Maria supports the doctors by providing hands-on clinical care and is responsible for clinical based procedures and activities. She also assists with outpatient service’s procedures that are performed under local anaesthesia. Additionally, Maria manages the nurse team while developing and maintaining safety protocols to ensure best practice and consistent patient outcomes.
Maria brings with her a wealth of experience as a perioperative nurse in well-established hospitals in the Perth Metropolitan area and has worked in King Edward Memorial Hospital for more than 13 years, of which, more than 11 years as an invaluable member of the operating theatre. She has held the position of clinical nurse in theatre at King Edward Memorial Hospital for the last seven years and was also the clinical nurse specialist there with responsibility for clinical management of a department, leading the nurse team and promoting clinical standards, and quality of care.
She is currently enrolled in Diploma of Management, Certificate in Nursing Education with the Notre Dame University and a holder of Diploma of Health (Perioperative Nursing), Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, and Hospital Life Support Assessor Course.