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Working Abroad Special Special Feature Working in the UK – Some Things Never Change, By Bridget Willett Nursing Australia Wins Major Contract Aussie Speech Pathologist develops iPad App in London

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Do you have specialised nursing skills to share with a developing nation? Nursing opportunities in East Timor Two-year contracts In 2010 St John of God Health Care commenced a five-year National Nursing Development Program in East Timor. Our nursing team was initially deployed to Dili in June last year to develop knowledge, skills and standards of local nurses. After a successful first nine months, we are now ready to expand the nursing team significantly with six new specialised full-time positions created to fulfil our commitment to capacity building in East Timor. We are currently seeking registered nurses with the following qualifications: • Paediatric Nurse with ICU experience • Paediatric Emergency Nurse • Neonatal ICU Nurses (X2)

• Quality Nurse • ICU Nurse

For further details relating to these positions and to our work in East Timor, please visit our e-recruitment website at Working and domestic environments you will encounter in East Timor are far removed from those most nurses come to expect in Australia, and candidates must be resilient and patient to ensure they can work in this context. Our International Health nurses must be prepared to go the extra distance to ensure support for the development of nursing practices in a sustainable way. For further information on any of these positions please contact Anthea Ramos, International Health Manager on Closing date for applications: 27 April 2011. The National Nursing Development Program operated by St John of God Health Care is part of a wider commitment to East Timor which includes a long-term National Pathology Development Program and primary health care projects in remote communities. Our work in East Timor has been recognised by the Global Health Fund and the World Bank as amongst the most successful by a nongovernment agency since the country’s independence.

Transforming healthcare in East Timor Over seven years, St John of God Health Care has helped develop significant improvements in health provisions for the East Timorese and this commitment is continuing to expand. Having identified only the most basic forms of diagnostics operating in the country, St John of God Health Care embarked on a Pathology Development Program in 2004. This program, operated in partnership with East Timor’s Ministry of Health, has dramatically improved the standards of pathology practice and equipment, ensuring much more reliable diagnosis of pathological processes. Successes achieved by the pathology program encouraged the Ministry of Health to seek further support from St John of God Health Care to assist in the development of nursing. Our first team of nurses was deployed to Dili in June 2010 with the aim of building capacity and capability amongst Timorese nurses. Ultimately, the goal of the National Nursing Development Program (NNDP) is to improve nursing standards and thus patient outcomes. The highly dedicated team of five nurses deployed to Dili has overcome some testing challenges to establish a position of respect amongst the local nursing community and St John of God Health Care is now ready to double the size of the nursing team in Timor to enable a strategic focus in areas of high mortality including paediatrics, ICU and emergency. Anthea Ramos, Group Manager International Health for St John of God Health Care said: “The central theme for our NNDP is to enable Timorese nurses to develop their skills and procedures in order to deliver better health outcomes for the people of East Timor,” Ms Ramos explained. “We are not there to do their jobs for them but to help the Timorese nurses be better at the jobs they do. Nursing Program Manager, Tim Vanderwal, added: “The NNDP is being implemented in a highly challenging environment, and our nurses need to be tenacious in the face of various challenges. The program provides a unique opportunity to combine clinical work with the design and delivery of policy, training, and education, building sustainable improvements in local capacity. “It is very pleasing to see that some significant improvements in nursing practice are already occurring and we are confident this program can make a substantial positive impact on the professionalism and job satisfaction of the nurses of East Timor, and on the health and well-being of the population they serve.” St to



John of God Health Care’s ongoing commitment East Timor also includes further growth of the NNDP, building technical competencies and skills of the scientific staff, and advancing community health programs to educate volunteer staff to be able to perform various mary health functions. These programs operated in East Timor are a key component of St John of God Health Care’s Social Outreach and Advocacy services, which reach out people experiencing disadvantage in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region to improve health and wellbeing. More information is available at

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London? Leave it out. New York? Heck, no! Arabia? You bet - we’re the gurus! Thinking of working overseas? Then think on this - after living costs, you need enough money to - well, live! It’s no fun living in a chilly flat when you can’t afford to turn on the heat or go out anywhere! That’s why Arabia beats other locations. With no tax and almost everything provided free, you retain most of your salary (80-85%). Try that elsewhere. But it’s not all about money. You need the right job, and it’s great if your hospital supports your professional development and can help advance your career. And you need Promesse, because we know the Gulf inside out – and are well-known at the best hospitals. Promesse really are the gurus on the Gulf - we give personalised advice and and we’re free, friendly and independent as well. To work abroad, see the world and still save, or fulfill some unique goals of your own, call Christine Kohleis RN or Joanna Power.

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER • Attractive lifestyle • Dynamic rural health service • Generous remuneration package Rochester and Elmore District Health Service (REDHS) is situated in Rochester, close to the regional centres of Bendigo and Echuca, and only two hours from Melbourne. REDHS is an integrated rural health service, providing a broad range of acute, aged, primary and public health programs to a population of approximately 6,500 people in the Campaspe and Bendigo Shires. REDHS has recently undergone a full redevelopment program at a cost of $21.7M providing state of the art facilities to the local catchment population, which includes the larger townships of Rochester, Elmore, Lockington, Corop and Colbinabbin. REDHS now has a new Acute Ward with an Urgent Care Centre, Operating Theatre, 30-bed Nursing Home, and a large Primary Care centre with eleven consulting rooms and two treatment areas. The 30 bed Hostel is undergoing minor refurbishments at present. They are seeking a high calibre health executive for this important position. As the Chief Executive Officer you will be responsible to the Board of Management for all aspects of the management of the health service and provide leadership and strategic direction for staff. This role requires an energetic and experienced individual that can help lead this dynamic and innovative organisation. To meet the requirements of the role you will have post-graduate tertiary qualifications, proven financial and management experience and excellent communication skills. Knowledge of relevant funding streams and accreditation systems in health service delivery are also required for this position. An attractive remuneration package which includes a fully maintained vehicle, will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

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Allied Health Professionals Boost Autism Services Speech pathologists and occupational therapists are helping Queensland children with autism spectrum disorder improve their communication, motor and sensory skills. The Autism Early Intervention Outcomes Unit (AEIOU) is establishing more early intervention services with construction of a new custombuilt centre in Sippy Downs and another at Central Queensland University’s Bundaberg campus set to open next year. The Bundaberg centre will provide specialist services for up to 24 children with autism. The new centres come as research shows ASD, a lifelong developmental disability, affects one in every 160 children born today.

AEIOU director of education Diane Heaney said the foundation now had nine speech pathologists, a speech pathology assistant, eight occupational therapists and a psychologist working with about 175 children with autism. “Our program helps children to develop communication skills and motor skills as well as self help tasks and skills for every day life, with an emphasis on positive reinforcement, reward and recognition and social interaction,” she said. work towards achieving individual milestones within the program. For the full article, go to Copyright NCAH

Why go anywhere else? Grow your nursing career with Queensland Health. Queensland Health’s investment in health care has led to unprecedented career opportunities for nurses and midwives across the state. In addition to the dream Queensland lifestyle, leading rates of pay and flexible work environments make Queensland Health the employer of choice. “Queensland offered so much; an affordable and relaxed way of life, fabulous weather, a great outdoor lifestyle, and lots of career opportunities.” Queensland Health nurse, Gillian Miles made the move to Queensland. nd.

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Do you want to use your nursing skills in a different setting? Mondial Assistance, a specialist assistance company, is seeking a Registered Nurse Team Leader with current qualifications to join our Medical Assistance department on a six month contract, based in Brisbane. If you would like to experience something different to a hospital setting, this position is for you. You will draw on your expert knowledge and experience in a fast-paced environment to lead a team of dedicated Registered Nurses and Case Managers working in a contact centre environment and provide phone advice to assist our

international travellers who are facing a medical emergency. This is a critical role with responsibility for managing complex cases and employee performance, and assisting in the training and education of team members in consultation with Operations and Training Managers. An exciting part of this position is the opportunity to be involved in medical repatriations here and overseas. This is a rewarding role in a supportive and professional team, offering excellent work/life balance and a range of employee benefits,

including a gym with 24/7 access, a comprehensive health and wellbeing program, discounted insurance and free roadside assistance. Mondial Assistance is the worldwide leader in assistance services with 10,200 employees and operations in 28 countries. Our global reach means we assist someone, somewhere in the world every two seconds.

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A GREAT CAREER MOVE Midwives GV Health is seeking midwives to work in one of two possible models of care. The first model is a new, innovative case load midwifery model, which will enable midwives to provide continuity of care from pregnancy through to birth and postnatal. Midwives in this model will have the ability to structure their time to best meet their own needs, and those of the women they are caring for. The role includes an on-call component and flexible relief options. The second model offers the ability to do rostered work in all areas of maternity care, including antenatal, intrapartum, postnatal and in-home support and level 2 neonatal. Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered. All new employees require a National Police Records check and a Victorian Working with Children check.

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Survey Finds Remote Nurses Under Stress Nurses in remote areas of Australia have high levels of psychological distress, stress, trauma and emotional exhaustion, according to a new research project.

in central Australia and at the top end of the Northern Territory met in discussion groups to consider the results of the national survey.

The Centre for Remote Health study also found remote area nurses (RANs) enjoy moderate levels of work satisfaction and high levels of work engagement.

They developed action plans targeting organisational rather than individual changes, which were later work-shopped with implementation committees of middle managers.

The research, in the project titled Back from the Edge: Reducing and preventing occupational stress to remote area nursing workforce, hopes to help reduce and prevent occupational stress for RANs. Centre for Remote Health lecturer Sue Lenthall will present the paper at the 11th National Rural Health Conference, held at the Perth Exhibition Convention Centre from March 13-16. The biennial conference aims to provide answers to a range of health-related challenges facing the seven million people who live in country Australia. Groups of RANs and health service managers working in remote Indigenous communities

Ms Lenthall said the four-year long survey found key stress factors included the frequency of emergencies, feelings of responsibility and unrealistic expectations from patients and health services. “Our survey showed that high levels of occupational stress among RANs are contributing to turnover of staff and quality of health service delivery,” she said. “By employing a bottom-up action research approach, RANs were empowered to contribute to system change to decrease occupational stress.” Copyright NCAH

PASSIONATE ABOUT PHARMA? • Sales Representative – Tasmania In this exciting period of growth for us, Merck has an opportunity for a passionate GP Sales Rep to work for a true global leader. Showcasing your natural people skills and understanding of the rapidly changing pharmaceutical market, you’ll work closely with GP’s and other Allied Health professionals to build long-term relationships by tailoring product solutions to meet their needs. While sales and territory management experience is essential, it will be your passion for women’s health and respiratory products, and your ability to communicate and influence that will ensure your success in this role. We’re looking for a natural team player with the motivation and persistence to ensure our products are delivered with authority. Travel across Tasmania is required so we’re looking for those who currently reside on territory. In return, we’ll reward you with a generous benefits package including a competitive base salary, fully maintained company car, 11.5% superannuation, 17.5% leave loading, private healthcare and a generous incentive scheme. Like to know more? Please apply, quoting Ref. No. 2E/07077 online at Enquiries can be made to Nerissa Stafford on (03) 8698 1638. Your interest will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Pharmacists Back $97M National Software Roll Out Careers with Queensland Health

Physiotherapist – Senior (Cancer Care) Physiotherapy Department, Allied Health, Rockhampton Hospital, Central Queensland Health Service District. Remuneration value up to $103 805 p.a., comprising salary between $84 555- $90 980 p.a., employer contribution to superannuation (up to 12.75%) and annual leave loading (17.5%) (HP4) (Applications will remain current for 12 months) JAR: H11RK02344. Duties/Abilities: Deliver specialised and independent cancer care physiotherapy clinical services and professional leadership including clinical practice supervision of less experienced physiotherapists and clinical support staff within the District. Enquiries: Michelle Grundy (07) 4920 6362. Application Kit: (07) 4920 7000 or Closing Date: Monday, 28 March 2011. You can apply online at 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. BlazeQ007223

A $97 million national software roll out at pharmacies across Australia will help pharmacists avoid mistakes when dispensing medication. The software, set to be introduced within the next two years, has won the support of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia. PSA spokesman Peter Waterman welcomed the new computer program, which will allow pharmacists to track patients’ drug intake and warn against risks when combining different drugs. “(The program) will promote communication between pharmacists, prescribers and consumers, improve the quality use of medicines and lead to improved health outcomes for all consumers,” he said. Researchers from the University of Tasmania have been commissioned to develop and test the program, which will assist pharmacists in helping patients better manage their medications. University of Tasmania Professor Gregory Peterson said it was becoming more difficult for pharmacists to manage the rising demand for prescription medication. Health consumer groups have been involved and they can also see the benefits, they know the problems that medications can cause in society, so anything like this which encourages interventions and encourages communication and the empowerment of patients – they can see that benefit,” he said. For the full article, go to Copyright NCAH

1103-012 1/2PG FULL COLO 1105-027 1/2PG FULL COLOUR CMYK (typeset) Live-in care work offers great flexibility: you can work for a while, go off travelling, and then come back and do some more work. As well as excellent pay rates, holiday pay and good time off, you get free board and lodging whilst working on assignment. Assignments involve living-in and caring for young adults and older people in their own homes, ranging from giving general support up to assisting with complex care needs. You need a care giving or nursing background and you must be able to drive, run a house and cook to a reasonable standard. Assignments are located in country towns and the countryside, including the Oxford, Cambridge and London, and give you the opportunity of experiencing UK life, as well as easily being able to visit the rest of Europe and further afield. Our clients have interesting and varied backgrounds, including academia, the arts and professions. Live-in care work is very rewarding and of great value to our clients.

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It’s a unique cultural experience with fantastic benefits! INFORMATION SESSIONS Have you ever thought about nursing in Saudi Arabia? Austra Health’s March Information Sessions are the perfect forum to find out more! You’ll be briefed on the hospitals we recruit for, the salaries and contract benefits on offer, how the application process works and what it’s like living and working in Saudi Arabia. All Division 1 nurses are invited to attend these sessions. Please contact Kate Newberry at Austra Health to register.

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...Saudi Arabia is a country full of exciting contrasts! Working with some of the largest hospitals and healthcare providers in Saudi Arabia, Austra Health can help secure contracts for nurses and allied health professionals looking to broaden their career and experience an exciting lifestyle overseas! Making the move to a new country can be an exciting and challenging journey; Austra Health provides extensive support and valuable information during the relocation and transition phase. We offer a complete relocation package including work visas, medical assessments, airfares, up-to-date specialist knowledge of the role and a relocation guide. A cultural induction is also conducted prior to your departure, which gives you an in-depth insight into social expectations, economic trends, culture and living conditions. To see how working in Saudi Arabia can benefit you and to view our current vacancies, visit our website or call the team at Austra Health today.

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PULSE is a leading healthcare recruitment company facilitating Nursing and Allied Health care professionals’ movement & placement into the UK. With 15 years proven experience, we always aim to provide you with the highest level of professional & personalised recruitment service. We welcome all enquires and invite you to read a letter from one of our nurses who has recently done it all. I arrived in London in 2009 with absolutely no idea what I was going to do. I hadn’t looked into my UK nursing registration prior to leaving Australia and after three months of travelling I found myself in a new country not really sure of where to start. A friend had mentioned Pulse to me before I left home and once I arrived it seemed that every nurse or person I met that knew a nurse working in the UK recommended Pulse. So after a week of applying for random jobs in retail and getting nowhere I gave them a call and have never looked back! From the moment I registered I have found the team at Pulse to be extremely friendly, helpful and accommodating. Although I didn’t have my registration, I was initially able to gain work as a health care assistant in a variety of settings including the community, home care and NHS hospitals. During this time my consultant at Pulse was on hand to help me navigate my way through the process of registering with the UK NMC. Once I had received my decision letter from the NMC I was able to complete my ONP through Pulse in London and, upon gaining my registration I found plenty of work opportunities in my chosen field of paediatrics. During my time in London I was able to gain invaluable experience, not only in leading tertiary institutions such as Great Ormond Street, but also in avenues that were new to me such as school nursing and home care. Instead of taking a step back in my career to travel, I feel like I have taken a huge step forwards as the experience and adaptability that I gained working through Pulse will be invaluable to my future nursing career. Aside from providing me with the financial means and flexibility to pursue my European travel dreams, Pulse were also able to take away some of the stress that comes with relocating to a new country. They helped me to set up a bank account and gain a national insurance number and provided me with an employment reference when I was house hunting. At a time when everything seemed a little overwhelming I couldn’t have been more grateful for the assistance I was provided. In January this year I made the decision to return to Sydney. However shortly after I let the team in London know that I was heading home I was contacted by Pulse in Australia. I am now in the process of joining with Pulse to do agency work in Sydney. This has definitely made the process of returning home a whole lot easier for me. Working for Pulse was such a huge and enjoyable part of my overseas experience. I would happily recommend them to anyone looking to relocate overseas and I look forward to continuing my nursing career with them now that I am back in Australia. Neralie, Paediatric Nurse working for Pulse for 2 years To find out more about working overseas, please contact Andy Rennie directly at; +61 (0)2 9965 9457 or or find us on the web at;

Tell us your story on Facebook CCM Australasia “When we were looking into travelling overseas for work, we contacted CCM and attended an information session that helped us make our decision. Our experience with CCM has been nothing but excellent.” - Nick & Kate

“So, when I told my workmates of the decision to come to Saudi Arabia, they thought I’d gone mad! But after four months worth of stories about embassy parties, the fantastic people that you encounter and the challenge of living in an exotic culture, they are now quite jealous.” - Shay

“I came to Saudi Arabia knowing no-one and perhaps a little nervous of what lay beyond the horizon, but when I leave, I will take with me an irreplaceable experience, lasting friendships and a broader and wiser outlook on life and culture.” - Emily

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CCM is a leading International Health Recruitment company with over 20 years experience in placing Registered Nurses and Allied Health Staff overseas. CCM are looking for Staff Nurses, Nurse Managers, Senior Administration and Allied Health Staff.

To find out more, call one of our friendly recruiters for a confidential, non-obligatory chat. Benefits on offer include: ➤ *Salary paid tax free ➤ *Free flights ➤ *Free accommodation/ *Accommodation allowance ➤ *Free medical care ➤ *Generous annual leave ➤ Professional Development ➤ Endless travel opportunities ➤ *Free Uniforms (*applicable to certain contracts only)


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If you are a trained nurse who has practiced for least 1 year or more If you a skilled nurseEurope who has practiced for at least 1 year, Thinking of are working in thespecialised UK and travelling and wishes to work in the UK send us your CV. QCC the only Oncology – Specialist and General Nursing Agency We are now sponsoring nurses with the following skills:

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Qualified Cancer Care has been my agency and Freephone: 1-800 043378 UK 441 207 233 6500 recruitment choice for over 9 years as they understand the PASA CQC International Recruitment issues and needs of the nursing industry. QCC always pay’s the highest rates and treats their nurses professionally. I can always discuss any needs I may have and they do their best to assist me in fulfilling them. QCC started and remains the only Oncology Nurse Agency Recruitment Team and though others may offer oncology/haematology positions they do not understand our profession nor do they treat their nurses in the same personal way that QCC does, this is why they remain my choice. - Rachel

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NURSING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE UK! Are you a Registered Nurse? If so you can have your pick of jobs in the UK. Theatre • scrub • surgical • oncology cardiology • paediatrics • ICU • Medicine To work as an RN in the UK you need the following – • Degree / Diploma in Nursing • NMC Registration • ONP & ILETS English Test (non EU candidates) • UK/EU Passport or valid working visa • One year post graduate experience PJ Locums can offer excellent pay rates, flexible roles to suit your needs and jobs within NHS and private hospitals across the UK. Our dedicated nursing team are on hand to help you every step of the way to make your transition as easy as possible. UK office +44 208 874 6111 Web Email Melbourne representative Ph: +61 433 802 759

Working in the UK - some things never change By Bridget Willett Step back in time to 1953, the year of Elizabeth II’s coronation, with the Korean War raging and Winston Churchill in his second stint as British Prime Minister .A young nurse trained at the Children’s Hospital in Perth, Western Australia, travels by ship to England to broaden her horizons. When she arrives, she pays four guineas for life registration with the nursing body, UKCC, having taken proof of her training with her. She registers with an agency and earns £10 per week working ten weeks of five 12-hour night shifts at the London Chest Hospital nursing tuberculosis patients when she’s not travelling. Fast forward to 1986, the year that the nuclear power plant at Chernobyl in the USSR (now Ukraine) blows up and Prince Andrew marries Sarah Ferguson. The nurse’s daughter has completed her hospital-based training and a staffing year in Perth. After negotiating all the paperwork by snail mail and armed in advance with life registration with the UKCC, she steps on a plane to London, where she spends six wide-eyed months working through an agency. She spends three months in the cardiothoracic unit at St Bartholomew’s, the oldest hospital in the world, built 500 years before her country was discovered. She also has six opulent weeks living in Chelsea with a prominent Saudi family as maternity nurse for their newborn daughter, paid £194 per week (plus board and all the food she could eat!) for that heady experience. The rest of the time, she explores. If you haven’t already guessed, that wideeyed nurse was me, following in my mother’s footsteps. It seems that some things never change and others have changed substantially.

One of the changes is the amount of time and the paperwork required to organise everything before you are ready to work as a nurse overseas. Andy Rennie from Pulse Australia explained that the process starts when they first receive an application and takes about six months before the nurse can actually work a shift. There are several visas to choose from and Australians are required to pass an English language test. Once in the UK, they need to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and complete the Overseas Nurses Program, which is the standard training for all nursing registration applicants educated outside the European Union. As the largest healthcare recruiter in the UK, Pulse has an agreement with

Bournemouth University to regularly run the program in London for the agency, making it easier for their nurses to enrol and attend. Pulse is certainly not the only agency assisting Australian nurses to travel and work overseas.. The support of any reputable agency will streamline the process for you and provide support while you find your way. Recently, I spoke to a nurse who has just returned from living and working in London for nine months. She signed up with an agency when she arrived and they were very supportive, even helping with extra details such as setting up a bank account. They also provided her with a letter for potential landlords, stating that she was employed with them and how much she could potentially earn, which meant that she had no problem finding somewhere to live.

She found there was more than enough work available and the best thing was the freedom and flexibility to choose when and where to work so she could travel frequently and not worry about earning enough money. Wherever she worked, there were Aussie accents in the tearoom. One thing that hasn’t changed is how much Australian healthcare workers have always been valued for their work ethics and well-regarded qualifications. The main thing to keep in mind if you are planning a working holiday is that it takes lots of time and paperwork, but it is well worth it in the end. Apart from the professional experience you gain from working in another country, the treasured memories and friends from your time away will last a lifetime, as they have for my mother and for me. Those things never change. Copyright NCAH


Taking your expertise abroad offers an exceptional opportunity to indulge in the culture and history of the beautiful United Kingdom, whilst gaining memories to last a lifetime and enviable international experience. Whether you want the working holiday experience with locum roles that offer flexibility or the stability and career development that permanent positions provide, we have an abundance of opportunities for you to consider. Currently there is a need for registered nurses in the specialties of theatre, ICU, A&E, paediatrics, cardiothoracic and general medical/surgical. On the allied health side there is an unprecedented demand for Radiographers and Sonographers and the market is strong across all paediatric fields. We provide a team of local Australian consultants who focus exclusively on assisting Australian and New Zealand health professionals to take their skills abroad, whilst our UK counterparts source roles and offer on-the-ground advice. We offer advice and assistance ranging from registration and free police checks to bank accounts and National Insurance. If you work as a locum through us there are competitive hourly rates, 28 days paid holiday leave and a £500 cash bonus to reward you (based on minimum hours worked). To learn more about opportunities in the UK and how we can make your international career move less stressful and more rewarding, please contact the relevant consultant below. QLD/NT/NSW/WA Rose Holden T: 07 3243 3023 E: VIC/SA/TAS/NZ Patrycia Lowicki T: 03 8562 4288 or 0800 001 718 (Free Call NZ) E:

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QBE Assist provides emergency assistance and repatriation programs to overseas travellers. This varied and interesting role involves the professional management of assistance cases, servicing clients throughout the world. Interested applicants need to be a Registered Nurse classified at Division One, with extensive postgraduate experience in ER or ICU nursing. With your well developed team player skills, exceptional time management and business acumen, you are able to communicate with a wide range of health professionals across the world. A competitive salary package and further career opportunities are assured and comprehensive training will be provided. You will be required to work both day and evening shifts. Occasional weekend and public holiday shifts are required. The position is part time but you may on occasion be required to work full time subject to workload requirements. When you choose a career with QBE Insurance, you’ll be joining Australia’s largest General Insurance Group. Applicants with extensive travel and travel insurance experience and knowledge of other languages are encouraged to apply. To submit your application, please follow the links on For further information, please contact Sara Churchill on 08 8202 2363.

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Country living city benefits About Pittsworth Pittsworth is located 35 minutes South of Toowoomba city (SW QLD) and has a population of almost 5000. Traditionally a quiet farming community, people are starting to see this area as a lifestyle choice with access to city conveniences. Housing is affordable with a medium house price of $275k for the December 2010 Qtr. About Beauaraba Living Beauaraba Living is a community owned health and aged care organisation providing sub acute care in a private hospital setting, residential aged care services, independent living units and a Medical Centre. The Position We seek an experienced nurse manager / clinical nurse who will work in both the acute and aged care environments to lead their team to achieve excellent outcomes for all service users. You will be an AHPRA approved practicing RN. A generous salary package is available to the successful applicant. Call Andrew Schloss at Care Managers Australia on 0404 850 350 or mailto:

Allied Health Professionals Boost Autism Services Nursing Australia has won a three-year contract to supply general and specialist nursing staff across Ramsay Health Care’s entire network of hospitals in Sydney and the Hunter Valley region. Under the deal, Nursing Australia will manage and provide midwives, along with theatre and critical care nurses, to more than a dozen Ramsay Health Care hospitals and day surgery clinics. Ramsay Health Care previously used up to 40 external agency suppliers to meet its casual nursing staff needs. Nursing Australia is a division of Origin Healthcare, one of Australia’s largest specialist health care staffing solution providers with a

national database of almost 50,000 nurses throughout Australia and New Zealand. The new contract covers the Castlecrag, Hunters Hill, Kareena, Mt Wilga, Northshore, St George, Strathfield and Westmead private hospitals in Sydney, along with the Northside, Northside Cremorne and Northside West clinics, and the Berkeley Vale, Lake Macquarie and Warners Bay private hospitals on the NSW central coast. Ramsay Health Care Victoria and metropolitan NSW state operations manager Bronte Kumm said the deal was another coup for the organisation. For the full article, go to Copyright NCAH

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DRUG AND ALCOHOL PROJECT OFFICER Broken Hill The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia South Eastern Section, based at Broken Hill NSW, provides comprehensive primary health care and acute medical and retrieval services to rural and remote communities in far west NSW, SA and QLD, covering approximately 640,000 sq kms. The Section is looking for an experienced and highly motivated D&A clinician with community development experience, to develop, implement and deliver an effective AOD service to the communities within the Section’s network. The position sits within the Mental Health and Primary Health care team. The role has a number of components: clinical, education and staff support, community development and health promotion. A full job description and selection criteria are available on request Air travel and long distance driving is an essential component of the position. Part time hours are an option and generous salary sacrifice provisions are available. The RFDS Is An Equal Opportunity Employer. Applying for the role • Enquiries & Selection Criteria – 08 80803707 • Please apply with a current resume including 2 referees to Applications close 28 March 2011

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Aussie speech pathologist develops iPad app in London A former Melbourne speech pathologist has developed an iPad and iPhone application for people with communication impairments.

“My main client group are young adults who are working on getting back to school or work following a traumatic head injury,” she said.

Rebecca Bright, who now works in London, launched the application Predictable in January.

“This is always an enjoyable group of clients to work with, who are in a period of transition in their life. With these clients, therapy needs to be very functional and meaningful for their everyday life.”

The application provides speech output for people with various speech impairments, such as dysarthria. “To use the application, you type in your message and you are aided by a sophisticated prediction engine which predicts the same and next word based on context,” Ms Bright said. “This speeds up getting your message across. You can use it directly or via a switch.” Ms Bright said her application came after a session where she demonstrated a small handheld device used for a communication aid to a young adult. “I realised then that it was important for AAC devices to suit the person in a range of ways, including offering social inclusivity,” she said. “The iPhone and iPad offer not only intuitive design but also has the ‘cool factor’ which is important for everyone.” Ms Bright moved to London in 2005 and began working as a locum on an elderly care ward before working with adults in inpatient rehabilitation. Three years later, Ms Bright launched her own venture and now caters to clients who have communication or swallowing difficulties following a stroke or head injury.

Ms Bright said she loved working in London, where Australian speech pathologists are well regarded. “The feedback I’ve had is that Australian therapists are happy to get on with the job,” she said. “Plus, our four year degree and dysphagia qualification means that we have an edge I think. Plus we tend to be good all-rounders!” For more information on Predictable visit

NZ Nurses Label Alcohol a Key Health Issue New Zealand nurses are at the coalface of the country’s “disastrous drinking culture”, according to the New Zealand Nurses Organisation. The NZNO has called on the government to get tough on alcohol abuse in its submission to the Alcohol Reform Bill at the Justice and Electoral Select Committee. In its submission to MPs on the bill, which is targeting a rise in youth drinking, the organisation said nurses deal directly with the harm caused by alcohol abuse “from lead maternity carers caring for pregnant women who poison their babies with alcohol to mental health and prison nurses who cope with alcohol-induced violence…” It also said family planning nurses were affected “who deal with unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases, to emergency nurses who have to re-prioritise the care of other sick people to deal with victims of drunk driving, alcoholfuelled violence or those suffering alcohol poisoning”. The organisation joined Maori nurses, emergency and mental health nurses to campaign for more action, stating the current

bill would do little to change the harmful epidemic caused by alcohol abuse. In its submission, the NZNO called for protections that would be put in place for any other epidemic such as “prevention through limiting access to alcohol; protection for the most vulnerable, especially children; education to change attitudes; and timely intervention and treatment”. The organisation stated it was vital the problem was treated as a health issue and has lobbied for the price and purchase age of alcohol to be raised. Te Runanga o Aotearoa NZNO kaiwhakahaere Kerri Nuku told the select committee alcohol has had a destructive impact on the health of Maori since Europeans first introduced it in the early 1800s. “Alcohol has disrupted Maori cultural norms, values and traditions and Maori continue to experience disproportionate harm from alcohol,” she said. “Maori are four times more likely than non-Maori to die from an alcohol-related condition.” Copyright NCAH

How to apply For further information please contact Jo Armstrong on 02 9895 8053 or to view the full criteria and apply, go to

Personal Care Workers - Community Services (South/Eastern and Northern Melbourne Regions)

An opportunity has arisen for a Personal Carer to join our Community Services division. In this position the Personal Carer will provide a variety of generalist duties to care for elderly in their home. Fronditha offers a supportive working environment and an above Award remuneration package with the ability to salary sacrifice. The successful applicant will ideally have a qualifications and experience working in an aged care facility or providing home care, however Fronditha supports employees wishing to gain formal qualifications. A team-oriented approach, empathy and problem solving skills are desirable attributes as is a commitment to deliver quality care to the elderly. Ability to speak Greek is desirable for this position. The successful applicant will require to undergo a current police check. For a position description and further information please contact Paris Nigro HR Officer on 03 9552 4148 or 0400 965 880 or email

Tennant Creek, Northern Territory

AHAC is a community controlled organisation that provides primary health and clinical services to the Aboriginal peoples of the Barkly Region. AHAC offers a holistic approach to the health and well being of its clients through its clinical, social and emotional, educational and fitness services.

PUBLIC HEALTH - REGISTERED NURSE Join a progressive, multi-disciplinary team of health professionals committed to health promotion and disease prevention in a culturally appropriate manner within the Barkly Region. You will be primarily responsible for assessing community health needs, and developing programs to meet those needs through research and consultation with the community, peers, resources and other strategies. The advisory role of the position is of utmost importance to determine AHAC’s future directions in Public Health.

DIABETES EDUCATOR Anyinginyi Health is committed to supporting General Practitioners in the provision of Primary Health Care and Disease Prevention and is seeking a suitably qualified person for the position of Diabetes Educator to work in our Public Health Section. The successful applicant will have tertiary qualifications approved for membership to Diabetes Educators Association of Australia. This role is responsible for clinical and preventative strategies, implementation and evaluation of Diabetes Education services in the Barkly area and surrounding remote communities. This position will effectively manage people with diabetes in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team. This is a responsible position requiring strict confidentiality, initiative and innovation. This position supports the aims of AHAC and works towards the improvement of Aboriginal Health in Tennant Creek and the Barkly Region.

AOD REGISTERED NURSE AHAC is seeking the services of a suitably qualified and experienced person to undertake the position of AOD RN within our Piliyintinji-ki Stronger Families section to provide culturally appropriate support, information and education in Tennant Creek and the Barkly region and to encourage and develop social and emotional wellbeing. Qualifications and experience working with AOD is essential. The successful applicant will be required to contribute and assist with development and implementation of culturally responsive social and emotional wellbeing and AOD programs. A generous remuneration package will be negotiated on all positions with the successful candidates including 6 weeks annual leave, sick leave, fringe benefits provision and superannuation. For further information regarding these positions please contact the HR Officer on (08) 8962 2633 or All applicants will be required to provide checkable work references. Successful applicant will be required to produce a Police Check and OCHRE Card

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