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Behind the scenes: A day in the life of a nurse recruiter at Barwon Health

Thursday, 25 May 2023

Have you ever wondered what it takes for us to find the perfect match between a Nurse applicant and Nurse vacancy at Barwon Health? At Barwon Health, it's all about the best fit! And that's where the Nursing Midwifery Recruitment Team (NMRT) comes in, their role is to find the best talent in the nursing profession and match them with the right job.

At Barwon Health we have a centralised recruitment approach, managed by the dynamic Nursing Midwifery Recruitment Team who strive to find the best match for our nurses and midwives.

"Unlocking Your Nursing Career: A Step-by-Step Guide to What Happens When You Apply for a Nursing Role at Barwon Health"

At Barwon Health our Nurse Recruiters evaluate your skills and experience carefully. They take the time to understand your strengths, career goals, and interests to ensure that you are matched with a role that is the best fit for you. As a nurse or midwife applying for a Grade 2 role, you can trust that your application is in good hands. Our Nurse Recruiters are dedicated to reviewing each application thoroughly and evaluating where you would fit best within our organisation. The team believe in going above and beyond to ensure that our nurse applicants are well-informed of their career options. That's why our Nurse Recruiters won't just rely on emails or online applications – they will personally pick up the phone and have a conversation with you. They are committed to providing a personalised approach to recruitment. They take the time to understand your unique skills, experience, and career goals to ensure that you are matched with the best possible job. By having a conversation with you, our Nurse Recruiters can answer any questions you may have, provide guidance on the recruitment process, and give you a better understanding of what it's like to work at Barwon Health.

“What our Nurse Recruiters do to find our perfect match”

Working as a nurse recruiter requires a unique set of skills, including excellent communication, organization, and interpersonal skills. They work closely with the nursing leadership team to identify staffing needs and create recruitment plans to attract top talent. They are constantly on the lookout for candidates who will not only meet the job requirements but also fit in with Barwon Health culture and values.

But it's not just about finding the right candidate. As a nurse recruiter, they also ensure that all job candidates feel valued and respected during the recruitment process, regardless of their background or experience. They take pride in representing Barwon Health and promoting the organisation's values and vision to potential candidates.

One of the most exciting parts of their job is collaborating with Nurse Unit Managers to build partnerships.

This partnership is critical in identifying workforce needs and ensuring that the right talent is recruited to meet the needs. Our nurse recruiters take the time to understand the unique needs and culture of each ward. This includes learning about the patient population, the team dynamics, and the expectations of the role. By doing this, nurse recruiters can create recruitment plans tailored to the specific needs of each ward.

At Barwon Health our Nurse recruiters have broad range of knowledge  and they stay informed about healthcare industry trends, labor market dynamics, recruitment best practices, organisational culture and values, and regulatory compliance.

"Experience the Difference: The Advantages of Barwon Health's Unique Approach to Nursing Recruitment"

  • We understand Barwon Health’s needs and know the type of candidates the units are looking for, and can help you find your new clinical “home”.
  • One-stop shop for nursing/midwifery recruitment. One application, lots of opportunities!
  • We work with you to find the best fit for you in our organisation if your first preference does not have a vacancy or if you are unsuccessful in your initial application.
  • Not sure what you want? We can help you get started by being considered for one of our permanent part-time pools or casual shifts where you can check out the units.
  • We have qualified recruitment staff. Our team is made up of senior registered nurses who also work clinically, experienced administrators, and experienced healthcare HR/talent acquisition professionals and career coaches.
  • Our team is committed to getting you onboard and working as soon as possible.

For more information

·        Learn more about your career with us

·        Careers in Nursing

·        Applying for a nursing or midwifery job at Barwon Heath

Don’t hesitate and apply today!