GAIL Buiatti is excited about returning to the “coal face” of nursing.
With a resume boasting more than 40 years industry experience, Ms Buiatti has been named as the new director of clinical services at the Pioneers Lodge.
Ms Buiatti said she was keen to take a hands-on role at the Griffith aged care facility.
However, don’t expect too many drastic changes.
“If it’s not broken, you don’t need to fix it,” she said.
“Pioneer has an excellent reputation for high quality care.
“The Griffith community is so lucky to have this facility.”
Ms Buiatti’s impressive list of credentials includes masters degrees in nursing and health services management.
The nursing veteran spent the past 20 years at the Hay District Hospital and developed good relationships with patients.
However, Ms Buiatti was ready for a new challenge.
Her final decade had been “on the desk” and she jumped at the chance to have a more hands-on role in Griffith.
Ms Buiatti’s list of priorities includes maintaining high
quality care for patients, their families and Pioneer Lodge staff.
She compares her position to a “mother’s role”.
“It’s just looking after the residents – it’s looking after their families too,” she said.
“It’s about getting the right care and we want to provide the staff with good care.
“It’s tender, loving care in a safe environment.”
Ms Buiatti said she was supported by a local board of directors and chief executive officer.
“I feel like I have a lot to offer this community,” she said.
“I look forward to getting back a lot as well.”