Nov 06, 2023
Thanks to funding from education provider Ausmed, Grace Lelo, a proudly Fijian Nurse Unit Manager, will soon commence a Post-graduate Certificate in Leadership through the University of Tasmania, bringing her one step closer to her dream of being a leader and role model for leadership Pacific and Indigenous communities.
Grace has been a Registered Nurse for 12 years, working in many different areas such as Women’s Health, Maternity and Surgical nursing across many specialities.
In her current role as Nurse Unit Manager of the Overnight Ward and Day Surgery at Ramsay Surgical Centre Glenferrie, Grace plays an integral leadership role.
“I oversee and coordinate the day-to-day activities of the nursing team to provide efficient and effective operation of the ward while providing high-quality patient care.”
“Leadership in nursing has always been a passion of mine and throughout my career journey I have had some influential role models and mentors and I would love to be this for others.
“Stepping up to NUM in my new position felt like a natural progression in my career and I am enjoying the new challenges and role.”
Next year Grace will take her leadership development to the next level when she commences her postgraduate studies in Leadership in Nursing.
“I have been fortunate to be offered a scholarship opportunity funded by Ausmed, which will enable me to pursue postgraduate studies in Leadership in Nursing at the University of Tasmania.”
“This endeavour marks a significant step forward in my nursing career, and I am enthusiastic about the growth and development it will facilitate in my professional journey.”
“My aspiration is to contribute to the healthcare sector and support Ramsay in providing dedicated care to the Pacific community. I would like to be a professional advocate for the Pacific community's healthcare needs, ensuring that their unique requirements are met and their voices are heard within the organisation.
“I am committed to facilitating a more inclusive and effective healthcare approach that caters to the diverse and evolving healthcare demands of the Pacific community in Australia.”