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Jennie Williams

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I am a professional, mature, intuitive, highly motivated person with excellent communication (written and oral) My interpersonal skills are highly developed as are my organisational skills, conflict management skills and my ability to work both as part of a team and independently. As a registered nurse I have worked in a variety of areas, including Paediatrics, Theatre (Scrub, Recovery, Anaesthesia), Immunisation, Occupational Health, Doctors Rooms, and Clinical Research. My work experience has been diverse and has included the establishment of, and teaching of a Health Education Program for year 8 students in both public and private schools in metropolitan Adelaide. I have taught Film Making at Scotch College. Written and directed Educational medical films. Recent tertiary education has included study in the areas of film psychology, sociology. Study in film included both theory and production




Institution          Flinders University of SA
Degree               Arts
Major                  Film
Completed         1999 (GPA: HC/D)
Institution           Ashford Community Hospital
Certificate          Critical Care Certificate
Completed         1989
Institution           Flinders University of SA
Diploma             Diploma Applied Science (Nursing)
Completed         1984
Institution           Adelaide Children’s Hospital
Certificate          General Nursing
Completed         Oct 1977 
Secondary Education
School                          St Peters Collegiate Girls School
Completion Year:      1972
Employment History
Pain & Anaesthesia Research Clinic
Industry     Medical Research
Position    Study Coordinator
Key Responsibilities
Assist in the conduct of clinical research trials in association with unit study assistants.
Prepare for emergent studies, including resource allocation, patient or subject recruitment and source document preparation
Participate in clinical activities related to the conduct of clinical research studies, including blood taking, ECG, monitoring of vital signs, patient safety, identifying adverse events.
Maintain sponsor and unit files in accordance with sponsor requirements, SOP and ICH/GCP guidelines
Assist in staff training
CRF completion
Liaise with sponsors in relation to study conduct
Preparation of submissions to Research Ethics Committee
Ensure cost effective use of resources
Establish a subject Data Base
French Connection
Industry     Retail
Position    Manager
Key Responsibilities
Staff rosters
In sore training of staff as necessary
Provide excellent customer service and have expert knowledge of the product
Receiving of new stock, entering relevant information into computer
Organizing and running stock takes as required by head office
Achieve sales budgets and wages budget
Evaluate daily and weekly sales, merchandise stock to maximise sales
Maintain daily, weekly and monthly business reports
Participate in business and training meetings as required
2004 - 2006
Industry     Retail
Position    Sales Consultant
Key Responsibilities
Provide excellent customer service standards and have expert knowledge of the product.
Achieve sales budgets.
Participate in training meetings as required.
Women's and Children's Hospital
2004 - 2006
Industry     Health
Position    Registered Nurse Casual Pool
Nursing Australia
Industry        Health
Position       Casual Registered Nurse
Key Responsibilities
Provision of Nursing Care; responsibilities varied according to the client. Clients included Julia Farr Centre, College Grove Hospital, S.A. Law courts, Royal District Nursing
Maintaining a high level of professionalism and confidentiality
Wakefield Hospital
2002 - 2005
Industry        Health
Position        Registered Nurse
Key Responsibilities
Provision of total nursing care of allocated patients. Including pre and postoperative care of patients undergoing cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery and general surgery
Care of monitored patients, patients with diabetes, chronic obstructive airways disease, patients of varying dependencies
ECG assessment
Working as part of a team
Accurate reporting and documentation
Participation in staff development, quality initiatives, and a knowledge of Quality Assurance programme.
Respect and maintain the rights and privacy of individuals in the health care setting
Be flexible in work practices, and work within a changing environment
Recognise and manage conflict in a mutually acceptable manner
Establish objectives, targets, meet deadlines and work with minimal supervision Knowledge of the legal responsibilities required by the Nurses Board of South Australia (e.g. restraint, drug administration, drug calculations)
Pfizer Pharmaceuticals
January 2002 – December 2002
Industry        Pharmaceuticals
Position        Disease Management Representative
Key Responsibilities
To heighten the awareness and use of Patient Support Programs to General Practitioners for patients who were prescribed Lipitor or Norvasc
Detailed knowledge of the Cardiovascular system and associated disease processes
An understanding of relevant research papers and the application of that research to the medical practitioners particular practice
Liasing with Reception and Nursing staff.
Presentations to Doctors, singly and in groups
Management of a specified territory and of allocated resources
Maintenance of data base
Development of strong relationships with general practitioners
Call planning and reporting
Working independently and as a part of a team
Country Road (Unley)
June 2001 – January 2002
Industry        Retail
Position        Sales Consultant
Key Responsibilities
Promotion of Children’s Wear so as to increase sales in the South West Region and the local community’s recognition of the Country Road Children’s Label
 Design a Marketing Plan for Children’s Wear (CW)
 Create and maintain a data base of CW customers
and maintain written and telephone contact      
Provide excellent customer service standards and have expert knowledge of the product at all times working as a member of a team
Scotch College
Feb. 1999 – 2001
Industry        Education (Performing Arts)
Position        Tutor in Film making.
Key Responsibilities
Tutoring year 9 – 11 students in aspects of film making
including how to use a digital video camera, framing and composition of shots, basic script writing for film, documentary making, and editing on a Macintosh
computer using IMovie or Final-cut Pro.
Encourage students to complete a short film for entry into film competitions
Write end of Semester reports
Specialist Medical Rooms
1988 - 2000
Dr Randolph Williams (General Surgeon)
Position:    Practice Manager/ Casual Registered Nurse
Key Responsibilities
Financial management of the Practice
Assisting with minor surgical procedures
Care of equipment
Patient advice
Reception work, filing, typing, accounts, booking operating lists
Specialist Medical Rooms
Dr David Cullum
Occupational Health Physician
August 1995 - 1997
Position:   Casual Registered Nurse
Key Responsibilities
Assisting with Nerve Conduction Studies
Observation and care of Patients
Care of equipment
Adelaide University Medical Centre
Position:   Casual Practice Nurse
Key Responsibilities
Immunisations, Health Checks, Counselling
Maintenence of patient files
Puddleduck Designs
1994 - 1996
Industry Children’s Fashion
Position:   Sales Consultant
Key Responsibilities
Establish and maintain a  client base
Home presentations of Children’s Fashions
Assist clients to co-ordinate clothing and accessories
Recruit sales consultants
Feb. 1990 - Jun. 1994
Industry   Healthcare / Medical
Position:        Health Educator.
Key Responsibilities
Establish and maintain a Health Education Program in South Australia for Tambrands, manufacturers of Tampax tampons.
Market the Tambrands Education Program to both public and private high schools
Work autonomously
Maintain an accurate record of contacts in each school and complete monthly statistics
Lecture to year 8 male and female students
Set and achieve annual targets of number of students to lecture
Review targets 3 monthly, with an aim to increasing the number of students lectured.
Attend interstate training conferences
I eventually resigned from this position, after training a replacement educator in order to care for my children and complete a University degree.
St Andrews, Abergeldie Hospital
1989 – 1994
Industry        Health
Position        Registered Nurse (Casual)
Key Responsibilities
Patient care and safety in the operating theatre
Management of individual operating lists including Oral Surgery, Opthalmology, Gynaecology, General and Plastic Surgery.
Work effectively in a team environment with nurses and medical practitioners to provide excellent care to patients.
Provide excellent service to each individual surgeon, adapting as necessary to his or her individual ways of practice.
Maintaining recognised standards of health care
Ashford Community Hospital
1986 – 1992
Industry        Health
Position        Registered Nurse (Casual)
Key Responsibilities
As above.
Adelaide Children's Hospital
Industry     Health
Position    Nurse Educator, School of Nursing
Key Responsibilities
Classroom and clinical education of 1st Year Nurses.
(I Left this position to have my first child)
Charing Cross Hospital
Industry     Health
Position    Paediatric Staff Nurse in a unit that catered for neonates through to
                   adolescents, including care of intubated patients.
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Industry     Health
Position    Staff Nurse, Cardio (Agency) thoracic Ward.
                   Care of ventilated post operative cardiac patients
Film Credits
This is My Button  (Researcher, Writer and Director)
2000 (25 mins)
Information video for parents of children with a "Button". Produced for the Gastroenterology Department of the Women’s & Children’s
Listen & Learn (Producer, Camera, Editor)
2001 (20mins)
Training video for therapists of children with disabilities. Produced for the Cripples Children’s Association.
Glass Walls (Writer, Director, Editor)
2000 (8mins)
A short film showing how a young woman who is depressed views the world she lives in.
Policy Document relating to Children Undergoing Anaesthesia  (Co-author)
An educational document for professionals.                      
Anaesthesia and Your Child (Co-author)
An information pamphlet for caregivers of children who are to have an anaesthetic.
Leadership Roles
President of the South Australian Branch of the Association for the Welfare of Children in Hospital
Member Consumer Consultation Committee for the Women’s’ & Children’s’ Hospital in Adelaide
Deputy Chairman, Highgate Schools Council (1989)
Chairman, Highgate Schools Council (1990,91,92)
Parent representative on Principal Selection Panel for Highgate Primary School Principal
Member Highgate Fund-raising Committee. (3 years) Organising 3 major fund raising events each year.
Member Burnside War Memorial Hospital Foundation - Corporate fund-raising
Member Friends of St. Peters College Committee (2 years)
Fund-raising and organising functions and events for the juunior school community.
Computer and Typing Skills
WPM: 50-60
MS Office Intermediate
Adobe Premiere: Intermediate
Finalcut Pro: intermdiiate
Media 100: Intermediate
Photo Shop: Intermediate
SPPS: Intermediate

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