Are you looking on vacancies.sa.gov.au
Are you looking on vacancies.sa.gov.au
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I've signed up to the SA job site. Currently from what I can see there is nothing on there. I had one year post grad experience on the neuro surg ward and then a further 3 months agency in the UK and a further 5 months here in Australia (Agency). I left my neuro job sept 2013
In the meantime, does anyone know what agencies the nursing homes use? Certainly isn't any of the 'big players'. ta!
My daughter worked in several Nursing Homes whiles she was studying her Nursing Degree and she always appiied directly to each one. They were always on the look out for registered nurses as there was a fair turnover, but that was about 8 years ago
Try these: http://www.padman.com.au/occupations.php and these: https://www.southerncrosscare.com.au/careers and these: http://www.helpinghand.org.au/careers/career-vacancies or even this: http://jobs.sahealthcareers.com.au/j...W&sLanguage=en. Any of them may lead to another. Or why not send your resume directly to the hospitals, especially the Repat,(RGH) where your experience may be useful.
As a nurse, I recommend you keep an eye for jobs on Seek (mainly private hospitals etc) or for jobs in the public sector check jobs.sahealthcareers.com.au
When I returned from the UK I was advised to apply for a casual position at the RAH in order to gain access to the internal positions being posted. Having worked in SA Health recently (in the country as no positions I wanted were available in metropolitan areas) I can say that most positions are only being advertised internally. I would recommend you contact the RAH if you are keen to work there and find out the name of the neuro ward and nurse manager and apply directly. It used to be R7 but think that may have changed. Previous friends and colleagues have found jobs from contacting the managers directly as even though they may not be advertising, they are generally always looking for staff. I would try the private hospitals - Burnside, Ashford, Calvary and St Andrews too. The private system is probably easier to get into at the moment.
Hi Dan :) my mum also had trouble finding work as a registered nurse, I have some info for you but not sure if they can help you but try them anyway as they are always hiring nurses, first one is Home Support Services on Fullerton road Parkside, you can also try Southern Cross Care, Anglicare and Hendercare :) all based either in or just outside the city, I hope this helps in some way :)
You should take your CV into every hospital, clinic and nursing home directly. I know at Noarlunga Hospital you could take it to the Nursing Admin dept and sell yourself to them.... I assume you are prepared to give any area a shot???? Check the sa health careers website as well. Can't you still apply for an independent visa?? Used to be the 175 I think. Good luck
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Hi guys, thanks for all the useful info!
Just going through it all now! As for going in direct to wards, I thought this may seem a little over keen but desperate times... And I would apply for the independent visa (this would be a much better/flexible option) however, I'd need to score 8 across board on the IELTS and I am told this is rather difficult. I don't fancy spending $$$ on something that may not get me any closer to staying in Oz. This is something I'd consider doing from the UK when I am earning more though.
In the UK if there was a job available, 99% of the time it would be listed direct via the hospital website or NHSjobs. In Australia though, it seems that most jobs are filled by word of mouth... I will get there though!
Try the bigger recruitment agencies too Dan, Healthcare Australia (Julie Bennett), Sugarman (Kate Sweeny or Lea Hansen) McArther, Hays, Frontline Health, they often recruit for organisations :)