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- by pamiwhite05 Feb 16Hi there, looking on some info on nursing in Oz as compared to nursing in the uk? Ie shift patterns, patient to nurse ratio, wages, job availability? Any info would be great thanks
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- Feb 17 by Bama RNFrom what I've read, the job market isn't so hot in Oz right now.
- Feb 18 by ceridwynAged care facilities think all their Christmases have come at once, there are so many applicants for anything they advertise, which is so different to a couple of years ago, when it was difficult to fill any RN positions, but thanks to immigration all filled up and now they are beating them off at the front gate.
Most positions now state that a current work visa must already be held by the applicant, so sponsorship is now difficult to obtain and this cuts down on the number of applicants.
Hospitals in most states are in a state of employment freeze, private hospitals are also now advertsing any positions as the applicant now needs to be be a citizen or PR due to cut down on the huge increase of applications.
There is usually part time work, which most overseas nurses that can apply for holiday working visa's can pick up easily or if you have permanet residency visa.
As for comparing, the UK and Australia, someone else will have to fill you in.
Pay is different in every state and whether it is private or public or part time. Also just where you would start in the years of experience.
- Feb 18 by nephron19Can anyone shed some light on the Melbourne vs. Sydney markets currently? Specifically if I am a foreign nurse with a 1 year working visa? From the sounds of it the market in general is grim but just wondering if agency work is still readily available?
- Feb 21 by MopplesCeridwyn, did you see in the news about the federal government giving $107 mil in health funding directly to the hospitals? Will be interesting to see if this impacts on wards like yours etc.
- Feb 21 by ceridwynYes, I heard that Julia has seen the opinion polls and the decline of her and the Labor party and decided to give money back to all Victorian hospitals.
If the ANF have anything to do about it, all our closed beds will be re opened.
- Feb 21 by K+MgSO4The beds and theaters that have closed are reopening soon at my hospital.
- Feb 22 by machaixSounds like a positive news for all the nurses who want to work in Australia!
- Feb 22 by ceridwynQuote from machaixPerhaps more so for those local nurses that wards have closed and jobs had been threatened and for the Victorian community that health services were taken away.Sounds like a positive news for all the nurses who want to work in Australia!