ACNM - PAR Nursing Service, Hawke's Bay DHB, Hastings, NZ
Philippa (Pip)’s background is in Intensive Care where a solid framework for practice was formed with the Critical Care course and Post Graduate diploma in Specialty nursing practice (Critical care). Overseas experiences saw Pip develop a broader sense of healthcare and what it meant to work in another culture and corporate healthcare model whilst in Saudi Arabia. This experience afforded new opportunities within nursing where she became an oral maxillofacial nurse. This role was divided into being the theatre coordinator for trauma for OMFS, coordinating the cleft lip and palate clinics, orthognathic elective cases and providing intravenous sedation for clinic based extractions, implants and bone grafts for example.
On returning to Hawke’s Bay she was offered the position of Specialty clinical nurse with the PAR Service and subsequently ACNM of the PAR Service. Pip loves the role of leading the PAR service and in particular is passionate about supporting and educating her nursing colleagues in order to inclusively deliver treatment and management of the deteriorating patient.