Tweed Byron Hospitals

About The Tweed Byron Hospitals

The Tweed Byron hospitals incorporate The Tweed Hospital, Murwillumbah Hospital, and Byron Central Hospital.

Contact Person – Designation
Graduate Registered Nurse Positions:
Steve Baldwin- Staff Development Manager
(07) 5506 7306

Graduate Midwife Positions:
Cathy Adams – Clinical Midwifery Consultant

About the facilities

The Tweed Hospital (TTH)

The Tweed Maternity Women’s Care Unit

Murwillumbah District Hospital

The Byron Central Hospital

Intakes – GradStart positions

Registered Nurse graduate positions will commence in February.

Midwifery graduate positions, commencing in February.

Mid-StART positions commence in February aligned with university commencement. https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/nursing/employment/Pages/midstart.aspx

A 7-day rotating roster will apply to all positions, including the requirement to work morning, evening and night duty shifts as part of a roster.

Graduate Contracts are for 12 months and are temporary. On completion of the 12-month contract Graduates are encouraged to apply for permanent positions, or transition onto the casual nursing pool.

Access to ongoing support, professional development (study days) including supernumerary time and orientation.

All Graduate RNs will attend a two-day orientation to the Northern NSW Local Health District, located at The Tweed Hospital.

There will be a two- day period of supernumerary time during which you will spend time being oriented to the wards.

You will be provided with an opportunity to attend a number of study days (4 in total) scattered throughout the year. The study days will address key clinical and professional issues and concerns you may have about various clinical activities and interventions.

You can also request to attend other hospital and Local Health District based education days as they are offered throughout the year.

There will be a two- day period of supernumerary time during which you will spend time being oriented to the wards.

You will be provided with an opportunity to attend a number of study days (4 in total) scattered throughout the year. The study days will address key clinical and professional issues and concerns you may have about various clinical activities and interventions.

You can also request to attend other hospital and Local Health District based education days as they are offered throughout the year.

Rotations

Rotations will be 2x six months in various locations (medical or surgical). This may also include rotating between The Tweed, Murwillumbah and Byron Central Hospital. Whilst all attempts are made to ensure Graduates complete both a medical and surgical rotation, this may not always be possible due to the large number of medical placements available.

Intakes : February only

Where to from here-career opportunities, speciality programs, employment opportunities

The Tweed Hospital offers 2nd yr graduate programs in the following areas:

  • Intensive Care
  • Emergency Department
  • Operating Theatre

Accommodation

Successful candidates will need to source their own accommodation. There are opportunities in Tweed Heads or the surrounding villages and towns along the coast or across the boarder into Queensland.

Social Activities

There are a range of social activities available throughout the Tweed/Byron network, the Gold Coat and in near by Brisbane ranging from restaurants, theatres and services clubs to outdoor activities.

The Northern Rivers and the Gold Coast offer beaches, rivers and mountains for those who favour outdoor life.

With Surfers Paradise only 30 minutes drive away and Brisbane just over one hour there is a great deal of social activities to choose from.

Another favourable aspect is the fact that the Gold Coast Air Port is little more than ten minuted drive from the hospital. The airport services the major cities including Sydney and Melbourne with flights to Adelaide and Canberra. As well international flights from the airport connect with New Zealand and various Asian destinations with a link to London. More information can be gained from the Gold Coast Air port web sites or from relevant carrier web sites.