Nicole has been a Registered Nurse since 1992 after completing her training at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne. She then worked in Mackay, North Queensland for 2 years and following that spent several years travelling and working in the UK.
She returned to Melbourne in 1997 and began Agency Nursing, working in a variety of health care systems before settling into Masada Private Hospital, East St Kilda working with a large Jewish population.
In 2004 she returned to Shepparton to be closer to her family and began employment at the Shepparton Private Hospital working in medical, surgical, and high dependency; and at the Shepparton & Surgical Endoscopy Group, assisting Surgeons with minor procedures, wound management and post op care and education.
Nicole has been employed at Rumbalara Medical Centre, Mooroopna, for the past 13 years working amongst the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community. She has developed a wonderful rapport within the Community and has performed a wide variety of tasks including triage and clinical assessments, pathology collection, wound care, Health Assessments and Care Plans, assisting GPs with minor procedures, and providing education and promoting health care.
During the pandemic, Nicole completed her COVID vaccination training and developed skills in clinical consideration, administration, and storage of COVID vaccines policies and procedures.
She has been involved in co-ordinating visiting Allied Health Specialists such as a Podiatrist and Dietitian in regard to referrals, appointments and follow up care and assists Rumbalara’s visiting Obstetrician & Gynaecologist with procedures such as cervical screening, colposcopy, and contraceptive procedures.
She has an interest in Women’s Health and has a role in attending to recalls, promoting women’s health and educating women in the community on the importance of mammograms and cervical screening. Nicole is currently completing her Cervical Screening Course through Sexual Health Victoria as well as her Immunisation Provider Course with the Benchmarque Group.