The workplace is changing, and in these challenging times work-life balance is at the forefront of workers preference for employment. Working in a unique position as a nurse has enabled me to understand what keeps morale high, how the design of work keeps people safe, what internal and external pressures influence performance, and above all - what creates a positive workplace culture.
Working primarily in a high hazard (HHU) petrochemical site in addition to oil, gas, engineering, daily & construction, I have vast experience in the prevention of injury, illness and occupational disease, I understand the relationship between health and work, the implementation and requirements of health monitoring, and the importance of health and wellbeing procedures and policies.
I have a sound knowledge of relevant legislation pertaining to both healthcare standards and the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015. This includes specific biological, chemical, physical and psychosocial health risks and their subsequent controls.
I am able to understand both individual health and workplace operations in order to accurately identify any health and safety concerns from both an individual and business perspective. This may include workplace support for ongoing health conditions such as diabetes, addiction, head injuries, asthma, cardiovascular disease, arthritis/musculoskeletal discomfort and beyond.
I am an active member of the New Zealand Occupational Health Nurses Association (NZOHNA) working in the Technical Skills team (supported by Worksafe) to ensure OHN's continue to follow best practice Audiometry & Spirometry. In addition, creating & launching the NZOHNA Mentoring Program in 2016 alongside two members of the association.
"What is most important? He Tangata, He Tangata, He Tanagata. It is the people, the people, the people"
- New Zealand Occupational Health Nurses' Association
- Bachelor of Nursing (BN)
Registered Nurse (RN)
Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety Managment (Dip OSH)