Employed as PMA. OPS2 for past 20+ years.
Prior to this career change I was an Enrolled Nurse at Murray Bridge Hospital.
Extensive experience in Domiciliary Care.
Good repore and communication skills with the clients and their families, the Team Leader, Personal Support Co-ordinator, Service Co-ordinators, Key contacts, Clinicians, and fellow PMAs Very basic language skills in Italian and Greek.
Proficient in manual handling practices.
Basic computer knowledge.
I am a good listener and like to think I make a difference in people’s lives. I am extremely fit and healthy
February 2012 to present.
Employed on a part time basis in the Adelaide Team at Domiciliary Care.
Undertook an around Australia caravanning adventure.
Unfortunately my husband became ill and passed away with terminal cancer six months into the trip. I had to undertake the role of full time carer, which certainly gave me another view of the health care system. Being a carer of a terminally ill spouse tested all of my knowledge and skills of an Enrolled nurse and PMA. I now have a better insight into how important the role of a carer is, and how we as health professionals need to honour and respect that.
Employed as a PMA in the Adelaide Team Domiciliary Care.
PMA working the night round and weekends as part of the Personal Care Program at Eastern Domiciliary Care.
Northern Domiciliary Care, employed part time as an OPS2 PMA working in the Northern region. During this employment I was surconded to Hillcrest to work in the physiotherapy department, where we under- took exercise programs to the residents.
Murray Mallee Community Health, Full time OPS2 PMA.
The role here was very diverse. I developed a sound knowledge of equipement as we not only delivered and installed but also had the job of cleaning it. PMAs had a good working relationship with the local GPs...