Country/language: Australia / English
Bio: Susan Dyer RN, BSc(Hons), MNP is an Advanced Nurse Consultant working within the Nursing and Midwifery Clinical Practice Development Unit at the Women’s and Children’s Health Network. Susan works with nurses, midwives and interdisciplinary colleagues to facilitate Practice Development and Person-Centred Practice across a health network that supports clinical services in an acute hospital setting, rural and regional settings, for Women and Children within the clinical specialties of Midwifery, Mental health, Child and Family Health, Youth, Women’s Health and Safety, Vulnerable Communities, Disability Services and Paediatric Medicine and Surgical Services.
Country/language: Australian/ English speaking
Bio: I am a Registered general nurse with clinical expertise in stroke nursing. I am currently employed at the Lyell McEwin Hospital and prior to that at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, both located in Adelaide South Australia. I have been a Nurse Educator for the last 12 years and a part-time Nurse Consultant in Stroke since 2014. In 2020, I fully transitioned back into clinical practice and shift work as a Clinical Nurse and maintained my part-time role as a Nurse Consultant in Stroke. I completed PD school in 2014 and Advanced PD Facilitator program in Dec 2020. I am a committee member of the South Australian Practice Development Network (SAPDN). My focus in PD will by person-centred care for stroke patients.
Bio: I emigrated from the UK 20 years ago. I have an RN background predominantly in critical care nursing. For the past 10 years, I have worked in nurse education primarily as a CNE and then as a nurse educator managing deteriorating patient programs. My present role is Nurse Educator at The Sutherland Hospital with my main portfolio being Transition Coordinator for the GradStart Registered Nurses. As I evolve through my roles I feel a pull towards facilitating the process of learning rather than teaching. My passion is to assist others to be their best selves whether that be the GradStart RNs within the GradStart program or the CNEs that make up my greater team. Although I feel I am still fairly novice on the continuum when it comes to facilitation (including knowledge and experience) I wish to continue to grow my skill set in this area. I draw energy through working with others and learning from others and see everything we do as an opportunity to grow and develop.
Bio: I am a Nurse Educator with a broad range of clinical experience across Division of Medicine, Surgical Specialities and Anaesthetics and Critical Care. I am well practised in using the ‘PD’ approach to build relationships with colleagues across all the Divisions. I have been successful in building rapport with new staff and gaining the respect of colleagues in a short period of time.
Melanie Cook (Mel)
Country/language: Australia, English
Bio: Hold a Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Radiation Therapy) and Masters of Clinical Education. Worked clinically as a Radiation Therapist in New South Wales and Tasmania. Following Essentials of Care Facilitating and Advanced Practice Development I moved into project management; working as a Transforming Your Experience Coach which is SWSLHD approach to improving patient safety and culture. Most recently I have just started at CCLHD as the Cancer Services Innovation Manager. My role within Cancer Services is to ensure high-quality evidence-based care is being delivered to people living with cancer on the Central Coast.
Bio: Loraine Stephenson works for the Western Sydney Local Health District as a Practice Development & Quality Improvement Coordinator. She has recently completed her Blue band in Facilitation through HETI and is currently developing these skills to enable the facilitation of positive workplace culture. Loraine is interested in gaining insights on facilitation and practice and to understand her transition from a new facilitator to expert facilitator.
Bio: Padmini’s key areas of facilitation practice is around identifying our own strengths and working from a place of authenticity. Her past experience and current expertise is around Leading District-wide programs, Leadership, Management and Social Work. She is also an accredited Strength Profile facilitator and has helped individuals and teams to work towards achieving small and large scale change implementation. She has worked in the mentoring and coaching space within ISLHD.
Name: Kasey Medlow
Bio: I am a Registered Nurse, Nurse Educator working in the acute paediatric setting in Adelaide. I have worked in the clinical setting for the last 16 years and education/clinical for the last 12 years, among a few other roles and positions within the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. I have experience in implementing change through practice development. I also have a strong interest in team work and change practices overall. My experience is in surgical nursing and have most recently set up new clinics and teams within the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. I am also a committee member of the South Australian Practice Development Network (SAPDN).