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Intern Orientation at Monash Health

Orientation for all new interns occurs in January.

At Monash Health we value teamwork. That is why we have been the first health service in Victoria to deliver a comprehensive interprofessional orientation that brings together all new graduates from nursing, midwifery, mental health nursing, medicine, pharmacy and a range of allied health disciplines. This provides a unique opportunity for our interns to develop new interprofessional relationships and to learn with, from and about each other over an exciting four-day educational experience.


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Why is orientation important?

Orientation to the workplace is critical to ensure the provision of safe clinical care as well as a supportive transition from pre-registration studies to employment as a junior health professional. Monash Health is committed to this process by providing an intensive four-day interprofessional orientation program prior to your commencement within the clinical environment. The program uses a combination of formal information sessions, small group teaching sessions, and one-on-one familiarisation and professional socialisation experiences in the work environment.

Goals of the program

The goals of the orientation program are to provide:

  • An induction to the core values of Monash Health as a health service organisation
  • An orientation to the range of services and facilities
  • Education on core patient safety topics that are linked to the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards
  • An interprofessional learning experience to prepare graduates for interprofessional practice


The focus of the Monash Health orientation program is to ensure your readiness for work. Key topic areas will include:

  • The core values and key priority areas of Monash Health
  • Domains of patient safety and the strategies for ensuring safe patient care in alignment with the National Standards
  • Familiarisation to the working environment, key staff (administrative, clinical, educational and supervisory) and organisational procedures
  • Administrative requirements specific to the organisation and to junior health professionals such as OH&S, emergency codes and procedures, computer systems, handover processes, ordering tests, rosters etc…
  • Develop confidence in managing common ward issues, working with culturally diverse groups, communication skills and medication management.

Intern Orientation Presentation Slides

To access the presentation slides from Intern Orientation click here
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