Looking for nursing jobs in Australia? You may want to consider rural or remote nursing jobs. Here, we take a look into just what each one entails and bust any preconceptions you may have about what rural and remote nursing jobs in Australia are actually about…
There is a lot to be said for living and working in the heart of Australia’s beautiful rural areas. Gorgeous scenery, amazing wildlife and the chance to experience an Australian Working Holiday that few people get the chance to enjoy, far away from the tourist crowds and engaged with real communities. However, there are a number of common misconceptions around what it’s really like to be a nurse in a rural community. Here are some myths debunked.
Not a chance. Though it’s true some placements are in clinics staffed by only 2 or 3 nurses, the vast majority are in multipurpose facilities with over 100 beds caring for 50,000 patients a year.
Australian Nursing Agency never expect nurses to practice outside of their skill set. Though there are multi-skilled positions available, these are always clearly written into the contract so you’ll be going into the placement with your eyes wide open. You certainly won’t be working outside of your scope.
With the legendary landscapes of Australia literally on your doorstep, how could you ever be bored! Be adventurous and explore all rural life has to offer with hiking, wildlife spotting, wild swimming – you name it. Your fellow nurses will be in the same boat, so you certainly won’t be alone in your adventures.
It’s totally up to you how long you want to stay for with placements lasting from 1 week to 6 months (the average length is around 6 weeks). Emergency nurses can even get contracts lasting just a few nights.
With an average of over 200 contracts available nationally at any one time, you won’t be short of options, and the experience of living and working in one of Australia’s remote communities is a real once in a lifetime experience. Take the plunge.
Are you a Registered Nurse in need of a nursing job in Melbourne? Register with Australian Nursing Agency. We are welcoming nurses on Working Holiday Visas to join our books for flexible nursing work in Melbourne and the surrounds. Check our Nursing Jobs Board Get in touch today at email@example.com[/fusion_text][/one_full][/fullwidth]