Zobelle Bautista is a Clinical Care Manager at Regis Whitfield in Queensland and has been a part of the Regis family for over five years. She’s worked at Regis in multiple roles, including Clinical Team Leader, Registered Nurse, Acting Clinical Manager and now Clinical Care Manager.
I completed my nursing degree in the Philippines in 2002 and started working as a Registered Nurse in one of our government hospitals. Following this, I migrated to New Zealand and eventually started working for a large aged care provider in Auckland.
Year 2006, I migrated to New Zealand and completed my Bridging course.
A very challenging but rewarding role.
I was attracted to working as a nurse in aged care because of the continuity of care and long-term healthcare support that is provided to the residents. There is an opportunity to make a real difference in someone’s life and that’s so important to me.
My family is my number one priority; having them by my side motivates me to work hard and do well within my role because my children look up to me and I want to inspire them to do well at school. My son now wants to work as a nurse when he grows up, which is very humbling.
Furthermore, my passion working as a nurse also motivates me on a daily basis. I love being a nurse and being part of a team that inspires me every day.
The amount of support you get every day from the top down to my colleagues has helped me to be the best person that I can. Regis Whitfield has been the best place I have ever worked!
As a Clinical Care Manager, I advocate for the resident’s wellbeing, provide them support and ensure that they receive high-quality clinical care.
Being a nurse means being compassionate. I have an incredible opportunity to empower my residents and their families with knowledge and support.
One of the BEST things about being an aged care nurse is the privilege of being with residents in some of their most vulnerable moments.
I realised a lot of things during the pandemic; the importance of family being together, constant communication and staying strong even if you aren’t feeling the best. The COVID-19 pandemic had a huge impact on my life because I lost my father in October 2020 and I could not be home with him to support my mum. He died without my brother and I by his side, so I empathised with my residents and their families when we were in lockdown and the borders were closed. It was a very difficult time, but because of the support system I received from my colleagues, my family and friends, it made it a lot easier for me to cope.
For me, prayer is a very powerful weapon especially when I feel down. I also spend time with my family and friends and once a fortnight get together and do karaoke. We love music; from my husband to my kids – they love to sing. Music helps me feel good, improves my mood and reduces stress.
Home to me – is safety and comfort.
A home is a place where there is a foundation of love, warmth and happy memories. For me, home is wherever my family is.
Meghan Jamieson, Regis Homecare Eastern Metro. My role is Registered Nurse and Client Service Manager.
My nursing career started with Regis. I was studying my Diploma of Nursing whilst working as an FSA at Regis Blackburn. I then heard about our Homecare business starting and applied for a transfer which was successful. I went on to study my Bachelor of Nursing whilst working as a Home Support Worker at Eastern Metro. When I graduated from my degree in 2019, I was promoted to Client Service Manager and Registered Nurse.
Providing the best possible care to keep clients living at home.
I am very passionate about keeping the elderly in their own home for as long as possible. I love how appreciative the elderly are to receive help, it’s such a good feeling.
Knowing I’m making a difference in my clients lives.
Regis consistently put the clients first, and that’s what I love about working for Regis. Regis really has a passion to care for elderly.
Clients are able to access services through homecare that allow them to maintain their independence and live at home for as long as possible
I love the ‘feel good’ feeling that comes with helping someone. The feeling of being able to help someone and reassure them, it’s what keeps me going everyday.
Do it! It’s such a rewarding career. The elderly are often so appreciative of any form of care they receive and it’s such a feel good moment when you can see the positive effect it’s having on someone’s life.
I worked as normal through the COVID-19 Pandemic, as our services were essential. In terms of the way our unit runs, not a lot has changed since the pandemic.
I have 2 beautiful dogs, both Kelpies. One is 5 months and one is 3 years. My morning ritual is to get up and walk them around the beautiful park behind my house. It makes for a great start to the day for both myself and the dogs!
Home to me is where you feel safe and comfortable. It’s where you have your creature comforts, the ones you love, and you can be yourself.