Resthaven recognises Julie Tansing’s achievements

Clinical nurse Julie Tansing is celebrating 20 years with south Australia aged care provider Resthaven this week.

Clinical nurse Julie Tansing is celebrating 20 years with South Australia aged care provider Resthaven this week, along with 54 years in the nursing profession.

In the last two decades as an integral part of the Resthaven clinical team, Ms Tansing has spearheaded a specialised Parkinson’s disease training program for staff across the organisation.

Julie Tansing as a young nurse 1972

Starting her nursing career in 1969 working in hospitals, the community and doctor’s clinics, Ms Tansing joined Resthaven in 2003 as a trainer.

She soon became program manager of training and development – now called workforce development – before becoming preceptor of Resthaven’s transition to professional practice program in 2012, where she mentored nurses.

Now, as clinical nurse workforce development, Ms Tansing visits staff across Resthaven to pass on her in-depth knowledge of Parkinson’s disease to help improve clients’ everyday experience and long-term quality of life. Resthaven is also a corporate member of the Australian College of Nursing and Ms Tansing is on the leadership team.

On reaching her 20th anniversary with Resthaven, Ms Tansing said there have been moments of both great challenge and reward.

“It was a special time for me when I worked with the graduate nurses, nurturing them to grow into the professionals they are today; and now, I find a lot of fulfilment in conducting specialised Parkinson’s disease training for our current workforce – a diagnosis I am both personally and professionally motivated towards,” she said.

Ms Tansing said she has enjoyed imparting her knowledge to others and implementing an important education program for the future of aged care during her time at Resthaven to date. “It is a real honour for me, and looking back, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else.”

To mark the occasion, the Resthaven board and executive team is celebrating Ms Tansing’s 20 years of service at the annual Resthaven Staff Appreciation Awards on 14 July.

Resthaven’s executive manager people and culture Sylvia Powell said Ms Tansing had been instrumental in advancing the organisation’s workforce development offering.

Sylvia Powell

“Her personal commitment to ongoing learning has led to the expansion of greater staff development opportunities, increased funding and the establishment of unique in-house programs to support staff career progression,” Ms Powell told Australian Ageing Agenda.

“It is a privilege to have Julie Tansing in the People and Culture team, supporting the overall Resthaven strategic priorities. Her passion, energy and exceptional knowledge and skills is valued. Congratulations Julie on 20 years of outstanding service with Resthaven. We look forward to your continued contributions and teamwork.”

Main image: Julie Tansing

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