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Read our directory of the leading Public Health employers and providers of higher education in Victoria


18 October 2010 - Issue 20

AmbitiouS NuRSeS AdvANCe youR CAReeR witH A LeAdiNg uK HoSPitAL As the UK’s recruiting experts Hays Healthcare have been awarded an exclusive partnership with Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust (RBHT). Based in Chelsea, a stylish and affluent celebrity haven scattered with estate gardens and designer shopping, working with Royal Brompton will place you in the epicenter of high class London. The hospital has more than 1,600 staff, five operating theatres and four catheter laboratories. They have 295 beds, including 48 for surgery, 93 for respiratory patients, 48 for cardiology, 34 paediatric, 20 for intensive care and 12 for paediatric intensive care. World famous for its proud 160 year history in the investigation, treatment and research of heart and lung disease, RBHT is seeking passionate and ambitious nurses to join their elite team. Positions currently exist for experienced Registered Nurses who specialise in Cardiothoracics, Scrub and Paediatrics to join the team on a permanent basis (at least 12 months). In addition to their specialist expertise the successful candidates will possess the following qualities: • Have the ability to perform autonomously and deal with emergency situations • Have highly developed interpersonal and communication skills • Promote a supportive and mutually respective work environment • Actively participate in the professional development and performance of all staff This is an outstanding opportunity to work in a leading hospital that values its staff and provides an environment in which to achieve your full potential. With Royal Brompton you can expect access to world-leading expertise, exposure to varied and complex conditions, and outstanding training and development - including external conference funding to keep you up to date with what the rest of the world is doing. In return for your dedication and enthusiasm Royal Brompton offers a competitive salary and a range of benefits including subsidised accommodation within walking distance of the hospital (where available). They also offer a significant high cost area supplement on top of the negotiated salary.

Paediatric Nurse

Cardiothoracic Nurse

Dedicated to providing young patients with an environment that encourages holistic wellbeing, the Rose Ward utilises the very latest technology and therapies to provide highly technical and ‘state of art’ treatment in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. This includes an emphasis on play and education to continue the child’s development with onsite teachers and play specialists. Parents are actively encouraged to be involved in their child’s care with 24hour access to the ward and accommodation and catering facilities available.

As a world leading heart and lung hospital Royal Brompton is the ideal place for cardiac/thoracic nurses to further their career. With a strong ethos of mentoring and developing staff through both internal programmes and external education Royal Brompton will invest in your expertise and provide exceptional career opportunities.

To be successful in this position you will be an experienced Paediatric Nurse who understands the particular needs of children, in addition you will: • Be interested and enthusiastic about working with lively, active infants and children • Facilitate high quality, individualised care to patients and their relatives in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team Scrub Nurse Royal Brompton hospital has six general purpose cardiothoracic operating theatres. The majority of procedures undertaken are Thoracic and Cardiac for paediatric and adult patients; however more general procedures are also performed when the patient’s complex medical condition requires on site specialist cardiothoracic medical teams. The successful candidate will be a Registered Nurse with extensive experience in Scrub Nursing including a commitment to procedures as laid down in Theatre Policy. You will also perform the tasks of theatre runner, supporting the instrument nurse and other members of the multidisciplinary team. In addition you will be required to: • Work autonomously and perform under pressure in a safe and efficient manner • Work closely with other staff to promote excellent standards of clinical practice and staff development • Provide a holistic approach to care and day to day clinical issues and understand evidence based practice.

Essential experience for this role includes: Relevant post-registration experience and HDU experience (part of which should be in cardiothoracics), experience in the supervision of junior staff/others, ward management knowledge and ability to take charge of a clinical area. In addition you will act as a clinical role model and ensure all staff maintains a commitment to a high standard of nursing care.

Have you been dreaming of change? At Hays Healthcare we have a team of specialist recruitment consultants in major cities around the world, who have a proven track record of arranging global career moves for Nurses. Contact the appropriate consultant today to register your interest: QLD / NT Rose Holden 07 3243 3023 NSW / WA Patrycia Lowicki 03 8562 4288 VIC / SA / TAS / NZ Kerrie Smith 03 8562 4288 or 0800 001 718 (Free Call NZ)

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Welcome to Issue 20! The Pirates that won this issue’s front cover competition are the staff from the Cardiac Cath Lab at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane. The photo was submitted by Margo Edmunds and here’s what she has to say. “We had a ‘Talk Like a Pirate Day’ in September and all dressed up accordingly. We also had a gold coin donation to raise funds for one of our hospital volunteers to take part in The Downs Syndrome World Championships in Taiwan. Our NUM Helen Gold is on the far left (with the black cap and sabre ). There were ‘Ahoy me hearrrties’ and ‘Aaarrrghs’ all day long - a great fun day at work!” Congratulations Margo and team for winning the front cover competition with such a fun photo! We would also like to applaud the work to raise money for your volunteer to compete in Taiwan. Well done! Make sure you check out page 16 to view our Feature Profile - Destination Victoria. It’s a directory that lists all Hospitals in Victoria’s Public Health system. It also lists institutions that provide pathways to higher education to achieve specialisation in your chosen field.

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Directory of Victoria’s leading Public Health Employers and Universities Read on page 16

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they are very generous employers who cover most of your living expenses free of charge. With no tax or transportation costs, you can hold onto as much as 85% of your salary, to save or spend as you please. And at the right hospitals - the ones we can tell you about - you’ll find excellent opportunities for career advancement and ongoing education. You do need expert advice to make the most of the opportunities on offer. Promesse specialises exclusively in healthcare placements to the Arabian Gulf, and having experienced it personally, we really do know what we’re talking about. We’re free and friendly too, so to learn all about the experience of a lifetime, call Christine Kohleis RN for an informative chat.

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• Private Hospital in East Melbourne • Critical or Coronary experience essential • Great entry level management role • Perfect springboard for an experienced RN The hospital has a busy Coronary Care Unit and are currently looking to find two ANUM’s (one for permanent day duty and one for permanent night duty) who can provide clinical assistance to the team whilst supporting the NUM with the day to day management of the unit. To be successful in this role you will need to have: ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤

At least 3-4 years nursing experience within Coronary Care, post graduate certificate an advantage Post graduate certificate in Critical or Cardiac care Ability to mentor and assist other team members Excellent interpersonal, leadership and communication skills Current VIC Nurse’s registration

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Charterhouse Medical is a leading provider of Staffing Solutions throughout Australia and internationally. We place nurses into Public and Private Hospitals, Medical Centres, Aged Care Facilities and Preventive Health Clinics. At Charterhouse Medical you will be appreciated for your skills and experience and pampered because we care. We pride ourselves on being friendly and professional. We are currently seeking experienced Midwives, Registered Nurses, Endorsed Enrolled Nurses and Enrolled Nurses. You determine when and where you want to work. By choosing Charterhouse Medical you will have access to the following: • Above award rates when working in private facilities • Additional bonus for working in public hospitals • Flexible start and finish times • Preferred supplier agreements • International Placements • Rural and remote placements • Medical Centres and Preventive Health Clinics • 457 sponsorship *conditions apply • Refer a friend bonus *conditions apply If you are interested in working for Charterhouse Medical or would like further information, please contact Cassandra on (02) 9641 2438 5


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y story began many years ago when I was relieving as a nurse unit manager in a busy medical ward! (Aren’t they all!). I was asked by the director of nursing if I would take on a nursing student for a 2 week placement. She had failed her time management in her last placement and as she was due to graduate in three months she needed to spend more time in the ward situation. I agreed to this and welcomed her on board. After the initial orientation to the ward in the first morning, I thought it appropriate that she buddied with a senior nurse on the floor for the rest of the day. The next day I explained to her that she could manage one patient and this would increase to the usual 4 patients the following day. I explained to her the importance of medications, fluids, diet, general hygiene and what the next shift should expect from her care of that patient. I left her after introducing her to her patient and duly went about my day. I suggested that she speak to me if she had any questions at all. The morning went past at a rate of knots which was generally the case. The lunch breaks were all over and we were preparing

for the end of our shift. I had walked past the “said” gentleman patient several times and thought he looked a little dishevelled. Finally I decided to stop and chat to him. His “nurse”was no where to be seen. I asked him politely if anyone had helped him to shower and shave that morning to which he replied “No”. I set off to find the student nurse. She was chatting to another patient. I asked her politely if she had indeed helped her patient to have a shower and a shave. (ie the general hygiene needs we had spoken about) To my surprise she answered quite seriously that she would “just get to know him today, and that she would shower him tomorrow!!” Well what could I say to that!!!!!

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Feature Profile: Destination Victoria

Destination Victoria

Read the following pages to browse through the directory of leading employers in the Public Health Sector of Victoria. We have also included a directory of higher education institutions that provides opportunities for you to further specialise in your chosen career... 16

Feature Profile: Destination Victoria

Metropolitan Hospitals & Health Services Directory Austin Health • Austin Hospital • Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital • The Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre

03 9496 5000 03 9496 5000 03 9490 7500

Alfred Health • The Alfred • Caufield Hospital • Sandringham Hospital

03 9076 2000 03 9076 6000 03 9076 1000

Melbourne Health • Royal Melbourne - City Campus • Royal Melbourne - Royal Park Campus • Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory • North West Dialysis Service • North Western Mental Health

Calvary Health Care Bethlehem

03 9596 2853

Royal Children’s Hospital

03 9345 5522

Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne

03 9341 1000

Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute

Eastern Health • Angliss Hospital • Box Hill Hospital • Healesville & District Hospital • Maroondah Hospital • Peter James Centre • Wantirna Health • Yarra Ranges Health

03 9764 6111 03 9895 3333 03 5962 4300 03 9871 3333 03 9881 1888 03 9955 1200 03 9091 8888

Mercy Health & Aged Care Inc • Mercy Hospital for Women • Mercy Hospice • O’Connell Family Centre • Werribee Mercy Hospital

03 8458 4444 03 9364 9777 03 8416 7600 03 9216 8888

Northern Health • Broadmeadows Health Service • Bundoora Extended Care Centre • Northern Hospital • Panch Health Service • Craigieburn Health Service

03 8345 5000 03 9495 3100 03 8405 8000 03 9485 9000 03 8338 3000

Peninsula Health • Frankston Hospital • Mt Eliza Aged Care & Rehabilitation • Rosebud Hospital

03 9784 7777 03 9788 1200 03 5986 0666

03 9656 1111 03 9342 7000 03 8387 2000 03 9342 2600 03 9342 7705

Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital

03 9929 8666

Royal Womens Hospital

03 9344 2000

Southern Health • Dandenong Hospital • Kingston Centre • Monash Medical Centre - Clayton • Monash Medical Centre - Moorabin • Cardinia Casey Community Health • Cranbourne Integrated Care Service

03 9554 1000 03 9265 1000 03 9594 6666 03 9928 8111 03 8768 1200 03 5990 6789

St Vincent’s Health Melbourne • St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne • St George’s Health Services • Caritas Christi Hospice

03 9288 2211 03 9816 0444 03 9853 2344

Western Health • Sunshine Hospital • Western Hospital • Williamstown Hospital

03 8345 1333 03 8345 6666 03 9393 0100


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Rural Hospitals and Health Services Directory Alexandra District Hospital

03 5772 0900

Alpine Health • Bright District Hospital • Mount Beauty General Hospital • Myrtleford Hospital

03 5755 0100 03 5754 3500 03 5751 9300

Bairnsdale Regional Health Service

Maryborough District Health Service • Maryborough Hospital • Dunolly Hospital

03 5461 0333 03 5468 2900

Mildura Base Hospital

03 5022 3333

03 5150 3333

Moyne Health Services • Port Fairy Hospital

03 5568 0100

Ballarat Health Services

03 5320 4000

Mt Alexander Hospital

03 5471 1555

Barwon Health Network • The Geelong Hospital • The Grace McKellar Centre

Northeast Health Wangaratta

03 5722 0111

03 5226 7111 03 5279 2222

Otway Health & Community Services

03 5237 8500

Bass Coast Regional Health

03 5671 3333

Portland District Health

03 5521 0333

Beechworth Health Service

03 5728 0200

Rochester Elmore District Health Service

03 5484 4400

Bendigo Health • Bendigo Hospital Campus • Anne Caudle Campus

Seymour District Memorial Hospital

03 5793 6100

03 5454 6000 03 5454 6000

Casterton Memorial Hospital

03 5554 2555

South West Healthcare • Warrnambool Campus • Camperdown Campus

03 5593 7300 03 5563 1666

Castlemaine Health

03 5471 1555

Stawell Regional Health

03 5358 2255

Central Gippsland Health Service

03 5144 4111

Swan Hill District Health

03 5033 9300

Colac Area Health

03 5232 5100

Terang & Mortlake Health Service

03 5592 0222

Cobram District Health

03 5871 0777

Timboon & District Healthcare Service

03 5558 6000

Dunmunkle Health Services

03 5385 7422

Upper Murray Health & Community Services

02 6076 3200

East Grampians Health Service

03 5352 9300

East Wimmera Health Service

03 5477 2100

Echuca Regional Health

03 5485 5000

Edenhope & District Memorial Hospital

03 5585 9800

Goulburn Valley Health • Shepparton Campus • Tatura Campus • Waranga (Rushworth) Campus

03 5832 2322 03 5824 8400 03 5851 8000

Hepburn Health Service • Daylesford Campus • Creswick Campus • Trentham Campus • Clunes Campus

Western District Health Service • Hamilton Base Hospital • Penshurst & District Health Service • Coleraine District Health Services

03 5551 8222 03 5552 3000 03 5553 2000

West Wimmera Health Service • Nhill Hospital • Kaniva Hospital • Jeparit Hospital • Rainbow Hospital • Natimuk Hospital

03 5391 4222 03 5392 7000 03 5397 2021 03 5396 3301 03 5391 4222

03 5321 6550 03 5345 9150 03 5421 7250 03 5345 9750

West Gippsland Healthcare Group

03 5623 0611

Kyabram & District Health Services

03 5857 0200

Wimmera Health Care Group • Dimboola Campus • Horsham Campus

03 5389 1301 03 5381 9111

Kyneton District Health Service

03 5422 9900

Latrobe Regional Hospital

03 5173 8000

Albury Wodonga Health • Wodonga Campus • Albury Campus

02 6051 7111 02 6058 4444

Lorne Community Hospital

03 5289 4300

Yarram & District Health Service

03 5182 0222


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Private Hospitals Directory Avenue Plastic Surgery

03 9521 1777

Melbourne Private Hospital

03 8341 3400

Beleura Private Hospital

03 5976 0888

Mildura Base Hospital

03 5022 3333

Bellbird Private Hospital

03 9845 2333

Mildura Private Hospital

03 5022 2611

Brunswick Private Hospital (Vaucluse)

03 9383 1155

Mitcham Private Hospital

03 9210 3222

Cabrini - Brighton

03 9508 8770

Monash Surgical Private Hospital

03 8545 8000

Cabrini - Hopetoun Rehabilitation Hospital

03 9523 9116

Murray Valley Private Hospital

02 6055 3100

Cabrini Health Elsternwick Rehabilitation Service

03 9519 9700

North Eastern Rehabilitation Centre

03 9474 8900

Cabrini Hospital - Malvern

03 9508 1222

Northpark Private Hospital

03 9467 6022

Cabrini Hospital - Prahran

03 9508 1222

Peninsula Private Hospital

03 9788 3466

Como Private Hospital

03 9586 3500

Ringwood Private Hospital

03 8804 4000

Cotham Private Hospital

03 8803 0500

Shepparton Private Hospital

03 5832 1200

Delmont Private Hospital

03 9805 7333

Sir John Monash Private Hospital

03 9562 9400

Donvale Rehabilitation Hospital

03 9842 3566

South Eastern Private Hospital

03 9549 6555

Dorset Rehabilitation Centre

03 8371 9477

St John of God Health Care ( Ballarat)

03 5320 2111

Epworth Cliveden

03 9419 7122

St John of God Health Care (Bendigo)

03 5434 3434

Epworth Eastern Hospital (Box Hill)

03 8807 7100

St John of God Health Care Berwick

03 9707 1900

Epworth Freemasons

03 9483 3833

St John of God Hospital (Geelong)

03 5226 8800

Epworth Hospital Richmond

03 9426 6666

St John of God Hospital (Warrnambool)

03 5564 0600

Epworth Rehabilitation Brighton

03 9592 9144

St John of God Nepean Rehab Hospital

03 9788 3333

Epworth Rehabilitation Camberwell

03 9809 2444

St John of God Pinelodge Clinic

03 8793 9444

Essendon Private Hospital Victoria

03 9337 9577

St Vincents & Mercy Private Hospital

03 9411 7111

Frances Perry House

03 9344 5000

St Vincents Private Hospital

03 9411 7111

Frankston Private Day Surgery

03 9781 6900

The Albert Road Clinic

03 9256 8311

Geelong Private Hospital

03 5226 1600

The Avenue Private Hospital

03 9529 7377

Glenferrie Private Hospital

03 9009 3800

The Bays Hospital - Mornington

03 5975 2009

Jessie McPherson Private Hospital

03 9594 2777

The Geelong Clinic

03 5248 1155

John Fawkner Private Hospital

03 9385 2500

The Melbourne Clinic

03 9429 4688

Knox Private Hospital

03 9210 7000

The Melbourne Eastern Private Hospital

03 9720 3388

La Trobe Private Hospital

03 9473 8951

The Valley Private Hospital

03 9790 9333

Linacre Private Hospital

03 9598 9666

The Victoria Clinic

03 9526 0200

Linley Clinic

03 9831 2020

The Victorian Rehabilitation Centre

03 9566 2777

Malvern Private Hospital

03 9885 9621

Victorian Sleep Centre

03 9388 1081

Maryvale Private Hospital

03 5132 1200

Vimy Private Hospital

03 9851 8888

Masada Private Hospital

03 9038 1300

Wangaratta Private Hospital

03 5722 2678

Melbourne MediBrain Centre and MediSleep

Warringal Private Hospital

03 9274 1300

03 9504 8400

Waverley Private Hospital

03 9802 0522

Western Private Hospital

03 9318 3177


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Post Graduate Nursing Course Providers Australian Catholic University • Melbourne Campus (St Patrick’s) • Ballarat Campus (Aquinas)

03 9953 3062 03 5336 5361

Master of Nursing (Research), Graduate Diploma in Midwifery, Master of Health Science (Clinical Practice) and Master of Health Science (Clinical Education)

Deakin University • Melbourne Campus at Burwood • Geelong Campus at Waurn Ponds • Geelong Waterfront Campus • Warrnambool Campus

03 9251 7777 03 5227 2929 03 5227 8444 03 5563 3374

Master of Nursing Practice, Master of Midwifery, Master of Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner), Master of Clinical Nursing Practice, Graduate Diploma and Certificates in: Cardiac Care, Critical Care, Emergency Care, Intensive Care, Perioperative, Nursing Practice and Midwifery

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From CPR to Fire Safety, Back Care and OH&S, nurses are expected to keep themselves current in many mandated courses required by employers. Many courses are updated yearly so nurses must sit through the same information year after year. An education specialist at Oklahoma State University Medical Center in the U.S. came up with an innovative and fun way to remind staff members of the importance of the environment in terms of patient safety. Cheryl Coleman set up a patient’s room with several environmental issues that could be a safety hazards (a spill on the floor, a sharps in the bed, tripping hazards…) and invited staff members to visit the room and identify as many things wrong in the room as they could. She rewarded the staff who identified

the most things wrong with I-pods. The point of the exercise was to introduce fun, a challenge and a relaxed atmosphere into teaching a very important lesson. Rather than use the traditional lecture format, she chose a method that more than 500 staff members enjoyed and will likely remember. Coleman spoke about “unintentional blindness” that occurs when we become so busy and focused on doing our jobs that we aren’t aware of hazards that are right before our eyes. Her creative program helped staff members to view their environment in a new light. Nurses who are involved in teaching other nurses can learn a lesson from Coleman on how to make learning relevant and fun. When we are engaged in learning, and when learning is enjoyable, the lessons we are taught are more likely to stay with us. Coleman’s exercise was cost-effective and reached a wide audience in a short time frame. Adding a reward to the learning process likely didn’t hurt either, as we all enjoy being awarded or recognized.

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f you were to gather together a large group of nurses in a room and ask them why they decided to become a nurse, chances are you would receive the following answer: “because I wanted to help people”. Upon further examination, however, there would probably be many other reasons given for choosing nursing as a career. Among them: 1. Ability to travel: Nursing appeals to those people who love to travel. Opportunities abound to travel the world and work in an exciting variety of places. 2. Variety/Opportunity for advancement- many people think that nurses work only in hospitals, and although many of us do, there are a lot of other places to work in nursing. It is possible to become a nursing supervisor, a nursing administrator, a nursing educator, a nurse anaesthetist, a school nurse, a mental health nurse, a practice nurse, a cruise ship nurse,

a community health nurse...the possibilities are almost endless. Few careers offer such a wide variety of opportunities. 3. Recognition: Again, many would argue that nurses are under appreciated, but nursing is viewed by many lay persons as a “noble profession”. In certain quarters, there is a certain cache associated with the profession. 4. Desire to serve others: This is the most common reason given for wanting to join the nursing profession, as mentioned previously. Although it may be trite, nurses often feel compelled to serve their fellow human beings, and nursing is one method of achieving this goal. Your reason for wanting to become a nurse may have included one of these, or perhaps a combination of these. Whatever your reason(s), you can find fulfilment in one of the oldest professions, one that has grown and evolved to truly include something for everyone.

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Latest issue of The Nursing Post: A free nursing magazine containing career and educational opportunities for nurses and healthcare professi...

Nursing Post - Issue 20  

Latest issue of The Nursing Post: A free nursing magazine containing career and educational opportunities for nurses and healthcare professi...