Ormiston Hospital has new Infection Prevention & Control Nurse – Nachelle Hart, although new to the role Nachelle is not new to Ormiston.
Nachelle first joined Ormiston Hospital when we first opened in 2009, and considers herself ‘part of the furniture.’ She explains “I had the opportunity of working at Ormiston Hospital on the Ward when we first opened, previous to that I had been nursing since 2001 predominately in the public sector.”
Nachelle saw the opportunity to develop her career further with Ormiston as the IPC Nurse became available. With her combined experience as a nurse and with the organisation Nachelle is well equipped for the role. And Nachelle is passionate about delivering outstanding patient care.
Infection prevention and control are pivotal to our Hospital’s success and hugely important for both our staff and patient safety. The role is a more senior role for Nachelle which will mean she will spend less time with patients and more time reviewing audits and standards as well as supporting staff in order to deliver the very best patient care.
COVID-19 adds an extra layer of surveillance and communication to this role, as Nachelle keeps our team updated on how we all address this ever-changing situation. “Ormiston Hospital has navigated COVID-19 with extreme caution, since it’s initial outbreak, we have not hesitated in turning both staff and patients away from our hospital in order to protect everyone, I will continue to work alongside our team towards keeping Ormiston Hospital COVID-19 negative.” Says Nachelle.
Developing a meaningful clinical career is possible at Ormiston Hospital, we encourage our team to try different roles within the hospital environment, as different people bring different strengths to our team. It is great to have a nurse in this role with so much experience as she can understand the challenges from both our team of nurses and our patients. It is a big role for Nachelle, but we know she is the right person for the job!