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Skye Parsons

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    Roles

    • 2004: Registered Nurse, mainly working in Paediatrics both within Australia and in the UK (London)
      2007: Graduate Diploma of Midwifery Nepean Hospital
      2008-2012: Registered Midwife Royal Prince Alfred Hospital New Grad Year and then as Delivery Ward Midwife
    • 2012-2015: Clinical Midwifery Specialist: RPA Hospital – The role involved clinical consultancy, clinical leadership, education and advocacy, with the key aim to provide effective and appropriate care to maximise the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their infants throughout pregnancy, labour, birth and in the postnatal period. I have been able to provide culturally appropriate care and have strengthened, encouraged, supported and empowered Aboriginal families throughout this time.
    • 2015-2019:Clinical Midwifery Consultant RPA (Position regraded)
    • 2016-2018 Secondment: NSW Ministry of Health: Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery Strategy – My role commenced as Project Officer for the Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery Strategy and has primarily been associated with recruitment and retention of the Aboriginal nursing workforce through the support of cadetships and scholarships to our Aboriginal undergraduate nursing and midwifery students in NSW.
    • 2017-2019: Casual academic: Aboriginal Mothers and Babies HealthTeaching course content to both Graduate Diploma of Midwifery and Bachelor of Midwifery Students (2ndYear) with the aim to enhance students’ understanding and awareness of the issues related to the health of Indigenous people in Australia. The content includes a focus on health conditions and outcomes that more commonly occur in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and babies, and includes examining causal pathways and programs developed to support optimal health.

    Awards

    • 2014 Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards: Aboriginal and Torres Strait ISlander Health
    • 2016 Young Midwifery leader: Chosen to represent Australia among 32 young midwife leaders from around the world to meet in Copenhagen, Denmark. The event was sponsored by the ICM and WHO. It was part of the “Women Deliver” conference.

    Education

    • Bachelor of NUrsing
    • Graduate Diploma of Midwifery
    • Masters of Indigenous Health

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