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Information for AIN’s
In accordance with Queensland Health requirements, AIN’s are required to complete a Certificate III in Health Services Assistance in order to work in an acute setting. The course incorporates topics in communication, infection control, and manual handling to name a few. If you would like to obtain further information on course locations, costs or further details, please consult with a TAFE Institute near you, or visit the below web links:
Gold Coast Institute of TAFE
Nursing in the UK!
UK positions are available in Hospitals and Aged Care for Registered Nurses with NMC registration.
UK positions are available for Registered Nurses who are able and willing to undertake the NMC transition program who have 2 years experience in Paediatrics or Operating Suites. Please email email@example.com to register your interest!
AIHW report released: Nursing and midwifery workforce 2011
Between 2007 and 2011, the number of nurses and midwives employed in nursing increased by 7.7% from 263,331 to 283,577. Over this period, the supply of nurses and midwives decreased by 1.3% from 1,095.1 to 1,081.1 full-time equivalent positions per 100,000 population. The average age of the workforce increased from 43.7 to 44.5, and the proportion of nurses and midwives aged 50 or older increased from 33.0% to 38.6%.
Article realeased June 17 from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare regarding the general health of the Australian community (Australia's food & nutrition 2012). The report outlines:
- Australia produces enough food food to feed 60 million people
- More than 9 in 10 people aged 16 and over do not consume sufficient serves of vegestables
- 1 in 4 children have an unhealthy body weight and 6 in 10 adults are overweight or obese
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, rural and remote Australian's, and socioeconomically disadvantaged people are more at risk of diet-related chronic disease than other Australians
Australian Critical Care Vol.25 has an article on ‘Transition to intensive care nursing: A state-wide, workplace centred program – 12 years on’ which reviews the Qld Health nursing education program (ICU).
Collegian Journal Vol 19 has an article entitled “Change for the better: An innovative Model of Care delivering positive patient and workforce outcomes”.
Oxley’s New Rural and Remote/Regional/Interstate Contract Office
As a part of Oxley’s recent ‘face life’, all of Oxley’s rural and remote, regional and interstate contracts are now being handled by Cairns Nursing Agency (Oxley’s sister agency). Oxley nurses now have a specialised and dedicated contract team, and will receive a greater level of service and assistance with their contract needs.
There is no extra paperwork or applications involved for existing Oxley nurses, simply contact Cairns Nursing Agency on 07 4031 0377 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to see what opportunities are currently on offer and to register your interest.