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Hi, I am Rebecca Paterson. I have over 27 years of nursing experience. I completed my Bachelor of Nursing in 1994, and I undertook my graduate year at Western Hospital, Victoria in 1995.
I moved to beautiful North Queensland in 1996. I worked for 11/2 years for the Far North Nursing Agency in a variety of areas including A&E, Theatre, Day Surgery, High Dependency Unit, Wards, Haemodialysis and Remote Area work (Normanton and Yarrabah).

In Mid-1997, I started working as a Registered Nurse in the Haemodialysis Unit at Cairns Base Hospital, providing care to patients requiring a machine to sustain life due to kidney failure. In 1998 I helped set up the first Haemodialysis Satellite Unit in Atherton Hospital. I gained skills as a Clinical Nurse, running the unit, responding to emergency situations and communication with patients, families and the health team to ensure patients received the best care possible.
I have had experience presenting at a Renal Society of Australasian conference and organised and presented education programs to patients, families and colleges. I have always felt it is extremely important to support and educate patients and their families to empower them to look after their health and to make informed decisions.

Due to having a young family, in 2008 I started to work at GP Practice (Amaroo Medical Centre) where I worked for 10 years. While there, I completed my Immunisation Course. The job involved child health and immunisations, looking after unwell patients, ECG, Spirometry, IV cannulation and infusions, Venesections, Diabetic and Asthma cycle of care, Aged care and disability Health Assessments, Continence assessment, GP Management Plans and team care arrangements, Coordinating DVA care, and assessing and referring patients for home help.

In 2018 I became CN of the Atherton Satellite unit for the 2nd time and in 2020 I completed my graduate certificate in Renal Nursing.

I love caring for patients and looking after their physiological, psychological, and social needs.

While doing all this, my husband and I started an Earthmoving business in 2000. Over the years this has bought a different set of skills, in order to run and maintain a successful small business on the Tablelands. Skills gained here have helped me grow both as a nurse and business woman. It is through these skills that I have decided to endeavour on a new venture in Nursing. I commenced a business known as ‘NQ Care to You’ located in Mareeba, North Queensland. My aim is to assist people with disabilities to live their best life.

I have first-hand experience caring for someone with a disability. In 2007 I started the Mareeba Autism Support Group and was president for 8 years it ran. I also volunteered at the Special Education Unit, at Mareeba State School. I have always had a positive approach, building on people's strengths and interests, and at all times trying to promote the fact that even though they have a disability they can do anything.

I am looking forward to working for you and your family. l enjoy caring for people, and I like to involve them in their care and educate them so they can make informed decisions about their own life and health.