Following the success of our first clinical fellowship, Safer Care Victoria welcomes eight new clinicians to undertake our second SCV fellowship.
Joining us in May 2019, our fellows will participate in a tailored one-year learning program. As part of the program they will help drive priority projects in healthcare improvement and learn valuable skills in project management, change management and leadership.
Meet the fellows
James Fowler is a paramedic and emergency nurse from the Royal Children’s Hospital. James has joined SCV to work in the Emergency Care Clinical Network Managing behaviours of concern project.
This initiative will identify and implement best practice management of behaviours of concern in the emergency care setting.
Christy Hatherley is a radiation therapist from the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. Christy joins SCV to work in the Mental Health Clinical Network on a project to improve the use of consumer reported experience and outcome measures to influence day to day clinical care in mental health services.
Nadia Jansons is a nuclear medicine technologist from Peninsula Health. Nadia has joined SCV to work in the Palliative Care Clinical Network on the Recognition and response to life limiting illness project.
This project will identify ways to improve timely recognition and response for life limiting illness.
Stephanie Lowe is a cardiorespiratory physiotherapist from Western Health. Stephanie joins SCV to work in the Infection Clinical Network on reducing infections associated with peripheral intravascular catheters.
Courtney Royston is a physiotherapist from The Alfred Hospital. Courtney joins SCV’s Renal Clinical Network to work on the Improving renal patient-provider communication and support project.
This project will identify best practice approaches to improving patient-provider communication for chronic kidney disease patients.
Priscilla Stephenson is a paediatric nurse from the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Children’s Hospital. Priscilla joins SCV to work on the Reducing clinical variation in paediatric adenotonsillectomy project within the Paediatric Clinical Network.
This project will improve shared decision-making and reduce geographic variation and readmission rates for patients who undergo adenotonsillectomy.
Jackie O’Connor is a dietitian from Eastern Health. Jackie has joined the Care of Older People Clinical Network to work on the Frailty recognition and response in the primary care setting project.
This initiative will develop a statewide, proactive, integrated, person-centred and community-based approach to frailty.
Megan Youngson is a registered nurse from Ballarat Health Services. Megan joins SCV to work in the Critical Care Clinical Network on the Supporting statewide Medical Emergency Team/rapid response project.
This project aims to standardise governance for medical emergency team (MET) response and improve home team involvement in MET response.