News

RAHC showcases two new videos focussing on experiences and support

22 Oct 2013
Two new videos have been produced by RAHC that highlight the support provided to health professionals (HPs) on their placements, as well as the overall experience of working remotely.
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Current GP Opportunities - October 2013

18 Oct 2013
RAHC currently has several opportunities for General Practitioners (GPs) to undertake short-term paid placements in remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory (NT).
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RAHC Presentation Well-Received at National Comcare Conference

15 Oct 2013
Fiona Wake, Clinical Manager with the Remote Area Health Corp (RAHC), delivered a presentation focussing on RAHC’s support processes to the Comcare National Conference in Canberra which was held from 18 – 19 September. The 2013 conference theme was Better design for prevention, smarter support for recovery. The conference was attended by more than 600 delegates.
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ADA Webinar Opportunity for CPD

13 Sep 2013
The Australian Dental Association (ADA) has an excellent webinar opportunity for remote and rural Dentists on Tuesday September 24th, 2013. The upcoming webinar is the Infection Control Update. This webinar is especially appropriate for RAHC Dentists.
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RAHC Welcomes Dan Dalladay to the Team as a Remote Educator

13 Sep 2013
RAHC welcomes Dan Dalladay to the team as one of our new Remote Educators (REs). Dan begun his interesting and varied domestic and international nursing career in 1984 and joined the RAHC team as a Health professional in 2009.
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AHPRA Registration Renewal Reminder for GPs

12 Sep 2013
All RAHC General Practitioners (GPs) are reminded that the AHPRA registration renewal date for GPs is September 30, 2013. If you do not renew your AHPRA registration by the due date, AHPRA will remove you from the national register, thus unable to undertake RAHC placements.
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Professional Development Reminder

20 Aug 2013
RAHC is committed to supporting our HPs in obtaining the skills required for safe practice. To request financial support from RAHC to undertake relevant Professional Development (PD), please download and complete the appropriate request for support forms from the RAHC website.
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Medication Safety eLearning Module

20 Aug 2013
Thank you to all RAHC Health Professionals (HPs) who expressed interest to complete the Aspen Medical Medication Safety eLearning module which ran from 5-12 August. We were able to accept 41 RAHC HPs to undertake the online course.
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RAHC Achieves 2000 Placements

20 Aug 2013
On August 6th, 2013, The Hon. Warren Snowdon, former Minister for Indigenous Health, celebrated RAHC’s 2000th health professional placement in remote Northern Territory Indigenous communities. To read the full media release, please visit the RAHC website news feed.
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Medication Safety eLearning module

08 Jul 2013
There is an opportunity for a small selection of RAHC nurses to complete a free Medication Safety eLearning module as part of a trial with Aspen Medical. It will soon be essential for RAHC nurses to provide evidence of completing medication safety training.
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PD support reminder

08 Jul 2013
RAHC actively promotes Professional Development (PD) to assist health professionals to successfully transition to remote practice and maintain their skills for subsequent placements. RAHC provides support to undertake PD, however it is important to remind health professionals that it is essential to apply for support – and have your application approved – prior to undertaking a course.
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NAIDOC week 2013

08 Jul 2013
This week is NAIDOC week and wherever you currently live or work, there are a number of opportunities for you to get involved in your community. NAIDOC week is celebrated by Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples alike – it is an excellent opportunity for you to get involved in a variety of events and support your local Indigenous community members.
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Introducing Remote Educator - Elly Fontes

03 Jul 2013
RAHC welcomes Elly Fontes RN to the team as one of our Remote Educators. RAHC Remote Educators (REs) provide support to health professionals (HPs) on their first RAHC placement. This support is to assist the HP with the transition to the remote environment both clinically and culturally.
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Indemnity insurance renewal for GPs

02 Jul 2013
The "Policy B" indemnity insurance that Aspen takes out on behalf of RAHC General Practitioners for remote placements falls due for annual renewal on 1 July 2013. Cover will be renewed on 1st July 2013 and policy documentation will be forwarded to you in the mail in the first weeks of July. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tanya Brunt – Placement Manager on 02 6203 9588 or tanya@rahc.com.au.
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Changes coming soon to the RAHC eLearning modules

02 Jul 2013

The RAHC Introduction to Remote Health Practice Program (online) is currently in the process of being updated and a number of changes will be rolled out in coming months.

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RAHC website updates - links and resources and the new My RAHC portal

30 May 2013

Since the new RAHC website was launched last year, the team has steadily worked to find ways to improve it for both current RAHC Health Professionals and those considering getting involved. There are two main additions to bring to your attention – the new Links and resources section and My RAHC portal.

Links and resources

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Bush Nurses book released – featuring RAHC RN Sarah Hamm

30 May 2013
Remote Nurse Annabelle Brayley has just released a new book, Bush Nurses, which includes a piece written by RAHC RN Sarah Hamm about her RAHC placement on Elcho Island. The book is a compilation of real stories from nurses about their experiences working remote in various communities across Australia.
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Graduate Certificate in Remote Health Practice - applications closing soon

30 May 2013
If you have thought about undertaking further, tertiary education in remote health, there is still time to enrol in the Centre for Remote Health Graduate Certificate in Remote Health Practice. The application closing date for students wishing to commence in semester 2 has been extended.
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Featured resource - New Immunisation Handbook released - free download

27 May 2013
The Federal Government Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) has released the 2013 edition of the Australian Immunisation Handbook. The handbook is available in print or as a free Microsoft Word or PDF download from their website.
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Meet the RAHC team - Sharon Marchant, Remote Educator

27 May 2013
Introducing Sharon Marchant (AKA Livesey) as a RAHC Remote Educator. To many health professionals, Sharon is a familiar face, both from her time as the RAHC Clinical Educator and from her many years of experience rural and remote Australia.
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Introducing Sandi Smyth - RAHC Remote Educator

01 May 2013
RAHC welcomes a new clinical team member - Sandi Smyth RN. Sandi will be taking calls and providing on-the-ground support for new to remote health professionals to help ensure their first placement is both an effective and rewarding experience.
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Medical Alert - Reports of Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

01 May 2013

The latest Northern Territory Department of Health (NT DoH) Centre for Disease Control (CDC) newsletter has been distributed and issued a notice regarding reports of Hand Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) in some communities in the NT.

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Featured resource - Medicare Information Sheets on the Remote Health Atlas

30 Apr 2013

The Northern Territory Department of Health (NT DoH) has compiled a list of nine Medicare Information Sheets for health professionals working in a remote setting. Nine are currently available to view and download as both Rich Text Format (RTF) and Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) from the NT DoH Remote Health Atlas web page.

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Connections Conference May 9 to 11 2013 in Canberra – registrations still available

29 Apr 2013
The Australian Association of Maternal, Child and Family Health Nurses (AAMCFHN) 5th Biennial National Conference is only days away and there is still time to register as a delegate. The event is in Canberra from May 9 to 11. RAHC will have a booth at the event staffed by Candice, Meg and Siobhan from the Placement team.
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Clinical Team update: Remote Educators

04 Apr 2013

RAHC have changed the title of our Clinical Educator position to 'Remote Educator'. The RAHC Remote Educator (RE) provides support to health professionals (HP) on their first RAHC placement. This support is to assist the HP with the transition to the remote setting both clinically and culturally.

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RAHC/CRANAplus MEC course a success

04 Apr 2013
RAHC would like to thank all the Nurses from across Australia who attended the CRANAplus Maternity Emergency Care (MEC) course in Melbourne on the last weekend in February. On the first night of the event RAHC hosted a special function for the attendees and other nurses who have expressed interest in going remote. It was a wonderful event where nurses of all backgrounds and specialties were able to share their inspiring stories of their journey into the remote field through RAHC.
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Introducing Sharon Weymouth - Remote Educator – Support

04 Apr 2013

RAHC welcomes a new clinical team member – Sharon Weymouth RN who will be undertaking support calls to our health professionals. Sharon has been working with RAHC as a Remote Educator since September 2012. In this role, Sharon accompanies new to remote nurses on their first placements and assists with their transition to the remote setting by providing personal, tailored support whilst working side by side with them.

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New chair to Katherine West Health Board

13 Mar 2013

Katherine West Health Board (KWHB) has appointed a new chair - Mr Willie Johnson from Lajamanu.

RAHC works closely with KWHB and our health professionals provide support to their hard working permanent health workforce throughout the region.

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Professional development update – Free PD and requests for support

22 Feb 2013

Free PD! – Along with our own suite of e-learning modules, RAHC recommends the latest RHD (Rheumatic Heart Disease) Australia free e-learning module that was developed in the NT and is relevant to the remote context.

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Professional development update

22 Feb 2013

Free PD! – Along with our own suite of e-learning modules, RAHC recommends the latest RHD (Rheumatic Heart Disease) Australia free e-learning module that was developed in the NT and is relevant to the remote context.

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