Jun 29, 2021


My name is Charlene and I’ve worked at Ramsay Cairns for 1 year and 4 months.

Describe your job without using a position title?

My role involves co-ordinating and providing education to all clinical staff and some elements to non-clinical staff. I have the privilege of assisting staff to improve their knowledge and skillsets in a variety of different areas, in order to provide safe practice and effective patient care.

What motivates you and why?

I have always loved learning new things and when I became a nurse, this opened up so many opportunities for me to learn. I feel privileged to be someone who has cared for the critically ill and be a part of their journey to recovery. Having been exposed to this environment, I wanted to share my knowledge and skills with others. My moto is ‘if you can plant the seed and nourish it, then wonderful things can grow from it’.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

Play guitar – I just haven’t got around to it yet.

What does the Year of Health and Care Workers mean to you?

The last year has been so difficult for all healthcare workers and has had a ripple effect on many people. Watching the team spirit of our healthcare workers band together to get through this tough time and get the job done with a smile on their face means everything. I am so proud to be able to say I work in healthcare.

What would you say to inspire future generations of workers in health care?

I would say to future generations: ask lots of questions and be open to change. Open your mind to learning new things, as this career path is full of opportunities. Have a sense of humour and enjoy the journey!