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Medical Incidents in Australia’s Government Health Services Signals Issues

31st January , 2018|Home page, Industry News, Uncategorized|

As reported by Adelaide Now, ABC Online and other news outlets, a Productivity Commission’s report on government health services was released with data for 2015-2016. It shone light on three surgical patients left with items inside their bodies and four people committing suicide, totaled seven of the eleven medical disasters that occurred in South Australian public [...]

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2017 HealthcareLink Best Practice Awards Terms & Conditions of Entry

19th July , 2017|Uncategorized|

The HealthcareLink Best Practice Awards (Awards) are conducted by HealthcareLink Pty Ltd ABN 37 162 777 175 of Suite 1, Level 1, 22 Hunter Street, Parramatta NSW 2150 (HealthcareLink, HCL, we, us, our) In these terms and conditions of entry (Terms), unless otherwise stated, a reference to "you" or "your" includes you in your personal [...]

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Australian biotech takes a new route to treating Alzheimer’s

13th June , 2017|Industry News, Uncategorized|

An Australian biotech company is launching a novel attack on Alzheimer's disease. The first of 174 patients on an international trial will take the Australian developed drug, Xanamen, to lessen the level of the stress hormone, cortisol, in the brain. There is evidence to suggest this hormone has role in Alzheimer's. It is not promoted as the [...]

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Telehealth ‘Robots’ to Write Medical Scripts without Doctors

18th April , 2017|Industry News, Uncategorized|

The Medical Republic reported recently that Australian regulations governing telehealth had a serious loophole, allowing scripts and repeat specialist referral letters to be written without a human doctor's oversight. The journalist refers to the fact that certain services offered by Qoctor don't require a doctor to oversee its issues, for example repeat referral letters for [...]

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Personal branding is important, even in healthcare

13th February , 2017|Hiring Tips, Industry News, Jobseekers, Uncategorized|

In a 24/7 business environment and in this uber-connected world, personal branding has become critical. Think Donald Trump, Sarah Palin, Richard Branson, Oprah Winfrey and Lady Gaga. Personal branding is about presenting yourself authentically and engagingly to prospective clients, employers and more broadly, people in your industry. Here are some tips to help lift your [...]

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How to save your CV from the shredder

9th February , 2017|Career Tips, Industry News, Jobseekers, Uncategorized|

Want to know how to ensure your CV isn't immediately put through the shredder? Take a read over what the Chief of HR at Google believes are the 'deadliest' CV sins. Google’s Chief of HR, Laszlo Bock, says he has personally viewed more than 20,000 CVs in his career, so it's fairly safe to assume [...]

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Is it ever a good idea to resign via social media?

6th February , 2017|Employers, Industry News, Jobseekers, Uncategorized|

Congratulations! You've been offered and have accepted on offer for a new position. For most of us, we probably wouldn’t use Social Media to let our 'old' employer know we’re resigning, and many experts recommend staying well away from Social Media when you're transition out of a job ... particularly if you’re breaking up on [...]

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Finding a job can be hard!

2nd February , 2017|Employers, Industry News, Jobseekers, Uncategorized|

Finding a new job requires hard work. By going above and beyond what most people will be doing (for example; customising your resume, writing a 'thank you' note to each person who interviewed you, continuing to follow up after you have applied for a job, etc) you are more likely to stand out from the [...]

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Flexible work arrangements are ever popular

30th January , 2017|Employers, Industry News, Jobseekers, Uncategorized|

In a recent Regus survey, it was discovered that 63% of successful job candidates would turn down a job offer if flexible work arrangements were not offered. The research also found that 41% of respondents said they would have remained in their old jobs for longer if flexible work was an option. The ability, where [...]

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When the ‘workplace’ falls outside traditional walls…

25th January , 2017|Employers, Industry News, Jobseekers, Uncategorized|

Within the health and aged care sectors, the ‘office’ looks very different for those providing in-home patient care, compared to most workplaces where there are clear physical boundaries (ie an office with four walls) which contain all of the tools and equipment necessary for employees to complete their work. This article highlights some issues, for [...]

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