Nurse don't have a sick sense of humour just nobody else has one.!! Only Joking... I worked in Breast Care so doing clinical breast exams and tattooing nipples has been the butt of many a joke.
I have found the hospitals really good here,friendly and informative. Be bold and phone the nurse managers for the areas you want to work. I have done a few visits to units and other nurse specialists. They are more than happy to help.
We should hold a nurses day out (barbie, wine and beer), all nurses alcholics and smoke too much!!!! We maybe not all ???????(IMO, don't want to upset anyone)
But please wait till i get there! It is very reassuring knowing so many of us will all be arriving within afew months of each other and hopefully we can all help each other and make the move slightly easier.
Don't worry be happy
Originally Posted by Scousemouse
i wouldnt worry either if your happy with using an agency then go for it. But having expierienced private i am told the public system here is better, more staff etc. Some of the nursing practises here are oudated for eg i was asked to give a GnA enema (one you make yourself with water yuk) they were banned years ago in uk. I find infection control and coshh also appalling. But thats jujst my experience.
Good luck to all the nurses coming over and if you need any advice shout up x
Thanks for useful advice re: agency, certainly not had any financial bond type discussion...... so will be prepared.
Had the telephone discussion this morning with the Directorof Nursing at the Memorial Hospital and as your wife says Cornishman, it was like a really nice chat for 40 mins....... Will wait and see whether anything comes of it......
Would definately love to get together when we arrive, especially as I am joining two of my other nurse friends who arrived in Adelaide 6 months and 18 months ago, both ex A&E, one now Health Visiting and one Community Nursing.
You are so right, we could staff our own hospital at this rate....
Community is defo the way to go if you want autonomy and decent hours. Think job share, term-time contracts and autonomy are swear words to nurse managers here. Practices are very outdated. I heard that there is an English Director of nursing been brought out here to the RAH to update and sort out practices. Anyone else heard that.
no didnt know that, yes autonomy that old adage,wheres it gone again?
Originally Posted by HALT