AUSTRALIA Susan

Sue

Feb 12, 2020

Australia

What is your job title?

Clinical Nurse Specialist (rehabilitation)

At which Ramsay site do you work?

Tamara Private Hospital in Tamworth

For how long have you worked at Ramsay?

I have worked at Tamara Private Hospital for 29 years, starting as an Enrolled Nurse and later an Endorsed Enrolled Nurse. 2014 – 2019 is a blur of study and learning new skills after attending the Bachelor of Nursing, Ramsay GradPlus program and a Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation. In November 2019 I achieved my goal to become a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) specialising in rehabilitation nursing.

What is your favourite thing about being a nurse?

Caring for people by making difficult times in their lives a little easier.

What are you passionate about?

Rehabilitation nursing! The thing I love about rehabilitation nursing is that everyone improves by the time they leave hospital. The improvement is individual and sometimes not as much as the patient hoped to achieve but there is always a level of improvement. I like knowing I have assisted in goal achievement and positive outcomes for my patients.

What are your aspirations for the future?

Professionally, to be the best rehabilitation CNS I can be. Personally, to stop and smell the roses and slow my life down.