2023 Graduate Nursing Program – Oncology

Support and development to kick-start your nursing career

Icon Group’s 2023 Graduate Nurse Program is now open for applications.

Our program is designed to advance your clinical knowledge by offering comprehensive training and development opportunities across medical oncology, haematology and radiation oncology. Our specialist Nurse Education Team work with a network of experienced preceptors and nursing staff in our Icon cancer centres to provide training, mentorship and guidance. Our evidence-based teaching program will ensure you receive the support and development you need to truly immerse yourself in an oncology nursing career.

Icon centres are located in metropolitan, regional and rural areas around Australia as part of our dedication to delivering the best care possible, to as many people as possible, as close to home as possible.

Why choose us?

We are truly dedicated to providing genuine patient-centred care and what unites us is the community we have built. Icon’s future success depends on the quality and commitment of our team, so we are devoted to empowering our people to thrive in their career through personal and professional growth.

Benefits at Icon

  • Outstanding opportunities to build a strong foundation for a specialist nursing career in oncology
  • Structured professional training provided
  • Competitive remuneration
  • Valued rewards and recognition program
  • Professional development and goal setting program

About you

We are seeking team-oriented, enthusiastic graduates who are motivated and ready to learn from our team while working for a growing and constantly moving organisation. Most importantly, you will be patient-focused, ready to learn and welcome the opportunity to be challenged, actively applying yourself in a dynamic cancer care environment.

Icon Group celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace for all employees. We encourage applications from all diverse backgrounds.

Applications are open now for an early start in 2023.

About Icon Cancer Centre

Icon Cancer Centre is part of Icon Group – Australia’s largest dedicated cancer care provider. The Group has expanded globally into Singapore, Mainland China, Hong Kong and New Zealand and has a strong history of cancer research, now operating the largest private cancer clinical trials program in Australia. Icon Group has 35 cancer centres in Australia with several centres in development, including day oncology hospitals, radiation oncology facilities and comprehensive centres that bring both oncology disciplines together.

With a commitment to providing the best care possible to as many people as possible, Icon Cancer Centre is proudly at the forefront of addressing the global cancer burden, delivering:

  • More than 80,000 medical oncology/haematology treatments each year
  • More than 130,000 radiation oncology attendances each year

We are currently accepting applications for the following locations:

QueenslandQueensland

TasmaniaTasmania

South AustraliaSouth Australia

Frequently asked questionsFAQs

How long does the graduate program run for?

The 2023 Graduate Nursing Program runs for 12 months.

What is the job title?

The job title for the 2023 Graduate Nursing Program is Registered Nurse – Graduate.

What specialty streams are available?

The graduate program will be based in a Medical Oncology/Haematology setting, also giving you experience within Radiation Oncology.

Which Icon cancer centres are offering a graduate position in 2023?

A graduate position is available at each of the following sites:

  • Townsville, QLD
  • South Brisbane, QLD
  • Wesley (Auchenflower), QLD
  • Chermside, QLD
  • Southport QLD
  • Hobart, TAS
  • Tennyson (Kurralta Park), SA
  • Windsor Gardens, SA
What is the program commencement date?

The 2023 Graduate Nursing Program commences on February 7 2023.

Is ongoing employment with Icon available after the 12-month program?

You will have the opportunity to apply for all internally and externally advertised vacant positions.

Is there day-to-day support available at the site?

A local trainer/preceptor will be assigned at each site.

What will the recruitment process look like?

The recruitment process for the 2023 Graduate Nursing Program is as follows:

  • Submit your job application and select the sites you wish to be considered for. Take the time to create a cover letter that makes it clear why you wish to pursue a career in oncology nursing.
  • All applications will be reviewed by the Icon Group selection panel
  • You may receive a call for a brief conversation about your application
  • Short-listed candidates will be invited to a face-to-face interview
  • Reference checks will be obtained
  • Provide evidence of working rights in Australia and identification documents
  • Evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 and other vaccine preventable diseases will be obtained
  • AHPRA registration verified
  • 12 month contract positions to be offered to successful candidates
  • All applicants will be contacted to advise the outcome of their application
What are the eligibility requirements?

To be eligible for the 2023 Graduate Nursing Program, you will require:

  • Bachelor of Nursing qualification
  • AHPRA nursing registration prior to commencement
I graduated last year and have been employed as a nurse since then. Am I still eligible to apply for the nurse graduate program?

Yes, we will accept applications from candidates who graduated from 2020 through to those expecting to graduate at the end of 2022.

I’m an experienced nurse but I want to move into oncology nursing. Can I apply for this program?

This program is designed to equip recent nurse graduates with the skills and confidence to translate their education into clinical practice.  For current nurses wishing to transition into cancer care nursing, Icon offers a comprehensive induction program.  Programs have been designed for experienced cancer nurses wanting to join Icon and for nurses with no cancer experience.

Can I commence prior to having my AHPRA registration?

You may be offered prior to having your registration by providing us with evidence of your application, however you cannot commence as a Registered Nurse until your registration is visible on the AHPRA website.

Who should I contact if I have any additional questions?

If you have any questions regarding the 2023 Graduate Nursing Program, please contact Leisa Brown, Associate Director of Nursing – Education, by emailing Leisa.Brown@icon.team

Current positions

For all other employment opportunities, view all current positions at Icon Group.

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