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Graduate Registered Nurse-Portland

Portland, Australia

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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-Portland? 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

Culture

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.

Benefits

  • Subsidised Health and other Insurance products

  • Viva Healthier and Happier – global wellbeing program

  • Professional
    Development

  • 14 weeks of gender neutral paid Parental Leave

  • Flex-time

  • Relocation
    Reimbursement

  • Work/Life Balance

  • Clinical Scholarships

  • Awards & Recognition

  • 'Refer a friend'
    bonuses

  • Sponsorship opportunities
    available to eligible workers

What you'll bring

Job ID 36973 Date posted 19/06/2024

At Bupa, 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.

Working in such a complex and specialised area brings a huge variety of opportunities. You’ll be encouraged to develop your clinical expertise while building deeper relationships with residents and their families. You’re sure to gain more satisfaction from working alongside colleagues who have the same passion. 

Looking for your next step after graduating?

At Bupa Aged Care, we are committed to developing our nurses to have full and satisfying careers. From opportunities into clinical care management, to leadership positions, our range of programs offer the step to an elevated career within aged care.

As a Registered Nurse Graduate with Bupa, you will embark on a fulfilling career path. Our comprehensive program is designed to support your growth and development as a healthcare professional while providing hands-on experience in a compassionate and nurturing environment. You will have the chance to make a difference in the lives of our elderly residents, helping them live their best lives with dignity and respect.

Learn about one of our recent grads, Barsha, here.

Our Graduate Program:

Our Graduate Program is now open for newly graduated Registered Nurses (within 18 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 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.

There are next  intake date available in 2024:

  • 12 August 2024

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

What’s in it for you:

Our Grad program provides the opportunity to experience being part of an organisation whose people and residents are at the heart of all that we do.

Support and benefits include:

  • Expert clinicians including Care Manager, Quality Education Manager, Nurse Practitioner, to broaden skills and clinical excellence across the RN Grad and other professional development programs at Bupa
  • We connect you with our network of fellow RN Graduate Program participants
  • Be part of a global organisation, enhancing person first model of care into the future
  • Career progression opportunities beyond your Graduate year
  • Comprehensive Induction and Buddy Program to ease you into your new role
  • Recognition Program – Bupa Love
  • Internal transfers across our care homes
  • Employee discounts with many top Australian brands
  • Employee Assistance and Wellbeing Program
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Discount on Health Insurance, Home, Contents and Landlord Insurance, Car Insurance, Travel Insurance, Pet Insurance

About you:

We are looking for passionate nursing professionals looking to enhance their own knowledge within aged care and enhance the lives of our residents.

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

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.

*Eligibility criteria and conditions apply

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