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Urban health professionals working with health services in the NT to help close the gap

25 Feb 2015

The Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) has placed its 3000th health professional into a remote Indigenous community in the Northern Territory (NT). The milestone was marked at Parliament House with the Minister for Health, the Hon Sussan Ley MP, presenting a certificate to Sue Tuck, a Registered Nurse from Deniliquin, New South Wales. Ms Tuck completed her third placement in 12 months, and RAHC’s 3000th placement, at Pintupi Homelands Health Service in Kintore in Central Australia.

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Online Clinical Facilitator PD Program developed by Australian Catholic University

11 Feb 2015
The Australian Catholic University (ACU) School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine has developed a Clinical Facilitator Professional Development Program (CFPDP) which is specifically targeted at healthcare professionals who are involved in clinical supervision/facilitation.
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Request for Professional Development Support

09 Feb 2015
RAHC health professionals are welcome to apply for professional development (PD) support directly related to remote health practice. The PD support policy and request documents can be found on the RAHC HP Login page of the RAHC website.
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Incident reporting for RAHC HPs

09 Feb 2015
The safety and wellbeing of you and your clients is of utmost importance to RAHC and the community.
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RAHC to celebrate 3000th placement

06 Feb 2015
On Tuesday 24 February 2015 RAHC will celebrate its 3000th placement at an event held at Parliament House. The Australian Government Minister for Health Hon Susan Ley MP will attend the event and recognise the efforts of RAHC, our health professionals and stakeholders.
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Visit to the Council for Aboriginal Alcohol Program Services

06 Feb 2015
RAHC’s General Manager, Philip Roberts and Aspen Medical’s Director of CSR visited the Council for Aboriginal Alcohol Program Services in Berrimah last week.
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Thank you to all our health professionals and stakeholders who provided nominations for the Annette Walker Award

06 Feb 2015
RAHC would like to thank all our health professionals and stakeholders who provided nominations for the Annette Walker Award. The nominations received have been of a high calibre, showcasing the outstanding contribution of our health professionals. The Annette Walker Award winner will be announced in the March eBulletin.
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Short courses and workshops on offer through the Centre for Remote Health

05 Feb 2015
The Centre for Remote Health offers a range of professional development workshops for remote health professionals and those interested in working in remote Australia.
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New automated certificate system for eLearning

05 Feb 2015
We constantly seek ways to improve our processes and systems. As a RAHC health professional you may have previously completed one, or many, of our eLearning modules. We are delighted to advise you that we have moved to an online automated certificate system for successful completion of individual modules to cater for the increased number of participants completing the eLearning modules.
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eLearning Module Profile: Managing Scabies and Crusted Scabies

05 Feb 2015
RAHC has developed a suite of free online clinical training modules designed especially for health professionals as a resource to provide timely, high quality, orientation and learning materials for RAHC health professionals preparing to work in remote health clinics and services.Each month RAHC will profile one of the eLearning Modules, today is the Managing Scabies and Crusted Scabies module.
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Annette Walker Memorial Award applications extended to 23 December

18 Dec 2014
RAHC has extended the application due date for the Annette Walker Memorial Award to 5pm on 23 December 2014. On 30th December 2012 RAHC lost one of its most valued team members, Placement Manager, Annette Walker. To recognise Annette’s contribution to the team, her passion for being part of the effort, commitment to excellence and ‘can do’ attitude, the Annette Walker Memorial Award was launched in 2013.
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Important information about luggage restrictions when travelling in the Northern Territory

18 Dec 2014
Please note this important information about luggage restrictions when travelling in the Northern Territory (NT). Health Professionals (HPs) should ensure they read their RAHC Travel Itinerary and make themselves aware of the different airline luggage restrictions.
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RAHC Payroll, Contractor Payments and Expense Claim deadlines for festive season

18 Dec 2014
With all the public holidays around the festive season, please assist us to ensure you receive your pay and expense reimbursements in a timely manner by meeting the deadliness set out below. Please contact your Placement Consultant if you experience any issues meeting these deadlines.
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Rural and Isolated Practice (Scheduled Medicines) Registered Nurse (RIPRN) Course

18 Dec 2014
The Rural and Isolated Practice (Scheduled Medicines) Registered Nurse (RIPRN) course prepares registered nurses (RN) to apply for endorsement by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia to practice as scheduled medicines RNs (rural and isolated practice).
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New online resources for GP Registrars and other health professionals working in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services

04 Dec 2014
In November, the Northern Territory General Practice Education (NTGPE) announced the release of a new, free online resource for medical practitioners training in remote communities. The ‘Working Well Online’ resource, funded by NTGPE with assistance from Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory (AMSANT) and the Danila Dilba Health Service (DDHS) has been designed to assist GP registrars and other health professionals working in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS).
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The first of seven new remote health centres opened

04 Dec 2014
On 20 November 2014, the Minister for Health, Robyn Lambley officially opened the first of seven new remote health centres in Hermannsburg (Ntaria). “Minister for Health, Robyn Lambley explained that the $5.5m facility is the first project completed as part of a $50.29m project to upgrade or completely replace 11 remote health centres across the Northern Territory.”
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Seasons greetings from the RAHC team and best wishes for 2015

04 Dec 2014
The Board and staff of RAHC wish our stakeholders and Health Professionals all the best for the festive season and the New Year.
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eLearning Module Profile: Trachoma

04 Dec 2014
RAHC has developed a suite of free online clinical training modules designed especially for health professionals as a resource to provide timely, high quality, orientation and learning materials for RAHC health professionals preparing to work in remote health clinics and services. Each month RAHC will profile one of the eLearning Modules, starting with the Trachoma module.
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Celebrating 40 years of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services in the NT

06 Nov 2014

Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services in the NT celebrated Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance NT (AMSANT) 20th Anniversary at the Our Health, Our Way Conference on 5 and 6 November 2014.

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New expense claim process for HPs

06 Nov 2014

RAHC has improved the process for the reimbursement of expenses to health professionals (HPs) to deliver more timely payment of travel and Working with Children Card related expenses.

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Remote health workers use skills to fight Ebola

04 Nov 2014
Clinicians who specialise in remote and isolated health in Australia have been recognised as the kind of volunteers required to fight Ebola.
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New online RAHC Health Professional Feedback Form

04 Nov 2014

RAHC has implemented a new online Health Professional Feedback Form

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Annette Walker Memorial Award applications now open

04 Nov 2014

On 30th December 2012 RAHC lost one of its most valued team members, Placement Manager, Annette Walker. To recognise Annette’s contribution to the team, her passion for being part of the effort, commitment to excellence and ‘can do’ attitude, the Annette Walker Memorial Award was launched in 2013.

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RAHC sponsors the CRANAplus Excellence in Mentoring in Rural Health Award 2014

23 Oct 2014

Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) sponsored the Excellence in Mentoring in Rural Health Award at the 32nd annual CRANAplus conference held in Melbourne from 15th – 18th October 2014. The award was won by John Wright, a Registered Nurse from Tennant Creek.

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Australian bat lyssavirus: A timely reminder

01 Oct 2014
The Northern Territory Department of Health (NTDoH), Centre for Disease Control (CDC) has released their Newsletter for September 2014 which includes important information on the bat lyssavirus.
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Travel for Professional Development (Update)

12 Sep 2014
RAHC provides Professional Development (PD) support as part of its commitment to prepare Health Professionals (HPs) for placements in remote Indigenous communities. We continually review this support to ensure that we can provide as much support as possible to as many HPs as possible, and to ensure that it provides value to both HPs and RAHC.
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The Northern Territory Department of Health advises new measures to manage the risk around the Ebola outbreak in Africa

12 Sep 2014
The Northern Territory Department of Health (NTDoH) has advised RAHC of new measures to manage the risk around the Ebola outbreak in Africa. This measure relates to Health Professionals who have travelled to Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria recently. If you have travelled to these countries you cannot undertake placements until 21 days have passed since you left those countries.
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2014 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner Awards – Nominations open

12 Sep 2014
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner (ATSIHP) Awards recognise the efforts, achievements, and ongoing dedication of Health Practitioners in their communities in the Northern Territory. Nominations are now open and RAHC health professionals are encouraged to nominate worthy Practitioners.
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NT Department of health announces plan to increase Aboriginal Health Practitioner numbers

12 Sep 2014
Minister for Health Robyn Lambley recently announced the Back On Track taskforce that will lead an action plan to increase the number of Aboriginal Health Practitioners in the Northern Territory.
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Northern Territory’s outstanding Health Professionals recognised: Administrator’s Medals in Primary Health Care 2014 Announced

12 Sep 2014
The Administrator's Medals in Primary Health Care 2014 awards were presented by the Honourable Sally Thomas AC, Administrator of the Northern Territory, at an official awards ceremony held at Government House on 28 August.
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