Menu
News

Facilitator makes her mark at Kingaroy hospital

HELPING OUT: Jess Carrigan (left) shows graduate nurse Laura Hirth a medication procedure at Kingaroy Hospital.
HELPING OUT: Jess Carrigan (left) shows graduate nurse Laura Hirth a medication procedure at Kingaroy Hospital. Contributed

NO TWO days are the same for Kingaroy Hospital's clinical facilitator Jess Carrigan - one of the reasons she loves her job.

"My main role is to help graduate nurses transition into the facility,” Mrs Carrigan said.

"I support them to learn new clinical procedures, operate new equipment and generally help them out.

"There's not really a typical day so each day I just see what needs to be done.

"The team here at Kingaroy Hospital has been really supportive of the new role - they are a really great bunch of colleagues to work with.

"The grad nurses are doing a good job, I am really proud of them.”

Mrs Carrigan supports the six nurse graduates at the facility, drawing on her experience as a registered nurse at Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.

She and her husband Adam, a primary school teacher, moved to the South Burnett earlier this year.

Nurse unit manager Liz Sommerfeld said the new clinical facilitator role had added a lot of value in the short time it had been in place.

"Jess has done a great job in mentoring the graduate nurses to help them further develop their skills,” Mrs Sommerfeld said.

"It really helps to have an experienced nurse who doesn't have a patient load to support the graduate nurses and teach them skills on the job, so it's all very timely and relevant.”

Topics:  health kingaroy hospital

South Burnett

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Christmas spirit high in Marburg

IT'S CARNIVAL TIME:  Christmas Carnival sub-commitee chairman Norm Reinke can't wait for the next Marburg Christmas Carnival.

Don't miss the town's 49th annual Christmas carnival

Thousands raised for Toowoomba hospice care

WELL DONE: Withcott's Backyard Basement Op Shop raised  $3000 for Toowoomba Hospice Pastoral Care Service.

One Withcott Op Shop continues to support Toowoomba Hospice.

Zoo wraps up exciting spring

Maddi Robinson, 7, with Betty the baby wombat.

It's been a busy 'baby season' for zookeepers.

Local Partners