NAHRLS achieves 100 orders for health professional placement

The Nursing and Allied Health Rural Locum Scheme has achieved its 100th order for health professional placement in rural and remote Australia since beginning operations in June 2011.

General Manager Mark Ellis says this marks another great achievement for the NAHRLS team and its partners. “In the last three months we have received 100 requests for locum services which shows that the knowledge of our ability to meet the needs of Nurses and Allied Health professionals in rural and remote Australia continues to grow. With this growth, our ability to support rural and remote Australia also continues to strengthen.”

NAHRLS has seen a great response to our service and the opportunity it presents. The health services in rural and remote Australia are using NAHRLS to provide assistance with Locum back-fill for Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health professionals, and health professionals from around the country are responding enthusiastically to the opportunity to get away for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) activities to continue their vital work. 

“We hope that even more health professionals will be encouraged to take up the challenge and get involved with NAHRLS in the future.”

NAHRLS 100th order is for a Registered Nurse in a remote community in the Northern Territory. By using NAHRLS to back-fill this position there is no loss of continuity in service delivery to the community.

NAHRLS recruits Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health professionals with a range of skills, qualifications and experience to fill NAHRLS locum placements. These placements are up to 14 days and include a daily fixed meal allowance and a daily incentive allowance. This enables health professionals to maintain their professional obligations while participating in CPD training activities for continued growth in their profession.