Linda Riddell knows a thing or two about climbing the ladder at GV Health.
Starting as a registered nurse in the special care nursery on a three-month contract, she then transitioned into a role as the Paediatric Unit Manager where she stayed for eight years.
Now in her role as After-Hours Hospital Manager, she is responsible for the safety of the staff and patients at the Graham Street campus when executives go home.
“We look after the whole hospital, if there’s any issues with staffing, patients, or equipment, we are the go-to people after hours,
“There’s a team of about seven of us and we work a 24/7-hour roster which means we work day, afternoon and night shifts,” she said.
Linda said she loves that no two days of work are the same.
“I love the challenges of the job, in my role I get to see a lot of different things at the hospital, which is good,
“It’s fantastic to see people who have grown throughout the organisation as well, so in this job and working at GV Health you get to meet all different staff across different departments- I love it,” she said.
GV Health Interim Talent Acquisition Manager, Maddi Baker said GV Health supports staff through professional development, career progression and education.
“Our health service offers a variety of roles from entry level through to advanced practice,” she said.
This has been evident with Linda as she says the opportunities at GV Health are endless.