About CENA

The College of Emergency Nursing Australasia (CENA) is the peak professional association representing emergency nurses. There are large numbers of nurses working in emergency and many more in circumstances which see them providing emergency care to patients outside of emergency departments. This includes nurses working in small regional and rural hospitals, health care centres and flight nurses. CENA represents a total of approximately 1200 nurses nationally and internationally.

Full Membership is open to all registered nurses and enrolled nurses. Associate Membership is available to medical and paramedical professional.

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ICEN 2018

The 2018 International Conference for Emergency Nurses (ICEN) will held in Melbourne (VIC) 10th – 12th October 2018 at Pullman Albert Park.

We look forward to celebrating and enhancing our amazing profession with you at the 16thInternational Conference for Emergency Nursing. Click HERE to visit the website

Important Dates ICEN 2018

13th June 2018

Call for Abstracts Closes

8th August 2018

Notification of Results

5th September 2018

Early Bird Registration Closes

CENA Strategic Plan

The Board of Directors is pleased to provide members with  the Strategic Plan for 2017 – 2018. This document outlines many of the desirable outcomes and associated activities that the College will pursue to maintain its alignment with the historical vision and purpose of the College. The document, is a contemporary framework to focus the efforts of the Board, while still providing space for flexibility to pursue opportunities relating to vision.

Download the Strategic Plan

2018 Webinar Topics & Dates

April

I can’t breathe – Respiratory conditions in ED

May

Half Baked Emergencies – Emergencies in the 2nd/3rd trimester

June

Airway, Breathing Camera: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Trauma

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Important Information/Updates/Advertising

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Are you looking for a new challenge?

Did you know that Médecins Sans Frontières delivers medical assistance in more than 70 countries around the world?

At any one time, around 2,500 international personnel contribute to a global team of close to 35,000 Médecins Sans Frontières field staff who provide emergency medical care. Australian and New Zealand professionals fill more than 200 field positions annually.

Kate White is a Nurse who has worked with Médecins Sans Frontières in Libya, Tunisia, and South Sudan. Watch her video fora glimpse into the life of a Nurse working with Médecins Sans Frontières: msf.org.au/nurses

We are currently looking for Emergency Nurses or Nurses with Emergency Care expertise (Australian or New Zealand residents) who are able to commit to at least nine months in the field, and who are ready to share their skills and support our medical humanitarian work around the world.

Interested in finding out more?

More resources are available on our website, along with information about how to apply and the essential criteria. You can also register for recruitment updates and find information about upcoming information evenings and webinars. It is recommended to participate in at least one webinar and/or attend an information evening before submitting your application.

Read about working for Médecins Sans Frontières and check that you meet the specific role requirements msf.org.au/nurses

Register for recruitment updatesmsf.org.au/join‐our‐team/work‐overseas/register‐for‐updates

Working to deliver medical aid overseas requires a serious commitment. We are looking for people who have taken their time to consider what it might be like and are prepared for a significant challenge. Please ensure you carefully review all of the criteria and information available on the website before applying. And if you know someone who might be suitable for one of these positions, please pass on this information to them.

Recruitment is open year‐round

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Canberra Hospital and Health Services
Ambulatory and Community Health Support

Advance Practice Nurses – Walk in Centre

Registered Nurse Level 3.1

Salary Range: $101,175 – $105,339 (PN: GWIC, several)

Contact Officer: Rendry Del Rosario (02) 6205 4926 rendry.delrosario@act.gov.au  For further information, please visit www.health.act.gov.au

Applications Close: 17 May 2018

Overview of the work area and position:

Walk-in Centre nurses work within a collaborative environment to provide episodic, timely, expert health care and education for clients presenting to the ACT Health Walk-in Centres. Patients see a specialist nurse for advice, assessment and treatment for minor illnesses and injuries such as cuts and bruises, minor infections, strains, sprains, skin complaints and coughs and colds. If necessary, patients are redirected to the most appropriate healthcare professional. Walk-in Centres are open seven days a week, early until late and no appointments are necessary. Walk-in Centre nurses work within a collaborative environment to provide episodic, timely, expert health care and education for clients presenting to the ACT Health Walk-in Centres.

Eligibility/Other Requirements: Mandatory: Be registered (or be eligible for registration) as a Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). A minimum five years recent experience in primary and/or acute care environments is desirable. Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to undergo a pre-employment Police check and obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.

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ACT Health is a values-led Directorate. Our values guide our day-to-day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications to successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community. They were developed by us, for us and are unique to our work. Canberra Hospital and Health Services provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community-based health services to the ACT and surrounding region. The key strategic priority for acute services is to deliver timely access to effective and safe hospital care services. The hospital delivers a full range of medical, surgical and obstetric services, including complex procedures in areas such as cardiac surgery, neurosurgery and neonatal intensive care. Strong links exist between hospital and community-based services, as many of the operational divisions deliver services across the continuum of care to ensure continuity of care for patients. The community based services of ACT Health include Early Childhood, Youth and Women’s Health; Dental Services, Rehabilitation and Community Care; Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Services. In addition, Justice Health Services are provided within the Territory’s detention facilities. ACT Health is a partner in teaching with the Australian National University, the University of Canberra and the Australian Catholic University. The division of Cancer, Ambulatory and Community Health Support provides a comprehensive range of cancer screening, assessment, diagnostic and treatment services and palliative care through inpatient, outpatient and community settings. The division is also responsible for the administration support to Ambulatory and Community Health centres across ACT Health.

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Canberra Hospital and Health Services
Ambulatory and Community Health Support

Advance Practice Nurses – Walk in Centre

Registered Nurse Level 4.2

Salary Range: $122,486 (PN: several)

Contact Officer: Rendry Del Rosario (02) 6205 4926 rendry.delrosario@act.gov.au  For further information, please visit www.health.act.gov.au

Applications Close: 28 May 2018

APPLY NOW! https://acthealth.taleo.net/careersection/external/jobdetail.ftl?job=01CTW&tz=GMT%2B10%3A00

Overview of the work area and position:

Walk-in Centre nurses work within a collaborative environment to provide episodic, timely, expert health care and education for clients presenting to the ACT Health Walk-in Centres. Patients see a specialist nurse for advice, assessment and treatment for minor illnesses and injuries such as cuts and bruises, minor infections, strains, sprains, skin complaints and coughs and colds. If necessary, patients are redirected to the most appropriate healthcare professional. Walk-in Centres are open seven days a week, early until late and no appointments are necessary. Walk-in Centre nurses work within a collaborative environment to provide episodic, timely, expert health care and education for clients presenting to the ACT Health Walk-in Centres.

Eligibility/Other Requirements: Mandatory: Be registered (or be eligible for registration) as a Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). A minimum five years recent experience in primary and/or acute care environments is desirable. Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to undergo a pre-employment Police check and obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.

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ACT Health is a values-led Directorate. Our values guide our day-to-day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications to successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community. They were developed by us, for us and are unique to our work. Canberra Hospital and Health Services provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community-based health services to the ACT and surrounding region. The key strategic priority for acute services is to deliver timely access to effective and safe hospital care services. The hospital delivers a full range of medical, surgical and obstetric services, including complex procedures in areas such as cardiac surgery, neurosurgery and neonatal intensive care. Strong links exist between hospital and community-based services, as many of the operational divisions deliver services across the continuum of care to ensure continuity of care for patients. The community based services of ACT Health include Early Childhood, Youth and Women’s Health; Dental Services, Rehabilitation and Community Care; Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Services. In addition, Justice Health Services are provided within the Territory’s detention facilities. ACT Health is a partner in teaching with the Australian National University, the University of Canberra and the Australian Catholic University. The division of Cancer, Ambulatory and Community Health Support provides a comprehensive range of cancer screening, assessment, diagnostic and treatment services and palliative care through inpatient, outpatient and community settings. The division is also responsible for the administration support to Ambulatory and Community Health centres across ACT Health.

Note: The Nurse Practitioner roles will be required to work rotating shifts, which may involve working across multiple Walk-in-Centre sites. These are permanent full-time roles however application for part-time work may be considered. A merit list may be established to fill both temporary and permanent positions at level, which may arise over the next 12 months.

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CENA Professional Development

CENA offers a variety of professional development opportunities at discounted rates for members.

CENA TNP Emergency Nursing Module

See website for full calendar and to register

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CENA Webinars

See website for details of live and recorded sessions

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CENA Affiliations

The CENA Affiliation Program establishes formal links with other emergency nursing and health care organisations to foster relationships that facilitate and enhance the aims and objectives of each organisation.

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Malta Emergency Nurses' Association

Representing the interests and promoting the speciality of Emergency Nursing.