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  1. RFHLFC1984

    Medical Treatment

    I have the opportunity to move to Australia with work and was wondering what the situation is with medical treatment. For example if I need to see a GP or am admitted to hospital etc. Obviously in the UK this is free under the NHS but what is the deal in Australia please?
  2. Hi, does anyone know how many hours of supervised practice you have to complete following success in the CAOP exam? are overseas pharmacists eligible to apply for internships? Or do we just have to hope someone agree to supervise us? I would ideally like a hospital job!
  3. Western Health is currently recruiting Critical Care Registered Nurses – Intensive Care, Coronary Care and Cardiac Cath Lab (CCL). Full Time and Part Time positions available​. Visit westernhealth.org.au/nursingdownunder This is an exciting time for Western Health Critical Care departments as they expand their services to Sunshine Hospital in early 2015. This is an opportunity to work in friendly and supportive teams where your contribution to excellence in patient care is valued and recognised. The Intensive Care Service at Western Health will open a second ICU at the Sunshine Hospital in early 2015 to work in conjunction with the current ICU located at the Footscray Hospital in the Western suburbs of Melbourne. Both Units are specifically designed and equipped to provide physiological monitoring and life supporting therapies to patients with a critical illness in an open, team-focused environment. The Footscray Hospital ICU has a very high functioning multi-disciplinary team that provides care to a mix of non-surgical cardiac, general medical and general surgical patients. Western Health has the only Intensive Care Service located in the western suburbs of Melbourne and is currently admitting over 1000 patients each year. The Sunshine Hospital ICU will open with the same philosophy, practice and leadership and will work with the current ICU to expand and further develop the Service. Western Health Cardiology provide a range of services in the diagnosis, intervention and treatment of acute cardiology patients. The Cardiac Care Unit is an integrated CCU and Cardiology ward and manages all acute coronary syndromes, arrhythmia disorders and provides the cardiac monitoring, cardiac rehabilitation and resuscitation service for the hospital. The Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory provides diagnostic and interventional services, a 24 hour on-call service for AMI which is one of the busiest in Melbourne and an EP service. With the commencement of critical care services at Sunshine Hospital, a state-of-the-art CCU and CCL suite incorporating a day procedure unit will open in early 2015. We offer: Orientation and professional development opportunities Flexible rostering, with a focus on supporting work/life balance Salary packaging Onsite car parking at affordable rates. Essential criteria: Eligible for registration to work in Australia Successfully completed a Post Graduate Critical Care qualification (ICU) Recent critical care nursing experience in the area applying for. ​Highly desirable criteria: ​Demo​nstrated commitment to own professional development. Contact the Service Managers to obtain further information or discuss your interest Fiona Gray, Acting Intensive Care Services Manager, fiona.gray@wh.org.au, 61 3 8345 6069 Kath Cowie, Cardiac Services Manager, kath.cowie@wh.org.au, 61 3 8345 6818
  4. Ive just read some posts that have made me scared!! At the moment i get nearly 8 weeks annual leave and use it to travel and take full advantage of it, sometimes taking 4 weeks at a time, my oh is the same....i was thinking i would have same in Oz and get to explore the country...but apparently most people only get 4 weeks a year??! I currently work for the NHS and will work for New South Wales in a hospital...will i still only get 4 weeks?! That will be a shock! The woman at the interview told me about annual leave but i cant remember what she said, i will contact my job but just wondering if anyone knew... xx
  5. hi there just wondering if any of you guys can help me with hospital choice (public) in wa perth im due to have my baby next april and not sure which would be the best to deliver, been told by one person joondalup or osbourne park, just wondered if anyone has any feedback about these, i feel a bit out of my depth at the moment, as the drs havent been very helpful, thanks in advance :biggrin: also have a 10 month old and have tried babylove nappies, but find they leak, tried huggies in the uk but didnt like them, used pampers, anyone can give me a guide as to what you have got on well with i would appreciate it. many thanks emma
  6. A group of Meerkats have been installed in an enclosure at the new Royal Children's Hospital in the hope they will take the childrens minds off their illnesses. :cute: [YOUTUBE]en5FP8sKGf0[/YOUTUBE]
  7. woodsy16

    Canberra hospital and surrounding area

    Hi all We have recently found out that there maybe a job opportunity for us early next year working at Canberra hospital. I was wondering if there are any fellow PIO's that work there or have experience of the hospital and can give us any information as we make our decision, whilst doing our sums! The same also goes for housing and childcare in the surrounding area as we have a toddler and will be looking for some kind of daycare. Thanks Kate
  8. hai anyone could help me::confused: my husband got job in epworth hospital richmond area actually we don't know anything about and near suburb accomadation things and procedures ??????????? please please help to find things many thanks shiji
  9. The Pom Queen

    Do we have to die in hospital

    I have thought about this a lot recently and just wondered when your time comes would you want to be in a hospital ward maybe alone or at home with your family. Personally I want to be with my family at home, is this being selfish?
  10. Hi all, I am a paediatric nurse, and looking at emigrating to Adelaide. However, I keep on looking at the Mater hospital in Brisbane which is very tempting as they offer a relocation package. Does anyone have any advice about the Mater hospital, anyone who works there and what it is like as it is private and I have only worked in NHS hospitals. Thanks
  11. We've been offered a job at Cabrini Hospital Malvern and are looking at areas to live within commuting distance. If possible we'd like the commute via Public Transport so we can manage with just one car. In terms of location we have two children (12 & 7) so are looking for family friendly area with decent schools. Initially only one of us will be working so we're looking at rents up to about $550 Can anyone suggest suitable areas for us to look at in more detail?
  12. Guest

    Hollywood Hospital

    Hi could anyone give me any info on what it's like to work at this hospital in particular anaesthetic or recovery nurses. Thanks:wacko:
  13. Hi, Is there anybody who has worked or is currently working as a Nurse in any of these hospitals who can shed some light on what it is like to work there. My wife has been offered a job in both hospitals and we can't decide on which one to accept. Both offer roughly the same salary so our decision would be based on working conditions/environment and future prospetcs. Any advice or information would be greatly appreciated. t4top
  14. Hello, I am in need of some help from people that work in Hospitals throughout Australia. I am looking to move to Australia in the next few years and i am looking into jobs over there but i have such an unusual job it is so hard. In the UK i am a mortuary technician but in Australia i would look to be a post mortem assistant. I have found 2 adverts for roles in this area but they are both years old and i cant even find info on mortuaries. I know that in Hospitals they are called either Department or Institutes of Forensic Medicine. I was wondering if there was anyone out there that was working within a hospital that could get a contact name and number, or email address. I have a couple but they are from the job adverts so i have no idea if they are still there and active. Even finding out the job code for a visa has been a bit of a nighmare!! Any help would be great, Michelle
  15. Hi guys, i have just had an interview for a job in coronary care at greenslopes hospital brisbane anybody know anything about the hospital. Me my husband and 3 year old are hoping to come out to brisbane end of year i have my registration will have to come out on a 457 they say they offer you a 2 year contract but you can apply for permanent residency after 18 months, anybody know anyone who has got this xx nikki:biggrin:
  16. fluxsta

    Pine Rivers hospital?

    Hi forum, I see that many people discuss places like Maters and other hospitals. Does anyone have any experience of working at Pine Rivers in Brisbane? I have yet to find anyone who has worked there? Many thanks
  17. Guest

    Best Hospital

    Hi, Can anyone please advise the best hospital to visit for my partners broken foot? We are in the CBD in sydney till wednesday then in Bondi? The hospital in the UK fitted an aircast for travel (as it happened 2 days before we were flying), and a fixed cast may/may not be needed - its a metatarsal break. Also I assume we can get the treatment if we take our UK passport? Medicare cards will be applied for tomorrow. Hoping someone can assist. Many Thanks Tracy
  18. Hospital Play Specialist Hi In currently in the UK looking to move to The Gold Coast. I have a Diploma in Specialist Suppot Teaching and Learning Level 3, and currently work as a Teaching Assistant in the Foundation stage, Primary. I am also very interested in Studying to become a Hospital Play Specialist, there is a Degree you can take over here. I have searched the web and can't seem to find any courses like this avalible in Australia. Can anyone tell me if they know of any such course, maybe i'm searching in the wrong place. Thanks Angela
  19. Guest

    Hospital Play Specialist

    Hi In currently in the UK looking to move to The Gold Coast. I have a Diploma in Specialist Suppot Teaching and Learning Level 3, and currently work as a Teaching Assistant in the Foundation stage, Primary. I am also very interested in Studying to become a Hospital Play Specialist, there is a Degree you can take over here. I have searched the web and can't seem to find any courses like this avalible in Australia. Can anyone tell me if they know of any such course, maybe i'm searching in the wrong place. Thanks Angela
  20. Townsville...can anyone give me any nice areas to live not too far from the beach and good senior schools...am going to hopefully be working at the hospital in Townsville as a midwife...anyone work there? would like to be about 20-30 min away if not closer...Thanks
  21. Cinders5055

    Commute to Mater Womens Hospital

    I have just been offered a Midwifery post at the Mater Women and Childrens Hospital and have been given a start date of Feb 1st! :biggrin: I will be coming to Brisbane on a 457 visa with my husband and youngest daughter (12 yrs old). I'm not sure where to start looking for property and schools but although I don't mind a short commute i don't want to travel too much. Which areas do you suggest I start looking, can't wait to get there.. Lisa
  22. Guest

    Townsville hospital

    HI Does anyone work there and can get me a direct email address for someone in HR or recruitment? or can anyone find it on the QLD health website at all, cos I can only find the general expression of interest form Thanks
  23. Finally after 6 months - I got my AHPRA nurse registration. Today. Also today I have been given a time for a telephone interview (tomorrow 1pm) for a job in ortho at the knox private hospital. :biggrin: Anyone have any advice? or it would just be nice to get some feedback from anyone who works or has worked there? Thanks in advance.
  24. Hi All I'm new to PIO and have just introduced myself on the welcome page., so this is officially my second post. In short we have been talking about a move to Oz since 1997 when we lived in Melbourne briefly. We always talked about going back to VIC because we loved it but as we have started the discussions again we seem to be moving away from VIC and looking more a QLD. This is in response to reviewing so many positive posts about the QLD coast and areas. I'm a nurse and my OH is a doctor. We have three children, boy 8yrs, girl 7yrs boy 6mths. In short we had stopped talking about a move after our first born but the changing economic climate in the NHS combined with my maternity leave (idle hands) has refocused us a little. We would be looking at a employer sponsored visa if OH secured a post. We are keen to get him the right job and so have been looking at hospital profiles in and around the Brissie/gold and sunshine area. We noted that Namboura General is a good size (for Oz), and wondered if anyone has any feedback on the hospital and it's services as either a patient or employee? I note its a public hospital and it seems from alot of the threads that many of the hospital workers seem to favour public to private healthcare to work in (though that's just a general observation of the discussions and it seems to be a debateable issue). Any comments, feedback would be greatfully received. Cheers :biggrin:
  25. Hi folks, hoping someone could answer a quick question for me. We have booked our medicals for the 10th of March in Dublin. Online applicants so we can go the eHealth route ok, but the clinic mentioned that we must bring our referral letter??? We don't have a referral letter and when I phoned the clinic they didn't seem to know where we could get it from! Anyone know how to go about obtaining a referral letter for medicals? Thanks in advance, David.
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