Which Sydney hospital? - page 5

I am in the process of looking at grad positions for 2013 and I read that applicants only receive an interview at their first choice hospital. I am torn between Sydney Childrens Hospital and... Read More

  1. by   Annie07
    That's a shame. I know how keen you were to work there.

    Hmm my email is from RHW but it says:

    "I refer to your application for the 2013 Graduate Registered Nurse Transition Recruitment with NSW Health and advise that you have not been successful in obtaining a position at this time as all available positions have been allocated.

    Your name has been placed on an eligibility list and you may be contacted in the future if a position becomes available at any participating hospital in NSW."

    It's weird it doesn't say our other preference hospitals would be in contact. Maybe we'll have to wait until the 16th when people have to accept or reject their offers? :/ So confusing!
  2. by   Mopples
    Mine is exactly the same, except substitute RHW for SCH. I only found out about the process after speaking with a casual RN at work who also works as a facilitator.
  3. by   Annie07
    Hopefully it works out that way. The wait was already bad enough before today.
  4. by   Mopples
    Annie, im going to speak to some people at work on Monday and find out exactly what happens. Should we be expecting a further letter from one of our other preferences or waiting until the 16th. Will update once I know something.

    I also looked at Ramsay Healthcare (they run quite a lot of Private hospitals). If it comes to it, their applications for August 2013 intake don' open until April 2013!
  5. by   Annie07
    Awesome, thanks so much Mopples That will help with the wait.

    What was the mini Paeds course at RCH you were discussing a few weeks ago?
  6. by   Mopples
    Here is a link The Royal Children's Hospital have no idea what it is like, but it came up when I did a quick search.
  7. by   Annie07
    Sweet, thank you! I'm definitely keen on doing that.
  8. by   ceridwyn
    keep, local new grads for new grad positions!! forget this political correctness,
  9. by   newbie12
    I'm sorry to break it to you both, but you've been put on the waiting list because all 8 facilities you chose on your application do not have any vacancies. As those applicants who were offered positions yesterday have until Oct 16 to accept/decline, there are bound to be vacancies in various facilities, and you may be offered a position at any one of them. I heard second round offers happen in December, but I'm not too sure of this. Please don't lose hope, because some applicants simply apply for new grad and attend their interview but don't intend to do nursing after they've finished their degree, so they decline.Also a word of advice for the private hospitals, make sure you address everything in the selection criteria in your cover letter - they cull dramatically.Please feel free to PM me with any questions about any of the above, or if you'd just like to chat
  10. by   imaginations
    The above poster is certainly correct. A lot of people will receive phone calls/letters offering them jobs, perhaps not even to hospitals on their choice of eight, but a job in NSW Health all the same, after the deadline for acceptance/deferral passes as there are a lot of people who will not accept their offers for various reasons. The private hospitals are in a similar situation in that many people will turn down their offer at the private hospitals for one in a public hospital.

    (I did this. I turned down an offer to a Ramsay ICU program to a NSW children's hospital.)

    It might even be worth contacting some of the private hospitals (Prince of Wales Private, St. George Private, North Shore Private and many of the smaller privates such as Hunters Hill Private and Karina Private. Jump on the Ramsay and Healthscope websites and simply email the grad contact person. It certainly can't hurt you.)
  11. by   Mopples
    Imaginations, already onto that. For me personally, I finish mid year, which limits the positions for me a bit. Ramsay's Feb 2013 intake applications have already closed and the August 2013 intake applications don't open until April 2013, but I have emailed the NSW grad coordinator for info on hospitals which will have mid year intakes. For me personally Healthscope is out as they mostly only have Feb intake.

    I have also emailed a few of the smaller private hospitals for info on possible programs.