R.N.M.H. in Oz

  1. does any of you nurses out in cyberland have experience of working as a r.n.m.h in australia.

    if so would love to hear the pros and cons and how you went about getting work.

    thanking you.

    andy

    p.s you can contact me via pm.

    personal e-mail addresses not permittted for safety reasons, i modified your post so that they may contact you via pm, or provate mesage, a service that we have here on this site. suzanne4
    Last edit by suzanne4 on Sep 17, '05 : Reason: personal e-mail address included
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  3. by   ianxb
    I'm in a similar position, except for the fact that I'm married to an Aussie and living in the UK.

    In the process of applying for a visa now, with a view to moving permanently to Melbourne in January. I'm a RMN [Registered Mental Nurse] with 2 and a half years experience post-training [3 year diploma] in the UK. Currently working in older age MH, but not sure whether to stay in that area or move into "adult" [sic] MH.

    I'm unsure of whether to try to get a permanent post ASAP or to try an agency to get the "lie of the land" i.e. where to work, where NOT to work etc. If I was to stay in the UK I'd be looking in to becoming a CPN [Community Psychiatric Nurse] round about now, so that would be my ultimate ambition in Oz too. Managing a caseload of community based clients etc. although I may be better off initially being hospital based... [?]

    Anybody got any strong views on this or want to share their experiences/knowledge?

    You're welcome to PM me, but it may be better to post here in case others have similar questions to mine!

    Thanks!
  4. by   gwenith
    This question has been asked and answered before. The only thing I can tell you is that you can be guaranteed a job here because we are very short of trained psych nurses. It is often best to apply directly to the hospitals themselves where you want to work and live. Like the UK ours is mostly a public system but there are private facilities here.
    Last edit by gwenith on Oct 7, '05
  5. by   ianxb
    Quote from gwenith
    This question has been asked and answered before. The only thing I can tell you is that you can be guaranteed a job here because we are very short of trained psych nurses. It is often best to apply directly to the hospitals themselves where you want to work and live. Like the UK ours is mostly a public system but there are private facilities here.
    Thanks Gwenith.
    Still working/negotiating the visa/registration system, so didn't check the board for a while!

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