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Nursing and Midwifery Transition to Professional Practice Program and Mid-START

Nursing and Midwifery Services

Are you looking for a fast paced, highly specialised, supportive and evidenced based Transition to Professional Practice program?

Our programs will help you build on the foundations of your university studies to support your transition from a new graduate to a confident Registered Nurse or Midwife with exciting career opportunities.

About Sydney Local Health District TPP:

As a leading health service in NSW, we are recognised for excellence in patient and family centred care, teaching and research.
Our District provides health services to more than 700,000 people living and working in Sydney's inner west as well as patients from across NSW and Australia. On an average day, we treat about 400 patients in our emergency departments, deliver more than 18 babies and have more than 100 nurses on the road in the community.

We are proudly committed to diversity, equity and inclusivity in healthcare and welcome and value everyone, regardless of their sexuality or gender identity. Our services are world class and our staff are dedicated and compassionate. Together, we strive to provide the very best for the health of our community today and in generations to come.

Why choose Sydney?

Sydney Local Health District is the place to build an exciting and rewarding career.

We provide employment and career opportunities to more than 12,000 staff across a range of professions.

Our team of 5,000 Nursing and Midwifery, work together to achieve excellence in health and healthcare for our patients and community.

Our team is important to us and we know that to provide the very best for our patients and their families, we need to support the health and wellbeing of our staff and provide ongoing development opportunities.

What support does Sydney offer TPP participants?

Our experienced team will support you to build on the foundations of your university studies to a nursing or midwifery career filled with possibilities.

Our supported and facilitated program will give you opportunities to work across a range of clinical specialties to develop and consolidate your skills, knowledge and practice.

Our programs are designed to:

  • Provide a structured and coordinated approach to clinical practice development
  • Promote workplace learning in a conducive climate
  • Enhance collaboration and communication

TPP Programs are conducted over a 12 month period and consist of:

  • Structured Corporate and workplace orientation
  • Lifelong learning skills development
  • Supernumerary Days in the clinical unit
  • Paid educational support days to support learning in the clinical environment
  • Two six month supportive clinical rotations
  • Self-assessment of learning needs
  • Clinical skills and professional development record maintenance
  • Clinical competency assessments
  • Regular In-Service Program
  • Clinical Competency Assessment
  • Ongoing Coaching / De-Briefing

Staff who support the TPP Programs in SLHD are:

  • The Centre for Education and Workforce Development
  • The SLHD Nursing and Midwifery Executive
  • Directors of Nursing and Midwifery Services at RPA, Canterbury, Concord and Balmain Hospitals
  • Nursing and Midwifery Unit Managers

2019 TPP programs

Sydney Local Health District TPP and Midstart Open day

Facility/Service Rotation Information Interview Dates Intakes

SYDLHD - Balmain Hospital

20-24 August 2018

March 2019

SYDLHD - Canterbury Hospital

20-24 August 2018

April 2019

SYDLHD - Community Health Services

20-24 August 2018

February 2019

SYDLHD - Concord Hospital
(including perioperative services)

20-24 August 2018

February & March 2019

SYDLHD - Drug Health Services

20-24 August 2018

February 2019

SYDLHD - Mental Health Services (including General exchange program)

  • Mental Health TPP program based at Concord Centre for Mental Health and the Missenden Unit at RPAH.
  • Mental Health/General Exchange Program (Canterbury, Concord & Royal Prince Alfred Hospitals)
    Mental Health Services

20-24 August 2018

February 2019

SYDLHD - Metro-Rural Exchange: Nursing

A unique program in partnership with Western NSW Local Health District:

  • Canterbury and Coonamble Hospital
  • Concord and Narromine Hospital
  • Concord and Rylstone MPS
  • Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Condobolin MPS
  • Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Collerenabri MPS
  • Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Walgett District

20-24 August 2018

February 2019

SYDLHD - Metro-Rural Exchange: Midwifery

A unique program in partnership with Western NSW Local Health District:

  • Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Mudgee Hospital
  • Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Parkes Hospital

20-24 August 2018

February 2019

SYDLHD - Midwifery

  • Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
  • Canterbury Hospital

20-24 August 2018

February 2019

SYDLHD - Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (including perioperative services)

20-24 August 2018

February, March & May 2019

2019 MidSTART Programs

Sydney Local Health District TPP and Midstart Open day

To be eligible for MidSTART, please apply via the NSW Health 2018 Mid-START centralised online recruitment site.  2018 Mid-START positons in the SLHD are being offered at the following locations.

Facility/Service Rotation Information Interview Dates Intakes
SYDLHD - Canterbury Hospital
  • Antenatal, intrapartum, postnatal and special care nursery placements. Opportunities also exist for placements into Midwifery Group Practice.
    Canterbury Hospital
12-13 July 2018 February 2019
SYDLHD - Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
  • Antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal and neonatal nursery placements. Opportunities also exist for placements into Midwifery Group Practice and the Birth Centre.
    Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
12-13 July 2018 February 2019

Eligibility

Start your career with one of the leading local health districts in NSW. Search "SYDLHD" at health.nsw.gov.au/nursing/employment

All Sydney Local Health District programs start with "SYDLHD"

 

Learn more about SLHD TPP

Links to resources

Click here for further information or to download a copy of the 2019 Transition to Professional Practice Handbook.

Click here for further information or to download a copy of the 2019 MidStart Handbook.

Click here for more information about the SLHD Centre for Education and Workforce Development.

Enquiries

For additional enquiries regarding the SLHD Mid Start & TPP program, please contact:

Ms Jennifer Thorncraft
Nursing and Midwifery Workforce Manager, Sydney Local Health District
phone: 9515 9647
email: Jennifer.Thorncraft@health.nsw.gov.au