The Ramsay Way 2017 | 02 19 RAMSAY PEOPLE JOONDALUP NURSE TAKES OUT EXCELLENCE IN ENROLLED NURSING AWARD A Joondalup Health Campus (JHC) nurse has won the ‘Excellence in Enrolled Nursing’ category at the 2017 WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards. WA Premier Mark McGowan presented JHC Theatre Enrolled Nurse, Susan Dugay, with her award at the Perth Convention Centre in May. Susan was one of 33 high calibre nurses who were named finalists, including JHC Emergency Department Registered Nurse Marlise Brink who was nominated for the ‘Graduate of the Year’ category. Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer Karen Bradley said the award finalists had been selected from an inspiring field of nominees. “This year’s finalists come from all levels of experience and from a range of work and practice environments,” Ms Bradley said. “They were nominated by their colleagues and patients as exemplary nurses and midwives who are making a significant difference to their professions, their organisations and to the health of Western Australians.” Ms Bradley said Western Australia’s 37,500 nurses and midwives played a critical role in the State’s health system and were at the forefront of ensuring compassionate, safe and cost effective care. HESTA INNOVATION IN EDUCATION AWARDS Two Joondalup Health Campus (JHC) nurses have won Ramsay Health Care’s ‘HESTA Innovation in Education Award’. Graduate Coordinator Julie Jackson and Registered Nurse (RN) Graduate Facilitator Maggie Husain developed the ‘Registered Nurse Transition Program’, which was successfully implemented at JHC in 2015. The program enables JHC Enrolled Nurses (ENs), who have completed a Bachelor of Science (Nursing), to transition to the role of RN over a six month period. The program provides the support required to develop their skills, particularly in areas such as delegation and leadership. Previously ENs transitioning to the role of RN were required to undertake a 12 month graduate nursing program. “It streamlines the process without compromising the support, education and training of participants,” Julie said. “At the same time it frees up vacancies in the graduate program for those who are coming from university with no previous employment as a nurse.” So far 15 JHC nurses have made the transition and nine are currently participating. JHC Director of Clinical Services, Benjamin Irish, said the duo should be very happy with the result. “There were some 16 nominations for these awards so it is a very impressive effort,” he said. Westmead Private Hospital staff Karen Lovett and Sandra Southwell (pictured above) have also taken out a Hesta Innovation in Education Award. Their submission of Westmead Private Hospital’s Paediatric Journey Video was created as an educational tool to better educate our patients and their parents prior to admission. The purpose of the video is to ensure families are well-prepared to navigate the process of elective paediatric surgery. Sandra said with increased knowledge parents could be empowered to advocate for their child in hospital through and ensure a collaborative relationship with staff to achieve better outcomes for their children. The video helps prepare families for all aspects of the admission; pre admission preparation, surgery and recovery. New South Wales Barbara Maguire from North Shore Private’s birthing suite won Johnson & Johsnon’s NSW Midwife of the Year award, announced on International Midwives Day. Barbara was nominated by many families with one family quoted as saying: “Barbara was amazing during my labour. She took a painful experience and made my hubby and I calm and focused.” This award highlights the importance of midwives caring for mothers and advocating for the health and well-being of families in their care. Sue Engele, Director of Clinical Services at North Shore Private Hospital said: “We are so proud to share this special acknowledgment of Barbara. A Midwife for over 30 years, Barbara has been with North Shore Private for 18 years. She is highly respected by our Obstetricians and colleagues alike for her calm and kind manner, outstanding clinical knowledge and love for midwifery.” Graduate Coordinator Julie Jackson (front left) and Registered Nurse Graduate Facilitator Maggie Husain (front right) with their award. Joondalup Theatre Enrolled Nurse Susan Dugay.
The Ramsay Way - Winter 2017
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