Ambo Update

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION UPDATE

Registration has now become a reality and we congratulate paramedics on becoming part of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme.
 
AHPRA received over 17000 applications nationally and almost half have been handled.

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UNITED VOICE AMBULANCE SECTOR ACHIEVES MILESTONE

The sector has now grown to over 3000 members.

This is due largely to member commitment, collectiveness, leadership and some great industrial wins over the past year. These wins have included:

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2018 FERNOSIM CHALLENGE

The FernoSim is a high-fidelity, fast-paced scenario based competition designed to hone paramedics communication and clinical skills.
 
United Voice has sponsored a team for the past four years and was pleased to continue sponsorship for 2018.

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CHRISTMAS SHUTDOWN

During the Christmas/New Year period our hotline will be monitored by one of our State Councillors. John will be available to support you through any industrial issues that may occur during this time.

The majority of LASNs will also have your State Councillor on call for any industrial support; please check to see if they are available.

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RAMPWATCH

One of the common interactions members have with the United Voice Ambulance app is to report incidents of ramping across the state.

It’s an all too common frustration for members to be stuck at a hospital ramp rather than being out and available to respond to the community. The flow-on effects of ramping impact on members getting late or missed meals and having shifts extended because of the bottle neck that occurs at our state’s health facilities is just not acceptable.

 

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PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

ALL QAS Paramedics MUST be registered when regulation starts, or have applied for registration to continue to be able to call themselves and practise as a Paramedic – it’s the Law.

QAS Paramedics applying for registration through the grandparenting pathways MUST also be registered by 1 December 2018, or have applied for registration, to continue to be able to call themselves and practise as a Paramedic.

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PARAMEDIC SAFETY MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

At a recent meeting of the Paramedic Safety Management Committee it was reported that the refresher round of the SAFE training is rolling out across LASNs. This committee is an ongoing body monitoring enhancements as part of the Safety Taskforce into occupational violence faced by Ambulance Staff.

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UPDATE YOUR DETAILS

Members will be receiving their 2019 United Voice pocket diaries in the lead up to the end of the year. Keep an eye out on the mail and update your address with the United Voice office if you have moved recently to ensure you don’t miss out at qldambulance@unitedvoice.org.au.


AMBULANCE WEEK

Ambulance week is a time to reflect and acknowledge, remembering those who have fallen, asking R U OK? and recognising the truly amazing job our paramedics, EMDs and PTOs do each and every day.

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ALL THINGS RAMPING

One of the hot topics for United Voice paramedics is the ongoing issue of Ambulance Ramping at Queensland’s hospitals.

 

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