Curriculum Vitae

Oxley Qld 4075

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Twitter: @debfuller66




My career has revolved around nursing and community services. Over the years I have developed a strong interest in library management that I am now keen to pursue.


I am a highly motivated and competent person who is committed to excellence in all aspects of my working life. However it is my excellent communication and empathy skills, plus proven ability to quickly learn new systems and methods that I would view as my major attributes.


Education/training                 Report writing   Online Information Services

Assessment & planning         Community engagement             Client service

Communication/negotiation  Multidisciplinary teams Information management

Social media         Blogging      Presenting     Literature reviews and annotated bibliographies        Digital strategy




Masters in Information Science (Library and Information Practice)

Graduate Diploma in Information Science (Library and Information Practice)

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Environmental Studies

Registered Nurse, Manchester Royal Infirmary



NLS8: Attended conference and presented on Information Right for Prisoners

Information Programs

Online Information Services

Managing and Organising Collections

Information Management

ALIA Mini Conferences 2016 and 2017

State Library of Queensland Readers’ Advisory

Cultural Awareness Training

Research: Understanding and Improving Practice

Management: Leadership and Change

Preparation for Mentorship

Writing for Web Pages (

Time Management (

Research Support Services in Academic and Special Libraries

Research Based Practice

Emerging Technologies for Information Services

Management for Information Professionals

Information Retrieval

Copyright for Educators and Librarians


Digital Strategies

Born Digital

ALIA cataloguing basics

Research projects: Libraries in Prisons and Developing a Digital Strategy for a Special Library


Australian Libraries and Information Association

Run a Social Group


Reading, dogs, walking,  cooking, travel, arts and theatre


January 2017-Present


  • Healthy Options Australia
  • Managing the library for the mental health hub of the organisation
  • Duties include managing and posting to the social media accounts
  • Collection management including the archives
  • Collection and evaluation of statistics
  • Assisting staff, students, volunteer and clients with reference enquiries
  • Managing the journal club


November 2015-December 2016

Registered Nurse Division 1 Casual Pool

Brisbane Private Hospital

  • Cover for nursing shortages throughout the hospital
  • Manage, plan and implement the care for a group of patients
  • Ensure patient safety and comfort are maintained
  • Supervise and teach students and junior members of staff
  • Communicate with other members of staff/doctors and write reports


Key achievements

  • Working on my own and within a team to ensure the care of the patients assigned to me is of a high standard, often in a speciality and ward I am not overly familiar with
  • Going into a new area every day and having to orientate myself to the surroundings, Learning how to the use the computer system in the organisation, including online learning, clinical resources and online booking of services with minimal assistance of others and limited time to do so

2014-January 2016

Registered Nurse Division 1

Drake Medox Employment Agency


  • Cover for staffing shortages throughout hospitals and other organisations
  • Manage the care of a group of patients either on my own or as part of a team
  • Communicate with other members of the multi-disciplinary team and writing reports on a daily basis
  • Ensure the safety and comfort of the patients is maintained


Key achievements

  • Returning to ward based nursing after a nine year break with no orientation and little support and doing so effectively and safely. Asking questions of permanent staff when necessary and working within my scope of practice
  • Working in a new area every day and quickly establishing working relationships with the team members. Gaining trust of patient’s within my care who have met me for the first time and know that I am agency staff
  • Never getting visibly upset when I am cancelled at the last minute or sent home early, but looking at the bright side of an unexpected day off, rather than the loss of income


Registered Nurse Division 1

Queensland Health


  • Responsible for the care of up to 400 female offenders, some of whom are pregnant, both in a high security facility and low security community facility
  • Administration of medication, drug and alcohol withdrawal health assessment and triaging and emergency treatment
  • Many of the offenders also exhibited complex mental health issues

Key achievements

  • Assessing patients solely on what I could see and observe, rather than relying on what they said, as they often exaggerated to gain medication. This involved a different approach to nursing than what I had previously been used to
  • Being firm and assertive often to verbal aggression or emotional blackmail from offenders seeking extra medication or requesting an unwarranted medical certificate. Also being firm with correctional officers when questioning my professional judgment
  • Working in an emotionally stressful environment amongst strong personalities and maintaining my integrity and professionalism at all times. Supported more vulnerable members of staff experiencing difficulties adapting to the harsh environment





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