone contact details
No further documents are required at this stage of application, on receipt of your application you will be notified of the next stage of the process.

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