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Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN)

2016 Transition to Professional Practice Program (TPPP) Registered Nurses

Applications for 2016 TPPP for Registered Nurses are now closed.

All applicants who applied for a 2016 TPPP Registered Nurse position with SA Health should have received an email with the outcome of their application on Monday 12 October 2015. Some additional offers maybe made in November 2015.

SA Health has now completed the first and second round offers.
It is not anticipated that there will be any further rounds of offers.

As the take up rate for the TPPP offers has been very high SA Health anticipates there will be limited opportunities to make further offers.

From this point forward SA Health will only make offers where a candidate withdraws OR does not meet the provisional employment conditions.

Candidates interested in other employment opportunities are encouraged to register for
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The Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (LHN) provides care for around 341,000 people living in the southern metropolitan area of Adelaide as well as providing a number of state-wide services, and services to those in regional areas.  More than 7,000 skilled staff provide high quality patient care, education, research and health promoting services.

Southern Adelaide LHN provides a range of acute and sub-acute health services for people of all ages, and has three hospitals, Flinders Medical Centre, Noarlunga Hospital and the Repatriation General Hospital. 

Repatriation General Hospital (RGH) Transition to Professional Practice Program (TPPP) for Registered Nurses 2016
The Repatriation General Hospital (Repat) is a 235 bed acute care teaching and general hospital renowned for its dedication to and unique care of older people and veterans. It is affiliated with Flinders University in the areas of teaching and research.

In addition to its medical and surgical wards and units, Repat's ultra-modern rehabilitation complex is a centre for expert inter-disciplinary patient care and rehabilitation professionals. Nurses are valued members of the rehabilitation team. In addition Repat is highly regarded for its expertise and patient services in palliative care as well as mental health for older people and veterans.  It also provides elective urological and orthopaedic surgery services for the southern metropolitan Adelaide.

Why Nurse At Repat?
Nursing at Repat is exciting, challenging and rewarding. Repat nurses proudly provide high quality patient care while continuing a long tradition of nursing excellence. Repat nurses work in a unique, modern and caring environment as valued members of a professional team.

RGH TPP Program
RGH will offer a number of transition RN positions commencing in February 2016. The RGH program offers 12 months of support and development for transitioning RN's during the transition from student to Registered Nurse in a health care setting with a focus on the care of the older person.

Program Aim
The aim of the RGH Transition to Professional Practice Program is to facilitate a supportive environment that will enable the transitioning registered nurse to effectively transition by:
  • Developing positive attributes and attitudes to work
  • Consolidating and developing skills relevant to professional nursing practice
  • Building their confidence in clinical nursing practice
  • Further developing their understanding of professional responsibilities and boundaries and appropriately apply this to nursing practice (SA Health: 2004)
RGH Hospital and Nursing Orientation
All graduates attend the nursing services orientation program that includes a general hospital orientation, a full day of crisis prevention intervention training, 1 day of supernumerary time in their designated ward and a full day of education, including annual mandatory skills education. The mandatory skills education includes fire safety, infection control, manual tasks and basic life support.

In addition, participants will also undertake EPAS training as a mandatory training pre- requisite for all clinical staff working at RGH. Dates and times for EPAS training for all participants will be advised and rostered as necessary well in advance of the commencement date.

RGH TPP Program Structure
  • The transition program is a 12 month program in which the participating registered nurse is contracted for a period of 12 months at 0.95 full time equivalent (9 days per fortnight) or 0.84 full-time equivalent (8 days per fortnight)
  • Salaries are paid in accordance with the Nurses (SA Public Sector) Award 2002 and Nurses/Midwives (SA Public Sector) Enterprise Agreement 2013
  • Annual leave will be accrued according to actual hours worked and is pre-programmed
  • Hours of duty follow a 4 week roster over 7 days and include morning, afternoon and night shifts
  • 5 paid study days (includes 1 day of Crisis Prevention Intervention training)
  • 2 rotations
Rotation options
TPPP rotations may include:
  • Surgical
  • Medical
  • Rehabilitation
  • GEM
  • High Dependency
  • Outpatients
  • Palliative care
Information session
An information session will be conducted:

  • Repatriation General Hospital
  • SPF Hall Annexe
  • Monday 27 July 2015:  1:00pm - 2:00pm
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 
You will find that most questions are answered in the Frequently Asked Questions document, which you are requested to read prior to contacting us.

The website will be updated periodically, so please keep an eye out for future TPPP updates


Please ensure you have read the Frequently Asked Questions and answers prior to contacting us.  If we haven't answered your question please submit it via email to in the subject line please ensure you state TPPP REGISTERED NURSE QUERY

Applications for 2016 TPPP for Registered Nurses are now closed.

For more information about the Repatriation General Hospital click here
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