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.

Novel CoV information for front-line healthcare workers

Information current as at Friday 21st February

The Australian Government Chief Medical Officer and Department of Health have prepared information for health workers regarding the novel coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China (2019-nCov).

Additional resources can be found on the Department of Health’s website, including posters that can be used in health facilities and factsheets that can be provided to patients.

Please note that as this is an evolving situation and these documents will be updated in the coming days and weeks. Ensure you reference back to your local health services for procedures that are in place for your organisation.

ICEN 2020

Invitation to attend

The conference committee extend a warm welcome to all emergency nurses to attend the 18th International Conference for Emergency Nurses (ICEN) for the College of Emergency Nursing Australasia (CENA) to be held from 14th – 16 th October 2020 at the Gold Coast Conference and Exhibition Centre, Queensland.  Visit the website for more information and to register.

CENA Strategic Plan 2018 – 2020 / 2019 Annual Report

The Board of Directors is pleased to provide members with  the Strategic Plan for 2018 – 2020. 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

Download the 2019 Annual Report

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Registered Nursing Opportunities | St John of God Health Care

St John of God Health Care is a leading health care provider, with private and public hospitals, home nursing and Social Outreach services throughout Australia.

Available positions are:

  • Associate Nurse Unit Manager (Night Duty) – 25058
  • Critical Care Registered Nurse (Night Duty) – 25003
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist – 24719

Positions will be offered on a permanent full time or part time basis working a rotating roster.

St John of God Geelong Hospital is seeking applications from experienced and suitably qualified Critical Care Registered Nurses to join the multidisciplinary team in our Emergency Department.

The Emergency Department was opened in 2014 and has quickly gained an excellent reputation, being awarded Australia’s top-ranked ED (press ganey survey 2015, 16.) The Department sees 11,000 patients per year, with approximately 15% paediatric presentations. The hospital has recently expanded services to include cardiothoracic surgery, and growth of the ICU/CCU and has seen an increase inpatient acuity. The Emergency Department will soon extend to provide a 24/7 service

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The successful candidate will have:

  • A willingness and capacity to embrace the Mission and Values of St John of God Health Care.
  • Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (AHPRA) as a Registered Nurse.
  • Posession of a post-graduate qualification in critical care (CCRN positions).
  • Demonstrated recent experience in emergency nursing.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Well-developed skills in communication, conflict resolution, negotiation and problem solving.

The Benefits:

  • Salary packaging
  • Flexible work options
  • Professional development
  • Parking available

Access to the incredible lifestyle advantages that come with living & working in the Geelong region, world-class beaches, river & bay activities, cycling, arts, wineries, cafes & bars, excellent schools less than 1 hour to Melbourne.

For enquiries please contact Erin Sharp, Nurse Unit Manager on (03) 5215 8767. To apply, please go to https://erecruit1.mercury.com.au/SJOG/ and enter the relevant reference number.

About You

You are a dedicated registered Nurse looking at further developing your management and leadership skills or you are an accomplished Associate Nurse Manager; either way, you are ready to take this next step in your Career. You lead by example, thrive working in a dynamic, fast paced environment and are truly passionate about delivering a high standard of evidence based nursing care to all patients. You also have an established track history working within either an emergency/acute/critical care setting and passionate about continuing your career within Emergency Services.

You also:

  • have Previous experience in clinical leadership & mentoring role
  • are well respected & highly regarded by peers & colleagues
  • have excellent communication & superior time management skills
  • have a genuine passion & interest in nursing management
  • are also highly motivated & enthusiastic in pursuing an ongoing career in emergency nursing at Monash Health
  • an advocate of Monash Health’s Strategic Guiding Principles

What You Need:

  • Postgraduate qualification in Emergency/Critical care
  • Clinical leadership experience & mentoring a team
  • Current AHPRA registration
  • Recent emergency department clinical experience
  • Relevant working visa if required
  • Relevant qualifications

What is in it For You:

  • A supportive learning environment
  • Avenues to further develop your Leadership skills
  • Mentorship and Career guidance
  • Educational support to further your Acute Clinical Skills & expand your knowledge base
  • Support to attend Conferences and Courses

What We offer:

  • In addition, as an employee of the largest public health organisation in Victoria, you will receive benefits such as Salary Packaging, access to onsite staff car parking and gym, uniform and Employee Assistance Program.
  • access to Monash Health in-house learning portals to further expand your acute clinical skills & knowledge base
  • avenues to further develop your leadership & project management skills
  • mentorship & career guidance
  • support to attend relevant forums & conferences
  • a supportive learning environment, should you wish to undertake postgraduate studies

In addition, you will have access to benefits including salary packaging to increase your take-home pay, access to onsite staff car parking and gym, uniform and the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

How to Apply

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Preferred candidates will require a clear Police Check and a current Working with Children’s Check prior to any offers of employment being made.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.

Please note, applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System – e-mail applications will not be considered.

Search our Facebook community ‘Nursing and Midwifery Careers at Monash Health’ to be part of an online group; keep updated with recruitment tips and opportunities at Monash Health.

Apply NOW to join our dynamic & busy Emergency Department at MMC, Clayton & remember to please clearly highlight in your cover letter which area/role you are applying to.

To view the full position description and to APPLY NOW, click here

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Emergency healthcare research workshop featuring respected clinician-researchers, ethicists and health economist, Josh Byrnes

This full-day workshop is suitable for people working in emergency healthcare who are keen to establish or develop their research career. This includes anyone involved in delivering emergency healthcare to patients in a public or private health setting, including retrievals and ambulance services.

Whether you are a doctor (FACEM, Registrar, Trainee, Rural Generalist), a nurse, paramedic or allied healthcare professional, or otherwise delivering emergency health services in Queensland, this workshop will offer valuable insights from respected health and research professionals.

The workshop will feature sessions from respected emergency healthcare clinician-researchers and ethicists experts on the following topics:

  • Key elements of health economics and economic evaluation, presenting results and demonstrating value from economic evaluation
  • Tips and insights for writing effective proposals and building a successful research career from the ground up
  • Understanding and navigating ethical review processes, governance and approvals, including a Q&A panel discussion

Wednesday, 26 February 2020

10:00am to 5:00pm (formal proceedings will start at 10:30am)

Garden Marquee, Victoria Park Function Centre
261 Herston Rd, Herston 4006 (onsite parking available) MAP

Lunch and afternoon are provided. Please advise of any dietary requirements.

$365

RSVP Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Click here to register

National Suicide Prevention Conference 2020

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE WEBSITE

Organised by Suicide Prevention Australia, the National Suicide Prevention Conference (NSPC) is the pre-eminent event of the year for suicide prevention. The conference is highly regarded for its opportunities to collaborate, network and learn about new approaches to suicide prevention.

The conference attracts people from across the sector including administrators, researchers, health professionals, service providers, thought leaders, policy makers and people with lived experience of suicide. The conference is a unique and powerful opportunity to exchange knowledge and ideas. Basically, it’s a power-house of the best minds, coming together for robust debate and thought leadership.

Never before in Australia have we seen so much momentum driving suicide prevention to the fore, making it a priority for both government and the community. The 2020 conference is an important opportunity to harness this momentum, facilitate productive and sustainable discussions, whilst working towards one mission; a world without suicide.

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The time to take action is now. Over 10 million Australian adults are estimated to know someone who has died by suicide and 1 in 2 young people are impacted by suicide by the time they turn 25. Support our conference and help reduce the rates of suicide in our community.

Sign up today to learn about conference updates.

We look forward to welcoming you and your colleagues to the National Suicide Prevention Conference 2020, Canberra!

Nieves Murray
CEO, Suicide Prevention Australia

About the conference – One Voice – One Vision

The annual event attracts more than 650+ delegates from Australia and overseas. It’s an important opportunity for the suicide prevention sector to come together, share key learnings, network and help to move the sector forward; to achieve its goal of reducing the rate of suicide in Australia.

The purpose of the conference is to facilitate collaboration to achieve a common goal: a world without suicide. The 2020 conference theme, ‘One Voice – One Vision’ reflects the need for a unified approach in our quest to reduce suicide rates.

The conference program will showcase evidence-based solutions, bold ideas and community-led innovation. Delegates will be inspired to collaborate, share one voice and work towards reducing suicide rates.

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ASM 2020

Our practice, our systems, our knowledge and most of all, our people are all pushed to the limit.

Drawing on expertise unique to Australia’s capital, Canberra’s ASM 2020 will focus on providing solutions to the issues we face in our frenzied lives. What can we learn from patients, elite athletes, international aid coordinators, or military experts? We are designing a program that will inspire, provoke and unite. We are designing a program that will change your practice. We hope it might even change your life.

For those of you who think Canberra=politics=boredom, we have got a surprise in store for you. Canberra’s food and drink scene is eclectic, award winning and dare we say it – cool. We will be making use of all of our incredible outdoor precincts to help you let loose, unwind or recharge in our innovative workshop and social program.

How can you adapt, survive and thrive in an increasingly busy world?

There’s only one way to find out.

TO VISIT THE ACEM WEBSITE CLICK HERE

National Suicide Prevention Conference 2020

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE WEBSITE

Organised by Suicide Prevention Australia, the National Suicide Prevention Conference (NSPC) is the pre-eminent event of the year for suicide prevention. The conference is highly regarded for its opportunities to collaborate, network and learn about new approaches to suicide prevention.

The conference attracts people from across the sector including administrators, researchers, health professionals, service providers, thought leaders, policy makers and people with lived experience of suicide. The conference is a unique and powerful opportunity to exchange knowledge and ideas. Basically, it’s a power-house of the best minds, coming together for robust debate and thought leadership.

Never before in Australia have we seen so much momentum driving suicide prevention to the fore, making it a priority for both government and the community. The 2020 conference is an important opportunity to harness this momentum, facilitate productive and sustainable discussions, whilst working towards one mission; a world without suicide.

Read More

The time to take action is now. Over 10 million Australian adults are estimated to know someone who has died by suicide and 1 in 2 young people are impacted by suicide by the time they turn 25. Support our conference and help reduce the rates of suicide in our community.

Sign up today to learn about conference updates.

We look forward to welcoming you and your colleagues to the National Suicide Prevention Conference 2020, Canberra!

Nieves Murray
CEO, Suicide Prevention Australia

About the conference – One Voice – One Vision

The annual event attracts more than 650+ delegates from Australia and overseas. It’s an important opportunity for the suicide prevention sector to come together, share key learnings, network and help to move the sector forward; to achieve its goal of reducing the rate of suicide in Australia.

The purpose of the conference is to facilitate collaboration to achieve a common goal: a world without suicide. The 2020 conference theme, ‘One Voice – One Vision’ reflects the need for a unified approach in our quest to reduce suicide rates.

The conference program will showcase evidence-based solutions, bold ideas and community-led innovation. Delegates will be inspired to collaborate, share one voice and work towards reducing suicide rates.

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Come and work in stunning Tasmania, Australia…

The Launceston General Hospital in northern Tasmania is seeking an experienced Nurse Unit Manager to join and lead its Emergency Department.

We have a vacancy commencing mid-April 2020 for a permanent full time day worker working 76 hours per fortnight. Please note that hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant.

The Launceston General Hospital is the major referral hospital in Northern Tasmania.  Its Emergency Department is a fast-paced and energetic environment providing an exceptional standard of care to patients.

The Nurse Unit Manager is responsible for the day to day operational management of a 42-cubicle space ED consisting of Fast Track, Emergency Medical Unit, and Acute and Subacute Areas.

The nursing team consists of Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Consultants, Clinical Nurse Educators and a broad range of Registered Nurses and Enrolled Nurses. In 2020, LGH ED will be the first in the state to introduce the Specialised Enrolled Nurse position adding another career pathway for nursing.

The broader ED team includes 14 FACEMS, 18 Registrars and 20 Junior Medical Officers, supported by an Allied Health Team including Pharmacists, a Hospital Aged care Liaison Team and dedicated Support Officers and ancillary staff.

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As the Nurse Unit Manager, you will:

  • be a member of the Acute Care Services Leadership team who facilitate and implement the organisational direction of the Tasmanian Health Service;
  • have demonstrated extensive clinical knowledge and experience in Emergency Care Nursing;
  • have strong leadership skills promoting a shared vision and purpose, and positively influence others (internally and externally) to ensure optimal client outcomes and build a culture of success, commitment and active contribution by all staff within the practice area;
  • show Initiative, being adaptable and able to respond and adjust easily to change;
  • be resilient, persevering to achieve your goals in the face of obstacles and remaining calm and in control under pressure;
  • build productive networks demonstrating your capability to establish and maintain relationships and useful partnerships with people at all levels and disciplines across the business unit and group

Does this sound like you?  Then take the next step in your career and join the Tasmanian Health Service!

We can offer:

  • Salary range $108,439 – $112,525 p.a. plus superannuation
  • Access to salary packaging
  • Relocation and accommodation assistance

 

Want more?  Tasmania offers an envious lifestyle with some of the most amazing natural attractions, a wide range of opportunities, quality education systems, short commutes, and exceptional local beer, wine and food.

Launceston is Tasmania’s second largest city, rich in history, discovery and natural beauty, with a thriving regional community and all the conveniences of a big city. Launceston is a 1hour flight from Melbourne and has direct flights to Sydney and Brisbane. Launceston’s central location means most areas of Tasmania can be reached within 2 ½ hours by car for easy access to heritage attractions, stunning wilderness and fantastic recreational pursuits.

 

For the full Statement of Duties and to apply, visit our website www.jobs.tas.gov.au. Vacancy No: 504387

To find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Lorinda Upton-Greer by calling (03) 6777 6875 or email lorinda.upton-greer@ths.tas.gov.au

Applications close 9 March 2020.

Enjoy our wonderful community, lower cost of living, and outstanding work-life balance.

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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

More information…

CENA Webinars

See website for details of live and recorded sessions

More information…

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.