Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

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Hospital Offering Nurses New Opportunity

Dec 02, 2014

A surge in activity at Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital in recent months has seen the hospital undertake an extensive recruitment drive, providing nurses with an exciting opportunity to work in a hospital environment.

The Hospital has just employed 24 Registered and Enrolled Nurses, joining its growing team of more than 600 staff.

Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital Chief Executive Officer Oli Steele said that a number of the new recruits had been working in aged care facilities after missing out on graduate placements due to the limited number of these positions.

“The continued growth of the hospital has called for more staff in order to ensure our patients receive the highest level of care,” Mr Steele said.

“As part of our recruitment strategy, we identified that many nurses who missed out on graduate placements due to limited positions were working in aged care facilities. With the experience gained from working in this environment, these nurses are well equipped to treat the Coast’s ageing population in an acute care hospital.”

The extensive recruitment process saw applicants participate in assessments, clinical scenarios, medication testing and interviews. The new recruits have undertaken the Hospital’s orientation program as well as a further three day structured training program. The nurses are supported by a mentor on their ward together with a nurse educator.

Having recently celebrated its first anniversary, Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital has now admitted approximately 16,000 patients and performed close to 13,000 procedures.