Published on January 27th, 2010 | by john.weir0
Emergency care workers needed in Victoria, Australia
An ageing workforce is contributing to a massive shortage of emergency care workers in the Australia state of Victoria, including ambulance drivers, paramedics, critical care co-ordinators, transport officers, retrieval physicians and station officers.
According to the Sunday Herald Sun newspaper, â€œVictoriaâ€™s ambulance service has been hit by a workforce exodus with more than two staff members a week quitting important metropolitan and rural posts.â€ In the past two years, at least 213 Ambulance Victoria staff members have left their positions. Additionally, reports the Sunday Herald Sun, â€œParamedics are leaving the service in droves, with 161 quitting in Victoria and more than 100 in Melbourne between November 2007 and last October 31.â€
To find out about job opportunities in the state of Victoria and across Australia, come to Down Under Live in London – on the 30th and 31st January 2010.