Pippa qualified as a Registered Nurse in 2002 commencing life as a nurse within the Surgical field, later to go on to find her niche in Emergency Care nursing. Pippa worked permanently in the Emergency Department (ED) at the WSH for 8 years, and has now tallied up 16 years of experience within various ED’s around the Eastern region. Pippa holds a specialist Emergency Nursing qualification.
Pippa joins us here at the UOS having had insight into nurse education as the clinical educator based within the Education team at the WSH in 2010. She has a specific interest in clinical skills and supporting practice mentors.
Pippa’s clinical roles have also included being an Infection Prevention audit nurse, where she gained governance and project management experience. A part of the audit nurse role included antimicrobial stewardship and surveillance of antibiotic usage, this was an enjoyable interprofessional role, as it required Pippa to work closely with pharmacy, medical, nursing, midwifery and managerial/senior nurse colleagues.
In 2014 Pippa commenced in a leadership and management role as a Unit Manager of the Acute Medical Unit (AMU) and Ambulatory Emergency Care Centre (AECC). Through innovation, change management and close team working the AECC area flourished and positively impacted on the hospital’s emergency care flow of patients. Pippa then went on from this role to gain an insight into service management of a business unit, requiring her to managing the ED, AMU and the Home IV therapy (HIT) Service. In this role her innovation and leadership skills sets were expanded upon.
Teaching and Other Responsibilities
Pippa’s specialist area is acute care, inclusive of initial patient assessment. She also really enjoys teaching other ED/AMU related clinical skills.
Pippa has most recently completed her MA in Clinical Effectiveness. Pippa is enthused by innovation, change management, demand and capacity, and evidence based practice topics.
Pippa will be undertaking a post-graduate certificate in Education for Health and Social Care Professionals shortly. During her MA studies she completed the ‘Supporting Practice Learners’ module, she was also an active Mentor with sign off status.