thanks for your reply, I live and work in South Australia, we do not have nurse anaestheologists in SA, Anaesthetic nurses can be RNs or ENs who assist the anaesthetist and look after the patient. we do not have tech's yet although they do in some states, NSW at least.
as to working here, each state of oz is different, there is a nurses board in each state and to work in that state you must register with that nurses board. Not hard to do after your initial registration.
Our pay rates (and everything else) are different too state to state. In SA the ANF (australian nurses union) just won us a lovely payrise, currently a level 1 Registered Nurse, year 9 earns $26.00 per hour in a public hospital.
I am not sure how that equates to your nursing levels. An RN, has a 3 year hospital training certificate or (for the last 11 or so years) a Bachelor of nursing, 3 years from university.
Level 1 means a worker
, level 2 are our clinical nurses (still work but are the experts
), 3 are our clinical nurse managers (in charge of the experts), 4 our executive managers, 5 our directors of nursing etc. etc.
year 9 is the years of experience post registration, starts at 1 up to 9.
although I would love to earn more money and probably deserve it, our pay rates are reasonable in comparison to our economy. Medical officers earn a lot more but they are welcome to it. Australia has a shortage of nurses and I think every state would love to have you (or any experienced nurse). please feel free to pm me if you would like any more details.