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Bachelor of Nursing
Postgraduate Diploma Advanced Clinical Nursing - Neurosciences
Postgraduate Diploma Advanced Clinical Nursing - Intensive Care
Masters Healthcare Leadership
Position title
Director of Nursing
Knox Private Hospital
Loddon Mallee
Hume/North West
Barwon South Western
AHPRA registration number
Phone (professional)
03 9210 7001
Email (professional)

Professional biography

Summary of professional experience
I have 13 years extensive clinical experience in the areas of Neurosurgery and Intensive Care. Following this I moved into patient flow and Project Management roles that covered quality, safety and infection control. I have five years experience as Nurse Unit manager and Hospital Co-ordinator before moving into Senior Executive roles. I have been a Director of Nursing for six years as well as holding the General Manager role (in a dual) capacity for most of that time, in a 75 bed Medical/Surgical and Oncology facility. I moved to a larger facility in February 2018 and as the Director of Nursing I have oversight of the quality and safety program and drive initiatives and enthusiasm in our facility with passion and determination.
As the Director of Nursing in Healthscope's largest acute facility, I take my role and responsibility as a clinical leader very seriously and my driver is to ensure that we are always striving to deliver optimal outcomes to our patients every time.
Summary of incident review experience
I have broad experience with critical systems reviews across medical and surgical disciplines.
Daily I review, critique and examine patient journeys as a result of clinical or near miss incidents. I am well regarded within Healthscope as a senior clinician and driver of quality and safety programs and initiatives in order to improve patient outcomes.
I sit on various corporate Quality and Safety clinical clusters and currently Chair the End of Life working party, nationally.
I am passionate about identifying opportunities for improvement and improving awareness of quality and safety amongst the clinical workforce.
Summary of employment history
Feb 2018 - present - Director of Nursing - Knox Private Hospital
2012 - Feb 2018
General Manager/Director of Nursing - Ringwood Private Hospital
2006 – 2012: Various roles throughout Healthscope sites
• Member of project team to evaluate Pharmacy Services across Healthscope 2015
• Hospital Co-ordinator
• Clinical Educator/State Education Co-ordinator
• Quality Projects /Infection Control Co-ordinator/Work, Health and Safety Co-ordinator
• Project Manager – introduction of inpatient rehabilitation at Cotham Private
• Nurse Unit Manager

1993 – 2006: The Royal Melbourne Hospital roles included:
• Clinical/Education and Management experience/roles in Neurosurgery, Neurology and Intensive Care
• Neurosurgery Access Co-ordinator – including establishment of pre-admission service and waiting list management
• Course Co-ordinator: Post graduate diploma of advanced clinical nursing - Neurosciences, dual appointment with The University of Melbourne
Have you completed root cause analysis (RCA) training in the past 3 years?

Page last updated: 07 Dec 2018