Karina is a finalist in the 2019 HESTA Australian Nursing & Midwifery Awards. She works at Concord Repatriation General Hospital in Concord, NSW.
Karina is recognised for her dedication to improving the health outcomes of patients with urological medical conditions.
Karina has devoted her career to caring for and treating patients with urological or continence management conditions and was the first practising Urology Nurse in NSW.
Karina has extensive clinical knowledge, expertise, and experience and plays a significant role in managing the urology services at Concord Repatriation General Hospital. In this role, Karina drew on her medical expertise to develop a comprehensive treatment service for surgical and clinical patients with urological conditions.
The service includes self-help groups, online patient and staff resources, and workshops for clinical staff, patients, and carers. Karina cares for patients holistically, treating them from diagnosis right through to symptom management, in addition to providing patient support even after they’ve been discharged from the hospital.
Karina has proven herself a leader in the field, developing educational resources, and a clinical framework for urological treatment in addition to effectively collaborating with colleagues, speciality care teams, patients, and families to ensure the very best health care outcomes.
Watch the awards online. Tune into Facebook live from 6.30pm AEST Friday 9 May 2019.