Get to know: Vicki, our Community Nurse

Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Get to know: Vicki, our Community Nurse

The best way to get the best health outcomes for our community is to select talented, passionate team members who truly love what they do - helping people.  Vicki, our community nurse, is a prime example. 

Hi Vicki! How long have you been with Inspiro?

I've been with Inspiro for 11 years this August. I'm a Registered Nurse and Midwife. I did hospital training as a nurse and later did a Degree in Nursing, majoring in Community Health.

I worked as a midwife at MMC Birth Center for 15 years, then at Family Planning Victoria as a Sexual & Reproductive Health Nurse for 15 years before coming to Inspiro.

What do you do at Inspiro?

My role as Community Health Nurse and Midwife covers many programs.

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies is a program that I am very passionate about as it supports some of our most vulnerable at a very special time of their lives.

Other programs I work with clients on are Smoking Cessation and Sexual Health. I'm also a support for the IDEAS (Type 2 diabetes) program.

Recently, I've started working on “Cancer Survivorship”. This program will support people who have finished cancer treatment to navigate our Community Health service to allow for improved health outcomes.

The best part about your job?

The staff of course!

Can you tell us about a project you're working on now?

I am part of a team working on engaging priority populations regarding COVID-19 Vaccination. This will be something we train staff staff about so that clients get the most accurate information regarding COVID-19 Vaccination.

What are you reading, watching or listening to right now?

I've just started a new book called “Wearing Paper Dresses”. This was written by a Victorian woman, Anne Brinsden, who is a friend of a friend of my sister.

I'm watching anything on Netflix. I recommend “Green Book”, for when you need to watch something nice.

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