Alberto – Registered Nurse
Nurses are an essential part of our Care Community teams. We chatted with Alberto who has been at Opal HealthCare for almost five years and loves his job. He started as an Assistant in Nursing, then continued to train and work as a Registered Nurse before progressing his career as a Clinical Educator.
He believes that the difference with working on an acute care ward and in aged care is all about relationships. With acute care the goal is to stabalise the patients whereas with residential aged care the goal is to ensure residents receive the best quality of life possible. He says that you can maintain your clinical skills as well as using critical thinking skills and leadership skills, giving a broader range of experience than in a hospital setting. Dealing with families will allow you to approach a challenge in a holistic way.
The passion that drives him is to teach a new generation of nurses and to enable them to learn that there are many opportunities in aged care and that there are so many stories left untold.