Overseas senior nurses sought to fill shortage in Tasmania

Tasmania is in desperate need of a nursing and midwifery workforce plan to keep senior staff in the state, the nurses union says. Neroli Ellis from the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation told ABC Radio Hobart nursing recruitment agencies were increasingly looking overseas for staff in places like New Zealand. She said job ads were not attracting enough experienced nurses and a state job plan and more nursing educators were needed to ease senior staff shortages. “When we see jobs being advertised now we get new graduates applying for those jobs but rarely now we’re seeing any nurses applying with…
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