To celebrate International Women's Day we interviewed our wonderful Registered Nurse, Bronwyn.

Bronwyn joined PBI in September 2021 as a Registered Nurse within the Clinical Trials Unit team, working closely with participants and supporting them through their clinical trial journey.

After 30 years+ working in a variety of traditional nursing roles, Bronwyn decided to venture into the area of clincial trials to expand her nursing skills and contribute to the advancement of medicine.

We caught up with her to find out more about the amazing work she does.

What is your role and how do you work with our patients?

I am employed as a Registered Nurse with PBI. My role is predominantly undertaking nursing reviews of patients at clinic visits and completing clinical related tasks.  This includes monitoring of vital signs, undertaking ECG’s, blood collection, insertion of intravenous cannulas and any other nursing related duties that may arise. 

Patient centred care is pivotal to providing excellence in nursing care and although my review of patients is very task oriented, I take the opportunity to get to know each one of them, to understand and take an interest in their individual circumstances.

In addition, I have been undertaking the development of competencies and preparation of power point presentations for clinical training related to each of the trial studies. I have also developed specific clinical policies related to infection control and nursing specific duties.

What is the most rewarding part of your role?

Being part of a small team who work well together, respect each other’s roles and help each other out.  Also meeting each of the patient’s of PBI and being part of their care.

Bronwyn is on the left, enjoying life!

Can you tell us about your career highlights?

I have been a nurse for 30+years - a career I always aspired to and one I still thoroughly enjoy today. There have been many highlights, from achieving my initial bachelor’s degree, to completing further studies, including a post graduate degree in midwifery, and post graduate certificate in infection control.

In 2010, I was asked to take on the position of Director of Nursing at a private hospital and lead the hospital to become the first in WA to achieve accreditation status to the National Standards introduced in 2012. This was an extremely demanding position but one I was very proud to undertake for over 10 years.  I left this position last year feeling it was time to seek other opportunities.

What does the future hold for you?

Nursing provides a vast range of opportunities. I have had so many different experiences throughout the last 30 years – who knows what the future may hold, but without a doubt providing excellent patient care remains at the forefront of my career.

Thank you to Bronwyn for sharing her journey in celebration of International Women's Day - the world is happier and healthier because of you.