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14 December 2009 - Issue 24

For the latest healthcare vacancies, please visit us online at: www.nursingpost.com.au


everyday can be a new adventure Discover global opportunities for health professionals and have the freedom to travel while you work.

First class opportunities are available now to work in some of the most exciting destinations throughout the world. Let Latitudes take you to where ever you want to go and get the kind of satisfaction that comes from knowing that you’ve made a difference.

Worldwide solutions for the health profession. To view a full list of available opportunities or to contact your nearest office visit www.latitudes-group.com


VOL 3 ISSUE 24 14 December 2009

From the Editor... Welcome to the final issue of the Nursing Post for 2009! Well, firstly our belated congratulations must go to the lovely staff of the Emergency Department over at Mt. Isa Hospital in Queensland for being our front cover winners for Issue 23! We received countless emails identifying the front cover photo, but unfortunately, there could only be one winner, and the first correct submission received was from Robyn, who is the ICU ward clerk at Royal Darwin Hospital...congratulations Robyn, and keep a look out in the post for your special Nursing Post prize pack! We would like to thank all those readers who sent in their emails with the identity of the front cover photo subjects, and who knows, maybe Santa will drop a little something off to you for being such good detectives! Our front cover winners for this issue are the lovely staff from East ward at the Peter James Centre in Victoria. Congratulations to Jo Ross and all involved, and what a timely photo, just in for Christmas (even though it was taken 2007)! Want to see yourself and colleagues on the front cover? It’s simple, just send us your happy snaps, as the competition is ongoing, and remember, even if you don’t end up gracing our front cover, there’s always a chance you may see your photo somewhere in the magazine. Does the idea of winning an exclusive Nursing Post prize pack interest you? Well, all you have to do is send us a touching, funny or informative story that you would like to share with your fellow colleagues throughout the country! Well, with Christmas just around the corner, finances might be getting to be a bit of a worry for you, if this sounds like you, then Quick & Easy Finance might be able to assist you out of a tight spot. Take a look at their advertisement in this issue for further details. We hope you enjoy this issue, and would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our readers, advertisers and contributors for your loyal support throughout the year, and to wish you and your loved ones a very Safe & Merry Christmas, and a Healthy and Prosperous New Year! Well, that’s it for 2009, and we look forward to bringing you more on the Nursing Post in 2010!

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Latitudes Group ...................................................... Inside Cover Hays Healthcare ...................................................... 2 Promesse . ............................................................... 3, 40-41 Australian Recruiting .............................................. 4 Queensland Health ................................................. 5 Quick & Easy Finance .............................................. 6 WACHS .................................................................... 7 Continental Travel Nurse ......................................... 8 Smart Salary............................................................ 8 Global Destiny . ....................................................... 9 Mediserve Nursing Agency.....................................12-13 Mediserve Nursing Agency.....................................Back Cover Next Publication Details: Issue: 1 Date: 18 Jan 2010 | Material Deadline: 11 Jan 2010 The Nursing Post Pty Ltd - ABN: 28 105 044 282 PO BOX 6213, East Perth, WA, 6892 Ph: +(618) 9325 3917 | Fax: +(618) 9325 4037 E: admin@nursingpost.com.au W: www.nursingpost.com.au Editor: Kelvin Chong Printed by Westcare Pty Ltd For media-kits, deadlines or advertising queries, please contact Neil Fredericks


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and in most specialties - just tell us what you’re looking for. You really do need reliable advice to find the job that best fits your skills and aspirations. Promesse has the experience and contacts to find you the perfect opening, so email Christine Kohleis RN or Judit Barta simply call for a friendly chat on the FREECALL numbers below.

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New year, new nursing and midwifery career Nursing and midwifery careers with Queensland Health From large, technologically advanced tertiary hospitals in our metropolitan and regional cities, to community health centres in rural and remote locations, Queensland Health offers competitive incentives for nurses and midwives to care for a growing population.

Make the nursing and midwifery move that ticks all the right boxes! One of Australia’s best nursing remuneration packages Professional development support and allowances Opportunities to fast track your career A dream Queensland lifestyle Extra incentives for working g in rural and remote locations.

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Calling All Join the Preferred Supplier of Nurses today!

Adelaide office now open! Mediserve has been selected as one of the panel of agencies to supply nurses to the state Governments of South Australia, Western Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory. This means nurses working with Mediserve have first preference for job vacancies in these states

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Nurses from all specialities urgently required for country work. Numerous positions available Australia wide and especially in NSW & QLD hospitals. For more information please contact our friendly consultants on: 1300 305 594 | nurses@mediserve.com.au

Metropolitan (City) Positions

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We are seeking nurses from all specialities for vacancies in various Public and Private metropolitan hospitals. Currently there are many positions available in both Brisbane & Sydney. Please contact: Liina in Brisbane: (07) 3229 2528 | brisbane@mediserve.com.au Beth in Sydney: (02) 9290 2700 | sydney@mediserve.com.au

Canberra & Tasmania (Nurses wanted urgently)

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Perth & Melbourne

Many positions available for Nurses in various Metro Hospitals. Please call Kelly in Perth on: (08) 9325 1332 | perth@mediserve.com.au and Rima in Melbourne on (03) 9629 3780 | melbourne@mediserve.com.au

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melbourne@mediserve.com.au suite 1a, level 15, 470 collins street melbourne, victoria 3000

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What’s your Story? What we want! Tell us a touching, inspiring or any lifechanging experiences in your nursing career Share your travel experiences from nursing in exciting locations in Australia and Overseas Send in funny tales from the ward that happened to you, a nurse colleague or a patient you looked after

Please Note

• All submissions selected for publication will be subject to editing. • Include any images or photo’s that may be relevant to your story • Include your name, address, phone number, and email address. • Story Length: 500 - 1500 words • Submit stories via email or Microsoft Word • Check online at www.nursingpost.com.au for complete submission conditions

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Australia & New Zealand

Age Concern Pty Ltd

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Contact Prue Mellor Ph: (03) 9576 7844 | Fax: (03) 9576 9811

Ph: 1300 855 568 | Fax: 1300 855 572 E: info@benchmarquegroup.com.au W: www.benchmarquegroup.com.au

E: info@ageconcern.com.au W: www.ageconcern.com.au

Vocational Graduate Certificate in Electrocardiograph (ECG) Interpretation * NEW

Post Graduate Program for Registered Nurses

The course is based on practical knowledge and will provide students with the latest information on all types of dementia and skills in using internationally accepted assessment tools from which care plans can be developed.

Cost: $770.00 per person Time: 8 weeks, 2 sessions per week, each for 1½ hours.

The Graduate Cert in ECG Interpretation is essential learning for health care professionals working in areas where ECG Interpretation is required as part of a patient’s routine and emergency care. The course is designed to give the participant a high level of knowledge and skill in ECG interpretation and critical rhythm recognition

Dementia Program for Enrolled Nurses (Div 2)

Cost: $525.00 per person Time: Total Hours of learning - Approx 260 hours.

Professional nursing issues including an introduction to evidence based nursing, research and ethics, causes of delirium (acute confusion) nursing assessment and management and a host of other topics.

Please Note: This course is availble in any location in Australia. Participation in Online Distance course will attract CNE points as part of the RCNA Lifelong Learning Program

Cost: $440.00 per person Time: 5 weeks, 2 sessions per week, each for 1½ hours. Please Note: This course is availble in any location in Australia. Participation in either Online Distance courses will attract CNE points as part of the RCNA Lifelong Learning Program 16


11–14 April, 2010 Hilton Sydney

Organised and sponsored by Elsevier and Nurse Education Today and Nurse Education in Practice

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3rd International Nurse Education Conference


AUSTRAUMA™ Trauma, Critical Care and Emergency Surgery conference Sydney Convention and exhibition centre

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Darling Harbour, Sydney 11 - 13 February 2010

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New Zealand Women’s Health Section (NZNO)

Intra Aortic Balloon Pump

Contact Caroline Eagle

Members: $325.00 Non-Members: $375.00 Date: 22 - 24 April 2010 Venue: War Memorial Centre, Napier

Cost: $198.00 (incl. GST) Date: Tuesday 23 March 2010 Venue: The Esplanade River Suites, Como

NZNO Primary Health Care Nurses

Choices and Challenges with Central Venous Access Devices (CVADs)

Women’s Health Section Conference 2010

* NEW

The goal of this comprehensive workshop is to promote excellence in management of all types of CVAD’s through exploration & integration of theory and clinical practice. Topics include Types of Central Venous Access Devices including PICCS, Acute CVC’s, Dialysis Catheters & Ports, Selecting the Right Device, New Technologies with vascular access including impregnated catheters, power injection, ultrasound, safety systems, ambulatory care

Contact Lorraine Hogan

E: lorrainemhogan@gmail.com

Conference 2010 Changing Face * NEW “Revolutionising the face of Primary Health Care “

The purpose of this conference is to bring Primary Health Care nurses together and promote collaboration across the Primary Health Care Sector. This conference will provide the opportunity to present and discuss the successes, opportunities, challenges and obstacles that we all face in Primary Health Care

Cost: $154.00 (incl. GST) Date: Tuesday 16 February 2010 Venue: The Esplanade River Suites, Como

Date: 25 – 27th June 2010 Venue: Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre, Auckland

Western Australia Mayo Healthcare

Contact Susan McGuire Ph: (07) 3847 9089 | Fax: (07) 3847 9035

E: smcguire@mayogroup.com.au W: www.mayohealthcare.com.au

Essentials of Ventilation

Comprehensive theoretical and practical training suitable for beginners in critical care and clinicians wanting to enhance their ventilation skills. Topics include Principles of gas exchange, Indication and applications of NIV, CPAP vs BiPAP, Initiating, monitoring and titrating therapy, Complications, Masks and circuits, Alarms & troubleshooting, Waveforms and others

Cost: $350.00 (incl. GST) Date: 25-26 March 2010 Venue: The Esplanade River Suites, Como

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The conference is a great opportunity to celebrate the wonderful work carried out by health professionals committed to the health of women in New Zealand and we hope that you will take the opportunity to join us.

Comprehensive theoretical & practical training suitable for clinicians wanting to advance their knowledge and application of Intra Aortic Balloon Pump therapy. Topics include Review of cardiac haemodynamics, Principles of IABP therapy, IAB catheter insertion and pump set up, Correct trigger choice, Understanding IABP waveforms, Setting timing, Troubleshooting alarms, Indications, contraindications and complications, Patients monitoring and Real time case studies.

E: caroline.eagle@hawkesbaydhb.govt.nz


Queensland QLD Health Skills Development Centre

Intensive Care Crisis Event Management * NEW

Ph: (07) 3636 6500 | Fax: (07) 3636 6501 E: SDC-Admin@health.qld.gov.au W: www.sdc.qld.edu.au

This one-day course will bring together doctors and nurses in a range of simulated hospital environments where they would usually practice Adult Intensive Care Medicine together. Participants will be immersed in a series of realistic scenarios facilitated by life-like manikins and sets, followed by focussed debriefing sessions. Suitable For: Regional ICU nurses or Tertiary Hospital ICU Senior Registrars and Nurses

Frontline Communications * NEW

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This course will take participants through many of the common communication issues that arise when healthcare staff interact with patients and their families. It will look in particular at how different communication styles can create very different impressions, and how good communication is a fundamental building block in providing good care.

QLD Health: $110.00 Non-QLD Health: $935.00 Date: 19 February 2010 Venue: QH Skills Development Centre, Level 4 - Block 6

QLD Health: $154.00 Non-QLD Health: $198.00 Date: 2 February 2010 Venue: QH Skills Development Centre, Level 4 - Block 6

Basic Laparoscopic Training- BLT * NEW

A comprehensive one day introductory workshop focussed on building the basic skills required for safe laparoscopic surgical practice. The course is suitable for Nurses and Students who is new to laparoscopic surgery or who wish to refresh their skills. The course introduces the participant to laparoscopic equipment and instruments using synthetic tissue models, laparoscopic trainer boxes and state-of-the-art virtual reality laparoscopic trainers to maximise the quality of the learning outcomes

Advanced Paediatric Intensive Care Simulation

This 3 day Paediatric Intensive Care course is aimed at Medical Trainees and Critical Care Nurses in ICU, Paediatrics and Emergency Medicine. It has a strong emphasis on essential theory required to manage seriously ill children supported by a challenging simulator component. It is heavily based on the Joint Faculty in Intensive Care Medicine (JFICM) curriculum. The technology used in this course includes high fidelity baby and paediatric mannekins available only in this Centre. It also incorporates communication skills and team management as an integral component.

QLD Health: $230.00 Non-QLD Health: $290.00 Date: 4 March 2010 Venue: QH Skills Development Centre, Level 4 - Block 6

QLD Health: $700.00 Non-QLD Health: $1045.00 Date: 3 - 5 February 2010 Venue: QH Skills Development Centre, Level 4 - Block 6

Queensland Centre for Mental Health Learning Ph: (07) 3271 8845 | Fax: (07) 3271 8851 E: qcmhltraining@health.qld.gov.au

Anaesthetic Crisis Resource Management * NEW

This course enables multi-disciplinary anaesthesia teams to work and learn together as they would in their usual work environment. The course covers the key principles of Crisis Resource Management and explores the dynamics of effective team communication. Our patient is a very life-like high fidelity simulator who responds appropriately to all your actions! Extensive AV equipment supports the scenario debriefs, which are conducted by a trained CRM instructor. As this course is especially designed for multi-disciplinary teams, medical and nursing or technical staff are encouraged to attend together, however individual applicants are also most welcome.

Critical Components Of Risk Assessment & Management For The Mental Health Practitioner This one day workshop will provide participants with the core knowledge and skills required in risk assessment and management. The training will be interactive and practical for the clinician and will include a competency based assessment. This free one day workshop is suitable for all mental health practitioners currently working in Queensland Health.

Date: 27, 28 or 29 January 2010 Venue: Conference Room, Dawson House

QLD Health: $450.00 Non-QLD Health: $693.00 Date: 15 February 2010 Venue: QH Skills Development Centre, Level 4 - Block 6

The Park - Centre for Mental Health Date: 23, 24 or 25 February 2010 Venue: Townsville (venue to be confirmed)

Please Note: Attendance at the above course will attract CNE points as part of the RCNA Lifelong Learning Program.

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Looking to expand your horizons? Say YES to new and exciting career opportunities by developing your skills and being trained in the latest techniques and procedures for anti-aging medicine and corrective skin therapies.

Advanced Diploma Of Health Science (Aesthetics) Government Accredited course - Course No: 30650QLD

The opportunities are endless! Correspondence course running all year round with immediate start available ** On Campus delivery available on the Gold Coast

Please visit our website today at www.gctaonline.com to download a comprehensive course outline, or alternatively call one of our friendly staff on (07) 5535 2827 so they can discuss the training options available to you and arrange a no obligation interview 21

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This intensive and very skin specific course will qualify you as an Aesthetic therapist in just 12 – 18 months depending on your prior qualifications. The vocational outcome of the Advanced Diploma can offer you success in a wide range of job roles; such as in a plastic or cosmetic surgery performing pre and post operative treatments, in an anti-aging clinic performing more specific duties such as cosmetic injectables and dermal fillers; or even the reward of opening your own skin and laser clinic.


Victoria The Lung Health Promotion Centre

Mayo Healthcare

Spirometry Principles & Practice

E: smcguire@mayogroup.com.au W: www.mayohealthcare.com.au

Contact Sue Reiff Ph: (03) 9076 2382

Contact Susan McGuire Ph: (07) 3847 9089 | Fax: (07) 3847 9035

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Endorsed by the Australia and New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science (ANZSRS) and The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ), this extensive 2 day course is for health professionals who care for people with asthma, COPD and other respiratory conditions. To develop skills to enable particpants to perform spirometry to internationally recognised best practice.

Essentials of Ventilation

* NEW

Comprehensive theoretical and practical training suitable for beginners in critical care and clinicians wanting to enhance their ventilation skills. Topics include Principles of gas exchange, Indication and applications of NIV, CPAP vs BiPAP, Initiating, monitoring and titrating therapy, Complications, Masks and circuits, Alarms & troubleshooting, Waveforms and others

Cost: Early Bird Discount: $468.00 | After 15 Jan: $520.00 Date: 15-16 February 2010 Venue: AMREP Education Centre, The Alfred Hospital

Cost: $350.00 (incl. GST) Date: 10-11 February 2010 Venue: Bayview on the Park, Melbourne

Smoking Cessation Facilitators Course

Using an evidence based approach, this course aims to give health professionals the knowledge and skills to treat and manage nicotine dependency to help people addicted to smoking to quit. The program skills participants to be able to work effectively on to one and to conduct smoking ce.

Tasmania Dept of Health and Human Service - TAS and University of Tasmania

Cost: Early Bird Discount: $495.00 | After 26 Jan: $550.00 Date: 24-25 February 2010 Venue: AMREP Education Centre, The Alfred Hospital

Contact Conference Design Pty Ltd Ph: (03) 6231 2999 | Fax: (03) 6231 2999 E: info@cdesign.com.au | W: www.cdesign.com.au

Asthma Educator’s Course

Leadership and Practice Development in Health: “Quality and Safety through Workplace Learning”

This highly regarded course covers the latest advances in asthma care. It aims to provide health professionals with the knowledge and skills to work effectively with people with asthma to improve their health outcomes. The course takes a holistic approach and is presented by experts in the field.

Following the success of last year’s Conference, the Organising Committee invites you to attend the second Conference on ‘Leadership and Practice Development in Health: Quality and Safety through Workplace Learning.’ The Conference has an interdisciplinary focus on workplace learning and clinical supervision in its many forms. We are proud to present an exciting program that will feature nationally and internationally recognised leaders from nursing and midwifery, allied health and medicine to showcase the latest and the best in research and practice.

Cost: Early Bird Discount: $585.00 | After 2 Feb: $650.00 Date: 3 - 5 March 2009 Venue: AMREP Education Centre, The Alfred Hospital Please Note: Attendance at the above courses will attract CNE points as part of the RCNA Lifelong Learning Program.

Cost: $350.00 (incl. GST) Date: 18 – 19 March 2010, Venue: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart

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Fluid Assessment

You could be with NT Renal Services, Leading the Way. Nurses are employed in the major hospitals with rotations throughout the Territory and even interstate, with reimbursement of fee offered.

Unique places appeal to unique people. The Territory is renowned for attracting those imaginative and inventive enough to make a difference. In our outstanding team of health professionals we work together in a teaching and learning environment, using innovative and creative approaches to problem solving, keeping abreast of clinical changes and best practice.

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Sunday 21 February 2010

Pedal 40km on a safe and leisurely route and take in the unique view of Melbourne when you cross the West Gate Bridge!

The Melbourne Summer Cycle offers you a valuable event experience including camaraderie, unity and a deep sense of community as you ride and shine to support people living with multiple sclerosis Register online today at: www.melbournesummercycle.org.au or call 1800 287 367 for more info

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Send us some happy snaps of you and

your colleagues from your ward and your photo could be OUR NEXT

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Here is your chance to show off your photography skills (or modelling skills) by entering the Nursing Post photo competition. If selected you will be notified by email in which issue your photo will appear in. We would love a variety of work settings and ultimately there is no limitation on what your photo can be. You can submit as many times as you like!

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