It's Official We are definitely short staffed - page 2

Not enough staff and NO agency nurses. Came in to do an extra shift on my day off and ended doing a double!! I am more than happy to share the workload if people want to come and work here in... Read More

  1. by   karynfrances
    Generally 8 hour shifts is the norm in Qld, some places offer variations. We also have a shortage of staff and the staff we have is becoming burnt out by the use of overtime.
  2. by   Tiwi
    The Territory has 8 hour shifts morning and late, with a 10hr night duty. This is good because it gives you an extra day off, and also gives you a 'cross over period' where there are double staff. However the nursing EBA is being renewed at the moment, and it seems the NT Govt are seeking to remove the 10hr night shift, and therefore the 'crossover' period. We are extremely short staffed here, to the point where the TV cameras have been seen regularly over the past week, politicians are arguing in parliament, and the problem is compounded by excessive admissions requiring makeshift wards. So yeah, I guess it is official that we are definitely short staffed here!
  3. by   NurseyNurse19
    Gwenith!! :spin:

    I'll come work with you! Im a 22 yr old spring chicken in UK wanting to work in Aus!


    Much love

    Zara
  4. by   gwenith
    Maaaaate!! We would welcome you even if the experience of some is not as good as it should have been

    Yep! The shortage continues and at present I think we have nurses from just about every country in the world working with us Makes for a fun workplace - especially mealtimes when you get to check who brought what for lunch:chuckle
  5. by   NurseyNurse19
    Im sure lunch is an interesting time!! Paella? Pizza? Curry? Interesting aroma's im sure :spin:

    But no, i really am looking to come work with you!
    I have 5 months post reg experience in recovery nursing (Feb '06 - Sept '06). And now doing my psych training for 12 months, which will be complete in Sept '07.

    Im aiming for Brisbane, but not much luck so far
    A pommie with a sense of humour too! Awooga!

    Much Love
  6. by   uk_nurse
    I would be over there like a shot if Aus had health visitors! thats my job here in uk. Fab it is too and i wouldnt want ward work as i love community so much.
  7. by   shazibabe
    we have community nursing here in aust. rdns is royal district nursing service and they do alot of community visits when people still need that bit of extra care at home after a hospitlisation..........
  8. by   Tiwi
    Quote from shazibabe
    we have community nursing here in aust. rdns is royal district nursing service and they do alot of community visits when people still need that bit of extra care at home after a hospitlisation..........
    I've had the experience recently when I required assistance from the "Hospital in the Home" visiting nurses. It was great to get out of hospital; all I required was IV ABs, and I think this should be the way of the future. But as quickly as ppl leave the hospital to be cared for by the community nursing services, the beds are filled by acute patients, and the temporary wards and lack of staff continue. Out of interest, do community nurses suffer a shortage of staff as well?
  9. by   florencenightingale
    I am a Registered Nurse from the Philippines, have passed the CGFNS, NCLEX and IELTS. I waiting for the retrogression in the US to be lifted and I am thinking of working in Australia for the meantime. Can anyone please educate me as to how I can work in Australia? Where do I start? Thanks.
  10. by   elmar22
    Before you can work as an RN here you have to undergo a bridging course (6 months) that will cost you around $7,000. Then you will be assessed theoretically and clinically. You have to pass those assessments to be able to work here as an RN. Passing the CGFNS, NCLEX doesn't count much in your assessment. However, I know some nurses from the Philippines who worked in Ireland/UK for a few years who did not undergo bridging courses. Their assessments were based on their experiences on these countries.
  11. by   baby rei
    hi elmar,

    if i finish my BN when i reach 39 years old, does any hospitals or clinics still willing to sponsor me..?? pls advise...

    cheers,

    baby rei
  12. by   ANnot4me
    Pleae not that the original post is two years old. You will need to contact a recruiter to find a job.
  13. by   baby rei
    dear chigap...

    many thanks for your kind response :heartbeat
    i really need to read alot of many threads first, than would post my own for more question..

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