November 26, 2021

Northern Health welcomes new Emergency Department NUM

We recently welcomed new Emergency Department Nurse Unit Manager, Tanya Davis, to Northern Health.

Tanya joined us from Epworth Camberwell, where she was the Nurse Unit Manager for the Hospital Coordinator Team. Prior to her appointment, Tanya worked clinically within Emergency Departments both in Darwin and Melbourne, across both public and private sectors.

In addition, Tanya worked as a Flight Nurse for CareFlight International and served as a Nursing Officer in the Australian Defence Force, bringing with her diverse, clinical and leadership skills to her new role.

“I spent several years as a Nursing Officer in the Army which was in Victoria, Brisbane and Darwin, including a short deployment to PNG, along with working as a Regimental Nursing Officer to an Infantry Battalion, and in an Indigenous Infantry Battalion as well,” she said.

“I had the opportunity to work for CareFlight International whereby I transferred critically ill patients from overseas, as well as interstate, in a jet with myself and a Registrar as the medical crew. I have also worked in several Nursing Management roles as well, and completed my Masters in Health Leadership and Management last year,” she explained.

Tanya was keen to return to Northern Health after having worked here in the past.

“I worked at Northern Health in Emergency several years ago, and it was the busiest ED in Victoria then. The people at the Northern who I worked with were an amazing group of nurses, and so it was with great joy I could come back in a leadership role to work with them again,” she said.

Tanya is looking forward to settling into her new role, with a key focus on staff recruitment and development.

“My main focus at the moment is staff recruitment and the leadership development of the ANUM team, with ongoing review of how we do business and looking at how we can do it better as a part of the greater ED team and the Emergency Services Division,” she explained.

“I am someone who enjoys a challenge and seeing positive change occur so that we can improve staff safety and the patient experience.”