According to the Bureau of Statistics, the 2016 Census of Population and Housing found that the Health Care and Social Assistance industry was the largest employer in Australia. Over the last 15 years, employment rates and job security haven’t always been on steady ground, but the healthcare workforce has made the most significant contribution to the nation’s workforce.
We’ve put together a list of ways you can prioritise your mental health as a postgraduate student with a focus on developing self-care, coping and resilience strategies.
Recently, we hosted a webinar with Dr John Hurley, to speak about career opportunities in the mental health field and current trends within the sector.
Workplace wellbeing is essential for a motivated workforce. Long hours, high workloads and non-standard working patterns can have an affect on nurse mental health. In a profession where you’re constantly concerned about the wellbeing of others, it’s important you don’t neglect yourself. We’ve put together some tips for managing stress so that it doesn’t impact your work. Implement these, and you can continue loving the job you do.
The “new normal” of healthcare in Australia will see you treating people with mental health challenges who are more engaged, informed and conscientious than ever before. But how will you prepare for a future where one of your biggest barriers to effective healthcare delivery may be ‘Dr Google’?
As a clinical nurse consultant at Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital, Belynda Abbott knows first-hand the benefits of taking an interdisciplinary approach to healthcare. She recently completed a Master of Healthcare Leadership at Southern Cross University (SCU) Online, the only university to offer this approach to learning.
With the support of his workplace during his Graduate Certificate, Master of Healthcare student Dave Levings is making significant progress in his nursing career at a public sector hospital in Queensland. Read more about how he is making a bigger contribution to the hospital and within his team.
It is becoming all too clear that further study strengthens an individual’s career potential. We only need to look as far as our own student cohort at Southern Cross University and their outstanding achievements to see evidence of this.
A career in the healthcare sector is both rewarding and gratifying, allowing you to contribute to your community and society at large. If you’re a current professional looking to further your career, you might be looking for more senior opportunities. From becoming a hospital CEO to managing a medical practice or a brand new pharmaceutical product line, the opportunities to add more value to the health sector are endless.