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.

CENA Strategic Plan 2018 – 2020 / 2019 Annual Report

The Board of Directors is pleased to provide members with  the Strategic Plan for 2018 – 2020. 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

Download the 2019 Annual Report

Important Message from the Executive Director – COVID-19 | Postponement of Events

Dear Members

Given the evolving situation with COVID-19, the CENA Executive have made the decision to postpone our face to face education, CENA TNP, and social activities through to the end of September 2020.

This decision reflects the safety measures of avoiding non-essential meetings of critical workforces, and helps to protect the health and safety of our members, their health services, and the patients therein.

At a national level, online CENA Education, CENA Research, and the AUEC Journal are unaffected, and we intend to increase our online educational offerings, to continue to support our members during this difficult time.

Given the long lead time to ICEN, the conference is scheduled to proceed as planned and is likely to be a particularly important gathering based on the events of 2020 to-date.

The general operations of CENA and the activities of the Board and the Secretariat are not affected.

CENA National and CENA Branches will continue to issue updates to members.

We know this is a particularly busy time for our members, and we thank you for all that you are doing for the safety of our community.

Please look after yourselves and your colleagues.

Regards,

Assoc. Prof. Julia Morphet
Executive Director, CENA

ICEN 2020 – Postponement to 2022

In 2020 CENA planned to host ICEN on the Gold Coast however, given the current situation with COVID-19, the CENA Board have made the difficult and disappointing decision to postpone ICEN 2020.

While we explore our options, and secure a new date with the venue, the board and the organising committee have made the decision to close new ICEN registrations for the time being.

Once we confirm a new date, we will confirm the options for anyone who has already registered and paid (deposit/registration) – you will have the option of a refund or carrying your payment forward to a future ICEN.

Members who have made travel plans and bookings for family holidays around the ICEN event will need to consider their options given that ICEN 2020 will be postponed, likely to 2022.

The Board acknowledges the excellent work of the ICEN QLD Organising Committee and appreciates the effort that has gone into organising what was shaping up to be a fantastic event.

We expect ICEN 2021 will run as planned, and will announce more about this soon.

We will share another update as soon as we have a firm outcome.

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Resources

Novel CoV information for front-line healthcare workers

Information current as at Friday 21st February

The Australian Government Chief Medical Officer and Department of Health have prepared information for health workers regarding the novel coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China (2019-nCov).

Additional resources can be found on the Department of Health’s website, including posters that can be used in health facilities and factsheets that can be provided to patients.

Please note that as this is an evolving situation and these documents will be updated in the coming days and weeks. Ensure you reference back to your local health services for procedures that are in place for your organisation.

Caring for the Critical and Ventilated COVID-19 Patient in the ED

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Emergency Services at Monash Health

Acknowledging the vital role they play in providing healthcare to our community, Monash Health proudly supports the WHO 2020 International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.

About our Emergency Services at Monash Health

Monash Health is the largest public health service in Victoria, employing over 18,000 people across a range of specialities.

Monash Health Emergency Departments (ED) treat over 200,000 emergency patients a year at Monash Medical Centre Clayton campus, Dandenong Hospital and Casey Hosp ital. Patients have access to a full range of treatment options, including intensive care.

This is an excellent opportunity to be part of something special as we are expanding and upgrading our Emergency Services across Monash Health. Our three ED’s include:-

  • Monash Medical Centre – Currently expanding & upgrading, a Tertiary level ED with separate Adult & Paediatric areas with onsite access to Tertiary Level Higher Care for Paediatrics as well as Cardiac/Neuro surgery &  a diverse range of specialist support services
  • Dandenong Hospital – Acute ED treating both Adult & Paediatric patients. Onsite access to ICU, medical, surgical, trauma, mental health, orthopaedics, plastics, paediatrics & women’s health ranging from start of life to end of life care
  • Casey Hospital Currently expanding Acute ED treating both Adult & Paediatric patients. Casey Hospital’s new Intensive Care unit has also need commissioned with additional theatres & inpatient beds as part of exciting new build, enabling care for a fast growing ED. Onsite access to medical, surgical, paediatric, mental health & maternity.

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About the Roles

We currently have numerous positions for accomplished Registered Nurses (RN) across our three ED’s. To be considered, you must have experience in acute/critical care, are passionate about delivering outstanding patient centred emergency care and able to work across a 24/7 rotational roster.

Positions available include ongoing full or part-time or fixed term contract, with a minimum of 16 Hrs per week.

What You Need

  •      A Post Graduate Qualification, in Emergency Nursing highly desirable
  •      Demonstrated emergency/critical &/or acute care clinical skills
  •      Current AHPRA registration
  •      Current Employee Working with Children Check
  •      Australian working rights

What We Offer

  •  A supportive learning environment encouraging post graduate studies with access to Monash Health in-house learning portals
  • Mentorship & career guidance to progress your career
  • Support to attend relevant forums & conferences
  • Be an integral part of our leading & growing organisation
  • Avenues to further develop your leadership & project management skills

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Preferred candidates will require a clear Police Check and a current Working with Children’s

Check prior to any offers of employment being made.

How to Apply

Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System – e-mail applications will not be considered. Please ensure to highlight in your cover letter,  your preferred ED site(s).

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.

If you’re a Registered Nurse dedicated to Emergency Care Nursing & thrive working in a truly dynamic & fast paced environment, Apply NOW!

Job Link:- https://monashhealth.mercury.com.au/ViewPosition.aspx?Id=HMIcIf50Dwk=&k=41866&E=0&C=0&J=0&P=0&I=0&L=0&jbc=ere

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Nurse Manager at Monash Health

Acknowledging the vital role they play in providing healthcare to our community, Monash Health proudly supports the WHO 2020 International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.

About Monash Medical Centre Clayton’s Emergency Department

Monash Health is the largest public health service in Victoria, employing over 18,000 people across a range of specialities.

The Emergency Department (ED) at Monash Medical Centre (MMC) is a Tertiary level department with separate Adult and Paediatric areas. Onsite access to Tertiary Level Higher Care for Paediatrics as well as Cardiac and Neurosurgery combined with a diverse range of inpatient specialist support services.

MMC ED is being rebuilt and expanding with major capital works having commenced which will deliver:-

  • An Adult Emergency Department Expansion
  • Dedicated Children’s Emergency
  • Additional Short Say Beds
  • Cutting Edge Technology
  • Improved Ambulance Access

About The Role

Reporting to and working closely with the Director of Clinical Operations, the Nurse Manager (NM) is responsible for the clinical and operational outcomes and the management of staff including workforce  management  and  strategy. The NM is  also  accountable  for  managing  all  financial resources as well as delivering service improvements and innovations across ED. With exceptional communication and proven people management skills, the NM is expected to lead by example and inspire their team to perform at their best whilst working collaboratively and in partners hip with all key stakeholders. The NM is also responsible for proactively advocating Monash Health’s guiding principles in the relentless pursuit of excellence which includes the delivery of a high standard of evidence-based nursing care to patients and their families.

This is an ongoing full–time role working Monday to Friday.

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About You

You are dedicated, driven and a leader in Emergency Nursing. You are an exceptional manager, an articulate communicator and thrive on challenges.  You have previous experience working within a high acuity, emergency setting and truly flourish working in a fast paced dynamic environment. You are passionate about patient safety and are seeking a new opportunity that will enable you to play an instrumental role in driving the operational and performance requirements of an emergency department that is growing, whilst delivering outstanding patient centred emergency care.

You Also Have:

  • demonstrated management & clinical leadership experience in a similar role
  • a high level of proficiency with a range of technology solutions
  • proven time management, superior communication & influencing skills
  • critical thinking, analytical & problem solving skills
  • genuine thirst for learning & open to further study
  • a commitment to proactively support colleagues at all levels as well as mentor a team
  • an advocate of Monash Health’s Strategic Guiding Principles

What You Need:

  • A Post Graduate Qualification in Emergency Nursing
  • Proven Clinical Leadership/Management experience in Emergency Nursing
  • Demonstrated Emergency Nursing experience
  • Current AHPRA registration
  • Australian working rights

What We Offer:

  • Excellent career opportunity to engage your Clinical & People Management experience
  • Opportunity to play an integral part in leading a clinical specialist team
  • Join a highly skilled Nursing & Executive team, dedicated to patient & family centred care
  • Mentorship & Career guidance
  • Attend relevant forums & conferences
  • Supportive Learning environment should you wish to undertake postgraduate studies

In addition, you will have access to benefits including salary packaging to increase your take-home pay, access to onsite staff car parking and gym, uniform and the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

How to Apply

Applications  will  only  be  accepted  via  the  Monash  Health  online  Mercury  System  –  e-mail applications will not be considered.
Preferred  candidates  will  require  a  clear  Police  Check  and  a  current  Working  with  Children’s
Check prior to any offers of employment being made.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.

Search our Facebook community ‘Nursing and Midwifery Careers at Monash Health’ to be part of an online group; keep updated with recruitment tips and opportunities at Monash Health.

This is truly an exceptional leadership role and exciting time to join MMC ED, Apply NOW!

Job Link:
https://monashhealth.mercury.com.au/ViewPosition.aspx?id=8hs9sS741YA=&jbc=ere

Role closing on: 15th May 2020

Position Description – Nurse-Manager-L2-Position Description

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ASM 2020

Our practice, our systems, our knowledge and most of all, our people are all pushed to the limit.

Drawing on expertise unique to Australia’s capital, Canberra’s ASM 2020 will focus on providing solutions to the issues we face in our frenzied lives. What can we learn from patients, elite athletes, international aid coordinators, or military experts? We are designing a program that will inspire, provoke and unite. We are designing a program that will change your practice. We hope it might even change your life.

For those of you who think Canberra=politics=boredom, we have got a surprise in store for you. Canberra’s food and drink scene is eclectic, award winning and dare we say it – cool. We will be making use of all of our incredible outdoor precincts to help you let loose, unwind or recharge in our innovative workshop and social program.

How can you adapt, survive and thrive in an increasingly busy world?

There’s only one way to find out.

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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

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CENA Webinars

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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.