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NHS / Oz Nursing Grading Comparison?

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hello ! am new here and looking for abit of help... was wondering if anyone had a rough idea what the oz comparison and wage would be for an NHS ward manager (mid incriment band 7)?... i appreciate its probably abit variable from state to state but any info would be greatly recieved at this early stage!

 

also wondered if theres any great demand for NHS HCA's ( health care assistants).. again not sure what the Oz equivalent is.

 

 

we are only in the very early stages of gettn the lay of the land so any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

regards

 

simon , leicester

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hello ! am new here and looking for abit of help... was wondering if anyone had a rough idea what the oz comparison and wage would be for an NHS ward manager (mid incriment band 7)?... i appreciate its probably abit variable from state to state but any info would be greatly recieved at this early stage!

 

also wondered if theres any great demand for NHS HCA's ( health care assistants).. again not sure what the Oz equivalent is.

 

 

we are only in the very early stages of gettn the lay of the land so any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

regards

 

simon , leicester

 

Have a look at this. Based on nursing in Queensland

 

http://www.health.qld.gov.au/hrpolicies/wage_rates/nursing.asp


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I'm a manager (clinical nurse specialist) in community Mental Health SRN 3 post (WA). You may have to consider that you may have to go for a level 2 post first - going right into a managers post from the UK may not be possible.

 

http://www.nursing.health.wa.gov.au/working/salary.cfm


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Guest simon g

mummy mann,

 

thank you for taking the time to reply!... thats fantastic, just what i was looking for. As mentioned very early days for us at the mo so thought i'd do abit of nosying about online to see if it's really worth looking into more seriously.

 

Wonderful community you have here to,, a wealth of knowledge and experience it seems.

 

thank you again and hope your all your paperwork is beating the guantlet! lol

 

regards simon :rolleyes:

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This forum has been great. I would have been lost without all the help and advice I have received on here. Good luck with which path you choose :0)


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I'm a manager (clinical nurse specialist) in community Mental Health SRN 3 post (WA). You may have to consider that you may have to go for a level 2 post first - going right into a managers post from the UK may not be possible.

 

http://www.nursing.health.wa.gov.au/working/salary.cfm

 

thank you ali, yes always had the idea my wife might have to start off on a lower level than she is currently. Again though the link is tremendously helpful i seeing the lay of the land as it were!

 

thank you again for your time and input.... BTW , being nosey.. you mentioned your employed in WA.. i visited perth about 3 years back and loved it.. so WA might well be a starting point for our investigation into immigrating!

 

regards simon :em3600:

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I know WA has a reputation for being boring, but we love it. I was a band 7 in the UK, came here as a level 1.9 for 4 months on the wards just to get my foot in the door, working in the community a few months later, and then got an acting level 3 initially in ED (psych liaison) then moved to an acting level 3 in the community, and applied for the permanent post. If I can be of any help applying for advertised posts ... drop me a line by pm (i'd be happy to help)


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so a level1.9 would be roughly same as an nhs band 5 staff nurse i assume? which currently get about 72k AUD.?.. Again invaluable info at this early stage! . i may very well take you up on that offer of further info via PM if your ok with that lol... although you may infact be contacted by my wife who is the band 7 in question and who will probably make far more sense about these things than me.. as for me, i'm looking into what i could best retrain in to make myself also as employable as possible should we make the move.

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1.9 is a registered nurse with 9 years or more experience (so yes probably a band 5)

 

Leve 2 is a Clinical Nurse (CN), these would be band 6 and take charge of co-ordinating the shifts (the community nurses in MH are level 2's) The increments are 2.1 - 2.4, depends on your expereince and is possible to go right to 2.4

 

Tell your wife to drop me a pm anytime - happy to help


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Hi,

I was a band 6 before coming out, also started as a rn 1.9 here in SA. ( they have just added a rn 1.10 too) my pay was much more than uk, doing much less work! I then managed very luckily to get a RN 3, as a clinical practice consultant, so sometimes it seems once your here it's a bit easier to get higher up jobs. Although that may be in SA wher they say it's who you know! :)

good luck to you oth!

Gill x


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Hi,

I was a band 6 before coming out, also started as a rn 1.9 here in SA. ( they have just added a rn 1.10 too) my pay was much more than uk, doing much less work! I then managed very luckily to get a RN 3, as a clinical practice consultant, so sometimes it seems once your here it's a bit easier to get higher up jobs. Although that may be in SA wher they say it's who you know! :)

good luck to you oth!

Gill x

 

Congratulations on the promotion Gill, I think you're right I think the higher SRN positions are easier to get once your here as generally (but not always) they have quite a few applicants by nature of the grade.

 

When I came, they weren't taking overseas applicants directly into CN positions (although they do now), which is why I came as a 1.9, but to be honest, this tured out to be great, meant I found my feet, learned the processes ... without any real pressure on me.


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thanks again guys all very useful info and your time is much appreciated.. gives a good idea of where we might be starting and also what is possible bit further down the line! yeah i get what your saying ali..although not a nurse myself (howvever i am considering retraining to be an HCA if it gives the job oppotunitites out there) i think it would be pretty stressful to go into a completly new country and healthcare system as a manager!

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Congratulations on the promotion Gill, I think you're right I think the higher SRN positions are easier to get once your here as generally (but not always) they have quite a few applicants by nature of the grade.

 

When I came, they weren't taking overseas applicants directly into CN positions (although they do now), which is why I came as a 1.9, but to be honest, this tured out to be great, meant I found my feet, learned the processes ... without any real pressure on me.

 

Gill congratulations on your success/promotion :D

 

Ali have you heard of any Band 8's coming over and getting jobs at this or slightly lower levels?

 

Simon g good luck with you and your wife's search :)


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Gill congratulations on your success/promotion :D

 

Ali have you heard of any Band 8's coming over and getting jobs at this or slightly lower levels?

 

Simon g good luck with you and your wife's search :)

 

Not in my area of MH - don't know about the general side. Promotional positions ... by nature of being promotional are generally quite competative when they come around, there's also the added thing of availability ... eg. is 2 candidates are equally matched and one is available and one hasn't yet got their visa.


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Thank you Ali. :) Being over qualified isn't always a problem, but it sounds like it might be getting 'like for like' jobs.


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