work at Llyell McEwin Hospital
As a nurse who has worked extensivley in many Adelaide hospitals I feel I am able to give some advice! The Lyell McEwin Hospital is a large teaching hospital that offers a huge range of services including oncology, radiotherapy, cardiology with cath lab, emergency services, surgical and medical to name a few - it is basically becoming the RAH of the northern suburbs (the RAH - Royal Adelaide Hospital being the big take/trauma hospital in Adelaide) The Lyell Mc has an excellent record for education and support of their nursing staff and you would gain alot of experience in any area you choose to work. Yes! It is situated in an area of low socioeconomics and some clients can be a challenge, but this can be said for many other areas (they just dont get the bad rap the Norther Suburbs do). The Northern Suburbs, though considered low socioeconomic, has a progressive mentality and is actually at the forefront of many innovations, one being recycling water and refuse. The hospital is state of the art and has recently been upgraded and refitted - some works still on-going. Elizabeth and surrounding suburbs are great places to live with a community atmosphere; yes there are housing trust homes but also many mortgaged homes as the area is actually having more and more people move into it and the future looks very good for these suburbs. I grew up in Elizabeth - moved interstate and have lived in a number of Adelaide suburbs before returning to the north, buying a home in Salisbury before moving to Kudla (near Gawler) 2 years ago. Please do not discount the Llyell McEwin as an employer as you may vey well miss out on an excellent opportunity. I personally would work at the Lyell McEwin befor I worked at the RAH - you are not just a nimber at the Llyell Mc but a valued and integral member of staff, unlike the RAH!
Originally Posted by aellis
Do they have mental health facilities/services there? Also, do they sponsor 457 visas do you know?
Yes! The Llyell McEwin has an extensive and brand new department and is the major take hospital for psych pts in the northern suburbs with 24/7 support and its own ambulance bay separate from the ED dept. Regarding the visa I am pretty sure that they do sponsor but don't quote me on this!
Originally Posted by fluxsta
Hi if you are offered a perminant job I would rip their hand off as many hospitals are only offering casual jobs at the mo we have had several great well qualified poms nurses shown around our unit (QEH ICU) but only could be offered casual posts a friend off mine has worked there for 15 months and is still waiting for a perm job to be availble on a more possitive note my pay and work conditions are much better than the NHS wouln't prob could't face going back now as have forgoton how to deal with high levels of stress every shift x