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Bupa Appoints a Nurse Practitioner Intern

Bupa Appoints a Nurse Practitioner Intern

Bupa Care Services has appointed Claire Mooney as Nurse Practitioner Intern. Mooney will work in both a national and Auckland specific role. Nationally she will contribute to Clinical Governance assisting with policy development and the professional development of Bupa’s 300+ qualified nurses. She will lead care and clinical practice initiatives that will improve outcomes for residents.

In her Auckland focussed role she will work closely with the 12 Auckland care homes – providing collaborative clinical nurse specialist support to the qualified nurses and clinical leads.

Her specialist interest areas are dementia care, end of life care in residential environments and advanced care planning, nutrition for quality of life and emotional care and counselling for older people. Well placed for the role Mooney is an RN, DipNS, BSc, PGDip Ger N and is based in the Auckland support office as a member of the Quality and Risk team reporting to Gina Langlands General Manager of Quality of Risk.

“People are interested to know what it is that I will be doing exactly,” states Mooney “As the concept of Nurse Practitioners within the private aged care sector is a relatively new and very welcome development in New Zealand.”

Claire completed her nurse training at Queens University and the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland. She then went on to graduate from University College Dublin with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 2002, and attended Trinity College Dublin to study for a Postgraduate Diploma in Gerontological Nursing in 2004.

Claire has held various roles in the field of Gerontology for the past 13 years. She had the opportunity to work as a Clinical Nurse Manager in an Alzheimer’s clinical trial and spent time in the Cognitive Studies Clinic in St James’s Hospital in Dublin. She then moved into a role as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Gerontology in the residential sector in Ireland. In September 2010 Claire moved to New Zealand and worked for ADHB as a gerontology Nurse and Needs Assessor. Claire joined Bupa in April 2011 as Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Practitioner Intern.

“The role is an educational, clinical, advisory resource and it is hoped that it will lead to many improvements in how we, as healthcare professionals, deliver care in partnership with our colleagues in DHBs, our partners in Medicine, and the wider multidisciplinary team.” said Mooney.


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