I have been given a telephone job interview for this Monday 08:00 a.m. Adelaide time.
This is where I get confused. I have been aware of this interview coming up for Glenside Hospital for months now. This interview was via a Recruitment Agency called Randstad. Via the Recruitment Agency's correspondence I assumed it was just a chat about what opportunities they may have for me because of the improvements being currently developed at Glenside Hospital . Thats the impression I gained from previous correspondence from them.
Yesterday I received an e-mail stating that the telephone job interview is for a post of a Mental Health Nurse Level 1 within 1G Lyell McEwin Hospital and a NUM Ms Howell is conducting the interview. Eh? Where has this come from??? What happened to Glenside Hospital Interview??? What does 1G Mean ??? NUM ???
I have always been involved within the Health & Social Sector, some of the jobs I have done are the following: Care Manager of Home Care, Manager of several Small Residential Mental Health Homes also Learning Disabilities, Senior Community Care Manager in Disabilities. Health & Social Lecturer & Tutor & Teacher & Trainer. University external moderator for the examination board of Health & Social Care exams. Trainer. Been a Prison Teacher and Special Needs Teacher. A Homelessness Housing Manager. Also I have managed Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Homes. I have a Masters in Project Management and my Degree is in Health Studies, I have also gained my Further Education Teaching Qualifications. So you can guess that I have vast amounts of experience within the various fields of Health & Social Care and the relevant qualifications to back it up.
This is my confusion. I have never worked in an hospital setting and I dont have any actual Nursing experience or any of the Nursing qualifications. Nearest thing I have to Nursing is that I have taught Palliative Care, Moving and Handling Techniques and Safe Handling of Medicines to Nursing students.
I was wondering because of my skills, knowledge and experiences do you think this job interview is for a Nursing post and that the Central Northern Adelaide Health Service are willing to train me up to be a Nurse.
As stated above the interviewer will be NUM Ms Howell - What does NUM stand for?
I am aware that there is a shortage of Nurses in Australia so do you think that this job involves me training to be a Mental Health Nurse, Level 1. Is Level 1 in Nursing a training level, also what is the salarly for that level.