About CENA

The College of Emergency Nursing Australasia (CENA) is the peak professional association representing emergency nurses. There are large numbers of nurses working in emergency and many more in circumstances which see them providing emergency care to patients outside of emergency departments. This includes nurses working in small regional and rural hospitals, health care centres and flight nurses. CENA represents a total of approximately 1200 nurses nationally and internationally.

Full Membership is open to all registered nurses and enrolled nurses. Associate Membership is available to medical and paramedical professional.

ICEN 2018

The 2018 International Conference for Emergency Nurses (ICEN) will held in Melbourne (VIC) 10th – 12th October 2018 at Pullman Albert Park.

We look forward to celebrating and enhancing our amazing profession with you at the 16thInternational Conference for Emergency Nursing.

CENA Strategic Plan

The Board of Directors is pleased to provide members with  the Strategic Plan for 2017 – 2018. This document outlines many of the desirable outcomes and associated activities that the College will pursue to maintain its alignment with the historical vision and purpose of the College. The document, is a contemporary framework to focus the efforts of the Board, while still providing space for flexibility to pursue opportunities relating to vision.

Download the Strategic Plan

2017 Webinar Topics & Dates

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Registered Nurse

Tasmanian Health Service
Department of Emergency Medicine
Hobart, Tasmania

Are you looking for a change?

Come to Hobart, Tasmania’s capital city. It has many historic buildings, parks and gardens, museums, galleries and markets, cultural events and festivals, great food and produce, bushland and spectacular scenery and great proximity to other attractions. Hobart offers many lifestyle advantages and choices, short distances make it possible to live in rural tranquility while commuting to a city job or to relax on an uncrowded beach or pursue more active pursuits outside of working hours.

The Tasmanian Health Service is offering several opportunities for Registered Nurses interested in working at the Royal Hobart Hospital’s Department of Emergency Medicine.

The Royal Hobart Hospital is the tertiary referral and largest hospital in Tasmania. The Department see both adult and paediatric presentations, it also has a short stay unit. We are committed to maintaining and improving the health and well-being of the people of Tasmania; it provides a comprehensive range of high quality, accessible hospital and related services and has an excellent nursing professional development program.

Applications close:  31 March 2018

Vacancy No:  516244

Apply online at www.jobs.tas.gov.au

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Duties:  This role presents a great opportunity to practice at a beginner to expert level supported by a transition to emergency nursing program. Joining the Royal Hobart Emergency Department Team, you will provide high quality nursing care, aimed at improving patient health outcomes with a supportive multidisciplinary emergency department team.

Assessing individual patient needs, you will plan, implement or coordinate appropriate service delivery from a range of accepted options. You will also provide support and guidance to newer or less experienced staff, Enrolled Nurses, student nurses and other workers providing basic nursing care.

Salary:  $60,792 to $83,194 per annum plus superannuation and access to salary packaging

Period of Employment:  Permanent full-time and part-time shift work (fully rotational), working up to 76 hours per fortnight.  Hours will be negotiated with successful applicants.

For further information please contact Tony Bradley on 0428 998 729 or email tony.bradley@ths.tas.gov.au.

Applications close:  31 March 2018

Vacancy No:  516244

Apply online at www.jobs.tas.gov.au

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Come be a part of our family in the Emergency Department

Fast paced, dynamic and diverse role

We strongly believe in investing in our staff and watching them grow

Position Summary

We currently have an opportunity for person centred and dynamic specialised Registered Nurses

(RN) to join our team in the Emergency Department (ED) at Frankston Hospital!

Collaborating closely with a multidisciplinary team, the RN works competently within their scope of practice to deliver safe, evidence based, care to achieve optimal health outcomes or a dignified death.

How to apply

Please click HERE to apply

Download position description for a full outline of the selection criteria

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About Our Emergency Department

The Frankston Emergency Department is a dynamic and fast paced environment with a strong emphasis on team work and support. The current Emergency Department opened in February 2015 and has over 70,000 presentations per year, with 20% of these being paediatric. The ED has state of the art resuscitation bays including a class-N negative pressure room. It also has specialised paediatric cubicles with a separated waiting room.

We have dedicated ED educators and provide opportunities for professional development and career growth; from post graduate qualifications to a transition to speciality program, we invest in our employees.

Who are we looking for?

  • Committed, forward thinking individuals with excellent clinical skills
  • Registered Nurses with current AHPRA registration
  • We pride ourselves on our team environment, therefore you must have the ability to collaborate and work well with others
  • A Post-Graduate Qualification in Emergency or Critical Care Nursing would be advantageous

Refer to the position description for a full outline of the selection criteria

What can we offer you?

  • Be part of dynamic and supportive team
  • Develop your career in emergency nursing with plenty of opportunities for education and professional support
  • Flexible working hours across a 7 day rotating roster
  • Salary packaging benefits, meaning huge tax savings

Other Information

  • Ensuring the health and safety of our patients, visitors and staff is at the heart of everything we do. As part of this commitment, all new members of our team must meet the immunisation requirements of their role prior to commencement.
  • Peninsula Health is committed to providing positive employment opportunities and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.
  • Peninsula Health believes in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce where each person’s uniqueness is valued. Peninsula Health believes that by embracing the diverse life experiences and perspectives of our people, we will provide high-quality health care to all members of our community – regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, cultural background, disability, religion or sexual orientation.

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CENA Professional Development

CENA offers a variety of professional development opportunities at discounted rates for members.

CENA TNP Emergency Nursing Module

See website for full calendar and to register

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CENA Webinars

See website for details of live and recorded sessions

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CENA Affiliations

The CENA Affiliation Program establishes formal links with other emergency nursing and health care organisations to foster relationships that facilitate and enhance the aims and objectives of each organisation.

ACN is a key national professional nursing organisation with a focus on nursing leadership and is open to nurses in all settings and at every stage of their career.
The Australian Resuscitation Council is a voluntary co-ordinating body which represents all major groups involved in the teaching and practice of resuscitation.
Representing the interests and promoting the speciality of Emergency Nursing.

Malta Emergency Nurses' Assoication