Meet Jessica, Ormiston Hospital’s Pre-Operative Team Leader, who started at Ormiston Hospital working on the Ward, and then moved to Pre-Op where she has recently been promoted to Team Leader. Jessica has provided an insight into what it’s like to work in a leading facility and alongside her team of highly regarded clinical professionals. For more information on joining the team at Ormiston, please visit our careers page.
1. How long have you been a nurse? And how long have you been working at Ormiston?
I have been a nurse for 4 years and have been working at Ormiston Hospital for 2 years
2. What led you or inspired you into becoming a nurse?
I didn’t have a specific moment where I knew what I really wanted to be however, I really enjoyed human biology and originally wanted to work with children so started thinking about nursing as a career. I think what drew me is the idea that nursing could take you anywhere around the world and that there were endless opportunities within your career.
3. What is a patient success story that stands out for you?
When I first started working on the ward at Ormiston Hospital, I looked after a mastectomy patient. Caring for her post-operatively, I was able to help her through an emotional time and assist her in her recovery.
4. What do you enjoy about working for Ormiston Hospital?
I really enjoy working with such a diverse group of people. From the surgeon’s to our nurses and our support staff and everyone in between. This includes a special mention to my team of both Pre-Admission and Pre-Operative Nurses, I feel very privileged to work alongside such amazing people.
5. Where would you like to take your nursing career? Is there further study or career ambitions that you might have?
I am very fortunate this year to have been given the opportunity to be the Pre-Operative Team Leader for Ormiston. I am really enjoying the management side of nursing and would like to continue my training further in leadership and management.
6. What is the most interesting about your job?
The most interesting part of my job would be working closely with each department ensuring I contribute to the high level of service Ormiston provides to the whole patient process.
7. What would you ask Santa for Christmas?
This year I would ask Santa for a vaccine, so we can get back to some sort of normality, but more importantly so the boarders could open, and we can visit family overseas.