Hello everyone! I am Kartika Bhaskaran and I have hit the ground running as the new Quality Manager here at Ormiston Hospital. Quality is hugely important to the hospital, so my role is pivotal in ensuring all standards are met. I am a very thorough person so I can appreciate how crucial every detail is to our patient’s care.
I am enjoying getting to know the people here at Ormiston as well as my new role. My previous role was in Auckland Hospital where I was a RN at the Cardiovascular and Thoracic Intensive Care Unit. My time at Auckland Hospital has provided me with the skills I am able to apply at Ormiston Hospital, where my attention to detail and thoroughness were instrumental in my day-to-day work. I am currently studying part-time postgraduate studies in Master in Health Leadership, specialising in Clinical Quality and Safety at the University of Auckland – the learnings from which I apply to my role.
It is a pleasure to work for Ormiston Hospital. I want to thank everyone for the warm welcome that I have received and I look forward to meeting some of our patients in time. Like Ormiston, I believe in a culture that fosters no blame and encourages proactive safety behaviours. If you have any feedback or concerns on Quality matters, you can alternatively contact me by email, which is: Kartika.Bhaskaran@ormistonhospital.co.nz.