There are plenty of nursing home positions to be found in the industry, but how do you find the best job for you?
A survey of 3,000 people in the nursing and midwifery sector found that the majority of respondents were looking for a position to be part of a family home, as opposed to a residential care facility.
The median pay was $70,000 per year, compared with $35,000 for other jobs, and $38,000 in other industries.
This is a big jump from previous years.
In the past, median pay for nursing and home care workers was around $50,000, according to a 2016 report by the Australian Nursing and Midwifemaking Association (ANAMA).
But with the growth in nursing home roles, there is now an increasing demand for nurses and midwives to work in a variety of settings, including the home, community, hospice and emergency department.
What you need to know about the Australian nursing and middlewifeteering industryThe number of nursing homes has been increasing, and many are now more than a decade old.
There are around 4,000 nursing homes in Australia, with more than 4,300 of those being in Western Australia.
The average wage for a nursing carer in Western Australian is around $42,000.
But that is far below the national average of $55,000 (Australian Bureau of Statistics, ABS, November 2017).
In Western Australia, the median salary for a registered nurse in the midwifi sector is about $62,000 and the median pay in the non-homecare nursing sector is around the same amount, about $65,000.(ABC News: Lauren MacGregor, accessed 1 July 2018)There are many different types of nursing positions in the sector, ranging from senior nursing assistants to care home nurses.
Here are some of the roles that are popular in Western and Midwestern Australia:The nurse is responsible for monitoring the health of a person in the home and providing care and support to them.
This includes taking the temperature of a patient, making sure they are eating well, and keeping a regular check on them.
They are also responsible for keeping the home safe and maintaining the home’s security.
These roles are usually part-time, but can be full-time and require a good balance of work, leisure time and family.
There is also a range of roles for caring nurses, including nurses caring for people with dementia, nurses caring and supporting people with asthma, nurses monitoring patients’ progress and providing support for people in nursing homes.
In Western and Central Australia, there are also roles for registered nurse assistants (RNAs) and nurse midwives, who can also provide primary care services in some settings, such as nursing homes, assisted living and hospice.
Some of the biggest pay rises were for the roles of Registered Nurses and Registered Nurse Practitioners (RNPs), with a median pay increase of $36,000 over the past three years.(AAP: John Woudstra, accessed 31 August 2018)For the job of a nurse midwife, the average pay rose by $14,000 to $78,000 ($45,000 on average), compared with the average increase for other positions.
The role of registered nurse midwifer also increased by $18,000 compared to the previous three years.RNAs and RNPs earn an average of around $75,000 a year, which is around half the national median pay ($77,000), but they are less well-paid than their counterparts in other roles, such a nursing or homecare, according the Australian Bureau of Health Statistics.
The median salary of a registered RN was $74,000 last year, while the median wage for Registered Nurse Midwives was $68,000 as of the end of March.
For home care nurses, the salary for the position is $68.80 per hour, compared to $56.30 per hour for other roles.
There was a small rise in the average wage of registered home care nurse from $72,000 before the peak to $74.80, while for other RNAs and Midwives it increased by about $10.
The number and size of home care roles has increased significantly over the last three years, with the number of registered homes and licensed nursing homes increased by around 5 per cent in the past five years.
However, the overall number of home and residential care nursing positions has also been growing, with 2,500 positions created in the year ending March 2019, according TOEFL data.
The total number of residential care and homecare nursing positions is expected to grow by around 3 per cent this financial year.
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