Posts Tagged ‘Healthcare HQ’

The Coronavirus: What You Need to Know

The coronavirus, or COVID-19, has certainly been a topic of conversation and concern ever since news of the outbreak was first reported on 31 December 2019, in Wuhan, China. The coronavirus first appeared to be pneumonia in a group of individuals who had been to a seafood market in Wuhan. Since then, the virus has…

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Gratefulness in Mental Health Month

Written by: Melanie Wong Gratitude. It’s a word that’s thrown around often enough and is something that those in the healthcare industry specifically will experience on a day-to-day basis, not without good reason. Nurses receive gratitude so often from patients, family members and doctors alike. However, it’s important for nurses to not only know their…

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Agency Nursing: One Career, A Million Jobs

Written by: Melanie Wong Forget mid-life crises – in a world as fast-paced and rapidly changing as ours, more often than not, those in the workforce are more concerned about whether or not their next career steps are the right ones, or even what their next career steps are. Research says that we’ll have 17…

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Self-care for caregivers

Written by: Melanie Wong Hospitals are always open, regardless of whether it is 2pm in the afternoon or 2am in the morning. They have to be, of course, because health problems wait for no one, but when you dig a little deeper, what does this constant state of being ‘switched on’ mean for those giving…

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Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality & Safety

Written by: Melanie Wong Published by: Jay Lee Nursing homes first appeared in the mid 20th Century and have only become more common in the 21st Century; as family roles have shifted over time and a larger percentage of the population is now contributing to the workforce, the ability of some families to look after…

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Superannuation for Nurses

Written by: Melanie Wong Published by: Jay Lee Letters to ourselves. In an age of digital technology, letter writing has become a thing of the past yet some of you may find yourselves discovering a folded piece of paper from a decade ago, addressed to the you of today. Whether it be from 12 year…

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Duty Calls

Written by: Melanie Wong Published by: Helen Le Monday blues, ‘Hump’ day, TGIF. These are phrases that have become a large part of the modern vocabulary. But while everyone has heard of them before, not everyone is able to reap the benefits of a five-day working week. ‘Duty calls’ is an expression that undoubtedly shapes…

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HHQ Staff Profile: Maria

Being alone in a foreign country, studying and working can be intimidating. Nevertheless, the toughest journey is always the most rewarding. Maria commenced her casual employment with Healthcare HQ Nursing Agency in August 2015 as an AIN and to date, proudly remains on the team as one of HHQ’s most regularly placed AINs! Maria has…

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5 Tips On How To Write A First-Class Resume

Application season is upon us, which means a whole lot of stress and anxiety for hopeful nursing grads. You’ve spent a lot of time dreaming about delivering brilliantly eloquent answers in the interview and securing that job at the hospital you want. But before that, you have to be shortlisted amongst the hundreds or thousands…

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Bullying in the Nursing Industry

As nurses know, no matter how junior or senior you may be, bullying is a very common experience in the nursing profession. Being a female-dominated industry, nurses often find themselves in a rather (for lack of a better word) bitchy environment; combined with the hierarchical culture of nursing, from AINs to ENs to RNs to CNSs…

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