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31 MAR 2022

Recognising Outstanding South Australians - Nominate now!

The HELP Awards are committed to identifying and celebrating outstanding contributions to the community in the areas of Health, Engagement, Learning & People.

Last year's HELP Awards was a massive success, watch this video.

We want to hear from YOU, the stories of those who've made a difference in your life or community through this difficult time. In just a couple of minutes you can nominate someone to recognise their outstanding contribution! It’s free and easy. Winners will receive cash and prizes.

- AMP Healthcare Hero Award
- The Lexus Learner Award
- The TTO Individual Star Award
- The Fresh 92.7 Community Champions Award
- Wellness & Inclusion Award

Nominate now!

Jump on The HELP Awards website or Facebook & Instagram for more information! Please feel free to share amongst your community and HELP us get the word out!

Semi-finalists and Finalists will be announced in October. Winners will be announced on the 25th of November at the National Wine Centre.

31 JAN 2022

Congratulations to winners of The HELP Awards 2021

Australian Medical Placements is proud to be part of the Inaugural HELP Awards. Congratulations to all the winners! Your stories of incredible generosity, stepping up and helping others have inspired us all.

- Eric and Heather Randalll (Fresh 92.7 Community Champion Winner)
- Kelly Subenko (Lexus Learner Winner)
- Melanie Tate (TTO Individual Star Winner)
- Caroline Whiteford (AMP Healthcare Hero Winner)
- Lost Pets of South Australia (National Wine Centre of Australia People's Choice)

- Defence Shed Port Adelaide (Care 24-7 Wellness & Inclusion) Incredible performances from Vinh Giang, Isaac Lomman and Chel-C. Huge thanks to our MC John Wilson and all sponsors!

Looking forward to the 2022 HELP Awards, 25th Nov 2022 at the National Wine Centre. You can start nominating https://www.thehelpawards.com.au/nominate

07 DEC 2021

AMP Office Hours over Christmas and New Year Period

Please see the following opening and closing hours for Australian Medical Placements over the Christmas and New Year period.

Fri 24 Dec: 8.00am – 1.00pm
Mon 27 Dec – Tue 28 Dec: Closed
Wed 29 Dec - Thu 31 Dec: 9.00am – 3.00pm
Mon 3 Jan: Closed
Tue 4 Jan: Open as per usual

* AMP office closed 30-31 December but we can be contacted by email & phone.

* 1300 666 420 Emergency On Call service available during office closure periods.

From all of us at Australian Medical Placements, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support. We wish you and your families a wonderful holiday season and may the coming year be overflowing with all the good things in life!

08 NOV 2021

The HELP Awards Night

Congratulations to our 2021 finalists! Our judges were blown away by your stories and amazing achievements. Thank you for making a difference in people's lives and the SA community.

We are excited to celebrate with everyone at the HELP Awards Night on the 26th of November as we announce all the winners at the National Wine Centre . Josh Norbido, one of Australia's rising illusionists, will exclusively perform on the night, plus silent auction and more.

Tickets are selling fast! https://thehelpawards.com.au/tickets/

What is the HELP Awards? So much of what we see in the media and our communities has been devastating, but we want to shine a spotlight on those heroes of the community that have shown incredible generosity of spirit in stepping up and helping others when times have gotten tough. The HELP Awards are committed to recognising and celebrating outstanding contributions to the community in the areas of Health, Engagement, Learning & People. This video sums up what the HELP Awards is all about https://thehelpawards.com.au/

30 APR 2021

The HELP Awards - Nominate those who have HELP'd you & the community!

Congratulations to our 2021 finalists! Our judges were blown away by your stories and amazing achievements. Thank you for making a difference in people's lives and the SA community. We are excited to celebrate with everyone at the HELP Awards Night on the 26th of November as we announce all the winners at the National Wine Centre . Josh Norbido, one of Australia's rising illusionists, will exclusively perform on the night, plus silent auction and more. Tickets are selling fast! Get tickets here

What is the HELP Awards? So much of what we see in the media and our communities has been devastating, but we want to shine a spotlight on those heroes of the community that have shown incredible generosity of spirit in stepping up and helping others when times have gotten tough. The HELP Awards are committed to recognising and celebrating outstanding contributions to the community in the areas of Health, Engagement, Learning & People. This video sums up what the HELP Awards is all about.

02 FEB 2021

Congratulations to winners of the Inaugural HELP Awards

Australian Medical Placements is proud to be part of the Inaugural HELP Awards. Congratulations to all the winners! Your stories of incredible generosity, stepping up and helping others have inspired us all.

- SA Brothers (Fresh 92.7 Community Champions Winner)
- Rachael Zaltron (Lexus Supernova Winner)
- Ben Easter (TTO Individual Star Winner)
- Jorin Derks (AMP Healthcare Hero Winner)
- Body Fit Kent Town (National Wine Centre Wellness & Inclusion)

Incredible performances from Vinh Giang, Isaac Lomman and Chel-C. Huge thanks to our MC John Wilson and all sponsors!

Looking forward to the 2021 HELP Awards, 26th Nov 2021 at the National Wine Centre. You can start nominating https://www.thehelpawards.com.au/nominate

01 DEC 2020

The HELP Awards Night

Join MC Johnny Wilson of Fresh FM at The National Wine Centre of Australia on 28th of January 2021 for a night of celebration and stories, as we acknowledge all of the fantastic work being done in our communities!

Tickets to the event include 3 course dinner and beverage package as well as entertainment in a COVID safe environment in the spectacular Hickinbotham Room.

Special guest Keynote speaker Vinh Giang, (Entrepeneur, Speaker & Magician!) will kick off the night followed by entertainment by the incredibly funny and talented Isaac Lomman!

Vinh has performed keynotes all around the world to audiences including Microsoft, Facebook and more, so we're incredibly fortunate to have him on the night to inspire and entertain! To Vinh it’s about the life-changing lessons he’s learnt along the way and sharing them in a manner that transforms people. That’s where magic happens.

Australia’s Stage Hypnotist, Isaac Lomman is a unique entertainer who fuses the power of hypnosis with hilarious routines to create stars out of members of the audience!

Isaac creates this hilarity from volunteers only that join him on stage to experience this powerful mental state of focus and imagination. Rated 5 stars by the Advertiser and featured on national TV and radio, this is a show not to be missed!

Tickets available at https://www.thehelpawards.com.au/copy-of-home

01 OCT 2020

The HELP Awards - Recognising Outstanding South Australians!

So much of the news lately has been devastating, but it’s time to shine a spotlight on the heroes of the community that have shown incredible generosity of spirit in stepping up and helping others when times have gotten tough!

The HELP Awards are committed to identifying and celebrating outstanding contributions to the community in the areas of Health, Engagement, Learning & People. Watch this short video, click here We want to hear from YOU, the stories of those who've made a difference in your life or community through this difficult time. In just a couple of minutes you can nominate someone to recognise their outstanding contribution! It’s free and easy. Winners will receive cash and prizes.

- AMP Healthcare Hero Award
- The Lexus Supernova Award
- The TTO Individual Star Award
- The Fresh 92.7 Community Champions Award

Nominate now!

Jump on The HELP facebook page or website https://www.thehelpawards.com.au for more information and to nominate! Please feel free to share amongst your community and HELP us get the word out!

Closing date for nominations will be 16th Oct, 1st Nov finalists announced. Winners announced on the 27th of November at the National Wine Centre – join us and celebrate with your peers! Tickets are now on sale at https://www.thehelpawards.com.au/copy-of-home

19 MAR 2020

AMP's statement on COVID-19

Our number one priority is ensuring the safety of our employees, clients, doctors and partners. Given the fast-changing nature of the COVID-19 situation we are asking any doctors willing and able to assist to contact us and let us know of their availability as soon as possible. We have been contacted by a number of hospitals and clinics and asked to prepare a pool of doctors ready to go should they be required.

If you have recently travelled overseas, been in contact with a known case of COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms please follow Australian Health guidelines which are regularly updated on their website.

If you are currently under 14 day isolation or have had contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 please also let us know so that we don’t unnecessarily contact you for work. We are currently monitoring the situation and following strict SA Health hygiene guidelines for any events currently scheduled with our Events and Training department (AMPHEaT) to ensure the safety of our guests. If you are expecting to attend one of our events please check our events website www.ampheat.com.au/calendar which will be updated regularly with any postponements or change in circumstances.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by any postponements; we will advise of future rescheduling for any events affected and look forward to seeing you when the situation becomes safer for everyone.

Given the current situation we are taking a cautious approach to protect our community, doctors and clients which we trust you understand.

Thank you for your understanding.

26 FEB 2020

Change of Business Hours

Recently we’ve reviewed the busiest times of the day, those times when you need us most, and for most it seems this is first thing in the mornings so we’ve changed our business hours to suit.

We will now be in the office from 8.00am until 4.00pm Monday to Friday.

Of course for emergencies you can still reach our Emergency On Call service 24/7 on 08 8333 5666.

It’s part of our Quality Management process to ensure we’re meeting your needs.

19 DEC 2019

AMP selected as provider of Locum Doctors to SA Health facilities

As of January 6th, all locums wishing to work in SA Health facilities must work through an approved SA Health Locum Medical Services Panel provider. Australian Medical Placements is pleased to announce our selection as an approved provider of Locum Doctors to SA Health facilities on this panel!

If you are working with multiple locum services providers be sure to check that they’re an approved panel provider.

Proudly South Australian based, we remain a supplier of choice with SA Health Facilities and Doctors.

27 NOV 2019

AMP named finalist at SA Health Supplier Awards

Australian Medical Placements are pleased to announce our selection as a provider of Locum Doctors to SA Health facilities on the SA Health Locum Medical Services Panel!

In addition to this we were also named finalists in 2019’s Partnership Award as part of SA Health Supplier Awards, a fantastic follow up to a Highly Commended Award in 2018.

This means things are about to get pretty busy here so we’re putting the call out for high quality Hospital Doctors, Consultants and GPs who would like to work in SA Health facilities throughout the state to contact us and register their interest.

Do you have a friend or colleague who may be interested in joining us? We’d love to hear about them and we’ll even reward you for your referral!

Just flick us an email, jump on our website and register or call us for more information.

Proudly South Australian based, we remain a supplier of choice with SA Health Facilities and Doctors.

04 NOV 2019

Australian Medical Placements wins major award

Australian Medical Placements has won the prestigious Ricoh Australia Customer Service Award at the 2019 Community Achievement Awards and was presented onstage by Jonathan Hines, Regional W/sale Mgr – South, Ricoh Australia. With over 330 nominations, Australian Medical Placements won the Award from a strong field of community contributors. The winners were announced on Friday 1st November at the Hilton Adelaide, hosted by Mike Smithson, Chief Political Reporter, 7NEWS.

Over 500 guests gathered from across the State including official guest Hon Michelle Lensink MLC, Minister for Human Services to celebrate South Australia’s high achievers.

Australian Medical Placements of Royston Park has cemented customer service in its core values. Founded in 2003, AMP is one of Australia’s only medical recruitment, training and education providers. AMP provides personalised service and endeavours to train its staff to have conversations with candidates rather than simple interactions. A Quality Management Systems certified agency, they have high-level policies that dictate their candidate interactions. AMP offers training, education and meeting hubs to enhance candidates’ lifestyle such as stress, mental health, cooking and relaxation classes. A 24-hour on-call service and medical-based counsellor is available to all candidates with dedicated on-call consultants providing access to doctors from the AMP database.

The twelve category winners are:
- Mentally Fit EP (WCYCS) - TAFE SA Community Education Award
- Anne Bawden - Carers SA Carer Achievement Award
- Dr Sam Rudd - Prime Super Agricultural Innovation Award
- Australian Medical Placements - Ricoh Australia Customer Service Award
- Tullawon Health Service Inc. - Flinders University Rural and Remote Health Regional Achievement Award
- Orroroo & District Road Safety Committee - Jones Harley Toole Community Road Safety Award
- Elizabeth Barrow - Rural Doctors Workforce Agency Rural Community Health and Wellbeing Award
- St Basil's Homes (SA) - Prime Super Employer Excellence in Aged Care Award
- Meeting Place MV - Minister for Innovation and Skills Small Business Award
- Kimba Mental Health and Wellbeing Group - Breakthrough Mental Health Research Foundation Innovation in Mental Health, Social and Emotional Wellbeing Award
- Aboriginal Athletics Squad, Port Adelaide Athletics Club - Woolworths Sports in the Community Award
- Marion Mugs (MarionLIFE Community Services Inc.) - Community Centres SA The Loneliness Cure Award

Winners each received a $2,000 Award prize from Foundation Partner, Commonwealth Bank and trophy.

Kimba Mental Health and Wellbeing Group was announced as the Community Choice Award Winner and received a one night’s accommodation for two people at Oceanview Eco Villas.

02 SEP 2019

New mandatory legislation for all labour hire providers

New legislation recently passed by the South Australian government now requires all labour hire providers operating in SA to be licensed under the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017.

This Act requires all businesses to hold a valid labour hire licence if they supply workers to another person or organization in the course of conducting a business as a commercial undertaking.

This of course includes the recruitment and provision of medical professionals including locum doctors in South Australian facilities.

AMP are pleased to announce that we have received notice that we are one of the first organisations in South Australia approved by the commissioner under this act and to be granted the Labour Hire licence.

We want to ensure our clients and doctors are fully aware of this new legislation and that penalties for either operating or using unlicensed labour hire operators (as a client or doctor) without reasonable excuse are steep, in the case of an individual $140 000 or 3 years imprisonment and in the case of a body corporate $400 000, monitored and enforced by the Commissioner of Consumer Affairs and Commissioner of Police for non-adherence.

To avoid these penalties and prosecution, please ensure any company or individual you engage for labour hire provision is fully licenced and provides you with their licence number whenever advertising or engaging.

19 AUG 2019

Learn to cook Korean cuisine with renowned chef Chung Jae Lee

Chef Chung Jae Lee's flagship restaurant Mapo was awarded numerous Chef’s Hats, Restaurant & Catering Awards & even Lifestyle Food Channel’s Best Korean Restaurant in Australia.

Featured Gourmet Traveller & SBS Food Safari, Chung is considered one of Australia’s finest chefs in Korean Cuisine.

Learn the secrets to his award winning cuisine in this fun, interactive class complete with recipes, drinks & tasting.

18 Sep 2019 at Venue @313
6.30pm - 9.30pm, venue @313 Royston Park
$120 includes food, drinks & recipes

Register https://www.ivvy.com.au/event/korean19

14 AUG 2019

Mental health tools: putting low intensity stepped care into practice

Join us for an interactive workshop presented by Dr Michele Murphey, Clinical Psychologist and facilitated by Damon Fenech, RN, Division Mental Health, NALHN

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
6:00pm - 9:00pm - Venue @313, Payneham Road, Royston Park SA

Other dates in other locations: 11 Sep, 23 Oct, 3 Dec. Info & register on

Low intensity interventions can be ideal for patients with mild-to-moderate mental health conditions, and may be more acceptable to patients than referral to a psychologist or pharmacological intervention. Low-intensity interventions are designed to be brief and efficient.

Suitable for GPs, Allied Health, Nurses, LHN staff.

Points pending in the RACGP QI&CPD Program in the 2017-2019 triennium.

Total 4 Category 2 points.

09 AUG 2019

Mental Health - It's not black and white

Join the team from Nunkuwarrin Yunti for an interactive workshop exploring the three legged "milking stool" and culturally validated screening tools, through simulated consultations, panel discussion and exposure to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Social and Emotional Wellbeing Frameworks.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
6:00pm - 9:00pm - COHAB, 1 Tonsley Boulevard, Tonsley

Other dates and locations: 20 Aug, 24 Sep, 29 Oct, 12 Nov. Info & register on https://www.ampheat.com.au/calendar

No cost to attend.

Presented by Dr David May, Senior Medical Officer, Nunkuwarrin Yunti

Suitable for GPs, Allied Health, Nurses, LHN staff.

02 AUG 2019

meet, eat & learn @313

Looking for a new venue to host your business meeting, workshop or lunch/dinner functions?

@313 is where style meets state of the art creating the perfect venue for your event. Don't just take our word for it, take a virtual tour: click here

Expect exceptional customer service from Australian Medical Placements’ team of experienced staff from the health and hospitality industries. Only 3km from Adelaide, @313 is located at 313 Payneham Road, Royston Park SA 5070.

We also have fully equipped serviced offices – no lock-in contracts, ready for booking a day or more.

For more info and to request for a quote/visit, contact Eleah (eleahs@australianmedicalplacements.com.au) or call 08 8333 5666.

18 JUL 2019

AMP hosts White Ribbon Night

Every 2 minutes in Australia police are called to deal with an incident of domestic violence.

We’re stepping up to say enough is enough and we’d like you to join us.

Join us, along with an ambassador from White Ribbon Australia and MC Wayne Phillips to show support and awareness in ending domestic violence in Australia.

Date: Friday 26th July 2019
Time: 5.30 - 7.30pm
Venue: @313, Level 1 313 Payneham Road, Royston Park SA 5070

We’ll have great food & wines along with live music in a great night for an even better cause!

Invite your colleagues, friends and family, Tickets are only $25, with proceeds going to White Ribbon.

Tix just $25, buy from our secure site here: www.ivvy.com.au/event/WRN19 or email: info@venueat313.com.au for more info and registration and we can register you.

28 MAY 2019

Australian Medical Placements named Finalist in the 2019 RCSA Industry Awards

Australian Medical Placements is honoured to be selected a finalist for RCSA's Excellence in Candidate Care Award for the third time and CSR Excellence. 2019 RCSA Industry Awards winners will be announced on 20 June in Sydney.

Votes are now being taken for the People’s Choice Award which can be cast here: click here. We hope you can vote for AMP!

To our Doctors and Clients, thank you for your continued support.

20 MAY 2019

Celebrating 10 years of Compliance

Australian Medical Placements is proud to announce full compliance with 4 different Certifications including ISO 9001 that for the 10th consecutive year which, for our doctors & clients means less risk.

We are approved on both the SA Government Procurement & Professional Services Panel, & as a South Australian business our Industry participation ranks highly.

What are the benefits of using a certified company?

Certified companies Reduce Risk for our doctors & clients by:
- Having strict procedures in place to ensure honest, fair, ethical and transparent practices
- Ensuring there are strict guidelines in place for data protection and security
- Maintaining full compliance and documentation with these processes and procedures to ensure consistency
- Providing peace of mind that communications will be confidential, and service is discreet
- Greater efficiency meaning faster service to our doctors & clients
- Dedicated, publicly available complaint and conflict resolution processes

Australian Medical Placements provides its services within the framework of specific standards, strictly adhering to the framework of AS/NZS ISO 9001:2015 QMS, the RCSA SDS and Talent Engagement Standards (TES).

Working with a South Australian certified business means contributing to the economic benefit of all South Australians.

01 APR 2019

AMP Biggest Easter Tea

Join AMP as we host the Biggest Easter Tea to support the Cancer Council.

Friday 3rd of May 2019
Venue @313, Royston Park
9.30am – 11.00am OR 2.00pm – 4.00pm

There will be games, raffles and delicious food on offer, while we raise money for the Cancer Council!

Cost of entry - gold coin donation.

To RSVP yourself and a guest, please email Deanna at deannam@australianmedicalplacements.com.au by 23 April 2019.

If you are unable to attend, we hope you will consider donating to help us meet our fundraising goal. Remember, donations over $2 are tax deductible.

Donate: http://sa.cancercouncilfundraising.org.au/AustralianMedicalPlacements

04 MAR 2019

AMP Charity Long Table Lunch

Please join us for Australian Medical Placements Charity Long Table Lunch on 5th of April 2019 at 12:00 o'clock.

Featuring a 4 course menu by Chef Matt Wishart, paired with South Australian wines and a charity auction raising funds for Variety SA - the Children's Charity.

Tickets: $75 incl a $25 donation to Variety.

Venue: @313 - 313 Payneham Road, Royston Park SA 5070

Register and check out our auction items, https://www.ivvy.com.au/event/LTL19.

Thanks to our wine sponsors Kilikanoon, Serafino Wines, Unico Zelo, The Lane Vineyard, Unico Zelo, Rocland Estate, Penny's Hill and Hey Diddle Wines.

15 FEB 2019

2019 Combined Colleges Career Night

Final year medical students, PGY1 & PGY2 are invited to the annual College Career evening with presentations from each College and the opportunity to ask questions of senior representatives and trainees from each College during the exhibition.

Wednesday 6th March 2019
6.30pm - 9.30pm
Morphettville Racecourse

No cost to attend.

For more info and to register, https://www.ampheat.com.au/calendar.

14 DEC 2018

AMP Office Hours over Christmas and New Year Period

Please see the following opening and closing hours for Australian Medical Placements over the Christmas and New Year period.

Mon 24 Dec: 8.30am – 3.00pm
Tue 25 Dec – Wed 26 Dec: Closed
Thu 27 Dec - Fri 28 Dec: 9.00am – 3.00pm (On Call service only)
Mon 31 Dec: 9.00am – 3.00pm
Tue 1st Jan: Closed
Wed 2nd Jan: Open as per usual

* AMP office closed 27-28 December but we can be contacted by email & phone.

* 1300 666 420 Emergency On Call service available during office closure periods.

From all of us at Australian Medical Placements, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support. We wish you and your families a wonderful holiday season and may the coming year be overflowing with all the good things in life!

05 DEC 2018

AMP Vegas Night

What a spectacular AMP Vegas Night! Seven years on and this highly anticipated casino inspired event gets bigger each year to deliver an evening of fun and fundraising. Thank you to our doctors, clients and corporate partners for their support last 30 November 2018.

Everyone had fun at the casino tables with their play money complemented by amazing food by chef Chris Jarmer of Jarmer’s Kitchen.

Special thanks to our event sponsors MIGA, GPS2, Brentnalls SA, Claymore Wines, Haigh’s and all our auction sponsors: Jarvis Ford, TTO Chartered Accountants, Adelaide Football Club, Blackwood Golf Club, Barossa Weintal, Cleland Wildlife Park, 1918 Bistro & Grill, Rigoni’s Bistro, Dogcity Daycare, Viss Water, Jet Flight Simulator Adelaide, Pink Pig, Adelaide Sightseeing, Level One Restaurant, Slape & Sons, Adelaide Venue Management, Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary, Art Gallery of South Australia, Soul Growers and Zoos SA

We’re humbled by everyone’s support as we raised money for Variety SA – the Children’s Charity.

08 NOV 2018

Australian Medical Placements named Finalist in the 2018 SA Community Achievement Awards

Australian Medical Placements was presented as a Finalist in the prestigious Ricoh Australia Customer Service Award, by Jonathan Hines, Regional Wholesale Manager South, Ricoh Australia at the 2018 South Australian Community Achievement Awards Presentation Gala held at the Hilton Adelaide on Friday 2nd November.

The Awards were hosted by Jessica Adamson, Weekend News Presenter, Channel 7 and 500 guests gathered from across the State including official guest; The Hon David Pisoni MP, Minister for Industry and Skills to celebrate South Australia’s high achievers and community contributors.

Australian Medical Placements of Royston Park is one of Australia’s largest privately owned medical recruitment and education companies. With extensive experience and knowledge of the medical industry, they match highly qualified doctors to short, long and permanent placements. Staff are provided with access to training, workshops and education which is crucial to the up -skilling and maintenance of doctors’ skills.

@313 is a newly established eco-driven education hub where health professionals can meet, eat and knowledge share.

The ten category winners are:
• Katherine Height of Mount Gambier - Carers SA Carer Achievement Award
• Coorong Healthy Highways Program - Flinders Foundation Leadership and Innovation in Health Award
• Whyalla Ripples Support Group - Flinders University Rural Health SA Regional Achievement Award
• City of West Torrens Road Safety Group - Jones Harley Toole Community Road Safety Award
• Chooks Little Winery Tours of Willunga - Minister for Industry and Skills Small Business Award
• Leighton Wilksch of Paskeville - Prime Super Agricultural Innovation Award
• Pennwood Village of Pennington - Prime Super Employer Excellence in Aged Care Award
• Rachel Lawrie of Adelaide - Ricoh Australia Customer Service Award
• Streaky Bay & District Medical Clinic Inc. Board - Rural Doctors Workforce Agency Rural Community
Health and Wellbeing Award
• Tatiara Work Centre Inc. - TAFE SA Connecting Communities Award

Winners each received a $2,000 Award prize from Foundation Partner, Commonwealth Bank and trophy.

Peter Taylor of West Beach Surf Life Saving Club was announced as the Community Choice Award Winner and received two tickets to Channel 7’s AFL Superbox at Adelaide Oval!

The Awards night culminated a tremendously successful year with over 280 nominations received from across South Australia.

04 OCT 2018

Australian Medical Placements making a difference

We are proud to announce our commitment to support the amazing work of Variety – the Children’s Charity through our “giving back” platform.

Throughout the next 12 months, we will support Variety generating vital funds and awareness through their wonderful fundraising initiatives along with our (2) signature events – Vegas Night and the Long Table Lunch.

Why Variety… The enormous generosity of the Variety community has changed the lives of thousands of Aussie Kids for over 40 years, because all kids deserve a fair go in life - no matter what life throws at them, no matter what their ability.

Each year, thousands of children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs get support from Variety - the Children’s Charity through receiving grants for programs and practical equipment and we see this as such a great way for Australian Medical Placements to truly make a difference in the health and wellbeing of the South Australian community.

If you would like to know more about how you can help, or if you have a thought about how we may be able to work together in changing the lives of those less fortunate, please contact Kane Stoddard – our DoT manager on 0466 431 391 kanestoddard@australianmedicalplacements.com.au or view more of Variety’s great work at www.variety.org.au/sa/how-we-help-kids

11 SEP 2018

Australian Medical Placements named Finalist at the 2018 South Australian Community Achievement Awards

AMP is a finalist in the 2018 Australian Community Achievement Awards in the Ricoh Australia Customer Service Award.

Winners will be announced on the 2nd of November 2018 at the Grand Ballroom of The Hilton Adelaide. The Gala Dinner Presentation is an event where people from all over South Australia come together to celebrate their fantastic achievements.

The South Australian Community Achievement Awards are designed to encourage, acknowledge and reward the valuable contributions individuals, communities and businesses are making throughout South Australia.

The Awards are also conducted in Tasmania and Queensland.

31 AUG 2018

Australian Medical Placements named Semi-Finalist at the 2018 South Australian Community Achievement Awards

Forming part of the 2018 South Australian Community Achievement Awards, Australian Medical Placements has been named a semi- finalist in the Flinders Foundation Leadership and Innovation in Health Award and the Ricoh Australia Customer Service Award.

The Awards aim to encourage, acknowledge and reward the valuable contributions that individuals, groups and businesses are making throughout South Australia.

Semi-finalists will be reviewed by a judging panel and final judging will take place on the 6th of September 2018.

14 JUN 2018

AMP named 2018 Telstra Business Award Finalist!

Australian Medical Placements has been selected as finalist in the 2018 Telstra Business Awards, Australia’s premier business awards program. SA winners will be announced on the 5th of July.

Telstra Business Awards is an independent Awards programme designed to recognise and promote excellence, best practice and innovation in the business community.

Australian Medical Placements is proud to be among the best businesses in Australia. In an industry that is constantly changing, we have strived to maintain our service focused approach whilst simultaneously evolving and innovating our business model.

10 MAY 2018

We made an immediate change!

Each school holidays, Kick Start for Kids hold a number of week long day camps in at risk areas across Adelaide.

Local primary schools nominate those kids who are most at risk over the school holidays. The Kick Start for Kids volunteers pick them up at 7am each day and return them to their homes each night after dinner. These kids range from reception to year 7.

A lot of effort is put in by the volunteer team to fill the week with a series of activities that this group are not usually exposed to including trips to the museum, horse riding and bon fires. Things that other kids take for granted.

They are fed Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day, again things that most of them don't always receive at home.

On 18 April 2018, Australian Medical Placements worked with Kick Start for Kids to encourage supplier and client involvement to put on a lunch for one of their school holiday camps. Thanks to support from Wood Oven Express, The Lab Cafe, donations from Little Lessons and some personal donations we were able to provide a make your own wood oven pizza and chicken slider experience.

The appreciation we received from the 35 kids from the Western Suburbs camp made our hearts melt. Having children myself it makes you appreciate what you usually take for granted.

What saddened me more was that there was 50 kids at that camp and they could only afford two small buses to bring 35 to the lunch. The others had to miss out. We would like to say a special thanks to Tony from Wood Oven Express and Wayne from Statewide Super who personally supported the day.

Donations are still being accepted and will be passed on to Kick Start for Kids. Our dream would be to see them with a large branded bus that can be used on these camps.

Contact cheryld@australianmedicalplacements.com.au or phone 8333 5666 to make a donation.

"Thank you so much for giving the kids a fantastic experience, one that they would have never experienced...they had a ball and were still talking about it on Friday." Ian Steele, Kick Start for Kids Founder.

01 FEB 2018

AMP Vegas Night 2018

AMP’s highly anticipated casino inspired event 'AMP Vegas Night' was held on the 2nd of Feb at Adelaide’s premiere venue @313.

An evening spent with our doctors, clients and corporate partners having fun at the tables, networking and enjoying food by chef Chris Jarmer of Jarmer’s Kitchen was a great way to kick off 2018.

Thanks to everyone's generous support, we raised $2,970 for Leukaemia Foundation through the fundraising raffle, silent + live auctions. Thanks also to our wonderful emcee Wayne Philips and Kirk Fernandez who facilitated our live auction.

Special thanks to Kane Stoddard of Leukaemia Foundation and our sponsors Solitaire Automotive Group, GPS2, @313, Brentnalls SA, Salandra Lawyers,Adelaide Football Club, Skyline Restaurant and Haigh’s.

18 JAN 2018

Emergency Department SMP needed in Sale, VIC

One of Victoria’s major provider of health and aged care services in Wellington Shire have contacted us looking to recruit an Emergency SMP.

The hospital provides a broad range of primary, secondary and tertiary services, including a near comprehensive range of HACC services, through to adult intensive, coronary care and level 4 neonatal care.

The role would suit a Doctor who is wanting to broaden their Emergency experience.

Minimum Requirements:
- Senior ED Doctor minimum PGY 4+
- General Registration
- Permanent resident

Salary package:
- From $90,000 with 4 weeks annual leave
- Would consider TRP arrangement which would be inclusive of salary, allowances, public holidays and overtime
- CME allowance also provided
- Medical Indemnity included

38 hours per week on a 4 week rotating roster (negotiable 0.6EFT as a minimum)

ACCRM, REST Course and PMCV Teaching on the Run Sessions funded by the hospital

Permanent placement (or long term/fixed term) - ASAP start

Willing to assist in removal and short term housing, including travelling costs open to a reasonable offer of support

Interested? Contact Carly at carlym@australianmedicalplacements.com.au or call 1300 666 420.

19 DEC 2017

Cook, Eat & Learn Italy with Chef Khalil

Back by popular demand - "Cook, Eat & Learn Italy with Chef Khalil" will be on 30 January 2018 @313. Secure your seats today!

"We had the best time! Loved it!" - just one of the many fabulous comments received after Chef Khalil’s cooking @313. He had the whole group dancing by the end of the night. Everyone loved it so much they told Khalil what they want to learn at his next class.

Explore flavours of Italy with Nonna and I's Chef Khalil. From around the world to Adelaide Chef Khalil brings his extraordinary energy and passion for traditional Italian cuisine learned from his Nonna and honed in New York's Little Italy.

Taste and learn some of Khalil's signature flavours and techniques while being entertained with his cooking flair and stories of the history of Italian home cooking in a way that only Khalil can.

Price: $115 cooking class includes recipes, three course meal and a glass or two of wine!

11 DEC 2017

$9,000 raised for the Leukaemia Foundation

Australian Medical Placements (AMP) raised a total of $9,000 for Leukaemia Foundation at the Charity Long Table Lunch held on 6 December 2017 at Adelaide's Premier venue @313. Fifty-three guests from the corporate and medical community were in attendance which was 10 up on last year. Mark 'Soda' Soderstrom was the MC and Kirk Fernandez from Toop and Topp facilitated the live auction.

AMP set a target of $5,000 this year after raising $3,500 last year and thanks to everyone’s generosity we surpassed it by raising $9,000.

It was a great afternoon of fundraising and networking while enjoying delicious food from Chef Khalil, Nonna and I, Haigh’s Chocolates and local wines donated from Serafino, Wirra Wirra, Kilikanoon, The Lane, Rocland Estate, Primo Estate, Soul Growers, and Tomich.

The success of the event wouldn't have been possible without the generous support of our auction sponsors: Adelaide Crows, Mayfair Hotel, Dogcity daycare, Flight Experience, Segway Sensation, Skyline, Real Moments, Clip Joint, Goldsborough. Other sponsors include Tebter Property, Botanic Poetry.

27 OCT 2017

AMP Charity Long Table Lunch

Join Australian Medical Placements as we once again bring the medical and corporate communities together to enjoy a delicious and entertaining lunch by Chef Khalil of Nonna and I matched with local wines (Rocland Estate, Serafino and Soul Brothers), chocolates from Haigh's and a silent charity auction.

Wednesday 6th December at 12.00pm
@313 Payneham Rd, Royston Park, 5070

Tickets: $75 with $50 from every ticket to the Leukaemia Foundation as a tax deductible donation.

In 2016 we held our inaugural lunch which was attended by over 40 people and together we raised just over $3,500. Please join us to help us reach our goal for 2017 of $5,000!

Download a copy of the sponsorship opportunities.

Click here for more info or to register.

The Leukaemia Foundation is the only national charity dedicated to helping those with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders survive and then live a better quality of life.

Leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma are all types of blood cancer and they can develop in anyone, of any age, at any time. 35 Australians are diagnosed each and every day. Although improved treatments and care are helping more people survive, sadly someone loses their life to blood cancer every two hours. In fact, blood cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death in Australia, claiming more lives than breast cancer or melanoma.

The Leukaemia Foundation has an ongoing commitment to funding cutting-edge Australian research to improve treatments and find cures for leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders.

26 AUG 2017

Cook, Eat & Learn Italy

Explore the flavours of Italy with Nonna & I's Chef Khalil.

From around the world to Adelaide, Khalil brings his extraordinary energy and passion for traditional Italian cuisine learned from his Nonna and honed in New York's Little Italy.

Taste and learn from some of Khalil's signature flavours and techniques with a wine or two while being entertained with his cooking flair and stories of the history of Italian home cooking in the way that only Khalil can.

When: Tuesday 31st of October at 6.30pm
Where: @313 - Level 1, 313 Payneham Road, Royston Park SA 5070

To book, click here or call Eleah on 8333 5666.

14 AUG 2017

Qi Gong - FREE Trial Session

The calm before the healing...

Bringing one’s mind body and spirit into harmony plays a significant role in achieving overall health and wellbeing.

As part of the formal curriculum in universities throughout China, this traditional discipline incorporates rhythmic breathing in concert with fluid, prescribed movements and a calm state of mind.

Qi Gong plays an intriguing role in Zen Buddhism and Daoist philosophy as well as Chinese Martial Arts.

Join us for a FREE session, a fun, nourishing and inspiring way to improve your energy.
Thursday 24th August 2017
6.00pm - 7.00pm

More info & register

What is Qi Gong and who is Paul Dumais?

What to wear: Loose comfortable fitness gear with shoes. No mats required.
Filtered water available - BYO empty bottle.

04 AUG 2017

How to get your money working for you

Earning a good income doesn’t guarantee your wealth. It is how you use your money that counts.

Join us on 16th of Aug (6.00-8.30pm, light dinner provided) as the Brentnalls SA team will share their insights for successfully managing your money so that it works for you and sets you up for a strong financial future. The presentation will cover:

- Managing your tax obligations
- Strategies for tax minimisation
- Investment strategies
- Understanding business structures
- Financial risk management

For more info & to register, click here

04 JUL 2017

Cook, Eat & Learn Italy


Cook, Eat & Learn Italy with Adelaide's own celebrity Chef, Khalil!

A few tickets remain to our exclusive cooking class with chef Khalil Rashwan of Nonna and I.

From around the world to Adelaide Chef Khalil brings his extraordinary energy and passion for traditional Italian cuisine learned from his Nonna and honed in New York's Little Italy.

Taste and learn some of Khalil's signature flavours and techniques with a glass of wine while being entertained with his cooking flair and stories of the history of Italian home cooking in a way that only Khalil can.

Class includes recipes, three course meal and wine.

When: Tues 11th July 2017, 6:30pm
Where: @313. 313 Payneham Rd, Royston Park
Cost $125 (includes three course meal, wine & recipes)
This is expected to sell out!

29 MAY 2017

The Biggest Morning Tea hosted by Australian Medical Placements

Australian Medical Placements hosted Australia's Biggest Morning Tea on the 24th of May 2017.

We would like to thank everyone for their support especially our sponsors who donated raffle prizes: The Playford Hotel, Chocolate Box and AMP. The LAB provided yummy treats our guests enjoyed.

Funds collected will help Cancer Council raise the much needed funds that go towards vital cancer research, support services, prevention programs, and advocacy.

If you would still like to donate for this important cause, go to click here

22 MAR 2017

AMP Vegas Night: an evening of fun and fundraising

Friday 10th of March, casino tables opened once again at AMP's Vegas Night. The evening started off with AMP Director/Principal Jodi Duyster handing over a cheque to Kane Stoddard of Leukaemia Foundation for funds raised from the AMP Charity Long Table Lunch held in Dec 2016.

It was great seeing our doctors, clients and corporate partners have fun at the tables, networking and enjoying amazing food by Jarmer’s Kitchen. A Weber Q and other cool prizes were given away as part of our fundraising raffle to benefit Leukaemia Foundation.

Thanks to everyone who attended and supported our fundraising raffle to benefit Leukaemia Foundation. Huge thanks to our sponsors Dean Newberry & Partners, Audi Solitaire & Clinpath.

04 JAN 2017

A Successful Charity Long Table Lunch for Leukaemia Foundation

Australian Medical Placements hosted a Charity Long Table Lunch for Leukaemia Foundation on 7 December 2016. We were overwhelmed by the support of our corporate partners, guests and sponsors.

Thank you to everyone who attended the AMP Charity Long Table Lunch. 44 people enjoyed a delicious four course menu by Chef Nick Filsell of The LAB and Lost in a Forest matched with South Australian wines generously provided by Leconfield & Richard Hamilton, Kilikanoon, Hewitson, Mordrelle, Serafino. Special thanks to our sponsors Salandra Maione Lawyers and LJ Hooker.

Wayne Philips kept us perfectly to time and well entertained with his antics throughout the event.

AMP Director/Principal Jodi Duyster was pleased to be able to present a cheque to the Leukaemia Foundation from our previous Brew 'n' Q event for $5,500 which was accepted gratefully by Kane Stoddard (Business Development Manager).

To receive information on future fundraising events email Cheryl Davey cheryld@australianmedicalplacements.com.au

23 NOV 2016

AMP Office Hours over Christmas and New Year Period

Please see the following opening and closing hours for Australian Medical Placements over the Christmas and New Year period.

Office Closed: Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th December 2016

Open: Wednesday 28th - Friday 30th December 2016 9.00am – 3.00pm

Office Closed: Monday 2nd January 2017

Normal hours resume: Tuesday 3rd January 2017 8.30am - 5.00pm

Emergency on call service available during closed periods. Call 1300 666 420.

From all of us at Australian Medical Placements, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support. We wish you and your families a wonderful holiday season and may the coming year be overflowing with all the good things in life!

21 NOV 2016

Cooking Classes now available @313

Cook, eat and learn with Chef Nick Filsell. Nick Filsell is Head Chef of The Lab and Head Chef/Director of Lost in a Forest. Nick was previously Head Chef of Jamie’s Italian and Red Ochre Grill.

Book a group of 10 for a cooking class @313.

Select from:
Nicks Italian journey
A taste of Thailand
Dinner party for dummies
European vacation
$120 per person (group of 10). Classes available Monday - Thursday.

To book, contact:
Cheryl Davey cheryld@australianmedicalplacements.com.au
Litza Myers litzam@austrlaianmedicalplacements.com.au
P: 8333 5666

04 NOV 2016

International T12 Medical Cricket Results

The T12 (better known as Gully Cricket) brought together some exceptionally talented players representing Medical Professionals from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

On the 20th October 2016, Mega Courts hosted the T12 cricket event seeing some remarkable plays especially that last ball in the qualifier that saw Sri Lanka obtain maximum runs to just oust Pakistan from the Final).

India had the glory of winning this inaugural event with Sri Lanka, following the Aussies and Pakistan.

We had a notable dignitary, a doyen in SA Cricket, Neil Dansie present the awards and he was very impressed with the quality and standard of the cricket.

Sonny was considered most valuable player and as Captain also received the Winner’s Trophy; Shanthan was considered the best all-rounder; Rizwan was awarded for taking the most spectacular catch; Ahmad was awarded for best bowling/fielding.

Special thanks to the Captains for getting their teams together on time. Thanks to the staff for hosting/umpiring/scoring and generally being supportive.

Nav, from Perfect Motion Physiotherapy sponsored the Aussies outfit and as Neil Dansie said he is good bloke and physio.

The games were played at the highest level of sportsmanship and a fabulous sense of camaraderie has been forged with the players wishing it to be a regular event as well as a Soccer International.

Dr John Cross, Manager for Health Education and Training – AMPHEaT , who organised the event would like to thank all those that have contributed to this special sporting and cultural medical event.

29 SEP 2016

AMP Charity Brew n Q helps raise funds for Leukaemia Foundation

AMP's Charity Brew n Q held on 25 September was a huge success raising more than $5000 for Leukaemia Foundation.

A special thank you to Leukaemia Foundation, Lions Clubs International, our fantastic chefs, volunteers, donors and major sponsors including: Le Cordon Bleu Australia, Pirate Life Brewing, Reillys Wines, Kangaroo Island Spirits, The Hills Cider Company, PH8 Natural Alkaline Water, David Tonellato, Steve Salandra.

AMP Managing Director Jodi Duyster said the company was extremely proud to support such a worthy cause.

“We hope the funds we raise can go towards making dreams come true for people with leukaemia and other blood disorders,” Ms Duyster said.

Guests enjoyed a gourmet barbecue feast for the senses, including smoky roasted meats, gourmet sliders and a variety of fine foods prepared by local chefs including Chef Nick Filsell of Lost in a Forest. Everyone had such a great time from games and face painting for the kids to amazing prizes at the silent auction.

The Leukaemia Foundation is Australia’s peak body for blood cancer, funding research and supporting people with leukaemia, myeloma and related blood disorders.

“First I wanted to say a HUGE congratulations for Sunday. I was so impressed with the event. The atmosphere was brilliant and quite simply you did a stellar job at organising such a large event," Rachel Carson of Leukaemia Foundation said.

"I wanted to also thank you for simply holding the event. You didn’t need to, there was no fundraising element you had to achieve BUT you did it anyway. It honestly meant the world to the Leukaemia Foundation. The generosity of your team is few and far between and we wish more companies would follow in your philanthropic foot steps .”

05 SEP 2016

AMP Brew n Q - a charity event for Leukaemia Foundation

Come and join us for our Charity Brew n Q! It's going to be a great day with Pirate Life Brews, Reillys Wines, gourmet food, a charity auction with some great items (including a personally signed Eddie Betts game boot!), games for the kids and more!

Entry (inc. a drink): Adult $12, Child $7, Family $30. All proceeds raised go to the Leukaemia Foundation so eat, drink and play all in the name of charity!

Bring the whole family and together let's raise funds for Leukaemia Foundation.

Visit facebook page AMP Charity Brew 'n' Q or click here for updates!

02 SEP 2016

AMP Revved Up for Leukaemia Foundation

Australian Medical Placements (AMP) is appealing to Adelaide foodies, wine drinkers and beer lovers to help fundraise for the Leukaemia Foundation this September.

The Royston Park based company will host its Brew ‘n’ Q Gourmet BBQ at AMP’s state-of-the-art premise @313 on Sunday, September 25, from 1pm-6pm.

As one of Adelaide’s most anticipated gourmet picnics for the year, the venue will be transformed to a rustic barbecue space complete with tantalising eats, Pirate Life craft beer, Reilly wines, games and live entertainment all in the name of raising funds for the Leukaemia Foundation.

The event is being held in the lead up to the Leukaemia Foundation’s Aussie Muscle Car run in November.

AMP Managing Director Jodi Duyster said the company was extremely proud to support such a worthy cause.

“We hope the funds we raise can go towards making dreams come true for people with leukaemia and other blood disorders,” Ms Duyster said.

“I’m also a muscle car fanatic so personally it’s a real thrill to support such an important charity and mix it with my love of cars. I encourage other car enthusiasts and those who love nothing more than a good Sunday barbecue with family and friends to get involved for an incredibly worthy cause.”

Ms Duyster owns a red 1965 Fastback Mustang, fondly called Madge, which she planned take to the road for the Muscle Car Run. However a recent injury has sadly prevented her from taking part in this year’s event.

Guests attending the gourmet barbecue event will enjoy a feast for the senses, including smoky roasted meats, gourmet sliders and a variety of fine foods prepared by local chefs including Chef Nick Filsell of Lost in a Forest.

The Leukaemia Foundation is Australia’s peak body for blood cancer, funding research and supporting people with leukaemia, myeloma and related blood disorders.

Tickets for Brew ‘N’ Q are: Adult - $12 includes 1 drink; Family ticket $30 - 2 adults (includes 1 drink) & 2 kids; Kids - $7 includes 1st drink. For more details, please visit Brew n Q facebook page click here

08 AUG 2016

Save the date: Charity Brew 'n' Q

Join Australian Medical Placements for a fundraising event for Leukaemia Foundation, our Gourmet Beer & BBQ Brew ‘n’ Q to be held on Sunday September 25th 2016, onsite at our Royston Park premises @313.

See our outdoor undercover area transformed to a rustic gourmet BBQ and picnic venue complete with gourmet eats, craft beers, local wines, games and live entertainment for everyone, all in the name of raising funds for charity!

Enjoy a feast for your senses including smoky roasted meats, gourmet sliders and a variety of fine foods from a number of local chefs. Visit facebook page AMP Charity Brew 'n' Q or click here for updates!

12 JUL 2016

Adelaide PHN Workshops for GPs and Practice Nurses in the Southern Adelaide Region

Adelaide PHN is pleased to present the following workshops to GPs and Practice Nurses in the Southern Adelaide Region.

Pain Management - Pelvic Pain (Tuesday 2nd Aug 2016)
Seacliff Hotel, Seacliff

Skin Conditions - Skin Cancer Screening (Wednesday 3rd August 2016)
@313, Royston Park

Pain Management - Pelvic Pain (Tuesday 23rd August 2016)
@313, Royston Park

Skin Conditions - Skin Cancer Screening (Wednesday 31 August 2016)
Seacliff Hotel, Seacliff

Agenda for above workshops:
6.00pm - Light Dinner
6.30 - 9.15pm - Workshop
*RACGP Cat 2 points pending

No cost to attend above workshops (funded by Adelaide PHN) for Southern and Central Adelaide GPs and Nurses.

For more information and to register, https://www.ivvy.com/event/HEaT/

07 JUL 2016

Speaking wtih Confidence Workshop by Mark Aiston

Facilitated by veteran media personalities Mark Aiston and Ron Kandelaars, 'Speaking wtih Confidence' Workshop is the perfect starting point for those who want to gain the skills to present with authority and confidence.

Wednesday 17 August 2016
5.30 - 8.00pm
@313, Royston Park
$250 (ex GST) - Light dinner to be served on arrival.

For more info and to register, https://www.ivvy.com/event/CSS1B/

“Because Mark Aiston has worked in newsrooms for most of his working life he is acutely aware of the best strategies businesses and individuals should take in order to gain confidence and achieve a publicity boost.”

07 JUL 2016

ALS2 – Recertification

ARC now offers a 1 day ALS2 recertification workshop for those who have completed ALS2 and are close to their renewal date.

For those who have lapsed past their renewal date, the full 2 day ALS2 course must be completed again.

The next ALS2 - Recertification workshop @313 is on Saturday 23rd July.

AMP doctors receive 10% off ALS1, ALS2 or PALS @313. Please email Litza at litzam@australianmedicalplacements to find out how to avail of discount.

To register, go to https://www.ivvy.com/event/HEaT/. 2 places left available!

20 JUN 2016

Australian Medical Placements joins EMSA 2016

The Emergency SA (EMSA) Conference 2016 will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre on the 1st and 2nd of July 2016. EMSA 2016 will be hosted by the Australian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM), the College of Emergency Nurses (CENA) and Paramedics Australasia (PA). Representatives from all sectors of emergency health services will attend EMSA 2016.

Together with 18 other exhibitors, Australian Medical Placements joins the EMSA 2016 conference. EMSA is expecting around 250 attendees.

Visit our booth and say hello to our medical recruitment managers Amanda, Deanna, Briony and Cheryl.

03 JUN 2016

Dissecting & Digesting Diabetes - a different approach

Last night @313 welcomed GPs and Practice Nurses to a diabetes workshop dinner with a difference.

Contentious issues about diabetes were discussed, emerging events were canvassed and it looks like metabolic surgery is going to be a game changer.

A special menu was designed by our guest dietitian and top Adelaide chef Chris Jarmer. Guests enjoyed the interactive session with chef Chris Jarmer preparing the meal @313’s open kitchen in full view of everyone while answering questions together with our guest dietitian.

Who would have thought that diabetes and a diabetes workshop could be so mind blowing and challenging.

20 MAY 2016

RDASA 2016 Masterclass - register today!

Rural GP Masterclass 2016, ‘Connecting quality care to Doctors out there’ will be held at Rydges South Park, Adelaide 5 - 7 August 2016. The program will offer practical, hands on experience to progress your skills across a range of emergency scenarios.

The program provides an opportunity to come together with fellow rural Doctors to participate in challenging, experiential education whilst networking and building colleague relationships.

The event will include a relaxed welcome reception on Friday night, a two day education program with AGM and a casual wine appreciation dinner Saturday night.

For more information, go to https://www.ivvy.com/event/2016MC/

16 MAY 2016

Australian Medical Placements was named finalist at the 2016 Recruitment International Awards

Australian Medical Placements was named finalist in the 2016 Recruitment International Awards for Training and Development Initiative of the Year category.

Although we didn’t win, it was still an honour to be shortlisted. Around 50 companies sent just over 100 entries for the Australasia awards. The panel of independent, industry experts reviewed all entries and determined the short-listed companies. They have established and built some of the biggest brands in recruitment, Michael Page, Robert Walters, Harvey Nash, Empresaria, Hudson and FiveTen Group, and they know the industry exceptionally well, which is just one reason why winning an Recruitment International award carries so much gravitas.

Congratulations to the AMP team and thanks to our doctors, clients and partners for your continued support!

06 MAY 2016

Communication Super Series by Mark Aiston

@313 had the pleasure of hosting Mark Aiston & Ron Kandelaars as they introduced their Communication Super Series.

Guest were greeted with some delicious canapes catered by Chef Nick from The Lab, previously from Jamie’s Italian.

They were then entertained by Mark and Ron as they provided a snapshot of what they can expect at their upcoming workshops designed to assist participants to deliver their message with confidence and credibility focusing on communication and self-promotion.

For more info or to register for upcoming workshops, go to https://www.ivvy.com/event/HEaT/

05 MAY 2016

Adelaide PHN and AMPHEaT upcoming workshop

Tuesday 28th June 2016
Dissecting and Digesting Diabetes Dinner
6.00 - 9.00pm
Seacliff Beach Hotel, Blue Swimmer Function Room, 221 The Esplanade, SEACLIFF SA 5049 $0.00 - no cost to attend (funded by Adelaide PHN)
RACGP Activity 48576 - This activity has been approved by the RACGP QI&CPD Program in the 2014-2016 triennium. Total 5 Category 2 points.

For more information or to register, click here

11 APR 2016

Why I would recommend working interstate

An interview with one of Australian Medical Placements’ doctors.

1. What is your current medical experience?

I am PGY 4 and currently in Dental School full time with the goal of doing maxillofacial surgery. This is based in Cairns. I have 3 more years until this is finished.

2. Are you looking to continue to locum during this time?

Yes I am. There are 2 reasons I want to keep up the locum work. One is obviously to maintain my finances throughout the training. The second thing is to keep up my clinical skills while I am just doing “drillings and fillings”. I think it is important to keep up the medical knowledge and looking after sick patients too.

3. What is it like to travel as locum for interstate work?

We have had great experiences so far. I say we as my girlfriend often comes with me. I have been to the Northern Territory, Metro and Rural SA as well as Queensland and often there is accommodation provided with it. Being based there means I get to experience new towns, different health systems and new people. Quite often they are short on Doctors and very accommodating and excited to have you there. An example is at a hospital in rural SA they bring you in scones on the first day. I get to explore the towns, the restaurants and cafe’s and at the same time do some work.

4. Do you find there is enough information for you going into a new locations?

It is variable. A lot of the time you have to be proactive and ask ahead. It is important to clarify the things you want to know. For example something I usually ask is “where I need to be on the first day.” You then know who the first point of contact is and the ball rolls quicker from there.

5. Have you had any interesting stories or unusual incidents happen while working away?

One of the embarrassing stories I have is I work at a hospital in Queensland in the Emergency Department and as I have worked a number of shifts there I am quite well known in the department. I got stung by an Irukandji, which is a dangerous jellyfish in North Queensland, I had to come in as a patient and I was a nuisance patient rolling around in pain. I had to stay in overnight and it was a little embarrassing having to be treated by my colleagues.

6. What advice can you give a Doctor who is thinking about working interstate?

I would definitely recommend giving it a go. It is a great way of having a working holiday. You get to see parts of Australia and working in a new hospital is always interesting to see how things work. It is not as daunting as you think because people are aware you might be new to the hospital or even the state health system so people are accommodating. The more you do it the quicker you pick up the essentials ie: how to fill out their path form, radiology form, anything you need to know to make your job fluid during the day.

7. How does working interstate as a locum benefit your lifestyle?

As I am in a special circumstance where I spend my uni semester in Cairns and then my holidays either overseas or back in Adelaide with my girlfriend. Being able to have work in different locations is really helpful. You also have the flexibility of being able to work for a week block or so. If I have break during the semester I can come back to South Australia or stay in Queensland depending on where the work is. I get to move with the work.

04 APR 2016

Australian Medical Placements joins #FGP16

General Practice Registrars Australia (GPRA) flagship conference, Future of General Practice 2016 (#fgp16) will be held in Brisbane on Friday 1 to Sunday 3 April at the Hilton Hotel.

#fgp16 will bring together medical students, prevocational doctors and registrars from around Australia to deliver a AAA educational program with the theme of Aspire, Achieve, Advance. A range of outstanding speakers will present their views and opinions of general practice and the direction it is taking.

Australian Medical Placements joins other exhibitors in this 2-day conference. Visit our booth and say hello to our Briony and Meaghan.

25 FEB 2016

My experience as a new locum doctor

An interview with one of Australian Medical Placements’ doctors.

Why did you start to take some locum placements?

I could have continued to do general medicine rotations in the public hospital system, but I wanted to try different things. In the public hospital, as a contracted employee, I would be moved around as the hospital needed to but I wanted some control and autonomy.

What have you liked about locum placements?

I have really enjoyed the work so far. Working at new sites of my choice has given me greater interest in the job. I feel I get more motivation and acknowledgement for the roles I do now. Also I get to choose my hours and the pay helps as well.

Any unusual stories from your work?

Even though I haven’t been a locum for long I have been a consistent face at one hospital for a little while now and through RMO changeover I find myself being the doctor to induct the new RMO and instruct the junior doctors!

What advice would you give someone thinking about trying some locum placements?

Make the effort to build relationships with all the staff in your new placement – nurses, ward clerks etc. Ask for help – people like to offer help. The hardest thing about a new workplace is not the medicine it is the admin part of the job. Building relationships mean I can get on top of the admin part of a new job with the support of the team. As I gain more experience in different environments I am more flexible and adaptable.

24 FEB 2016

Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) - 10% Discount for AMP Doctors!

Saturday 19th March, 2016
$495.00 (inc GST)

@313, 313 Payneham Road, Royston Park
RACGP, ACRRM points & Anaesthetics or Emergency Grant available

The Paediatric ALS level 1 course aims to provide healthcare staff with the necessary knowledge and skills needed to:
• Demonstrate the structured ABCDE approach that facilitates rapid recognition of seriously ill children.
• Provide appropriate initial treatment interventions to prevent cardiorespiratory arrest.
• Treat children in respiratory or cardiorespiratory arrest until the arrival of a resuscitation team or more experienced assistance.

8.00am Registration/Arrival Coffee
8.20am Workshop Commences
4.30pm Workshop Concludes

For more info or to register visit https://www.ivvy.com/event/HEaT/. To avail of 10% discount, enter code TRIENNIUM when you register.

27 JAN 2016

The LAB food + coffee NOW OPEN!

Enjoy a bit of laboratory fun at Adelaide’s newest café The LAB. Chef Chris Jarmer of Jarmer’s Kitchen created the menu featuring locally sourced produce and premium ingredients. At The LAB, we get passionately scientific in making the perfect cup of coffee!

Open Monday to Friday (7.30am – 4.00pm) for breakfast, lunch, take away. Corporate catering packages available soon for events held @313 and for take away.

Let your curiosity and cravings lead you to The LAB.

Ground Floor, 313 Payneham Road, Royston Park SA 5070 (same building as Australian Medical Placements)
P: 8362 0316
E: eat@thelabat313.com.au

Like The LAB on Facebook

06 JAN 2016

Introducing @313: Adelaide’s latest event venue + serviced offices for health professionals

With a spacious boardroom, training room, 2 themed serviced offices, and a medical consultation room, and modern kitchen @313 is truly a cutting edge space. @313 is located at 313 Payneham Road, Royston Park (only 3 km from Adelaide’s CBD).

Operated by Australian Medical Placements with a team of well experienced staff from the health and hospitality industries, @313 is a showcase venue built by top Adelaide builders and designers to meet our vision for a ‘health community’.

For more info and to request for a quote/visit, go to click here or call 8333 5666 and ask for Cheryl Davey or Litza Myers.

30 NOV 2015

Helping those affected by the SA Mid North Bushfire

Australian Medical Placements is organising a sausage sizzle at our office to help raise money for those affected by the devastating SA Mid North fire.

When: 3 December 2015
Time: 12.00 - 2.00pm
Where: @313 - Level 1, 313 Payneham Road, Royston Park SA 5070

Money raised will go to the SA Pinery Fire Appeal which has been set up for cash donations to help those affected by the Pinery fire. You can also make a donation through us or direct to SA Pinery Fire Appeal http://www.dcsi.sa.gov.au/services/latest-news/media-releases-2015/donations-for-sa-pinery-fire-appeal

We’re collecting donated goods, as listed below, at our office (8.30am - 4.30pm) and will forward items to St Vincent de Paul (who will manage donated goods for this disaster).

- Bottled water and other non perishable food and beverages
- Toiletries kit (toothbrush, toothpaste, sanitary products, soap, hand sanitizer, shampoo & conditioners)
- Baby supplies formula, nappies, wipes, toys, dummy's etc.
- Phone chargers and phone charge battery packs
- Batteries, torches, headphones for phones
- Alfoil, glad wrap, snap lock bags
- Sunscreen, plastic bats and balls, chalk, outdoor toys
- Pet food, collars, leads, pet toys, water bowls, litter trays

09 NOV 2015

AMP Office Hours over Christmas and New Year Period

Please see the following opening and closing hours for Australian Medical Placements over the Christmas and New Year period.

Open: Thursday, 24 December 2015
8.30am – 3.00pm

Office Closed: Friday, 25 December & Monday, 28 December 2015

Open: Tuesday, 29 December – Thursday, 31 December 2015
9.00am – 3.00pm

Office Closed: Friday, 1 January 2016

Normal hours resume: Monday, 4 January 2016
8.30am - 5.00pm

Emergency on call service available during closed periods. Call 1300 666 420.

From all of us at Australian Medical Placements, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support. We wish you and your families a wonderful holiday season and may the coming year be overflowing with all the good things in life!

12 OCT 2015

Australian Medical Placements launches state of the art facility @313

On 9 October 2015, Australian Medical Placements launched its state of the art venue @313 to its doctors, clients and corporate guests in an event hosted by Mark Aiston. @313 is a new business venture for Australian Medical Placements and it will be managed by AMPHEaT, Australian Medical Placements’ Health, Education and Training arm.

The 950 sqm facility, the first of its kind in South Australia, was designed in conjunction with owner David Tonellato and builders.

AMPHEaT will offer in-house education and training to doctors and the broader health industry while Australian Medical Placements will use @313 as its office headquarters. To have everything located in one ‘community hub’ which is multi-purpose means @313 is where health professionals will meet, eat & learn. @313 can be hired as a venue by health organisations wanting to offer education to doctors and host other events.

“From a spacious boardroom that seats 20 people to the training room that seats 60, @313 is truly a cutting edge space. We also have the option of opening up the whole facility to cater for up to 120 people,” Australian Medical Placements’ Director Jodi Duyster said. There are also 3 serviced offices that can be hired out.

Renowned Adelaide Chef Chris Jarmer from Jarmer’s Kitchen is also heavily involved in the new facility, having designed the new kitchen space and lending his time to cook sit down a la carte meals for companies who book workshops and/or host cooking lessons @313.

Owner of the building David Tonellato said, “a significant amount of time was spent in the planning stage of the new training facility on adhering with the latest developments in sustainability and energy efficiency. We are hoping to achieve one of the highest nationally accredited energy efficiency ratings and set new a bench mark for all new commercial developments.”

If you’re interested to book @313, visit http://www.australianmedicalplacements.com.au/Training.aspx or simply email Cheryl Davey cheryld@australianmedicalplacements.com.au or Litza Myers lizam@australianmedicalplacements.com.au.

03 AUG 2015

Australian Medical Placements moving to new office

Starting 5 August 2015, Australian Medical Placements will be moving to our new premises at 313 Payneham Road, Royston Park. We have a capark at the back of the building to make it convenient for visitors. Our phone and fax numbers remain the same.

Our vision has been to give back to the community that has supported us. Now that we’ve launched AMPHEaT, our new premises will be dedicated to providing state of the art training and learning facilities to our doctors, clients and to the wider health community.

The LAB food + coffee will soon open at the lower level of the new building. So not long now before you can grab a coffee and come up to chat with the AMP team.

17 JUL 2015

Getting ready for tax time

As a medical professional, you’re entitled to claim deductions for some expenses related to earning your income.

To know what you can claim, here's a Deduction Checklist from Dean Newberry & Partners.

You can claim a deduction for the cost of buying, hiring, repairing and cleaning certain work-related uniforms, occupation-specific clothing or protective clothing.

You may be able to claim a deduction for shoes, socks and stockings if they are an essential part of a distinctive compulsory uniform, the characteristics of which - colour, style, type - are specified in your employers unform policy. Wearing of the uniform must be consistently enforced.

** Generally, clothing is distinctive if it has the employer's logo permanently attached and the clothing is not available to the general public.

You can claim a deduction for the cost of buying, hiring, replacing or maintaining protective clothing.

Protective clothing is clothing that you wear to protect yourself from the risk of illness or injury posed by your income-earning activities or the environment in which you are required to carry them out, for example, non-slip nursing shoes.

You can also claim a deduction for the cost of clothing that you use at work to protect your ordinary clothes from soiling or damage, for example, laboratory coats and aprons.

You can claim a deduction for the cost of laundering and dry-cleaning work clothes that are eligible deductions. For example, you can claim a deduction for cleaning a uniform that your employer provides and that you must wear to work.

You can claim laundry expenses for washing, drying and ironing such work clothes, including Laundromat expenses. If you claim for laundry expenses is $150 or less, you do not need written evidence; you may use a reasonable basis to work out your claim.

If you claim a deduction for laundry expenses that is more than $150 and your total claim for work-related expenses (other than car, meal allowance, award transport allowance and travel allowance expenses) exceeds $300, you need written evidence for the total claim. You can claim the cost of dry-cleaning work clothes if you have kept written evidence to substantiate your claim.

You can claim a deduction for the cost of renewing your annual practising certificate.

You can claim a deduction for the cost of first aid training courses if you, as a designated first aid person, are required to undertake first aid training to assist in emergency work situations.

You can claim a deduction, called a capital allowance, for the decline in calie of equipment used for work.

If the equipment if also used for private purposes, you cannot claim a deduction for the part of the decline in value.

You cannot claim a deduction if the equipment is supplied by your employer or any other person.

Generally, that amount of your deduction depends on the effective life of the equipment. Equipment for which your may be able to claim capital allowance includes:
. Calculators and electronic organisers
. Computers and computer software
. Answering machines, telephones/mobiles, fax machines and other telecommunications equipment
. A professional library
. Tools and equipment
. Dedicated stopwatches and fob watches (but not ordinary wristwatches)

You may be entitled to claim deductions for the home office expenses:
. Running Costs may be deductable
. Occupancy expenses are generally not deductable for an employee
. You must keep records

You can claim a deduction for the cost of attending seminars, conferences and training courses that are sufficiently connected to your work activities.

You can claim a deduction for the cost of street directories, logbooks, diaries, pens and other stationery to the extent that you use them for work.

You can claim a deduction for the cost of journals, periodicals and magazines that have a content specifically related to your employment as a medical practitioner.

You can claim a deduction for the cost of work-related telephone calls.

You can claim a deduction for your telephone rental if you can show that you are on call or are regularly required to telephone while you are away from your workplace.

If you also use your telephone for private purposes, you must apportion the cost of telephone rental between work-related and private use.

You need to keep a diary of work calls over a 4 week period to enable you to establish the business use percentage of your phone, alternatively you can identify the work-related calls from an itemised phone account.

You cannot claim a deduction for the cost of connecting a telephone, mobile, pager or any telecommunications equipment as it is a capital expense.

You can claim a deduction for these fees. If the amount you paid is shown on your payment summary, you can use it to prove your claim.

You can claim a deduction for Income Protection Insurance and Professional Indemnity Insurance.

However, insurances such as life insurance and trauma insurance are not deductable.

You should contact us if you are unsure what to claim.

All you Medical Body Registration fees are deductable. Examples include:

This list doesn't cover everything; the best advice is to maintain an orderly record keeping system to allow easy review of all your expenses at tax time. You never know the tax saving you might find.

Want to know more? Contact David Tonellato (david@deannewbery.com.au) / Yvette Carver (YvetteCarver@deannewbery.com.au) / Carly Tkacz (Carly@deannewbery.com.au) or call 08 8267 4777.

19 JUN 2015

Australian Medical Placements welcomes new General Manager

Australian Medical Placements is pleased to welcome David Caulfield to the role of General Manager.

As General Manager, David will be responsible for the overall management of Australian Medical Placements and AMPHEaT. A strategic, big picture thinker that manages both business and people needs to achieve outstanding results, David has had a long career in management within the Pharmaceutical industry and a Government Statutory body. He has a strong science background and has worked with the medical profession in developing training, education, compliance and guidelines.

10 APR 2015

Australian Medical Placements named finalist in 2015 RCSA Excellence in Client Service Award and Candidate Care

Australian Medical Placements has just been named a finalist in the 2015 RCSA (Recruitment and Consulting Services Association) Excellence in Client Service Award and Candidate Care. The winner will be announced at the RCSA Gala Ball on 21 May 2015 in Sydney.

This Award has been established by RCSA so that on-hire, recruitment and workforce solutions businesses can demonstrate leadership and commitment in delivering service excellence to their clients.

The Excellence in Client Service Award will recognise an organisation that has achieved outstanding results through key initiatives that demonstrate leadership and commitment to excellence in client service.

AMP has always been on the forefront of both the needs of its clients and candidates. In an industry that is constantly changing and competitive we have stayed on top of the game by being dynamic in our business approach.

Our strong focus to high quality candidate care is reflective of our commitment to excellence and best practices. Australian Medical Placements is a proud member of RCSA and has achieved full compliance in RCSA’s Service Delivery Standard which sets the benchmark for the highest quality service and operational efficiency in the recruitment sector. We’re also proud to have achieved full compliance with AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008 for Quality Management Systems, the highest standard for excellence in this industry.

Congratulations to the AMP Team!

11 MAR 2015

Australian Medical Placements supports Leukaemia Foundation - World’s Greatest Shave

5 March 2015 - It was a busy Thursday morning at Triple M’s Roo & Ditts for Breakfast show with SA sporting greats Mark Ricciuto and Chris Dittmar. The challenge was set and simple: who can raise the most money for the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave - Team Roo (Crows) or Team Ditts (Port)?

Australian Medical Placements was one of the proud Crows supporters who donated $3,500 under Team Roo. In the end, both teams raised an amazing $9,537 with Team Roo winning the challenge whose supporters donated a total of $ 6,472. Team Ditts received a total of $3,065.

’World’s Greatest Shave is the Leukaemia Foundation’s most important fundraiser, providing vital funds to lessen the impact of blood cancer through research and free support. As well as being a fun way to raise funds, the event helps to normalise one of the most visible side effects of treatment.’ (http://www.leukaemia.org.au/news/world-s-greatest-shave-is-a-powerful-movement-to-beat-blood-cancer).

More than 12,000 Australians will be diagnosed with a blood cancer this year – equivalent to 31 people every day. Money raised will be used by the Leukaemia Foundation to fund research to beat blood cancer, and provide free emotional and practical support to help Australian families.

Together with other organisations and individuals, Australian Medical Placements hopes more people will support Leukaemia Foundation’s ongoing research to beat blood cancer.

Learn more and sign up now on the World's Greatest Shave website (www.worldsgreatestshave.com) or by calling 1800 500 088.

03 MAR 2015

What are the ingredients for successful medical practice?

Find out what makes a successful medical practice in this this three-part workshop organised by AMPHEaT.

Part 1 - Latent Legal Issues - Wed 13th May, 2015
Part 2 - Effective Communication - Wed 17th June, 2015
Part 3 - CPR & Anaphylaxis Management - Wed 22nd July, 2015

$110.00 (incl. GST) per workshop or $300.00 (incl. GST) for all 3
$88 (incl. GST) per workshop or $250 (incl. GST) for all 3 - Active AMP Locums
6.00pm Registration / Light Dinner
6.30pm Workshop Commences
8.50pm Conclusion

PART 1 - Latent Legal Issues
The age of consent varies across Australia and this directly influences clinical decisions and advice provided by doctors. With an increasingly mobile population, doctors may practise in various States. Likewise, patients will visit doctors when they travel interstate.

A doctor cognisant of the issues surrounding consent can apply this knowledge and communicate risk more effectively to patients. Importantly, through this knowledge, the doctor will be in a better position to identify potential criminal offences against children and report them accordingly. Developing awareness of the laws protecting young people undoubtedly enhances a doctor’s professional and ethical practice.

Understanding and successful application of this knowledge will have impact across all domains of general practice as it impacts upon right of withdrawal of treatment at any age.

These decisions are made in ED departments/palliative care units/GP offices/Community based clinics/ hospitals daily.

PART 2 - Effective Communication
An interactive session exploring the skills required to communicate effectively across different cultural settings and situations. The session also explores barriers to effective communication. Communication is a vital component of effective clinical work. Developing strong skills in this area will benefit a patient’s understanding of medical treatment and outcomes.

PART 3 - CPR & Anaphylaxis Management
The participants will be advised of the latest information on BLS training and perform BLS procedures as per the ARC Guidelines. The use of automatic vs manual defibrillators will involve ECG recognition of shockable rhythms. After this skills session the participants will be involved with the management of anaphylaxis in case studies.

For more information and to register, visit https://wired.ivvy.com/event/Ing15/

If you have questions, contact Cheryl Davey at cheryd@australianmedicalplacements.com.au

03 FEB 2015

2015 Practice Manager Workshop Series: Branding & Marketing - Registration Now Open!

Register early to avoid disappointment - workshop filling fast from expressions of interest already received!

(Maximum 20 seats available)

Wednesday 4th March, 2015
$25.00 (to cover cost of catering)

Branding and marketing can be an enigma to many. A mix of art and science, it can be difficult to understand where to start and what will have impact. This workshop will help to demystify the ever evolving marketing world and will be presented in two sessions.

The first will be presented by Brand Strategist, Penelope Bettison, and will clarify the role of brands and marketing by providing 8 tips on how to set a strategic plan.

The second will be presented by Georgi Roberts, Digital Marketing Strategist, who will address what an online presence means today, explore the change in the customer decision journey and directly address channels such as websites, email marketing, online advertising and social media.

Did you know? 75% of customers’ decisions involve online research. A significant shift in behaviour especially for businesses reliant on word of mouth. Online research is part of the journey.

Australian Medical Placements Boardroom

Data 3 Building, Level 1, 84 North Terrace Kent Town

12.00pm Registration / Light Lunch

12.30pm - 2.30pm Workshop

For more information or to register visit https://wired.ivvy.com/event/PM403/

Please don’t hesitate to contact Cheryl Davey cheryld@australianmedicalplacements.com.au if you have any questions about this or our other workshops.

15 DEC 2014

AMP Office Hours over Christmas and New Year Period

Please see the following opening and closing hours for Australian Medical Placements over the Christmas and New Year period.

Open: Wednesday, 24 December 2014
8.30am – 3.00pm

Office Closed: Thursday, 25 December – Friday, 26 December 2014

Open: Monday, 29 December – Wednesday, 31 December 2014
9.00am – 3.00pm

Office Closed: Thursday, 1 January 2014

Normal hours resume: Friday, 2 January 2014
8.30am - 4.30pm

Emergency on call service available during closed periods. Call 1300 666 420.

From all of us at Australian Medical Placements, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support. We wish you and your families a wonderful holiday season and may the coming year be overflowing with all the good things in life!

31 OCT 2014

Ebola Update

The outbreak of Ebolavirus Disease (EVD) was confirmed in March 2014 in Guinea, West Africa. The Index case was a 2 yr old Guinea girl who contracted the disease in December 2013.It has become the most severe outbreak of the disease since its discovery in 1976 with a mortality rate approaching 70%. The first recorded nosocomial outbreak in Zaire had a higher mortality rate as it began with reuse of syringes that were washed after giving malarial treatments. As of 19th October 2014, there have been 4877 deaths reported, with the disease infecting almost 10000 people. This rate will climb in West Africa.

The Disease

The viral reservoir is deemed to be from fruit bats and the index case of the first human infection was identified close to the Ebola River (presently in Democratic Republic of Congo). A highly infectious disease, Ebola [a filo virus akin to Marburg-causing hemorrhagic fever and septic shock] is spread through direct contact with bodily fluids from a symptomatic/ infected person. Healthcare workers should be aware that filo viruses have been known to be aerosoled so if you receive a tap on the shoulder to help out, here or overseas, please bear this in mind. The disease is characterised by a sudden onset of fever, muscle pain, fatigue, headaches and a sore throat. It then progresses into excessive vomiting, diarrhoea, rashes with the onset of internal and external bleeding, visible on the gums, eyes, nose and stools. Patients succumb to the illness through dehydration and multiple organ failure.

Risk and Public Health Concern

Though the current epidemic of Ebola has had an alarmingly high mortality rate, spread and fatalities have been confined mostly to the Western African countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Tragically many healthcare workers have also been affected by the disease in the course of their work, highlighting that preparedness and training for infection control measures are still the biggest set-back in the fight against this illness. At ground zero of this disease, poor health systems have contributed to the staggering numbers of infected people, but the few cases of the disease spreading in Western countries have also shown the gaps in the preparedness of first-world countries in dealing with Ebola.

What does this mean for us in Australia?

The Australian Department of Health (DOH) has deemed the risk of an Ebola outbreak extremely low. There are different cultures in place as well in Australia that will limit the family spread of the disease. Nonetheless, vigilance and having a preparedness strategy to deal with Ebola in Australia is extremely crucial in ensuring that we contain the spread of this devastating illness.

Where can we get current information on Ebola in Australia from?

The DOH website has extensive information for all Australians including travellers, clinicians and General Practitioners. For more information please visit http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/ohp-ebola.htm

20 OCT 2014

Clinical Assessment of Common MSK Conditions - Lower Extremities

Join SPORTSMED•SA and Dr Jones & Partners team of experts as they take you through the clinical assessment of common MSK conditions.

$55.00 (incl. GST)
Saturday 15th November, 2014
8.00am Registration / Arrival Coffee
4.30pm Conclusion

This practical hands on workshop will focus on
lower exterminates – ankle, knee and hip.

A series of small group skill stations involving live patients!
(radiology, case studies and examination techniques)

ACRRM and RACGP Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.

Experience a guided tour of the SPORTSMED•SA facilities during lunch.

Maximum of 30 participants to enable a hands on, comprehensive experience, so don’t wait to apply and secure your spot!

More info or to register at https://wired.ivvy.com/event/A2014/

13 OCT 2014

Australian Medical Placements at the RACGP GP14

Australian Medical Placements joined hundreds of exhibitors at this year’s RACGP GP14 conference held at the Adelaide Convention Centre from 9-11 October 2014.

The RACGP conference for general practice is Australia’s premier event for general practice and each year showcases an extensive clinical, academic and social program, and one of Australia’s largest general practice exhibitions.

Hundreds of GPs visited the Australian Medical Placements booth to chat with our Medical Recruitment Managers about locum opportunities and our newly formed training and education division AMPHEaT.

Two lucky GPs won the Champagne Duperrey Premier Cru Brut & Glasses Gift Pack and Veuve Clicquot in our raffle exclusive for GP14 attendees.

08 SEP 2014

Australian Medical Placements participates at IMSANZ Annual Scientific Meeting 2014

Together with a select group of companies, Australian Medical Placements will be one of the sponsors at this year’s IMSANZ Annual Scientific Meeting 2014 held on 18-20 September at the Hilton Adelaide.

IMSANZ represents over 650 Consultant Physicians and trainees in Internal Medicine within Australia and New Zealand. Internal medicine is the most rapidly Growing Subspecialty in Australia as Health Services and trainees recognise the critical role of the Generalist in meeting current and future health care needs. The Society provides a mechanism for developing the academic and professional profile of general medicine and seeks to advocate for, and sponsor the educational training, research and workforce requirements of general internal medicine. IMSANZ is a separate and freestanding body but is closely aligned with and works in harmony with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). Over 200 attendees are expected to attend.

Do drop by the Australian Medical Placements booth if you will be at the conference.

29 AUG 2014

AMPHEaT hosts successful training workshops

After its first successful ALS1 Workshop on 19 July 2014, AMPHEaT delivered two more well received seminars on Introduction to Social Media for GP Practices in partnership with the Polaris Centre. In fact, positive feedback from the two seminars has led to developing follow-up social media seminars.

On 20 Sep AMPHEaT is set to host another ALS1 Workshop at the Australian Medical Placements office in Kent Town. There are still available seats for interested doctors.

To see upcoming AMPHEaT training courses and to register, visit https://wired.ivvy.com/event/A2014/

25 JUL 2014

Australian Medical Placements announces new Health, Education and Training division

On 27 June 2014, Australian Medical Placements held a successful event at its Kent Town office to gather support from the Adelaide corporate community for its newly formed health, education and training division. AMPHEaT (Australian Medical Placements Health, Education and Training) will be offering education and training to the health community to enable them to offer the best health services throughout Australia.

“Australian Medical Placements understands that doctors need training not only with the latest knowledge and skills but with the flexibility to adapt to each work environment. This was the driving force behind the creation of AMPHEaT. We’re proud to be the first and only medical recruitment company in South Australia to be offering in-house education and training to our doctors and the health community,” says Australian Medical Placements Director/Principal, Jodi Duyster.

”Our mission is to provide doctors with access to the latest information through various communication channels and skills through practical hands on workshops,” says Dr John Cross, Manager Education for AMPHEaT.

In the coming months, AMPHEaT will be building a partner network to develop affordable training and education packages. Our partners are crucial in ensuring we can expose our doctors to recognised experts in their field with the latest equipment and procedures.

For partnership/sponsorship enquiries about AMPHEaT, contact Cheryl Davey, Manager Business Development AMPHEaT at cheryld@australianmedicalplacements.com.au or call 08 8333 5666.

27 MAY 2014

Australian Medical Placements announces AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008 certification

After completing a comprehensive review of its Quality Management System (QMS), Australian Medical Placements is proud to achieve certification for AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008.

“Australian Medical Placements is one of the few recruitment companies to achieve certification for AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008 in Australia. I’m proud of our team for their dedication and focus towards delivering the highest level of customer service to our doctors and clients.” says Australian Medical Placements Director/Principal, Jodi Duyster.

The ISO Quality standard is probably the best known and one of the most widely used quality management standards around the world. The standard is designed to help organizations ensure that they meet the needs of customers and other stakeholders while meeting statutory and regulatory requirements related to the product. (Source: AS/NZS ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems http://www.certex.com.au/iso-9001.php)

“Achieving AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008 certification assures our doctors and clients that Australian Medical Placements integrates industry best practice methodologies and continuous improvement processes in the way we deliver our service” says Australian Medical Placements Director/Principal, Jodi Duyster.

Australian Medical Placements’ focus has always been to provide the highest level of client and candidate satisfaction. Having achieved AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008 certification and full compliance in the Recruitment and Consulting Services Association‘s (RCSA) Service Delivery Standard is testament to its pursuit of service excellence.

12 MAR 2014

Our Privacy Policy has changed

We have recently updated the Australian Medical Placements Privacy Policy to reflect recent changes to Australian privacy laws. These updates came into effect on 12 March 2014. Our privacy policy explains how we collect personal information from you, and how we use it (for example, in order to contact you for placements, events, seminars and other related services to you. We may also use your personal information to contact you for marketing purposes. You can opt out of such communications at any time by clicking on an "unsubscribe" link in the relevant emails. These, and other uses, are explained in more detail in our Privacy Policy If you have any questions about the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information or about the Privacy Policy, please contact us at info@australianmedicalplacements.com.au

09 DEC 2013

AMP Office Hours over Christmas and New Year Period

Please see the following opening and closing hours for Australian Medical Placements over the Christmas and New Year period.

Open: Tuesday, 24 December 2013
9.00am – 3.00pm

Office Closed: Wednesday, 25 December – Thursday, 26 December 2013

Open: Friday 27 December, Monday 30 December, Tuesday 31 December 2013
9.00am – 3.00pm

Office Closed: Wednesday, 1 January 2013

Normal hours resume: Thursday, 2 January 2013
8.30am - 5.00pm

Emergency on call service available during closed periods. Call 1300 666 420.

From all of us at Australian Medical Placements, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support. We wish you and your families a wonderful holiday season and may the coming year be overflowing with all the good things in life!

21 NOV 2013

Australian Medical Placements’ Champion for Charity donates to Ronald McDonald House Adelaide

It was an evening of giving back as guests at the Australian Medical Placements’ (AMP) Vegas Night played for their favourite charity. The prize - proceeds from the raffle would be donated to the favourite charity of the evening’s top winner. The annual casino themed year-end event held on 15 November 2013 brought together doctors and clients who AMP thanked for their continued support.

Entitled AMP Vegas Night: Raising the Stakes, the night proved to be an exceptional success, with guests and staff enjoying the play money at the multiple casino tables, the catering, and the open bar.

Tim O’Toole was named AMP’s Champion for Charity after beating 6 other players in the final round. Tim was happy to win the competition for his favourite charity Ronald McDonald House Adelaide and hopes the money donation would help in their continuing effort to be a home-away-from-home for rural families who have a child with a serious illness requiring specialist treatment in Adelaide. It is a place of care and understanding - a place where families can remain together as a family unit in times of great stress and uncertainty.

The night was a celebration of the year passed – one full of success for the achievements of our staff, doctors, clients and the 10th year anniversary for the directors and principal owners of Australian Medical Placements Jodi Duyster and Lyn Barker. AMP Vegas Night raised an outstanding $1,300 with all proceeds going to the Ronald McDonald House Adelaide. We hope the forthcoming year is as successful and that the next AMP Vegas Night will be as widely enjoyed as this one has been.

13 AUG 2013

Vote for Australian Medical Placements in the Seek Annual Recruitment Awards!

Voting for this year’s Seek Annual Recruitment Awards (SARA) has started. Australian Medical Placements has entered the Specialist Recruiter Small category. SARA is a people’s choice award where votes determine the favourite recruiters in Australia.

If Australian Medical Placements is your favourite recruitment company, please vote for us!

It will only take less than 5 minutes of your time. Please type Australian Medical Placements, not AMP. Voting ends 5.00pm on 12 September 2013.

Thank you.

12 AUG 2013

Help us continue Dan’s ‘Ride to Conquer Cancer’

From 30 Nov – 1 Dec 2013, ‘The Ride to Conquer Cancer’ will take riders through South Australia’s scenic countryside for an epic ride to raise funds for the Flinders Medical Centre Foundation. It’s to support the vital work of the dedicated researchers and clinicians based in the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer (FCIC).

After losing a family member to cancer, Dan Krause (Axios Technical Director) was on a mission to help raise money and take the epic ‘Ride to Conquer Cancer’ with the Axios team. Sadly, on 21 July 2013 Dan died after losing control and falling off his bike on wet roads while training at Leawood Gardens.

Dan has been a part of the AMP family for 8 years and we are deeply saddened by his passing. Together with his family and friends, we would like to pay tribute to this great man and dear friend by helping Axios raise money for ‘Ride to Conquer Cancer’.

We hope you can support us continue Dan’s ‘Ride to Conquer Cancer’ by making a donation to the Axios team. Online donations can be made through this link.

Axios is Australian Medical Placements’ IT partner.

02 AUG 2013

FREE Seminar on Property Investment: Bricks & Mortar and the Investment Portfolio

Hosted by AMP and Bartons
20 Aug 2013, 5.30pm (networking & nibbles) 6.00 - 7.30pm (seminar)
Venue: AMP office, Level 1, 84 North Terrace, Kent Town SA 5067

Investing in property can be a bit daunting. If you’re thinking of investing and are unsure where to start or if you’re experienced in investing and would like extra advice, join us for an exclusive session.

Meet with industry professionals from Bartons Financial Services for a closer look at the crucial considerations to be reviewed before investing in property or adding a property to your current portfolio.

Topics include:
- Planning and Modelling – tax implications
- Debt (pre-approval, structuring and package selection), Debt Reduction Strategies
- Risk (Income Protection, Life, General insurance, Landlord Insurance), Asset Protection
- Property Selection
- Tax & Accounting – Depreciation (Div 40 and 43) and Structuring
- Legal – Contracts & Conveyancing
- Ongoing Review

Chris Waples, Managing Director, Bartons
Adam McCann, Director, Bartons
Matthew Stouppos, Lending Manager, Bartons

Please RSVP by Tuesday 13 August 2013 to amanda@australianmedicalplacements.com.au . If you would like to bring someone along with you please let her know. Upon RSVP please indicate any special dietary requirements.

06 JUN 2013

Australian Medical Placements receives industry’s highest service standards certification for 5th year

Australian Medical Placements has again received the industry’s highest service standards certification from the Recruitment and Consulting Services Association (RCSA) for the 5th consecutive year.

Achieving full compliance in RCSA’s Service Delivery Standard sets the benchmark for the highest quality service and operational efficiency in the recruitment sector. Australian Medical Placements is the only medical recruitment company in SA who has achieved this distinction.

“We have certainly raised the bar for compliance and service standards. What this means to clients and candidates is that we implement best practices in the delivery of our services and processes to better serve them” says Australian Medical Placements National Director/Principal, Jodi Duyster.

The benefit of using a recognised recruitment and on-hire company is in the breadth of knowledge and experience that they can bring to your recruitment process. RCSA Members, including their staff, are committed, as part of their Membership, to abiding by the ACCC-authorised Code for Professional Practice which lays down standards for confidentiality and privacy; honest dealings; respect for work relationships; respect for laws; respect for safety; respect for certainty of engagement; and professional knowledge. (Why use a RCSA Member in Australia and New Zealand? http://www.rcsa.com.au/documents/membership/why%20use%20a%20rcsa%20member.pdf)

“Our focus has always been to improve and innovate. Having surpassed industry standards within the medical industry for the 5th consecutive year is a big accomplishment for our team. We strive to provide the highest level of client and candidate satisfaction for each placement. This pursuit for excellence contributes to our success every day.” Jodi says.

Congratulations to the AMP team!

24 MAY 2013

AMP Supports ‘The Ride to Conquer Cancer’ happening in Adelaide

AMP is proud to support the ‘The Ride to Conquer Cancer’ scheduled for 30 Nov – 1 Dec 2013. It’s the first time this international fundraising event will be held in Adelaide and will take riders through South Australia’s scenic countryside.

Funds raised will go to Flinders Medical Centre Foundation to support the vital work of the dedicated researchers and clinicians based in the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer (FCIC). The FCIC is South Australia’s leading integrated cancer care and research facility.

Past ‘Ride to Conquer Cancer’ fundraising events held in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth raised over $26.5 million, with more than six thousand riders taking part. Now, it’s Adelaide’s turn and you can help make it an epic one.

To support this great cause, simply call 1300 34 RIDE (1300 34 7433) or visit conquercancer.org.au and register now.

22 APR 2013

FREE Seminar on 'The 6 Keys to Financial Independence'

Australian Medical Placements and Bartons Financial Services are delighted to invite you to an exclusive evening of Networking and Financial Independence.

Meet with industry professionals for a comprehensive session covering all aspects of your journey to financial independence.

Topics include:

* Making it – Income splitting, Salary packaging, Salary Sacrificing, Negative Gearing, Capital Gains/Losses & Tax Effective Investments.

*Growing it – Cash/Fixed Interest, Property, Aust/Intl Shares, $ Cost Averaging, Savings Plans, Gearing.

*Leveraging it – Home/Investment Loans, Margin Loans, Offset Loans, Line of Credit, Fixed or Variable, P&I vs. Interest Only, Loan to Value Ratios, Debt Serviceability.

*Protecting it – Loss of Income, Life/TPD/Trauma Insurance, Interest Rate movement, Market Volatility, Risk Profiling.

*Enjoying it – Superannuation and Non Superannuation Assets, Contribution Rules, SMSF, Transition to Retirement, Account Based Pensions, Reverse Mortgages.

*Disposing it – Structures (Individual Ownership, Trusts, Companies, Super Funds, Joint Tenants, Tenants in Common), Wills, Powers of Attorney, testamentary Trusts, Guardianship, Binding nominations.

When: Tuesday 21st May 2013
At: 5.30pm – Networking and nibbles
6.00pm – Seminar Commencing
7.00pm – Seminar End

Location: Australian Medical Placements, Level 1, 84 North Terrace, Kent Town SA 5067

Chris Waples, Managing Director
Stuart Brown, Director
Adam McCann, Director

Please RSVP by Tuesday 14th May 2013 to amanda@australianmedicalplacements.com.au . If you would like to bring someone along with you please let me know. Upon RSVP please indicate any special dietary requirements.

12 MAR 2013

AMP Service Standards Evaluation – finding more ways to serve you better!

Australian Medical Placements is conducting an annual Service Standards Evaluation from 27 Feb to 26 March 2013. Emails were sent out to doctors and clients with a link to complete the short evaluation.

Every year, AMP sets goals to increase customer satisfaction. Feedback received will be reviewed and will form part of our continuing effort to drive better customer experiences. At times, the evaluation leads to the development of new initiatives and process enhancements. More importantly, it provides a clearer direction for our team to improve the way we deliver our service.

As proud members of the RCSA and after receiving the industry’s highest service standards 4 years in a row, quality of service and operational efficiency remains our top priority.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our doctors and clients for taking time to participate and to share their feedback.

01 MAR 2013

Medicine on the Edge - 2013/2014 Trips

Medicine On The Edge (MOTE) believes that you learn best when both your mind and body are stimulated. Their courses and medical conferences are designed to take you to the edge of knowledge and to the edge of adventure.

Trips Planned for 2013/2014 :

When the Environment Fights Back 2 – Adventures in Medicine
The ‘Dolce Vita’ Tour, Riccione, Italy
7 – 14 May 2013

6th Annual Update in Altitude and Expedition Medicine
Cusco/Salcantay and Inca Trail - Peru
23 June – 4 July 2013

Cases Studies in Emergency Medicine
Loire Valley Cycling Tour, France
21 - 28 August 2013

Case Studies in Emergency Medicine 2
Picos de Europa, Spain
30 August – 7 September 2013

3rd Annual Update in Marine Medicine
Resort Latitude Zero Telo Islands, Sumatra
17 – 24 November 2013

7th Annual Update in Altitude and Expedition Medicine
Arusha, Tanzania and Mt Kilimanjaro
June 8 -19, 2014

Please contact Associate Professor Trish Hogan in the first instance regarding all enquiries: trishh@medicine-on-the-edge.com.au.

Check out www.mote.net.au for full details of these and other upcoming programs.

05 DEC 2012

AMP Office Hours over Christmas and New Year Period

Please see the following opening and closing hours for Australian Medical Placements over the Christmas and New Year period.

Open: Monday, 24 December 2012
9.00am – 2.30pm

Office Closed: Tuesday, 25 December – Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Open: Thursday 27 December, Friday 28 December, Monday 31 December 2012
10.00am – 3.00pm

Office Closed: Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Normal hours resume: Wednesday, 2 January 2013
8.30am - 5.00pm

Emergency on call service available during closed periods. Call 1300 666 420.

From all of us at Australian Medical Placements, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support. We wish you and your families a wonderful holiday season and may the coming year be overflowing with all the good things in life!

20 NOV 2012

AMP Vegas Night: High Rollers Club – an evening of fun and fundraising

After a successful Vegas Night last year, AMP did a repeat of this much anticipated casino inspired event that gathered AMP doctors and clients on 16 November 2012 at the Norwood Hotel. The evening was a big success and it was AMP’s way of thanking its doctors and clients for their continued support.

Entitled Vegas Night: High Rollers Club, AMP brought Vegas gaming fun to a whole new level. As High Rollers, guests enjoyed endless play money at the blackjack, roulette and money wheel. Everyone was in it to win it as the top 7 players battled it out for the title of AMP’s High Roller of the Night.

The evening was not just about having fun but also giving back. Guests supported the fundraising raffle for ‘A Drop in the Buckett Foundation’. The foundation supports Dr Henry Buckett, a Neurosurgery registrar at Flinders Medical Centre who sustained a spinal cord injury, and vital research that hopes to improve long term outcomes following spinal cord injury. At AMP, we make a conscious effort to support and help organisations we believe makes a difference in changing people’s lives.

We would like to thank our guests and sponsors Axios, Bartons Chartered Accountants and Wealth Advisors, Medfin and StatewideSuper.

22 OCT 2012

Australian Medical Placements supports Sunsuper Ride to Conquer Cancer

Australian Medical Placements is proud to support the Sunsuper Ride to Conquer Cancer.

Dubbed as the largest single fundraising event in Australian history, the Sunsuper Ride to Conquer Cancer raised a total of $5.7 million for the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse at RPA. The Ride, held on 13 October, attracted 1,623 riders who started at the Sydney Olympic Park with an overnight camp in Camden before returning to Sydney for the finish. It also brought together not just thousands of cyclists but also communities of survivors and supporters from across Australia.

“The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse at RPA will transform cancer treatment for Australians in an environment thriving on discovery, research and uncompromising care. The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse at RPA will combine all facets of clinical care; surgery, medical and radiation oncology, research, integrative medicine and support services for patients, their families and carers to ensure better outcomes for everyone living with cancer.” (The Sunsuper Ride To Conquer Cancer Announces $5.7 Million Raised As Inaugural Ride Begins In New South Wales, http://sy13.conquercancer.org.au/site/News2?abbr=sy13_&page=NewsArticle&id=9333)

27 SEP 2012

FREE Medico Legal Seminar

Hosted by Australian Medical Placements and MDA National

Did you know…?

All medical practitioners can expect to receive at least one claim or complaint at some time in their professional career. Research has shown that the threat of a medical negligence claim is one of the most severe sources of stress in medical practitioners' working lives.

The question is, would you know what to do or how to deal with this?

Meet with industry professionals who can answer your questions.

Australian Medical Placements would like to offer you the opportunity to be one of the first to attend our FREE Medico Legal Seminar.

When: Tuesday 30th October 2012
At: 6.00pm – Networking and nibbles
6.30pm – Seminar Commencing
Location: Australian Medical Placements, Level 1, 84 North Terrace, Kent Town

Mr Kevin Gilchrist Principal, Gilchrist Connell (Lawyers)
Dr Andrew Perry – Advanced Trainee in Emergency Medicine

Please RSVP by Tuesday 23rd October 2012 to amanda@australianmedicalplacements.com.au if you would like to bring someone along with you please let me know. Upon RSVP please indicate any special dietary requirements.

27 SEP 2012

Congratulations to AMP’s Cathy Menechella for finishing the City-Bay Fun Run in 52:52

Congratulations to our very own Cathy Menechella for finishing 1082th place out of 14,624 runners in the 12 km category of the recently concluded City - Bay Fun Run held 16 September 2012. She clocked in at 52:52.

After finishing the race, Cathy said “It was extremely exhilarating to run amongst so many competitors and I am very pleased with my time. My next goal is 50 minutes in next year’s city to bay event”

On its 40th year anniversary, the City – Bay Fun run attracts over 30,000 runners and walkers from all over who participate to raise funds for a charity of their choice or simply for fun. Participants worked their way from the city centre of Adelaide to Glenelg beach.

21 AUG 2012

Australian Medical Placements supports Black Dog Ride to the Red Centre

Australian Medical Placements is proud to support Black Dog Ride to the Red Centre which helps raise awareness for depression and suicide prevention.

‘The Ride to the Red Centre raises much needed funds for the Black Dog Institute to help expand their Community Education Programs. The mission of the Institute is to advance the understanding, diagnosis and management of the mood disorders by continuously raising clinical, research, education and training standards. In so doing, the Institute aims to improve the lives of those affected - and in turn - the lives of their families and friends.’ (Black Dog Ride Australia, http://www.blackdogride.com.au/view/post-archives/bdr-raises-500000/)

Together with other organisations and businesses, AMP hopes its financial donation will help change the lives of people suffering from depression.

10 JUL 2012

Good news: AMP will be running weekly payroll for SA Doctors

We're pleased to announce that starting July 31st 2012 Australian Medical Placements will be running payroll weekly for SA Doctors.

At Australian Medical Placements, we go the extra mile to provide exceptional service to our doctors and clients. We listen to your feedback because we're continuously looking out for your best interests.

10 JUL 2012

AMP is giving away cool stuff on Facebook and Twitter

Are you following Australian Medical Placements on Facebook and Twitter yet? If you haven’t done so, you’re missing out on the fun because we have been giving away some cool stuff. There were promo gears, textbooks and even first aid kits.

Stay tuned for more cool stuff to be given away in the coming weeks. Just follow us on Facebook and Twitter by clicking on the icons on top of our website homepage or go to http://www.facebook.com/australianmedicalplacements and http://twitter.com/amplocumdoctors.

Congratulations to our winners!

09 JUL 2012

Australian Medical Placements receives industry’s highest service standards certification

Australian Medical Placements has again received the industry’s highest service standards certification from the Recruitment and Consulting Services Association for the 4th consecutive year!

Jodi quotes “Consistently and successfully achieving certification of our standards means both our team and the wider health community have adopted these high level practices needed to maintain compliance”

“The medical industry is constantly under scrutiny for a variety of reasons, but AMP being recognised as a Certified provider for the health industry means we can ensure consistent improvement on the quality of services and the overall business processes.”

Achieving full compliance in RCSA’s Service Delivery Standard sets the benchmark for the highest quality service and operational efficiency in the recruitment sector. AMP is proud to join other companies who demonstrate their commitment to recruitment excellence.

Congratulations to the AMP team!

12 APR 2012

FREE Accounting and Superannuation Information Seminar (SA)


Meet with industry professionals who can answer your questions.

Australian Medical Placements is delighted to invite you to an exclusive evening of Networking, Accounting and Superannuation.

I know you’re thinking it’s just another information seminar.......but this interactive evening will answer all of your questions.

If someone was to ask you -

Do you know what an ABN is or how to apply for one?
Do you know if you are eligible to claim GST, if so, how to claim it?
Do you know what the benefits are of using an ABN?
Do you know how much Life Insurance / Total Permanent Disablement Insurance you have?
Do you know how much Income Protection you have?
Do you know how your Superannuation fund is investing your money and whether it is appropriate for you?
Were you able to answer YES to any of these questions???

Wish someone would pull the answers out of a hat for you? AMP is giving you the opportunity to attend a FREE Accounting and Superannuation Information Seminar.

When: Tuesday 15th May 2012
At: 5.30pm – Networking and nibbles
6.00pm – Seminar Commencing
Location: Australian Medical Placements, Level 1, 84 North Terrace, Kent Town SA 5067

Les Bowyer, Director LBH Accountants
Henri Nguyen, Business Development Manager StatewideSuper

Please RSVP by Tuesday 8th May 2012 to amanda@australianmedicalplacements.com.au if you would like to bring someone along with you please let me know. Upon RSVP please indicate any special dietary requirements.

07 FEB 2012

SQCS QGCPO accepts RCSA Service Delivery Standard as Industry/Profession Quality Scheme

Australian Medical Placements is pleased to hear the recent news that the Recruitment & Consulting Services Association Ltd (RCSA) Service Delivery Standard has been accepted by the the Supplier Quality Management Certification Services (SQCS) in the Queensland Government Chief Procurement Office (QGCPO) as an Industry/Profession Quality Scheme.

AMP is proud to be RCSA accredited for almost 4 years. The RCSA Service Delivery Standard sets the benchmark for the highest quality service and operational efficiency in the recruitment industry. Our teams in SA, QLD, and WA are committed to delivering exceptional service ensuring client and doctor satisfaction every time.

After conducting research and interviews with selected agencies in Brisbane, results showed that the RCSA Service Delivery Standard exceeded the requirements of the AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Standard focused specifically on the recruitment industry. SQCS will now recognise any firm holding a current RCSA Service Delivery Standard certificate as having certification equivalent to the AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Standard. The RCSA Service Delivery Standard will also be included in the Queensland Government Register of Quality Assured Suppliers and on the SQCS website.

23 JAN 2012

AMP Job Alert: Get the vacancies you want delivered to your Inbox

It’s free and simple...subscribe now!

Job Alert is a fast and hassle free way to receive vacancies that match your Category, Level and preferences (i.e. email frequency, state/location). By creating your personal Job Alert, you get the relevant vacancies emailed to you daily, weekly or monthly.

Start now! Just follow these 5 simple steps:

1. Go to the homepage and click Job Alerts ‘subscribe’ button found on the right side.
2. You will be prompted for the Quick Login. Enter your login details.
*If you’re not yet registered with AMP, click the ‘register’ button on the same page.
3. You are now on your Profile page. Click Job Alerts button on the left side.
4. Under ‘Job Alert Preferences’ select your Category, Level, Email frequency, State & Location of the vacancies you want to receive. Then click SAVE and you’re done.
5. Go to your email and in your contacts list, enter new contact ‘AMP Job Alert’ with email address appaccess@axios-it.com.au . This is to avoid Job Alert emails going into your spam/junk folder.

That’s it! You will now start receiving your personal Job Alerts which will allow you to register your interest and/or refer vacancies to your friends/colleagues.

1. Register Interest – when you have chosen a vacancy you’re interested in, just click this button and an email will be sent to the medical recruitment manager handling the vacancy who will contact you after. You can register your interest for more than one vacancy.

2. Refer a friend – you can forward a vacancy to colleagues by clicking on the ‘refer a friend’ button. Just insert a short message and the email will be sent with the vacancy details. You can forward as many vacancies to as many colleagues.

‘Refer a friend’ prize: As a way of thanking you for referring non-AMP registered colleagues, we’re giving a $50 voucher if your colleague completes three shifts or one permanent position with AMP. To be eligible for the prize, please read the following guidelines:

1. You must be registered with AMP and have completed at least three shifts.
2. The colleague(s) you refer has not registered with AMP before.
3. The colleague(s) you refer must complete 3 shifts or 1 permanent position with AMP.
4. The referral must be done through the ‘Refer a friend’ feature in AMP’s Job Alert.
5. You can forward as many vacancies to as many colleagues.
6. AMP reserves the right to change or cease this program any time.

If you have questions and/or comments, please email Lei at leia@australianmedicalplacements.com.au

22 DEC 2011

AMP Office Hours over Christmas and New Year Period

Please see the following opening and closing hours for Australian Medical Placements over the Christmas and New Year period.

Office Closed: Monday, 26 – Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Open: Wednesday, 28 – Friday, 30 December 2011
10.00am – 3.00pm

Office Closed: Monday, 2 January 2012

Normal hours resume: Tuesday, 3 January 2012
8.30am till 5.00pm

Emergency on call service available during closed periods.

From all of us at Australian Medical Placements, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support. We wish you and your families a wonderful holiday season and may the coming year be overflowing with all the good things in life!

28 NOV 2011

AMP is ‘Fast Movers SA’ Finalist – second year in a row!

Australian Medical Placements was named a finalist in the Seventh Annual Fast Movers SA 2011 Awards. This is the second year in a row that AMP has made it to the distinguished list of SA’s Top 25 fast-growing companies.

Headed by AMP’s National Director/Principal, Jodi Duyster, the team attended the awards breakfast at the National Wine Centre in Adelaide on 25 November. The awards is an initiative of in-Business Magazine, in partnership with Innovate SA and BDO.

AMP is extremely proud to be a finalist for the second year in a row and be ranked no. 14 out of the 25 fast-growing companies (based on average growth over three years).

Congratulations to the AMP team!

23 NOV 2011

Congratulations to the AMP Facebook & Twitter Competition Winner!

To celebrate the launch of its Twitter page and new Facebook page, AMP held a competition for a chance to win a $50 voucher. To enter, people simply had to 'Follow' us on Twitter and 'Like' us on Facebook.

We are happy to announce the winner of our competition:

Congratulations to Dr David Mah for winning a $50 voucher!

The winner was drawn early today at the AMP Adelaide office.

Thank you to everyone who joined the competition. To those who have not yet ‘Liked’ or ‘Followed’ us on Facebook and Twitter, please do so to get the latest vacancies and updates.

The prize will be posted to the winner.

27 SEP 2011

IN-SIGHT 'Eyes of the future' - Amanda Tanner's in-business Young Business Leaders Blog

Krispy Kreme FUNDRaising

Thank you so much for those of you who have helped and supported our recent Krispy Kreme FUNDRaiser.

Together we have sold 67 Dozen Krispsy Kreme Doughnuts which has raised $335.00 for the Royal Society for the Blind (RSB). We have sold the most Krispsy Kreme Doughnuts out of this year’s Young Business Leaders.

WOW!!! What an amazing achievement! The help and support has been amazing it’s been great to have you involved.

Thank you once again for your help and support we wouldn’t have achieved this without your help.

Reminder to everyone who have placed orders collection will be at our office Friday 30th September (Pick up available between 2pm – 4pm) Level 1, 84 North Terrace, Kent Town

Here I am two months into my ‘Diploma in Management’ and feeling the pressure, it is full on but in life if you don’t put yourself out there to be put in these situations how can we learn and grow as a person.

What have a learnt this month? As much planning and thinking you do with a project within minutes it can be all thrown out the window. An idea that you think is fabulous might not work out. So far this has been a massive learning experience for me something that I think in life we all need to experience not everything works out no matter how much work you put into it. But you know what that’s ok, it’s all about what you take away from it. I am attending training workshops every second Wednesday, these workshops are astounding I have learnt so much. It’s great being able to bring new innovative ideas back into the workplace. Being able to put into practice and make a difference with what I have learnt has been incredible.

So what’s coming up You will see a number of exciting FUNDRaising coming up in particular look out for our ‘Christmas Raffle’ this will be amazing and something that you will want to be a part of. Stay tuned for further details.

I Need YOUR HELP – I am currently trying to collect direct donations and raffle prizes to help raise money for the RSB. If you are interested in making a direct donation or if you know of any organisations that could donate a raffle prize Please contact me 8333 5666 or amandat@australianmedicalplacements.com.au

I am so appreciative of all of your help and support. Once again thank you.

Amanda Tanner

Medical Recruitment Manager

09 SEP 2011

AMP is on Twitter! Get our Job Tweets

You can now follow AMP on Twitter! Get the latest job vacancies and AMP news at your fingertips via your mobile phone or computer.

To receive our Job Tweets, you will need a Twitter account. If you do not have one, you can sign up for free at http://twitter.com/#!/AMPLocumDoctors

Tweet us back on what you think and what you want to see.

FOLLOW US@AMP Locum Doctors at http://twitter.com/#!/AMPLocumDoctors

Also ‘Like’ us on Facebook@Amp Locums at http://www.facebook.com/australianmedicalplacements

22 AUG 2011

Medicine On The Edge - Upcoming Courses

Registrations are currently open for:

1st Annual Sports and Travel Medicine Update
Big Sky Ski Resort, Montana, USA, 7-14 January 2012

5th Annual Update in Altitude & Expedition Medicine
Kilimanjaro Group 2 June 2012 (Group 1 fully booked)
Arusha, Tanzania and Mt Kilimanjaro, 24 June – 6 July 2012

2nd Annual Update in Marine Medicine
Resort Latitude Zero Telo Islands, Sumatra, 2 – 9 September 2012

Case Studies in Critical Care and Wilderness Medicine
Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile, 27 December 2012 – 8 January 2013

Registrations opening soon for two new cycling based trips:

Gold Coast Australia Easter 2012 France September 2012
For more information contact: Geoff Ramin Tel: +61 400 005 668 geoffr@medicine-on-the-edge.com.au

05 AUG 2011

IN-SIGHT 'Eyes of the future', Amanda Tanner's in-business Young Business Leaders Blog

So here I was a few months ago, sitting in my office thinking to myself how can I become a better leader for the team around me?, What is it that I need to do to better my skills and knowledge?

Being a Leader can be extremely difficult it’s definitely something that you learn overtime and isn’t something that just comes naturally. After feeling like I was at my lowest of lows, thinking am I really capable of being a successful leader? I sat here and thought how can I turn this situation around and pick myself back up?

I submitted an application a few years ago to GOLD Network for a sponsored place in the in-business Young Business Leaders Program (YBL). In which I wasn’t successful. Earlier this year, I logged onto the in-business Gold Network website to see when the next submission were, WOW, I had only 1 week left to submit an application for the 2011/2012 submission. I thought to myself, ‘why not put an application in what do I have to lose’. I submitted a very real life application to the questions ‘Please explain in 100 words why you would make a great candidate for the program’.

Weeks passed and I was on my way out for dinner with a friend when I received a call from the publisher of in-business congratulating me on being successful to win a sponsored place for the in-business YBL ‘Diploma in Management’. I was blown away!! I couldn’t believe I had won a sponsored place. After feeling unmotivated and a level of self doubt I had a rush of excitement thinking to myself this is exactly what I needed. I got off the phone and thought to myself I have just signed myself up for the most terrifying yet exciting 10-months of my life.

So I’m sure your thinking where to from here, as part of the Diploma in Management I have a Community Improvement Project (CIP). Through the CIP I will connect with, and contribute to the wider community. The CIP increases awareness of our organisation, whilst raising funds to support the valuable work of the Royal Society for the Blind (RSB). The RSB is a organisation that I am very passionate about and is close to my heart. Vision impairment is something that has affected one of my loved ones so I understand firsthand how vital it is to have an organisation like the RSB.

The RSB is a not-for profit organisation providing services to South Australians who have severe vision impartment. Blindness or vision impairment can have a severe impact on a person’s lifestyle. The RSB is here to assist people to overcome their vision impairment and participate independently in the community.

This is where I need your help!

With the support of Australian Medical Placements we have created a fund raising committee. We aim to raise $10,000 for the RSB. If blindness or vision impairment has affected you or someone you know or if you are interested in being involved we would love to have your support.

If you’re would like any further information, or you are interested in being part of the committee, making a direct donation, donating event prizes or being a event sponsor please contact me 08 8333 5666 or amandat@australianmedicalplacements.com.au

Would really appreciate your support.

Amanda Tanner

Medical Recruitment Manager

11 JUL 2011

AMP Research, How can we better help you?

AMP is currently undergoing a Market Research project in order to better understand how we can better service both our clients. and candidates.

We're aiming to be the best medical recruitment company in Australia, and we believe, in order to do that, we need to make sure we look after you the best that we can.

If you are registered with AMP as a client or a candidate, you may have received a call from our contracted company, Square Holes. If you have not been contacted, but would like to assist, or have something to contribute about your experiences with AMP, or what you would like your experiences to be, please contact Nadia on 08 8333 5666 or nadiam@australianmedicalplacements.com.au

We'd love to hear from you!

30 JUN 2011

Indemnity Updates

Many indemnity policies are renewed on 30th June 2011.

In order to work as a locum it is a requirement that we have a current copy of your indemnity insurance. If your indemnity has recently been renewed, please contact AMP immediately with a copy of your new certificate.

20 JUN 2011

Friday 24th June is Red Nose Day!

Red Nose Day, held annually on the last Friday in June, is the major fundraiser for SIDS and Kids. Funds raised through Red Nose Day activities assist SIDS and Kids in providing vital services and programs to the Australian community.

SIDS and Kids is dedicated to saving the lives of babies and children during pregnancy, birth, infancy and childhood and to supporting bereaved families.

So buy a Red Nose this Friday and help this fantastic cause!

For more information visit: www.rednoseday.com.au/

17 JUN 2011

National Stress Down Day

Friday 22nd July is Stress Down Day. It’s Lifeline’s only National fundraising campaign. It's fun, easy and best of all it's for a great cause!

Whether you want to slip-on your slippers, go to work in your pyjamas or in a fun costume, it's all for a good cause as long as it helps you and the people around you to take some time out from your busy lives, have fun, stress less and feel better.

Too much stress in anyone’s life is a bad thing so come on get involved, buy slippers from Lifeline and organise a stress down day for your work place .

For more information visit http://stressdownday2011.gofundraise.com.au/

06 JUN 2011

Bowel Cancer Awareness Week

Bowel Cancer Awareness Week aims to raise public awareness of a disease that claims the lives of 80 Australians every week as bowel cancer is the most common cancer in Australia to affect both men and women and is Australia’s second biggest cancer killer after lung cancer.

Buy an apple pin & help support Bowel Cancer Research.

For more information visit:

29 MAY 2011

End of Financial Year is nearing!

The end of the 2010/11 Financial Year is fast approaching, and we will soon be sending out Group Certificates, have you given us your current address?

Now is also the time to make those last minute business purchases and take advantage of the end of financial year tax benefits.

14 MAY 2011

AMP's Adelaide Office has a new number!

From today, you can catch us on our brand new number 8333 5666.

You can also still catch us on 1300 666 420 so give us a call today!

01 MAY 2011

May 6th is International No Diet Day

A day dedicated to raising awareness of how unhealthy dieting can be harmful, or respecting and accepting body types, and promoting healthy eating rather than dieting.

No Diet Day aims to help to teach people to have a healthy relationship with food, and to ditch restrictive diets and the harmful results they often have, such as anorexia and body-type perceptions in the media.

For more information visit The Butterfly Foundation

23 MAR 2011

AMP supports Earth Hour - Saturday March 26th 2011

At 8:30 PM on Saturday 26th March 2011, lights will switch off around the globe for Earth Hour and people will commit to actions that go beyond the hour.

Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour to take a stand against climate change.
Only a year later and Earth Hour had become a global sustainability movement with more than 50 million people across 35 countries/territories participating.

Please join us at Australian Medical Placements in supporting Earth Hour 2011

For more information visit: www.earthhour.org

21 MAR 2011

World Health Organisation - World Water Day 22nd March 2011

The theme of this year's World Water Day is Water for Cities: Responding to the Urban Challenge

This year, WHO aims to spotlight and encourage governments, organizations, communities, and individuals to actively engage in addressing the challenges of urban water management.

To find an event near you, or to discover how you can help, visit


28 FEB 2011

STAR Training Program - Specialised Training in Aeromedical Retrieval

Essential Aspects of Aeromedical Retrieval - an initiative of RFDS Queensland Section.

An Intensive 3 day course - limited places available 27th - 29th May - Gold Coast & Brisbane

The major focus of this program is to improve the delivery of clinical care in aeromedical retrieval. This will give you the opportunity to receive training and education in all aspects of this challenging discipline.

Accreditation for the course has been applied for with ACEM, JFICM, RANZCA, ACCRM, RACGP.

For more details, contact A/Prof Geoff Ramin on 0400 005 668 or via gramin@rfdsqld.com.au

Full details can be found at

07 JAN 2011

QLD Floods Appeal

Can you help?

Due to the devastating QLD flood crisis, AMP is supporting the Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal as well as the donation of goods and services to assist the victims of the flood.

AMP is collecting donations of goods (eg clothing, blankets, food, furniture etc.) at our QLD office at 12/23 Breene Place, Morningside which will be given directly to the St Vinnies flood appeal.

Alternatively, donations can be made to the following:
DONATIONS OF GOODS Phone: 1800 173 349.
DONATION OF MONEY - Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal
* Online at www.qld.gov.au/floods;
* By telephoning 1800 219 028 (Visa and MasterCard only);
* Direct credit - internet transferAppeal BSB 064 013 Account number 1000 6800
DONATION OF SERVICES (eg trades people, Doctors, offers to help clean up, organisations offering their expertise etc.)
* Please phone St Vinnies ward office on (07) 3010 1000

19 NOV 2010

AMP nominated as an Advantage SA Fast Movers in Business awards finalist!

Australian Medical Placements was recently announced as one of South Australia's top 25 Fast Movers in Business by Advantage SA.

An achievement AMP is extremely proud of, the Fast Movers awards showcase South Australia’s most successful growing companies.

Adding to the achievement, AMP’s National Director Jodi Duyster was also asked to be on the discussion panel for the Awards Ceremony.

Congratulations Jodi and AMP!

27 OCT 2010

AMP's Adelaide Office is having a Spring Housewarming!

WHEN: Friday 19th November 2010

TIME: 4:00pm till 7:00pm

For more information or to RSVP, please call Emma on 8132 1535

20 SEP 2010

Congratulations to the City to Bay participants!

AMP would like to congratulate everyone who joined us in this year's Adelaide City to Bay, a fantastic day was had! Next year we hope to make it bigger and better, so start training!

16 AUG 2010

We have a new address, phone & fax number!

AMP's Adelaide office has moved premises from their previous location in Prospect to their new office at:

Level 1, 84 North Terrace, Kent Town 5067

In addition to this, we have new phone and fax numbers.

You can reach the Adelaide Team on:

Ph: 8132 1535 Fax: 8363 7657

or 1300 666 420

09 AUG 2010

Raise funds for the Starlight Foundation with Team AMP in the Adelaide City to Bay

The Adelaide Sunday Mail City to Bay fun Run is drawing near and Team AMP have got their running shoes on!

Register now and join Team AMP in the 3, 6 or 12km and help us raise money for Starlight Children's Foundation.

Not keen to run? Not in Adelaide?

You can still donate to our Everyday Hero page and help this great cause.

For more information or register with Team AMP, email:


To donate visit:


21 JUL 2010

AMP's Adelaide office has moved!

AMP's Adelaide office has moved premises from their previous location in Prospect to their new office at Level 1, 84 North Terrace, Kent Town.

As we are currently undergoing a transition with our phone and fax lines, we ask that where possible, all correspondence with the Adelaide office is made by email to ensure the most efficient service.

This includes timesheets, invoices and all paperwork where possible.

01 JUL 2010

Invitation to GPCE Conference in Brisbane

As a sponsor of the Brisbane GP Clinical Education program on Saturday 10th July, Australian Medical Placements is offering up to ten complimentary delegate registrations to this Conference. These delegate registrations are valued at $225 each and enable you to complete an Active Learning Module (ALM) and receive 40 category 1 points accredited by the RACGP.

Please email Lyn Barker - lyn@australianmedicalplacements.com.au if you’re interested in attending this conference asap as time is running short!

28 JUN 2010

National Registration July 1st 2010

Medical Boards Australia wide are preparing for the switch to a National Registration scheme. As of June 28th it is still unclear whether Western Australia or South Australia will be part of the scheme on July 1st or whether their entry into the scheme will be delayed. All other states however, have passed legislation and will transition to National Registration on July 1st.

The Australian Medical Board has now sent out letters to all registered Medical Practitioners confirming their details and advising of their new registration type as of July 1st. Any doctors who have not yet received this communication are advised to contact the Australian Medical Board before July 1st.

AMP is currently monitoring the status of SA and WA registration and will post updates on the newsletter as information comes to hand.

As of July 1st, doctors in all states which have transitioned into the National Registration scheme will need to supply AMP with a copy of their National Registration

21 JUN 2010

AMSA 2010 Hobart Into the Wild July 4th - 11th

This year's AMSA convention sold out in record time, with all 744 full registrations going in under 5 minutes!

Are you going?

AMP will be there, so come and say hi! Meet the team, or introduce a friend to AMP and see how we can help them!


24 MAY 2010

May 31st World No Tobacco Day 2010

This year WHO has selected the theme "Gender and tobacco with an emphasis on marketing to women"

On World No Tobacco Day 2010, and throughout the following year, WHO will encourage governments to pay particular attention to protecting women from the tobacco companies' attempts to lure them into lifetimes of nicotine dependence. By responding to WHO's call, governments can reduce the toll of fatal and crippling heart attacks, strokes, cancers and respiratory diseases that have become increasingly prevalent among women.

Get involved and support World No Tobacco Day

Register your event whether it be a seminar, health fair or sports event at


or print off a poster for your establishment at:


For more information visit: http://www.who.int/tobacco/en/

29 APR 2010

Central Northern Adelaide Health Service and Southern Adelaide Health Service to merge

The Central Northern Adelaide Health Service and Southern Adelaide Health Service are to merge, with as many as 100 jobs likely to go.

SA Health CEO Dr Tony Sherbon says the restructuring will take effect from July 1, achieving more efficient administration and less duplication.

"This enables us to direct our resources to clinical services in preference to administration," he said.

Savings of up to $4 million per year have been promised.

SA Opposition's health spokesman Duncan McFetridge says having two authorities was a recommendation of a health review.

"These regions were created five years ago, millions of dollars was spent and now we're seeing it undone," he said.

The Central Northern Adelaide Health Service has 15,000 staff and the southern service has 7,000.

The merged service will continue to deliver public pathology services, BreastScreen SA and the SA Dental Service.

Read the full story at

18 APR 2010

It's Morning Tea Time!

May is the Cancer Council of Australia's Biggest Morning Tea Month.

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea is Cancer Council's largest fundraiser, so far raising over $70 million since its inception in 1994.

This year, The Cancer Council hopes to raise over $12 million and by taking part, you can help Cancer Council support the 1 in 2 Australians who will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85.

To find out how you can get involved, visit http://www.cancer.org.au/getinvolved.htm

12 APR 2010

Premiers gang up for more Federal health cash

THE states are building pressure on Kevin Rudd to promise an immediate increase in health funding and to detail the federal government's response to the Henry tax review ahead of this month's meeting with the premiers.

Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon again warned the states they faced a referendum to strip them of their health powers if they did not sign on to the Prime Minister's $50 billion hospitals reform plan at the Council of Australian Governments summit on April 19. But NSW Premier Kristina Keneally and Victorian Treasurer John Lenders demanded an immediate increase in health funding, rather than in 2014 under the Rudd plan.

"The No 1 priority right now is to ensure that reform of the national health system provides new money now so patients can receive more support more quickly," Mr Lenders said.

Read the full story at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/health-science/premiers-gang-up-for-more-federal-health-cash/story-e6frg8y6-1225852030182

18 MAR 2010

Roxon warns swine flu still dangerous

Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon says she expects the swine flu to be as severe this year as it was last year.

There have already been 50 confirmed cases of the virus this year and the Government has started a new advertising campaign to warn the community of the risks.

Ms Roxon says it is important people get vaccinated against the virus.

"We expect it to be of the same level of severity as last year," she said.

"Of course that did mean a number of Australians died, and particularly those who are unusually vulnerable to this particular flu - much younger Australians than are normally affected by the flu.

"We really are urging all Australians to consider taking themselves and their family down to the GPs and getting themselves vaccinated," she added.


01 MAR 2010

SA Minister for Health calls in interstate locum doctors at the expense of tax payer’s dollars

In recent months it has come to our attention that the South Australian Department of Health is enlisting the services of an interstate medical recruiter, Aspen Medical, to assist in covering emergency department staffing shortages at the Queen Elizabeth and Modbury Hospitals.

Minister John Hill, prior to enlisting a more costly and interstate-based company, failed to contact Australian Medical Placements, South Australian owned and operated medical recruitment specialists, even if only to enquire about our services. At no point was Australian Medical Placements notified by the Minister or the Department of an extreme shortage that needed to be addressed with in South Australian hospitals. If this matter was brought to our attention we would have acted immediately.

As a result, we are currently seeking to meet with Minister Hill and appropriate counterparts in order to take steps to ensure the security of South Australian locums both now and in the future.

26 FEB 2010

Do you have adequate indemnity insurance?

Indemnity insurance is something that no doctor should be without.

Medical indemnity insurance provides protection for doctors in the unforseen situation of an adverse incident occurring whilst practicing medicine. Without medical indemnity cover, doctors who are found to be negligent would be personally liable for covering the costs of any claim made against them.

Doctors working in the public system are usually insured by the state health department which is often referred to as employer indemnified. This insurance generally only covers negligence claims that arise from providing health care to public patients. Additionally, matters that can potentially arise include Medical Board inquiries or coronial inquests that may not be covered in an employer indemnified situation.

By having your own personal indemnity insurance you eliminate any liability that may arise should a claim be made against you.

26 FEB 2010

SA Minister for Health calls in interstate locum doctors at the expense of tax payer’s dollars

In recent months it has come to our attention that the South Australian Department of Health is enlisting the services of an interstate medical recruitment agency, Aspen Medical, to assist in covering emergency department staffing shortages at the Queen Elizabeth and Modbury Hospitals.

Minister John Hill, prior to enlisting a more costly and interstate-based company, failed to contact Australian Medical Placements, South Australian owned and operated medical recruitment specialists, even if only to enquire to the scope, cost and availability of our services. At no point was Australian Medical Placements notified by the Minister or the Department of an extreme shortage or long term placement requirements that needed to be addressed with in South Australian hospitals.

As a result, we are currently seeking to meet with Minister Hill and appropriate counterparts in order to take steps to ensure the security of South Australian locums both now and in the future.

11 FEB 2010

Private health rebate helps the public system

One of the hot political topics this year will be health and one of the first orders of business in the new parliamentary year will be for the federal government to reintroduce legislation to means test the private health insurance rebate.

This legislation, you will recall, was defeated in the Senate in September last year. Central to the debate was the fact that the Productivity Commission was in the midst of an enquiry into the efficiency of hospitals – both public and private – and senators wanted to consider the report before voting.

The commission's final report, which was released in December, offers a number of insights that can assist in evaluating the value of private hospitals to the Australian health care system and offers reasons for private health insurance rebates to remain without resorting to means testing, particularly the complex and confusing measures proposed by the Government.

Read the full article at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/private-

09 FEB 2010

AMP presents great new opportunities for jet setting doctors!

Australian Medical Placements is excited to announce a number of new international positions!

Over the coming weeks you will see a number of locum and permanent international positions in our vacancy lists as we work to offer you more opportunities to expand your experiences.

Positions currently available in the United Arab Emirates include GP and Medical Officers, Cardiologists, Neurologists, Obstetrician & Gynaecologists, Internal Medicine Physicians and more!

Packages include generous remuneration packages with fantastic benefits!

For further information contact info@australianmedicalplacements.com.au

and check out our vacancy lists!

05 FEB 2010

RACGP Spectialist Pathway now open

From Monday 1 February 2010 the RACGP is formally taking enrolments for the RACGP Specialist Pathway. Previous, the college had called for expressions of interest and accepted initial applications.

The RACGP Specialist Pathway is a new assessment process for doctors who do not have current Australian medical registration but have recognised general practice qualifications from overseas. The new program provides a pathway for international medical graduates (IMGs) to obtain RACGP Fellowship, taking into consideration their previous training in general practice.

Read the full article at: www.racgp.org.au/overseastraineddoctors

28 JAN 2010

Government scheme to offer city GPs rural training

A rural doctors' lobby group says a program to increase the number of locums in regional centres will help ease the shortage of health professionals.

The Federal Government has announced 150 city GPs will be offered emergency training if they commit to a four-week locum placement in a rural community.

The rural education assistance program is designed to provide support to doctors who work in remote centres by increasing the number of available locums.

The chief executive of the New South Wales Rural Doctors Network, Ian Cameron, says it will address one of the demands of regional medics.

"Ever since we first started doing research into what rural doctors want - having time off, having locums available has come up consistently as one of the most important things we can do."

Read the full article:


15 JAN 2010

National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Highlighting the silent symptoms of Ovarian Cancer and promoting effective prevention and treatment, February 2010 is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

“One in 70 women will develop ovarian cancer in their lifetime. It could be you, your sister, your mum, your gran or your girlfriend.

Every year in Australia around 1500 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer and more than 850 women will die from the disease. Unfortunately, when most women are diagnosed, their cancer will be at an advanced stage, where the cancer has spread and is very difficult to treat successfully.

More women need to be diagnosed at an early stage when ovarian cancer is very treatable. There is currently no reliable early detection test or screening program for ovarian cancer.”


18 DEC 2009

MBS reforms set to go ahead

MBS reforms set to go ahead for May 2010, with 15 measures being implemented to simplify, remove red tape and encourage preventative care through the schedule.

"The Government’s action addresses doctor’s concerns that the current MBS is overly complex, encourages ‘six-minute medicine’ and fails to encourage preventative care, particularly for those with chronic illnesses.

Patients will benefit from longer consultations that will pay a higher fee of $66.45 and will be better supported to manage their chronic conditions or to stay healthy."

Read the full article:

18 DEC 2009

Win a Nintendo Wii pack valued at $400+ for your RMO lounge!!

How can you help win this awesome prize pack for your RMO society? Very simple!! Every time you complete an AMP shift you earn points towards you RMO tally…

• 5 points - Take a shift currently listed on the AMP website between Monday 14 December 2009 and Monday 1 February 2010.
• 10 points - Take a CRISIS shift between Monday 14 December 2009 and Monday 1 February 2010.
• 20 points – Take a XMAS / NYE shift between Thursday 24 December 2009 and Monday 4 January 2010.

Current Scores:
• Queen Elizabeth = 390 points
• Royal Adelaide = 360 points
• Lyell McEwin = 180 points
• Flinders = 190 points

Enlist your colleagues to earn points as well!!

Just make sure we have your current permanent employer details so we can allocate your points to the right RMO society!
(Ensure you have changed permanent employee and not updated your online profile)

15 DEC 2009

AMP Office Hours over Christmas & New Year Period

Please see following the opening and closing hours for Australian Medical Placements over the Christmas and New Year break.


Thurs, 24 December 2009
9.00am till 2.00pm

OFFICE CLOSED - Fri 25 - Mon 28 December 2009

Tues 29 - Thurs 31 December 2009
9.00am till 2.00pm

OFFICE CLOSED - Fri 1 - Sun 3 January 2010

Mon, 4 January 2010
Normal hours resume - 8.30am till 5.00pm

The Adelaide metro on-call service will be available for emergencies during this time.

09 DEC 2009

Lyell McEwin Hospital ED Variety Performance - What a success!

"I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to all that were involved in the ED Variety Performance (whether it be performers or behind the scenes) and to those who came along and supported us last night.

As predicted, it was a wonderful night, filled with fun and laughter. We raised an amazing $3,200 from ticket sales and the kind help of Australian Medical Placements (they donated the raffle prize and the proceeds from the Christmas novelties). In addition, we have additional donations of meat platters, turkeys and store discounts that I estimate will take the final amount to around $4,000.!!!

That will make a huge impact on Christmas for a number of very deserving families this year.

So, once again - thank you to all."

02 DEC 2009

AMP 2009 Christmas Cocktails & Award announcement

Another year, another Christmas party...AMP is certainly no different after enjoying another great night with doctors and colleagues at their Prospect Road premises in a stylish marquee for the 2009 AMP Christmas Cocktails.

Hosted by Channel 10's George Donnikian, the night was full of great food, wine and company and also some great awards. Each year clients and candidates are surveyed on their experiences with Australian Medical Placements doctors. The AMP Annual Awards is a way for clients and the AMP team to recognise those dedicated doctors who continue to go above and beyond the call of duty.

Congratulations to this years winners!

Best Newcomer: Dr Div Kumar
Perfect Practice Manager: Jenny Riddle
Mighty Medical Admin: Amanda Litten
Dr Devotion: Dr Ian Murdoch
AMP Ambassador: Dr Andrew Olesnicky
Sense of Humour Requiring Medical Attention: Dr M H
Dr McDreamy: Dr Cameron Day

18 NOV 2009

AMP is accredited with the RCSA!

Australian Medical Placements is proud to announce our upgrade of membership with the Recruitment and Consulting Services Association Ltd (RCSA) to be among the few recruitment providers who is accredited with the RCSA Service Delivery Standard.

"The RCSA Service Delivery Standard is setting a benchmark for excellence in service across the recruitment industry and is becoming recognised for its value in the market." Julie Mills, RCSA CEO

We are committed to full and continued compliance to this Service Promise. In conjunction with the Australian Medical Placements Customer Service Promise, we are also committed to full compliance with the RCSA Code for Professional Practice. Our consistent high response rate to all queries, requests, complaints and feedback is our continued commitment to providing exceptional service of outstanding quality to ensure customer and client satisfaction every time.

09 NOV 2009

Lyell McEwin Hosptial - Christmas Variety Performance

A great way to catch up with friends and collegues and bring your family along as well! The Lyell McEwin Hosptail Variety performance is on again this year!! Support a FANTASTIC cause and help raise money to make Christmas for Adelaide families more enjoyable!!

Adults $10 / Children $5

7pm, Wednesday 2 December 2009
Shedley Theatre, Elizabeth City Centre

Tickets available from LMHS ED Admin / Tel: 8182 9279 or 8282 0283

The SA AMP Team will be there helping to raise money with the LMHS - we'll be selling kids glow novelties for the performance. Make sure you come and say hello!

04 NOV 2009

Avant Mutual Group Limited - Australia’s largest medical defence organisation

Through our licensed insurance subsidiary, Avant Insurance Limited, we provide indemnity insurance and support to around 44,000 healthcare practitioners.

Avant is a mutual, not-for-profit organisation. Members own Avant and are key to the way Avant is governed. We have member representation on the Avant Mutual Board, and our Medical Advisory Council provides advice and counsel to the Board on key issues affecting the membership. We also have a Student Advisory Council comprising a member from every medical university in Australia who provide guidance on key issues facing medical students.

Avant operates nationally with offices in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia.

For more information contact Avant on FREECALL 1800 128 268 or visit www.avant.org.au

03 NOV 2009

Medfin - Finance Solutions for healthcare professionals

Medfin focuses exclusively on the financial needs of medical, dental and healthcare practitioners. With more than 20 years of market experience, Medfin is an Australian leader in finance for healthcare professionals.

Service is our difference:
• Medfin’s response time is fast
• Our Relationship Managers are available by phone or
• Arrange an appointment at a time and place that suits you
• There is no need to use your personal funds for a deposit
• For approved applicants, Medfin can lend up to 100% of the cost of your practice equipment, cars or premises.

Want more information? Call your local Medfin Relationship Manager on 1300 361 122 or visit medfin.com.au to request a quote.

09 OCT 2009

Congratulations Jodi - SA Finalist for Telstra Business Woman of the Year!

A HUGE congratulations to our National Director, Jodi Duyster, for making it into the TOP 6 of the SA Finals for Telstra Business Woman of the Year 2009!!! Jodi, along with the five other finalists, is up for the Hudson Private and Corporate Sector Award and we wish her the very best of luck!

“We have received entries of an exceptionally high standard this year and these finalists represent some truly inspirational and talented South Australian business women,” says Telstra Product Management Group Managing Director and Telstra Business Women’s Awards Ambassador, Holly Kramer.

The SA winner of the Hudson Private and Corporate Sector Award will be announced Friday 30th October at the Hilton Hotel - we all have our fingers crossed for you Jodi!!

07 OCT 2009

Changes to the PBS - October 2009

Updated changes to the PBS as of 1 October 2009 are now available.

Go to www.pbs.gov.au for full details.

07 OCT 2009

beyondblue Anxiety and Depression Awareness Month

October 2009 is Anxiety and Depression Awareness Month and aims to get Australian's talking and more aware of mental health issues. "ADA Month is a great opportunity help reduce the associated stigma that often prevents many people from accessing the help they need."

The "beyondblue" website has no only great information on mental health, but also a full ADA Month calendar of events for all Australian's to participate in as many events as they like.

For further information go to: www.beyondblue.org.au

01 OCT 2009

Daylight Savings Reminder

If you are in SA, NT, NSW, VIC or TAS - Daylight Savings is back again...This Saturday, 3 October 2009, don't forget to turn your clock FORWARD 1 hour at midnight.

25 SEP 2009

The National Dementia Research Forum, 24 - 25 September 2009

The National Dementia Research Forum was hosted by the Dementia Collaborative Research Centre in Sydney this week. The event, held at the Wesley Conference Centre, was attended by around 370 delegates with the forums theme “Translating Research into Practice”.

The Minister for Ageing, Justine Elliot, opened the event on Thursday and also announced a $4 million package for further research, information and support for patients living with the disease as well as their families and carers.

With the current estimate of dementia patients being approximately 245 000 Australiams, research and support is essential for our ageing population. “Australia has one of the longest life expectancies in the English speaking world. With longevity comes the greater possibility of dementia and related illnesses, increased numbers of people living with chronic diseases and multiple complex health conditions.” Ms Elliot said.


21 SEP 2009

Australia's international H1N1 vaccine commitment

Australia has joined with the United State, the United Kingdom, Brazil, France, Italy, New Zealand, Norway and Switzerland in supporting the rollout of H1N1 vaccine in developing countries. As part of this support the Australian Government is “prepared to commit up to 10 per cent of its 2009 H1N1 pandemic vaccine to the World Health Organization (WHO) for use among priority groups in developing countries in our region.”

In recognising the challenges faced by developing countries and their ability to access vaccines for pandemic responses, the region of Australia’s assistance includes priority groups in the Pacific Islands, Papua New Guinea and East Timor. In addition the government is providing additional funds to the World Health Organisation (WHO) to aid in the distribution of the vaccine in Australian-neighbouring countries most at risk ensuring the vaccine reaches those that require is the most.


14 SEP 2009

Musculoskeletal Clinical Practice Guidelines Released by RACGP

On Friday, the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) launched clinical practice guidelines for the effective management of arthritic conditions. The ‘Better Arthritis and Osteoporosis Car’ initiative was given a $1 million investment from the Australian Government.

More than 3.6 million Australian’s endure the severe pain, mobility restriction and functional impairment of musculoskeletal conditions with $268 million of the 08-09 financial year PBS expenditure on specific musculoskeletal medication.

The guidelines, endorsed by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), have been developed to assist GP’s and primary care health professionals in the effective diagnosis and management of arthritic conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile idiopathic arthritis in Australia.


11 SEP 2009

Patients just don't understand consent forms

The Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) has recently published some staggering statistics regarding the incomprehensible nature of operation consent forms. Research conducted at Adelaide’s Repatriation General Hospital’s Urology Unit during 05, 07 and 08 found that 80% of consent forms to be signed by patients were “incomprehensible to anyone without specialist medical knowledge”.

1280 document were evaluated over the period, with results finding:

• 18.5% used plain language to describe medical procedures
• 10.1% explained the purpose of the operation
• 4.1% provided risk information relevant to the procedure
• 0% offered information on alternative treatments.

With the sole purpose of a consent form being patients (or carers) are able to make informed and appropriate decisions regarding treatment, the need to provide comprehensible and relevant information that is understood is vital.

For full report by the MJA: www.mja.com.au

07 SEP 2009

7 to 13 September 2009 - National Blood Donor Week

Blood Donors are being celebrated this week as part of National Blood Donor Week and 2009 being the 'Year of the Blood Donor'.

At some point of our lives, 1 in 3 of us requires blood collected from unpaid donors. However, only 1 in 30 of us actually donates blood. National Blood Donor week is celebrating the generosity and selflessness of those donors giving back to their communities.

"Blood donors change lives every day of the week. Even more importantly, they save lives."

Do something special. Give blood. Call 13 14 95 or visit www.donateblood.com.au

01 SEP 2009

National Asthma Week 1 - 7 September 2009

With 1 in 6 children and 1 in 10 adults affected, asthma is a life threatening disease that affects over 2 million Australians. National Asthma Week, held from 1 to 7 September 2009, helps to continue awareness of the seriousness of Asthma.

The theme for this years event is “Do you know what do to?” with a focus on Asthma first aid. Often the general community aren’t aware what to do in an Asthma Emergency and that this knowledge can easily assist to saving a life. With such a high rate of Asthma suffers in our community it is increasingly common to come across an Asthma sufferer in everyday life. However, most Australian’s would not know what to do in an Asthma emergency. It is important that National Asthma Week continues to raise the awareness of providing health professionals and the wider community with the latest research and information and asthma suffers and their families with the support they need.

For more information please visit www.asthmaaustralia.org.au

26 AUG 2009

Congratulations Jodi!

Australian Medical Placements in incredibly excited to announce that their National Director, Jodi Duyster has been short-listed in the Hudson Private & Corporate Sector of the 2009 Telstra SA Business Women's Awards.

The AMP team is thrilled at her achievement thus far in the prestigious Telstra Business Women’s Awards and wishes her all the best for her upcoming interview and further judging process.

The Telstra Business Women’s Awards has hundreds of entrants yearly and to be short-listed for your state against other such exceptional candidates is a real achievement and a true testament to Jodi’s exceptional leadership and dedication to her company.

Good Luck Jodi!

21 AUG 2009

World Transplant Games: 22 - 30 August 2009, Gold Coast QLD

The 17th World Transplant Games are due to commence on the Gold Coast this weekend, 22 to 30 August 2009. The games, which aim to showcase to the celebration of life gained from transplants, has approximately 55 participating countries, 2200 athletes and 14 sports. Essentially these athletes are the “living proof that organ and tissue donation works and allows recipients to return to a productive and fulfilling life.

The games have been in existence for 31 years, with the first event held in Portsmouth in 1978 with only 99 competing athletes from 4 countries. Now the event attracts international interest, being held bi-annually around the world.

This event is the single largest display of the organ donation and transplantation awareness and the life-changing positive effects organ donation has on all communities.

World Transplant Games 2009 - www.worldtransplantgames09.com
Becoming an organ donor - www.transplant.org.au

19 AUG 2009

Private Health Insurance on the rise for Australian memebers

The Private Health Insurance Administration Council (PHIAC) yesterday released its June 2009 quarter figures, showing more Australian’s are taking out private health insurance than ever before. Although it was predicted participation rates in private cover would fall, during the June 2009 quarter 44.6% of Australian were covered by private health insurance – being the highest portion of coverage for hospital treatment since March 2002.

This increase in private health cover sees taxpayers saving over $1.9 billion over four years, with a prediction of 99.7% of Australian remaining in PHI.

“This week the Government will seek to pass legislation that will help to ensure our private health insurance system is fair and sustainable into the future.”


12 AUG 2009

National Glaucoma Week, 16 - 22 August 2009

Tomorrow, Thursday 13 August, see’s the launch of 2009 National Glaucoma Week being held at NSW Parliament House with the official release of TV Community Announcement from Glaucoma Australia ambassador, Ross Higgins. Also, all members of NSW Parliament will take part in a free screening session.

The theme for this years event “Don’t lose your driver’s license to glaucoma” was chosen, as explained by National Executive Officer for Glaucoma Australia, Beverley Lindsell, “ because losing a driver’s licence generally led to major lifestyle issues related to mobility and independence. Licence loss can be a consequence of untreated glaucoma.”

“Our major message is that all Australians aged 40 and over must have their eyes checked at least every two years by an optometrist or ophthalmologist, or more regularly if they have a family history of the condition, hypertension, diabetes or a former eye injury.”

For further details http://www.glaucoma.org.au/

10 AUG 2009

A friendly AMP reminder - Calling in Sick procedure

Just a friendly reminder on the protocol for calling in sick for a shift with Australian Medical Placements – we understand that everyone gets sick and sometimes you’re just not able to make it to work. However, we would greatly appreciate your full cooperation with the following to ensure we continue to provide you and our clients with the best possible service.

“Calling in Sick” Procedure:
• Please phone us, even on the weekends – a text message or email is not sufficient
o If you call ‘out of hours’ the AMP Message Centre will pick up your call and forward your details onto a consultant.
• Please allow us as much time as possible – to ensure we can find a suitable replacement

Leaving a Message - please ensure you include these details:
• Your name
• The hospital/practice you are working at
• The day, date and start and end times of your shift
• A return phone number

07 AUG 2009

National Healthy Bones Week: 2-8 August2009

Highlighting the important role of calcium-rich foods and the development and maintenance of healthy bones and prevention of osteoporosis through National Health Bones Week has been an ongoing join initiative between Dairy Australia andOsteoporosis Australia for the past 15 years.

This years theme, ‘Are You Feeding Your Bones?’ of National Healthy Bones Week aims to encourage people of all ages to "ensure they consume the recommended dietary intake of calcium for strong bones."

For further informationon National Healthy Bones Week please visit: http://healthybones.com.au/

For further information on Osteoperosis please visit: http://www.osteoporosis.org.au/

20 JUL 2009

Telstra Business Women's Awards 2009

Congratulations to both of Australian Medical Placements Directors - Managing Director, Lyn Barker and National Director, Jodi Duyster for their nomination in the Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year Awards for 2009!!

“For the past 15 years, the Telstra Business Women’s Awards has been celebrating the journeys of some of Australia’s most inspirational women. This year, the Telstra Business Women’s Awards celebrate a major milestone - 15 years of recognising and nurturing the vital role of women in business.”

The team at Australian Medical Placements are so proud of both Lyn and Jodi and wish them the best of luck!

17 JUL 2009

AMP Blogging now!

Australian Medical Placements is now blogging at http://amplocums.blogspot.com/ with constant updates of testimonials, AMP Locum diary entries, facts and figures and much more.

Don't forget we're also on Facebook and 'tweeting' on Twitter!

07 JUL 2009


26 August 2009
BreastScreen SA 1 Goodwood Rd, Wayville
7.00pm to 9.30pm (Light meal provided at 6.30pm)
RSVP 14/8/2009

Topics include principles of screening, BreastScreen SA policies, reading screening mammograms, assessment of screen detected abnormalities, demonstration of stereo and ultrasound biopsies and information on treatment of screen detected breast cancer.

Speakers include:
Professor PG Gill, Breast Surgeon
Dr Melissa Bochner, Breast Surgeon
Dr Jean Engela, Radiologist
Dr Juliet Kaye, Radiologist
Dr Frances Cumming, Medical Officer

To register (with QA Number) contact BreastScreen SA

Phone: 8274 7151
Fax: 8357 8146

06 JUL 2009

Lyn’s Olde Worlde Medicine - Part 6

The Digestive Apparatus - Part 6

Large Intestine – The large intestine is five feet in length, runs from an enlarged pouch, the cecum, into which the small intestine empties, to the anus. It is about three times as large in caliber as the small intestine. The cecum is situated in the right lower corner of the abdomen, ending below the vermiform appendix, which varies from three to six inches in length and is about one quarter inch in diameter. In the cecum the large intestine ascends to the liver (ascending colon) passes over to the spleen on the left side (reverse colon) descends on the left side (descending colon) to the pelvis, where is curls like an S (sigmoid flexure) and then ends in the rectum which reaches the surface of the body as the anus. As the faeces accumulate in the large intestine they are forced downward to the sigmoid flexure and rectum, where they remain until expelled from the body.

01 JUL 2009

The National Health & Medical Research Council

It was announced yesterday by the Rudd Government that the The National Health and Medical Research Council has awarded $15 million worth of grants to six new Centres for Research Excellence (CCREs) to ensure the continuation of “high-quality clinical research”.

The six CCREs that received one of the $2.5 million bonus’ will carry our research over the next five years specialising in the following:

• sleep health, with emphasis the biology of sleep
• major eye diseases, particularly the four eye diseases that cause the majority of vision loss in Australia
• newborn medicine, focusing on adverse outcomes for brains and lungs of newborns
• rehabilitation for aphasia (the loss of ability to communicate due)
• oral health, in particular the prevention and treatment of oral diseases and their consequences
• sexually transmitted and bloodborne viral infections in Aboriginal Australians


29 JUN 2009

Lyn’s Olde Worlde Medicine - Part 5

The Digestive Apparatus - Part 5

Small Intestine – is about twenty feet in length, one inch in diameter, and extends from the stomach to the cecum, into which it empties. It is connected to the spine by a fold of peritoneum, the mesentery, and is contained in the lower and central portion of the abdomen. It is divided, beginning above, into the duodenum, jejunum and ileum.

Duodenum – Into the duodenum empty the ducts of the liver and pancreas. The small intestine has four coats similar to those of the stomach. In the small intestine the albumens are changed to peptones, fat emulsified, and starches converted into sugars by the action of the bile from the liver, the pancreatic juice and the intestinal juices. The peptones, fat and sugar are absorbed by the intestinal walls and the remaining portion of the food passes into the large intestine, which also absorbs to a slight extent the nutritious portions of its contents, which are now sensusated and are called faeces.

26 JUN 2009

Jeans for Genes Day - BE A DENIMSTRATOR!!

Friday 7 August 2009

The time has come once again to done your best denims in support of an amazing cause – the Children’s Medical Research Institute. The Institute is responsible for the independent research committed to unlocking the mysteries of childhood genetic diseases such as birth defects, cancer and epilepsy. 100% of your donations go directly to the Institutes work and supporting the 100 scientists tirelessly working for answers.

We have merchandise available here in the Adelaide office, but I'm more than happy to post out items (plus postage) for anyone who's interested...AUSTRALIA WIDE! Don’t be shy, please feel free to buy more than the one mandatory item to wear on the day…all the items are really good quality. Also, it’s a great cause so get on board!!

26 JUN 2009

Zedmed Course Training - 10 AUGUST 2009

Attention all GPs!!!

Would you like to attend COMPLIMENTARY Zedmed training???

Zedmed Course Training Details
Date: Monday 10th August 2009
Time: 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Location: Australian Medical Placements, 196 Prospect Rd, Prospect
Cost: Complimentary!

To confirm your attendance please RSVP via return email annettar@australianmedicalplacements.com.au or phone 08 8342 277 ASAP!

24 JUN 2009

Landmark decision announced for nurses and midwives

The government today has announced for the first time ever legislation allowing access for Australia’s nurses and midwives to the Medical Benefits Schedule (MBS) and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). This introduction gives Australian’s wider healthcare choices to nurses and midwives

A key part of the governments Maternity Reform Package (worth $120.5 million), ensures Australian women are “accessing high quality, safe maternity care, as well as providing support for the maternity services workforce”. Eligibility to prescribe under the PBS and provide treatment under Medicare will have to be demonstrated by meeting criteria and requirements, as listed by the legislation. Even so such reforms are a “long overdue recognition of our highly skilled and capable nurse and midwifery workforce”.


22 JUN 2009

$5 million Rural & Regional health infrastructure injection

27 rural and regional health infrastructure projects are about to receive a $5 million investment from the Rudd Government. Warren Snowdon, Minister for Rural and Regional Health, announced the investment last week saying the project aims to offer access and improve essential health infrastructure and equipment to rural and regional Australia.

The Nation Rural and Remote Health Infrastructure Program (NRRHIP) is now assessing the third round of funding applications, with the government set to announce successful applicants later this year. “This is a highly competitive process, and I congratulate all of the successful councils and medical practices who have secured funding,” Mr Snowdon said. “I strongly encourage rural doctors, shire councils and Indigenous community councils to apply for funding in Round 4, and improve the health care available in their community.”

Article C/O www.health.gov.au

22 JUN 2009

Lyn’s Olde Worlde Medicine - Part 4

The Digestive Apparatus - Part 4

The Stomach Walls – is made of four layers: externally the peritoneum prevents friction; next is the muscular coast which churns the food, then the cellular coat which carries the blood vessels and internally is the mucous membrane (tripe of cow) containing thousands of little glands, the peptic or gastric glands, which secrete the gastric juice. When food reaches the stomach, the cardiac orifice and pylorus close, the stomach contracts and mixes it with the gastric juice, which is now freely secreted.

The Gastric Juice – is made from water, salts, hydrochloric acid and pepsin. It changes albumen to peptone, which is readily absorbed, dissolves the cellulose of vegetable and the fibrous tissue of meats. Water and some of the peptones are absorbed by the stomach. The remaining portion of the food, now a liquid, passes on into the intestine.

15 JUN 2009

Lyn’s Olde Worlde Medicine - Part 3

The Digestive Apparatus - Part 3

The Gullet – The oesophagus or gullet is nine inches long, of same constructions as the pharynx, and empties into the stomach. After the food is chewed it is forced into the pharynx which contracts and pushes it down into the oesophagus, which propels it onward to the stomach. During swallowing the opening into the larynx is closed by a little trap door called the epiglottis.

The Stomach – is roughly pear-shaped; the big end, lying on the left side, measures twelve inches transversely and four inches vertically, is situated just below the diaphragm, receives the oesophagus in its upper left wall (cardiac opening), and empties into the small intestine at the extreme right (pylorus), the opening being guarded by a circular valve reinforced by muscular fibres.

08 JUN 2009

Lyn’s Olde Worlde Medicine - Part 2

The Digestive Apparatus - Part 2

The Tongue is a muscle covered by mucous membrane, containing many mucous glands and a little projections called the Papillae in which are lodged the ends of the taste nerves. The tongue is the organ of taste, assists in articulation and aids in mixing the saliva with food and keeping the food between the teeth.

The Pharynx – is really the upper part of the oesophagus, expanded into a muscular bag. It hangs from the skull above, is four and a half inches long, and communicates with the nose, ear, mouth, oesophagus and larynx.

05 JUN 2009

Lyn’s Olde Worlde Medicine - Part 1

The Digestive Apparatus - Part 1

What is consists of – The digestive apparatus consists of the alimentary or food canal which extends from the mouth to the anus and is between twenty and thirty feet in length, and of the various glands which open into it. The alimentary canal is divided into the mouth, pharynx, oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, and large intestine. Its function is to digest or convert the food into an assimilable form.

The mouth is the oval cavity containing the tongue and teeth. In it the food is ground up and mixed with saliva which not only moistens it so that it may be readily swallowed but acts on the starchy foods, changing them to sugar. The teeth are described later… watch this space.

05 JUN 2009

A great loss - Professor Chris O'Brien

Australian Medical Placements offers its condolences today to the family, friends and colleagues of the late Professor Chris O’Brien who passed away last night after losing his three year battle with brain cancer.

It is such passionate medical professionals, such as Professor O’Brien, that continue to give cancer sufferers, their families and the wider community the hope there will one day be a cure to the life threatening illness that continues to take so many Australian's each year.

He will be greatly missed by not only the medical community, but Australian's alike.

01 JUN 2009

Congratulations Briony!

The team of Australian Medical Placements send their well wishes and congratulations to Briony Van Den Brink and her husband Matt on the safe arrival of their newest family member! Baby girl Ashlee Janet was born this morning at 3.55am weighing in at 7 pounds and 2 ounces.


20 MAY 2009

Exciting AMP announcement

Australian Medical Placements are excited to announce our new partnership agreement with the Queensland branch of the Australian Medical Association - AMA Queensland. Being offered the prestigious role of AMA Queensland recruitment supplier will allow Australian Medical Placements to continue to promote high levels of recruitment service excellence and support of Queensland's medical industry ongoing requirements.

The team at Australian Medical Placements in conjunction with AMA Queensland are committed to providing outstanding recruitment solutions for both our doctors and health service clients. Our highly skilled recruitment consultants have shared experience and qualifications in medical and recruitment industries. In conjunction with the support of AMA Queensland, whether you’re a doctor looking for work or a client looking for a locum, our partnership can ensure you get the best possible service every time.

11 MAY 2009


Congratulations to our winners

1st Prize Dr James Richards ~ a weekend with a brand new BMW
2nd Prize Dr Peter Loa ~ a $200 Australian wine pack
3rd Prize Dr Beth Russell ~ $100 Coles Myer Voucher

Keep an eye out for our upcoming promotions and competitions – you could be the next winner!

01 MAY 2009

Swine Influenza Hotline

The Department of Health and Ageing has established a new, national hotline for the public to receive health information about the outbreak overseas of Swine Flu.

The number is 1802007

Australia prepares for enhanced border measures
"Federal Minister for Health and Ageing, Nicola Roxon, today (29th April 2009) announced the Australian government will take further measures to enhance surveillance at our international airports.

In accordance with Australia’s pandemic plan, a range of border protection measures to delay the introduction of the novel virus into Australia are being implemented or considered. "


29 APR 2009

Swine Flu - Dept of Health & Ageing Statement

"On the advice of the Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer, Professor Jim Bishop, the Australian government has today strengthened border surveillance measures at airports in response to the potential spread of Swine Flu.

Before all planes are permitted to land in Australia from the Americas the Captain will be required from midnight tonight to report to the Australian Quarantine Inspection Service (AQIS) on the health status of passengers on the plane. If there is any person on the plane who is considered to have flu like symptoms they will be seen by an AQIS officer who will assess if medical attention is required.

Professor Bishop has authorised the new measures in an effort to ensure that people entering Australia are identified if they have influenza and that those people who may later develop symptoms have information on what they should do."

For full article, please go to Dept of Health & Ageing - www.health.gov.au

27 APR 2009

Lyn's Olde Worlde Medicine - from the Library of Health 1928


Causes – an exciting cause may be the impurity of the blood. More commonly it arises from indigestion, bronchitis or valvular disease of the heart. Hay asthma is caused by the inhalation of particles such as arise from dried hay. The pollen from flowers and also from dogs, cats and other animals frequently give rise to it. Some treatments are inhalation of chloroform or ether and the hyperdermic injection. The inhalation of stramonium leaves by burning them in a fire or smoking them may help.

24 APR 2009

AMP farewells Briony Van Den Brink on maternity leave

Today was Adelaide GP Coordinator, Briony Van Den Brink's last day with the company as she heads off on 12 months maternity leave. Briony is expecting another addition to her family in early June and the team at AMP are wishing her all the best for the safe arrival of her newest family member...stay tuned, of course we will let you keep you updated! Briony would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their well wishes and looks forward to speaking with you all soon!

As you may be aware, taking over from Briony is Annetta Rullo. Annetta has already been with us for around two months working with Briony ready to take over on her departure. Please feel free to contact Annetta with any GP queries you may have.

20 APR 2009

Lyn's Olde Worlde Medicine - from the Library of Health 1928


The eye is probably the most wonderfully ingenious and complex organ of the human body, and being proportionately delicate, requires to be guarded with the greatest care. Few catastrophes are more grievous than that of total blindness, and most people would rather lose all the other senses than be deprived of sight.

20 APR 2009

Free Flu Vaccinations for over 65's - it's that time of year again!

Today sees the official launch of the annual free flu vaccination program for people over 65. With around 13% of Australia’s population aged 65 and over (2.8 million people!) and the expectation that this number will triple in 40 years, it is still clear to see that influenza vaccination is still imperative in protecting Australia’s aged population.

On average 2758 Australians died each year from influenza and pneumonia between 1997 and 2006, with 9129 laboratory-confirmed recordings last year alone.

It seems the South Australian government’s approach at promoting influenza vaccinations has caused some upset. The governments slow motion ‘sneeze’ commercial, although with it’s ‘yuk’ factor it's definitely creating the necessary attention. "It will offend some people but the point is people will die if we don't get this message out,” South Australian Minister for Health, John Hill said.

Article Source: www.health.gov.au, www.abc.net.au

17 APR 2009

Alcopop Tax to be re-introduced

Due to strong health expert support and a proven 35% drop in the consumption of alcopos, the Rudd Government has confirmed the re-introduction of the alcopop tax as part of its commitment is fighting binge-drinking.

The tax initiative, a contributor to the overall strategy to combat teenage binge-drinking, sees the Rudd Government standing firm on the issue and supported by Police Superintendents and Community Groups Australia-wide. Despite Opposition Leader Mr Malcom Turnbull’s efforts to obstruct the tax, the government view investing in advertising and ‘grassroots initiatives’ as a paramount measure of preventative health in young Australian’s.

Article Source: www.health.gov.au

13 APR 2009

Lyn's Olde Worlde Medicine - from the Library of Health 1928


Accumulations of filth about houses taints air, water and soil. Septic particles, or ferments, given off in the putrefaction of organic matter, evolve the seeds of many diseases. Typhoid and enteric fevers are thus engendered. Privies and privy drainage and soakage have given rise to typhoid endemics. Cholera, dysentery and allied diseases spring from the same source. Many other diseases owe their origin to filth poisons. Filth is the breeding place of the germs of diphtheria and other fatal diseases.

10 APR 2009

Tips for Driving this Easter

Do not speed: Stay within the speed limits at all time and be patient and accept it may take longer to get places over the Easter break.

Power naps: Try to avoid driving at times when you would normally be sleeping. If tired or fatigued pull over and sleep for 15 to 20 minutes. If travelling with a passenger – try and share driving, changing over every 2 hours.

Safe distance: Leave a minimum two second gap between your vehicle and the one in front. If towing, driving four-wheel-drive or if it's raining increase to a four-second gap.

Child restraints: Fit child restraints properly. Follow instructions and make sure the capsule or child seat is firmly fitted, with minimal sideways or forward movement on the car seat. The back seat is the safest place for children of any age.

Article Source: www.carsguide.com.au

10 APR 2009

Centre of Clinical Reseach Excellence in Aboriginal Health

Funding for the research into determining the incidence of HIV in Australian Indigenous communities was confirmed by the Rudd Government this week. The $2.5 million commitment will be used to establish a Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Aboriginal Health at the University of New South Wales.

The Centre will also research, identify and treat HIV, blood borne and sexually transmitted diseases and work in conjunction with selected Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services.

Centre studies will aim to ‘solve some of the clinical and health service issues that Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services face on a daily basis’. This project, provided through the National Health and Medical Research Council, will ensure a progressive future for all Indigenous communities and assisting with positive health outcomes.

Article Source: www.health.gov.au

09 APR 2009


Congratulations to Amanda Litten at the Lyell McEwin Hospital as the winner of AMP's Enormous Easter Promotion!! Amanda received a beautiful Easter Basket. Thanks to everyone who participated in the competition...keep an eye out for upcoming promotions! HAPPY EASTER!!

07 APR 2009

Lyn's Olde Worlde Medicine - from the Library of Health 1928


It has been proven in late years that typhoid is transmitted from infected milk, cows have been allowed to drink from streams that have had the discharges from typhoid patients thrown into them. The germs have been taken into the cows and finally into the milk. This milk is distributed to families and in many cases caused typhoid.

07 APR 2009

Port Stephens GP Super Clinic announced

Yesterday saw the announcement of a $2.5 million commitment from the Rudd Government to establish the Port Stephens GP Super Clinic in the former Nelson Bay Plaza in the main shopping precinct of Nelson Bay.

With GP Super Clinics part of the governments promise to improving the Australian health care system, the Port Stephens Super Clinic is party of the Australia-wide $275 million GP Super Clinic Project. The project is primarily aimed at “providing primary health care services when are where they are needed”

Accommodating 6 fulltime GP’s, 3 nurses, medical specialists and allied health services the facility will provide bulk billed and weekend services to meed the needs of the local community.

Article Source: www.health.gov.au

06 APR 2009

Government invest in Eating Disorder reseach

The Rudd Government has committed $500 000 to the Butterfly Foundation as part of a $3.5 million boost to tackle eating disorders in Australia. The Butterfly Foundation is using their funding to establish the National Eating Disorder Collaboration, bringing together experts in the field to develop and coordinate a national approach to eating disorders. The Collaboration will focus on ensuring gaps in services are filled and adequate information is provided to schools, health facilities and the media.

With 1 in 100 teenage girls developing anorexia and 1 in 20 developing bulimia, the Collaboration will also focus on preventing eating disorders in school aged children and promoting early intervention.

With current services considered to be ‘fragmented, disjointed & inconsistant', the Governments contribution comes as a welcome investment in the health of Australians struggling with eating disorders.

Article Source: www.health.gov.au

30 MAR 2009

Australian Government forms key advisory body on Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections

In response to blood-borne viruses and sexually-transmissible infections, including HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, and Chlamydia the Australian Government has established a key advisory to be chaired by Professor Michael Kidd.

The government will be advised by the committee on a new national framework for the prevention and treatment of blood-borne viruses and sexually-transmissible infections. The committee will be responsible for implementing and monitoring the new initiatives and its effectiveness.

Fourteen advisory members join Professor Kidd is based on their area of expertise, appointed for a fixed term of three years and replaces the previous Ministerial Advisory Committee on AIDS/HIV, Sexual Health and Hepatitis (MACASHH).

Article Source: www.health.gov.au

23 MAR 2009

Physical Activity Recommendations for Older Australians

In an Australian first, the Australian Government in conjunction with the National Ageing Research Institute have developed physical activity recommendations that are specifically aim at older Australians.

The announcement was made at the 11th Annual Health Congress in Sydney by Mrs Justine Elliot, Minister for Ageing. “The aim of the recommendations is to raise awareness of older Australians’ special physical activity needs - such as balance, mobility and strength training,” Mrs Elliot said.

Article Source – www.health.gov.au

20 MAR 2009

1800 MUM 2 MUM - 24 Hour Breast Feeding Support Hotline Launched Today

Nicola Roxon, Minister for Health and Ageing, launched a national toll-free 24-hour helpline to provide support with breastfeeding information to mothers across the country today.

This exciting initiative has been supported by the Rudd Government providing $2.5 million to help establish and run the service nationally and a further $1.8 million to ensure Australian Breastfeeding Association volunteer councillors are adequately trained and education opportunities for health professionals are provided.

CALL: 1800 MUM 2 MUM (1800 686 2 686, toll-free from landlines in Australia). WWW: Australian Breastfeeding Association web site - www.breastfeeding.asn.au

Article Source: www.health.gov.au

19 MAR 2009

New theatres for ACT hospitals

Monday 16 March 2009, saw Nicola Roxon (Federal Minister for Health and Ageing) and Katy Gallagher MLA (ACT Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Health) officially open the new operating theatre at Calvary Hospital, ACT. The Rudd Governments contribution of $6.6 million has ensured the completion of the theatre upgrade, along with two additional theatres to come at Canberra Hospital.

“The construction of the three operating theatres in the ACT will relieve critical capacity constraints in the existing 14 public operating theatres,” Ms Gallagher said. “We estimate each new theatre will allow us to conduct an additional 500 procedures per year.”

The new theatre will accommodate a broad range of procedures including ophthalmology, orthopaedics, gynaecology and general surgery as well as ensuring revised schedules for emergency surgery, improving patient outcomes from reduced delays for patients awaiting emergency procedures.

Article Source: www.health.gov.au

11 MAR 2009

Wedding Bells

Two of our fantastic Queensland doctors are getting married this Saturday - Dr Tyson Reeves and Dr Sarah O'Connor.

From all the team at Australian Medical Placements, we wish all the best for a happy life together.

11 MAR 2009

To the last remaining WW1 Serviceman, Happy 110th Birthday!

Today Australian Medical Placements would like to wish the last remaining First World War serviceman and oldest Australian male, John Ross or ‘Jack’ Happy 110th Birthday.

“In his lifetime, Mr Ross has not only lived through two World Wars, but also witnessed the rise of the automobile and air travel, two Halley’s comets and the Federation of Australia,” Mrs Elliot, Minister for Ageing, said.

“Mr Ross is our last link to a generation of young men who served in the First World War." Mr Griffin, Minister for Veterans' Affairs, said.

Article quotes source: www.health.gov.au

11 MAR 2009

AMP welcomes new staff member

As many of you may know, our Adelaide GP Consultant Briony Van Den Brink is leaving us shortly on family endeavours of motherhood!

Whilst Briony is on maternity leave, her position will be abley filled by AMP's newest recruit Annetta Rullo.

Annetta joins Australian Medical Placements with a strong background in recruitment and training. Annetta returns to Adelaide after residing in Brisbane for eight years with her three sons. With a Certificate 4 in Training & Assessment, Annetta also spent time as a Trainer and Facilitator for a disability organisation.

Australian Medical Placements are pleased to announce Annetta joining the team in February of 2009 to assist Briony Van Den Brink with GP Placements Australia-wide.

06 MAR 2009

Public Holiday - Monday 9 March 2009

This Monday (9 March 2009) is the Adelaide Cup public holiday - doctor's pays will be processed on Tuesday 10 March 2009.

05 MAR 2009

AMP logs on to 'Twitter'!

AMP has just joined the newest 'lattest and greatest' social networking site - Twitter. Jump on to twitter.com to find out more!

Twitter twits its self! "Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?

Twitter is a privately funded startup with offices in the SoMA neighbourhood of San Francisco, CA. Started as a side project in March of 2006, Twitter has grown into a real-time short messaging service that works over multiple networks and devices."

The New York Times said, "Twitter is on its way to becoming the next killer app."

Wired Magazine said, "It's almost like ESP"

It's instant and simple - join Australian Medical Placmements to twitter today! www.twitter.com/AusMedPlace

05 MAR 2009

Lyn's Olde Worlde Medicine - Weekly section from the Library of Health 1928

DENGUE - Synonyms - Dandy or break- bone fever - an acute and infectious disease characterised by febrile paroxysms; pain in the muscles and joints and sometimes by an eruption on the skin. Cause - the rapidity of diffusion and the pandemic character are the two most important features of dengue. There is no disease, not even influenza, which attacks so large a proportion of the population. A micro-coccus has been found in the blood of patients. Incubation - 3 to 5 days, during which the patient feels unwell, and generally are attacked with this curious complaint frequently in the night after retiring with their usual health. The temperature rises in a few hours to 103 degrees and in one or two days may reach 106 or 107, the skin becomes dry and hot, and the countenance indicates utter helplessness and prostation; with this febrile condition there is usually pain in the head, limbs and small joints.

03 MAR 2009

Measles outbreak shuts classes at Beerwah High School - From The Courier Mail

Health officials fear a mini-measles epidemic is developing on the Sunshine Coast after confirmation of an outbreak at Beerwah State High School. Students and staff at the school who have not been immunised against the highly contagious virus have been ordered to stay home for at least 14 days. Classes at the school were suspended yesterday while authorities, concerned at the possibility of the virus spreading into the wider community, checked students' immunisation records. Queensland Health's Andrew Langley defended the process, particularly given the Sunshine Coast hinterland's relatively low immunisation rates. "This is an unusual situation," he said. "We're concerned about the potential of this being a bigger outbreak because of the vaccination rates up here. We're trying to intervene to break the chain of transmission."

Article source - The Courier Mail
Sophie Elsworth, Janelle Miles and Tanya Chilcott
2 March 2009

03 MAR 2009

Medical research 'powerhouse' opens - From Adelaide Now

A new $15 million research centre designed to elevate South Australia's push to become a health and medical research powerhouse has been officially opened. The centre, which incorporates the Basil Hetzel Institute for Medical Research at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, marks the half way point in the hospital's $127 million second stage of redevelopment. Premier Mike Rann who opened the centre, said it would allow about 130 health and medical researchers to investigate some of the most serious and common health conditions. "This new centre symbolises the commitment of the Sate Government to the people of Adelaide's west," Mr Rann said. "The QEH ... is currently undergoing a three stage development. The $40 million first stage was completed in 2005. The $127 million second stage will be completed in another three years, while planning for the third stage is underway."

Article Source - Adelaide Now
Joanna Vaughn, Political Reporter

20 FEB 2009

National Day of Mourning - Sunday 22 February 2009

The Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Premier of Victoria John Brumby announced that a National Day of Mourning will be held this Sunday 22 February to honour the victims of Victoria’s devastating bushfires and to recognise the courage and tireless efforts of emergency service workers.

11.00am, Sunday 22 February
Rod Laver Arena and surrounds
Melbourne, Victoria

17 FEB 2009

Bushfire Assistance & Links thanks to GPRA

The Central Highlands General Practice Network is coordinating a bushfire response. Please go to http://www.chdgp.com.au/ for more information.

RACGP GP Support program for members: http://www.racgp.org.au/gpsupport

Disaster resources: http://www.racgp.org.au/disasterresources

Important message from Medicare Australia: Disaster Relief Arrangements http://www.racgp.org.au/news/30285

The Australian Centre for Post-Traumatic Health http: http://www.acpmh.unimelb.edu.au

There are some useful documents you can download from the ACPMH website such as:
• Coping with the Victorian Bushfires
• Trauma focussed training workshops

For more details please visit the GPRA website: http://www.gpra.org.au

09 FEB 2009

Victorian bushfires rage on

Today our thoughts are with the victims, families and entire communities affected by the ferocious bushfires in Victoria. With the current death toll at 108, at least 750 homes destroyed and more than 330,000ha burnt out, authorities say some fires could take weeks to contain. The staff of Australian Medical Placements and their families pass on their deepest sympathies to all those effected by the devastating effects of the bushfires and have made a pledged donation this morning to the Red Cross State Government Victoria Bushfire Appeal Fund (www.redcross.org.au) offering immediate aid to effected communities. Donations can also be made to the Salvation Army Bushfire Relief Appeal (www.salvos.org.au).

04 FEB 2009

More Extreme Weather Warnings

A monsoon trough is generating heavy showers and storms across the tropics, leading to major flooding in north QLD near monsoon lows. A tropical low over the Kimberley is developing, prompting a Cyclone Watch. Very hot easterly winds are affecting most of the interior. SA, West Coast & Flinders - TOTAL Fire Ban QLD, North Tropical Coast - SEVERE Weather Warning including flash floods, heavy rain, strong winds VIC - Strong Wind & Fire Weather Warning NSW, South West - Fire Weather Warning WA, North Coast - CYCLONE WATCH & Strong Wind Warning TAS - Strong Wind Warning

02 FEB 2009

Beat the heat - stay healthy and cool during this heat wave!

With scorching temperatures across the country, particularly in Melbourne and Adelaide now is a time to think about the risks associated with the heat People most at risk of heat-related illness: * People over 65 years, particularly those living alone or without air-conditioning * Babies and young children * Pregnant and nursing mothers * People who are physically unwell, especially with heart disease or high blood pressure * People on medications for mental illness Casues: * Dehydration – to keep healthy, our body temperature needs to stay around 37°C. The body cools itself by sweating, which normally accounts for 70 to 80 per cent of the body’s heat loss. If a person becomes dehydrated, they don’t sweat as much and their body temperature keeps rising. * Lack of airflow – working in hot, poorly ventilated or confined areas. * Sun exposure – especially on hot days, between 11am and 3pm. * Hot and crowded conditions – people attending large events (concerts, dance parties or spor

02 FEB 2009

Cyclone Ellie - Weather Warnings

Current Flood Warnings for QLD: * Flood Warning for the Haughton River * Flood Warning for the Burdekin River * Flood Warning for the Herbert River * Severe Weather Warning for Heavy Rainfall and Flash Flooding for coastal and adjacent inland areas between Cardwell and Bowen. * Flood Warning for Coastal Rivers between Townsville and Bowen * Flood Warning for the Georgina River and Eyre Creek * Flood Warning for the Diamantina River * Flood Warning for the Tully and Murray Rivers * Flood Warning for the Gulf Rivers Including Nicholson, Leichhardt, Cloncurry, Flinders, Norman River Systems * Strong Wind Warning for Waters From Townsville to St Lawrence * Minor Flood Warning for the Pioneer River

21 JAN 2009

ATTENTION ALL SA RMO1's - we need your registration

Could all registered RMO1's please forward us a copy of your full South Australian Registration Certificate as soon as possible. This can be sent attention to Kylie Regnier by either email (kylie@australianmedicalplacements.com.au) as a PDF or via fax on 8342 2555. For any questions or further information, please contact Kylie Regnier on 8342 2777 or via email.

16 JAN 2009

Royal Adelaide Hospital & Flinders Medical Centre RMO Intern Celebrations

The begining of each year sees another group of medical interns graduate to being RMO's and celebrating this exciting transition with Valete Dinners. Australian Medical Placements sponsored and attened the Royal Adelaide Hospital RMO Intern Dinner at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Wednesday 14 January 2009 and the Flinders Medical Centre RMO Intern Cocktail Party on Tuesday 13 January 2009. These celebrations, long held hospital traditions, are a chance for doctors from the hospitals from all levels to celebrate the achievements of the year just past and those doctors completing their intern year and receiving full registration with the Medical Board. RMO Societies are steeped in tradition and for years have been providing the well-needed social, emotional and professional support to the junior doctors at the RAH. Once again, Australian Medical Placements is a proud supporter of the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Flinders Medical Centre RMO Society.

09 JAN 2009

GP Recruitment Assistant Required - SA Office

Currently South Ausralian Office are looking for a part-time GP Recruitment Assistant with the view to increase to full-time. Australian Medical Placements offer an enjoyable work environment that prides its self on excellence and work-life balance. We are an employer that rewards loyalty and hard-work, where opportunities are offered to those who excel. A remuneration package will be negotiated based on the skill set, prior knowledge, experience and qualifications of the successful candidate. For further information, position details etc - please contact emmat@australianmedicalplacements.com.au

09 JAN 2009

Managing Director nominated for Australian of the Year 2009!

Australian Medical Placements wishes to congratulate Managing Director Lyn Barker for her nomination as Australian of the Year 2009. The Australian of the Year Awards recognise outstanding and inspirational Australians. This year, more than 3300 people nominated a fellow Australian for the Awards. A group of exceptional Australians have now been announced as finalists for all states and territories. They reflect the diversity of our nation and highlight achievement in a broad range of ages, backgrounds, regions and endeavours.

10 DEC 2008

Christmas in November - Photo's on line!

Please visit our facebook page to view all the great photo's from the night. Once again thanks to all who attended the event and we all look forward to seeing you next year!

02 DEC 2008

The Indigenous Peoples' Scholarship 2009

The Indigenous Peoples' Scholarship 2009 is now open! To be eligible and awarded this scolarship candidates my be enrolled in Australian Medical School with their first year of their medical degree successfully completed. The AMA’s Indigenous People's Medical Scholarship Board of Trustees will appoint an advisory committee to award the scholarship.

02 DEC 2008

Drum roll please...AMP Awards 2008 announced

Congratulations to this years 2008 AMP Award winners!! "Frequent Flyer” Awarded to the Dr who is always prepared to travel AWARDED TO: Dr Sarah Bocian & Dr Andrew Olesnicky “Dr Devotion” Awarded to the hardest working and enthusiastic Doctor AWARDED TO: Dr Howard Baker & Dr Di Forbes “AMP Ambassador” Awarded to the Dr who promotes and represents AMP to the best of their ability AWARDED TO: Dr Zool Hudda & Dr Margaret Brownlie “Peers & Patients Choice” Awarded to the Dr who receives the kindest positive feedback AWARDED TO: Dr Barbara Allan & Dr Peter Lovell "Most Enthusiastic Newcomer" Awarded to the newest Dr who has the most enthusiastic attitude to joining the AMP team AWARDED TO: Dr Peter Loa & Dr Tanya Przybylko

01 DEC 2008

World AIDS Day - HIV is still here!

Today is the 20th Anniversary of World AIDS Day since its declaration in 1988 by the World Health Organisation. Even though advancing technologies allow superior treatments and preventing the spread of HIV, still there is no vaccine or cure. HIV is still here!

24 NOV 2008

AMP's "Christmas in November"

Saturday 22nd November saw in Australian Medical Placements inaugural "Christmas in November" cocktail party. Hosted by Lisa Fernandez from Novas 91.9 breakfast team. The cold weather wasn't enough to put off party goers, with great attendance by both clients, Doctors & supporters. Medfin was a Gold sponsor, with Coopers beer donating the beer for the evening. MIGA, Statewide Superannuation & NAB Health being silver sponsors. All who attended enjoyed the delicious food from Anna & the crew from Indulgence catering. Eric from MTME was kept busy keeping the crowd entertained along with Lisa. A big thank you to everyone who attended. Stay tuned for the photos!!! The AMP Team also congratulate the doctors who won the Awards on the night.

21 OCT 2008

AMP Queensland branch listed on Q400

Our busy Queensland branch has been listed on the prestigious Q400 in recognition of being one of the leading private companies in Queensland. The award was presented by the Queensland Premier, Anna Bligh at the awards dinner on 30 October 2008. Congratulations to the Queensland AMP team!

13 OCT 2008

New AMP Staff – Emma Thomson

Emma Thomson, Business Development & Project Officer. Taking over from Nadia Makovec, who is leaving us to travel Europe, Emma will be running PR and Communications as well as website management.

13 OCT 2008

AMP co-presents Resume Writing for Doctors with Dr David Walsh

AMP's Amanda Tanner co presented with Dr David Walsh in conjunction with AMA(SA) last Wednesday Resume Writing for Doctors. The presentation was an informative look at the professional resume and its importance in maximizing impact as a component in any selection process. Dr Walsh and Amanda took students, interns and surgical trainees through step by step where to start and how to finish a resume of high quality enhancing candidates qualifications and experience while taking away the stress. If you would like further information regarding AMP's resume services, please don't hesitate to contact us.

22 SEP 2008

AMP Welcomes its newest staff members Hayley Parker and Kylie ...

If you hear some new voices on the phone, it's because AMP has some new team members. Kylie joins the Adelaide office and will be assisting Amanda with Hospital placements while Hayley joins the team in the Brisbane office to assist with Queensland and Tasmania placements.

Welcome to the AMP team!

27 AUG 2008

New Website Launch

AMP is very excited to be launching it’s brand new website with the help of Axios IT. Due to the AMP’s rapid expansion, the time has come for an upgrade. The new website will feature full online registration as well as booking facilities, more information on our services and a comprehensive vacancy search. Please be patient with us during our initial stages we hope to have it up and fully functional very soon!

16 JUL 2008

AMP Joins Facebook

AMP has recently joined Facebook, so come and join our group and have a chat with staff and other doctors, post something on our wall, or check out our photos from recent events.

01 JUL 2008

AMSA Convention Melbourne 08

Australian Medical Placements was in Melbourne for the recent Australian Medical Student's Association Convention which hosted over 800 delegates from around Australia.

Running from 6th July - 13th, the AMSA convention is a fantastic opportunity for Medical Students from around the nation to gather and learn from those at the cutting edge of their field. It also offered delegates the chance to let their hair down with events such as the Gala Ball and VIP Cocktail Party.

20 MAY 2008

RACP Convention Adelaide 08

AMP exhibited at the RACP convention in Adelaide recently where we had a chance to meet with hundreds of delegates from around Australia and overseas. The 3 day event was a great success, with many new doctors joining up with the AMP team.