Croft - Registered Nurse - Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Michelle Croft

Brisbane, QLD, Australia


Registered Nurse


medication administration, wound care, palliative care, S/C and IM injections, dangerous drug handling and administration, incident reports, falls, falls risk, ACFI, general aged care nursing, personal care of aged care residents mobile and immobile, all responsibilities that come with being a registered nurse within an aged care facility

Work History

Currently Registered Nurse

Personal Carer

From April 2013


*Personal Care of aged residents for 6 weeks, including - Help with ADL's, personal hygiene, feeding, dressing,
toileting, transfers, stand up lifter, sling hoist, PAC care, incontinence care day, evening and night shift.
*Paid for nursing registration and began Registered Nursing at night - Responsible for all residents cares,
medications, emergency situations, palliative care, s8 PRN pain relief, wounds, falls, incidents, diabetics,
Emergency hospitalisation, death of a resident, worked within secure Dementia ward (Cartwright North and
South) amongst potentially aggressive and volatile residents.
*Worked Night Shift for approximately 10 weeks, transferred to evenings to gain more hands on experience.
Learned to deal with infections, complex wounds and wound management, dealing with residents and their
families, brief stoma care, ACFI, evening shift medication rounds, administration of s8 via S/C and IM, warfarin
dosage adjustment, Dr's Phone orders for emergency administration of medication etc.
*Have currently been working both days and evening shifts attempting to gain as much registered nursing
experience as possible.

Registered Nurse

D Pavillion General Public Ward Noosa Private Hospital

July 2012 - August 2012

09.07.2012 - 17.08.2012
*General Registered Nursing Duties supervised by a Registered Nurse
*Administration of medication via various routes including IV, IM, Oral,
*Setting up and detachment of IV lines
*Wound care management
*Holistic Health care
*Pain management
*Patient interaction

Assist in intravenous administration of anaesthetic

Theatre Nursing Gympie Public Hospital

March 2011 - May 2011

14.03.2011 - 27.05.2011
*Practice in Anaesthesia administration to patients including children
*Assist in intravenous administration of anaesthetic
*Setting up and stripping down of operating theatre
*Assist in introducing patient into Operating Room
*Assist in patient recovery straight from theatre
*Assist in utensil delivery to surgeon
*Assist in setting up for surgical procedures
*Assist in proper and complete sanitisation of utensils used
*Assist in surgical procedures eg. Dental, tonsillectomies, gynaecological, endoscopies, knee replacements

Student Nurse

Paediatric Unit Gympie Public Hospital

March 2010 - May 2010

*Clean and change linen
*Close work with children
*Medication administration to children, toddlers, babies
*Assist with everyday living activities and hygienic needs of children, toddlers and babies
*Close personal interaction with children, toddlers and babies, as well as their carers

Student Nurse

Chemotherapy and Renal Units Gympie Public Hospital

August 2010 - September 2010

*Close personal interaction and communication with both Dialysis and Chemotherapy patients
*Setting up and stripping of Renal Dialysis Machines
*Interaction with Chemotherapy administration
*Blood transfusions before Chemotherapy
*Setting up of IV lines for both Renal and Chemotherapy patients
*Documentation, progress notes, Constant monitoring of patients undergoing both renal dialysis, chemotherapy and blood transfusions
*Appropriate waste disposal of radioactive waste
*Sanitised Cleaning of equipment used

Registered Nurse

QLD Australia

August 2009 - October 2009

*Close personal interaction with the elderly
*close personal interaction with palliative care patients
*Clean and change linen often whilst patient were occupying bed
*Aid in the everyday living activities of recovering patients eg. Toileting, general hygiene, washing, dressing etc
*Aid in the rehabilitation of patients, general help with walking, standing sitting, entering and exiting bed
*Patient manual handling
*Assist with eating
*Aid with medication delivery and administration

2IC Deli Manager

From November 2004

*Customer Service
*Cleaning of fresh food department including equipment
*Supervision and training of other employees
*Assist in the display ordering organization and fresh food maintenance of hot, cold and frozen food
*Communicate with customers

2IC Deli Manager

QLD Australia

May 2000 - February 2004

*Customer Service
*inventory restocking and display
*Communication with customers, staff trainees, managers and deliverers
*Assist the manager with managerial duties of the Delicatessen

Checkout operator

Franklins Fresh Noosa Junction

April 1998 - February 2000

Various Roles, April 1998 - Feb 2000
*Nightfill duties including restocking of shelves, cleaning and display
*Checkout operator including customer service cash handling, complaints, grocery packing
*Grocery including restocking of shelves unpacking of stock both on and off the floor
*Delicatessen handling of fresh food, cleaning, handling of hot food, ordering, customer service

Checkout Operator

Woolworths Wentworthville

*Receive payments by cash EFT and credit card
*Issue Receipts, handle customers and complaints
*Packing of groceries
*General cleaning duties

Noosa Care Inc. Carramar and Kabara Aged Care Facilities

Qualifications & Certifications

Bachelor of Nursing

Central Queensland University

Girraween Selective High School

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