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    any notes about brisbane nursing

    Hi there have you moved downunder o Brisbane yet ? Lot of places here in Brisbane crying out for RN'S :welcome:
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    Welcome to the Forum - General Aussie Chat

    Hi emjcat just saw your post about coming to Aus ...What area of nursing are you working in ? Public hospitals here pay more than private ones usually. Aged care is heavy often with a ratio of about 30 residents to 1 RN and a couple of ain's and not the best wage wise either. There is an award wage which is the minimum wage you can be paid. I live in Queensland which is a lovely place though a bit hot at times. Folk are friendly here I have found. Each state of Australia has its own nursing registration board which means if you travel interstate you need to pay for another registration certificate for each state you want to work in....the link below is the link to the public hospital award wages. http://www.health.qld.gov.au/industrial_relations/wage_rates_nursing.asp Also this link gives you award wages in differant areas of nursing http://www.qirc.qld.gov.au/agreement_award/statewage05/pdf/nurses.pdf Good luck and e mail me if i can help in any way :-) Wages also vary from state to state.
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    chemical dependency/addictions nursing

    I work in an Australian alcohol and prescription drug addiction detox and rehab unit. The psychologists in the unit run groups several times a day based on CBT. These are excellant and we have a good success rate % as well as getting our Regulars. I really love the job and the work. previously I worked with heroin, speed, hash and alcohol addicts in the public system it is very rewarding work I find. I feel I have really found my niche in nursing after trying just about all other areas as an RN. All areas of nursing are rewarding in their own way, but this is my passion, love every shift. :) :)
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    Welcome to the Forum - General Aussie Chat

    RCS = resident classification scale which is how the aged care homes and hostels get their funding from the government and is so much paperwork it is a nightmare......still only a few more shifts and it will be someone elses headache yipeee
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    Welcome to the Forum - General Aussie Chat

    Hi everyone just came across the allnurses site and saw the aussies. I am in sunny queensland and just about to make a job change and really looking forward to it was working in aged care doing RCS oh what fun NOT ! anyway am heading back into drug and alcohol detox and rehab Not as a patient I hasten to add but as a nurse .Mind you the RCS is enough to drive anyone to drink :roll Anyway looking forward to reading the posts and chatting to you all.