Ambo Update

Pay roll processed on new platform from mid-March

As reported in bulletins in 2018, the Qld Government has undertaken a project to move QAS Pay Roll from the Lattice system to the Whole of Government Aurion platform.

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Senate Inquiry into the Mental Health of First Responders

The report from the Senate Inquiry into the Mental Health of First Responders was tabled in the Federal Parliament on the 14 February. 

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Regulating paramedicine under the National Scheme

COMMUNICATION FROM AHPRA

Did you apply for registration before 1 December 2018 but aren't yet registered?

You might need to check your email for a message from us. We are continuing to process applications as quickly as possible. However, we have received nearly 17,600 applications for registration from paramedics – this is more applications than initially anticipated.

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Riding across America for Beyond Blue

QGAir Ambulance Officer Crewman and United Voice member Allan Jefferson is on his bike for a good cause.
 

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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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