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Graduate Registered Nurse (August 24 Intake) - Bupa Kempsey

Kempsey, Australia


At a glance

We deliver a refreshingly different, person-first commitment to care. For many RNs it promises more variety, autonomy and a welcome relief from fast-paced acute hospital and typical aged care environments. Here, you have the time to build relationships with your residents and see over time the impact on their lives of your efforts. There’s nothing more enriching than being considered one of the extended family, not just the medicine giver. And it’s Bupa’s job to ensure we have everything in place to give you the confidence to do exactly that.

  • Full-time, Part-Time & Casual Vacancy

Success Profile

What makes a successful Graduate Registered Nurse (August 24 Intake) - Bupa Kempsey? Check out the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right skill level.

  • Focused
  • Need for achievement
  • Credible
  • Persistent
  • Confident
  • Empathetic


We all share the same purpose at Bupa Aged Care. Helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives and making a better world. We take pride in delivering high-quality care with a personal touch. Bupa champions a unique, agile culture, one that adapts to your needs as a member of our team. Our focus is not limited to our residents but also to your wellbeing and career growth. We aim to support you with the tools you need to achieve a fulfilling career.

Bring all of yourself

Kate Dee, Bupa’s People Director, openly expresses why she chooses to be at Bupa – on both a professional and personal level. At Bupa, we celebrate diversity and embrace differences, creating a place where every team member has a real voice and role in achieving our culture of care.

Career Development

The aged care sector is still growing and evolving. With more than 50 care homes and a focus on promoting from within, Bupa offers great opportunities for you to fast-track into more challenging roles, without the hassle of changing companies. If you’re new to aged care, you’ll experience and learn more about people and operational management quicker here than in an acute environment. You’ll also be fully supported by an array of clinical training and professional development programs to establish you in this specialist nursing management field.

At Bupa Villages and Aged Care we care about people, we care about our residents and we care about you. Come and join a great team that aspires to make a positive difference to people’s lives each and every day.

Andrew Kinkade, Managing Director Bupa Villages and Aged Care

To work in Bupa Aged Care, you need to have a can-do attitude, be positive and respectful. Be approachable, open-minded and helpful.

Sharon, Business Administrator

I think one of the best things about Bupa is that we are always encouraged to learn new things and to take up more opportunities.

Katrina, Personal Care Assistant

More meaningful interactions

At Bupa, our aged care homes are filled with fascinating people with plenty to share. Together, we’ll start real conversations and connections.

Watch the residents and kids chat about love, secrets, technology, and everything in between.


  • Subsidised Health and other Insurance products

  • Viva Healthier and Happier – global wellbeing program

  • Professional

  • 14 weeks of gender neutral paid Parental Leave

  • Flex-time

  • Relocation

  • Work/Life Balance

  • Clinical Scholarships

  • Awards & Recognition

  • 'Refer a friend'

  • Sponsorship opportunities
    available to eligible workers

What you'll bring

Job ID 37082 Date posted 20/06/2024

Looking for your next step after graduating? Take advantage of a Grad year at our Kempsey Care Home!

At Bupa Aged Care, we are committed to attracting the best nurses who are passionate about aged care. As part of our commitment, we are excited to offer opportunities for Registered Nurses with less than 18months experience to participate in our August intake of our Graduate Program.

Our Graduate Program:

Our Graduate Program is open for newly graduated Registered Nurses - within 12 months of graduation. Places in our Program are offered on a full-time basis, working 38 hours per week.

Note: If you are unable to commit to 38 hours a week, we may be able to consider a commitment of a minimum of 30 hours a week pending placement availability.

Our Program which commences on the 12th August 2024, is designed to consolidate your clinical skills and leadership capability in a structured, supportive and caring environment whilst providing you with mentorship and exposure to the many rewarding facets of a nursing career in aged care.

Our Graduate Program includes four, 3-month long placements over 12 months, covering the following areas of Nursing:

- Assessment & Care Planning of the Older Person

- Complex Health Care Needs

- Caring for residents living with dementia

- Leadership

Plus you will Enjoy the following:

  • Viva Healthier and Happier – Explore our new global Employee Wellbeing Program
  • Fully Subsidised Health Insurance
  • Care Discounts on major retail brands such as; Apple, Optus, JB HI FI, New Balance and our various Gym partners
  • Discount on Insurance - Home, Contents and Landlord Insurance, Car Insurance, Travel Insurance, Pet Insurance
  • Be Recognised and Rewarded - with our Bupa Love Reward & Recognition Program     
  • Reach for the stars – Be heard, have a voice with multiple channels to provide feedback as part of our culture of continuous improvement

Benefits of our Graduate Program

The opportunity to experience being part of an organisation whose people and residents are at the heart of all that we do. In addition to this, you will have access to: 

  • An expert Clinician who will serve as your on-site Mentor as well as regular virtual support provided by our Quality & Education Team 
  • A network of fellow RN Graduate Program participants
  • Supportive, dedicated experienced RN’s to support and guide your early career development
  • Structured education and professional development
  • Be part of a global organisation, enhancing person first model of care into the future
  • Career progression opportunities beyond your Graduate year
  • We set you up for success from the outset with our comprehensive Induction and Buddy Program to ease you into your new role

About you

To be eligible for the Program you will have the following;

  • Bachelor of Nursing, with an AHPRA registration
  • High level interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Clinical knowledge and problem-solving abilities
  • Solid understanding of the professional, ethical and legal requirements of the role
  • Well-developed time management skills
  • Able to commit to the 12-month duration of the Program

To learn more about our beautiful care homes visit

Be at the Heart of It – your new team is ready to welcome you!

To discuss the role and our benefits contact Sudeepa Banerjee on

Just so you know, everyone will be required to complete pre-employment checks as part of the application process.  

Bupa cares about creating and sustaining a safe and inclusive workplace where our team members feel they belong regardless of gender identity (including how one chooses to express it), ethnicity, disability (physical, mental and/or sensory), sexual orientation, religion or life stage. We are committed to providing equal opportunities and fostering a workplace and environment that is free of discrimination, bullying and harassment. If you require any adjustments to participate in our recruitment process, please let us know at the time of your application.

We strongly encourage new graduates from local communities to apply for the Graduate RN Program

**Overseas experienced and Registered Nurse with more than 18 months of experience are not eligible for the Graduate Nurse Program

**Eligibility criteria and conditions apply

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