Nurse Practitioner
VIC - Melbourne Metro
Specialties
Nurse
Trainer
Customer Relations
Project Coordinator
Team Player
Communications
Registered Nurse - Medical
Training Coordinator
Customer Service
Sales Manager
Trainer & Assessor
Nurse Practitioner

I am an extensively experienced registered nurse , looking for new role that will make full use of my competencies.

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Career

Private - AOD Clinical Support Nurse
VIC, Australia
Specialties
Nurse
Trainer
Customer Relations
Project Coordinator
Responsibilities
  • The role is a Capacity building project for Dual Diagnosis with a focus on improving clinical practice issues including: The development of care co-ordination and care team approaches to the management of clients with Dual Diagnosis.
Peninsular Health - Harp Intake worker
Health Care, Fitness & Social Assistance - Healthcare, Medical, Nursing & Veterinary
VIC, Australia
Specialties
Team Player
Communications
Registered Nurse - Medical
Training Coordinator
Responsibilities
  • The HARP Link Clinician conducts initial needs assessments and referral for patients eligible for HARP Care Coordination who present to the Emergency Departments of Peninsula Health. This role also assisted in identifying the frequently presenting consumers who may benefit from a Patient Management Plan (PMP).
MERCK SERONO AUSTRALIA PTY LTD: NSW - Senior Clinical Nurse Educator-
Health Care, Fitness & Social Assistance - Healthcare, Medical, Nursing & Veterinary
VIC, Australia
Specialties
Customer Service
Nurse
Customer Relations
Sales Manager
Trainer & Assessor
Responsibilities
  • Worked closely with healthcare professionals and patients to improve disease outcomes and innovative approaches for patient management—
  • Assessed, developed, implemented, and evaluated programs and training materials to address quality nursing education and professional staff development for medical device and healthcare development companies.
  • educating professionals on the successful use of the Easypod device, used for injecting patients with Human Growth Hormone, to working with patients and caregivers to educate, train, counsel and support.
  • Evaluated technical/professional competency, recommended remedial actions, and addressed other performance issues of healthcare staff that affected service delivery and quality.
Achievements
  • Provided new patient trainings for 63 new patients. - Provided training for 65 patients switching to Saizen from another Human Growth Hormone.
  • Won the CNE 2011 Diamond Award due to increased patient training and retention rates.
  • Provided ongoing support for a 100% of all patients enrolled in the Extracare patient support program.
  • Successfully put forward a business case to increase weekly hours in order to provide adequate care for patients and support for clinic nurses as we moved into a ‘Train the Trainer” model.
  • Worked in partnership with Key Account Managers to increase customer confidence in the Easypod device and Merck Serono’s service, resulting in 58% increase in new patient initiations in 2011 and invitations to be closely involved in key customer programs such as the Mater Hospital Turners Syndrome Clinic.
  • Delivered tailored in-hospital CME nurse accreditation training programs to all major clinics in 2011 resulting in increased confidence with the Easypod device and at least 2 clinics moving to independent patient management
  • Reviewed and re developed and subsequently changed the way Clickeasy was re-constituted and trained, which was reflected in the new Patient and Healthcare Providers literature. .
  • Won the Q4 Star award in November 2013 as part of a TGA led recall.
  • Successfully commenced and continued to link patients into a support network for young patients and their parents using Saizen with Easypod which resulted in a few of the Turner’s patient’s meeting and providing support for new patients and families.
  • Undertook and passed the Medicines Australia Code of Conduct for the correct procedural identifying and reporting of Adverse Events as per Medicines Australia
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The Clinic - GP Practice Care Plan Nurse
Health Care, Fitness & Social Assistance - Healthcare, Medical, Nursing & Veterinary
VIC, Australia
Specialties
Nurse Practitioner
Responsibilities
  • Development of care plans for eligible care patients.
  • Identification of suitable services
  • Networking & relationship building
  • Health Assessments
Achievements
  • Initiated and developed this new role providing multidisciplinary team care arrangements for eligible patients
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St. Vincents Hospital - Acting Program Manager/Clinical Coordinator
Health Care, Fitness & Social Assistance - Healthcare, Medical, Nursing & Veterinary
VIC, Australia
Specialties
Program Manager
Clinical Support Worker
Responsibilities
  • Identification of shared frequent presenters to various HARP Psychosocial programmes within Melbourne Metro and Melbourne region.
  • Provide liaison with Melbourne Ambulance Service in the development of care consistency.
Achievements
  • Successfully oversee the introduction of new computer software for clinical notes.
  • Initiated the HARP-CDM Frequent Presenters Group working with the Department of Health & Aging.
  • Development and sharing cross service management plan with the Melbourne Ambulance Service; developed consistent care and reduced duplication of service involvement.
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Clinical Coordinator - Complex Psychosocial ED - Alfred Hospital
Health Care, Fitness & Social Assistance - Healthcare, Medical, Nursing & Veterinary
VIC, Australia
Specialties
Clinical Support Worker
Responsibilities
  • Member of the Department of Health & Aging Working Party to review the state HARP-CDM psychosocial mode of care guidelines.
  • Review the Melbourne Ambulance Service Frequent Caller Guidelines together with the working party.
Achievements
  • Successfully reduced multiple Emergency Department visits for 100% of clients allocated for case management by 50%.
  • Successfully linked in 100% of all allocated case managed clients within 3 months of working with client.
  • Built and maintained strong links to Melbourne Ambulance Service and successfully introduced Emergency Plans in order to provide consistency of care across multidisciplinary teams.
  • Introduced the ConnectED ED Triage Management plans folder for the safe and consistent care of the most frequent and challenging of clients.
  • Worked with Health Information dept for the ConnectED management plans to have a dedicated File number which meant that the plans were always filed at the front of the histories.
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ConnectED - Community Health Nurse ConnectED (HARP Complex Psychosocial Team)
Health Care, Fitness & Social Assistance - Healthcare, Medical, Nursing & Veterinary
VIC, Australia
Specialties
Nurse Practitioner
Responsibilities
  • Visits homebound patients to get to know his condition, health history and determine a care plan per patient.
  • Compile plans to outline treatment course for the patient.
Achievements
  • Reduced multiple Emergency Department visits for 100% of clients allocated for case management by at leaast 50%.
  • Successfully linked in 100% of all allocated case managed clients within 3 months of working with client.
  • Built and maintained strong links to Melbourne Ambulance Service and successfully introduced Emergency Plans in order to provide consistency of care across multidisciplinary teams.
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Alfred Hospital - Senior Nurse
Health Care, Fitness & Social Assistance - Healthcare, Medical, Nursing & Veterinary
VIC, Australia
Specialties
Nurse Practitioner
Responsibilities
  • Supervise patient care in Emergency & Trauma Department.
  • Assume responsibility for the management of daily operational responsibilities in the ward including, work allocation, deployment and supervision of staff to ensure smooth running of the ward in the absence of the ED Head.
  • In coordination with the ED Head, ensure all nursing staff are aware of, & work within, local, directorate and Division policies and procedures to ensure that safe working practices are maintained for both patients and staff.
Achievements
  • Completed all clinical packages in line with the new Employee protocol timelines
  • Identified the need for the ED to have a recognised Unit uniform.
  • Initiated a scrubs provision business leading to all staff wearing scrubs within six (6) months.
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Education and Qualifications

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Year Qualifications Level Institution
2013 UPACA Sales (Understand, Plan, Advance, Close, Analyse) Training Other Merck Serono No
2013 Assertive & Targetted Communication Skills Certificate Merck Serono No
2013 Drug Safety - Compliance Program Certificate Merck Serono No
2013 Medicines Australia Code of Conduct Other University of Tasmania No
2012 Marketing Best Practices - An Introduction Other Merck Pharmaceutical No
2012 Recognising Conflicts of Interest Other Merck Serono No
2012 Marketing Best Practices Other Merck Pharmaceutical No
2010 Insights Training Other Merck Serono No
2009 ASIST Training (Suicide First Aid Assistance) Other Royal Talbot Hospital No
2009 Managing Difficult Behaviour-Understanding & Effectively Responding to Clients with Borderline, Anti-social & Narcissistic Personality Disorder Other HARP programmes: ConnectED and ALERT, St Vincent’s Hospital, Royal District Nursing Service Homeless Persons Program No
2008 Excel Training Other St. Vincent's Hospital No
2008 Stress Management Other St. Vincent's Hospital No
2008 Preceptorship Workshop Other St. Vincent's Hospital No
2008 Introduction to Supervision Other St. Vincent's Hospital No
2008 Team Leaders Workshop Certificate St. Vincent's Hospital No
2008 Clinical Supervision Certificate University of Melbourne No
2008 Group Facilitation-Clinical Supervision Certificate University of Melbourne No
2008 Aged Care & Nursing Home Workshop Other Melbourne Ambulance Service No
2007 Dealing with Agressive Behaviours Other HARP programmes: ConnectED and ALERT, St Vincent’s Hospital, Royal District Nursing Service Homeless Persons Program No
2007 Motivational Interviewing Workshop Other HARP programmes: ConnectED and ALERT, St Vincent’s Hospital, Royal District Nursing Service Homeless Persons Program No
2007 Effective Leadership Style & Motivation Other St. Vicent's Hospital No
2007 BLS Update Other Alfred Hospital No
2006 Narrative Therapy Course (Intensive) Other HARP programmes: ConnectED and ALERT, St Vincent’s Hospital, Royal District Nursing Service Homeless Persons Program No
2006 Violence & Trauma in Narrative Therapy Course Other HARP programmes: ConnectED and ALERT, St Vincent’s Hospital, Royal District Nursing Service Homeless Persons Program No
2005 Working with "Anti-social" Clients Other HARP programmes: ConnectED and ALERT, St Vincent’s Hospital, Royal District Nursing Service Homeless Persons Program No
2005 Mental Health Aptitudes into Practice Workshop Other HARP programmes: ConnectED and ALERT, St Vincent’s Hospital, Royal District Nursing Service Homeless Persons Program No
2004 BLS Update Other Alfred Hospital No
2004 MATS & SCAM Completed Other Alfred Hospital No
2004 Managing Depression Workshop Other Alfred Hospital No
2004 Introduction to Health Promotion Workshop Other Alfred Hospital No
2003 Theoretical & Practical Tissue Adhesive Assessment Certificate Royal Sussex Hospital No
2003 BLS Update Other Alfred Hospital No
2003 Fluid & Electrolyte Update Other Alfred Hospital No
2003 Arterial Blood Gas Package Other Alfred Hospital No
2002 Basic Food & Hygiene Other Highbury House Nursing Home No
2002 Manual Handling Other Highbury House Nursing Home No
2002 Current Challenges Influencing Best Practice When Caring for the Elderly Other Highbury House Nursing Home No
2002 Assertiveness Skills Workshop Other Highbury House Nursing Home No
2002 Managing People for Change Other Highbury House Nursing Home No
2001 Abuse Awareness/Challenging Behaviour Study Day Other Highbury House Nursing Home No
2000 Lifting & Handling Update Other Royal Sussex Hospital No
2000 Theoretical & Practical Tissue Adhesive Assessment Other Royal Sussex Hospital No
2000 Moving People Safely Training Other Royal Sussex Hospital No
2000 First Aid Update Other Highbury House Nursing Home No
1999 Grad Dip Professional Practice Graduate Diploma University of Ealing, London No
1999 Wider Perspective in Trauma Management Study Day Other Royal Sussex Hospital No
1999 ATNC Course Other Royal College of Nursing/Royal Sussex Hospital No
1999 ALS Defibrillation Update Other Royal Sussex Hospital No
1999 Paediatric Basic Life Support Other Royal Sussex Hospital No
1999 Management Studies Other University of Ealing No
1998 Research Awareness Other University of Ealing No
1987 Registered General Nurse Bachelor Degree Tunbridge Wells School of Nursing No

Tickets, Permits and Licences

Year Name Institution
2014 Nursing & Midwifery Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia No
2014 Nursing Australian Nursing Federation No

Achievements and Awards

Nominated and won the Quarterly Stars award for exemplary service. CNE 2011 Diamond Award due to increased patient training and retention rates. Introduced and recommended changes in systems, plans and procedures that improved response time and services.

IT Skills

Software Skills

  • Word (Intermediate)
  • Excel (Intermediate)
  • Power Point (Intermediate)