New job listings for medical interns will be scrapped in NSW and WA in a bid to cut the number of jobs for the next 12 months.
Jobseekers’ Centres NSW and the NSW Department of Human Services announced on Wednesday that all jobs in their respective states and territories will be taken off the table starting next month.
“It’s time to stop the cycle of people leaving our state for jobs elsewhere and get on with their lives,” NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner said.
“We have a national shortage of medical interns and we want to ensure that all new jobs are filled.”
We are asking that all applicants be fully screened and that they demonstrate that they can work in a safe and caring environment.
“Ms Skinner said she hoped the change would help attract more medical graduates into the state, as more of the nation’s graduates entered the medical profession in recent years.
She said it was the third time NSW had implemented the policy change, following similar decisions in Victoria and Queensland.
Ms Skinner also confirmed the Government would increase the minimum salary required to become an intern in New South Wales from $50,000 to $60,000.
The policy change will take effect from January 1 next year.
New job listings to be scrapped for medical internships in NSW (AAP)New job postings for medical Internships will be abolished.
(AAC)Ms Skinner confirmed the decision would not be retroactive, saying the policy was still in place.”
The announcement came as health and human services Minister Jillien Skinner announced she would increase state and territory minimum salaries for medical professionals to $50000 from $60. AAC”
We will work with the community and employers to ensure people with a genuine medical background can continue to be a part of our healthcare workforce.”
The announcement came as health and human services Minister Jillien Skinner announced she would increase state and territory minimum salaries for medical professionals to $50000 from $60. AAC