The Nursing and Midwifery Office provide high level advice and leadership on nursing and midwifery professional, workforce and policy matters across the WA health system.
Led by Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer, Adjunct Associate Professor Karen Bradley, the Nursing and Midwifery Office sets the strategic direction of the nursing and midwifery professions in WA Health through engagement, partnership and collaboration with nurses and midwives working in private and public sectors, healthcare-related industries, education providers, as well as consumers and other key stakeholders.
In collaboration with members of the Clinical Services and Research Division, the Nursing and Midwifery Office’s activities align with the division’s strategic priorities of clinical leadership, use of data and evidence (to improve patient outcomes), research innovation, workforce and strengthening a patient focus.
These are articulated in the Nursing and Midwifery Strategic Direction:
- Workforce Excellence. Building leadership capacity and capability to optimise performance, outcomes and the development of cultures that prioritise compassionate care and patient safety.
- Optimise Activity. Innovative models of care that promotes nurses and midwives working to their full scope of practice. Making better use of evidence, data and information to inform decision making, improvement and performance outcomes.
- Enhance the Care Continuum. Partnering with others to ensure access to quality health care for the most disadvantaged in our community right across the care continuum.
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The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) is the peak body for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners in Australia. It was established in 2009, following the Australian Government’s announcement of funding to strengthen the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce as part of its ‘Closing the Gap’ initiative.
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Cornerstone Medical Recruitment is a privately owned medical recruitment firm specialising in recruitment for the Australian health industry. We support clients across the public, private and not for profit sectors; from your largest metropolitan health service to the most remote indigenous health service. We recruit Nurses, Midwives, Allied Health Practitioners, General Practitioners, Medical Officers, Specialist Doctors and Dentists for locum, fixed contract and permanent opportunities across Australia.
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Menzies’ Education and Training team coordinates and delivers Charles Darwin University’s postgraduate public health and health research courses and administratively supports higher degree research (HDR) students. Our lecturers and research supervisors are Menzies’ researchers and acclaimed experts in their fields. For two decades, Menzies has been delivering public health and research degrees to students who want to make a difference. The Education and Training team has a wide range of expertise and can assist with advice around: enrolment, scholarships, study plans, public health and research careers. With Menzies, you can undertake the Graduate Diploma in Health Research, the Graduate Diploma in Public Health, the Master of Public Health, Master by Research and Doctor of Philosophy.
CareSearch is an online evidence based resource providing access to palliative care information, tools and practice supports. The website content is reviewed for quality and relevance and reflects the multidisciplinary nature of practice. CareSearch provides many resources supporting health professionals working in rural and remote areas of Australia and is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health.
ZOLL Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group company offers a wide range of advanced resuscitation solutions for hospitals that simplify intervention, increase efficiency and product reliability, and reduce the potential for errors. From early detection through post-resuscitation care, our innovative technologies help you identify and manage at-risk patients; provide CPR, defibrillation, and ALS care with confidence; and capture and analyse vital patient data
The Royal Flying Doctor Service the largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisation in the world, using the latest in aviation, medical and communications technology, to provide extensive primary health care and 24-hour emergency service to people over an area of 7.3 million square kilometres in Australia.
Healthcare Australia is the leading healthcare recruitment agency of Nurses, Midwives, Aged and Support Workers, Doctors, Allied Health professionals and medical specialists in both metropolitan and rural/remote Australia. With over 45 years in the industry, we have established a national footprint, supplying healthcare professionals to leading public and private hospital groups across the country.
Rural Health West is a not-for-profit organisation that focuses on ensuring the rural communities of Western Australia have access to high quality primary health care services working collaboratively with many agencies across Western Australia and nationally to support rural health professionals.
The Centre for Remote Health is a collaboration of Flinders University and Charles Darwin University offering:
- Postgraduate and short courses for health professionals.
- Support to nursing and allied health students completing placements in Central Australia.
- A collaborative research program, responsive to community and health service needs
We are also involved in the development and production of the Remote Primary Health Care Manuals
Your organisation may be eligible for Australian Government funded support to help alleviate the pressure of finding a temporary replacement when your valuable healthcare team member goes on leave.
As part of the Rural Locum Assistance Programme (Rural LAP), you will be given all the support needed to recruit, screen and place a highly experienced temporary Healthcare Professional (HP) that can hit the ground running from the moment they arrive.
Our unique program is subsidised by the Australian Government so that all you need to worry about is ensuring your community receives ongoing healthcare during your team member’s absence. This means that there are no agency fees and your organisation only pays for the cost of having a temporary HP for the duration of the leave period, that is, their wage, superannuation and any applicable taxes. We help to alleviate the pressure even further by arranging and paying for the temporary HPs travel, accommodation and meals allowance.
Rural LAP covers personal and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) leave for proceduralist general practitioners (obstetrics and anaesthetics), specialists (obstetricians and anaesthetists), nurses and allied health professionals in rural and remote locations around Australia.
The Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) was established in 2008, and is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health under The Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme: Stronger Futures Northern Territory to “address persistent challenges to accessing primary healthcare services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait people in the Northern Territory”.
RAHC recruits, culturally orientates and deploys health professionals to enable the provision of increased primary healthcare services to assist in addressing the shortfall in health service delivery in remote Indigenous NT communities. RAHC’s focus is on recruiting urban-based health professionals.
The Central Australian Rural Practitioners Association (CARPA) is a collective of volunteers committed to improving health and health service delivery in remote and rural Australia. CARPA is involved in the development and production of the Remote Primary Health Care Manuals that guide clinical practice in much of remote Australia.
Operating since 2002, CQ Nurse has become synonymous with rural, remote and regional nursing Australia wide. CQ Nurse services all of Australia and genuinely cares about its workers and the people they care for – that vision has never wavered. Our aim is to treat all members of the nursing profession with the utmost respect.
CQ Nurse operates from a platform of professionalism and integrity with exemplary business management practices. The people who work for CQ Nurse are a particularly nice bunch of people, passionate about their jobs and the services they provide. If you are interested in finding out more about CQ Nurse as an agency nurse on your next adventure, or as a health facility requiring staff, visit the website at www.cqnurse.com.au, drop us a line at email@example.com or give us a call on 07 4998 5550.
Your Nursing Agency (YNA) is a 100% Australian owned and operated company, focused on providing the best level of support to healthcare staff. The business is managed by an expert team with over 120 years experience working in Australia’s leading nursing agencies. Our business was founded to improve on the services offered by other agencies and provide nursing staff with a caring and personal approach.
We place Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, specialist nurses such as Midwives, Personal Care Workers and Health Support Staff in metropolitan and rural healthcare settings. At all times our objective is to support every aspect of healthcare staff’s careers and ensure a positive agency experience.
YNA offers Australia’s only nurse co-operative bonus scheme where all of our nursing staff have an opportunity to receive a profit share with the company. This profit share scheme allows staff that work with YNA throughout the year to be recognised for their contribution and to share in any profits. This co-operative approach is the first of its kind in Australia.
Mediserve is a leading provider of Nurses to rural and remote hospitals throughout Australia. We pride ourselves on the level of service we provide to our nursing staff and to our hospital clients. Our nurses receive the widest selection of positions Australia wide, best rates of pay, educational incentives, travel to country contracts and many other benefits.
Mediserve is also a very ethical company and contributes to many charitable organisations. We look forward to providing the highest level of service to any new prospect client or nurse.
KAMS (Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services) is a regional Aboriginal
Community Controlled Health Service (ACCHS), providing a collective voice for a
network of member ACCHS from towns and remote communities across the
Kimberley region of Western Australia.
The WA Country Health Services is the largest country health system in Australia and one of the biggest in the world. It provides health services to approximately half a million people, including 45,000 Aboriginal people, over a vast two and a half million square kilometres.
WA Country Health Service hospitals handle as many births as the State’s major maternity hospital – and as many emergency presentationsas Perth metropolitan hospitals combined. The range of health services provided cover population health, mental health, Indigenous health and aged care.
Our dedicated and committed staff work hard to fulfill our purpose – Working together for a healthier country WA, to deliver health services that support the health and well-being of individuals and communities in rural and remote Western Australia.