Agency Nurses (Melbourne) - page 2
by SarahRN1987 5,083 Views | 17 Comments
Is my agency the only one who has been SUPER slow in the last few months? I can probably count on both hands the number of times I've been called to go to a shift! My manager says it will pick up after Easter, but in the... Read More
- 0Sep 6, '12 by lilly1980Hi All!
I'm a US RN attempting to do some travel assignments in Melbourne. I've already secured my visa and nursing registration....just need to find a job
1) has the census picked up and is there a current need for agency nurses?
2) do any of you have an agency you recommend for travel assignments?
- 0Dec 4, '12 by lilly1980tds74,
i would love to pick your brain! from my understanding, shifts are typically 8hrs? are you finding enough work? 3-4 shifts a week? do you mind if i ask if you are from aus or from another country? i'm coming in a few weeks from los angeles and am signed on with HCA.
- 0Feb 18, '13 by lilly1980hey nephron,
it's not great. it is still the "slow" season here, new grads start, and there are also some government cutbacks on the public hospitals (in melbourne) so i think all of that has been affecting it too. i can have a great week with 5 shifts and another with 2. if you are able to get in good with a particular hospital or unit where they request you then that helps a lot...but it's still not always enough. the experienced agency nurses as well as the agency itself keeps saying it will pick up. you can also sign on with multiple agencies, that can help too but all the agencies are affected.