Guest Readie

Student Nurse on a recky

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    Guest Readie

    Hi there,

     

    I'm a student nurse currently in my final year and am looking to move out to Adelaide in Jan 2015. I've been looking at the job prospects for newly qualified nurses in Aus and it seems pretty poor unless you get a post grad TPPP position so my plan is to apply for as many of these as I can find in SA and hopefully I'll get a place in Adelaide.

     

    I'm also planning a two week recky visit in August (also a nice opportunity to visit friends that I haven't seen in 3 years!) and I'm hoping to get to visit some of the hospitals and get a feel for what to expect. Ideally I'd like to arrange to meet up with ward mangers/other staff from the areas I'm interested in working in, namely neurology, accident and emergency or critical care.

     

    Any body here have any experience in these areas or have any ideas as to how best to make contact with people that might help?

     

    Thanks for any help,

     

    Alex

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    Guest Claire-n-tel

    Hi Alex!.....welcome!

     

    Ok this is probably not what you are going to want to hear but here goes.....

     

    Firstly, the chances of you getting onto a nurse grad programme in Australia are next to none. There is already a shortage of places for the nurses qualifying here and many finish training with no job to go to.

     

    Secondly your hope of working in neurology, emergency or critical care needs to be a few years down the line. You will need to have some wider experience of nursing, also these are three quite diffirent areas needing different skills.

     

    To be honest, being realistic, you need to gain at least a years experience in the uk and then hopefully be able to apply for an independant visa. Also deciding on the area you want to work in and trying to gain a post grad qualification in that area would be helpful.

     

    Sorry to rain on your parade.:sad:

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    Guest Readie

    Hi Claire-n-tel,

     

    Thanks for your reply and don't worry about raining on my parade :biglaugh: from what I've seen online already it's an unrealistic goal but I'm a dreamer lol.

     

    As for the areas I'm interested in, this is something I was going to aim for after completing my TPPP. Also you made it sound like they only employ nurses that have done post grad training in that area, would these be Masters level courses? Do they never employ nurses who have just completed their TPPPs. And if you don't complete a TPPP with specific skills for areas like this then what are TPPPs for? What kind or roles do they equip nurses for?

     

    From my experiences on clinical placements here, all wards employ newly qualifieds if and when they need to and then specific skill sets are trained up.

     

    Luckily I wont need a visa, I've got dual citizenship so that's an extra headache I can avoid lol.

     

    Thanks again for your input :)

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    Guest Claire-n-tel

    Hi Readie!

     

    TPPP's can be in different areas, each state tends to do it slightly differently ie how many and which areas, yes people have got themselves jobs in areas, for example emergency after doing the last TPPP placement there, but It is more difficult all round securing permanent employment at the moment therefore having a post grad qualification in an area would give you an advantage.

     

    Where in the uk are you training, i think it very much depends on your location as to if you can get a job in a specialist area straight after qualifying. TBH i have always felt that it is better to gain experience in basic nursing skills before moving to a specialised area.

     

    Feel free to ask anything else i'm happy to try and help :smile:

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    Hey Readie,

     

    On a positive note for you, I moved here in 2006 being a newly qualified RN with no previous RN work history in the UK. I was granted a grad position at Ashford Hospital in CCU and Emerg. So it is do-able.... you just need to work for it! ( I applied for this in the UK before moving )

    From what I have been told by Grad programme leaders in the past that they would have a certain percentage of internationals to fill too...however im not sure if this has changed.

    When your here on your recky August, make sure to visit the RAH Emerg, they always have a high amount of grads being a larger department.

     

    Hope that helps a little :)

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    While there will always be exceptions, generally the job market/climate was very different in 2006/2007 to now. We arrived back in 2007 and in my opinion there were more job opportunities then and often you were given a permanent position straight away, compared to now where there is a lot of competition for the jobs and often you are more likely to be offered casual/temporary contract work initially. However, there are still opportunities here, depending on what you do, your skill set and your attitude and approach to finding work as a new migrant.

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    Hi Readie

     

    I am also currently in my final year and hoping to move around easter next year with six months experience under my belt. I have permanent residency and am flying out next week to validate our visa. I have been in touch with SA Health who have informed me that I will have a slim to none chance of gaining a place in their graduate programme. I have copied a section from their FAQ's which explains their recruitment priority. Unfortunately they told me i'm category five, not sure if you would be the same seeing as you are currently overseas. She also said over the past few years they have successfully filled all positions from the first two categories, maybe if you applied to Country Health you would have more of a chance. I have been told though that with six months experience I could potentially get a job anyway. Hope this helps.

     

    Donna

     

     

    1. Will SA Health give priority placement to South Australian candidates overinterstate or overseas candidates?
       
      Yes SA Health has determined that successful applicants will be prioritised in thefollowing order:

      1. Candidates of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island descent
      2. Candidates who are permanent Australian residents/citizens and are either:
        • A South Australian resident applying for a position in a country ormetropolitan location; or
        • Live outside of South Australia and are applying for a Country HealthSA site only, and live within a 200km radius from that location
      3.  

         

        [*]Candidates who are permanent Australian residents/citizens who live in a stateother than South Australia

        [*]Candidates who are permanent New Zealand residents/citizens

        [*]Candidates who are visa holders or overseas candidates.

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    Guest Guest12727
    Hi Readie

     

    I am also currently in my final year and hoping to move around easter next year with six months experience under my belt. I have permanent residency and am flying out next week to validate our visa. I have been in touch with SA Health who have informed me that I will have a slim to none chance of gaining a place in their graduate programme. I have copied a section from their FAQ's which explains their recruitment priority. Unfortunately they told me i'm category five, not sure if you would be the same seeing as you are currently overseas. She also said over the past few years they have successfully filled all positions from the first two categories, maybe if you applied to Country Health you would have more of a chance. I have been told though that with six months experience I could potentially get a job anyway. Hope this helps.

     

    Donna

     

     

    1. Will SA Health give priority placement to South Australian candidates overinterstate or overseas candidates?
       
      Yes SA Health has determined that successful applicants will be prioritised in thefollowing order:

      1. Candidates of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island descent
      2. Candidates who are permanent Australian residents/citizens and are either:
        • A South Australian resident applying for a position in a country ormetropolitan location; or
        • Live outside of South Australia and are applying for a Country HealthSA site only, and live within a 200km radius from that location
      3.  

        [*]Candidates who are permanent Australian residents/citizens who live in a stateother than South Australia

        [*]Candidates who are permanent New Zealand residents/citizens

        [*]Candidates who are visa holders or overseas candidates.

         

        If you have permanent residency, why are they not putting you in category 2?

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    If you have permanent residency, why are they not putting you in category 2?

     

     

    I don't know to be honest. I assumed because although I have permanent residency I am still officially overseas, I never questioned it because I gave them all of the information regarding my PR visa and assumed they would know the answer!

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