I'm a US trained registered nurse, with current registration and practising certificate in New Zealand, and have applied for reciprocal Australian nursing registration. My partner is sponsoring me for temp to perm Australian residence. What I would love to do is work short term (4-5 week) contracts in rural hospitals anywhere in Australia, and return home at intervals in Melbourne, where we will live. In addition to my US experience, I've been working the last 2 years in a 22 bed rural New Zealand hospital (with the second busiest rural A&E in New Zealand).
I would love to hear from any nurses that might be doing this, or anyone that does any short term contracts. I have heard these jobs pay well but not sure "how well" they pay. My partner and I don't have any dependent kids or elderly relatives that depend on us, so I'm pretty free to go where ever, when ever. Any information, experiences, negative or positive much appreciated!
Thanks in advance!