Based in New South Wales, Bower Healthcare is one of Australia’s leading nursing agencies, and with it’s recent partnership with YNA, now sees the ability to place professionals in healthcare facilities Australia wide. With a strong focus on providing quality, Bower Healthcare takes equal care of both clients and their own agency staff.
As a recruitment agency, Bower Healthcare, work to place a varied set of healthcare professionals into facilities throughout Sydney, New South Wales and the wider Australian network. With divisions that support Registered Nurses (general and specialist), Mental Health Nurses, Midwives, Enrolled Nurses, Undergraduate Nurses (as Assistants in Nursing), Orderlies (Wardspersons) and Community Support, they have scope to assist a wide range of overseas professionals in seeking work in Australia.
Requirements as an Overseas Professional
You will need to hold a valid visa with work entitlements to work in Australia. The team at Bower Healthcare can advise and assist you in sourcing the relevant information and making visa applications.
Registered Nurses should possess a minimum of 12 months post-graduate clinical experience. This experience will have, preferably, taken place within the last 6 months, however as a minimum it must be within the past year. Assistants in Nursing need to be in their 2nd year of a current nursing degree, having completed clinical placements. The team at Bower Healthcare are happy to talk through your relevant experiences, so if you are unsure please do get in touch.
Australia has a national registration scheme for health practitioners, which is managed by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Nurse registration, specifically is managed by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Bower Healthcare recommends that overseas applicants research the guidelines and registration process as directed by these bodies. If you have any questions specifically related to Bower Healthcare and the purpose of registering with these bodies they encourage candidates to get in touch.
Screening and Vaccination
It is the requirement of all public facilities in Australia that healthcare professionals comply with the Health’s directive policy regarding screening and vaccination against specific infectious diseases. Although not essential in the private sector it is considered “best practice” to possess appropriate cover. Requirements may vary from state to state and therefore it is advised you seek guidance from the Healthcare Policy of the state in which you intend to work. Bower Healthcare have information on the requirements for New South Wales and these can be found on their website and should you require further assistance please do not hesitate to get in touch with their team.
If you are considering the opportunities of working within Australian Healthcare facilities whilst having the opportunity to explore all that Australia has to offer, then get in touch with Bower Healthcare today and let them assist you finding the perfect work life balance. From application through to getting you through the door working in a healthcare position, Bower Healthcare will be on hand every step of the way.
Register your CV or read more about Nursing around Australia at bowerhealthcare.com.au