Friday, September 14, 2007

Steve's Last day at ADHB

Today is Steve's last day working with Auckland District Health Board.
He has been working with them now for just over 12 years.
In that time he has started in the Operating Rooms and ended in the IS Department.

He originally started as a Staff Nurse in Theatres, he then also took on the Anaesthetic Technician Role. Through doing this he was one of the people that assisted in getting Auckland Hospital all set up for the start of doing Liver Transplants within New Zealand in 1998. (Would you believe he was also involved with the first heart transplant as well in about 1987)

In 1999 he became one of the Nurse Educator's within the Operating Rooms, this then lead to him being seconded to a project within the IS department to look at the computer programme they were planning on implementing to capture the data within the Operating Room. As a senior person with the OR's he was an ideal person to represent the OR's on the project.
Unfortunately Steve never went back to the OR's because when the project finally finished he secured the position of Functional Support Person for the programme.

So Steve has spent the last 4+ years looking after PIMS (the computer programme from iSoft, not the drink!) or iPms as it is now known as.

It is through doing Pims that Steve has obtained the position down in Hamilton.
They have just implemented Pims within their hospital but have not gone live with the Theatre Module of it, that is Steve's job.
So rather than being on the team this time, Steve is going to lead the team.

I know he will miss ADHB, it has been a big chunk of his working life for so long. He has met some wonderful people along the way (including me and look where that lead him!)

This is Steve's farewell to all at work:
'The time has come now to say goodbye as this day is my last at ADHB.
I have spent 12 years working here starting at MBOR as a Staff Nurse to a Charge Nurse to a Anaesthetic Tech to a Nurse Educator to the IS department.
I have had experiences here that only ADHB could supply such as being involved as a Tech for the First Liver Transplant, involved with the change programme to install iPMs theatre and build a new hospital.
I wish to thank all I have met for the fun times as well as the stressful ones.
I am off to Waikato District Health board to help in installing the iPMs theatre module to their hospital.
All the best.'

So I am sure everyone will join me in wishing him all the best in Hamilton.
They can all buy him drinks at dinner tonight.

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