DANA Scholarships – broadened eligibility criteria

last chanceMs Jen Harland, DANA’s President, announced today that DANA is now able to broaden the eligibility criteria for these two scholarships. In this instance you no longer need to be a member for three consecutive years to be eligible. Brand new full DANA members, this includes you!

Outer Regional – Remote Area Scholarships
Do you live and work in an ‘outer region’ or ‘remote area’ area of Australia or New Zealand? This scholarship could help you attend the DANA ‘Many Faces of Addiction’ Forum to be held in Sydney in August 2015. It will cover:
• travel to and from Sydney,
• accommodation at the Novotel Sydney Central;
• forum registration.
Valued in excess of $2000 these scholarships are available to full financial DANA members.
Applications close 1st May 2015

Download the application form….Application for remote area scholarship V 2

The Professor Margaret Hamilton Scholarship
Expand your experience or professional development in an off-shore setting. The Professor Margaret Hamilton Scholarship is intended for just this purpose. You could use the funds to assist you present a paper at a recognized International conference or undertake a learning experience in another country.

Generously donated by DANA’s patron, Professor Margaret Hamilton, one scholarship to the value of $1000 (local currency) is available to full financial DANA members each financial year for the next four years. The amount can be used towards conference registration, travel and accommodation costs.

Applications close May 31st 2015
Download the application form…Application M Hamilton scholarship final v2

NDRI Research ‘Experiences of addiction, treatment and recovery’

curtin‘Experiences of addiction, treatment and recovery’
DANA is pleased to be involved with a new research project, based at Curtin University’s National Drug Research Institute. It aims to explore people’s experiences of living with a drug habit, dependence or addiction, how they cope and how they make decisions about drug use, drug treatment and everyday life. Importantly, we’re trying to get a range of experiences, including those that go beyond the commonly told stories of crisis and recovery. We’re now seeking people aged 18 and over, living in Sydney, to participate.

Participation involves a one-hour confidential interview in a location of the participant’s choice in Sydney. Participants will receive $50 reimbursement for their time. The information we gather will be used to develop an informative website for people experiencing issues with alcohol and other drugs, their friends and family, and health professionals and policy makers.

The study has been approved by the Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee.

Anyone who is interested in participating or would like more information can contact me on 03 9079 2204 or at Kiran.pienaar@curtin.edu.au

Clinical Services Director – Karralika Programs – ACT Region

PrintKarralika Programs Inc. operates alcohol and other drug treatment programs and has a solid reputation for high quality, client focused residential and community treatment support services.

They are looking for experienced and suitably qualified clinical services executive with experience in the alcohol and other drugs sector and the desire to lead contemporary practice. This is a 12 month contract with the possibility of extension.

The Director is an integral member of the Senior Management Team, responsible for the management of the organisation to achieve its vision and mission. The Director will lead the Clinical Leadership Team and is responsible for the clinical development, design of programs, quality assurance, clinical practice, provision of advice and staff clinical supervision. The Director ensures systems and supports are in place to meet the highest quality of the organisation’s programs and clinical governance.
Find out more by following this link Advertisement_Clinical Director April 2015

DANA / NCPIC Special Event – free trianing

adelaideDANA and NCPIC invite you to a Saturday workshop on May 2nd 2015 in Adelaide, South Australia.

• CANNABIS EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW 10 – 11.30am

• A VERY BRIEF INTERVENTION FOR CANNABIS 11.30am – 1pm

Morning tea will be provided.

This Special Event is suitable for Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Mental Health Practitioners, Corrections Health, Allied Health Services, Counsellors, as well as a broader range of clinicians.

CANNABIS EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW provides participants with the latest evidence-based information and peer reviewed research on cannabis

VERY BRIEF INTERVENTION FOR CANNABIS will provide participants with strategies in how to screen clients and deliver a short intervention for cannabis

PLACES ARE LIMITED SO BOOK EARLY!

Venue:
Glenside Hospital
Admin & Learning Centre
Room 4
226 Fullarton Road Glenside SA
Registration: 9.30am
Workshop: 10am – 1pm

A flyer is attached for your information and use. Follow this link Invitation DANA Special Event Adelaide 2015

For further information on workshop content please go to http://ncpic.org.au/workforce/training/

Registration: training@ncpic.org.au
John Redmond 02 9385 0451
Include your full name, organisation, position, telephone and email address.

Walk on the Wild Side with WOWs 8!

wows 8bIt’s time to Walk on the Wild Side with WOWs 8!
Friday, 15 May 2015 in Brisbane at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH).
It features three workshops:
Workshop 1: Challenges in Opioid treatment and case studies (Stephen Ling Nurse Practitioner

Workshop 2: Smoking cessation (Donna Carmichael and Elly Staunton-Mckenzie from the Statewide Smoking Cessation working group and , Statewide Respiratory Network)

Workshop 3: Sensory modulation (Michelle Taylor Senior OT and Dual Diagnosis Coordinator, RBWH)

Plus keynote address from
Kaye Stanton Steroid education: the user’s perspective
Dr Justin Coleman Change the things I can: serenity for the humble health worker
Dr Alex Wodak The War on Drugs

For more information follow these links….
wows8-program-web
wows8-reg-form-web

Clinical Services Manager – Sydney Medically Supervised Injecting Centre (MSIC)

unitingJoin the executive team at the Sydney Medically Supervised Injecting Centre (MSIC).

Are you an experienced nurse manager? Are you interested in working at a unique and innovative health service? Consider the role of Clinical Services Manager in Australia’s only supervised injecting facility.

Sydney MSIC is currently recruiting to the role of Clinical Services Manager to join their executive team located in Kings Cross, Sydney.

Our team is passionate about social justice and working to improve the lives of marginalised people who inject drugs through a low threshold, high quality public health service. We highly recommend coming for a tour of the service prior to submitting you application. Contact our office manager to book: 9360 1191. Or for more info visit: www.sydneymsic.com
This is a permanent position, with minimum 28 hours per week up to fulltime.

Read the attached documents for full details…
CSM job advert 2015
POSITION DESCRIPTION MSIC Clinical Services Manager 2015_FINAL

DANA Scholarships – applications open!

DANA is pleased to announce the availability of special purpose scholarships.

Outer Regional – Remote Area Scholarships
If you live and work in an ‘outer region’ or ‘remote area’ area of Australia or New Zealand then you might be eligible for a scholarship to attend the DANA ‘Many Faces of Addiction’ Forum to be held in Sydney in August 2015. This scholarship will cover:
• return travel to and from Sydney,
• accommodation at the Novotel Sydney Central;
• Forum registration.
Valued in excess of $2000 these scholarships are available to full financial DANA members (in accordance with DANA Policy DANA06/2012).

Applications close 24th April 2015
Visit the DANA Conference website for more information http://danaconference.com.au/registration and download full details about these scholarships and the relevant application form.

The Professor Margaret Hamilton scholarship
Are you looking to expand your experience or professional development in an off-shore setting? The Professor Margaret Hamilton Scholarship is intended for just this purpose.
The funds could be used to assist you present a paper at a recognized International conference or undertake a learning experience in another country.

Generously donated by DANA’s patron, Professor Margaret Hamilton, one scholarship to the value of $1000 (local currency) is available to full financial DANA members (in accordance with DANA Policy DANA06/2012) each financial year for the next four years. The amount can be used towards conference registration, travel and accommodation costs.
Applications close May 31st 2015
Download full details about this scholarship and the relevant application form by following these links:
The Margaret Hamilton Scholarship
Application M Hamilton scholarship

Understanding Drugs and Addiction – Kings College London

kings collegeIn 2015 Kings College / Institute of Psychiatry in the UK are again offering their free online 6-week Understanding Drugs and Addiction course.
Understanding Drugs and Addiction is a:
*6 week course
*Free and totally online
*Requires 4 hours per week

Course starts March 9th 2015

If you wish you may purchase a Statement of Participation at course end (also opportunity to take an exam to qualify for a Statement of Attainment- fee required). More information & enrolment details, as well as a video are available via:
https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/understanding-drugs-and-addiction

Love the sunshine and sea ? Looking for a career change?

woolongongThe Illawarra Drug and Alcohol  service, Wollongong  (only 50 minutes from Sydney)  is looking for a CNC1 to join the team.

Position Title: Clinical Nurse Consultant Grade 1 – Drug and Alcohol
Employment Status: Permanent Full Time
Entity: Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
Geographical Location: Wollongong
Advertised Award/Classification: Clinical Nurse Consultant Grade 1
Salary: $1,909.70 – $1,948.70
Number of FTE: 1.00

Purpose of Position

This position is based at Illawarra Drug and Alcohol Service (iDAS) and will provide withdrawal management services for clients with complex drug and alcohol related needs, within both outpatient and inpatient health settings, including “Watershed”.

The role holder will also provide expert consultation and liaison services to a broad range of health service providers and aims to develop capacity within the practice of health care professionals around the management of drug & alcohol issues.

This position will also be responsible for the delivery of clinical leadership and education in the treatment of D&A related health issues and will participate in research and quality improvement activities.

For full details  see the  below advertisement from NSW Health (Reference Number  229522)

http://nswhealth.erecruit.com.au/ViewPosition.aspx?Id=229522

 Contact Person: Sarah Adams   (phone 4254 2700)

Closing Date:        04/01/2015

 

Residential Nurse – YSAS Glen Iris (Vic)

YSASYSAS is looking for a passionate and motivated Registered Nurse who is able to facilitate withdrawal and associated services for young people seeking assistance in their physical detoxification from licit and illicit substances. You will be required to work closely with General Practitioners in the provision of withdrawal support; you will develop and maintain positive working relationships both with YSAS staff and external agencies.

  • Part Time position 45.6 hours per fortnight (FTE 0.6)
  • Annual Salary Level RN3-RN4 depending on qualifications and experience (pro rata for part-time) plus 9.5% super and attractive salary packaging
  • Location YSAS Glen Iris

For more information open this document: job ad Nurse Nov 2014