Job opportunities at Murray PHN careers
Murray PHN is currently recruiting for the following vacancies:
Scholarships available for AOD nurse practitioners
alcohol and other drugs
The Orticare Pharmacotherapy Network is offering scholarships to Alcohol and other Drug (AOD) Nurse Practitioner Candidates working in the Loddon Mallee region of the Murray PHN catchment. The scholarships provide financial support towards completion of a Nurse Practitioner Master's degree and may be sought by eligible applicants with the endorsement of their employing organisation.
Applications close on Friday 8 September. Click here for more details.
Grants for cancer services in the Loddon Mallee Region cancer
The Loddon Mallee Integrated Cancer Service is funding a grants program for organisations providing specialist and generalist cancer services to residents of the Loddon Mallee region.
Project funds will be awarded for sustainable service development which support the implementation or align to priority areas of the LMICS Strategic Plan. There are three grant categories of up to $80,000 each. Applications close on 30 August. Click here for more details.
After-hours Supercare nursing service in Bendigo Bendigo potentially avoidable hospital admissions
The Supercare Nursing Service is now operating at the Bendigo UFS Pharmacy on the corner of View and Barnard Streets from 6pm to 10pm every night. It is a government-funded service providing triage, assessment, treatment and/or referral to a GP, emergency department or other healthcare provider for ongoing care.
The free after-hours service is staffed by experienced registered nurses from the primary and community healthcare sector with qualifications in immunisation and mental health first aid. It's designed to provide the community with after-hours care to take pressure off local emergency departments, particularly with category four and five presentations that can be managed in the primary care setting. Click here for more details.
New COPD online training modules COPD
New individual training modules on various Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) topics have been released by the Lung Foundation Australia. The training allows general practitioners, nurses, exercise professionals and pharmacists to focus on specific COPD topics that are most relevant to them and their patients, and to complete quick refresher courses.
The new modules include: managing exacerbations of COPD; preventing deterioration of COPD (smoking cessation, immunisation and oxygen therapy); about COPD; the respiratory system and COPD; pulmonary rehabilitation and physical activity; diagnosis of COPD (including case finding and spirometry); inhaler device technique; and COPD medicines. Click here for more details.
Online tools for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alcohol and other drug sector alcohol and other drugs