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Careers at Peninsula Health: Q&A with Kerry Strickland

Name: Kerry Strickland                  Job:  Aboriginal Healthy Start to Life Worker (RN) What does a typical day/shift in your role involve? I try to plan to see about three families a day with one day a week in the office to follow up on tasks. I also support the gathering place Playgroups on a Thursday as […]

Careers at Peninsula Health: Q&A with Nick Mavroudis

Name:  Nick Mavroudis Job:  Senior Audiologist Site that you’re based at:  Frankston Integrated Health Centre What does a typical day/shift in your role involve? Assessing children’s hearing in a sound treated room. This involves using a range of specialised techniques and equipment. It also involves engaging the child and making the assessment process as child […]

Careers at Peninsula Health: Q&A with Rebecca Cox

Name: Rebecca Cox Job: Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies social worker Sites that you’re based at:  All sites, predominantly Frankston. Rebecca is a member of the multi-disciplinary Children’s Services Team at Peninsula Health. She shares an insight into her role. What does a typical day/shift in your role involve? I am an outreach worker so I […]

Life lessons I’ve learnt as a graduate nurse

I would like to tell you all about one of the most challenging situations I’ve experienced in my career so far, as well as some important life lessons and realisations. It is true what they say that it’s easier to dwell on the bad things and forget the good, or even worse, the question that […]

Careers at Peninsula Health: Q&A with Meagan Walpole

Name: Meagan Walpole Job: Midwife, Women’s Health Unit, Frankston Hospital Meagan provides a behind the scenes look at the role of midwives on the Women’s Health Unit at Frankston Hospital. What does a typical day/shift in your role involve? A day on the Women’s Health Unit (WHU) starts with being allocated to a particular area/role […]

Careers at Peninsula Health: Q&A with Erin Robinson

Name: Erin Robinson Job: Emergency Department Nurse and Walker Ward Nurse Location: Rosebud Hospital What does a typical day/shift in your role involve? I work across the General Medicine Ward and Emergency Department (ED) at Rosebud Hospital – therefore each day is as different and challenging as the next. One day I can be helping […]

The challenges of nursing

As you are all aware my first rotation has been in the Emergency Department (ED). Though I had already experienced what it was like to work in the ED during a four week placement as a student, I am still in a state of awe over the amazing amount of effort and knowledge that every […]

Careers at Peninsula Health: Q&A with Troy Gedye

Name: Troy Gedye Job title: Emergency Department (ED) Ward Clerk How long have you worked at Peninsula Health?  I started at Peninsula Health at the end of 2012, but I didn’t start in ED until March 2013. So this is my fourth year now in ED. What does a typical day/shift in your role involve? […]

My first three weeks as a graduate nurse

Hello again! Hopefully the first blog wasn’t too much of a bore because I think this one will be the biggest help to all the nursing students out there. This blog will track my first three weeks at Peninsula Health. First day nerves Waking up I wasn’t nervous, the most exciting part of the morning […]

Briesha’s journey to becoming a graduate nurse

Hello all! My name is Briesha (pronounced Brie-sha) and I am one of sixty new graduate nurses at Peninsula Health. Let me start by saying what a pleasure it is to have the opportunity to write this blog and share my adventures, my daily struggles and fears, as well as my triumphs and achievements over […]