Collins Street Medical Centre

AGPAL Accredited General Practice

Quality and Innovation in Healthcare

Cynthia Santos

Cynthia Santos joined the team at CSMC in July this year.

We are indeed fortunate to have someone with Cynthia’s experience as part of the team. Cynthia has more than 10 years experience across a wide range of disciplines including – ICU, CCU, maternity, paediatric, neurology, travel health and chronic disease management. Cynthia is also accredited PAP Nurse and enjoys working with people to improve their health. Cynthia’s enthusiasm and skills ensure she is wonderful asset for the patients at the clinic.

Practice Nurses

Our General Practice Nurses are Division 1 Registered Nurses who have undergone extensive training in General Practice nursing after working in Hospital settings. They help in patient assessment and see most new patients to complete baseline information and help with the care of shared antenatal patients.

Our Practice Nurses are Immunisation Accredited and provide most childhood and adult vaccinations.

They assess new patients, help with chronic disease management and assist with GP Management and Team Care Plans.

Practice Nurses at Collins Street Medical Centre


Practice Nurses at Collins Street Medical Centre:

Andrea Burke

Andrea Burke has returned from maternity leave

Before joining Collins Street, Andrea worked as an Occupational Health Supervisor and Nurse Immuniser with Corporate Health Management. During her time at CHM, Andrea trained and supervised the WorkHealth Program, facilitated and delivered diabetes educational modules, became a Life! facilitator, delivered Executive Health Checks – including exercise assessments and writing comprehensive health reports and provided MoleMap skin checks.

Prior to the corporate environment Andrea spent a number of years as a registered nurse in various hospitals and environments; including The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne and Alice Springs Hospital, Northern Territory. Andrea has experience on medical, surgical, day procedure, cardiac, palliative care and orthopaedic wards.

With a strong passion for continuing professional education and Andrea brings a diverse range of skills and experience to add to our strong nursing team at Collins Street.

Samantha Chiu

Practice Nurse - SamSam holds a double degree in a Bachelor of Nursing and Applied Science (Health Promotion), graduating in 2000. She has extensive experience as a Practice Nurse over the last 10yrs and enjoys all facets of General Practice.

Sam has also had nursing experience in General, Colorectal, Urology, Theatre, Special Care Nursery, Neonatal Intensive Care, Cosmetic Surgery, Travel Medicine, Corporate Health, as a Clinical Preceptor for Masters of Nursing students from Melbourne University and in the Mother Baby Unit.

Sam re joins the the Practice Nurse team at Collins Street Medical Centre, working each Tuesday and Wednesday.

Qualifications

  • Registered Nurse Division 1
  • Special Care Nursery Certificate
  • Grad Dip Cert NICU
  • Accredited Nurse Immuniser
  • Ear Irrigation certificate
  • Diabetes Management Certificate
  • Wound Management Certificate

Current Position

  • Practice Nurse at CSMC since 2009
  • Nurse In Charge at the Mother Baby Unit, Mitcham Private Hospital

Interests

  • Travel, Baking, Discovering good eateries, Sharing a good laugh, Reading, Music and Dancing/Zumba

Glenda Morris

Practice Nurse - GlendaGlenda has extensive Nursing experience with over 27 years specialising in orthopaedics, general acute and cardiac rehabilitation, palliative care, staff education and administration roles. Glenda has worked in roles of both autonomy/leadership and as a multi-disciplinary team of health professionals.

Glenda joined Collins Street Medical Centre in September 2010. She has completed ongoing professional development for General Practice nursing.

Qualifications

  • Registered Nurse of 27 years Graduated1983 RN Division 1
  • Midwifery Certificate -1985
  • Remedial Massage Therapist 2008

Nursing Roles

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist for Orthopaedics / Neurology /Road Trauma Rehabilitation
  • Acting Coordinator of Cardiac Rehabilitation Program (Outpatient)
  • Group Leader/Research Programs for Arthritis Programs for AFV ( Arthritis Foundation of Victoria) and Centre for Rheumatic Diseases – University of Melbourne
  • Staff Development Coordinator – OH&S, Clinical Educator
    Graduate Nurse Program Coordinator
  • Leadership roles as Associate Charge Nurse
  • Accredited Nurse Provider

Achievements

  • MA rating in accreditation for Education at Private hospital – orientation , OH&S,BLS, Falls Programs
  • Provided education sessions for Cardiac Health
  • Formulation of Health Assessment forms, Discharge planning
  • Initiated and coordinated Health promotion events
  • Education Sessions to local GP's

Personal

Maintains a healthy lifestyle by actively exercising and participating in Dragon Boat Racing ((Dragons Abreast) and sings in a community choir.

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