News

Registrations now open for the GP15 Conference

19 May 2015

RAHC will be attending GP15 Conference held in Melbourne from 21 – 23 September 2015.

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National Reconciliation Week: 27 May - 3 June 2015

19 May 2015

National Reconciliation Week is held annually to commemorate two significant Reconciliation milestones, the anniversaries of 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision.

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Come and visit RAHC at the APNA Conference 14 - 16 May 2015

06 May 2015

This year RAHC will be exhibiting at the APNA conference ‘Brave to Bold’ 14th and 16th of May at the Gold Coast Convention centre. If you are attending the APNA conference come along and say hello to us at the RAHC Booth.  We will have a variety of information on RAHC Remote Educator Support, eLearning and RAHC Clinical Resources.  
 

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RAHC welcomes new Remote Educator Bronwyn Cox

06 May 2015

In November 2014, RAHC welcomed new Remote Educator Bronwyn Cox to the team. Bronwyn is a Registered Nurse with a background in all fields, in particular Emergency. She had also worked as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for over seven years. 

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RAHC awaits confirmation of further funding

06 May 2015
Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health until 30 June 2015. As has occurred in previous years we are currently awaiting confirmation of funding past that date. We appreciate your support as we deal with this period of uncertainty. Please feel free to speak with a RAHC team member if you have any questions about this situation.
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eLearning Module Profile: Primary Eye Care Checks

06 May 2015

RAHC has developed a suite of free online clinical training modules designed especially for health professionals (HPs). This resource is designed to provide timely and high quality orientation and learning materials for HPs preparing to work in remote health clinics and services.

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RAHC Team: Changes at the Canberra Office

06 May 2015

We would like to advise you all of some changes to the RAHC Team in Canberra:

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Health InfoNet: Health Promotion Resources

06 May 2015
The Australian Indigenous Health InfoNet is an innovative Internet resource that aims to inform practice and policy in Indigenous health by making research and other knowledge readily accessible
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Incident reporting whilst on placement

06 May 2015

Your safety and wellbeing, and that of our clients is of the utmost importance to us. If an incident occurs whilst on placement, please complete an incident report (as per the health service’s policy) and forward to the appropriate RAHC staff member.

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Influenza vaccination information for Health Professionals working in the NT

06 May 2015
The NT Department of Health CDC has released information regarding influenza vaccination recommendations for Indigenous children aged from six months up to 5-years-old.
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Request for Professional Development Support

06 May 2015

RAHC Health Professionals (HPs) are welcome to apply for professional development (PD) support directly related to remote health practice.

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Important Information: Salary Sacrifice for 2014/15 Financial Year

06 May 2015

RAHC’s parent company, Aspen Medical, pays all superannuation payments a month in arrears as per the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) guidelines. Therefore there are only two opportunities left to salary sacrifice for 2014/15 financial year, the fortnights ending 16 May 2015 and 30 May 2015.

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RAHC supports Department of Health in Oral Health service delivery across the Northern Territory

27 Apr 2015

Plaque, gum disease and caries are common issues identified in Oral Health and can be widespread in some Northern Territory communities.

The Department of Health (DoH) Oral Health program is working tirelessly to improve oral health within remote communities in the Northern Territory. Whilst free dental care is available to all those in remote communities, in recent years there has been a stronger emphasis on provision of regular health checks and oral health promotion.

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Remote Nursing in Australia and New Zealand is 'terrific'

27 Apr 2015

An international health official visited Alice Springs last week to discuss nursing educaiton opportunities in remote communities.

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Packing 101: The Top 10 essential items to take on a Placement

23 Apr 2015

RAHC has received suggestions from RAHC health professionals via our facebook page about the items that they could not live without whilst on a placement in the Northern Territory (NT).

A question often asked by new-to-remote health professionals before their first placement is what items to take on a placement.

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Scholarship announced to fast track Aboriginal Health Practitioners towards becoming Registered Nurses

01 Apr 2015
On Thursday 5 March a new scholarship program focussed on fast tracking Aboriginal Health Practitioners towards becoming Registered Nurses was announced by RAHC’s parent company, Aspen Medical.
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Remote Indigenous health award recognises contribution of Registered Nurse from Victoria

31 Mar 2015
The Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) awarded its Annette Walker Award for 2014 to Anna Heisar, a Registered Nurse from Apollo Bay in Victoria, at an event held in Sydney on 13 March 2015.
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RAHC hosts first ‘Meet and Mingle’ event in Melbourne

31 Mar 2015
RAHC recently hosted a social event in Melbourne that provided an opportunity for the RAHC team to show our appreciation to Melbourne-based health professionals (HPs). RAHC HPs got together and shared their stories and experiences and were also were invited to introduce any colleagues or friends who may be interested in undertaking placements with RAHC.
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Reconciliation Action Plan officially launched

31 Mar 2015
RAHC’s parent company, Aspen Medical, recently launched its Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 2015 - 2018. The RAP, which has been approved by Reconciliation Australia, was officially launched by Senator the Hon Nigel Scullion, Minister for Indigenous Affairs.
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RAHC RNs complete Remote Emergency Care (REC) course

27 Mar 2015
A group of 23 RAHC Registered Nurses (RN) completed a Remote Emergency Care (REC) course in Sydney from 13 – 15 March 2015.
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CommDoc: The new app helping health professionals and patients break language barriers in the Northern Territory

25 Mar 2015
CommDoc is an innovative new app helping General Practitioners (GPs) and other health professionals who work in communities across the Northern Territory. CommDoc provides audio translations of common medical terms in different Aboriginal languages spoken in the Northern Territory.
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NAIDOC 2015 theme launched

25 Mar 2015
NAIDOC Week is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements. It’s a time to acknowledge our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, scholars, sportspeople, Elders, community members and more. 2015 National NAIDOC theme is: We all Stand on Sacred Ground: Learn, Respect and Celebrate.
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The Lowitja Institute launches initiative that links health and wellbeing to constitutional recognition for Indigenous people

25 Mar 2015
Recognise Health, an initiative of the Lowitja Institute, was launched at Parliament House in Canberra on 5 March 2015. Recognise Health promotes understanding of the important link between health and wellbeing and constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
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Highlights from our 3,000th placement event

06 Mar 2015
This video features highlights from the RAHC 3,000th placement event at Parliament House, Canberra on 24 February 2015. 
 
We have placed more than 3,000 urban-based health professionals on short-term paid placements in remote Indigenous communities in the NT since 2008.
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Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia launches Acute Rheumatic Fever (ARF) Diagnosis Calculator

05 Mar 2015
Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia has developed and launched the Acute Rheumatic Fever (ARF) Diagnosis Calculator. The Acute Rheumatic Fever Diagnosis Calculator is designed to guide General Practitioners, Medical Officers, Remote Area Nurses and Indigenous Health Workers through the complexities of diagnosing Acute Rheumatic Fever
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eLearning Module Profile: Eye Health and Diabetes

05 Mar 2015
RAHC has developed a suite of free online clinical training modules designed especially for health professionals as a resource to provide timely and high quality orientation and learning materials for RAHC Health Professionals (HPs) preparing to work in remote health clinics and services. This month we profile our Eye Health and Diabetes eLearning module.
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Updated information for daylight savings and timesheets

05 Mar 2015
The February eBulletin contained the following information regarding daylight savings, the information about timesheets is not applicable. Please remember Daylight Savings is now applicable (NT is 1.5hours behind ACT). Please ensure timesheets are submitted to approving Managers on a Friday so they are able to approve and submit by 10am EST Monday.
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Menzies School of Health turns 30!

05 Mar 2015
The Menzies School of Health (Menzies) is celebrating 30 years of research, innovation and education this year. Menzies began as a vision to understand and improve the difficult and complex health problems faced by Aboriginal communities in the north and today is Australia’s leading medical health research institute.
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RAHC welcomes new Remote Educator Terry McMillan

05 Mar 2015
In January RAHC welcomed new Remote Educator, Terry McMillan, to the team. Terry is a Registered Nurse who developed a passion for remote work whilst undertaking placements in Alice Springs as part of her Bachelor of Nursing and Midwifery.
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Would you be interested in a PD opportunity to attend a Pharmacotherapeutics course in Melbourne?

05 Mar 2015
We are currently seeking Expressions of Interest from our credentialed nurses and midwives interested in a Professional Development (PD) opportunity to attend a Pharmacotherapeutics course in Melbourne.
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