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Staff Development Nurse - General Ward Web Search No: CH200499 (P/T) Level/Salary: L2 $66,948 - $71,131 pa pro rata The primary responsibility of the Staff Development Nurse is to plan, implement and evaluate programs addressing the learning needs of the General Ward Nursing and Midwifery staff. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate their recent experience in training and education, have an understanding of adult learning principles and be committed to professional development.This role also provides professional support to the Clinical Nurse Manager, General Ward and colleagues. In addition, the role is responsible for the co-ordination of the Kimberley Graduate program. We advocate a nurturing and supportive learning environment and you will be given the opportunity to expand your skills in all areas. To Access Detailed Information: visit jobs.wa.gov.au and key in the Web Search No. or Ph: (08) 9480 9307 to be mailed an information pack. For Speciﬁc Inquiries: Please contact Deb Nicholson on (08) 9194 2366 Location: Broome Closing Date: Mon, 14 March 2011 at 4.00pm.
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Exciting new challenges and work opportunities in Western Australia in the brand new Broome Mental Health inpatient Unit! Experience the wonders of living and working in the beautiful and majestic tropical north as one of a team of committed individuals working in the Kimberley Region. Broome is located near the famous Cable Beach in the north west of Western Australia and is the ideal gateway for a Kimberley experience which is all about a quality lifestyle. WA Country Health Service – Kimberley are seeking highly motivated and dynamic staff to fill uniquely challenging and rewarding positions.Kimberley Mental Health and Drug Service (KMHDS) are excited to announce the new Broome Mental Health Unit (BMHU), currently under construction, is scheduled to open late 2011. The BMHU will be a 14 bed acute psychiatric inpatient facility located at and integrated with the Broome Hospital. The unit will provide acute psychiatric services for people in the remote Kimberley and Pilbara regions. Never before have specialist inpatient psychiatric services been available in the northwest! The Unit will provide care for both voluntary and involuntary patients and will be supported by existing community based Mental Health services and the Broome Networked Recovery Centre which is currently in development phase. Working for Kimberley Mental Health and Drug Service will offer a great opportunity to gain experience in rural mental health care while enjoying the fabulous lifestyle Broome has to offer. It is expected that indigenous consumers will make up 60-70% of patient admissions to the unit and KMHDS is working to ensure that services provided to the inpatient unit are culturally appropriate and respectful. We are looking for committed individuals who are interested in pursuing and/or have experience in working with indigenous people. To assist the provision of a culturally respectful service, KMHDS have commenced employment to dedicated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) positions in advance of the unit opening. We have created opportunity for indigenous trainee positions with the aim to support trainees in gaining knowledge, experience and confidence in working with mental health patients. We are also seeking expressions of interest for the following professional positions: Registered Nurses, Clinical Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Psychiatrists, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists and Social Workers who have a passion for delivering innovative inpatient mental health care in a culturally respectful way. In addition to the great salary our employees enjoy an amazing range of benefits which may include (in line with operational requirements) : • • •
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Congress a critical boon for PICU nurses by Belinda Smart Covering the broadest spectrum of practice of all the nursing specialties, the highly specialised yet varied area known as pediatric critical care nursing or pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) nursing, is among one of the most challenging and rewarding career paths available to nursing professionals. PICU nurses care for all children from new born infants to teenagers, presenting with a variety of problems from the straightforward to the highly complex. As a sector, itâ€™s not without its challenges however. According to a report by the Australian Health Workforce Advisory Committee published in 2002 and projecting workforce needs from 2001 to 2011, a number of factors look set to increase the demands on paediatric intensive care services in the future, including population growth, technological advances and surgical initiatives, including those associated in particular with cardiac surgery for congenital heart disease, craniofacial surgery, transplantation and epilepsy surgery. Expanding oncological services also look set to place demands on PICUs, as well as changing expectations of parents and caregivers in certain groups of children with chronic disabilities. Itâ€™s therefore heartening news for Australian PICU nurses that The Sixth World Congress on Pediatric Critical Care will this year take place in Sydney. Rolling out from 13 - 17 March 2011 at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre in Darling Harbour, the congress is being led by The World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies (WFPICCS), an association of world leaders in the field of Pediatric Critical Care with a vision to combine international expertise to improve the outcomes of sick or injured children. www.ncah.com.au
Significantly, a co-host of the congress will be The Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN), which represents over 2,000 critical care nurses nationally, working across the critical care clinical spectrum including emergency, coronary care, high dependency, cardiothoracic and general intensive care units, and academic and educational settings. The congressâ€™ other co-host will be The Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS), the peak professional and advocacy body for medical practitioners specialising in the treatment and management of critically ill patients in public and private hospitals. Organisers believe of special interest to nurses will be a pre-congress symposium at the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies meeting in Sydney on March 13. The one-day event will provide a full day of professional networking and education for clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, educators, administrators, researchers and other pediatric healthcare professionals caring for critically ill children, or anyone interested in Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) in the Pediatric Critical Care environment. Structured to provide a forum for open dialogue amongst participants focusing on topics pertinent to the APN including practice, education, and research, the symposium will enable information regarding the APN role to be shared via a panel format, with panelists representing differing perspectives from around the world. To read the full article, please visit NCAH.com.au
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NSW nurses end industrial action, voting yes for new deal An extra 1400 full-time equivalent nurses will be employed in New South Wales hospitals by 2013, after NSW nurses voted in favour of a new industrial relations agreement with the State Government. The NSW Nurses Association (NSWNA) last week put the new state award before the NSW Industrial Relations Commission after 90 percent of members voted in favour of the pay and conditions deal. The agreement signals an end to the union’s year-long campaign for a safer staffing and skill mix in NSW public hospitals and community health services, which culminated in the closure of up to 600 hospital beds last month. Under the deal, 80 percent of the extra 1400 nurses will be registered nurses while an additional 188 resuscitation nurses will be injected into 34 of the state’s larger emergency departments. The deal signals improved staffing for most wards in all acute hospitals, while staffing standards in operating theatres will also be boosted with a minimum of two nurses, plus an anaesthetic nurse in each theatre. NSW Health has also agreed to adopt Birthrate Plus, the generally accepted staffing ratio model for births per midwife in the UK, for NSW maternity and birthing facilities. The deal also guarantees a 9.7 percent pay rise over three years – equivalent to a weekly rise of $129 for the majority of full-time registered nurses and midwives by July 1, 2012. NSWNA general secretary Brett Holmes said while there were still some areas that needed work in future agreements, the new arrangement provides minimum, legallyenforceable staffing ratios in most hospital settings.
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Clinical Nurse Manager - Midwifery & Maternity Web Search No: CH601631 Level/Salary: ANF SRN Level 3 $85,642 pa Kalgoorlie Hospital are seeking a Clinical Nurse Manager with advanced clinical practice in a midwifery and maternity practice setting. This position provides advanced clinical patient care and managerial leadership through specialised knowledge in the area of nursing at Kalgoorlie Hospital. In order to promote the delivery of best-practice and evidence-based nursing care, you will require advanced clinical knowledge and the ability to maintain the standards of practice that are a prerequisite of nursing at Kalgoorlie Hospital. The position of Clinical Nurse Manager offers a variety of challenges and opportunities including: • Providing leadership to a multi-disciplinary nursing team in the delivery of quality care. • Utilising your clinical leadership and consulting skills to assist nursing, medical and allied health care professionals as well as providers in the areas of nursing within the midwifery services unit. • Developing innovative techniques for complex problem solving within the health service. • Participation in the recruitment and selection process of new staff and liaising with the Nurse Manager Personnel in regard to stafﬁng requirements. To Access Detailed Information: Visit jobs. wa.gov.au and key in the Web Search No. or Ph: (08) 9480 9307 to be mailed an information pack.
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Nurses flock to help in wake of Christchurch disaster Published NCAH.com.au 23 Feb, 4:30pm Nurses from across New Zealand are joining the throng of medicos volunteering to bolster frontline and support staff in hospital and geth r for a GP services ofeChristchurch’s Workiningthetowake health devastating earthquake. ier
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New Aged Franchise for Australia anda suitably Newexperienced Zealand Kimberley MentalCare Health and Drug Service (KMHDS) are seeking to attract professional to manage the acute psychiatric inpatient services.
The fastest growing home care company in Mr Fuller confirmed each location would theThis world is opening itsin doors in Adelaide amid at least 50 full-time and part-time position is sought advance of the BMHU openingemploy to form part of the project management team operational planning and implementation of services, including the integration of the BMHU plans toinopen between 75 and 100 franchises workers. with Broome Hospital. across Australia and New Zealand. “We provide specialised training for You must have strong leadership skills and experience, an innovative approach and a desire to Senior Helpers, which employs carers Alzheimer’s and Dementia care through our create a culturally appropriate and respectful service. for in-home aged care assistance, was Senior Helpers university,” he said. founded in the United States in 2001 and This position: “Each of our carers are highly trained and is now a 300-franchise business with plans develop a customised care plan for each Coordinates theexpansion overall BMHUtargeting function and16workswe to ensure effective management, for •an international administration and delivery of best practice services client.” countries. • Provides leadership and direction to the multidisciplinary team • Is a clinical nurse consultant The group expects demand for aged care Consultancy business Group Seven, headed • Is a member of the KMHDS management team
services to skyrocket with figures showing by former Cartridge World chiefs Paul the number Australians aged over 65 will Wheeler and close MikeMonday Fuller,14th have launched theapplications Applications March, 2011. Late cannot of be accepted. double to six million by 2031. Australasian arm of the venture. Applicants are requested to apply on line at www.jobs.wa.gov.au
or callHelpers (08) 9480founder 9307 to request an application kit. Senior and CEO Peter Ross said each franchise would employ at least one registered nurse with most of the jobs created for carers.
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Social Workers or Occupational Therapists or Psychologists or Clinical Nurses (Mental Health Workers) Central Highlands Mental Health, Central Queensland Mental Health Service, Emerald, Central Queensland Health Service District. Remuneration value up to $87 458 p.a., comprising salary between $52 151 - $76 653 p.a. (HP3) or Remuneration value up to $87 143 p.a., comprising salary between $71 297 - $76 376 p.h. (Nurse Grade 6), employer contribution to superannuation (up to 12.75%) and annual leave loading (17.5%) (Two positions. Applications will remain current for 12 months.) JAR: H11CH02127. Duties/Abilities: Use discipline-specific clinical skills to provide high quality specialist mental health care to consumers and their families. Enquiries: Leah Christie (07) 4983 9750. Application Kit: (07) 4920 7000 or www.health.qld.gov.au/workforus Closing Date: Monday, 14 March 2011. You can apply online at www.health.qld.gov.au/workforus A criminal history check may be conducted on the recommended person for the job. A non-smoking policy applies to Queensland Government buildings, offices and motor vehicles.
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After Hours Nurse Manager Web Search No: CH200573 Level/Salary: SRN L1 $80,398 pa pro rata This position is offered as Permanent Full Time or hours by negotiation. Broome Hospital is seeking to appoint After Hours Nurse Managers to join our management teams. The After Hours Nurse Manager assumes responsibility for the whole of health service across all departments out of hours. In undertaking this role, the After Hours Nurse Manager plans, manages and coordinates all work arrangements and functions that fall under his/her jurisdiction to ensure that a high level of care, with a focus on patient safety, is delivered at the Kimberley Regional Resource Centre. We advocate a nurturing and supportive learning environment and you will be given the opportunity to expand your skills in all areas. To Access Detailed Information: visit jobs.wa.gov.au and key in the Web Search No. or Ph: (08) 9480 9307 to be mailed an information pack. For SpeciďŹ c Inquiries: Please contact Julie Hollingworth on (08) 9194 2852 or mobile 0408 913 638 Location: Broome Closing Date: Mon, 14 March 2011 at 4.00pm.
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Researchers develop robotic scrub nurse technology United States researchers have developed a surgical system that recognises hand gestures as commands to control a robotic scrub nurse. The ‘vision-based hand gesture recognition’ technology, a concept explored in the Tom Cruise film Minority Report, has been designed to reduce surgery times and decrease the risk of infection. The system will also tell a computer to display medical images of a patient during an operation. Purdue University industrial engineering assistant professor Juan Pablo Wachs said while researchers at other institutions have developed robotic scrub nurses with voice recognition, little had been done in the area of gesture recognition. “Another big difference between our focus and the others is that we are also working on prediction, to anticipate what images the surgeon will need to see next and what instruments will be needed,” he said. The pioneering research is based on a system that uses a new Microsoft camera, called Kinect, that senses three-dimensional spaces, and specialised algorithms that recognise hand gestures as commands to instruct a computer or robot. Assistant Professor Wachs said the technology coupled with the use of a robotic scrub nurse was a potential new tool that could improve operating-room efficiency. “While it will be very difficult using a robot to achieve the same level of performance as an experienced nurse who has been working with the same surgeon for years, often scrub nurses have had very limited experience with a particular surgeon,” he said. www.ncah.com.au
A Purdue industrial engineering graduate student using the prototype robotic scrub nurse.
“(That maximises)…the chances for misunderstandings, delays and sometimes mistakes in the operating room. In that case, a robotic scrub nurse could be better.” Work has now begun to extend and refine the system’s capabilities. For more articles visit NCAH.com.au
CliniCall is a National Allied health service provider to hundreds of Residential Aged Care Facilities. We form an integral part of a holistic approach to the delivery of resident care providing a quality service, skilled and professional team along with comprehensive documentation and training. We have been established for over 10 years and are currently operating in 5 states, with over 120 employees.
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Training boost for Indigenous aged care workers Indigenous aged care workers living in 60 rural and remote areas across Queensland, Western Australia and South Australia will receive a training boost. South Australia Tafe, Kimberley Tafe, Queensland Tafe and the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Education Program Aboriginal Corporation will provide on-site training as part of a Federal Government initiative. Federal Mental Health and Ageing Minister Mark Butler said the training aimed to increase employment and development opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people after the success of similar projects in remote regions in the Northern Territory and in Cape York. “The project will provide important and relevant training to Indigenous people in their own communities, and this will assist the ageing Indigenous population to receive culturally appropriate care,” he said.
A Department of Health and Ageing spokesperson said the training was targeted at Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander aged care staff without formal qualifications or those who wanted to upgrade their qualifications. “While the training to be provided will be determined by individual skills audits conducted by the registered training organisations, in general the purpose of the training is to support these aged care workers to gain Certificate III level qualifications in aged care or home and community care,” he said. “The aim of the initiative is to upskill and promote career pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the aged care sector. “The project has already commenced and training will begin after the completion of the individual skills audit.” For more articles visit NCAH.com.au
Nurse Unit Manager – Maldon Hospital Our client, Maldon Hospital, is seeking an experienced nursing professional to join their team. Maldon Hospital is a small rural hospital located in the historic picturesque town located close to a major regional centre and within good proximity to Melbourne. In this role, you will be responsible for effective and cost efficient management of services for all areas of Maldon Hospital including George Ray wing (4 bed Acute), Mountview Home (16 bed high care), Jessie Bowe House (12 bed low care) and Urgent Care / Outpatients Department.
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