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The Royal Adelaide Hospital Transition to Professional Practice Program (TPPP) Registered Nurses, 2014

Applications for the 2014 TPPP for Registered Nurses are now closed.

SA Health made second round offers for TPPP Registered Nurse positions on Wednesday 16 October 2013.

SA Health will not be making any further formal rounds of offers but will offer places where a vacancy becomes available, for example when a candidate declines or does not meet pre-employment requirements.

All applications that were assessed as suitable but have not been made an offer will remain active and SA Health may contact you directly should a position become available which matches your ranking and location preferences.

Name of Health Service and location

Royal Adelaide Hospital, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA

Central Adelaide Local Health Network

Approximate number of positions available
Approximately 130 positions

About the Royal Adelaide Hospital
The Royal Adelaide Hospital comprises of 2 campuses (North Terrace and Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre) and provides beds for inpatients, associated outpatient and outreach services. Over 2,000 nurses are employed across the Royal Adelaide Hospital campuses.

What does TPPP look like at the Royal Adelaide Hospital?
The Royal Adelaide Hospital Transition to Professional Practice Program (TPPP) assists you, as a newly Registered Nurse, to consolidate your knowledge and expand your clinical skills. There is a wide variety of clinical settings for you to gain experience in, which will provide you with the opportunity to consolidate your theory with practice.

The program is conducted over a 12 month period (comprising clinical placements and annual leave) and you will receive the following support:

  • Dedicated TPPP Coordinator and education support team
  • Professional Development Study Days
  • Ward orientation days
  • Preceptorship / Peer Support
  • 2 clinical rotations
  • Opportunity to negotiate full-time or part-time positions (minimum 0.8 FTE)
The Royal Adelaide Hospital has programs commencing in January, February, March and July 2014. Along with the North Terrace full program, the Royal Adelaide Hospital also offers collaborative programs with the:

  • Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre
  • Women's and Children's Hospital
If you are interested in a collaborative program please highlight this in the online application form. If successful, you should also request the collaborative site as your 1st preference for a clinical rotation when you complete your clinical placement preferences. On acceptance of a collaborative program, your TPPP will consist of one placement at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and one placement at a collaborative site (in no particular order).

Clinical Placements at the Royal Adelaide Hospital are available in the following clinical areas:

  • Cancer Centre
  • Cardiovascular Medical Services
  • Critical Care Services
  • Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre
  • Medicinal Service
  • Mental Health Services
  • Operating Room Services
  • Orthopaedic and Trauma Service
  • Renal Services
  • Surgical Specialties Service
For more information, download RAH Clinical Placement Service Areas

Why apply for the Royal Adelaide Hospital
With approximately 130 positions on offer, The Royal Adelaide Hospital offers the greatest number of TPPP positions across SA Health and is the largest hospital in South Australia offering the largest number of wards available to TPPP participants.

A dedicated Graduate Support Team is available to assist you throughout your transition and being a major teaching hospital, there are many skilled staff available to assist graduates during their transition. The hospital is located centrally with access to affordable parking and multiple public transport options.

Information sessions

Come and meet the Royal Adelaide Hospital TPPP Team:
  • Royal Adelaide Hospital, Robson Lecture Theatre, Level 1, Eleanor Harrald Building
  • Tuesday 2 July 2013:    10:30am - 11:30am
  • Tuesday 2 July 2013:      4:00pm -   5:00pm
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.

If we haven't answered your question please contact us via email
and ensure that TPPP Registered Nurse Query is placed in the subject line.

Applications for the 2014 TPPP for Registered Nurses are now closed.

For more information about Royal Adelaide Hospital click here

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