Nikki has worked as a Registered Nurse in a Sub-Acute Psychiatric Ward, a Private Hospital setting, a Paediatric Unit and in a Trauma Orthopaedic Unit. While working in Trauma Orthopaedics (in 1997) and due to the large number of occupational injuries within the Trauma Unit, Nikki began her Post Graduate Diploma in Health (endorsed for Occupational Health) to try and prevent some of these injuries occurring. Nikki has a strong commitment to the provision of high quality injury/illness prevention and rehabilitation services. Nikki provides an integrated health and safety service that strongly encourages evidence based practices and is responsive to customer needs with the focus being Hazard Specific Injury and Illness Prevention.
John Barnes, CEO, stated in July 2018 “Nikki Edge works for Meadow Mushrooms Ltd as an Occupational Health Nurse, diligently looking after the health and wellbeing of our many staff – 540 at last count – across all shifts. Nikki knows our staff very well, is very proactive, and has spearheaded many of the improvements in our management of the health and safety of our staff. Nikki is a complete professional, has a positive outlook, and has added a lot of value to our business over the last 14 years. Nikki has really helped to reduce incidents and to improve health outcomes”
- New Zealand Occupational Health Nurses' Association
- RCpN, BN (1994) Otago Polytechnic, PGDipHSci (endorsed for Occupational Health) Otago 2000