Hi my names Dawn im a mental health nurse working in dementia hopefully relocating with bupa who i work for in uk, how was the registration proccess with south au nursing board?
Originally Posted by angiestaff
would love to hear your expieriances in oz
Hi, congratulations. In my opinion, if I were to start at the begining again. I would apply for Permanent Residence in the UK, which takes just the same time to get as a 457 Visa. Your wife can then come here to work at any Hospital she wants to as they are all so short. She is not tied into any contract or immigration rules. Also you do not have to pay more money than you have to, as it costs more money to get a permanent visa. My husband and I came here six years ago on a 457 visa, I was sponsored with NASANSB a nursing agency,not a good idea. So much politics involved.
However I am now with the agency on a casual basis which is fantastic,you can work when it suits and the rates of pay are good. I also work for Drug and Alcohol on a casual basis. I am a RN and RMN. My husband is a RN. Plenty of work if you want it. Life here is fantastic,such quality. i hope this helps you.
As for the area it depends what you are looking for we live in the South,we love the cafe lifestyle and the beaches. Also plenty of land to build on at Aldinga if you so wish. All the best.
OH got job confirmation through. Job will be at TQEH - cramond clinic. So I suppose thats the foothill suburbs out of the equation.
Will be looking at Westlakes, i suppose, however thinking it's a little pricey.
dont discount the foothills suburbs;
consider Highbury, Golden Grove, Rostrevor, Dernancourt.
All nice, all within 30 mins drive of QEH,; i am 15-20 mins from North Adelaide................and i am in Wattle park, a straight drive in really.
Well done on the job offer, tho' its a nice hospital, i hear!
Glenside is the major mental health facility in Adelaide .... and it sits on a prime slice of land in a good (expensive ish) suburb so there are site redevelopment plans, but these are long term. See www.health.sa.gov.au
Glenside is on the south east side of town - nearby suburbs = Fullerton, Mitcham, Glenunga, Beaumont- it's easy access from the Adelaide Hills (via freeway - approx 30 mins max) which have already been suggested to you - ie: Mount Barker, Nairne, Littlehampton etc.
If you're renting initially any changes to the Glenside site will be easier to cope with if your particular area moves location.
Renting in the northern suburbs or western suburbs would involve a longer and more traffic ridden car journey.
Hi, Elaine here. Congratulations on your job. I wrote the other day. I work in Crammond Clinic with the Agency. Just thought I'd let you know. I have a friend who is from England works in ICU she lives in North Haven which gives you another suburb to look at.
Originally Posted by dawnie
for me the registration process was straight foward, to get my job i used geneva health and they were helpful in telling me wot to do and when i needed to do it.
i would recommend sending ur registration application as soon as you can as they tell you it can take up to 6 months initially, i don't think mine took that long but it's worth baring in mind.
they're opening up a new aged care ward next to the acute ward that i work at (lyell mcewin hospital, elizabeth vale), i think they said it would be open at christmas.the wards are nice, all band new and clean lol.
there are similar things to nursing in the uk (the patients and their problems generally are the same! lol) obviously paperwork is different but i've no doubt i'll get used to that soon (hopefully lol). the staff that i've met so far have been really nice n helpful, some of the patients have said they like listening to me talk to them as they like my accent (no-one ever says that about the brummie accent in the uk!! lol)
anything u wanna know just ask or P.M me,