Linzi is the Nurse Unit Manager for The NELUNE Centre, situated on the ground floor of The Kinghorn Cancer Centre. The NELUNE Centre is an outpatient treatment unit which provides high quality care for people with oncology and haematology disorders. Most of our cancer patients who receive chemotherapy are treated in the centre.
Linzi is responsible for the coordination of service provision to patients within the unit. Paramount to her practice is to ensure that both staff and patients are part of a safe and secure environment. Throughout her professional life Linzi endeavours to maintain a high standard of conduct within the unit that reflects the mission and values of The Sisters of Charity and she encourages her staff to do the same.
Linzi has been responsible for successfully leading and directing the Improved Patient and Staff Experience Project in the unit, which resulted in many positive changes to practice. Linzi is also proactive in Human Resource Management related tasks, such as identifying current and future skill mix for rostering requirements and ensuring compliance with Human Resource policies and directives to ensure the highest standards of care are maintained. Linzi has a strong interest in Human Resources and change management and has been responsible for driving change when processes were examined in preparation for the move into The Kinghorn Cancer Centre.
Linzi studied nursing at The University of Leeds, England, where she gained her Diploma in Higher Education in Adult Nursing. Linzi then went on to work in Haematology and BMT as a Registered Nurse at St James University Hospital, England. In 2004, Linzi relocated to Sydney to work at St Vincent’s Hospital. Linzi completed Haematology & Haemopoietic Cell Transplantation, through distance education with The College of Nursing, in 2007. Linzi then completed her Graduate Certificate in Cancer Nursing from The College of Nursing in 2008.
Beginning her career as a Registered Nurse, Linzi went on to progress to Clinical Nurse Specialist, before being provided the opportunity to work as a Clinical Nurse Consultant in Haematology and Oncology. Since April 2011 Linzi has been the Nurse Unit Manager for The NELUNE Centre. She has worked in a number of roles within the Haematology, BMT and Oncology units, both in the United Kingdom and Australia for over 11 years.