Rogers - Registered Nurse - Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Kim Rogers

Melbourne, VIC, Australia


Registered Nurse


Over thirty years experience as a Registered Nurse working in many disciplines. Excellent knowledge and skills base.

Work History

Clinical Manager of 72 bed high care aged care facility

Annerley Nursing Centre TriCare

Responsible for the following:
• Management of resident support services
• Management of clinical care of residents
• Management and development of staff and implementation of educational programs for the facility
• Liaison and consultation with families, EPOA's and medical practitioners/multidisciplinary teams regarding all matters of care of residents
• Management of continuous improvement programs across the facility

• Successfully achieved 3 year accreditation in April 2012.
• Successfully increased the ACFI funding for the facility, achieved one of the highest ACFI's across TriCare
• Overall assessment, review and implementation of improved clinical services/care of residents
• Introduction of Infection Control Officer, Wound Care RN, Palliative Care Coordinators, TENA Coordinators to improve resident care
• Implementation of Multidisciplinary Team to review, assess, make recommendations and implement better care for residents with complex needs
• Recruited and maintained a very stable Clinical and Care staff in the facility
• Developed and implemented relocation of offices in the facility to ensure a better work environment for staff and confidentiality of resident documentation and information
• Introduced a 12 month training calendar for staff with relevant education programs to up-skill staff and improve resident care
• Purchase of new clinical and other equipment for the facility
• Introduced MPS medication management system for the facility
• Decreased resident accident and incidents by 40% over a 12 month period
• Successfully managed difficult family/resident relationships with positive outcomes for all parties
• Successfully managed/mentored staff to achieve high level of care for residents with complex care needs including peritoneal dialysis, vacc dressings, SPC's, IDC'S, PEG's, complex wounds, spinal injuries, complex pain management, palliative care and challenging behaviours

Registered Nurse

ASEPS Nursing Agency Brisbane

responsible for the assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation of care for patients in acute care settings,
which included placements in ICU, CCU and post operative recovery.

Registered Nurse

NURSEline Healthcare Personnel Hobart

responsible for the assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation of care for patients in acute care settings, including ICU, CCU, Emergency Department, medical, surgical, HME, aged care and rehabilitation units across a number of hospitals/aged care facilities in Hobart.

Deputy Director of Care Services

St Ann's Homes Inc

Responsible for the overall clinical and operational management of St Ann's, Compton Downs, 107 bed aged care facility with dementia unit at Old Beach.
Responsible for the following:
• Management of resident support services
• Management of clinical care of residents
• Management of all clinical/care staff in the facility
• Management, development and implementation of educational programs for care staff
• Management of continuous improvement programs
• Liaison with medical practitioners and multidisciplinary teams regarding clinical care of residents.

Registered Nurse, the Royal Hobart Hospital ICU

Tasmania and the Royal Hobart Hospital

and have worked in the Intensive Care Units of both hospitals.

Registered Nurse

University of Canberra

worked in the Canberra Hospital; ICU, CCU and ED. Completed Graduate Diploma in Critical Care Nursing through the University of Canberra, with Distinction level grades.

Compliance/Quality Manager

Was offered this position as a result of a restructure to further develop and implement the new AQTF standards for Registered Training Organisations.
Chief Executive Officer (2002)
* Monitor the strategic direction of the organisation, reviewed/formulated and implementing a business plan ((financial, human resources, operations in accordance with quality management standards)
* Reviewed, developed and monitor educational policies and procedures and training courses of the organisation
* Provide leadership to ensure that the centre achieves its strategic and operational objectives
* Manage the operational budget
* Write submissions, tenders, reports and correspondence relating to the organisation's business activities
* Conduct training courses for the organisation
* Liaise and negotiate with government organisations, non-government organisations, private enterprise, professionals, clients, and unions and other stakeholders to achieve the organisation's objectives


Capital Health Call and Canberra Education Centre

Management Consultant

Undertook a total review of the organisation's strategic and operational opportunities and restructure of the business
* Developed a strategic plan and restructured the business, including committee structures, lines of responsibility and communication channels)
* Developed and implemented organisational and quality improvement policies and procedures
* Developed and implemented position descriptions, selection criteria, recruitment processes, staff orientation process, staff professional development plans, leave calendar and review the administration of personnel records
* Developed an action plan to support improvements to financial operations
* Ensured the CEC achieved Registered Training Organisation status

Registered Nurse

National Capital Private Hospital

Registered General Nurse

Intensive Care Unit

Surgical Ward (1999)
* Assessed, diagnosed, planned, implemented and evaluated nursing care for cardio-thoracic, intensive care patients and surgical patients
* Completed the Hospital Advanced Life Support Training Program and gained the capacity to lead a team in cardiac arrest situations within the hospital
* Practiced as a Somatic Integration Therapist and assisted number of private clients in the community with trauma related problems

Registered General Nurse

Calvary Hospital

Assessed, diagnosed, planned, implemented and evaluated nursing care for medical/emergency patients

Clinical Nurse Consultant

Children Dependent on Technology Project

Managed all aspects of this project for three ventilator dependent children living in the ACT Community
* Assessed, developed, planned, implemented and evaluated client's support plans and care procedures
* Maintained all medical equipment and ordered all medical supplies
* Managed, recruited and trained all staff, developed and implemented staff rosters and conducted staff meetings
* Managed, developed and implemented training programs for staff
* Consulted with parents, doctors, professionals and organisations regarding the ongoing care of the children
* Developed, implemented and evaluated operational policies and procedures
* Completed quarterly reports for the ACT Department of Health

Registered Nurse

Intensive Care Unit

Assessed, diagnosed, planned, implemented and evaluated nursing care patients at The Canberra Hospital

Registered Psychiatric Nurse

Psychiatric Unit, the Canberra Hospital

Assessed, diagnosed, planned, implemented and evaluated nursing care to patients at The Canberra Hospital

Manager - Purchasing and Contracting, ACT Health (1996)
* Was offered this positions as a result of a restructure of the Department of Health
* Developed the ACT Community Care contract and the Canberra Hospital contract
* Led a team that negotiated and developed over 100 contracts within the government and non-government sectors
* Consulted and negotiated with government and non-government agencies on all aspects of purchasing and contracting
* Provided advice to senior management and government on program and policy issues, which included briefs, ministerial statements and other correspondence
* Represented the section at conferences and meetings
* Participated in research, policy development and more complex project work

ACT Health and Community Care (1995)
Manager - Aged and Disability Section, Purchasing and Development,
* Managed the funding of government and non-government organisations ($15 million budget) and consulted/negotiated with government and non-government agencies, on all aspects of the funding program
Assistant Director, Policy and Projects, Residential Services - Disability Services
* Directed/managed the Policy and Project Team within the Section, i.e. developed and implemented the Residential Services Business and Quality Management Plan for 1995/96
* Developed forty operational policies, a comprehensive consumer assessment tool, individual plan for consumers, an emergency flip chart for group houses/hostels and a consumer support plan
* Reviewed and implemented new consumer files formats and a consumer/agency service agreement
* Upgraded the consumer database
* Reviewed and streamlined the accounting practices across group houses and hostels and the communication mechanisms across a highly decentralised service
* Participated in numerous Community Programs Branch project teams that were developing a broad policy on housing options for...

Acting Director

Residential Services

Directed/managed Disability Residential Services across the ACT

Prior to 1994
Assistant Director/Acting Director, Residential Services - Disability Services
Clinical Nurse Consultant - Psychiatric, Resource and Assessment Team, ACT Housing and Community Services Bureau
Registered General Nurse - Coronary Care Unit, Woden Valley Hospital, ACT Nursing Service, Goondee Nursing Home, Strathfield, Sydney, NSW, Bathurst Nursing Home, St Vincent's Private Hospital, Darlinghurst, Sydney NSW, Medox Nursing Agency, Sydney, Prince Henry Hospital, Sydney, Cardio-thoracic Recovery Unit
Registered Psychiatric Nurse - Psychiatric Unit, Calvary Hospital (1990), Prison Medical Service, NSW (1989), Bloomfield Hospital, Rozelle Psychiatric Hospital, Sydney, Rydalmere Hospital, Sydney (1975)

Director, Company Secretary/Treasurer

Aymquale Pty Ltd

Company Secretary

Conflict Resolution Consultant/Trainer

Central West Adult Education College

Formed Pathways Human Awareness Resource Centre, training and educational organisation (1986)

Occupational Health and Safety Nurse

Birds Eye, Bathurst

Deputy Director of Nursing and Acting Director of Nursing

HCA St Andrews Hospital

Also, In-service Education Coordinator, Quality Assurance Coordinator, Fire and Safety Coordinator

Night Duty Supervisor

Prince Henry Hospital

Director of Nursing

Strathfield, Sydney

Registered Nurse

Canossa Private Hospital

responsible for the assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation of care for patients in rehabilitation nursing.

Qualifications & Certifications

Graduate Diploma in Critical Care

Canberra University

General Nursing

Prince Henry, Prince of Wales Hospitals

Psychiatric Nursing

Rydalmere Hosptial

Secretarial Studies

Blacktown Technical College

Seven Hills High

Bachelor of Nursing

Deakin University


Canberra Education Centre

TriCare Annerley Nursing Centre

Canberra Education Centre

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