The Telethon Institute for Child Health Research has released some FASD resources for health professionals:
2. Fact Sheet for Health Professionals (PDF)
3. Wallet card for women (PDF)
Harm Reduction 2010 is the title of the Internation Harm Reduction Association’s 21st Conference, to be held in Liverpool UK on the 25th-29th April next year.
The call for abstracts has been released and contains some comprehensive information about the conference.
There is a forthcoming three quarter day symposium in South Australia on December 2nd 2009.
It is tentatively a combined Drug and Alcohol Services of South Australia, DANA, APSAD symposium and it is being supported by Reckitts Benckiser.
APSAD’s Adrian Dunlop will be flying in as the keynote to talk about novel approaches to opioid substitution services. There are also Drug and Alcohol nurses, medical officers, psychologists and NGO groups presenting.
A main thrust of the symposium is to provide cutting edge research and service provision for our DANA members in South Australia.
Watch this space for more info as it is announced
A good time was had by all at the DANA 2009 Conference
A record number of 216 attendees gathered on the Gold Coast last month to attend the Drug and Alcohol Nurses (DANA) 2009 Conference, which was once again deemed a success by delegates, sponsors and industry representatives.
Attendees at the three day event were educated and entertained by a quality lineup of speakers and an exciting social program, which included Welcome Drinks and a Conference Cocktail Party held at the Southport Yacht Club.
Program topics focused on the conference theme – “Beyond addiction: connections to the future” – and included presentations on Addiction treatment in cyberspace, Bridging the gap between addiction treatment and the meaning of life and Addressing Indigenous Substance-Related Harm.
Thanks to all who attended and contributed to the success of the event. We hope you had as much fun learning and socialising as we did!
Speakers’ Powerpoints NOW available
Visit the “Program & Speakers” page on the Conference Website www.danaconference.com.au to download Speakers’ PowerPoints.
Star spotting – Are you in any of these Conference Photos?
To view more Conference photos, visit the “Social Program” page on the Conference Website www.danaconference.com.au.
Save the date for the DANA 2010 Conference!
The DANA 2010 Conference will be held from 14 – 16 June at the Holiday Inn Surfers Paradise. Planning is already underway to deliver yet another successful event.
Feel free to download the DANA 2010 postcard to forward onto any colleagues you feel may benefit from attending.
Information about the DANA 2010 Conference will be available in the coming months. Keep an eye on the event website www.danaconference.com.au for more information!
The Victorian Nurses Health Program is an independent support service for nurses, midwives and students of nursing experiencing health issues related to substance use or mental health concerns.
The VNHP is seeking a Registered Nurse Division 1, 2 or 3 to provide case management for program participants in rural and regional Victoria.
The ideal candidate for this new initiative will have a high level of professionalism, discretion and considerable experience in case management and group facilitation within the drug and alcohol field, together with experience in mental health triage and referral.
The Rural Case Manager position will commence in September 2009. It is a part-time role which will require them to travel. They will provide a presence within rural and regional settings across Victoria as well as Melbourne.
Remuneration and conditions will be in accordance with the Award (Grade 4B).
For further information and a position description, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (03) 9415 7551.
Applications close 5:00pm Friday 7th August and should be forwarded to:
Chief Executive Officer
Victorian Nurses Health Program
Level 8, Aikenhead Building
27 Victoria Pde
FITZROY VIC 3065
The College of Nursing, 14 Railway Parade, Burwood NSW 2134
Thursday 30 July 2009, Registration from 5.30pm, Presentations 6.00pm–8.00pm
The College of Nursing vision statement is widely recognised as ‘Creating Nursing’s Future’. However, within the current climate of an increase in generic (and perhaps less qualified) health workers, conflict around broader or expanded roles for nurses in some sectors, and an economic squeeze on workforce, we need to stop and reflect on the question of: does nursing have a future?
The evening will be hosted by Mary Chiarella, Professor of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, The University of Sydney.
Mary will pose this confronting question to a panel of dynamic nurse leaders working in a variety of Health areas. Your participation is welcomed, in what promises to be a memorable evening. Hear what the future holds through the eyes and experience of this astute group and join us as we present the latest ‘hot topic’ at The College of Nursing.
Introduction and Welcome
Leanne Morton, President, The College of Nursing
Questions and Answer forum involving:
Mary Chiarella, Professor of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, The University of Sydney
Jill White, Dean, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, The University of Sydney
Mardi Daddo, Entry to Nursing Programs Manager, SESIAHS
Coral Levett, President, NSW Nurses Association
Peter Carver, Executive Director, National Health Workforce Taskforce
Karina Kiely, Transition to Practice Coordinator, Ramsay Health Care’s Gradplus Program
Refreshments and a light supper will be provided following the seminar from 8.00pm–9.00pm.
RSVP: Thursday 23 July 2009 to the Customer Service Centre on fax (02) 9745 7501 or email email@example.com
For those interested in the PowerPoint presentations by Conference 2009 speakers, you can find them by clicking here. Enjoy.
Sydney Southwest Private Hospital is a 93 bed private hospital owned by Healthscope Limited, situated in Liverpool providing surgical, obstetric and mental health services.
We are seeking motivated, experienced Registered Nurses, Endorsed Enrolled Nurses and Mental Health Workers to provide high standard of clinical care within our 18 bed Mental Health Unit. The successful
applicants will meet the following criteria:
* Registered/Endorsed Enrolled nurse holding current registration with NSW Nurses’ and Midwives Board.
* Minimum of 2 years clinical experience in mental health, or drug and alcohol nursing and/or hold formal qualifications of same.
* Well developed interpersonal and communication skills.
* A strong customer focus
* Mental Health workers must have a minimum of 2 years experience
working in mental health or drug and alcohol settings
* Holding or working towards postgraduate qualifications applicable to the position.
* Experience in facilitating groups
* Experience in working with consumers who have dual diagnoses
All enquires and written applications to:
Ms Louise Hawkins
Nursing Unit Manager
The Southwest Clinic
Sydney Southwest Private Hospital
40 Bigge Street
Liverpool NSW 2170
Tel: (02) 98210315
Applications close: 31st July, 2009
Expressions of interest are invited from Registered Nurses who are interested in opportunities to support the work of the The College of Nursing with casual tutoring and/or marking across all nursing specialty areas in both the graduate certificate programs and for stand alone Distance Education subjects.
To support the nurses doing subjects by distance education, The College of Nursing has a learning management system known as CNnect that provides opportunities for students to network as well as engage in discussion about their subject. Go to http://cnnect.nursing.edu.au/ to view this site
If you would like to see what subjects we have on offer, go here
It is expected that you have specialty and/or education qualifications at either a post graduate diploma or masters level.
Please submit a covering letter outlining your specialty nursing experience together with your CV to:
Catherine Woolley, Manager Human Resources, Locked Bag 3030, Burwood NSW 1805, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org